Embracing Campus Life: Tyler’s Campus Journey at the University of Utah

Image of a student next to the Donna Garff Marriott Honors Community sign.

With more upper-division housing options available than ever with the addition of the Impact & Prosperity Epicenter in fall 2024 and the upper-division housing application due January 17, Housing & Residential Education invites current students to learn more about living on campus as an upper-division student.  

Tyler Mee, a dedicated third-year Biology student, shared what it’s truly like living on campus as an upper-division student. Originally from Anaheim, California, Tyler exudes enthusiasm for the vibrant campus life, particularly within the Marriott Honors Community where he resides.  

In our conversation, Tyler shared his appreciation for the proximity to academic resources and his role as a Teaching Assistant (TA) for the College of Science. “Being on campus makes it incredibly convenient to support my peers as a TA. It’s fulfilling to be readily available for students who need help or guidance,” he expressed, highlighting the practicality that campus living offers.  

Moreover, Tyler emphasized the advantages of his specific Theme Community, the Marriott Honors Community. “Living among like-minded individuals with a shared passion for education has been a game-changer. The Collaborative spirit within this community has enhanced my learning experience,” he shares.  

When asked about his decision to stay on campus, Tyler stated, “The University of Utah offers an exceptional blend of academic excellence and an incredible outdoors scene. Being closer to nature, paired with the proximity to the esteemed medical program, made it an easy choice for me. I have time to go hiking after class without having to commute far!” 

 Tyler’s dedication to maximizing his university experience epitomizes the benefits of living on campus. His story reflects not just a place of residence but a dynamic environment fostering growth, fun, and a sense of purpose that goes beyond the classroom.  

To Apply: 

  1. Log into CIS and select "Student Homepage." 
  2. Click on the "Student Housing" tile.
  3. Select “Housing & Residential Education" from the menu, then click "Housing U." 
  4. Click on the "Apply for Housing" tab and follow the instructions to begin a 2024-25 academic year application. 
  5. Submit your application and pay the application fee by the priority deadline to receive a reservation time. Note, the application fee is for first-time residents only. 

Jillian Hoff
Outreach Housing Ambassador