Browse amenities and resources available to Lassonde Studios residents (alphabetical order):
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.
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.
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
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 and sanitation supplies are available for residents to use. Cleaning buckets can be checked out at the front desk. 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.
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 & Laundering
While face coverings are not currently required on campus, they remain effective against the spread of COVID-19. The University of Utah campus is face-covering friendly. Face coverings are encouraged in all common areas on campus.
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.
Do you have a guest coming to visit? All residents are required to register their guests in Housing U via your CIS portal prior to them arriving to campus. Residents are allowed up to 10 overnight guests per semester. All guests must be approved by roommates and must be registered by 9 p.m. on the evening their stay begins. Visit HRE’s guest registration webpage for the full policy and step-by-step instructions on how to register your guest: housing.utah.edu/living-the-u/guest-registration.
Checking Your Mail
Please limit visits to the front desk to once per week for mail pick-up.
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.
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/equity.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
All students are welcome to check out 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 resources to check out here: lassonde.utah.edu/make/front-desk-resource-inventory.
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.
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.
All residents in Lassonde Studios have access to a kitchen. Pod communities and loft apartments have their own kitchens. Single and double rooms have a shared kitchen in the community makerspace on each floor. Single and double rooms are required to have meal plans, but you can use the kitchen to cook your own meals from time to time.
Lassonde 400 Facebook Group
Residents are welcome to join an exclusive Facebook group to collaborate with other residents. Search Facebook for “Lassonde 400.” The L6 group for residents during the 2020-21 academic year can be found at facebook.com/groups/Lassonde400L6.
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 residential scholarship program for active undergraduate entrepreneurs that want to launch or grow a company. Learn more and apply at lassonde.utah.edu/founders.
We have free laundry facilities on each floor of Lassonde Studios. Don’t forget to bring laundry detergent!
The University of Utah offers several libraries. The biggest and main one is the J. Willard Marriott Library. Learn more at lib.utah.edu.
All students who live on campus are issued a mailing address. You can mail packages and paper mail to this address. Your mailing address follows this format:
First & Last Name
1701 Student Life Way
Unit (Insert Room #)
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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 or need attention? Submit a service ticket at housing.utah.edu/maintenance-requests.
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.
Lassonde Studios has numerous makerspaces on the public first floor and on each residential floor. Collaborate, study, and meet here.
Do you have an idea for a gathering or activity you want to host at Lassonde Studios? We want to hear about it. Submit your idea online, let us know what space and resources you need, and we will do what we can to help you make it happen! Submit your idea here: lassonde.utah.edu/meetups.
Are you moving in and have questions about what to bring? Review our checklist: lassonde.utah.edu/studios/what-to-bring.
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).
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 safety.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.
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 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 TransLoc 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bicycle Parking & Registration
The university offers free outdoor bicycle parking within 50 feet of almost every building. Cyclists are also welcome to utilize the secure bicycle lockers located at certain buildings and parking garages. Visit map.utah.edu to find bicycle parking options near you. Bicycles locked to anything other than bicycle racks will be impounded.
U community members can register bicycles, which can aid in the recovery and return of the item, through University Police. Visit police.utah.edu/property-registration.
You’ll need your UCard for a lot of things on campus, including to access your residential community! 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 the UCard office in the Union Building, room #158. Learn more at ucard.utah.edu.
The Student Union is a great place to find activities and a bite to eat. Learn more at union.utah.edu.
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.