• Residence Life FAQs

    How and when can I apply for University housing?
    You must be admitted to CCU before you can apply for housing. Once you've been admitted, you should submit your housing application, housing lease, and housing deposit as quickly as possible. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 1 (for fall applicants) or December 1 (for spring applicants). See the Admitted Student Checklist for details on submitting the necessary forms and your housing deposit.
    Is housing available for married students?
    CCU does not offer housing for married students on campus. However, the Lakewood area has many apartments, townhouses, and homes near campus that are available for rent.
    Is on-campus housing co-ed?
    CCU housing is not co-ed. All apartments (bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and bathroom) are single-gender. Freshman stairwells consisting of six apartments are grouped together as single-gender stairwells. In upperclassmen housing apartments are single-gender but male and female apartments may be on the same floor. However, visitation policies help minimize the time men and women spend in opposite-gender apartments. For visitation policies, please see the Student Handbook (PDF).
    What is the difference between my housing application and the housing lease?
    Your submission of the housing application and housing deposit indicates that you plan to live on campus. The date the Residence Life Office receives your housing application and deposit also determines your priority date for obtaining housing information. The housing lease is a legally binding document that secures your place in University housing. Once you sign and submit the lease you are committed to living in University housing unless you choose not to come to Colorado Christian University.
    How much do housing and meal plans cost each semester?
    Visit our Tuition website for room and board rates.
    Should I return my lease if I am not sure I will be attending CCU?
    Yes. You will only be held responsible for the lease if you attend Colorado Christian University. If you decide not to attend CCU, you should notify the Residence Life Office as soon as you make that decision.
    When do the residence halls open and close for the year?
     Check out the Semester Calendar for important housing dates.
    How can I cancel my housing lease? Will I receive my housing deposit refund?
    Once a lease is signed and returned, it is binding for the academic year. Release from this lease and its full academic year obligations will only be granted if the student does not enroll in classes on CCU's Lakewood campus during the academic year. Release will not be granted to live in any other type of non-University housing including private homes or other places of residence off campus. If a student does not enroll in classes on CCU's Lakewood campus, they can cancel the lease by sending the University a letter. The letter must include the student's identification number and the reason for cancellation.

    You can expect your housing deposit to be refunded six to eight weeks after we have received your notice of cancellation. Fall applicants will be refunded in full if they notify the Residence Life Office in writing by June 1. If you notify the Residence Life Office after June 1 but before July 15, you will receive a 50 percent refund.
    Can I move my belongings into my room before I am ready to move in?
    No, you may not move anything into your room prior to the start date of your housing lease. (See above question.)
    What are the requirements for appliances in my room?
    The University provides all major appliances, including the oven, refrigerator, and in upperclassmen units, microwaves and washers/dryers. For more information on additional appliances that are allowed or restricted, see the Student Handbook (PDF).
    Are pets allowed?
    No pets are allowed in on-campus housing except fish.
    Is cable television available?
    Cable is provided in Waite, Harwood, and Yetter Halls and the Peaks Apartments, and is covered by the housing costs.
    What happens if I don't use up all of my meals or dining dollars by the end of the semester?
     Unused meals and dining dollars are not refundable, as they are part of your contract meal plan and expire at the end of the semester. Meals and dining dollars will not be transferred from the fall semester to the spring semester either.
    Where can I do laundry?
    There is a laundry room for all first-year residents located in Yetter Hall with washers and dryers. All Peaks apartments have a washer/dryer provided by the University. 
    Can I stay in my room over breaks?
    Residents are not allowed to stay in the halls over winter break, unless special permission is granted (usually for an additional fee). Summer housing is available at an additional cost. The halls are open for residents during Thanksgiving and Spring breaks.
    Can I leave things in my room over breaks?
    Yes, leaving belongings in your room is allowed during all breaks except summer.
    Do I need to clean my apartment?
    Minimum health and safety standards are followed and expected, however, your apartment is your responsibility. Mops, brooms, and vacuum cleaners are available for resident check-out at the Residence Life Office. We encourage students to clean their rooms on a regular basis.
    How safe is on-campus housing?
    Residence Life strives to provide a safe environment. CCU has a 24/7/365 security service to protect the community. An added benefit is the campus is located within 4 blocks of the Lakewood Police Headquarters. However, as with any community with a large number of people, it is best to take precautions such as closing all doors (residence hall doors are self-locking) and making sure your personal items are covered by a parent's homeowner's insurance policy or renter's insurance policy.
    Is there a campus safety escort program?
    Yes, the 24 hour security service will escort any student on campus upon request.
    Are there curfews for on-campus housing?
    Housing policies regulate visitation by the opposite sex during certain hours, but there are no curfews for any student. For visitation policies please see the Student Handbook (PDF).
  • Contact Info

    Residence Life

    Phone: 303-963-3460

    Fax: 303-963-3472

    Email: ccureslife@ccu.edu