Live on campus beyond your first year

The typical college student experience usually includes living on campus, right? Movies and TV-shows usually focus on the drama—yeah there’s that too— but they also highlight the importance of living in inclusive and fun communities on college campuses. Is this experience only for first-year college students? We think not.

The 2021-2022 housing application is open for all students now in Housing U in CIS, but don’t delay. The priority deadline is April 1.

Meet Brock Coleman (he/him/his) who is a current junior studying medicine at the University of Utah and lives on campus.

Why did you decide to live on campus?

Because of the many scholarships available and the affordable housing options. I also found it valuable to have my own space while taking classes.

What communities were of interest to you and why?

When I was browsing through housing options, I was specifically interested in living at Lassonde Studios, the Marriott Honors Community or Shoreline Ridge. All three of these communities provide resources and a community of like-minded folks to connect with throughout your time as a student.

What has your experience living on campus been like?

Living on campus has helped me pursue my education by providing extracurriculars and involvement, research labs, jobs on campus, student government and more. This year, I chose to live in Shoreline Ridge for convenience. The in-house kitchen was a big plus for me and the location is within close proximity to both the Student Life Center and the hospital. As a busy medical student, it’s all about location, location, location.

Do you recommend living on campus for other students?

Yes! I encourage students to live on campus if they think it will have the potential to advance their future and career. I also recommend that students get involved with opportunities and extracurriculars.


Housing & Residential Education offers many different building and location options and students are able to choose the one that best suits their academic or personal needs. We encourage all students who would like to live on campus to apply by the April 1 priority deadline.

To explore housing options, view photos and 3-D floor plans and step-by-step instructions on how to apply, visit Housing & Residential Education’s website.

How to apply

  1. Log into CIS and select "Student Homepage."
  2. Click on the "Student Housing" tile.
  3. Select “Housing & Residential Education" from the menu, then click "Housing U."
  4. Click on the "Apply for Housing" tab and follow the instructions to begin a 2021 summer or 2021-22 academic year application.
  5. Submit your application and pay the application fee by the priority deadline to receive a reservation time. Note, the application fee for first-time residents only.
  6. Reserve a room at your assigned reservation time.