Student in Resident Hall Room

Residence Life

Fall 2018 Move-In Information

Questions about move-in day? Check out the fall 2018 move-in page for information regarding move-in day and other residence life information.


New Students Starting in Fall 2018

Apply to 2018-2019 Campus Housing

Living on campus is a great experience, with unique opportunities to make new friends, become involved with all kinds of activities, and really get the most out of your college experience. Once you see our Residence Halls, you won't miss your old bedroom. Life in the residence halls complements your academic studies with educational, cultural, social, and recreational programs. Oh yeah, and somewhere to store all those books and sleep off the late-night cram sessions is a bonus too!

Top Reasons to Live on Campus

  • Become a part of the Westminster family. When you make Westminster your new home, you become a member of the Westminster family and enjoy the benefits of on-campus living. You'll dine with your fellow Griffins in Shaw, grab a coffee in Bassis, and have quick access to join in on campus events like sports games, casino nights, visiting food trucks or be enlightened by renowned artists, authors, performers, and lecturers that regularly visit the campus.

  • Take advantage of proximity. The beauty of Westminster's small campus is that everything is easy walking distance: study with your classmates in the library for a group project, exercise in the Eccles Center with fitness classes or stop by your professor's office to get quick help on a homework question. Leaving campus is just as easy. Use your student ID to "tap on" the public bus; it's free to Westminster students. Plus, Sugar House businesses are only 5 minutes walking distance away:

    • Dining. Noodles, YellowFin Restaurant, Panda Express, Rubio's, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Dolce Coffee, Pier 49, Training Table, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Tsunami, Masala Grill

    • Shopping. Old Navy, The Loft, Barnes & Noble, Nordstrom Rack, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Michaels, Massage Envy, Sugar House Alterations, Bikram Yoga, Deseret Book, US Nails, Electric Beach, Peerless Beauty Supply, Verizon Wireless, The UPS Store.

  • Look forward to independence. Everyone looks forward to living away from home. Having a roommate teaches you to set aside your differences and cooperate with people by learning more about them and how they function. having a roommate will help you expand your social skills.

  • Make studying easier. National research indicates that in general, students who live on campus have a higher retention rate than those who live off campus.

  • Access all of Westminster's resources. Math lab, writing center, computer labs, eportfolio studio, access to faculty, counseling center, student government, on-campus jobs, and more.

  • Enjoy additional perks. No monthly bills! Campus housing Includes all utilities and internet. Plus, furniture is already in your room: bed, desk, dresser.

Housing Brochure Viewbook

Campus Residency Requirement

The Westminster Freshman-Sophomore Living Experience is designed to provide students with the best possible college experience. On-campus living promotes greater community, transition to college life, and facilitates positive first and second year experiences. Plus, students who live in student housing have better grades, are retained in higher numbers and graduate sooner.

We offer a variety of housing options for first-year students and sophomores. Activities are plentiful, the campus is your backyard, and professors are just a 5 minute walk away.

Exemptions to our two-year residency requirement will be considered for students over 21 years of age; military or veteran status; married, domestically partnered, and/or with legally dependent children; independent student status; medical and disability circumstances; or other special circumstances which create substantial personal hardship. If you meet these requirements please fill out the Housing Exemption Form. Transfer students are not required to live on campus or submit an exemption form.

Campus Housing Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Westminster offer storage?
Are first-year students guaranteed housing?
How are roommates paired? What if I have a friend who wants to live with me?
Do I have to have a residential meal plan?
What are the housing rules?
What types of activities are there?
Are first-year students allowed to have cars on campus?
Is this a safe campus?
Do I have to move out over winter break?
Where do I tell my family and friends to send me mail?

Additional Questions

Please contact:

Office of Residence Life

The residence halls are also able to accommodate people with disabilities. Please contact Karen Hicks, the Director of Disability Services, at or call 801.832.2289 for details. In addition, please add any pertinent information to your roommate preference form when returning your housing application.