On-campus Housing

Promoting personal well-being and academic success.

On-campus housing at Western Colorado University promotes the well-being of our students by fostering academic growth and personal success in a safe and inclusive living environment. Our on-campus housing options help students learn and develop practical life skills, personal well-being, interpersonal engagement, civic engagement and academic curiosity and success.

Housing for First-Year Students

Escalante Complex

The Escalante Complex is located at the top of campus and is comprised of Dolores, Colorado, Tomichi and Crystal Halls. This coed space offers community-style living for approximately 320 students. The facilities include laundry, floor lounges, ICELab and Coffee Lab in terrace along with the highest views on campus.

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Escalante Complex

The Escalante Complex boasts the highest views on campus and includes the ICELab and Coffee Lab coworking, dining spaces and terrace.

Ute Hall

In 1931, Ute Hall became only the second building and the first residence hall built on Western’s campus. This traditional style residence hall is a coed space for 132 students. Honors Program students have the option to live in Ute Hall. The facilities include a computer lab, laundry, FreeCycle (campus thrift shop) and two large lounges.

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Ute Hall

Ute Hall amenities include a computer lab, laundry facilities, FreeCycle (campus thrift shop) and two large lounges.

Housing for Returning and Transfer Students

Mears Complex

Mears Complex is comprised of Mears Hall, Moffat Hall and Robidoux Hall. This coed space houses approximately 400 students. This suite-style residence hall is available for sophomores, juniors and seniors, returning undergraduates and transfer students. In addition to living spaces, the Mears Complex includes laundry facilities, a lounge and computer lab.

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Living and learning

Western offers great living options for your time on campus, including traditional residence halls, two-bedroom suites and apartments.

Chipeta Apartments

The Chipeta Apartments are designed for older students, returning undergraduates and graduate students. Located on the southwest corner of campus, Chipeta is home to 120 students and Western’s campus garden. Facilities include a computer lab, floor lounges, laundry, Spectrum (Western’s LGBTQIA+ office) and Western’s Residence Hall Association.

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Chipeta Apartments

Chipeta Apartments house returning undergraduates and graduate students. Each apartment includes a kitchen with apartment-size refrigerator and oven, private bathroom and a living room furnished with a couch, side table, dining table and chairs.

Pinnacles Apartments

Pinnacles Apartments are designed for older students and returning undergraduates. Located on the western edge of campus, the Pinnacles is home to 250 students and features a greenhouse and a fire pit. In addition to living quarters, the facilities include laundry, a computer lab, study rooms, common area lounges and community kitchen.

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Pinnacles Apartments

The Pinnacles Apartments are home to students in second-year and above on campus. Built in 2012, these LEED apartments have places to hang out, study, watch tv and play pool.

Additional Resources

Room and Board Rates

See a breakdown of Western’s Residence Halls & Apartments.

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Housing Application and Room Selection

Be in the know with important housing and room dates and frequently asked questions.

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Two-Year Live-On Policy

The two-year live-on requirement is a commitment between students and the University to enhance student success.

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Moving In and Getting Settled

Moving into a new residence hall or apartment is an exciting process. We hope to help you have a smooth transition as you settle into your space on Western’s campus.

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Department Information

Residence Life

Director

Shelley Jansen

Director of Residence Life & Conference Services

Administrative Assistant

Brenda Kaffenberger

Administrative Assistant

Contact Information

970.943.2101

reslife@western.edu

Campus Location

Western Colorado University
University Center 117
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231