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Campus Housing


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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm in honors housing which is really nice

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: All residence halls were built for the Olympics, so they are spacious and quality!

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the housing options here at the U! They make it feel like home!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are located in pretty good locations around the University of Utah's campus. There are plenty of options for on campus housing.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My school is a new building so everything is new and clean


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Until recently, the U’s on-campus dorms predated World War II and were, to put it kindly, just plain awful. However, when Salt Lake City won the bid to host the 2002 Winter Olympics, the U of U was selected to house the Athlete Village. As no facilities existed on campus that were nice enough for world-class athletes, the U and the Olympic committee built some. These buildings are absolutely fabulous. They have state-of-the-art security capabilities, they have fine cafeterias, and the apartments are large and comfortable. The Olympic on-campus housing is a tremendous advantage for the student body who now live there.

It can be a bit of a walk from the dorms to the campus, depending on where your classes are, but it’s all downhill, and there’s a nice, attractive, pedestrian bridge over the only busy street separating main campus and the residence halls. The bridge is also an Olympic windfall; it cost upwards of $5 million and has built-in defrosting units, so there’s no ice during the winter.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
Average Housing Costs
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
  • Theme housing
Undergrads Living On Campus
Freshmen Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
Best Freshman Dorms
Chapel Glen
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Benchmark Plaza
  • Sage Point
Worst Freshman Dorms
Gateway Heights
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Gateway Heights
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Desk with bookshelf and chair
  • Dresser
  • Graduate housing includes dishwashers
  • Mattress
Also Available
There are also Living Learning Community houses and floors available. Some of the houses include Bennion Service House, Alliance House, honors housing, Emma Eccles Jones Fine Arts House, S.J. Quinney Law House, First Security Business House, Kennecott House, O.C. Tanner Humanities House, and Crocker Science House. The LLC floors are in Sage Point and include the Go Global floor, Outdoor Leadership floor, Green-Sustainability floor, Leadership and Service floor, and the College of Engineering Living Learning Community floor.
Available for Rent
Bike lockers and storage space Minifridges Vacuums, mops, and other cleaning items are available for "check-out" (that is, they're free).
Did You Know?
The U has housing for health science students in the Medical Towers, and apartments for graduate students or students with families in the West Village.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Chapel Glen
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites, singles, doubles
Special Features: Study rooms, 24-hour quiet floors, single-gender floors, limited visitation floors, Leadership in Service, Engineering Community, and Honors Living-Learning floors, indoor bike storage
Gateway Heights
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: First-Year Focus and LEAP programs, academic mentor staff, access to Heritage Center, fireplace lounges
Sage Point
Floors: 5 three- to four-story buildings
Number of Occupants: 750-999
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites, singles, doubles
Special Features: Living Learning Communities, 24-hour quiet floors, fitness facility, TV lounge, computer lab

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Benchmark Plaza
Floors: 3 two- to three-story buildings
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen (with more than 60 credit hours)
Room Types: Two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments
Special Features: 24-hour quiet floor, fully furnished, full kitchen/bath, laundry facilities, basic cable, Internet connection
Downtown Commons
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, singles, doubles
Special Features: Dishwasher, bathroom with dual sinks, laundry, access to transit
Shoreline Ridge
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen (with more than 60 credit hours)
Room Types: Apartments, singles, doubles
Special Features: Dishwasher, laundry, HBO, indoor bicycle storage, short walk to University shuttle stop

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