Summer Housing

Summer is a fantastic time of year at Western! Gunnison and Crested Butte are in full bloom, and there are many things to do, like...

And, of course, when you live on campus, you can expect to be a part of an awesome residential community. Students wishing to stay on campus for the summer are housed in the Chipeta apartments. This allows students to have the independence of an apartment setting with all of the best aspects of a small community. 

Summer Housing Policies

There will be one and two bedroom options for Summer 2018.

  1. One bedroom unit in Chipeta - $2,340.00
  2. Two bedroom unit in Chipeta - $2,100.00

For more information or to apply for Summer Housing, contact Residence Life at 970.943.2101 or

Students not living on campus for the fall will be required to check out by 5 p.m. on Aug. 3, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you move out by this date, your housing lease will be pro-rated. If you do not move out by this date, you will be assessed an amount equal to 25 percent of the entire Academic Year contract period and forfeit your housing deposit. If you have signed up to live on campus for the fall and decide to cancel your housing, you will be assessed 25 percent of the entire Academic Year contract period and forfeit your housing deposit.

Rates are based on a 15 week semester. Students staying for just one session, moving off campus, or taking a modular course during the summer will be charged on a pro-rate basis from May 5, 2018.

Continuing students who lived on campus during spring semester do not need to submit a $100 housing deposit. The deposit you have on file will secure your summer housing assignment. The office of Residence Life will notify you when you can move into your summer apartment if it is different than your current assignment. Please be prepared to complete your move from your spring assignment to your summer assignment within 48 hours of notification.

A written cancelation received before May 4, 2018 will release students from their summer housing obligation, but they will forfeit the $100 housing deposit. Students who cancel their summer housing contract after May 4, 2018 will be assessed the entire 2018 summer rate.

Returning Students not registered for summer classes at Western may live on campus for the summer, provided they are registered as a full time student for the fall 2018 semester, based on availability.

All Western Colorado University and Residence Life policies are in effect for the summer. Click here to access the Student Handbook.

For questions about the Summer Residence Life Program, please contact the Office of Residence Life at or 970.943.2101.