All newly admitted first-year students (Admissions Type “New”) and transfer students with fewer than 15 post-high school credits, who are single, under 21 years of age, and not living with their parents in the Fort Collins area, must live in the University residence halls for the first two consecutive terms of their attendance. Credits taken concurrent with high school and/or credits attained through Advanced Placement (AP) do not apply towards living experience. First-year students wishing to reside off-campus in the Fort Collins area with their parents or for reasons other than those listed above may request a special exemption by filling out the Request for Exemption Form (PDF). The Residence Hall Contract is a legally binding document for the entire academic year. Students are required to fill out the hall contract upon arrival to the residence halls. Failure to complete the contract for any reason, including disciplinary removal from the University or residence hall, will result in a contract breakage charge and room and board charges through the date of checkout. Students who have met the two-semester live-in requirement may move off campus at any time, but they will be charged for failure to complete their contract, and room and board charges to the date of checkout. Please contact the Assignments and Billings Office at (970) 491-4719 for the monetary amount. Under the following circumstances the resident will not be responsible for the charge: Graduation at the end of fall semester Dismissal by the University Scholastic Standards Committee Required University academic programs demanding residency outside the Fort Collins community Students who are forced to terminate their contracts because of illness, family emergency, or other unexpected events may request a waiver of the charge. Requests for an exemption to live off campus based upon financial need and environmental complaints (noise, etc.) are not approved. Residence hall staff will work with the student to resolve these problems utilizing other alternatives such as Financial Aid, room changes, etc.