Moving In

Summer Move-In Information

We are looking forward to welcoming any students who are moving in during Summer 2017. Official Summer Move-in begins Friday, May 12 and you will be able to check-in at the Peterson Heritage Center front desk between 9 a.m.-midnight (MT). If you have a summer reservation, you will be contact via email with a specific check-in date and check-out date. *If you are participating in May Stayover, please call our office to ensure you understand the correct protocol.

Meal Plans: If you purchased a meal plan, you can use it beginning with breakfast on Friday, May 12. The last day to change your meal plan is Friday, May 19 at 5 p.m. If you need to update your meal plan, you may use our change request form to update your meal plan during the first week of the semester. You can also sign up for a meal plan here if you haven’t already.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. We will also be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 should you need assistance. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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 11, 2016 and must be paid by August 18, 2016 (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.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page for more information on the Housing Bill Workshops that will be happening during Opening Weekend!

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.

Dining Services Hours

Peterson Heritage Center Dining Room

  • Monday-Thursday: 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

The Crimson Corner, located in the PHC, and the Honors Market, located in the MHC, are both open 24-hours a day.

For summer hours, please click here.

Opening and Welcome Week Events

Thursday, August 17, 2017 – Move In for the 2017-2018 Academic Year!

HRE and University events surrounding Move In Weekend and Welcome Week 2017 at the University of Utah will be announced in the coming months. As you begin thinking about what you will pack as we approve Move In, please avoid bringing a personal router. This interferes with the internet signal of others in your community. If you choose to bring a printer, please avoid bringing a wireless printer as they also interfere with the wireless signal. For a more comprehensive breakdown of what to bring and what not to bring, please review the Student Housing Guide. The 2017-2018 Student Housing Guide is available here! We will be distributing hard copies during our Orientation Presentations.

You can always find fun events during the year by staying connected on Facebook! Keep up with following groups for the scoop: HRERHALate NightASUUSocial Justice Advocates, and Dining Services.