Live, learn, and enjoy the opportunities of a lifetime in campus housing. Living on campus can be an enriching experience and a great way to ensure success.
The residence halls are home to more than 850 students. The University Residence Life and Housing Ofﬁce is located in the Occhiato Student Center in Suite 201. Each hall has a front desk and staff dedicated to the building.
Most of the residence hall rooms are designed for two people living in double rooms with a shared bathroom. All of the rooms come with an extra-long twin bed, dresser, desk, and desk chair for each individual. Rooms will also include a microfridge in each room. Rooms have cable and internet access-either Ethernet or wireless as routers are not permitted within the Residence Halls.
A $150 non-refundable application fee must accompany each application. Housing contracts are issued for the entire academic year and must include a meal plan for students living in the residence halls.
CSU Pueblo requires all newly admitted First Year and Transfer students, under 21 years of age, with a home address outside a 50 mile radius to the university, who graduated high school or the equivalent in the preceding academic year to live on campus for two academic years (four complete academic semesters, excluding summer).
All newly admitted First Year, Transfer, and Returning students, under 21 years of age, with a home address outside a 50 mile radius to the university, who graduated high school or the equivalent two academic years prior are required to live on campus for one academic year (two complete academic semesters, excluding summer). For example, if a student graduated high school in the 2019/2020 academic year, the student is required to live on campus for the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic years. If that same student who graduated in Spring of 2020, transferred in for Fall of 2020, they would only be held to one academic year on campus.
Students who meet one or more of the following criteria may request an exemption to the two-year live-on requirement. The exemption criteria include but is not limited to:
- Student will commute from their parent’s or guardian’s home within a 50 mile radius.
- Student has lived on campus for the equivalent of two full academic years at another University before transferring to CSU Pueblo. Students who transfer into CSU Pueblo with only one year of live-on experience at their previous institution will only need to live on campus at CSU Pueblo for one year.
- Student is 21 years of age or older prior to the start of the fall semester.
- Student is married and/or has a dependent child.
- Student is enrolled in less than twelve credit hours or taking all online classes.
- Student is a member of the United States military who has served for one year or more.
- Student is exempted for medical reasons.
Students seeking an exemption from the live-on requirement for housing must complete a Housing Exemption Form and receive approval. Residence Life and Housing staff will determine if an exemption to the live-on requirement will be granted and students will be notiﬁed of the committee’s decision.
All residential students are required to have a meal plan. Students failing to meet these requirements will be assigned housing and will be assessed the costs of the housing rate assigned and board charges.
Residence Hall Association
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student organization within the residence halls with a focus on student programming. Being involved in RHA can be as easy as being a floor representative in your hall. Each hall has a hall council which works with the executive board of RHA to do programming for all halls. Being in RHA also allows the opportunity to attend regional and national conferences and the ability to network with other students across the nation. Involvement in RHA is a good opportunity for students to build networking and leadership skills on campus while being a part of the residence life experience.
Crestone Residence Hall
This residence hall is home to 252 students in 72 bedroom suites. It features a laundry room, warming kitchen, a state of the art classroom, mail boxes, and meeting space. A glassed-in lounge is located on each floor. There are also card access security entrances to provide a safe living and learning environment. This building is designed for wireless internet access.
Culebra Residence Hall
Culebra Hall has four floors of mostly suite-styled student rooms, totaling 235 beds, a lounge area with adjacent small study rooms, laundry room, mail boxes, and a food venue offering soups, snacks, and sandwiches. A lounge is located on each floor. There are also card access security entrances to provide a safe living and learning environment. This building has wireless internet access.
Greenhorn Residence Hall
This residence hall offers four floors of mostly suite-styled student rooms totaling 263 beds with a lounge area and adjacent small study rooms, laundry room, mailboxes, warming kitchen, and classroom. A lounge is located on each floor.
There are also card access security entrances to provide a safe living and learning environment. This building has wireless internet access.
Contract Board (Meal Plan) Policies
Residence hall students are required to contract for meals at the University. Meal plans are purchased each term and allow the student full dining privileges for that term. Special diets prescribed by a physician are given consideration.
Meal plan information can be found on the Auxiliary Services website.
University Village at Walking Stick (Student Apartment Housing)
University Village at Walking Stick is Colorado State University Pueblo’s on-campus apartment community for students and offers a unique housing opportunity for sophomores, juniors, and seniors or for students 21 years of age or older.
The apartments offer high-speed Internet access in each bedroom and common area, as well as cable TV in each bedroom and common area. Each unit features individually controlled heating and air-conditioning. Each unit is two-stories. Two floor plans are available, each consisting of 4-bedrooms and 2-bathrooms. All utilities are included in the housing plan.
Academic year occupancy begins August 21st and extends through May 7th. Students in the apartments are not required to purchase a meal plan.
The interior of each apartment offers a kitchen, dining, and living room on the ﬁrst floor and a study loft on the second floor. Each floor plan features four private locking bedrooms and a semi-private locking vanity and bathroom on each floor. Bedrooms range in size from 108 square feet to 124 square feet with large closets. This student community also features a spacious and inviting clubhouse, an outdoor basketball court, park benches, and restricted on-site parking. On-site laundry is provided in the clubhouse for all University Village at Walking Stick residents.
Application Information for University Village at Walking Stick
A $150 non-refundable application fee and a $100 non-refundable restoration fee must accompany each application. University Village at Walking Stick contracts are issued for entire academic year and do not require a meal plan.