Application & Reservation Process

The Process

1. Apply for a Reservation Time

Students apply for housing in order to receive a reservation time.

2. Roommate Match

There is time for students to reach out to potential roommates through an automatic match, or to confirm a preferred roommate.

3. Apply for a Living Learning Community?

Students may also complete their application to live in a Living Learning or Theme community, who have a priority to reserve their rooms before the general room reservation process begins.

View the Living Learning Communities

4. Reserve Your Spot

After the priority application date ends, students will use their reservation time to log in to the system and select a space available.


To Apply


Students that have been admitted to the University of Utah may complete their online housing application, search for and reserve a room, make payments, 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.

It is important to know that Housing & Residential Education does not match students to be roommates and does not assign students to rooms.

Notice to Future Residents: Housing Changes for 2017-2018

Housing Eligibility:

Beginning Fall 2017, undergraduate students living on-campus through Housing & Residential Education will be required to enroll in a minimum of 12-credit hours. Graduate students living on-campus will be required to enroll in a minimum of 6-credit hours.

Prospective residents should make note of this requirement when applying for housing beginning February 10, 2017.

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, or 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 “Request for Credit-Hour Exception” form below. Directions on where and how to send the form are listed in the form. Students will be notified of their approval or denial via their Umail account.


Space Changes:

Spaces within Gateway Heights and Chapel Glen will be adjusted beginning Fall 2017 to include additional triple rooms. Following this change, most rooms within Gateway Heights and Chapel Glen will be triple rooms, in which beds are in the loft position, which is similar to the upper height of a bunked bed. Additional spaces are also being reviewed in order to create more residential spaces.

Prospective residents will see these new room configurations when signing up for housing through Housing U online beginning February 10, 2017.

Changes will go into effect beginning with Fall 2017 Contracts. This information will be reflected in the Housing Sign-Up process beginning February 10, 2017. Should you have questions regarding these changes, please contact our office at or 801-587-2002.



2017-2018 Academic Year Housing application will become available February 10, 2017.
2017 Summer Housing application will become available April 3, 2017.
Stayover 2017 

May Stayover: May 6-12, 2017 *Must be a Spring & Summer 2017 resident to apply. Applications will become available April 3rd and due April 21. Late applications accepted for a fee until April 28.

August Stayover: August 5-11, 2017  *Must be a Summer 2017 resident and have a 2017-2018 contract to apply. Application will become available April 3rd and due July 21. Late Applications accepted for a fee until July 28.

Spring 2017 Housing application is open and spaces are still available.

Please be aware that it normally takes 24-48 hours from the first time a student logs in to the Campus Information Systems (CIS) page for the Housing U section to show on new student’s CIS page.

The application consist of three sections:

Section 1: Application

Fill out contact information, view and agree to the Housing & Residential Education policies, sign an electronic agreement and paying the $125 non-refundable application fee. Students must complete section 1 to receive a reservation time.

Section 2: Roommate Search & Living Learning Communities

Roommate Search:

Students do not have to be paired with a roommate to reserve a room during their reservation time. Roommate matching is based on what students selected in their profile questions in section 1.

We have created this series of screenshots so that you can see the roommate selection process and options:

View the Roommate Selection Process


Living Learning and Theme Communities (Optional) :

Complete the Living Learning Community (LLC) application and agreement

  • Make sure to review the Living Learning and Theme communities you are interested in as some require a separate application to the partner.
  • There is an earlier priority date for the application consideration for Living Learning and Theme Communities. We want to ensure students interested in these communities have an option to reserve prior to the start of the other residential communities.
Section 3: Reservation

Students will be able to select a room, choose a meal plan and add optional services. Students will also be required to pay the $200 reservation fee within 72 hours of selecting a room.



Additional Resources

Under 18 Housing agreement
Housing Application Checklist

View the Checklist

Sample Housing Agreement

This agreement is a copy of the agreement that students agree to in the housing application process for reference.

View a Sample Housing Agreement

Housing FAQ

Read up on the answers to all of your housing application questions here!

If you no longer intend to live on campus, please visit the Move Out page, paying particular attention to the Contract Cancellation information.