The University of Utah has been making over its commuter-school reputation. U President Taylor Randall calls it “college town magic,” and it’s part of his vision to inspire students and reimagine higher education.
The new vision aims to complete the transformation. Plans are in motion to increase our offer to 12,000 beds and create a campus city where students can find community and have one-of-a-kind living-learning experiences.
Kahlert Village Fourth Wing – NOW OPEN
Opened in 2020 and expanded in fall 2023, Kahlert Village is the largest Living Learning Community (LLC) on campus. Home to over 1,400 first-year students, residents share interests like STEM, Honors, health and wellness, outdoor leadership, and engineering.
Amenities in this community include the Urban Bytes Café, with a variety of food, including Mexican, Grill, Italian food, Mongolian barbecue, and Salad bar; a 24-hour front desk; meditation space; music rooms; and Creative Commons by Adobe.
Impact & Prosperity Epicenter – OPENING FALL 2024
The Impact & Prosperity Epicenter is the newest housing project at the U, centrally located on lower campus near the Student Life Center, Student Union, Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, and Lassonde Studios.
It will house 778 residents in six floors and three different housing options: end-cap communities, 4- and 8-bedroom apartments, and cluster-style single and double rooms. Adjacent offices will headquarter two dynamic teams, the Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity and the Sorenson Impact Center.
Construction on the University of Utah campus is ongoing with different completion dates. Noise is expected in the lower campus from Fall 2023 until Spring 2024. Information on concrete pour, road closures, or specific work outside of regular construction times near residence halls is timely informed to our residents.
Learn about the University of Utah “college town magic” vision and HRE commitment to create an engaging community where students live, learn, and thrive.
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