While RMCAD does not offer on-campus housing, there are a variety of living options available nearby, and plenty of resources to help you find what you are looking for. Our Office of Student Life is available to assist in finding an apartment or rental that meets your needs, and can even help you find a roommate.
Remember, a healthy living space is a key factor in your well-being and success as a student. Start your research as soon as you are accepted, consider your options, and schedule an in-person or virtual tour before signing a lease.
Questions? Jump to our FAQ’s or contact the Office of Student Life.
The Office of Student Life
303-753-6046 ext. 22050
*Although RMCAD does not provide on-campus housing, various housing options are available through third-party vendors. Because there is no affiliation with RMCAD and the various housing vendors, RMCAD is not responsible for changes or updates to housing policies.
There are two Student Living options located in the Denver Metro area that can provide a traditional college housing experience for RMCAD students.
Assembly Student Living offers many amenities including a full-time Residence Life staff, a fitness center, marketplace, on-site laundry, game room, computer lab, and fully-furnished bedrooms. The RMCAD Shuttle route even includes Assembly!
3900 Elati St., Denver, CO 80216
“Assembly Student Living is Denver’s coolest student housing community committed to providing you with an amenity-rich living experience during the best years of your life!”
Our fully furnished studios provide everything a student needs; and the design of our apartments will blow you away. Want more? Check out the fitness center, computer lounge, and quiet study rooms, and then keep exploring. Our affordable off-campus housing option is the quality choice for those ready to embrace next-level living.
RMCAD offers a campus shuttle from this housing community. To learn more about the shuttle schedule, please visit here.
2555 31st Street, Denver, CO 80216
Minutes away from the Auraria Campus, River North Arts District, and Coors Field, the location couldn’t be more perfect. Choosing to live at the Villas is more than just choosing your next home, it is choosing your lifestyle.
Looking for apartments in Denver? Is student housing scarce? Our units feature three private bedrooms and bathrooms with individual leases, spacious living areas, balconies, and more – perfect for student housing! Whether you are looking for the perfect place to gather with all of your friends or retreat to the quiet of your bedroom with your own private bathroom, The Villas is sure to have just what you are looking for in downtown Denver. Rent specials on student housing are always available, and our dedicated staff will assist you with any of your needs during your residency. Quit spending your time looking for apartments in Denver!
1051 14th St., Denver, CO 80202
From the moment you move into any one of our apartments in Denver, Colorado at Auraria Student Lofts, you’ll be have everything you need—and more—right at your fingertips. At the end of a long day of classes, come home to our relaxing rooftop pool and cabana, accessible outdoor grills, our indoor gaming and multimedia lounge, study rooms, and our fully-equipped gym with fitness classes. And because we’re just two blocks from 16th Street Mall, you’ll be even closer to unforgettable local restaurants like Phonatic and Illegal Pete’s. Whether you’re exploring the seven stories of contemporary art exhibits at the Denver Art Museum, or catching a hometown game with friends at Pepsi Center, there’s always something to see and do when you live at Auraria Student Lofts.
No RMCAD transportation provided.
If you are looking for ways to save money, roommates are a great option. With our help, finding the right roommates is easy! First, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a blank copy of our roommate form, fill it out, and send it back.
Then, we’ll post your form on both our campus housing board and our RMCAD Housing Facebook Page to help you find your perfect match. This is a great place to connect with other students and learn about rentals, sublets, and good deals in the neighborhood!
There are many apartment complexes and rental options available within close proximity to campus.
The property listings below include locations where previous students have had success and where access to campus has been easily available.
300 E. 17th Avenue | Denver, CO 80203
Meet your work-from-home friendly apartment! In the heart of downtown Denver and steps from the 16th Street Mall, 300 East 17th Apartments offers chic and modern residences that deliver everything you desire. 300 East 17th features studio, one and two bedroom floor plans to fit your urban lifestyle. These Capitol Hill Denver apartments have with great gourmet kitchens featuring granite countertops, luxurious hardwood floors, cozy bedrooms with walk-in closets, and private balconies to take in the gorgeous views of downtown Denver. And, with added conveniences such as individually controlled air and heat and extra storage—you’ll discover what makes 300 East 17th Apartments your perfect home. If you have been looking for Denver apartment rentals, 300 East 17th has a wide range of amenities. We welcome you to schedule a Self-Guided Tour and come tour Your Place, Your Pace.
1600 Hoyt St. | Lakewood, CO 80215
Welcome home to 1600 Hoyt Apartments in Lakewood, CO! Just moments away from downtown Denver, our brand-new premier apartment community is located at the hub of work, and play. Nestled in the heart of Lakewood, 1600 Hoyt offers you the neighborhood you’re looking for and the amenities you deserve. Our community is located only a short drive from Sunset Park , five blocks from the Garrison Light Rail Station , and near the West Colfax Corridor giving you excellent access to jobs, recreation, and entertainment. Here, you will by surrounded by easier work commutes and ongoing success. 1600 Hoyt also brings you near the Colorado School of Trades, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and The Colorado School of Mines. With such close access to these schools, you will have endless chances to explore your personal development.
At our apartments for rent in Lakewood, CO we offer spacious one and two-bedroom floorplans that are complete with everything that you need to feel right at home. Here, you will have a variety of personal, and community amenities that will provide you with the world at your fingertips. Enjoy a full-size washer and dryer, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and so much more. Find yourself embracing high-class living that has been designed with the resident in mind. Our pet-friendly apartments in Lakewood provide you with plenty of space to call your own, and the space to enjoy comfort and luxury.
7569 W 72nd Ave., Arvada, CO 80003
Arvada Green apartments provide you with access to convenient suburban city living in a green and serene setting. This peaceful setting comes complete with BBQ grills, picnic areas, basketball courts, swimming pool, and private balconies for you to enjoy this park-like environment. Our lovely community is located near Indian Tree Golf Course and several Arvada parks. You will also find yourself near endless dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities and easy access to highways and RTD transportation.
5839 Pierce St. | Arvada, CO 80003
Beautiful Apartments in Arvada, CO. Located in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to the surrounding area, Arvada Village offers wonderful apartments for rent in Arvada, CO. This peaceful community is shaded with trees, green with landscaping and has access to walking and biking trails for your enjoyment. These pet-friendly apartments provide a comfortable home for any lifestyle and have amenities such as a fitness center, dog park, and access to a laundry facility in every building. The perfect location is just minutes from Denver and next to Olde Town Arvada. Come see why our Arvada, CO apartments are a great place to make your home.
12160 W Nevada Drive | Lakewood, CO 80228
Modern designs, elegant finishes, and upscale amenities are waiting for you at The Meridian at Lakewood. Our Lakewood apartment homes come in one-, two-, three-, or four-bedroom layouts that are spacious and adaptable. A variety of interior luxuries adorn them including a private patio or balcony, a fully equipped kitchen, natural lighting, and more. As a resident of our pet-friendly community, you will also have exclusive access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, modern and bright clubhouse, and sparkling pool among other life-enhancing amenities.
823 S. Vance Road | Lakewood, CO 80226
This is your suburban getaway near Denver. Sofi Belmar brings you an opportunity to live a life of comfort tucked into a beautiful, park-like setting with all the perks of an upgraded lifestyle.
445 S Saulsbury St., Unit A and B, Lakewood, CO 80226
With walkability to popular restaurants, shops, and entertainment spots, our apartments in Lakewood, CO offer the best of Belmar living at your front door. Features like granite countertops, wood-style flooring, and private patios and balconies will make you proud to call any of our one, two, and three-bedroom apartments for rent in Lakewood, CO your new home!
700 S. Reed Court | Lakewood, CO 80226
The new, hip, bustling Belmar Shopping District is the perfect backdrop for your home at Belmar Villas, our Lakewood apartments. Stroll right from your front door to coffee shops and boutiques, fine shopping and dining, and an array of year-round entertainment and activities from theaters to outdoor ice skating. We’re close to Bear Creek State Park, where you can fish, boat or hike while taking in some of Colorado’s best scenery, or stroll the paths at Belmar Park and just soak up the Colorado sunshine. Hop in your car and you’re ten minutes from the heart of downtown Denver and venues like Coors Field, The Pepsi Center, LoDo, or Eltich Gardens Amusement Park. Since our Lakewood, CO apartments are right off 6th Avenue, you can hit the slopes for boarding or skiing in no time.
1493 Osage St. Denver, CO 80204
The living is good at COLAB. For your daily fix of Vitamin D, kick it at one of our three chill courtyards or swank rooftop lounge. Retreat indoors to explore the numerous gathering places and study spaces. Our fully furnished units are decked out with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and a megadose of style. The future looks bright.
3501 Wadsworth Blvd | Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Our brand-new community welcomes you with an indulgent mix of amenities paired with gorgeous apartments, all designed with your active lifestyle in mind. A 15 min drive to downtown Denver, this ideal location has you where you want to be. This is Wheat Ridge’s premier apartment community. Experience the “Edison Influence” – The lifestyle you would expect and the exceptional service you deserve!
Surrounded by a comfortable and convenient neighborhood, Lakeview Towers at Belmar welcomes you to your next home. Pet-friendly floor plans offer renovated interiors with stainless steel appliances, vinyl planks floors and skylights. Admire the city, lake or mountain views from the privacy of your own patio. Other interior features include walk-in closets and vaulted ceilings.
Located in the bustling Belmar neighborhood, residents are within minutes of Lakewood’s finest shops, restaurants and entertainment. Learn about the city’s arts and culture from nearby museums or explore the area’s most popular outdoor attractions. Just a short drive from the RTD W Line, residents can easily commute to Union Station and Golden, CO.
770 S. Vance Street | Lakewood, CO 80226
Come home to One Belmar Place in beautiful Lakewood, Colorado, nestled on the edge of Denver. Our community is conveniently located in the heart of the city with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. Quick access to Highway 121 and 6 puts everything within reach. Discover all that the Belmar area has to offer, and explore the wide variety of surrounding restaurants, retail venues, and parks.
12419 West 2nd Place | Lakewood, CO 80228
With bright and spacious floor plans, resort-inspired community amenities, and endless outdoor recreation opportunities, Silver Reef Apartments is your destination for elevated mountain living. We offer one and two bedroom apartments for rent in Lakewood, CO. Complete with newly renovated interiors and upgraded stainless-steel appliances, your new apartment in the Union Square neighborhood is crafted to accommodate contemporary living.
6792 W. 19th Place | Lakewood, CO 80214
You live in Colorado. You work hard and play even harder and deserve the best in a relaxing refuge called home at Sloan’s Lake Apartments. End the workday by swimming, taking a dip in the Jacuzzi or even a bike ride to the park. Discover Sloan’s Lake where natural beauty and contemporary design come together in a distinctive apartment community expressly planned for your living enjoyment. View our community amenities.
Sloan’s Lake is located within minutes of everything exciting in Denver dining, theaters, music, and recreation. A wealth of shopping possibilities abound…Belmar, Colorado Mills, and Target. The recreational opportunities of Sloan’s Lake, foothills, and the Rocky Mountains are minutes away. Find the key to happiness at Sloan’s Lake. Discover our available apartment layouts and make sure to contact us if you have any questions.
6201 W. 26th Avenue | Edgewater, CO 80214
Welcome home to Edge 26 at Sloan’s Lake, a residential community featuring one, two and three bedroom apartments in Edgewater, CO. Spacious layouts and amenities welcome you home, along with exceptional service and an ideal location within walking distance to shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
Located in Edgewater Colorado, these apartments near Sloan’s Lake offer beautiful floor plans in a prime location. Surrounded by scenic views, you’ll have easy access to some of the best Colorado offers. Hiking, running, and biking trails are nearby, plus shopping, dining, & entertainment are moments from your door!
10555 W Jewell Avenue | Lakewood, CO 80232
At Waterfront, pet-friendly apartments boast renovated interiors with striking details. Living rooms and dining areas feature beautiful hardwood-style flooring. Select homes include access to a private patio or balcony with mountain or waterfront views. Under new lighting, galley kitchens gleam with stainless steel appliances, modern cabinets with chrome hardware and new countertops with designer glass tile backsplash.
Perfectly situated in Lakewood, CO, residents appreciate a bustling neighborhood near premier shops, restaurants and entertainment. Explore the trails of Golden Gate Canyon State Park or catch nearby public transportation for easy commuting to downtown and the greater Denver area.
1665 Pierson Street | Lakewood, CO 80215
Welcome to WestLink at Oak Station, a brand-new community of apartments located between the tranquil foothills of the Rockies and the high-tech lifestyle of downtown Denver. Set in the convenient suburb of Lakewood, this community of one, two and three bedroom apartments gives residents access to local, natural attractions while maintaining the connections to city life. Come inside and discover an impressive display of designer homes and world-class amenities.
RMCAD students can apply to Assembly Student Living or Auraria Student Lofts.
Most RMCAD students choose Assembly Student Living (Formerly The Regency). The Assembly is located about 15-20 minutes away from the campus, close to Downtown Denver and Coors Field.
Assembly has multiple floorplan options and therefore more options when it comes to pricing. Auraria Student Lofts has comparable prices to Assembly with fewer floorplan options.
There are not a lot of options for food near Assembly Student Living (Formerly The Regency). Assembly has a community kitchen open to all students for their cooking needs, and will be upgrading their dining hall into a small food court and convenience store. The RMCAD shuttle also makes one run each week on Fridays to a local grocery store to allow students to get their essentials.
Assembly Student Living (Formerly The Regency) no longer requires a meal plan as a part of their lease. They will be renovating the dining hall and cafeteria and adding a few new food options that will be available to students.
All student housing units are fully furnished.
Student housing is generally cheaper in cost. The price you see listed on the website and application is the price you will pay for yourself and includes utilities. Assembly’s prices range from $599-999 per month, whereas a one bedroom apartment usually starts at around $1,100 per month and a two bedroom apartment usually starts around $1,400-1,500. We recommend splitting this cost with at least one other roommate. In most cases, utilities are not included in the cost of rent at an apartment and you will be responsible for setting up your own internet.
A one bedroom apartment will usually start at about $1,100 and a two bedroom apartment will usually start at around $1,400-1,500. We recommend sharing a two bedroom apartment with a roommate to bring the cost of rent down significantly.
No, most apartment units are not furnished. If you would like to have your apartment furnished before you move in, you can use a third party furniture rental company, such as CORT, to furnish your space.
In most cases, apartment communities do not include utilities or internet within the cost of rent. Utilities and internet are usually billed separately once you have set up your Xcel account and internet plan of your choice. Water, trash, and sewage are billed with rent, but the price will fluctuate from month to month.
Concordia Apartments and Sloan’s Lake Apartments are within walking distance of campus, located on 20th and Pierce Street. You can find both communities listed in our Housing Guide.
Many RMCAD students find apartments in the areas surrounding campus, which include Lakewood, Edgewater, and Wheatridge. If you don’t mind a short commute before and after class, Golden, Arvada, Thornton, Westminter, and Littleton are also great areas to look for housing. Students that are looking for something closer to Downtown should consider Capitol Hill, Wash Park, and the Baker area.
Once you submit your application, Assembly Student Living (Formerly The Regency) will work with you to help you find a roommate. They will ask you to login and create a profile on pleasedontsnore.com.
Students can download and fill out a Roommate Available form here. Once complete, please submit your form to email@example.com. Your form will be posted on RMCAD’s Housing Group and will be sent to other students that are looking for roommates via email. Students on the Facebook group will be able to contact you using the information you have provided.
This guide is not all-encompassing, as many new properties are becoming available every day! Below you will find additional resources that may aid you in your search for housing.
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