Remote Resource Access

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Due to updates, we have seen some intermittent connection issues with the RentalSearch website. If you are experiencing issues, please clear your cache or open a private browsing window, and try the link again. If you are still experiencing issues, please take a screenshot of what you are seeing and send it to us at ocl@colostate.edu

  1. Once on the RentalSearch website, click on the “List” button, and click “List Room for Rent”.


  2. You will be prompted to login with your eID and Password. Once you login, you will see your user profile.
  3. In the menu on the left-hand side of the screen, click on the ‘Add Sublease’ option.


  4. Fill out all of the information. Once you are finished, click the green “Add Sublease” button at the bottom of the screen.

This is a known issue that is in the process of being fixed. If you experience this error after clearing your cache, please take a screenshot and send it to us at ocl@colostate.edu. We appreciate your patience while we find a solution.

Please visit sls.colostate.edu and schedule an appointment with student legal services. They can answer questions on how to break your lease without being physically present.

 

Currently, CSU is planning for in-person classes for the fall semester. Ultimately, however, decisions regarding the timing, terms and conditions of a full re-opening of campus operations will be made with guidance from government leaders and public health officials. CSU encourages you to ask your landlord about their lease flexibility.

CSU encourages students to be cautious when signing an off-campus lease for the fall, not because of our local property management companies, but because changes to COVID-19, including a potential spike in the virus, could change what the university’s fall semester looks like. When connecting with property managers, we recommend you ask the following questions to determine the flexibility of their lease before signing.

  • Do you provide a reasonable early buy out option in the lease? If yes, where is that language in the lease and what is it?
  • Do you provide a flexible start date in the lease? If yes, where is that language in the lease and how does your company apply it? What contingencies trigger the change in start date and who has the power to trigger the option?
  • Do you offer shorter term (less than a year) leases? What are my options? Academic leases? Nine or ten month? One semester? A custom length?
  • Do you offers individual leases (rather than joint liability leases with co-tenants)?
  • Will you assist in the search for replacement tenants in an assignment or sublet situation? Where is that written in the lease?

We also strongly recommend you meet with Student Legal Services for a free review of your lease before signing. Student Legal Services and Off-Campus Life are here to support you through your off-campus housing search.

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CONTACTING US

Off-Campus Life is now working remotely, but is still available to support you Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can contact us by: 

CHAT

Click the “Chat with us” button in the borrom right corner of your screen

SOCIAL MEDIA

We will remain active on all our social media, so feel free to reach out to us there!

ACCESSING OUR RESOURCES

Many of our essential resources are online and will continue to be accessible 24/7:

SUSPENDED PROGRAMS

  • Roommate Round Ups are suspended for the remainder of the semester (students can still find roommates 24/7 through RentalSearch)
  • RamRide is suspended for the remainder of the semester:
    • RamRide will be suspending operations until classes return to in-person status. Considering that RamRide takes students to any home or business address in Fort Collins (including Old Town), we feel it would not be in alignment with the university’s encouragement of social distancing to have RamRide operate. We know RamRide is built to primarily prevent drunk driving, which is a serious social issue, and helping to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus (flatten the curve) is also a serious social issue that needs our priority right now.
  • Party Registration Suspended until June 15th:
    • Colorado State University and the City of Fort Collins are suspending the Party Registration program for the next 8 weeks in response to the COVID-19 health crisis. 
    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Colorado Department for Public Health and Environment, the White House are encouraging all community members to practice social distancing, which includes avoiding gatherings of 10 people or more.  After assessing this guidance from state and federal entities, we have determined that promoting social distancing to help to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus is something that we need to elevate at this time. 
    • We are asking all CSU students and long-term residents to consider following these recommendations and have determined that suspending the Party Registration for the next 8 weeks is in the best interest of public health.  This includes suspending any parties that are currently registered and not allowing any new additional registrations at this time. 
    • This suspension will lift on June 15th, and this date will be reevaluated as we get closer.
    • It is encouraged to avoid off-campus gatherings of any type. We are expecting students to follow these guidelines and while it may feel tempting or appropriate to gather together in small or large groups to have parties because of the access to free time or because you are at lower risk of infection, now is the time to show Ram Pride and put the greater community needs before your own interests.   Even if you are not symptomatic you can be a carrier of the virus so it’s important to distance yourself from others during this time.  Please avoid having off-campus parties until the state and federal recommendations have changed.