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Apartment Availability

Apartment Availability

This page is updated each week with current information - UPDATED 3/20/23

All wait list estimates are approximate. Student Apartments cannot guarantee apartment availability. For wait list policy see the Resident Handbook.  For rates please see Rental Rates. 

In order to be placed on the waiting list you must submit an application and pay the application fee.

Roommates are not allowed in family apartments (Cedar and Cottonwood).  Roommates are assigned in Spruce-Graduate Housing units based on apartment style.

To align with University Student Apartments’ mission, apartments will be assigned according to the following wait list priorities:

Family Housing - Cedar and Cottonwood (opening August 2023) applications are prioritized first by the following classification, and then by application date.

1. Student Family (Class standing not prioritized)

2. Post Doc/Medical Resident/Visiting Scholar Family

Single Graduate Housing - Spruce (opening August 2023)

Single Graduate rooms are rented by academic year (August - June). Applications will be prioritized first by class standing, and then by application date.

1.  Single graduate students

2.  Single upperclass (junior/senior) undergraduate students

Estimated Wait Times for Student Families

The following wait list estimates apply: 

Cottonwood - Family Housing New Construction:  Application is now open.  Move-ins will begin the last week of July 2023.  We will update wait list estimates as assignments are made late April 2023.

The University of Utah is phasing the complete closure of the Cedar Apartments by 2030.  Any resident in a Cedar unit will be notified at least twelve months in advance of their building closure.

Cedar East and West 1 bedroom: estimated 8-10 months or longer 

Cedar East and West 2 bedrooms: estimated 6-8 months or longer

Cedar East and West 3 bedrooms: estimated 12 months or longer 

Estimated Wait Times for Single Students

Spruce - Graduate Housing New Construction:  Application is now open. Move-ins will begin the first week of August 2023.  We will update wait list estimates as assignments are made late April 2023.

Estimated Wait Times for Post Doc, Medical Resident or Visiting Scholars   

Please see Eligiblity Policy

Cedar Apartments (families only): 24 months or longer estimated for Post Doc, Medical Resident or Visiting Scholar families. 

Cottonwood Apartments (families only): We do not have a current estimate for post doc/medical resident wait list for the new family housing.  This will be updated as soon as we have additional information.

Fort Douglas:  We are no longer accepting applications for Fort Douglas.


Where am I on the Wait List? 

We are not able to provide exact numbers to students on the waiting list. We give priority to different groups of students and since we are adjusting the waitlist to reflect this priority, an exact position on the wait list is not something we can provide.

When will you contact me about an apartment?

Apartment assignments are generally made approximately 30 days in advance. Please review the estimated wait list times on this page.  All apartment assignments are made by email with a limited amount of time to accept.

Will you have an apartment for me on my desired date of occupancy?

Apartment availability is not guaranteed. Please refer to the estimated wait times on this page.    

When should I submit my application?

Student family applications (Cedar and Cottonwood) are accepted and offered year round as apartments become available.  

Single graduate room (Spruce) applications are available each spring for the following academic year.  Rooms are rented by academic year (August - May).

I am getting married, when can I move in?

Engaged couples are eligible to move in to family housing up to 30 days before their marriage date.

Please feel free to use the Chat feature on this page if you have further questions about apartment availability or email

Last Updated: 3/22/23