Living on campus is viewed by the University as an important part of a student’s complete educational experience. Full-time (12 credit hours or more per semester), unmarried, first and second-year students (under the age of 21) taking courses in the College of Undergraduate Studies (traditional program) are required to live on campus. Students who are married, are 21 years of age or older, are living with parents in the Denver area, have part-time status (less than 12 credit hours per semester) or are on a special program, are normally allowed to live off campus by submitting a Residency Requirement Waiver (PDF).
All unmarried first and second-year students under the age of 21 who live in on-campus housing are required to have a meal plan. First-year students are required to have Meal Plan A. Second-year students may choose either Meal Plan A or Meal Plan B. Third and fourth-year students living on-campus are not required to have a meal plan, but may choose from any of the available plans. In addition, students living off-campus may also select from any of the plans if they so choose.
Unused meals and declining balances are non-refundable, as they are a part of your meal plan contract and expire at the end of each semester. Meals and declining balances will not be transferred from semester to semester.
In regard to housing and food service policies, the University classifies students as follows:
First-Year Students: Students in their first full year of college following high school graduation (regardless of the number of college credits completed). Usually considered a "Freshman".
Second-Year Students: Students in their second full year of college following high school graduation (regardless of the number of college credits completed). Usually considered a "Sophomore".
Third and Fourth-Year Students: Students in their third or fourth full year of college following high school graduation (regardless of the number of college credits completed), OR are 21 years old before the beginning of the academic year. Usually considered a "Junior" or a "Senior".