Colorado Mesa University

Apply for Housing

Application Process

Students are encouraged to apply early for housing. Applications are given priority based on the date the completed application is received.

A completed housing application includes:

  • Application
  • Residence Hall and Dining Contract
  • Residence Hall deposit

To Apply Online for Housing

Once you’ve been accepted by the Admissions Office, log in to MAVzone to apply online for fall or spring housing. Go to the "College Life" tab, click the "Log-on to MyHousing" button and then select "Apply Online." Your MAVzone username and password are assigned when you are admitted and are mailed to you in your admit letter from the Admissions Office. If you have forgotten your password, call the IT Helpdesk, 970.248.2111.

If you wish to apply for housing before being accepted, fax or mail in a printed application and housing contract.

After Applying

Application confirmations are sent via email to the student's CMU email account and regular mail within two weeks of when the application is received. Students are advised to login to their MyHousing page to review and update their personal and living preferences as well as view upcoming room assignment processes.

Room Preferences and Assignment Process

Incoming students for fall are assigned using an automated matching process based on the hall preference and roommate matching criteria from the application. Hall preferences are not guaranteed, so include multiple choices on the application. Room assignments will be sent out in early May.

Assignments for students starting in the fall are posted to MAVzone and emailed to students in early summer. Letters are also sent through regular mail.

Incoming students for spring are assigned using an automated matching process. Assignment notifications are sent mid-December for the following spring term. Housing assignment details for all students can be viewed on MyHousing.

Residency Policy

Colorado Mesa University has a required on-campus residency policy. All first-year and second-year students who are single, under 21 years of age and not residing with their parents within 50 miles of campus are required to live on-campus, provided that space is available. Any exceptions to this policy must be submitted to Residence Life with appropriate documentation and then approved by the Director of Residence Life.

For those wanting specific, mutual roommates, please apply together, identifying the student's name on both applications.

Assignments are based on the date of receipt of the housing application, required deposit, application fee and the Residency Hall and Dining Contract. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request.