Places to Live

At DU, you have a variety of housing options, all within walking distance of class. While you must live on campus for the first two years, you may choose to stay after that for the convenience and community. From singles and doubles to suites and apartments, we have you covered.

But residence life is not just about room size and location. Housing & Residential Education staff will set you up to have fun together and will support you no matter where you live. And please check out DU's specialty housing. From Living & Learning Communities for First Years to the All-Gender and Collegiate Recovery Communities, there's a place for everyone. 

Start by finding places to live by your school year or type of housing community.

Find a Place to Live

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Find Your Peeps in a Living & Learning Community

First Years who join a Living & Learning Community pursue their passions together, develop lasting friendships, and get a clear picture of what's ahead. 

 

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Residence Halls for First Years

Welcome to DU! All First Years live in one of these three residence halls. Each hall is comprised of double rooms, so you'll have a roommate. Once you receive your room assignment, get acquainted with your new building here. 

Johnson-McFarlane Hall

Johnson-McFarlane Hall

Johnson-McFarlane Hall, or J-Mac, is our smallest residence hall and steps away from STEM and Lamont classes. You'll love the "J-Mac Beach," a lawn area where students play Frisbee, catch some rays, and just hang out to people watch.

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Centennial Halls

Centennial Halls

Centennial Halls, or just Halls, is our largest residence hall for First Years. It's next door to Ritchie Center and close to the light rail station, Sturm Hall and Community Commons. Enjoy excellent dining in your own building, and catch a movie in the plush lounge. 

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Dimond Family Residential Village

Dimond Family Residential Village

Opened in 2020, the Dimond Family Residential Village, or DFRV, is close to Community Commons, Sturm Hall, and Anderson Academic Commons. You'll live with fellow First Years in your pod, a community within a community.

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Residence Halls for Second Years

Rising Second Years go through the room selection process in the spring. You'll choose who you want to live with and where you want to live. You have three residence hall options. Learn about them here. 

Nelson Hall

Nelson Hall

At Nelson Hall, you'll be part of a large community of second-year students. Nelson is near Anderson Academic Commons and many academic buildings. Each suite has two to four bedrooms and suite mates share a bathroom. 

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Nagel Hall

Nagel Hall

Nagel Hall is next to Nelson and near many academic buildings and Anderson Academic Commons. You'll live in a suite with two double rooms or an apartment with a kitchen, living room, and four single rooms. 

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Centennial Towers

Centennial Towers

Centennial Towers, or just Towers, is all suites and located on the north end of campus. It is close to Ritchie Center, Interstate 25 and the light rail station. Each suite has two bedrooms and a shared bathroom and kitchen.

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Apartments for Third & Fourth Years

After your two-year live-on requirement, you're free to live off campus. But many rising Third and Fourth Years decide to stay on campus for the convenience and community. Each of these apartment buildings is centrally located. And you're likely to find a unit configuration that fits you and your friends. 

Ridgeline Apartments

Ridgeline Apartments

Ridgeline is very close to the Ritchie Center athletic facilities. Interstate 25 and the light rail station are nearby too. You'll live in a one or two bedroom unit with a kitchen, living room, and bathroom.

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University Lofts

University Lofts

University Lofts is a short walk to the Daniels College of Business and Anderson Academic Commons. You can live alone or with friends. University Lofts has studios, two bedrooms, and four bedrooms, including four bedroom lofts. 

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University Place Apartments

University Place Apartments

University Place Apartments is also close to Ritchie Center, Interstate 25, and the light rail station. You'll live in a one bedroom, single occupancy unit, or a two bedroom unit with single occupancy per bedroom. 

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Want to Live Off Campus?

After your two-year live-on requirement, you have many off-campus options.

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Transfer Student Housing

We're glad you've chosen DU to continue your education! Housing & Residential Education (HRE) will help you get acclimated and thrive. You'll live in Centennial Towers, known as Towers, or join the Transfer Living Community, or TLC, where you'll build your social network and enjoy live-in Resident Assistant support. TLC members live in Transfer House, which is in the center of campus.

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Apartments for Graduate Students

You can be busy day and night. So why not live on campus and save commuting time? Nothing beats going home for lunch and a nap before heading back to class or lab. Lynn Marie and Summit Apartments are on the north end of campus, steps from the Ritchie Center athletic facilities and close to Anderson Academic Commons and many academic buildings. Lynn Marie has one and two bedroom units, while Summit is all one bedrooms. Apartments are furnished, so you can move right in. 

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Fraternity & Sorority Housing

As a member of a DU fraternity or sorority, you may be looking forward to living with your fellow members in a fraternity or sorority facility. While Fraternity & Sorority Life works with all DU fraternities and sororities, nine have a relationship to DU Housing. The housing facilities of four are DU owned and/or operated, and five are privately owned and/or operated. Check the Fraternity & Sorority Housing page to see if your fraternity or sorority house is on the list. 

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Specialty Housing Communities

DU offers more specialty housing communities than most schools because we want you to have the opportunity to live, study and have fun with people who share your interests, passions, and career goals. If you want to get involved in student life from your first day and make lifelong friends, one of these communities could be right for you.

Specialty Housing Community

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Johnson - McFarlane Hall

Centennial Halls

Dimond Family Residential Village

All-Gender Community (Second Years) Nelson Hall

Transfer Living Community

Transfer House

Collegiate Recovery Community

Mesa Apartments