Housing Renewals

Love living at UCCS? We would be delighted to have you back on campus next year! Current residents who want to return to housing for the next academic year need to submit a new housing application via the online housing portal to secure housing for future academic year terms. You DO NOT need to repay the fees again, just resubmit the online application. You will also be able to select your room space via the online application as well during the room selection period.

What is the Renewal and Room Selection Period?

Renewals and room selection are your opportunity to sign up for next academic year's housing (Fall 2024-Spring 2025).  Current residents get priority in choosing their housing for the next academic yearr.  You have the option of either choosing to stay exactly where you are currently assigned (if eligible) or selecting a new room. This includes residents in first-year housing who would like to live in the apartments next year. Just a note that if you reside in a room suite that is not eligible for renewal, you will receive an email from letting you know. 

Renewal How-To Session:

This is the housing renewal presentation from last academic year. It was presented on February 28, 2023. It will give you a general outline of how the renewal process works, but the dates vary slightly from year to year. Keep an eye on your UCCS student email for more information on upcoming renewal presentations.

In general, returning residential students should follow these guidelines:

  • The housing application for the next academic year will go live on the portal on December 1, 2023.
  • Room Renewal and selection generally takes place during the month of March. Apply for housing before then to be eligible to select a room for next academic year.
  • Students who have re-applied for housing but not participated in room self-selection will be assigned to a room on April 1. 


You may go online and complete the application prior to your renewal to get it out of the way beginning December 1st, or you can choose to complete it when you go online to select your room space.  You may access the application on these two days if it is your intention to book your current room again for next year.


The room self-selection period is separated out and based on your seniority. If you want the same room for next year as you have this year, you will need to sign on to the application during your lottery time slot and select your new room space.  Your lottery time will be assigned based on your status as outlined below.  

If you want to select a new room for next year, the renewal timeline is broken down as follows:

  1. Students with 60+ earned credit hours as of the end of Fall 2023 select first.
  2. Students with 30-59 credit hours as of the end of Fall 2023 select second.
  3. All other returning residents can select last.

If you go through your room selection and decide you aren’t happy with the room you selected, you can opt to change your room during the room swap period.

Students who reside in the apartments are not required to have a meal plan. If you desire to request a meal plan for next year, you will be able to indicate this when you renew housing for an assignment in the apartments.  Should you choose to stay in VAV or Summit, you will automatically receive an all-access meal plan included with your room rate. 

*Please note: the credit hours are based on completion at the end of Fall '23 semester


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Direct questions to Angela Storck