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

Prior to arrival, all residents and applicable guest should do a personal wellness check. If you or anyone in your move-in party is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or are feeling sick, please delay your move to campus.

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 while moving in. Everyone, including friends and family, should wear a face covering.
  • Please maintain a 6 feet distance between others.
  • One family per elevator at a time.


Spring 2021 Move-In 

Spring move-in begins January 15, 2021 at 9 AM. Additional information will be shared here as the spring semester approaches. Before you arrive to campus this January, be sure to view the following pages for pre-arrival information, meal plan info, and more!

Additional Information

A parking permit is required to park your vehicle on campus. 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. For more information about UCards, visit

Mail Services

Residents are automatically given a mailing address. You may begin receiving mail seven days prior to moving in. To view your mailing address and to learn more, visit 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. Spring semester tuition, housing, and meal plan bill is due on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 4:45 p.m. 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

The HRE 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! We will be posting updated office hours for spring 2021 move-in here soon.

Important Dates

January 4: Last day to request Early Arrival

January 13 & 14: Early Arrival ($40/day)

January 15: Spring Move-In Day

January 19: First day of spring semester classes

January 19 - 22: Mandatory spring testing for ALL residents

January 29: Spring Tuition and Housing charges due