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Application & Reservation Process


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IMPORTANT UPCOMING APPLICATION DATES:

November 1 Upper-division 2023-24 Housing Application Opens.
January 16 Upper-division LLC/TC and Traditional Housing application deadline.

Applications after this date will go directly to a housing waitlist. 

January 16 First-year 2023-24 Housing Application Opens.
BEFORE YOU START THE APPLICATION:
  1. If you are under the age of 18 you will need to have a guardian/parent name and email address to sign the agreement on your behalf to complete the housing application.
  2. Ensure you have your student ID number (u0000000) and credit card information ready for any payments necessary
  3. To apply for housing, students must pay a $130 one-time, non-refundable, application fee – paid in the portal during time of application.  The application will check to see if you’ve paid this application fee prior and will bypass this section.
  4. When reserving a room, students are required to pay a $200 reservation fee  to secure your room.  The $200 reservation fee is required to be paid within three business days of selecting a room.  The reservation fee is counted towards the total cost of your room.
HOW TO APPLY
  1. Log into CIS   Please be aware that it normally takes 24-48 hours from the first time a student logs in to the Campus Information Systems (CIS) page for the Housing U section to show on new student’s CIS page.
  1. Under the” Student” section, select “Student Homepage”
  2. Click on the “Student Housing” tile
  3. Select “Housing & Residential Education” from the left-hand menu, then click “Housing U”
  4. Click on the “Apply for Housing” tab
  5. Select the term you are applying for
  6. Apply!

Note: If you receive an error page when trying to access “Housing U” through your CIS account, please contact our office and we can solve this issue for you. Send an email to info@housing.utah.edu with your name and UID indicating that you are unable to access the application because of the error page.

The academic year housing application is a two-part process:

  1. Part 1
    1. Select term, classification (first year, upper division, graduate) and submit your personal details
    2. Complete profile lifestyle questions for roommate selection
    3. Pay the $130 one-time, non-refundable application fee by the priority date (*fee applicable for first-time applicants only)
    4. Select Meal Plan (required or optional depending on residence)
    5. Choose agreement type (9 Month, 12 Month or Both)
    6. Indicate your interest in up to five Living Learning (LLC) or Theme Communities (TC)
    7. Complete Docusign agreement
    8. Click “Save and Continue” Button to finish
    9. Create or join a roommate group (optional)
    10. Submit application by priority date
      • Upper-division students: January 16
      • First-year students LLC/TC: April 3
      • First-year students Traditional Housing: May 3
  2. Part 2 
    1. For students who apply by the priority date:
        1. A randomized reservation time will be sent to your student UMail on the following date(s):
          1. Early Spring Semester: Upper-division students who apply by the January 16 deadline.
          2. Late Spring Semester: First-year students who apply by April 3 for LLCs/TCs or May 3 for Traditional Housing.
        2. Log back into the application to reserve an available space during your randomized reservation time. This time will be a day and time within the following windows:
          1. Early Spring Semester: Upper-division student reservations
          2. Late Spring Semester: First-year student reservations
        3. During this section, you will also select your meal plan and any optional services you wish to have.
        4. To finalize your booking, you will need to pay the $200 reservation fee within 72 hours.
    2. For students who apply after the priority date:
      • You will automatically join the housing waitlist.

Full Timeline

HOUSING ELIGIBILITY

Admitted to the University of Utah

Students that have been admitted to the University of Utah may complete their online housing application, search for and reserve a room, match up with a roommate, and sign up for optional services through their Housing U account. Students may access Housing U by logging in to the Campus Information Services (CIS) website and selecting Housing U under the Student Housing section.

Minimum Credit Hour Requirement
  • Undergraduate students living on-campus through Housing & Residential Education are required to enroll in a minimum of 12-credit hours.
  • Graduate students living on-campus are required to enroll in a minimum of 6-credit hours. Prospective residents should make note of this requirement when applying for housing beginning February 10, 2022.
  • Summer housing is only open to students enrolled in a minimum of 1 credit hour in the Summer semester.
Minimum Credit Hours Appeal Process:

If exceptional or extenuating circumstances might keep a student from meeting the minimum credit hours requirement during their time on campus, an appeal can be submitted. These circumstances may include:

  • medical
  • financial hardship
  • expected graduation
  • other “unique and unusual” considerations

In order to live on campus with less than the required amount of credits, an exception must be granted. Please fill out the “Credit Hour Exemption Request” in Housing U. Students will be notified of their approval or denial via their UMail account.

RESERVATION

For the 2023-2024 academic year housing application, students will be given a randomized reservation time if they submitted their housing application prior to the application deadline (January 16, 2023, for upper-division students, April 3, 2023, for first-year students interested in an LLC or TC, and May 3 for first-year students interested in traditional housing 1). Students who submit an application anytime between the application opening and the deadline will receive a randomized reservation time. Starting at this reservation time, students will be able to access the reservation portion of the application and reserve a room, if available. Summer or spring semester only contracts will not require a reservation time for students to reserve an available room.

Students will be able to select an available room, choose a meal plan, and add optional services. Students will also be required to pay the $200 reservation fee within 72 hours of selecting a room.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR HOUSING TIMELINE

ROOMMATE SEARCH

For students who have created roommate groups within the Housing application:

  1. Students in a roommate group will be given the same reservation date and time.
  2. Each student will need to log in at this time and reserve an available bed in the room they wish to live.
  3. Students will need to confirm their room reservation by paying the $200 reservation fee in the application within 72 hours.

Students do not have to be paired with a roommate to reserve a room during their reservation time. The roommate matching tool in the application is based on what students selected in their profile questions earlier in the housing application.

It is important to know that Housing & Residential Education does not match students to be roommates and does not assign students to rooms.

We have created this tutorial video that describes the process of creating a roommate group below.

PAYMENT

Housing and meal plan charges are included on your tuition bill through University Income Accounting. To learn more about rates and your Housing account, visit our rates page.

For payments, please reach out to Income Accounting directly.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RATES

LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES (OPTIONAL)

Complete the Living Learning Community (LLC) application and agreement

  1. Make sure to review the Living Learning and Theme communities you are interested in as some require a separate application to the partner.
  2. There is an earlier priority date for the application consideration for Living Learning and Theme Communities (March 10). We want to ensure students interested in these communities have an option to reserve prior to the start of the other residential communities.

VIEW LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Sample Under 18 Agreement

Sample Housing Agreement

This agreement is a copy of the agreement that students agree to in the housing application process for reference.

If you no longer intend to live on campus, please visit the Move Out page, paying particular attention to the Contract Cancellation information. In addition, if you are a newly admitted student and you will not be attending the University of Utah, please contact the HRE Office at info@housing.utah.edu or 801-587-2002. In addition, you will need to alert the Office of Admissions, follow the “Not Attending” link on the right hand side of the page and complete the survey.