Spring Valley Housing

COVID-19 Update:  The Colorado Mountain College Residence Life Department holds health & safety as our top priority as we make decisions for the upcoming semester.  We are moving forward with plans to open with reduced occupancy in the residence hall for the Fall 2020 semester.  As we work through the changing recommendations regarding COVID-19, we ask for your patience & flexibility.

Finding affordable off-campus housing near CMC Spring Valley can be a challenge.  Knowing where to look, checking listings daily, and being prepared to act fast when an opportunity presents itself will help you secure housing in the Roaring Fork Valley.  Students living off-campus will likely be dependent on a reliable vehicle to get them to campus.

On-Campus Housing

Visit our Residence Life website for complete information: room layouts, costs, meal plans, and much more.

Off-Campus Housing

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:

General Listings:

Apartment Complexes:

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.

Finding Roommates

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.