New Campus Housing

The demand for on-campus housing is surging—and the U is responding. Over the next two years, capacity will increase by more than 2,200 units, which is in addition to the 5,000 already available. The expansion includes the Ivory University House along Mario Capecchi and South Campus Drive, which will bring 550+ beds starting in summer 2023. The partnership between the Clark and Christine Ivory Trust, the U, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will use net proceeds from that housing to fund a scholarship for first-generation college scholars and those forced to drop out because of financial hardship. It’s expected to generate more than $1 billion in help for students over 99 years. “This type of partnership is key to our future growth, allowing us to provide expanded opportunities for Utah students,” says U President Taylor Randall HBA’90.

The Impact and Prosperity Epicenter, expected to open by fall 2024 near the Eccles Student Life Center, will include 755 new beds and house the headquarters of the Sorenson Impact Center and the Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity. Other soon-to-open housing facilities include the fourth wing of Kahlert Village (430 new beds, opening in fall 2023) and two brand-new buildings replacing old structures in the University West Village (504 units for family and graduate-student housing, coming summer 2023, with many additional replacements planned over the next several years).


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  1. The new housing is awesome! However, I would like to hear the plans to accommodate the parking need that will be a huge issue when the new housing opens? Will a new parking garage be built to provide additional parking? I was told by housing that only 90 new spots would be at the housing for almost 800 new students to live on campus. They will overflow into the Lassonde Studios parking then and that lot has been an issue this year since the other parking lot was tore down to build the new dorm?

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