Housing Information

Move-In Details

Fall move-in will occur over multiple days (September 3, 4 & 5) prior to Thunder U in order to provide a phased return to campus to support physical distancing and help facilitate safety precautions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Assigned move-in times during the course of these days are listed below and will be emailed to every student living in the residence halls.

Thur, Sept. 3, 2020  1pm-8pm

3rd floors: 

  • Eccles A300, B300, C300
  • Cedar North 1300, Cedar South 2300
  • Founders 300 

Fri, Sept. 4, 2020  8am-6pm

2nd & 4th floors: 

  • Eccles A200, B200, C200, C400
  • Cedar North 1200, Cedar South 2200
  • Founders 200 & 400

Sat, Sept. 5, 2020  8am-6pm

PT & 1st Floors

  • Ponderosa Terrace (PT) apartments 1-9
  • Eccles B100, C100
  • Cedar North 1100, Cedar South 2100
  • Founders 100

We encourage students and families to book flexible travel where able. Early move-ins can only be granted with permission from University Housing. To obtain this exception you must email housing@suu.edu . Typically, exceptions will only be made for individuals required by the university to be here early. If travel arrangements have already been made for September 5 based upon published dates from last year, then you are approved to move-in on September 5.

Campus Housing After Thanksgiving

University Housing will remain open when the University switches to remote instruction. If students are not returning to campus for the spring semester and choose to formally check out of their residence hall at Thanksgiving, they will be able to request a reimbursement for the final 3 weeks of the fall semester. However, if students are returning in the spring semester, then they are welcome to leave their belongings in their residence hall room between semesters and will not receive a reimbursement of housing fees.

Cleaning & Safety

Hand sanitizing stations will be available in the lobbies of every University Housing residential facility. Exterior doors will be propped open during business hours to provide additional airflow and to minimize contact with common area high-touch surfaces as much as possible. University Housing housekeeping staff will regularly be passing through the buildings during this move-in period to disinfect these surfaces as well as elevator buttons, doors, and handles. Students as well as housekeeping staff will be expected to wear face coverings and masks during move-in times and while they are in the performance of their regular cleaning duties.

In keeping with the University’s desire to provide as “normal” experience as possible for students, all common space areas within University Housing (bathrooms, lobbies, kitchens) will be kept open during Fall semester with the exception of the small gym in Founders Hall. A clear, plastic partition has been installed in the main University Housing office to provide a barrier between customer and staff as a 6-ft minimal distance is typically not observed in this space.

As you arrive on campus you will notice postings encouraging you to follow and observe CDC and regional health guidelines to prevent possible virus transmission. All residents should anticipate and are encouraged to bring cleaning supplies, face coverings and masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes.

Household Units:

Consistent with our public health guidance, all individuals living in the same suite or apartment are considered a “household”. If an individual is experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, vomiting), they should report these symptoms to the Residence Life Staff. The student experiencing symptoms will be asked to isolate and be assigned to a room within the designated isolation spaces for a period of 14 days after a positive test result. If the student has not taken a test, it will be recommended and the student will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days in the new assigned space.

Roommates who have been living with the student will be likely to be contacted by the The Southwest Utah Public Health Department contact tracing team. Roommates should self-quarantine in their current space for 14 days if they are exposed to an individual with symptoms or a positive COVID test result.

Protocols for Quarantine and Isolation

To fully prepare to contain potential outbreaks for students who live in on-campus housing, SUU will implement the following protocols for quarantine/isolation halls:


Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be isolated from others. 

  • SUU will utilize the Macbeth and Renaissance apartments as quarantine/isolation halls.  In these facilities there are 29 beds available for use.


Students who have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 will be asked to quarantine in their own apartment for ten days.

Off-Campus Housing 

All students who have signed contracts with off-campus housing entities will need to discuss their own personal situation with the landlord prior to signing any contracts, including no face-to-face courses after Thanksgiving break. The university is not responsible for rent or fees for off-campus housing.

Students living off campus that test positive will be provided with information and instructions for self-isolation and care, and the Student Health Center will regularly check in with them while they are recovering.

Students living off-campus should self-isolate in their personal homes. They will not self-isolate in the campus building because it is safer for them to remain at their own home and not travel back and forth to campus while sick. Roommates who have been living with the student will be likely to be contacted by the the Southwest Utah Public Health Department contact tracing team and will be required to quarantine in their off campus home for 14 days, just the way that family members would be expected to do if the student was living at home. The safe and effective way to self-isolate at home is to stay in one room away from any others living in the home and use a separate bathroom if possible. This is the same approach that will be utilized in the on-campus self-isolation space.

Spring Semester Housing

If the University is required by the Governor’s Office or Health Department to move to remote instruction for the spring semester, there will be an adjustment to university housing contracts for students who live in university housing. Students who live off-campus would have to work with their landlords on a possible shift to their contracts.

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