Moving In

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 (@uofuhousing) for even more updates, move-in tips, and prize giveaways!

Move-In & COVID-19

Social distancing and other pre-cautions will be implemented during the move-in process to support the health and well-being of our community.

  • All residents and friends/family assisting with move-in are required to wear face coverings
    • Residents are allotted a maximum of 2 guests to assist on move-in day. Everyone arriving on move in day should wear a face covering
  • Please maintain a 6 feet distance between others
  • One family per elevator at a time

HRE COVID-19 webpage


Fall 2020 Move-In 

Before you arrive to campus this fall, check this page throughout the summer! Be sure to view the following pages for pre-arrival information, mandatory COVID-19 testing information, instructions on checking in, unloading maps, meal plan info, and more!

Move-In Week

Moving in this fall will be a new experience! In place of a one-day event, Move In 2020 will occur over the course of six days: August 18-23! First-Year Move In: August 18-20; Upperclass Move In: August 21-23. Additional information will be shared here as fall semester approaches.

Additional Information

On your assigned move-in day, you will receive a temporary unloading pass that will allow you to park in an unloading lot near your residential building. This pass is valid for a maximum of 2.5 hours and must be displayed on your dashboard. With move in occurring over the course of multiple days, we ask residents who have vehicles with them to park overnight at the Stadium Lot on lower campus. Heritage Commons residents will be able to park in areas closer to their residential building beginning the evening (after 8 p.m.) on August 20. Lower campus residents (Kahlert Village, Lassonde Studios, and Marriott Honors Community) will be able to park in areas closer to their residential buildings beginning the evening of August 23 (based on availability). Visit Commuter Services to purchase a parking permit and for all parking related questions.


Your UCard is your student ID, but also lets you access your building, use your meal plan or Flex Dollars, and ride UTA public transit. New first-year residents will receive their UCards during their assigned move-in time. Be sure to upload a photo for your UCard by August 7 for a smooth move-in process here:

Mail Services

Residents will automatically be given a mailing address. This address will be sent to your UMail prior to you moving in. You may begin receiving mail seven days prior to your move assigned move-in day. We utilize a package locker system on campus. More information can be found on our Desk & Mail Services page.

Housing Bill

All housing & meal plan charges will be included in the student's tuition statement. This bill will be paid through University Income Accounting & Student Loan Services. Students can view their tuition bill online in their Campus Information Systems (CIS) account beginning August 3, 2020. Fall semester tuition, housing, and meal plan bill is due on Friday, September 4, 2020. To spread out these costs, students may elect to sign up and enroll in a payment plan.  Students are legally responsible for their accounts. Visit our Rates & Housing Account Page for more details on paying for your housing.

Financial Aid & Scholarship Information

Any scholarship or financial aid that exceeds the cost of tuition will automatically be applied to a student's housing and meal plan charges. This will be reflected in the student's tuition bill via University Income Accounting.

Lockout help

If you are locked out of your room, please go to the PHC, MHC, Kahlert Village, 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, Kahlert Village, 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 fee.

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

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.

HRE Office Hours

HRE will be extending our hours of operation during fall move-in week. Our office is currently closed to walk-in visitors, but we are available by phone at 801-587-2002 and by email at ready to answer any questions you may have!

Extended office hours for move-in week:

August 18-21: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

August 22: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

August 23: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please note that as of May 12, 2020, our office is closed to walk-in visitors. We will update this page when our office becomes open to in-person guests.

Important Dates:

Early July: Assigned move-in day and times sent to UMail

July 20: Last day to order optional services and request early arrival time

August 3: Students able to view room and meal plan bill online with tuition bill

August 18-23: Fall Move In

August 24: First day of fall semester classes

September 4: Fall Tuition and Housing charges due