Amenities & Resources

[Updated: 7-29-20]

Bike Storage

Indoor bike storage is available for a fee and on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Learn more at housing.utah.edu/apply-reserve/optional-services.

Cleaning Services

Custodial staff will clean common areas of your community on a regular basis. These areas include: living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and hallways. Staff will not enter private spaces except to access a bathroom or kitchen.

Connections Boards

Looking for a collaborator or have a skill to offer? Use the connections whiteboards on the first floor of Lassonde Studios. Write your name, skill sought or provided, and start connecting!

Coronavirus Impacts & Policies

Stay Up to Date

Campus and housing policies are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To stay up to date, make sure to check updates available at coronavirus.utah.edu and housing.utah.edu/coronavirus.

Custodial Cleaning

Housing & Residential Education (HRE) custodial team members thoroughly clean and sanitize all high touch and common areas. The custodial team members routinely clean the following areas: hallways, laundry rooms, common rooms/lounges, stairways and elevators, entryways, public restrooms, and cluster style restrooms. Residents are responsible for regularly cleaning other areas in their room.

Cleaning Buckets

Cleaning and sanitation supplies are available for residents to use. Cleaning buckets can be picked up in laundry rooms. Please return cleaning buckets after you use them so that our custodial team can keep supplies replenished. Buckets include: glass cleaner, all-purpose cleaner and disinfectant, gloves, and towels.

Cleaning Checklist (from the Center for Disease Control)

  • Wear reusable or disposable gloves for routine cleaning and disinfection.
  • Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant.
  • Cleaning with soap and water reduces number of germs, dirt, and impurities on the surface. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces.
  • Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. High touch surfaces include: tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.

Clean Hands Often

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Self-Report Form

Students who begin experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, are awaiting COVID-19 test results, or who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 must complete the HRE Self-Report Form. Form submissions will be routed to an HRE staff member.

Face Coverings

University policy requires face coverings to be worn in all common areas on campus. Residents must wear face coverings while in indoor areas outside of their room. Face coverings are not required outdoors where 6 feet of physical distancing is possible.

Laundering

Cloth face coverings should be laundered after each use. See the CDC’s guidelines for washing and drying your cloth face covering: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wash-cloth-face-coverings.html.

No Guests

A guest/visitor is defined as any person who is not contracted to live in the space. This includes but is not limited to HRE residents from other buildings, non-resident students, and family members. HRE asks that you do not host other residents or guests in your room, unless their purpose is to assist you to move your belongings in or out of the space. There will be no overnight guests allowed for the academic year. This will be reevaluated for spring 2021.

Checking Your Mail

Please limit visits to the front desk to once per week for mail pick-up. We also ask that you try to limit your mail to essential items only.

Dining Service

All campus dining locations will provide your meal to-go, with limited, distanced, dining room seating.

Dining

Meal Plans

As a student, you have plenty to worry about without thinking about breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Let us do the shopping, cooking, and cleaning for you! When you live on campus, you can choose from a variety of meal plans. Learn more at housing.utah.edu/dining.

Students in single and double rooms are required to have a meal plan. Students in pods and lofts have the option of signing up for a meal plan. You can sign up for a meal in your Housing U account through CIS at cis.utah.edu.

Miller Cafe

The Miller Cafe at Lassonde Studios is a great food option for residents. Choose from a wide variety of meal options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and enjoy one of many snack items. The cafe is open daily to residents and others on campus. Find hours and more information at dineoncampus.com/utah.

Email Newsletter & Social Media

Residents receive a regular email newsletter alerting you to all the upcoming Lassonde events and latest news. Students also can get updates by following the Lassonde Institute on social media. Find links at lassonde.utah.edu/follow.

Equity Lounge & Equity Living Room

The Equity Lounge and Equity Living Room house the Social Justice Advocates and provide spaces where all residents are welcome, all identities are embraced, and you can feel free to be yourself. The hours for these spaces are Sunday-Thursday, 3-11 p.m. The Equity Lounge is located on the ground level of Benchmark 822. The Equity Living Room is located on the first floor of Kahlert Village. Learn more at: housing.utah.edu/livingtheu/equitylounge.

Events Calendar

All students have access to an online events calendar that outlines all upcoming events at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and Lassonde Studios. Visit lassonde.utah.edu/calendar.

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

If you would like to allow individuals to access your Housing U account to pay your bill, you will need to release your FERPA rights through Housing U in CIS. FERPA only allows others access to the student’s relevant financial information and applies to minors enrolled in the university. Once logged in, select “FERPA Consent Release Form,” check Housing and Residential Education as an area of release, and create a pin. Please remember to share your pin with anybody that you would like to have access to your account. Contact the Office of the Registrar for more information about FERPA at 801-581-5808 or registrar@utah.edu, or visit registrar.utah.edu.

Fire Pit & Grill

Residents have access to an outdoor fire pit and barbecue. Inquire at the front desk about availability and restrictions.

Front Desk Services

The Lassonde Studios front desk is open 24 hours a day to serve you and answer any questions you may have. Call the front desk at 801-213-8700.

Games & Activities

We have a variety of games available to residents at the front desk, including tabletop games, video game consoles, and pool and ping pong tables. Outside, residents have easy access to sand volleyball and basketball courts.

Internet

Register & Connect Your Devices

There is Wi-Fi access in every building on campus. To determine which network your device should connect to, visit onboard.utah.edu. Please do not install a personal router or access point. For questions or issues, check it.utah.edu/help, or contact the Campus Help Desk at 801-581-4000×1.

Wired Internet Connection

Your room also has a wired internet connection available. If you would like to utilize this, please call the Help Desk 801-581-4000×1 to activate the wall port. That’s it! You will need to provide an ethernet cable to connect to your computer). If the wall jack/plate looks broken, please fill out a maintenance request or call 801-587-2002.

Be a Good Wireless Steward

Do’s: Use UConnect, use wired connection, use ULink for gaming devices, contact Campus Help Desk for assistance connecting devices.

Don’ts: Bring personal Wi-Fi routers and hotspots, use wireless printers, connect wireless media players (Apple TV, Chromecast, etc.) as wired.

Key & Door Access

Your room key and UCard allow you to access your room and building and should never be shared with anyone. If you misplace one, you can borrow a loaner from the Lassonde Studios front desk. Loaner keys and temporary access cards are free for 30 minutes, or can be checked out for up to seven days for a $10 fee. If you lose your key, we will change your locks and charge you a replacement fee ($60-100). If you need a new UCard, please visit the UCard office in the Union Building.

Lassonde 400 Facebook Group

Residents are welcome to join an exclusive Facebook group to collaborate with other residents. Search Facebook for “Lassonde 400.” The L5 group for residents during the 2020-21 academic year can be found at facebook.com/groups/Lassonde400L5.

Lassonde Founders

The Lassonde Founders program brings together the best student entrepreneurs from across the nation to live, create, and launch together at Lassonde Studios. It is a four-year program for active undergraduate entrepreneurs that want to launch or grow a company. Learn more and apply at lassonde.utah.edu/founders.

Laundry

We have free laundry facilities on each floor of Lassonde Studios. Don’t forget to bring laundry detergent!

Libraries

The University of Utah offers several libraries. The biggest and main one is the J. Willard Marriott Library. Learn more at lib.utah.edu.

Mail

All students who live on campus will be issued a mailing address. You can mail packages and paper mail to this address. We utilize a package locker system for residents. Your mailing address and instructions about paper mail, mail pickup, and our package locker system will be sent to your UMail.

Mail is processed daily by the mailroom, and you will be notified by email when something has arrived for you. During peak time, expect longer processing times. You will pick up paper mail from the front desk, and packages will be sorted into lockers. You will access the locker holding your package with a code that was emailed to you. Packages are only kept for seven days before being returned. Perishable items are only kept for 24 hours.

Note: We cannot share addresses with friends, parents, or family members. Please share your address as needed so that care packages or other fun items find their way to you.

Maintenance & Repairs

Is something broken? Submit a service ticket at housing.utah.edu/maintenance-requests.

Make Program

Utilize our wood and metal shops by getting safety trained. Other tools and resources are available at any time the Make Space is open. You can find more information online at lassonde.utah.edu/make.

Makerspace

Lassonde Studios has numerous makerspaces on the public first floor and on each residential floor. Collaborate, study, and meet here.

Move-In Checklist

Are you moving in and have questions about what to bring? Review our checklist: lassonde.utah.edu/studios/what-to-bring.

Parking

You likely won’t need a car while living on campus. We strongly encourage you to consider alternate transportation methods rather than bringing a car with you to campus. If you choose to bring a vehicle, you will need to purchase a parking permit from Commuter Services.

Parking lots are designated as U or CU lots. The CU lot is north of Lassonde Studios. Guest passes are available for visitors. Learn more at commuterservices.utah.edu and at housing.utah.edu/living-the-u/parking-transportation.

Paying Your Bill

All housing and meal plan charges are included with your tuition bill. This bill will be paid through University Income Accounting & Student Loan Services. The HRE office will not accept payments. You can view your tuition bill online in CIS. All housing and meal plan charges are due when tuition is due, unless you have signed up for a payment plan. Learn more at housing.utah.edu/apply-reserve/rates-n-housing-account.

Residential Education Staff

Two professionals work on-site at Lassonde Studios to help ensure safety and wellbeing of all residents. They include a resident director (RD) and an area coordinator (AC). Among other duties, they manage the student resident advisors. Call them at 801-213-8706 (RD) or 801-213-8705 (AC).

Residential Programs

Residents get access to all public events, plus they get additional access to resident-only events and activities. Watch for events here: lassonde.utah.edu/calendar.

RHA (Residential Hall Association)

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the student government for students living on campus. RHA has multiple student boards that meet weekly if you want to get involved. Learn more at housing.utah.edu/living-the-u/get-involved.

Safety & Security

University Police & Security are here to help make your experience on campus a safe and pleasant one by doing patrols, safeguarding your security, and offering programs and resources. Contact university police at 801-585-COPS or 911. For non-emergencies, contact 801-585-2677, or visit dps.utah.edu.

Campus Courtesy Escort

Campus courtesy escorts are always available as a resource to students while on campus. You can request an escort to your residence hall, car, or any campus building. Courtesy escorts are operated by university security personnel and may include campus police officers. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 801-585-COPS.

Campus Alert

The Campus Alert system sends text messages to notify students of any safety threats, weather conditions, or other important updates to keep students informed. This system is also used to send any housing specific instructions to residents. All students are automatically signed up for this service. Visit campusalert.utah.edu to learn more.

SafeRide

SafeRide is a free after-hours service for students managed by Commuter Services. It is operated by university student employees. SafeRide functions similarly to other rideshare programs like Uber or Lyft but only operates within university boundaries, Monday-Friday, 6 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. Students may request a ride by downloading the TapRide app and following the prompts.

Startup Office Space (Company Launch)

All students are welcome to apply for startup office space at Lassonde Studios through our Company Launch program. Learn more and apply at lassonde.utah.edu/launch.

Student Life Center (Recreation)

The University of Utah has a state-of-the-art recreation facility called the Student Life Center. The facility is a stone’s throw from Lassonde Studios, and your UCard will allow you free access to the facility. Learn more at campusrec.utah.edu/facilities.

Sustainability & Recycling

We are committed to sustainability and encourage students to get involved. Participate by recycling, conserving, and applying for a Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund grant (bit.ly/uscif) or learning about the Sustainability Resource Center (sustainability.utah.edu).

Themed Floor Access

Residents get access to all four themed residential floors. The themes are Sustainability & Global Impact; Products, Design & Arts; Adventure & Gear; and Games & Digital Media. Each floor has unique furniture, tools, and activities.

Tobacco-Free Campus

The University of Utah is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited on all university property and in any outdoor area controlled by the university. These areas include all university residence halls and apartment buildings. This rule is applicable 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To get help quitting, please visit tobaccofree.utah.edu.

Tool & Resource Checkout

All students are welcome to check out tools and resources at the front desk. We have many items available including cameras, games, sports equipment, and more. Inquire at the front desk for availability. Find an inventory of tools and resources to check out here: lassonde.utah.edu/make/front-desk-tool-inventory.

Television

Cable or TV streaming service is not a part of a resident’s housing bill. However, students can sign up for in-room television streaming provided by Xfinity as an optional service. Cable television is still available to all residents in common areas and lounges. To sign up for in-room streaming services, visit housing.utah.edu/apply-reserve/optional-services.

Transportation

Campus Shuttles

Campus shuttles are a free and convenient weekday service for you and campus guests! Shuttles have a late-night service as well with a reduced schedule, but they do not run on the weekends or holidays.

The campus shuttle system transports students all over campus. This free service is especially useful for on-campus residents. For routes and information: commuterservices.utah.edu.

To track all campus shuttle locations live, view estimated times of arrival, and find nearest stops, visit uofubus.com or download the Ride Systems app available in the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Public Transportation

Being a student at the U gives you free access to all public transportation (bus, TRAX, Frontrunner) in Salt Lake City. Just use your student ID. Learn more at commuterservices.utah.edu/uta.

Register Your Bicycle

Bikes can be registered through the Commuter Services website. There is a “Free Bicycle Registration” link at the bottom of the page. Visit: commuterservices.utah.edu. Residents should only park their bicycles in designated bicycle parking areas. Residents should avoid locking their bikes onto railings and trees.

UCard

You’ll need your UCard for a lot of things on campus! You will receive your UCards with your welcome packet when you check in during your assigned move-in time in August. To replace a lost UCard, please stop by either of the UCard locations on campus: in the Union Building, room #158, or at the University Hospital, room #AC143C (use the south entrance). Learn more at ucard.utah.edu.

Union

The Student Union is a great place to find activities and a bite to eat. Learn more at union.utah.edu.

& More!

Find more information about the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at lassonde.utah.edu. Learn more about housing resources on the Housing and Residential Education website: housing.utah.edu. Don’t forget to explore all the resources and opportunities across campus. Start at utah.edu.