There is so much more to the on-campus living experience than receiving a key and having a new address. Housing & Residential Education is here to support you as you explore all that it means to be a Utah student. By living on campus, you will be taking part in a program that will impact your life. Some residences are designated for first-year students, some are primarily upper-division, and others are a mix of first-year and upper-division students.
Undergraduate students have the added benefit of being able to be part of a specific program where you will be able to dive deeper into an area of interest such as entrepreneurship, Honors program, social justice, community service, Engineering, Humanities, research, leadership, Fine Arts, Science, outdoor leadership, and global engagement. These opportunities set the U apart from other schools that you are looking at! We encourage you to explore the varying housing options for first year, upper-division and graduate students below.
For housing rates, please visit our RATES PAGE.
U of U On The Draw
In the heart of downtown Sugar House, U of U On The Draw offers a unique opportunity to live close to campus and explore what Salt Lake City has to offer. While The Draw is located off campus, it is completely managed by Housing & Residential Education.More Details
Opened in August 2020, Kahlert Village is the newest residential community on campus and is home to approximately 1,200 first-year students. The building is made up of seven themed communities to help students deepen their engagement on campus. The building features single, double, and triple bedrooms in cluster and suite-style configurations. Kahlert Village is centrally located on campus, includes a full-service dining facility, and a variety of classroom and study space available for students. A meal plan is required in this living area.More Details
Downtown Commons 2
Downtown Commons 2 features single, two-bedroom apartments. Each space also includes a shared kitchen, bathroom and living room. Please note, these apartment communities are located in downtown Salt Lake City and not on the University of Utah campus. Individuals who live in these apartments are not required to have a meal plan, but may select one if they would like.More Details
Downtown Commons 1
The Downtown Commons 1 apartments include private bedrooms within two- or three-bedroom apartments. Each space also includes a shared kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Please note, these apartment communities are located in downtown Salt Lake City and not on the University of Utah campus. Individuals who live in these apartments are not required to have a meal plan, but may select one if they would like.More Details
First Year, Upper Division
Lassonde Studios opened in the Fall of 2016, and is home for 412 student entrepreneurs and innovators. This is a place where students from any major or year can “Live. Create. Launch.” The building features cluster, loft, and pod style living options. Residents can engage with a community of makers on the four themed maker lounges in the building.More Details
Shoreline Ridge features two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments. Shoreline apartments offer full-size kitchens, private bedrooms, and spacious common areas. Shoreline is close to our dining center, student solar plaza, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, and plenty of hiking trails out the backdoor.More Details
Benchmark Plaza features two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments for first-year residents. Benchmark apartments offer full-size kitchens, private bedrooms, and spacious common areas. Benchmark is close to our shuttle stop and the Peterson Heritage Center, including the dining room, and plenty of hiking trails making it a great place to live, study, and play.More Details
Marriott Honors Community
The Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community (MHC) features apartment living for 309 upper-division undergraduate Honors students. The MHC apartments offer full-size kitchens, spacious common areas, and great views of campus and the Wasatch Mountains. The MHC is unique because it also includes classroom spaces, an Honors Market/Convenience Store, and a centralized front desk and mail room making it a great place to learn, socialize, and relax. This building opened in 2012. Residents are not required to select a meal plan, however many students select one for convenience.More Details
First Year, Upper Division
Officers Circle (OC) is a unique community comprised of 10 individual houses, most with a different academic or themed focus. There are 12 residents in each house, with the Kennecott House housing 13 residents. All houses are mixed gender and feature large study/lounge spaces, front porches, and kitchens. The OC houses are close to the Peterson Heritage Center, including the dining room, shuttle stop, and Eccles Legacy Bridge making access to all of campus easy and convenient. A meal plan is required in this living area, the lower level meal plan is available to residents.More Details
Sage Point features suite-style single, double, and triple rooms for approximately 850 first-year students. Sage Point is also home to many of our Living Learning and Theme Communities, making it a great place to pursue your interests and make friends. Sage Point is features a 24-hour exercise facility for residents, plenty of outdoor green space, and excellent views of the Wasatch Mountain front. A meal plan is required in this living area.More Details
Gateway Heights features suite-style double and triple rooms for first-year students. Gateway Heights halls are single gender by building and offer several common area spaces for studying, socializing, and meeting new friends. Gateway is adjacent to the shuttle stop and the Peterson Heritage Center, which includes our dining room. A meal plan is required in this living area.More Details
Chapel Glen features suite-style rooms for first-year students. Chapel Glen floors are co-ed and offer several common area spaces for studying, socializing, and meeting new friends. Chapel Glen is close to the medical and health areas of campus and features several nearby outdoor spaces perfect for soaking up some sun, relaxing, and includes slacklining poles. There is a fitness area in Chapel Glen 803 for use by all residents. It is accessible 24-hours a day. A meal plan is required in this living area.More Details
University Guest House
The University Guest House (UGH) is a hotel-style housing option for first-year students. Its proximity to a TRAX train station, the Peterson Heritage Center (PHC), and a campus shuttle stop allows you to explore both campus and Salt Lake City easily. The building features single and double rooms with full-, queen-, and king-size beds. A meal plan is required in this living area. For information on pricing, view our rates page.More Details
No Live-On Requirement
Students are not required to live on campus. While data has shown that students who live on campus are more likely to have a higher retention rate and GPA than students who live off campus, we do not require students of any year to live on campus. Through our residential learning model (RLM), residents will be able to develop an inclusive and engaged community on campus where all members thrive. That being said, we also do not guarantee housing for students. Click Here to learn more about the application process.
Roommate Matching Policies
Students living on campus are not separated based on race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or ability. Students who prefer gender-inclusive housing can Click Here to learn more. Students have the ability to create roommate groups in their housing applications if they know specific people they would like to live with. For students that don't create roommate groups, or if their roommate group isn't able to be accommodated, roommate profiles can be used to match students with similar living preferences. Please note: Housing & Residential Education does not match or assign roommates. Waitlist offers are sent as spaces become available.