Housing Options

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While RMCAD does not offer on campus student housing, we have formed relationships with multiple Denver area apartment communities and can provide you with detailed information in our Housing Guide. We’ve also provided answers to common questions in our Housing FAQ’s at the bottom of this page.

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Student Housing

Assembly Student Living (Formerly The Regency), Auraria Student Lofts, and CoLab Student Living are all located in the Denver Metro area and can provide college housing to RMCAD students.

Assembly Student Living (Formerly The Regency) offers a full-time Residence Life staff; amenities include a fitness center, dining hall, on-site laundry, game room, computer lab, and fully-furnished bedrooms. The RMCAD Shuttle route includes Assembly.

Apartments and Rentals

There are apartment complexes and rental options available within close proximity to campus. 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. Download our Housing Guide to view a recommended list of apartments and discover more resources to help you in your search!

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Because college housing is more fun with friends and prices for housing in Denver can be high; we recommend finding a roommate or two to split the cost of living. If you are looking for a roommate before you move, you can fill out our Roommate Form and submit it to the Student Life Coordinator at mkern@rmcad.edu. The Roommate Form is posted to our Housing Board on campus and on our Housing page on Facebook for other students to view.

Download a copy of the Roommate Form. If you have Facebook, we highly recommend joining our Housing page so that you can connect with other students and stay up-to-date on the latest listings for rentals in the area.

Search tools

There are many tools you can use to search for available apartments and houses in the Denver area. Zumper is a free resource, which allows you to search for an apartment, complete one rental application, and submit it to as many apartments as you like.

Use these links to get started:

Apartments for rent near Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Apartments for rent in Denver
Pet-friendly apartments for rent in Denver

Check out a few of our favorite places listed below:


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Furnished Living Option

Need a place to stay, but don’t want to lug all of that big furniture with you? RMCAD has partnered with Cort, a furniture rental and sales company. Cort can furnish almost any apartment you choose to lease and are able to set up packages specific to the number of roommates you have. They also offer discounts to RMCAD students and have a used furniture warehouse where you can buy items at a discounted rate.



Assembly is operating as normal under the guidelines of the Colorado Health Department and other governing bodies. They will be moving new students in as normal on the weekend of August 14th, 2020. Students that are unable to move, or fulfill a lease they have already signed, due to COVID can submit a notice 60 days in advance of their lease start date and will be given the option to cancel their lease. Students may still be responsible for 30% of the total cost of their lease, or the first two or three months rent. Please contact Assembly directly for more information. Please note, each case will be reviewed on an individual basis.


RMCAD students can apply to Assembly Student Living, Auraria Student Lofts, or CoLab Student Apartments.

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.

The Regency Student Housing has multiple floorplan options and therefore more options when it comes to pricing. Auraria Student Lofts has comparable prices to the Regency with fewer floorplan options. CoLab is a new community that opened in September of 2019, making it slightly more expensive.

  • CoLab is located about 10 minutes from the campus opposite the Auraria Light Rail Station.
  • Assembly Student Living (Formerly The Regency) is located about 15-20 from campus on the North West side of Downtown Denver. RMCAD offers a free shuttle between the Assembly and campus, which runs in line with the class schedule, Monday through Friday.
  • Auraria Student Lofts is located about 20 minutes from campus in the heart of Downtown Denver. Students can hop on the free 16th Street Mall ride to Union Station and catch the W line to the Lamar Station to get to campus.

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 in the fall.

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. The Regency’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 mkern@rmcad.edu. 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.