In an effort to lower density and to allow students to find housing that is most conducive to their health during COVID-19, Residence Life is waiving the first-year live-on requirement for the 2020-21 academic year. If you are a first year student and you’d prefer to live off campus, please go into the Res Life Portal on Basecamp (login required) to fill out the Opt-Out form.
Here are some options to begin your search:
- Post Independent: Browse online or pick up a free copy of this daily newspaper outside many area businesses. New rentals are added daily.
- Craigslist, Western Slope Region
- Craigslist, High Rockies Region
- Facebook Group: Roaring Fork Rentals & Roommates
- Facebook Group: Roaring Fork Swap
- Near the Spring Valley campus:
- Glenwood Springs:
Property Management Companies with Long-Term Rentals:
You may need to make a special trip to the area a few weeks prior to classes starting to view listings and secure a lease. Be prepared to pay first and last month’s rent, as well as a damage deposit. Don’t be surprised if there aren’t many options that allow pets!
Need help finding roommates? Check out our CMC Connect Facebook Groups, our online communities where you can meet current and future CMC students. You might even find someone who has already found a place to rent, looking for roommates.
Note: The College provides the above housing resources as information only and has not independently reviewed the quality, price or other features of any housing alternative listed. CMC does not endorse or rate off-campus housing options. The list of housing facilities on this site is not complete, and there may be additional housing options in the community.
Rental Assistance Program
Depending on your income and other factors, you may qualify for the Garfield County Rental Assistance Program if living off-campus.
At the link above you'll find a document "Payment Standard & Utility Allowance" showing the current income levels for qualification, and another "Pre-Application" document. There is a wait-list for this assistance, so the sooner you apply the better.
For any questions regarding this program call the Garfield County Housing Authority at 970-625-3589.
Need help finding roommates? Check out our CMC Connect Facebook Groups, our online communities where you can meet current and future CMC students.
For on-campus housing, you can request a specific roommate on your housing application. If you don’t select a specific roommate by the middle of July (for Fall move-in), we’ll pair you with one based on a number of answers you provide on the housing application.