UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 1999–2000
Brigham Young University
Housing Office (100 SASB, PO Box 21820,  378-2611)
Fax number: (801) 378-6939
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Internet URL: http://www.byu.edu/stlife/sas/hs
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 for men and women,
each directed by a competent resident adult; apartment-style living for
women and men; and family apartments. Assisting the hall advisor in the
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
All residents have access to CougarNet, which provides them
with an e-mail address, Internet access, printing capabilities on
campus network printers, file storage, and access to the library
(BYLINE) and registration (AIM) databases.
Board and room in Helaman Halls and Deseret Towers is provided for both
men and women. Each hall contains student lounges; study rooms; shower
and restroom areas; laundry and storage facilities. Reading and writing
labs, as well as math and computer labs, are also provided in the central
buildings and are staffed by teaching assistants. The central buildings
for each complex feature spacious cafeterias, dining rooms, reception areas,
offices, and mail service for the entire residence area. Recreational facilities
include a swimming pool, sports courts, and large lawn areas.
Heritage Halls provides apartment-style housing for both men and women.
Most apartments have a combination kitchen-dining-study room, three bedrooms
(designed for two people each), and a bath. Each building has a large lobby/living
area, recreation room, laundry, and storage facilities. Apartments are
furnished, except for bedding and kitchen items.
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 teaching assistants.
Accommodations for 1,324 student families are provided at
Wymount Terrace and Wyview Park, and each apartment is
furnished with an electric or gas range, refrigerator, blinds, and
garbage disposal. A limited amount of rental furniture is
available from the Student Family Housing Office. Sports
courts, access to the Deseret Towers and Helaman Halls
swimming pools, children's playgrounds, and large lawn areas
are also available. These apartments do not have washer/dryer
hookups, but they do have self-service laundry facilities. A dairy
products outlet is located at both Wymount Terrace and Wyview
Park, and the Housing Office at Wymount Terrace has a
Wymount Terrace is located on the
northeast side of campus and has 898 one-, two-, and three-bedroom
apartments. Wyview Park, is located
northwest of campus on University Avenue and has 426 two- and three-bedroom
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 are double rooms, and male and female students eat together,
with the cost of some meals included in the fees. For details, write to
one of the foreign language departments listed in this catalog or to the
coordinator of the Foreign Language Student Residence, 1102 JKHB, PO Box
26114, e-mail flsrsec@jkhbrc,byu,edu.
Students who plan to enroll at BYU and live in a university
residence hall are advised to contact the Housing Business Office
(100 SASB, PO Box 21820) about a year in advance. As soon as the
housing agreement is received, students should complete it,
enclose the $50 housing application fee and $100 security deposit,
and mail it back. The application fee is nonrefundable unless the
student is not admitted to the university or campus housing. The
security deposit is refundable (1) if the student is not admitted to
the university or 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 owing the university.
Agreements are processed according to the date they are received by the
Housing Business Office. Students should be prepared to live by the terms
of the agreement once they have acquainted themselves with its terms, signed
it, and returned it to the Housing Business Office; this will avoid any
possible misunderstanding or financial loss. Agreements are made for the
academic school year.
For student family housing, the completed application must
be returned with a nonrefundable $25 application fee. Placement
into on-campus housing is made according to the date the
application or agreement is received by the Housing Business
Acceptance to the University: Validation of any campus housing reservation
is contingent on the student's official acceptance and admission to the
Time of Arrival: Residence halls are not open to students before the announced
opening date, which is usually the day before Orientation begins. The university
does not advise students who are going to live on campus to arrive before
(2170 ELWC, PO Box 27905,  378-5066)
(Web site: http://www.byu.edu/offcampushousing)
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 BYU students are required to live in
university-approved housing (see below). At present, more than 19,000 rental
spaces have been approved by the university for single 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.
- Aiding students in locating off-campus housing.
- Encouraging landlords to maintain and improve rental facilities.
- Advising and giving counsel to students and landlords in their relationships
with one another.
- Attempting to assure that BYU living standards are maintained off campus.
The BYU Off-Campus Housing Office maintains a complete referral service for all
university-approved rental facilities. Thousands of rental units of all
types are available, including large apartment complexes, condominiums,
duplexes, houses, basement apartments, and sleeping rooms. Some housing for
families is also listed, although family student housing is not subject to
Detailed lists of current vacancies are available at the Off-Campus Housing
Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The "Housing Hotline"
provides daily updates of new listed vacant rentals -- call (801) 378-3440.
Listings are also available at our Web site (listed above). A guide with essential
rental data on the large apartment complexes will be mailed on request. Consultants
are also available to help students who have problems finding suitable off-campus
All BYU students are required to provide the local address where they reside
(not a post office box) as part of the registration process. Unless specifically
excused by the Off-Campus Housing Office, all single BYU students are required
to live in university-approved 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 approved 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 local address or who live in housing
not approved by the university and who are not excused by the BYU Off-Campus
Housing Office are subject to the following sanctions:
- Single parents with children.
- Single students living with parents.
- Single students who are in graduate school or 25 years of age or older.
- Under certain conditions, as determined by the Off-Campus Housing Office,
the university housing requirement may be waived for other students. For
example, such conditions include living with families that are relatives
or friends; rendering service in exchange for room and board; and living
with and caring for invalid, disabled, or elderly persons.
When a student has contracted to live in a facility not approved 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 unapproved
housing unit, regardless of the consequences, or forego registration and
other privileges at the university until complying with this policy.
The university approves off-campus living units whose owners have agreed
- Future registration may be stopped and activity card privileges may be
withheld until the student verifies that he or she is living in or will
be living in university-approved housing.
- Students falsifying their addresses will be subject to the above consequences
as well as disciplinary action by the university for Honor Code violations.
The university cannot guarantee that owners and managers are employing
their best efforts to maintain our standards, that all residents are complying
with BYU standards, or that approved living units always meet our physical
criteria. Thus, students are individually responsible to carefully choose
an acceptable apartment and compatible roommates. Students should, of course,
inform the BYU Off-Campus Housing Office if they suspect that the standards
and the physical criteria are not being maintained.
Because a student's living environment has a profound influence on academic
performance and spiritual growth, BYU promotes an environment in approved
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 Housing personnel attempt to rectify any deviations from these standards
and policy guidelines.
- Adequately separate single men and women.
- Exercise reasonable efforts to maintain BYU residential living standards.
- Maintain the facilities in good repair.
- Not abuse basic tenant rights.
Please report any errors. Updated 11 March 1999 by firstname.lastname@example.org