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Housing & Residential Education strives to manage student applications and reservations in a timely fashion to help students who are on the waitlist to be able to live on campus.  We are unable to guarantee housing for all students.

Note: In an effort to offer spaces more efficiently, students will receive waitlist offers through their University email (UMail) and preferred email (as listed in CIS) and have 72 hours to reserve a room.

IMPORTANT WAITLIST UPDATES FOR 2022-2023

  • We anticipate that all available housing spaces will be fully reserved during the traditional housing room reservation window (April 7-15).
  • Once all available beds are reserved, the waitlist will open. Waitlist offers will begin on April 25.
  • Students who met the April 1 priority deadline and are not able to reserve due to beds already being reserved by other students will automatically be added to the waitlist.
    • Place on the waitlist is randomized but will be prioritized before students who join after the April 1 priority deadline.
  • Students who apply beginning April 2 will automatically be routed and added to the waitlist when they apply for housing for 2022-2023. These students will not need to pay the $130 one-time application fee or the $200 reservation fee until they are able to select a room (NOTE: Being on the waitlist is not a guarantee that students will receive a housing offer).  
      • Place on the waitlist will be determined by submission timestamp.
  • When students reach the top of the waitlist, they will have 72 hours to apply and go into room selection to reserve a room. HRE does not assign or offer specific rooms.
  • The waitlist is updated diligently throughout the summer and after move-in day as spaces become available.

SIGNING UP FOR THE WAITLIST

Throughout the reservation process, students self-reserve available spaces via their application in Housing U. The waitlist will not open until all rooms are reserved.

  • For the 2022-2023 academic year:
      • Students who met the April 1 priority deadline and are not able to reserve due to beds already being reserved by other students will automatically be added to the waitlist.
      • Students who apply beginning April 2 will automatically be routed and added to the waitlist.

If you have already added your name to the waitlist and have not received an offer, we encourage you to explore other housing options and check your UMail frequently to stay in communication with our office regarding your waitlist status.

Being on the waitlist is not a guarantee of a room. Our team works to offer students on the waitlist an available space as soon as they become available. We appreciate your interest in housing and are happy to answer any questions as you prepare for the fall.


TO SIGN UP FOR THE WAITLIST AFTER APRIL 1:

  1. Log in to your Housing U account.
  2. Once you have logged in to Housing U, enter the “Application” tab and select the application term you are applying for.
  3. Once your waitlist form is complete, you are automatically added to the waitlist according to your submission timestamp.

Apply for the Waitlist


PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING:

    • The waitlist is not LLC/TC, room type, or location-specific; it works on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • The waitlist is not for students that currently have a housing reservation.
    • Roommate groups are not applicable to students who are not on the waitlist. If you made a roommate group prior to joining the waitlist, it is unlikely that you will receive a space with those roommates.
    • All waitlist correspondence will be sent to your UMail account and the preferred email on your account (if listed in CIS). Be sure to check your email often for updates.
    • If you sign up for the waitlist and would like to be removed, please email info@housing.utah.edu or call 801-587-2002.

WAITLIST UPDATES

HRE will update this page bi-weekly with additional updates and information on the status of the waitlist for the 2022-2023 academic year. To learn more about the waitlist process, please see review the information below.

8/4/2022 UPDATE:

HRE has limited housing availability for first-year and sophomore students for the 2022-2023 academic year. These students are able to submit a waitlist application, and though not guaranteed, are likely to receive a housing offer by move-in week.

7/1/2022 UPDATE:

As of July 1, 2022, the University of Utah has entered into a sublease agreement with Westminster College for use of The Draw, a 162-bed apartment building in Sugar House. Located at approximately 2100 South and 1300 East, residents will have the convenient option of utilizing the UTA public transportation options that can take students to and from campus.

Securing this five-year lease for The Draw is a vital step in addressing the essential needs of students as they pursue their academic goals at the U. The Housing & Residential Education (HRE) team will begin offering contracts at The Draw to upper-division students on the waitlist beginning Tuesday, July 5.

4/28/2022 UPDATE:

We are committed to exploring all available options to expand housing to support the increased on-campus housing demand for the upcoming year. We have the following updates to share with you:

  • We have secured 250 additional beds that we are actively working on offering to students on the waitlist.
  • We are working on an additional partnership that would provide 250 more beds for students.
  • We will continue seeking added housing options near our campus and across the Salt Lake Valley to support students.

4/25/2022 UPDATE:
An email with our updated waitlist protocol and process was sent to all students on the 2022-2023 academic year waitlist. Please check your UMail for more information.

4/13/2022 UPDATE:
As of April 13, 2022, all first-year traditional housing has been reserved. Students that were not able to reserve a space will automatically be added to our waitlist for academic year housing. Additional updates and information on the status of the waitlist will be posted on this page as they are available.

4/8/2022 UPDATE:
As of April 8, 2022, all upper-division traditional housing has been reserved. Students that were not able to reserve a space will automatically be added to our waitlist for academic year housing.

NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO JOINED THE WAITLIST BY DATE GROUPING:

WAITLIST PROTOCOL

Housing & Residential Education, in an effort to provide housing to the maximum number of students possible, utilizes a priority system as part of our waitlist management policy.

PRIORITIZATION PROCESS

Waitlist applicants are categorized based on their classification with the University and placed onto one of nine different waitlists:

      • First-Year: Females
      • First-Year: Males
      • First-Year: Gender-Inclusive
      • Non-First-Year: Females
      • Non-First-Year: Males
      • Non-First-Year: Gender-Inclusive
      • Graduate: Females
      • Graduate: Males
      • Graduate: Gender-Inclusive

OFFER SCHEDULE

Permanent room offers are based on cancellations and availability, which makes it difficult to set an exact day when offers will be made. All offer emails are sent to the applicant's UMail account with details on how to reserve a space. Applicants will have 72 hours to reserve a room, meaning they will need to log back into Housing U and pay the $200 reservation fee. If the first offer is not responded to, applicants will be moved to the bottom of the waitlist. If the second offer is not responded to, applicants will be removed from the waitlist and no additional offers will be made.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Can you tell me my waitlist number?

We are not able to provide exact numbers to students on the waitlist due to the nature of cancellations that occur throughout the summer. Since we are adjusting the waitlist frequently, an exact position on the waitlist is not something we can provide.

Q: Waitlist timing

We do anticipate cancellations over the course of the summer, but especially around May 1, June 1, and July 1. We may have a better idea of how many cancellations we have received and what students are still on the waitlist at this time.