Moving In

Welcome to your new home on campus! We are excited that you will be living with us. To help make your transition to college life as smooth as possible, move-in information will be posted here throughout the summer. Don’t forget to check your UMail account frequently so you don’t miss important emails. Follow us on social media for even more updates, move in tips, and prize giveaways!

Sample Move in Packing List

Move In 

Move-In for Summer Semester begins May 11th at 9:00 AM. You can pick up your key at the front desk of the Peterson Heritage Center, Marriott Honors Community, or Lassonde Studios. Note: Downtown Commons students will need to check in at the Peterson heritage Center. Please bring your uID or a photo ID for check-in.

Room Key: You will be issued your room key at check-in. It is vital that you lock your doors at all times. The doors from the hallway automatically lock, so please take your key with you when you leave. It is also important that you talk with your roommates and suitemates about locking their door.

Early Move-In: Only students participating in a University of Utah sponsored event or program are eligible for early arrival. To request early arrival, please email

Meal Plans

If you purchased a meal plan, it will begin with breakfast on Friday, May 11th.

Changing Your Meal Plan: You may change your meal plan once during the first week of the semester. Changes must be made by Friday, May 18 at 5 PM. MDT. You may change your meal plan by visiting the HRE website beginning on May 14th.

Move-In Events 

Community Meetings (Mandatory): Specific times and locations will be posted within your communities and attendance will be taken. Led by your Resident Advisor, you’ll connect with your neighbors, learn policies, and set sail towards thriving.


Additional Information


There will be a parking moratorium on May 11th, which will allow you to park in any university lot without a parking permit. Click here to view a map of available parking lots near HRE buildings. Visit Commuter Services to purchase a parking permit and for all parking related questions.


Your UCard is your student ID, but also serves as a variety of other important functions! You will use your UCard to access your building, use your meal swipes or Flex Dollars, and to tap on to UTA public transit. You should have received your UCard when you attended orientation… don’t forget to bring it on Move in Day! For more information, please visit the UCard webiste. If you haven’t attended orientation yet, you will receive a temporary access card.

Mail Services 

If you requested a mailbox in Housing U, you will receive an email with your mailbox number and personal mailing address. You may begin receiving mail 7 days prior to move in.

Lockout help

If you are locked out of your room, please go to the PHC, MHC, or Lassonde front desk to sign out a lock-out key. You can check out a loaner key for free for 30 minutes. If you need a loaner key longer than 30 minutes you can check out a loaner key for up to seven days for $10. If you still can’t find your key, we will change your locks ($60) so your room is secure.

If you are locked out of your building you can borrow a temporary access card from the PHC, MHC, or Lassonde front desk. You can check out a temporary access card for free for 30 minutes. If you need to keep the card for longer than 30 minutes, you can check one out up to seven days for $ 10.00 fee.


Staff will always verify your identity when letting you into your room or issuing a lock out key. Billing for all fees will be to your Housing U account.

Housing Bill

Charges for the summer semester will be available in your Housing U account on May 6, 2018 and must be paid by May 11, 2018 (the first day of move-in). You will see your room and meal plan charges for each month, as well as RHA dues and any optional services you selected. Only those items dated in May are due before/upon your arrival.

You may pay your bill in the following ways: online in Housing U using a credit card, calling in a credit or debit card payment to HRE  at 801-587-2002, or by paying in person at the HRE office. Beginning this fall, you may contact the HRE office to set up a recurring payment as well. Visit our Rates & Housing Account Page for more details on paying for your housing.

Financial Aid & Scholarship Information

If you have financial aid that will cover all or part of your housing fees, you may bring your financial aid check to the HRE office when you receive it, work with one of our accounting specialists to allow them to automatically transfer the funds for you, or select this option when you complete your reservation in Housing U.

If you have a university scholarship that covers your housing, these should be posted to your account by August 31. Please note, that there are occasions in which we are awaiting information from certain departments and are unable to post by the aforementioned date. We will, however, post the scholarships as soon as we have the information needed. If you do not have your financial aid sent directly to HRE after receiving the financial aid/scholarship reimbursement check and paying your tuition, please bring the excess funds to HRE to pay your bill. If you have questions regarding your scholarship, please contact the Accounting Office at 801-587-2002 or

Canceling Your Room

If your plans have changed and you will not be attending the University of Utah or no longer plan to live on campus, please contact HRE to cancel your room reservation. Additional information about terminating your contract may be found here.