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congratulations on your decision to attend colorado mesa university. our on-campus experience offers students a unique opportunity to make connections within the college community. as students move away from home, they find another home on campus. our size and proximity quickly give students a sense of belonging, no matter if you are living on the south end of campus or on the north end of campus. the residence halls offer the convenience of hassle free living.

there are no separate bills to pay, no dishes or grocery shopping (when on a meal plan) and no hunting for parking — you’re already here! the on-campus experience is vital to your college success. national studies show that students living on campus are more likely to complete college, get involved, have positive faculty relations and student friendships and feel better about their overall college experience.

we are glad you chose colorado mesa university. let us know if we can answer any questions.

our vision

cmu residence life serves the students, residents, and community through support, collaboration, and educational mentorship at every step of our process. we aim to foster innovative, holistic student growth through a positive, inclusive environment.

residency policy

colorado mesa university is committed to the success of our students. knowing that students who live on campus and engage in activities have a greater success rate for graduation and maintain higher gpa's, cmu requires students who have earned less than 60 credit hours and are under the legal drinking age to live on campus, subject to room availability and unless approved for an exemption.

we encourage our residents to purchase personal property insurance!

college plus is the premier personal property insurance plan specifically designed for college students. make sure you have the best coverage available to protect your valuable personal items this semester. nssi offers comprehensive coverage options to fit any budget!

hot topics from res life 

winter break mail information:

  • if you will be gone for break, please make sure to change your mailing address. we cannot forward mail.
  • no deliveries november 26-29
  • november 30-december 10 deliveries to your residence hall as normal
  • december 11-december 18 deliveries to residence life office
  • no deliveries december 19- january 3
  • january 4-17th deliveries to residence life office
  • january 18th resume regular deliveries to your residence hall

please see the university's safe together, strong together planning initiative for a safe return this fall.

covid-19 protocol: if you start to feel ill

looking for your dorm room essentials? check out our linens program through on campus market. 

residence life community guidelines and conduct process learn more about the expectations for our community and the conduct process.

adulting guide: i'm on my own, now what?

eligible students who apply for housing will automatically receive the mesa county housing scholarship. no need to fill out a separate scholarship application!

what should i bring to my residence hall?

important dates: 

the spring 2021 and fall 2021 housing application and exemption request will open on november 2nd.


our mission

through our dedication to relationships and continued ethic of care, residence life will:

  • model our passion for student development through commitment, inclusivity and compassion.
  • invite students to actively take responsibility for creating their identity and community.
  • challenge our students to achieve academic and personal excellence.


You at cmu

a well-being hub that connects you to our campus and online resources.

discover the you portal