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University of Northern Colorado offers pet-friendly housing in fall 2014

Dogs weighing up to 40 pounds welcome to live with student

The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) will allow students to live with the pet dog or domesticated cat beginning in the fall of the 2014-2015 school year. The student and pet will live at Lawrenson Hall on the 2nd-4th floors. The restriction to this progressive change is only certain dog breeds will be allowed and the dog’s weight is a maximum of 40 pounds when fully grown. Only one dog per bedroom will be allowed. Students will have the option of buying the entire room for $500 or their roommate must agree to living with the pet in Lawrenson Hall.

Student will be financially responsible for the care of the dog/cat and pay for any damage the dog/cat may cause to the room or UNC community.

It’s hoped that this change will help keep students living on campus and the responsibility of a pet will help students feel less homesick, and more mature because of their responsibility to their pet.

Students who have any additional questions about places to live on campus can find more information at

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