Quality residential living is an important, indeed an integral, part of the total educational experience at BYU, and students should carefully consider the accommodations available in view of the type of living experience they desire, the time they have available for activities within their housing situation, and their economic needs. Housing is available on campus and in the surrounding communities, and programs have been established within campus residence halls and with off-campus landlords to integrate living experiences with the total university educational program.
On-campus housing includes room-and-board residence halls and apartment-style living for men and women—each directed by a competent hall advisor—and family apartments. Assisting the hall advisor in room-and-board areas and the apartment-style living are several resident assistants—mature, advanced students who reside with the student group. Students are known personally by the staff and have someone available to assist with normal student problems.
The residence hall program is designed to provide experiences in self-government, sharing relationships, and other responsibilities that encourage maturity and independence.
All residents have access to the BYU Computer Network which provides them with Internet access as well as printing capabilities with Open Access printing. Using the Internet, residents may access many campus resources including ScholarSearch (BYU Library), Blackboard (course specific web sites), and many other resources.
Board and room in Helaman Halls is provided for both men and women. Each hall contains student lounges; study rooms; common shower and restroom areas; and laundry and storage facilities. A reading and writing lab, as well as a math lab, are also provided in the central building and are staffed by teaching assistants. The central building features a spacious dining facility (Cannon Commons), a reception area, offices, and mail service for the entire residence area. Recreational facilities include sports courts, and large lawn areas.
Heritage Halls and Wyview Park provide apartment-style housing for both men and women. Apartments are furnished, except for bedding and kitchen items.
Most Heritage Halls apartments have a combination kitchen-dining-study room, three bedrooms (designed for two people each), and a bathroom. Each building has a large lobby/living area, recreation room, laundry, and storage facilities. The Heritage Halls Central Building includes a resource center, staffed with specialists who are available to provide information and equipment for residents, and a computer lab, staffed by Office of Information Technology (OIT) teaching assistants.
Wyview Park apartments have a kitchen and dining room, living room, two or three bedrooms, and a bathroom. Two-bedroom apartments have one private bedroom and one shared bedroom. Three-bedroom apartments have two private bedrooms and one shared bedroom.
Accommodations for student families are provided at Wymount Terrace. Each apartment is furnished with an electric or gas range, refrigerator, garbage disposal, and blinds. A limited assortment of furniture can be rented from the Student Family Housing Office. Residents have access to sports courts, children's playgrounds, and large lawn areas.
These apartments do not have washer/dryer hookups, but the areas have self-service laundry facilities. A BYU Creamery outlet is located at Wymount Terrace. The Housing Office also has a computer lab available.
Wymount Terrace has 898 one-, two-, or three-bedroom apartments and is located on the northeast side of campus.
The College of Humanities sponsors the Foreign Language Student Residence, located near the Missionary Training Center. Students pledge to speak only the foreign language in their apartment while they live and study together under the supervision of a faculty advisor and a native speaker.
All rooms in the complex are shared, single rooms are not availabale. Male and female residents in each target language eat five meals a week together, with the cost of some meals included in the fees. For details contact the coordinator of the Foreign Language Student Residence at 3086C JFSB or (801) 422-7797.
Students who plan to enroll at BYU and live in a university residence hall or a student family housing complex are advised to apply for housing as soon as on-line applications become available. Room selection dates and times for single-student housing are based on the time the application is received by the Campus Accommodations Office. Students wishing to obtain student family housing should check on availability as early as possible. Please visit the on-campus housing website: www.byu.edu/oncampushousing for more information and rates.
Single student housing application availability dates are posted online at www.byu.edu/oncampushousing. A $100 security deposit and $50 processing fee are due at the time of room selection. The security deposit is refundable (1) if the student is not admitted to the university or on-campus housing, (2) if cancellation is received before the deadline shown on the agreement, or (3) at the end of the agreement if there is no debt owed to the university.
The student's Room Selection Date is based on the date and time the application is submitted. Students should be prepared to live by the terms of the agreement once they have acquainted themselves with its terms and submitted it; this will avoid any possible misunderstanding or financial loss. Agreements are made for the academic school year.
Family housing apartment availability is updated online Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) at www.byu.edu/familyhousing. For student family housing, the completed agreement must be submitted with a $100 security deposit and a nonrefundable $50 processing fee.
Time of Arrival: Residence halls are not open to students before the announced opening date, which is usually the day Orientation begins. The university does not advise students who are going to live on campus to arrive before that date.
Brigham Young University is committed to creating an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and spiritual development for all of its students, including those who live off campus. The BYU Off-Campus Housing Office was established to assist in this task by:
To help achieve these ends, single undergraduate BYU students are required to live in university-contracted housing (see below). At present, more than 25,000 rental spaces have been contracted by the university for single undergraduate students living off campus. For further information concerning off-campus rentals and BYU regulations, contact the Off-Campus Housing Office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the OCH web site at www.byu.edu/offcampushousing.
The BYU Off-Campus Housing Office maintains a complete referral service for all university-contracted rental facilities. Thousands of rental units of all types are available, including large- and medium-sized apartment complexes, condominiums, duplexes, and houses. Some housing for families and graduate students is also listed, although student family and graduate student housing is not subject to university contracting.
Detailed lists of current vacancies are available at the Off-Campus Housing Office, C-141 ASB, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Listings are also available at www.byu.edu/offcampushousing. A guide with housing tips and essential rental data on apartment complexes may be found on the OCH web site. Officials are also available to help students who have problems finding suitable off-campus housing.
All BYU students are required to provide the residential address where they reside (not a post office box) as part of the registration process each semester/term. Unless specifically excused by the Off-Campus Housing Office, all single undergraduate BYU students are required to live in university-contracted housing either on or off campus. The requirement may be waived by the Off-Campus Housing Office for the following students:
Hotels, motels, and studio apartments are not contracted housing for single students. A studio apartment is a living unit that does not provide a separate bedroom but combines the living and sleeping area.
Students who do not provide their residential address or who live in housing not contracted by the university and who are not excused by the BYU Off-Campus Housing Office are subject to the following sanctions:
When a student signs an agreement to live in a facility not contracted by the university and has not been excused from the university housing requirement, these sanctions will be applied even though the student's tenancy extends beyond the current semester or term in which the student is enrolled. A student in this situation will have to either move from the uncontracted housing unit, regardless of the consequences, or forego registration and other privileges at the university until complying with this policy.
The university contracts off-campus living units whose owners have agreed to:
The university cannot guarantee that owners and managers are employing their best efforts to maintain the standards, that all residents are complying with BYU standards, or that contracted living units always meet the physical criteria. Thus, students are individually responsible to carefully choose an acceptable apartment and compatible roommates. Students should first inform their area management if they suspect that the standards and the physical criteria are not being maintained. Students may also contact the BYU Off-Campus Housing Office and/or the BYU Honor Code Office with concerns.
Because a student's living environment has a profound influence on academic performance and spiritual growth, BYU promotes an environment in contracted off-campus housing facilities that is consistent with its mission and with the moral virtues taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Specifically, the BYU off-campus housing program sets guidelines for landlords and students, which, if followed, will cultivate that desired moral climate. BYU off-campus housing personnel attempt to rectify any deviations from these standards and policy guidelines.