Student Move-In Information
Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Office of Residence Life will be housing residents at standard capacity for Fall 2021. Therefore, Westminster is taking several precautions to ensure the health of residential students:
- All students must prove their COVID-19 vaccination status before moving into campus housing. You will receive a form for this in early August.
- Unvaccinated residents must complete a COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Antigen FIA test or PCR test within 120 hours prior to arrival. You must upload your test results to the COVID-19 Test Form. You will not be able to move in or receive keys without completing the form and submitting your results.
- Students living on campus can expect housekeeping to continue to clean with CDC protocols in mind.
- Isolation housing space will be available on campus for residents who contract COVID-19. Quarantine spaces will be provided for residents who have been exposed to COVID-19.
- Westminster’s guest policy for Fall Semester is limited to Westminster community members only. The college hopes to be able to lift all guest restrictions by Spring Semester within CDC protocols.
First-Year Students: August 13, 2021
Check-in will be held all day on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. Your arrival email, sent to your Westminster email on July 9, includes your assigned check-in time and details about where to pick up your keys in your arrival email being sent in July. You must arrive during this designated time to keep your room reservation. There are no early move-ins unless you are in a preexisting early arrival group.
Returning Students: August 16–17, 2021
Check-in for returning residents will be held on Monday, Aug. 16 and Tuesday, Aug. 17 2021. Your arrival email, sent to your Westminster email on July 9, includes your assigned check-in date, time, and details about where to pick up your keys. You must arrive during this designated time. There are no early move-ins unless you are in a preexisting early arrival group.
Campus volunteers will be available to help you park, check-in, and sanitize move-in carts.
If you or anyone in your household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please DO NOT come to your scheduled move-in time. Contact the Office of Residence Life to make alternate move-in arrangements.
The entrance to Hogle Hall is off 1200 East. To get there, turn west on Westminster Ave. from 1300 East. Staff and signs will guide you toward Hogle Hall parking to unload your items.
The entrance to Carleson Hall is off 1300 East. Staff and signs will guide you toward Carleson Hall and parking to unload your items.
Olwell and Behnken Halls
The entrance to Olwell and Behnken Halls is off 1200 East. To get there, turn west on Westminster Ave. from 1300 East. Staff and signs will guide you toward parking for Olwell and Behnken Halls to unload your items.
To help you get to know your fellow floormates and start building your Westminster community right away, you'll attend a mandatory floor and security meeting after move-in.
First-Year Student Meetings
The mandatory floor meeting for first-year students will be held on Friday, Aug. 13. Details about your meeting will be posted on your floor when you arrive. Meetings will happen on campus at either 7:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. and will be completed by 9:30 p.m. DO NOT make other plans during this timeframe. If you move in early, you will still be required to attend the meeting on Aug. 13.
Returning Student Meetings
Returning student floor and security meetings will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 7:00 p.m. DO NOT make other plans during this timeframe. You will receive information about the meeting when you arrive at your room. If you If you move in early, you will still be required to attend the meeting on Aug. 17.
Since Westminster's ability to manage and store large quantities of shipped items is limited, students are discouraged from shipping items ahead of their arrival. If you are moving from a distance that prevents you from driving your items into the city, arrange to have things shipped to campus after the official move-in weekend. You are strongly advised to travel with everything you'll need for the first few days of living in the residence halls until your additional items arrive.
Any student is allowed to have a car on campus. Should you decide to bring your car to campus, you must register it and pay for a parking permit that will allow you to park in one of the parking areas on campus.
You'll receive your student ID during move-in day check-in. Student IDs are necessary for accessing any residence hall after move-in day and for using your meal plan. Your ID has a chip in it and acts like a debit card—you will need it each time you spend money in the campus cafeteria or coffee shop.
Do not include your room or building information in your address. All mail should be sent to:
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Information Services supports devices running on the latest 2 operating systems. You can receive computer support by calling the help desk (801.832.2023) or submitting a help desk request. Information Services also maintains technology support resources including do-it-yourself instructions for common technical issues.
Informational sessions on computer accounts, Office 365, and wireless network access are held during New Student Orientation. If you are unable to attend orientation, you can contact the help desk for more information/questions.
Information services offers information on computer requirements, offered support, and campus wireless networks (including wireless access for video game consoles and networked digital media players) that you may want to read.
Every student account includes:
- An email address
- 2GB of backed-up network storage space
- Wi-Fi access
- Access to academic software
Students also have access to download and install the full Microsoft Office suite (Office 365).
All incoming students are required to have access to a laptop computer.
With a laptop, you will be able to access Westminster Anywhere, Westminster's virtual desktop solution that allows you to have access to most academic applications that are on a Westminster computer.
On-campus computers are equipped with Windows, the Microsoft Office Suite, multiple web browsers, and many more academic applications.