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 Weekend

Move-in Day is August 17th. You have been issued a recommended arrival time. This will help everyone have a quality move in experience and decrease traffic issues. We appreciate your help in following your arrival time.

Check-in details: Please bring your uID or photo ID for check-in. When you arrive, follow signs to your Housing Area check-in tent. At check-in, you will receive your room key as well as a move-in guide.

Move-in early: Only students participating in a University of Utah sponsored event or program are eligible to check into the halls early. Please notify us in Section 4 of Housing U by July 21st. If you are interested in signing up for UCrew, please scroll to the bottom of the page and complete the form.

Late check-in: If you need to check-in later than your assigned move-in date, you are required to update Section 4 in Housing U prior to July 21, 2017. You can pick up your key and move-in guide at the front desk of the Peterson Heritage Center, Marriott Honors Community, or Lassonde Studios.

Meal Plans

Your meal plan will begin with breakfast on Thursday, August 17. In addition, you are invited to a free, special opening tailgate at the PHC on Thursday, August 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. — friends and family are welcome!

Changing Your Meal Plan: You may change your meal plan once during the first week of school. Changes must be made by Friday, August 25 at 5 p.m. MDT. You may change your meal plan by visiting the HRE website beginning on move-in day.

Move-In and Welcome Events

Looking for something to do? There are a ton of fun HRE and University events that are being planned just for you!

Events for HRE residents are listed below; a list of University events may be found here.

Thursday, August 17 – Move In! 

5:00-8:00 p.m Kick-Off Tailgate: You and your family are the guests of honor. Swing by the Peterson heritage Center Dining Room or dig into summer favorites outside on the grill, courtesy of Dining Services.

6:00, 7:00, and 8:00 p.m. 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.

9:30 pm.m.Movie Screening: Join us at dusk for an Outdoor Film Screening at the University Federal Credit Union Rooftop Playfield. Shuttles will be provided with pick up stops at the Peterson Heritage Center, Marriott Honors Community, and Lassonde Studios. Popcorn and refreshments provided. Hosted by the Residence Hall Association.

Friday, August 18

1:00-3:00 p.m. Parent & Family Luau: Hosted by the Center for New Student and Family Programs at Red Butte Gardens. Please register online.

6:00-10:00 p.m. Neighborhood Night: The Residence Hall Association welcomes you to Neighborhood Night, an event packed with inflatables, prizes and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to get engaged with your community.

Saturday, August 19

10:30 a.m. New Student Welcome and Picnic with President Pershing: Your RA will be gathering up your floor to head down to this spirited event, hosted by the Center for New Student & Family Programs. Parents are welcome to take event buses or walk down and meet their students there. For more information on the Welcome and Picnic, please download the New to the U app or reach out to the Center for New Student & Family Programs at or 801-581-7069.

Shop Sugarhouse: Uncover the Salt Lake community. Take a shuttle provided by HRE and explore a variety of stores and restaurants.

10:00 p.m.: Club PHC: Club PHC is the dance party to kick off the year. The first 100 people to arrive will get sound activated LED party shades. Hosted by the Programming Assistants.

Sunday, August 20

11:00 a.m. Utah Women’s Soccer Game: Join us on Ute Field (located near the Marriott Honors Community) to cheer on the women’s soccer team against South Dakota State. The first Utah athletic event of the year!

Additional Information


There will be a parking moratorium until August 20th, 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.

Mail Services 

If you requested a mailbox, you will receive an email with your mailbox number and personal mailing address. Students can begin receiving mail 7 days prior to move in. If you are shipping large items to campus, please arrange for the package to be delivered on the day you arrive.

Lockout help

If you are locked out of your room, please go to the PHC or MHC front desk to sign out a lock-out key. The first time you sign out a lock-out key there isn’t a charge; each subsequent lock-out, however, is $5.

Room key: You will be issued your room key at check-in. It is vital that you lock your doors at all times. It is also important that you talk with your suitemates about locking their door. In Chapel Glen and Gateway Heights, the rooms are connected by the bathroom. Bathrooms do not have locks on them as this would violate fire code. The doors from the hallway automatically lock, so please take your key with you.

If you are locked out of your building and need a temporary access card, you can borrow one from PHC or MHC front desk. A temporary access card costs $10.

If you have lost your key and need a lock change, you will be billed for the lock change (amount determined by the number of rooms in your apartment/suite).

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 fall semester will be available in your Housing U account on August 12, 2017 and must be paid by August 17, 2017 (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 August 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.