Announcements

Available RHA Executive Board Positions (June 21, 2017): 

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is excited to announce two openings on their 2017-2018 Executive Board:

Upper Division Board Director: Work with other upper-division students to make life on campus personalized and fulfilling in all years they live on campus.

NACURH Communications Coordinator: The NCC leads a small group of students to conferences across the country where you’ll be able to connect with students from other schools and increase your knowledge and perspective.

RHA positions provide an opportunity to get involved and gain leadership experience. Students serving on the Executive Board will receive a small stipend. All students living on campus are encouraged and welcome to apply. New or emerging leaders as well! Applications will be accepted via the link below until Sunday, June 25th at 11:59pm.

Apply Now! https://goo.gl/forms/0cLodlDiR9zgKfVN2

For more information please refer to our Student Leader page

Lassonde Air Test (June 16, 2017):

There will be a Building Air Test in Lassonde Studios June 21st- 22nd. Read here for more details.

Scholarships (May 17, 2017):

Undocumented students (with and without DACA are encouraged to apply):

The Lynda and Skip Scholarship
Deadline:
 June 11, 2017
Requirements: The Lynda and Skip Scholarship awards four scholarships valued at $2500 each. Three (3) scholarships will be awarded to continuing students at the U who are involved in Office of Engagement programs and one (1) will be reserved for an incoming first-year student who will commit to participating in an OE program for the full 2017-2018 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded in two parts ($1250 fall semester and $1250 spring semester) and will be applied directly to tuition. Excess funds may be used at the University of Utah Campus Store, or applied towards a university meal plan. This scholarship is open to undocumented students who graduate(d) from a Utah high school (with or without DACA).
Scholarship Link: https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/lyndaandskip2017_18

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants
Deadline: 
June 12, 2017
Requirements: Open to high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions. This scholarship is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA), U.S. Permanent Residents, and U.S. Citizens.
Scholarship Link: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Ivory Homes Building Dreams Scholarship
Deadline:
 June 30, 2017
Requirements: Open to high school seniors and transferring students from Salt Lake Community College to the University of Utah (with and without DACA). Ivory Homes will offer eight $2,000 scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year for the University of Utah. These scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated experience serving and working with the Latina/Latino community. Applicants must be entering freshmen or SLCC transfer students with preference given to first-generation students. Students transferring from Salt Lake Community College to the University of Utah must (1) have completed 30 credit hours or more at the time of their application, (2) have lived in Utah for three or more years, and (3) graduated from a Utah high school.
Scholarship Links: https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/ivoryhomesscholarship2017_18

Ivory Homes Renewal Application
Deadline:
 June 30, 2017
Requirements: Renewal funds are available to former Ivory Homes Scholarship Recipients who are first-generation continuing students at the University of Utah during the 2017-18 academic year. In order to be considered for renewed funding, students must demonstrate involvement in community service and/or leadership. Current Ivory Homes Renewal Scholars must have completed Diversity Scholars and at least one high school conference by March 5, 2017, in order to be considered. A one-page personal statement written by the student explaining how continued funding will contribute to achieving your educational and career goals. Resume of one page highlighting any extracurricular or community activities and/or service in which the student is involved. Transcripts.
Request Application: k.lofshult@utah.edu

For a full list of scholarships, please visit: www.educate-utah.org/scholarships

 

Wait List Announcement (April 25, 2017):

Wait list for first-year male spaces is now in effect. As a reminder, you can sign up for the wait list in the housing application where you reserve a room. This means that if you have filled out an application and have a reservation time, but have not reserved your room (and you are a male first-year student), we encourage you to sign up for the wait list at this time.

Wait List Announcement (April 24, 2017):

Wait list for first-year female spaces is now in effect. As a reminder, you can sign up for the wait list in the housing application where you reserve a room. This means that if you have filled out an application and have a reservation time, but have not reserved your room (and you are a female first-year student), we encourage you to sign up for the wait list at this time.

Wait List Announcement (April 3, 2017):

Wait list for female upper-class spaces is now effect. You can sign up for the wait list in the housing application where you would reserve a room. This means that if you have filled out an application and have a reservation time, but have not reserved your room (and you are a female upper-class student), we encourage you to sign up for the wait list at this time.

Technological Errors in the Reservation Process (March 30, 2017):

We are aware of the technological errors many of our prospective residents have faced in conjunction with the room reservation process. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and are working through a high volume of phone calls and email messages as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience as we work to fix these issues.

I Applied for an LLC! Where is My Lottery Time? (March 23, 2017):

If you applied for a Living Learning Community, you will only be receiving a housing lottery reservation time if you have been admitted to an LLC. If you are on the wait list for an LLC, we suggest you reserve a room after you are sent your lottery time for the general housing pool. If you are a returner, you will receive your lottery time on March 27. For new students, you will receive your lottery time on April 4. 

Anti-discrimination Policy Memo (February 27, 2017):

A memo for our University community.

A Message for Our International Community:

The following message from SVPAA Ruth Watkins was released today. (February 17, 2017).

Application FAQ (February 6, 2017):

Do you have questions about the Housing Application or process? Read up on the answers to all of your housing application questions here!

We are getting some questions about lottery times:

What is a lottery time?

When a student applies for the Academic Year before April 1st they will receive a lottery time to book a room. This means on April 4th for new first year students and March 28th for current residents lottery times will be sent out to student through their Umail. A lottery time is a randomly generated date and time when a student can start to apply for on campus housing. Please see the timeline and process. It is not first come, first serve when booking a room.

Support and Resources for International Scholars and Students at the University of Utah (January 31, 2017):

Housing & Residential Education, a team of dedicated student leaders and staff, serves the University community by encouraging, facilitating, and supporting the learning and development of all residents while creating an inclusive and safe living environment. An increasing number of international students enroll at the University of Utah and also live on campus so we hope that the following information will be helpful to current and prospective University students from all backgrounds. When you attend the University of Utah, there are opportunities to connect with students from around the USA and 117 different countries, 52 of which are represented by students living on campus. Housing & Residential Education has a student leadership board that plans trips to attend events around Salt Lake City to aid developing community and comfort, and there are a variety of student organizations and communities on campus that are in place to support you in your transition. Please also see the following message from Senior Vice President Ruth Watkins & Chief Global Officer Michael Hardman released on January 31, 2017.

Support for Undocumented Students:

Transform Statement from the School for Cultural and Social Transformation

Resources, Support and Information for Undocumented Students