Optional Services

Optional Services

Housing & Residential Education offers the following optional services to students living on campus. These optional services are available to help you expand your space, cater to your lifestyle or give you peace of mind. You can sign up for these services through Housing U in CIS upon reserving your room, in person in the HRE office, or by sending us an email. Please note, not all services are available in all communities. HRE shall provide utilities (electricity, gas, water, sewer, trash). Technology connection options (internet, wireless, internet television, cable television) differ by housing location (see the housing application for details).
Pricing for the 2020-2021 academic year is built into the dropdowns. As your move-in day approaches, we encourage you to communicate with your future roommates regarding who will be responsible for which item(s). The deadline to opt into optional services for the 2020-2021 AY is July 20, 2020.

Pricing for Summer 2020 can be found here: Summer 2020 Optional Services Rates


Microwave Rental Agreement

This lease agreement is nontransferable and is only valid for residents with a current Residence Halls or Apartment Housing Agreement.

Students living in any of our apartment areas, including Benchmark Plaza, Shoreline Ridge, Downtown Commons or Marriott Honors Community will have Microwaves in the common area of their apartment. You still are allowed to rent a Microwave for your personal bedroom if you choose to.

The renter (student) agrees to the following:

  1. At termination of this agreement, the renter shall return the microwave to the location designated in the semester closing materials in the same condition; normal wear and tear is accepted. The renter understands that if the equipment is damaged, or parts are missing, due to negligence, misuse, or for any other reason, the renter is responsible and will pay for its replacement. The renter is also responsible for replacement cost if the Microwave is not returned (whether due to loss, theft, vandalism, etc.). The charge for this will be based on market value.
  2. If the renter wishes to terminate the agreement during a normal school year contract (two full semesters), the rental will be refunded per unused semester. No refund will be given after the second week of the semester.
  3. The renter will return the Microwave unit to the designated location at the end of the contract term clean and dry (dry being interpreted as “no moisture evident to the touch in the unit”). Renter will be charged $23.00 if the unit is not clean and dry. It is the renter’s responsibility to return the Microwave; it will not be picked up by Housing & Residential Education staff.
  4. If the Microwave is found abandoned in a room or building, the fee will be $25.00. Remember the contract is under your name and it is your responsibility, (not your roommate or resident advisor), to return the Microwave as agreed.
  5. Any damages to the unit or applicable charges will be charged to the student’s Tuition & Housing account.

Academic Year 2020-2021: $58 ($29 per semester)

Microwaves are currently available to residents in community kitchenettes in the following areas:

  • Officers Circle
  • Chapel Glen
  • Gateway Heights
  • Sage Point
  • Lassonde Studios
  • Kahlert Village

Microwaves are currently available to residents in their apartment kitchen in the following areas:

  • Downtown Commons
  • Marriott Honors Community
  • Lassonde Studios
  • Benchmark Plaza
  • Shoreline Ridge
  • Block 44


PLEASE NOTE: We are running a waitlist for mircowaves ordered in Kahlert Village.

Microwave Rental Agreement

Bicycle Storage Agreement

The renter (Student) of this bicycle storage space understands and agrees to the following:

  1. Storage is for a bicycle only. No other personal property may be stored here. If property other than a bicycle is stored, the property will be removed without notice and disposed of. No motor-powered vehicle (including mopeds or similar vehicles) or flammable fuels may be stored.
  2. Students released from their residence hall contract prior to the first day of classes for summer, fall or spring semester will be eligible for a refund.
  3. Failure to comply with any part of this agreement will result in the loss of access to storage and the renter will forfeit any rental fees paid.
  4. Housing & Residential Education accepts no responsibility for any stored bike or any other item in the bike storage room; neither offers any kind of insurance or protection for it. Personal insurance is strongly recommended as well as a personal lock.
  5. We encourage you to register your bike with the Bike index @ www.bikeindex.org or in person with UPD.
  6. Bikes left in storage at the end of the rental period will be removed, cross-referenced with UPD, stored for 60 days and then sent to the University Lost and Found Surplus.
  7. Outdoor bike storage is under the oversight of Commuter Services and UPD, per Policy 3-232: Operating Regulations for Bicycles, Skateboards, Roller-skates and scooters (non-motorized riding devices). Please contact Commuter Services if you’re inquiring about a bike that was left at the outside bike racks by calling 801-581-6415.

Storage is for one bicycle only. No other personal property may be stored here. If property other than a bicycle is stored, the property will be removed without notice and disposed of. No motor-powered vehicle (including mo-ped or like vehicles) or flammable fuels may be stored. The use of the storage space may not be sold to anyone.


Academic Year 2020-2021: $54 ($27 per semester)

Available at: Heritage Commons (Officers Circle residents are able to purchase storage in Gateway Heights located across the street), the Marriott Honors Community, Kahlert Village, and Lassonde Studios.

5/27/20All Kahlert Village and Lassonde requests will be placed on a waitlist as all available storage has been reserved in these areas.

Bike Storage Agreement

For residents of Lassonde Studios, Marriott Honors Community, and Kahlert Village, beds are self-lofting. Watch this tutorial on how to loft your bed.

For residents in Heritage Commons, a bed loft is a wooden frame that elevates your bed to the height of a bunk bed. In place of a lower bed, you have space to arrange furniture. The picture below depicts the 55.5 inch version of the loft. This loft arrangement creates enough space for your desk and dresser or various other items you may bring with you.



Bed without loft (dimensions under bed)
Length: 80"
Width: 36"
Height: 19.5"

Bed with loft (dimensions under bed)
Length: 80"
Width: 36"
Height: 55.5"

2020-2021 Academic Year: No Charge for Lofting Service, *while supplies last, available on a first come first served basis

Available at: Heritage Commons.

To request bed lofting, please fill out a maintenance request.

Click Here to Request Bed Lofting

In-Room Phone Agreement

Students living in the Marriott Honors Community do not have the option to purchase In-Room Phone Lines. Students living in Downtown Commons must contact a local phone service provider to activate a phone line in their room, the University of Utah is not able to provide in-room phone lines in that community.

  1. You may request a personal phone line in your room. Students must pay a set up fee and a monthly subscription to the landline service.
  2. In the event of a room change, a new set-up fee must be paid. Your presence will be needed at the Housing Residential Education office to make this request.
  3. After the installation is completed, any further problem with the phone line will be directed to our phone provider Netcom at (801) 581-4000. They will provide assistance for any technical support and answer any questions you may have about the service you are receiving.
  4. When a landline is no longer needed, a one month notice is required to be given to the Housing Residential Education office. Failure to do so will result in a monthly charge until we receive such notice.

In-room phones are no longer provided in the residence halls or apartments.  In some buildings, the room is equipped with a telephone jack. Plug your land-line phone* into the phone jack on the wall outlet of your room and you can have your own personal University of Utah number! Please note that if you move rooms there will be a new set up fee.

2020-2021 Academic Year Set Up Fee: $177, $17.50 per month after set-up

Available at: Heritage Commons (Chapel Glen, Gateway Heights, Sage Point, Officers Circle, Benchmark Plaza, and Shoreline Ridge)

*Students must supply their own phone

In-Room Phone Line

The renter (student) of the safe understands and agrees to the following:

  1. Upon reading and signing this document, the terms and conditions as explained in this agreement form a binding contract between the renter (student) and Housing & Residential Education.
  2. The renter will leave equipment in place as installed by the Housing & Residential Education Staff member upon vacating residence. The renter is responsible for the full replacement cost of the unit if it is missing. Replacement cost is $240.00.
  3. If renter changes rooms during the contract rental period and requests that the safe be transferred to the new room, the safe will be removed/moved by Housing & Residential Education staff. The labor fee to move and install the safe in the new room will be $23.00.
  4. The renter will also be responsible for any loss of equipment due to theft, vandalism or destruction, whatever the source. In the event of such a loss, the renter will pay the Housing & Residential Education office the cost of the equipment at current replacement costs.
  5. Safes are subject to search and seizure by Housing & Residential Education staff and/or law enforcement agencies under conditions set forth in the Residence Halls Policies section of the HRE website.

Interior Dimensions
Width: 16"
Height: 6"
Depth: 14"

*style and color may vary

Academic Year 2020-2021: $134 ($67 per semester)

Available at: Heritage Commons, the Marriott Honors Community, U of U at Block 44, Downtown Commons and Lassonde Studios.

Important Note: If you change rooms there will be a $23 labor fee to move the safe.

In-Room Safe Rental

This service is only available to students living in the Marriott Honors Community.

The renter (student) of this personal storage space understands and agrees to the following:

  1. Storage is for a personal storage of non-perishable items only. The renter is not allowed to store any items prohibited in the residence halls (i.e. weapons, alcohol, flammable items, etc).
  2. All items must fit completely within the lockable compartment. Any items left outside the lockable storage
    compartments will be removed without notice and disposed of.
  3. Students released from their residence hall contract prior to the first day of classes for summer, fall or spring semester will be eligible for a refund.
  4. Failure to comply with any part of this agreement will result in the loss of access to storage and the renter will forfeit any rental fees paid.
  5. Housing & Residential Education accepts no responsibility for any items in the storage room; neither offers any kind of
    insurance or protection for it. A lock and personal property insurance is strongly recommended; the lock will not be
    provided by HRE.
  6. I understand fraudulent use or misuse of the storage unit potentially could constitute a crime under state and/or federal law and thus subject me to both HRE and university sanctions as well as legal ramifications.
  7. Students must remove any personal belongings from their storage space at the end of their contract period (unless they are returning from spring semester to fall semester and wish to pay the summer semester storage fee). Any belongings left for more than 10 days after a student ends their contract with Housing & Residential Education will be removed and processed. All items must be removed by May 1 each year. Students utilizing storage during the summer semester will be able to move their belongings after the first day of classes.
  8. I understand that the storage space is to be used only by the renter. The renter is not allowed to sublease or transfer
    their storage space to anyone else (including shared usage with other Marriott Honors Community residents).
  9. Misuse of storage unit or failure to fully comply with all aspects of this agreement could result in not being allowed to use storage in the future.

This storage area is great for skiers or snowboarders. Due to limited space, availability is based on first-come, first-serve basis.

Width: 3'
Height: 7' 6"
Depth: 2' 10"

Academic Year 2020-2021: $152 ($76 per semester)

MHC Vertical Personal Storage Request

You can conveniently reserve and purchase a bedding kit that includes (blanket, one set of sheets (flat and fitted), pillow, pillow case, towel, wash cloth) which will be delivered to your room prior to move in.

2020-2021 Academic Year: $94

Available at: Heritage Commons, U of U at Block 44, the Marriott Honors Community, Downtown Commons, Lassonde Studios and Kahlert Village

Bed Linen Kit Request

Everyone at the University of Utah is encouraged to prepare to for potential disasters they may encounter at any time with no warning. Students are allowed and encouraged to prepare and bring their own emergency preparedness kits. Just remember if you plan to keep these kits in your rooms to leave out prohibited items such as candles, flares, certain knives, etc.

Housing & Residential Education has purchased emergency kits from an outside vendor to sell to students at cost. These kits contain items that are allowed in our facilities. When purchased, the emergency kit will be placed in the student’s room prior to their arrival on campus and billed to a student’s account.

You can have an emergency kit delivered to your room that will include the basics to survive in case of an emergency. The kit includes:

  • 1: 3,600 calorie food bar
  • 3: Canned water
  • 3: Hand & body warmer
  • 1: Emergency poncho
  • 1: Emergency sleeping bag
  • 1: Box of strike-on-box matches
  • 1: Survival whistle
  • 1: Light stick
  • 1: LED flashlight with batteries
  • 1: First-Aid items
  • 1: Tissue pack
  • 1: Medium backpack


2020-2021 Academic Year: $44

Available at: All areas.


72 Hour Emergency Kit

Fall2020: Included at no charge; Spring 2021: $6.99 per month

Beginning January 2021, streaming TV service will not be included as a service in resident rooms. Students can sign up for the Xfinity On Campus TV-Go service to stream Xfinity shows, live TV, and record live TV. To learn more about the Xfinity on Campus system, please click here.


Sign up coming soon!

Please note: residents do not need to sign up for this service for fall 2020. It will automatically be included at no additional charge as a utility for this semester.

U of U at Block 44
Garage parking is available on a first come first served basis for residents in Block 44. Parking stalls will be assigned for a fee of $60/month. Students will be given a parking fob to access the garage and a permit tag to place in their vehicle. Guests or residents without a Block 44 parking permit should use street parking, not the garage. Vehicles parked in the garage without a permit will be towed at the owner's expense. Students interested in a parking space at Block 44 can request a spot by completing the online form below.

Click here to request parking at Block 44 

Downtown Commons 
Downtown Commons 1 & 2 offer free parking. All lots include security cameras. At Downtown Commons 2, you have the option to pay for gated parking. Please contact your Community Manager to receive access to DTC 2 gated parking if you are interested.

Storage rooms are available for rent for Block 44 residents on a month to month basis for a fee of $50/month. Storage units are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Room dimensions are approximately 5’ x 5’.

Request storage at Block 44 by completing the form below:

Block 44 Storage Room Options
I wish to sign up for a storage unit for the following months: *
Financial Agreement: Storage is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If I am assigned a storage spot after submitting this form, I understand and agree that my Housing account will be issued a monthly storage cost fee. By checking the box below I acknowledge my intent to pay this fee for the duration of the term specified above: * *
Storage Guidelines: I have read, understand, and agree to follow the storage guidelines attached to this agreement (above). I understand that by not following these guidelines my storage privileges may be terminated and financial penalties may apply. * *