Family and Graduate Housing Replacement in the West Village

The site plan for West Village Housing.

What’s Happening?

The West Village Housing Replacement Project will be taking place on the southeast quadrant of the West Village  New, higher-density housing will be built for graduate students and students with families. This will continue the University’s long-standing tradition of providing these students with an affordable, safe community to reside in while at the University of Utah. Phased demolition of the remaining University Student Apartments will take place over the next decade.

Construction is underway on 504 new apartments.

Anticipated Timeline:

Fall 2021 – Summer 2023 – Utility Infrastructure and Construction

July 1, 2023 – Housing Open


Why Is This Housing Replacement Happening?

The buildings currently used to house graduate and family students are more than 50 years old, do not meet seismic requirements and have regular utility infrastructure failures. There continues to be a high demand for housing that provides close proximity to campus amenities, classrooms, and labs. The West Village Housing Replacement will allow the University of Utah to continue to provide this resource that has contributed to so many students’ success.

Additional Contact Information

U Facilities is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of the housing project. If you have questions about living arrangments, please contact Housing & Residential Education via the following links:

Student Housing Information

Family Housing Information

Staff Housing Information



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