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!


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, 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 three days: August 18, 19 & 20! Additional information will be shared here as fall semester approaches.

Additional Information

There will be a parking moratorium during fall move-in week, 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 lets you access your building, use your meal plan or Flex Dollars, and ride UTA public transit. You should have received your UCard when you attended orientation. If you haven’t attended orientation yet, you will receive a temporary access card.

Mail Services

Residents will automatically be given 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 2, 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. Those hours will be posted here soon!

Please feel free to give us a call at 801-587-2002 or send us an email at if you have any questions. 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, 19 & 20: Fall Move In

August 24: First day of fall semester classes

September 4: Fall Tuition and Housing charges due