Residence Life

Welcome to Your Home Away From Home!

Going away to college is an exciting and sometimes challenging time in your life. Daily schedules, familiar people and the comforts of home are replaced by new routines, places and faces. This is why your residence hall community is such an important part of college life. The friendships you build with your roommate and neighbors provide a strong support system during your college years (and often throughout life!). The residence hall programs that you attend and the provided services will help you succeed in Western's exciting on-campus living community.

Western State Colorado University values the on campus living experience so highly that first and second year students are required to live in the residence halls. All other students are encouraged to live in on campus housing as well in order to participate in the great campus community and to gain the full Western experience. We have designed this website to answer your questions about on campus living at Western. Links will take you to pages describing our mission, our staff, our residence halls, our policies and the housing application processes. We encourage you to become familiar with the information provided here.

If we can provide additional assistance, please contact us directly at 970.943.2101.

Tips for Moving In and Getting Settled (and setting up your cable TV connection!)

Residence Life Frequently Asked Questions

Staying Safe On-Campus

Hall Closing and Opening Dates

Beginning of the Academic Year: New Students Move In: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 9:00am-2:00pm, Returning Students: Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 9:00am-5:00pm

Thanksgiving Break CLOSING: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 5:00pm, OPENING: Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 9:00am

Winter Break CLOSING: Friday, December 18, 2015 by Noon, OPENING: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9:00am

Spring Break CLOSING: Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:00pm, OPENING: Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 9:00am

End of the Academic Year: For non-graduating students all residence halls and apartments close on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 5:00pm. Students will be expected to checkout no later than 24 hours after their last final exam or by the aforementioned date, whichever comes first.

For graduating students, all residence halls and apartments close on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 12:00pm.

Looking to stay during Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break or Spring Break?

  1. All standard residence halls are closed during Winter break. Only the apartments will remain open to those students who request and receive permission to stay. Therefore, residents living in the residence halls are not eligible to apply for Winter Break housing. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  2. A few weeks before break your Resident Advisor will post a sign-up sheet for residents who with to stay during break: please sign-up and provide the necessary information.  All residents who wish to stay during eligible breaks must sign-up with their Resident Advisor.

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