Amenities & Resources

[Updated: 10-11-19]

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.

Cable/UTV

University Television Services (UTV) provides cable programming to all rooms. Channels include HBO, ESPN, the PAC-12 network, and lots more. Each room has a cable connection, but you are responsible for providing your own TV (unless you are in a pod or loft) and coaxial cable. If your UTV connection is not working, contact UTV. If the outlet is damaged, fill out a Housing & Residential Education maintenance request. For support, contact UTV Services & Support at 801-581-8502, utv@utah.edu or housing.utah.edu/living-the-u/getting-connected-cable-internet.

Campus Alert

The Campus Alert System is a messaging service that alerts students to potential safety threats, weather conditions, and other emergencies that may occur on campus. This system is also used during emergencies within HRE facilities and serves as a means to distribute directions to residents as needed. University of Utah students are automatically signed up for this service. Visit campusalert.utah.edu for more information.

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.

Courtesy Escorts

You may request an escort from the U’s Department of Public Safety at any time. They will dispatch a security officer to walk with you or to give you a ride to your desired location. Call 801-585-2677.

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.

Lassonde Studios has a unique meal plan for residents. With a “declining balance” meal plan, you only pay for what you want to eat. Your Lassonde Studios meal plan works like a debit card — use it at Miller Cafe 24 hours a day, every day. For days you’re out and about on campus, use it at any Dining Services location. Learn more at dineoncampus.com/utah.

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 open 24 hours a day for residents (7 a.m.-1 a.m. for the public) with a limited menu offered between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Email Newsletter & Social Media

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

Equity Lounge

All residents are welcome and invited to hang out in the Housing & Residential Education Equity Lounge. The lounge is a safe place for students from marginalized communities to thrive. The lounge is staffed by social justice advocates and a resident director. The SJAs and the RD are a team of students and full-time staff committed to educating students on social justice issues and topics while also having fun! The office is located in Benchmark 820. Learn more at housing.utah.edu/living-the-u/equitylounge. Contact SJAs at socialjustice@housing.utah.edu.

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.

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 front desk is open 24 hours a day to serve you and answer any questions you may have.

Furnished Kitchens

All private kitchens are furnished with pots, pans, cooking utensils, and other standard items.

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

Wireless

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 has a LAN Internet connection — all you need is an Ethernet cable to connect to your computer! If your wall connection is not working, call the Campus Help Desk at 801-581-4000. If the connection point looks broken, please fill out a maintenance request or call 801-587-2002.

Key & Door Access

Temporary Access Cards (UCard)

You will need your UCard to access the building. If you lose your UCard, you will need to obtain a temporary access card until you can replace your UCard. These cards may be obtained at the Lassonde Studios front desk. You can use them for 30 minutes free of charge. If you need to keep the temporary access card for longer than 30 minutes you can check one out for up to seven days. A $10 fee will be charged to your account for cards out longer than 30 minutes.

Loaner Keys

If you are locked out of your room, you can check out a loaner key at the front desk for 30 minutes (free). If you need a loaner key longer than 30 minutes, you can check one out for up to seven days ($10). If you still can’t find your key, we will change your locks ($60) so your room is secure. Loaner keys checked out from the Lassonde Studios front desk are issued for seven days and due back by 9 a.m. at the end of that time period. If you lose your key permanently, you will be charged $60 per door.

Lassonde 400 Facebook Group

Residents are welcome to join an exclusive Facebook group to collaborate with other residents. Search Facebook for “Lassonde 400.”

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.

Living Space

Residents get access to many lounge and living spaces. Find your favorite!

Mail

If you would like to receive mail while you are living with us, you may sign up for a mailbox through Optional Services in your Housing U account. After the application closes, you can request one by emailing lassondefrontdesk@housing.utah.edu. Packages and mail are distributed by the desk when the mailroom is closed. Sign up for a mailbox number at the front desk.
Your mailing address format:

Your Name
(Mailbox #) Lassonde Studios
1701 Student Life Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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. You can find more information online at housing.utah.edu/maintenance-requests.

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 may not need a vehicle while you are living at Lassonde Studios, but if you plan to bring one, you must purchase a parking pass 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

Housing and meal plans are billed with your tuition via University Income Accounting. All charges are due when tuition is due, but students may sign up for a payment plan to spread out costs.
Contact University Income Accounting with any questions by calling 801-581-7344 or visit housing.utah.edu/apply-reserve/rates-n-housing-account.

Policies

All residents must know and follow policies and responsibilities outlined by the Housing & Residential Education Office. Learn more at housing.utah.edu/living-the-u/resident-policies-responsibilities.

Residential Education Staff

Two professionals work on-site 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.

Safe U

Safe U is a comprehensive website for all safety-related information, reporting and support resources, training and more at the University of Utah. Go to safeu.utah.edu.

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.

Tool Checkout

All students are welcome to check out tools on the main floor. Tools available vary and will change over time. Inquire at the front desk for details and availability.

Transportation

Campus Shuttle

The U has a shuttle system that can get you around campus. The Shuttle Tracker is the best resource to see where the current shuttles are and estimate the timing of your next ride. Go to uofubus.com.

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 bit.ly/utahuta.

UCard

The UCard offers one standardized source of identification and access for the institution ensuring convenience, security, and simplicity. Learn more at ucard.utah.edu.

Union

The Student Union is a great place to find activities and a bite to eat.

University Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety promotes safety, and security. Police officers patrol the campus 24-7. For emergencies, contact the dispatch number, 801-585-COPS (2677).

& 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.