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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.
  • 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” found in the Housing U portal.