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Residential Academic Programs

Residential Academic Programs (RAPs)

Students live together in the same residence hall, share academic experiences by participating in seminar classes taught in the residence halls, have access to faculty offices within the residence halls, and engage in residence hall activities that reinforce the academic theme. The program is coordinated by a faculty director, and is generally focused on first-year students.

RAPs feature:

  • Enhanced academic curriculum
  • Full-time faculty director
  • Classroom space in the residence hall
  • Upper-division mentors
  • Enhanced program activities

Baker RAP - Interdisciplinary curriculum in the natural sciences, pre-health, and environmental studies.

Communication and Society RAP - Explore complex social problems and challenges of communication in contemporary society.

Engineering Honors RAP - Provide educational experiences that match the abilities and ambitions of some of the very best students at CU.

Farrand RAP - Emphasis on liberal arts, particularly humanities and cultural studies, taught by award-winning faculty.

Global Engineering RAP - New for 2013-14. Focus on engineering and spanish.

Global Studies RAP - Focused on global interdependencies and promoting international understanding.

Health Professions RAP - Emphasis on academic preparation for careers in the health professions.

Honors RAP - Provide a high-powered, intellectual environment while combining the community of a small liberal arts college with the advantages of a large research university.

Leeds RAP - A targeted community comprised exclusively of students majoring in business, seeking to build individuals who are well-rounded, prepared, engaged, and equipped to succeed in 21st century workplaces and take roles as global leaders.

Leadership RAP - Study leadership from a multicultural and global perspective.

Libby Arts RAP - Interdisciplinary curriculum in the arts, including visual arts, theater and dance, music, and film studies.

Sewall RAP - Engage complex connections between the present and the past, between local places and our global society, and between the arts and sciences.

Sustainability and Social Innovation RAP - Bringing together students from across all disciplines to study a variety of entrepreneurial practices that foster social innovation.

Sustainable by Design RAP - Provide students enrolled in any course of study the opportunity to live in a creative, sustainable living environment while earning academic credit for their degree.

Living & Learning Communities (LLCs)

Students live together in the same residence hall and engage in residence hall activities that reinforce a particular academic or special-interest theme.

LLCs feature:

  • Enhanced academic curriculum
  • Enhanced program activities

Active Living LLC - Participants strive to lead an intentionally active lifestyle. Events in the program inspire the holistic development of mind, body, and spirit. Ultimately, participants aim to achieve academic success and fullfillment of their personal needs and goals.

Hallett Diversity LLC - Provides a safe space for students to talk and learn more about social justice issues that are important to them through conferences, events, and dialogue. This free program is comprised of the Spectrum Program for students who identify as part of the GLBTQ community and allies, and the Diversity Program for students interested in diversity and social justice.

Quad Engineering LLC - Founded in 1987 with the goal of providing a shared living environment for students studying a wide range of fields related to engineering or the applied sciences. Current offerings include calculus work groups, late night breakfasts, and an ongoing workshop series featuring award-winning programs like Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream and The Pendulum Project.

Spectrum LLC - Community building and programming for gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, or any student passionate about equal rights for all students.

Transfer WEST LLC - A unique social, academic resource community just for transfer students. Participants have previously attended other universities or colleges but are new to CU. The program hosts various social and active events (including hikes, community dinners, ping pong tournaments, volleyball games, and art programs) as well as academic advisement and career-oriented programs geared to help transfer students be successful at CU.

How to Apply

How do I select the environment and application to suit my needs?

If you are not currently living in the residence halls or apartments, select the population that best describes you:

  • Freshmen - First time, new students to CU
  • Transfer students - Attended another educational institution
  • Graduate students, Post-doctoral students and student with families - View options for apartment-style living in the Graduate & Family section

Who is Eligible to Apply for Housing?

Confirmed Admitted students are eligible to apply for housing. With your Identikey and password PLUS additional application information required for residence halls or apartment options (refer to menu at right). Ready? Apply for housing now.

If you have a question about your admission status:

Meal Plans

Meal Plans for Students

Traditional, year-round, and block meal plans are for students living on or off campus, including undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students.

Traditional Meal Plans

Traditional meal plans are 10, 15, and 19 meals per week plus a balance of Munch Money. Meal swipes are good at any HDS dining center or grab-n-go location. Students may use up to four meal swipes per day.

Plan Designed For Munch Money
10 meals per week Upper-division students only $250 per semester 
15 meals per week First-year freshman students  $200 per semester 
19 meals per week  First-year freshman students  $150 per semester 

Meal plans are selected when you complete the on-campus housing application
First-year freshman students are required to carry a 15 or 19 meals per week plan

Year-Round Meal Plans

Designed for students living on campus year-round. Plans are 10, 15, or 19 meals per week plus a balance of Munch Money. Meal swipes are good at any HDS dining center or grab-n-go location. Students may use up to four meal swipes per day. This is similar to a traditional meal plan but includes on-campus dining availability during scheduled breaks and summer.

Plan Munch Money - Fall Munch Money - Spring Munch Money - Summer
10 meals per week $270 $270 $170
15 meals per week $215 $215 $135
19 meals per week $160 $160 $100

Meal plans are selected when you complete the on-campus housing application
First-year freshman students are required to carry a 15 or 19 meals per week plan

Block Meal Plans

Flexible spending accounts stored on the BuffOne Card which allows non-freshman students living off campus, in residence halls, or at Bear Creek Apartments to be a part of the on-campus dining community. Block meal plans can be purchased any time during the year, are good for that semester only, and are nonrefundable.

Plan Munch Money Total Cost Cost Per Meal
120 meal plan $50 $793 + tax $6.61 + tax
80 meal plan $50 $568 + tax $7.10 + tax
65 meal plan $50 $477 + tax $7.34 + tax
50 meal plan $50 $386 + tax $7.72 + tax

Supplemental Blocks

10 meal block* $67.32 + tax

*The additional 10 meal block is supplemental only to the four off-campus meal plans offered. Students can purchase an unlimited number of 10 meal blocks after the purchase of one of the four off-campus meal plans.

Prices for academic year 2013-14 only. Rates subject to change

Block meal plans can be purchased in person at the housing cashier's office in the Center for Community room S300, or by phone at 303-492-3983

Munch Money

Munch Money is a declining balance stored on your Buff OneCard that can be used at the Housing & Dining Services' retail outlets or to swipe in a friend at a dining center.
Munch Money does not carry over from one semester to the next and is nonrefundable. When you run out of Munch Money, you can't purchase additional Munch Money, but you can add Campus Cash.

Change Meal Plan

Traditional and year-round meal plan changes can be made by submitting a request form at the office of Occupancy Management in the Center for Community, room S300.

  • Requests for fall semester 2013 must be submitted by September 4, 2013. After that date, a $50 fee is charged
  • Requests for spring semester 2014 must be submitted between December 1, 2013 and January 22, 2014. After that date a $50 fee is charged
  • Questions can be directed to Occupancy Management via email or by phone at 303-492-6673

Meal Plan Petition for Release

Release from meal plan assignments is generally not given unless a student terminates occupancy from the residence halls. However, students may petition for release by submitting a written request. Please complete the request form and send to: Dining Services Petition Committee, c/o Lauren Heising, UCB 154, Boulder, CO 80309-0154 or Lauren.Heising@colorado.edu.

 

 

Aden Hall

Overview

Aden Hall is located centrally on campus and is part of the Quadrangle Community. It houses approximately 116 students. Participation in the Engineering Living & Learning Community is mandatory for students who request and are assigned to Aden Hall.

Who Lives Here

Primarily freshmen majoring in engineering and applied sciences.

Andrews Hall

Overview

The Andrews Hall Residential College is part of the Kittredge Community on the southeast edge of campus. A renovated hall, it houses approximately 200 engineering students and is home to the Engineering Honors Program (EHP), the Engineering GoldShirt Program, and a number of students in the BOLD Program. Acceptance to and participation in one of these programs is mandatory for all residents

Who Lives Here

Freshmen through seniors majoring in engineering.

Arnett Hall

Overview

Arnett Hall is home to approximately 210 students, and is located on the southeast edge of campus in the Kittredge Community. Global Studies RAP is located here.

Who Lives Here

Mostly freshmen and sophomores with majors in arts and sciences.

Baker Hall

Overview

Baker Hall is centrally located on campus and is home to approximately 500 students. It is also home to the Baker Residential Academic Program, which emphasizes natural sciences and the environment for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Participation in BRAP is mandatory for all Baker residents.

Who Lives Here

Primarily freshmen and sophomores with majors in biology, environmental studies, geology, anthropology, and astronomy.

Brackett Hall

Overview

Brackett Hall is centrally located on campus and is part of the Quadrangle Community. It is home to approximately 120 students. Participation in the Engineering Living & Learning Community is mandatory for students who request and are assigned to Brackett Hall.

Who Lives Here

Primarily freshmen majoring in engineering and applied sciences.

Buckingham Hall

Overview

Buckingham Hall is on the southeast edge of campus and is part of the Kittredge Neighborhood. It houses approximately 200 students and is the home to the Communication & Society Residential Academic Program.

Who Lives Here

Mostly freshmen and sophomores with majors in the arts and sciences, students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and students with and interest in the study of communication and society.

Cheyenne Arapaho Hall

Overview

NEW! 2014-15 Leeds Business RAP will be here. There will be both RAP and non-RAP space in this hall.

Who Lives Here

Students interested in the natural sciences and environment. All majors are welcome.

Cockerell Hall

Overview

Cockerell Hall is part of the centrally located Quadrangle Community, and is home to approximately 140 students. Participation in the Engineering Living & Learning Community is mandatory for students who request and are assigned to Cockerell Hall.

Who Lives Here

Primarily freshmen majoring in engineering and applied science.

Crosman Hall

Overview

Crosman Hall is located centrally on campus and is part of the Quandrangle Community. Approximately 146 students live in the building. Participation in the Engineering Living & Learning Community is mandatory for students who request and are assigned to Crosman Hall.

Who Lives Here

Primarily freshmen majoring in engineering and applied sciences.

Darley North Hall

Overview

Darley North is located on the edge of campus and is part of the Williams Village neighborhood. It houses approximately 320 students and features air conditioned rooms, on-site dining, and close proximity to the recreation center annex. The Active Living & Learning Community is an integral part of this community.

Who Lives Here

Primarily freshmen with a variety of majors.

Darley South Hall

Overview

Darley South houses approximately 200 students and features air conditioned rooms, on-site dining, and close proximity to the recreation center annex. It is part of the Williams Village neighborhood.

Who Lives Here

Business students enrolled in the RAP program and freshmen and sophomores of all majors.

Farrand Hall

Overview

Farrand Hall is in the central campus neighborhood and houses approximately 400 students. All residents must participate in the residential academic program and be arts and sciences majors.

Who Lives Here

Only freshmen and sophomores who are arts and sciences majors.

Hallett Hall

Overview

Hallett Hall is centrally located on campus and houses approximately 450 students. Two signature programs are located in Hallett, the Hallett Diversity Living & Learning Community and the Spectrum Program.

Who Lives Here

Primarily freshmen with a variety of majors.

Kittredge Central

Overview

Our newest residence hall has two residential academic programs—the Global Engineering RAP and the Leadership RAP.

Who Lives Here

Freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a variety of majors.

Kittredge West Hall

Overview

Kittredge West hosts the Health Professions RAP

Who Lives Here

Students interested in the following majors: Intregrative Physiology (IPHI), medicine, dentistry, biology, chemistry, and physics, however, residency is not limited to those majors.

Libby Hall

Overview

Libby Hall is located centrally on campus and houses the Libby RAP Program. It features an on-site dining center and is home to approximately 400 students.

Who Lives Here

Primarily freshmen and sophomores majoring in arts and sciences, with an emphasis on fine arts.

Reed Hall

Overview

Reed Hall is located centrally on campus and houses approximately 70 students. Designed primarily for upperclassmen and international students, it features larger rooms and kitchenettes. Participation in the Quad Engineering Living & Learning Community is optional for residents of Reed.

Who Lives Here

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a variety of majors.

Sewall Hall

Overview

Sewall Hall is located on the north side of central campus and houses approximately 340 students. It is home to the Sewall Residential Academic Program, which focuses on history and culture. Participation in the program is mandatory for all residents.

Who Lives Here

Freshmen and sophomores with majors in arts and sciences and business.

Smith Hall

Overview

Smith Hall houses approximately 330 students and is home to the Honors Residential Academic Program (Honors RAP).

Who Lives Here

Students in arts and sciences who are honors qualified.

Stearns East Hall

Overview

Stearns East is located on the southern edge of campus and houses approximately 425 students. It features air conditioned rooms, on-site dining, and close proximity to the recreation center annex.

Who Lives Here

Mostly freshmen and sophomores with a variety of majors.

Stearns West Hall

Overview

Stearns West houses the TransferWEST Living & Learning Community. Approximately 420 students live here and features include air conditioned rooms, on-site dining, and close proximity to the recreation center annex.

Who Lives Here

Transfer, freshman, and upper-division students who enjoy apartment-style living.

Willard Hall

Overview

Willard Hall is centrally located on campus and houses approximately 450 students. 9-month, 10-month, and 12-month contract options are available. Contact Occupancy Management for information at reservations@colorado.edu.

Who Lives Here

Mostly freshmen and sophomores with a variety of majors.

Williams Village North Hall

Overview

William Village North includes two residential academic programs (Sustainable by Design and Sustainability and Social Innovation) and is home to 500 undergraduate students. The building includes seven smart classrooms and earned LEED Platinum status.

Who Lives Here

Undergraduate students with a variety of majors.

Active Living LLC

Program Focus

  • Active Darley offers students a living option in which all participants strive to lead an intentionally active lifestyle. Events in the program inspire the holistic development of mind, body, and spirit. Ultimately, Active Darley participants aim to achieve academic success and fulfillment of their personal needs and goals

Who is Eligible

  • Undergraduate students with an interest in the outdoors and health
  • Individuals with an interest in cycling, mountain biking, endurance sports, fitness, flexibility training, nutrition, outdoor adventure, yoga, mountaineering, meditation, positive mental health, running, skiing and snowboarding, slacklining, pilates, rest and relaxation, rock climbing, and bouldering

Program Description

  • Participate in activities and programs geared towards a variety of sub-communities including skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking/cycling, mind/body (yoga, meditation, Pilates), running, hiking, and rock climbing
  • Provides student events and programs that promote healthy decision-making and a sustainable lifestyle
  • Opportunities to consult with a registered dietician, attend weekend trips and excursions

For More Information

  • Visit the Active Living website

To Apply

  • Select "Living & Learning Community" and "Darley North - Active Living" on the program/hall assignment preference section of the online housing application
  • Assignment to the program will be confirmed through written correspondence from Housing & Dining Services

Baker RAP

Baker RAP will be returning to the newly renovated Baker Hall for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Program Focus

  • Interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizing required courses for natural sciences, pre-health, and environmental studies
  • Wide variety of core curriculum courses satisfying requirements for arts and sciences, business, engineering and environmental design students
  • Special emphasis on sustainability and environmental stewardship

Who is Eligible

  • First and second year students in all schools and colleges including arts and sciences, business, engineering and environmental design
  • All students, regardless of college, need to adhere to policies and procedures associated with participating in the program

Program Description

  • Opportunities to explore the natural world outside of the classroom with program faculty and staff. For example, they may examine regional ecology, biology, geology, geography, weather, and climate during overnight trips to the Great Sand Dunes; rock and mountain climbing; and snowshoeing in the Rocky Mountains
  • Co-curricular events, including special lectures, dinners hosted by faculty, trips to museums, watching the annual elk bugling ritual in Estes Park, and panning for gold in Idaho Springs are designed to engage students outside the classroom
  • During a fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, students are introduced to opportunities to conduct research with CU faculty through programs such as the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

For More Information

To Apply

  • Select "Residential Academic Program" and "Baker Hall" on the program/hall assignment preference section of the online housing application. A registration packet, schedule, and description of program courses will be mailed to you. Participation is mandatory for freshmen and for all other residents who select and are assigned to the program
  • Assignment to the program will be confirmed through written correspondence from Housing & Dining Services

Communication & Society RAP

Program Focus

  • Explore complex social problems and challenges of communication in contemporary society
  • Co-curricular activities that stress civic engagement and societal participation, including outreach and collaboration with the Boulder community

Who is Eligible

  • Students with an interest in communication and society, regardless of major

Program Details

  • Curriculum includes courses that satisfy the writing and core requirements in arts and sciences
  • Guest lectures and seminars provide opportunities for civic engagement and societal participation with leading experts on the CU faculty and distinguished visitors to the university
  • Integration of courses from its three supporting units, the Department of Communication, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Program for Writing and Rhetoric

For more Information

To Apply:

  • Select “Residential Academic Program” and “Buckingham Hall” on the program/hall assignment preference section of the online housing application
  • A registration packet, schedule, and description of program courses will be mailed to you. Participation is mandatory for freshmen and for all other residents who select and are assigned to the program
  • Assignment to the program will be confirmed through written correspondence from Housing & Dining Services

Engineering Honors RAP

Program Focus

  • Provide an educational experience that transcends the classroom and that matches the abilities and ambitions of the college's best students
  • Actively work together to create an honors culture that values excellence, community, and opportunity

Who is Eligible

  • Students who have applied to EHP directly and been accepted to the program

Program Details

  • EHP is committed to the idea of community and bringing together students and faculty that are ambitious without being competitive, serious without being obsessive, committed to the success of others without sacrificing their own achievements, and who enjoy engineering without being defined by it
  • EHP is a very diverse group that includes musicians, artists, gourmet cooks, writers, athletes, and student leaders, with goals to become engineers, development workers, educators, entrepreneurs, medical doctors, professors, researchers, and environmental policy makers
  • To graduate with honors, completion of a senior Honors ePortfolio and/or an Honors Thesis is required along with successful completion of the program

For More Information

To Apply

  • To participate, you must apply online to EHP and be accepted http://www.cuhonorsengineering.com/application.html
  • All first-year EHP students are required to live in Andrews Hall
  • PLEASE NOTE: Since accepted students will automatically be transferred into Andrews Hall, students need not request assignment to Andrews Hall on their housing application (it would be prudent to request your second choice for housing as your first choice, in case you are not accepted to EHP)

Farrand RAP

Program Focus

  • Liberal arts, particularly humanities and cultural studies taught by award-winning faculty
  • Classes with additional credit for service, which provides a deeper cultural understanding

Who is Eligible

  • Only students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences may apply

Program Details

  • The curriculum is chosen from dozens of arts and sciences courses
  • Co-curricular activities/student involvement includes: wide variety of events and performances, active and well-supported student governance (Farrand Community Council), and group projects benefiting the community and the environment

For More Information

To Apply

  • Select "Residential Academic Program" and "Farrand Hall" on program/hall assignment preference section of the online housing application
  • Participation is mandatory for all Farrand residents

Global Engineering RAP

New for August 2013

Program Focus

  • To develop expertise in preparation for the new global conditions of the engineering professions, through experiencing international culture, mastery of a second language, and gaining confidence with IT-driven international communication and collaboration

Who is eligible

  • Open to all engineering students, with particular attention to first- and second-year students with an academic or personal interest in global engineering, foreign languages, international collaborative design work and international development projects

Program details

  • Faculty director in residence is associate dean of the engineering college
  • Students in residence will practice their language skills full time, through speaking Spanish in the residential academic program
  • RAP classes include a hands-on freshman projects course in global engineering (GEEN 1400, which is a three-credit hour tech elective) and a 2000 level seminar on global information communication technologies (HUEN 2020, which is a three-credit humanities and social sciences class). Further humanities and social sciences courses are available in the residence, including Spanish conversation (SPAN 3001) and Global Engineering Design and Development

For more information

To apply

  • Visit the GER website and select "application." This is the academic application to join the RAP
  • Select "Global Engineering Residential Academic Program" and "Kittredge Central" on the program/hall assignment preferences section of the online housing application. Space in the Global Engineering RAP during its inaugural year is limited to 40 students
  • Assignment to the program will be confirmed through written correspondence from Housing & Dining Services.  Participation is mandatory for all residents who select and are assigned to the program

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Global Studies RAP

Program Focus

  • Explores global interdependencies through a diverse selection of interdisciplinary courses and unique co-curricular activities
  • Promotes global awareness and an appreciation for the world's many cultures
  • Emphasizes the value of international education for undergraduate students

Who is Eligible

  • Open to first- and second-year students pursuing any major, but with an academic or personal interest in international affairs, cultural and ethnic studies, languages, and studying abroad

Program Details

  • Provides an intimate yet inclusive environment for first- and second-year students interested in adding an international component to their undergraduate education
  • Offers the opportunity to choose interdisciplinary, internationally focused courses each of the two semesters, taught in a small academic setting of no more than 18 students
  • Connects students to a group of similarly-interested peers as well as staff and faculty with extensive international knowledge and experience
  • Coordinates field trips, community service projects, and special evening presentations by faculty and members of the community on their international research and/or work
  • Encourages study abroad and sponsors an annual service learning trip to Peru each May

For More Information

  • Visit the G-RAP website

To Apply

  • Select "Global Studies Residential Academic Program" and "Arnett Hall" on the program/hall assignment preferences section of the online housing application
  • G-RAP is limited to 200 students
  • Assignment to the program will be confirmed through written correspondence from Housing & Dining Services. Participation is mandatory for all residents who select and are assigned to the program 

Hallett Diversity LLC

Program Focus

  • The Hallett Diversity Living & Learning Community provides a safe space for students to talk and learn more about social justice issues that are important to them through conferences, events, and dialogue. This free program is comprised of the Spectrum Program for students who identify as part of the GLBTQ community and allies as well as the Diversity Program for students interested in diversity and social justice

Who is Eligible

  • Students who are interested in social justice, inclusivity, community, activism, and exploring all "isms" in a safe supportive environment

Program Details

  • The program offers a variety of social and educational activities, including field trips, debates, and other programs guaranteed to raise awareness and challenge societal assumptions of underrepresented peoples
  • Facilitated by the Hallett diversity team, participants will translate the lessons from the classroom to the experiences of the community
  • Access to a gender-neutral bathroom space that provides increased access and privacy
  • Access to diversity-themed courses that fulfill a core requirement in gender and diversity

To Apply

  • Select "Living & Learning Community" and "Hallett Hall Diversity Program (LLC)" on the program/building preference section of the online housing application. Participation is mandatory for all residents who select, and are assigned to the program
  • Assignment to the program will be confirmed through written correspondence from Housing & Dining Services

Health Professions RAP

Program Focus

  • Coursework exploring career options in the health professions including practitioners, researchers, and policymakers

Who is Eligible

  • First- and second-year students with any major

Program Description

  • Students will take one-two courses per semester in the residence hall
  • Co-curricular, faculty-sponsored talks, field trips, social outings, and civic engagement activities
  • Pre-professional advising services with the Academic Advising Center
  • Exploration of different health professions including pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, dentistry, physician's assistant, public health, medical research, and health economics

For More Information

  • Visit the HPRAP website

To Apply

  • Select "Residential Academic Program" on the program/hall assignment preference section on the online housing application
  • A registration packet, schedule, and description of the program courses will be mailed to you. Participation is mandatory for all residents that select and are assigned to the program
  • Assignment to the program will be confirmed through written correspondence from Housing & Dining Services

 

Honors RAP

Program Focus

  • Provide academically prepared and highly motivated undergraduate students with a challenging and supportive living and learning context
  • Honors RAP combines the advantages of a small liberal arts college community with the resources of a large research university

Who is Eligible

  • Honors qualified (academic top 10% of incoming class) first-year students are welcomed to participate in the program
  • Continuing Honors RAP students who maintain a 3.3 GPA

Program Details

  • Small groups are led by Honors RAP students under the guidance of the program director
  • Honors RAP symposia and guest speakers provide students an advanced start with campus resources and unique scholarly opportunities
  • Past course offerings have included Ethics of Ambition, Shakespeare for Non-majors, Experiencing Art, Biology; A Human Approach, World Music, and Nutrition for Health & Performance
  • Students are required take one Honors RAP honors seminar each semester in their residence hall and attend Honors RAP functions
  • Engage in a wide range of extracurricular activities
  • A registration packet, schedule, and description of program courses will be mailed to you. Most courses fulfill arts and sciences core requirements

 

For More Information

To Apply

  • Please select Honors RAP on the housing application
  • Honors RAP assignments are fulfilled according to the date of the completed housing application
  • Confirmation of assignment will be sent by Occupancy Management via email. If you have questions about your assignment, please email reservations@colorado.edu
  • Participation in the RAP is mandatory. All students, regardless of college, need to adhere to policies and procedures associated with participating in the program
  • Honors RAP students who complete their first year in the program may apply for additional years

Leadership RAP

Program Focus

  • Educating first-year students for leadership roles in a global and multicultural setting through an innovative, forward-thinking curriculum that sets high standards for scholarship and leadership and fosters a lasting commitment to the betterment of society. Students enrolled in the program select one of two tracts: the Ethnic Living & Learning Community (ELLC) or the Chancellor's Leadership Studies Program (CLSP)

Who is Eligible

  • First-year student that apply to and are accepted to the program

Program Details - Chancellor's Leadership Studies Program

  • Leadership development with an emphasis on civic responsibility and community service
  • Students explore their roles and responsibilities in society, including the moral and ethical dimensions of leadership
  • Attend a leadership summit where participants explore contemporary issues related to leadership and take part in activities that develop teamwork, ethical decision making, and problem solving

Program Details - Ethnic Living and Learning Community

  • Instructors take pride in getting to know students on a personal level while engaging them in the learning process
  • Small class sizes, leadership summits, social and educational events, academic excellence, and networking
  • Provides a multicultural living and learning experience and the opportunity to study leadership from a multicultural and global perspective

For More Information and Scholarship Information

  • Visit the ELLC and CLSP websites
  • Scholarships are available 

To Apply

  • Select "Residential Academic Program" and "Kittredge Central - Ethnic Living and Learning Community Leadership Studies Program OR Chancellor's Leadership Studies Program" on the program/hall assignment preference section of the online housing application
  • Attend the appropriate program information meeting at summer orientation to register for classes
  • Enrollment in program courses is mandatory for all students that select and are assigned to the program
  • Assignment to the program will be confirmed through written correspondence from Housing & Dining Services

Leeds RAP

Program Focus

  • Provide in-house, rigorous business courses in a small classroom setting, in addition to co-curricular and extracurricular activities that build academic competence, career direction, and community
  • Connect residents with a community of like-minded first-year students in the business school, as well as peer mentors, faculty, and staff, including an in-house academic advisor

Who is Eligible

  • First- and second- year students enrolled in the Leeds School of Business who value an active community and desire a deeper college experience that involves connecting with faculty, staff, professionals, and peers

Program Details

  • Participation in the First-Year Seminar for Business course in the fall semester, which focuses on professional and academic growth of students as they transition into college. Additional business courses in small classroom settings are also offered in the residence hall
  • Students are assigned an academic advisor who is located in the Leeds RAP residence hall, making access to this critical resource readily available
  • Peer mentoring program allows students to connect with a Leeds RAP upper class student who can help them excel in their coursework and navigate student life at the University of Colorado
  • Professional development opportunities and co-curricular events that seek to provide Leeds RAP students a rapid ramp-up for professional success

For More Information:

To Apply

  • Select "LEEDS Business RAP" on the housing application
  • Participation is mandatory for all residents who select and are assigned to the program
  • Assignment to the program will be confirmed through written correspondence from Housing & Dining Services
  • For possible needs-based scholarships specifically for the RAP fee, contact the Leeds RAP at leedsrap@colorado.edu

Libby RAP

Program Focus

  • Interdisciplinary curriculum in the visual arts and performing arts while also including core curriculum and elective courses that apply to most majors 
  • The program's curriculum and co-curricular activities enhance a students' appreciation of the arts and creativity. Activities include creativity seminars, museum visits, theatre shows, dance performances, first-run films, and much more

Who is Eligible

  • Primarily for freshmen and sophomores in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students in other colleges may also be considered

Program Details

  • Libby's small seminar and studio courses (with 12-25 students per class) create a close intellectual and artistic community
  • Total enrollment in Libby RAP is approximately 300 students
  • Most courses offered fulfill core curriculum requirements
  • Classes meet in Libby Hall and are taught by faculty with demonstrated excellence in teaching

For More Information

To Apply

  • Select "Residential Academic Program" and "Libby Hall (RAP)" on the program/hall assignment preference section of the online housing application
  • Participation is mandatory for all residents who select and are assigned to the program
  • Assignment to the program will be confirmed through written correspondence from Housing & Dining Services

Quadrangle Engineering & Science LLC

Program Focus

  • Founded in 1987 with the goal of providing a shared living environment for students studying a wide range of fields related to engineering or the applied sciences. Current offerings include calculus work groups, late night breakfasts, and an ongoing workshop series featuring award-winning programs like Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream and The Pendulum Project

Who is Eligible

  • Students studying engineering, the applied sciences, or mathematics

Program Details

  • A community that's 60-65% engineering students, so you'll never have trouble finding someone to borrow a book from or study with
  • A computer lab equipped with most of the programs you'll need for your engineering classes
  • Free drop-in tutoring from 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. every weeknight
  • Calculus work groups held in-house
  • Late night breakfasts before each applied math exam

For More Information

  • Contact the program at 303-492-6849

To Apply

  • Select "Living a& Learning Community" and "Quadrangle Community (LLC)" on the program/hall assignment preferences section of the online housing application. Students studying engineering, the applied sciences, or mathematics who request and are assigned to the Quadrangle community are required to pay the fee
  • Assignment to the program will be confirmed through written correspondence from Housing & Dining Services

Sewall RAP

Program Focus

  • Engage complex connections between the present and past, between local places and our global society, and between the arts and sciences

Who is Eligible

  • First-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences and students enrolled in other colleges that are interested in history and culture, and are motivated to make an investment in liberal arts education
  • All students, regardless of college, are required to adhere to the same policies and procedures associated with participating in the program

Program Details

  • Classes range from history and biology to economics and English, with co-curricular activities (such as lectures, films, and field trips) and local community outreach to help students recognize and explore these connections
  • One three-credit Sewall course each semester required of all residents
  • Participation in a community outreach program for which students receive academic credit

For More Information

To Apply

  • Students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences may apply as well as students enrolled in other colleges. Select "Residential Academic Program" and "Sewall Hall (RAP)" on the residential academic program section of the online housing application
  • Participation in academic program is mandatory for Sewall residents

Spectrum LLC

Program Focus

  • Community and programming for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, or anyone who is passionate about equal rights for all students

Who is Eligible

  • Any student interested in gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender issues

Program Details

  • Focus on issues and explore the depth of the human condition as it relates to sexual orientation in an academic setting
  • Spectrum occupies a part of one floor of Hallett and is a part of the Hallett Hall Diversity Program
  • It offers a variety of social and educational activities, including activities with CU-Boulder faculty and staff, field trips, and an introduction to GLBT studies academic courses
  • The Spectrum living area has gender-neutral bathrooms which create greater access and privacy
  • The GLBT Resource Center provides support for Spectrum

For More Information

  • Contact the program at 303-492-6869

How to Apply

  • Select "Living & Learning Community" and "Hallett Hall - Spectrum Program" on the program/hall assignment preference section of the online housing application. Assignment to the program will be confirmed through written correspondence from Housing Dining & Services
  • Participation by Hallett Hall residents is optional

Sustainability and Social Innovation (SSI) RAP

Program Focus

  • Engaging students from across colleges and disciplines in a collaborative dual RAP (with Sustainable by Design) who are concerned about sustainability and innovation issues and who want to participate in developing solutions

Who is Eligible

  • Students interested in identifying sustainable solutions to diverse global challenges including resource depletion and conservation
  • Climate change
  • Poverty
  • Environmental protection
  • Economic instability

Program Details

  • Faculty-in-residence and live-in graduate teaching resident assistants (TRAs) to mentor RAP students

For More Information

Visit the SSI website

To Apply

  • Select "Residential Academic Program" and "Williams Village North" on the program/hall assignment preference section of the online housing application. A registration packet, schedule, and description of program courses will be mailed to you
  • Participation is mandatory for students that select and are assigned to the program. Assignment to the program will be confirmed through written correspondence from Housing & Dining Services

Sustainable by Design (SbD) RAP

Program Focus

  • Hosted by the College of Engineering and Applied Science, students from many majors participate in this interdisciplinary residential academic program. It is located in Williams Village North—which is rated as one of the "10 greenest dorms" in the world and is the largest LEED Platinum rated building in the United States. This award-winning building provides students a unique opportunity to incorporate sustainability into their day-to-day living, as well as their academic degree programs

Who is Eligible

  • Undergraduate students with an interest in resource-efficient design, renewable energy, and environmental and social impacts of community development

Program Details

  • Focus on sustainability of both built and natural environments
  • Multi-disciplinary approaches to addressing sustainability issues around the globe
  • Engage students in projects that introduce qualitative and quantitative descriptions of the environment

For More Information

To Apply

  • Select "Residential Academic Program" and "Williams Village North - Sustainable by Design (RAP)" on the program/hall assignment preference section of the online housing application. A registration packet, schedule, and description of program courses will be mailed to you
  • Participation is mandatory for students that select and are assigned to the program. Assignment to the program will be confirmed through written correspondence from Housing & Dining Services

Transfer WEST LLC

Program Focus

  • Transfer WEST (Welcoming Exceptional Students in Transition) is a unique social and academic community just for transfer students! Students in Transfer WEST have previously attended other universities or community colleges; they are new to CU but have some experience with the college world. Transfer WEST hosts various social and active events (including night hikes, weekly community dinners, ping pong tournaments, sand volleyball games, and art programs) as well as academic advisement and career-oriented programs geared to help transfer students be successful at CU-Boulder

Who is Eligible

  • Sophomore, junior, and senior students transferring to CU, and continuing students wishing to serve as mentors

Program Description

  • Through a variety of programs and events, transfer students will be introduced to academic, campus, and social resources
  • Opportunities to advocate for issues and concerns facing transfer students

For More Information

To Apply

  • Select "Living & Learning Community" and "Stearns West Hall - Transfer WEST" on the program/hall assignment preference section of the online housing application
  • Assignment to the program will be confirmed through written correspondence from Housing & Dining Services

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Four Students (Two Doubles) with Bath

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Three-student Room with Bath

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Please watch the video below to learn how best to utilize the Choose Where to Live Worksheet:

This worksheet is not a housing application, it is a tool to help you choose from our many housing options. Apply online fall 2014 application is now available.

Scholarships are available for residential academic programs (RAPs). Please check with individual programs.

 

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