Mountain View Residence Hall 21+ Floor

Photo of CMC Leadville students at the Treeline Kitchen in Leadville, CO

Photo of CMC Leadville students at the Treeline Kitchen in Leadville, CO

CMC offers 21+ Housing Option for Non-traditional Leadville Students

When most people think of the “typical” college experience, often they perceive a group of 18-year-olds living in a rambunctious institutional dormitory. At Colorado Mountain College Leadville, this model is shifting. CMC Leadville serves many different student groups; traditional post-high school graduates, full-time, part-time, transfer, veterans, continuing education, career advancement, second or third career, and even local high school students taking college credit courses.

Colorado Mountain College Leadville has a significant number of non-traditional students in their mid-twenties and older seeking professional certifications and college degrees. In fact, from 2012 – 2016, roughly 35% of all CMC students (residential and non-residential) were over the age of 21. Many of these are full-time students that need to live close-by to attend classes, and in the mountains of Colorado it isn’t always easy to find housing.

IMG: Mountain View Residence hall at Colorado Mountain College LeadvilleFull-time students have the option of living on-campus in the Mountain View Residence Hall, a 65-room facility with 135 beds overlooking the highest mountains in Colorado, Mount Elbert and Mount Massive. Living on-campus with younger college students who may be living on their own for their first time isn’t always an attractive option for a more mature student demographic.

Beginning fall 2018, the Mountain View Residence Hall will offer a separate 21+ wing on the 3rd floor. This new floor will provides a space for non-traditional students to share a positive living environment where they share commonalities with other residential 21+ students. For the first time, non-traditional students can enjoy the many benefits of on-campus living without feeling out of place surrounded by teenage college students.

Currently, there will be no changes made to the Residence Life Guide for the 21+ floor. All policies remain the same as the rest of the building, including CMC’s policy regarding on-campus drinking/smoking.

There is still space available this fall in the Mountain View Residence Hall for traditional and non-traditional full-time students. In addition to outdoor amenities like access to miles of groomed and maintained trails, backyard terrain park, and an 18-hole disc golf course, residential students are eligible to receive a free Copper Mountain season pass.

For more information about the Mountain View Residence Hall and the 21+ wing, please contact Katie Bosio (, Director of Student life and Housing, or visit the CMC Leadville Residence Life website.