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

Spring 2020 Move-In 

Move-in for Spring Semester begins January 3 at 9 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 or Cedar Court 700 students will need to check in at the Peterson Heritage Center. Students living in Block 44 should check in at the Block 44 leasing office located onsite. 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. It is also important that you talk with your roommates and 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.

Early Arrival: Only students participating in a University of Utah sponsored event or program are eligible for early arrival on January 1 or January 2 for a fee of $39 per day. Students interested in moving in early must be approved in advanced. To receive approval, please email by December 21.

Meal Plan

If you purchased a meal plan, it will begin with breakfast on Friday, January 3.

Changing Your Meal Plan: You may change your meal plan once during the beginning of the semester. Changes must be made by Friday, January 10 at 5:00pm. You may change your meal plan by completing the request form on our dining page here.

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 January 3, 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

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.

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. Spring semester tuition, housing, and meal plan bill is due on Friday, January 17. 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, 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 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 spring Move-In times. Those hours will be posted here soon!

Please feel free to come by, give us a call, or send us an email if you have any questions.

Dining Hours

For the most up-to-date hours for dining in your area, please visit Dining Services.