The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

Get Ready Checklist

1. Create campus account

1. Create Campus Account

Using the University ID and password included in your admissions letter, log on to your CIS account at Here you can change your password, register for classes, pay tuition, apply for housing, access online classes and library resources, view grades, access your academic records, and more.

From here, you can activate your University E-mail Account (UMail). Using your uNID and your new password, you can check your University E-mail (UMail). You can also create an alias or forward your e-mail at

Remember—all official university communication will be sent to your UMail account.

2. Submit housing application

2. Submit Housing Application

While you’re living at the U, we want your experience to be something you remember long after you graduate. In order to do this, we offer a multitude of opportunities to help you thrive while you’re living in your residence hall or apartment. To learn about the housing deadline and reservation system, visit

Design Foundations Theme Community

Each year, twelve undergraduate students from the College of Architecture + Planning are selected to live in a theme community at Sage Point. As residents, first-year students have the opportunity to learn from peers, develop strong relationships with faculty, organize college events, and enjoy a memorable and exciting interdisciplinary atmosphere in a tight-knit and supportive community.

Sage Point features suite-style single, double, triple and deluxe rooms for approximately 700 first-year and sophomore students. Sage Point is also home to many other Living Learning and Theme Communities, making it a great place to pursue your interests and make friends. Sage Point is features a 24-hour exercise facility for residents, plenty of outdoor green space, and excellent views of the Wasatch Mountain front.

Furniture including: Twin XL bed, desk, chair, dresser, couch, chair (pending room type)
Indoor bicycle storage
Ski wax room
24-hour fitness facility
Lounge Space on Each Floor
Kitchenettes on each floor
High Speed Internet
Cable TV with HBO, internet TV viewing, HBO and Cinemax To Go packages
Free laundry facilities in each building
*A meal plan is required in this living area.

3. Apply for scholarships & financial aid

3. Apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid

Visit to learn more about both scholarships and financial aid.

We recommend that all students complete the FAFSA.

4. Confirm intent to enroll

4. Confirm Intent to Enroll

To save a spot here at the U, domestic undergraduate students must confirm their intent to enroll, including paying the non-refundable $300 enrollment deposit, by the deadline. Don’t worry—the fee counts toward your first-semester tuition.

5. Register for orientation

5. Register for Orientation

Once you’ve completed a New Student Orientation session, you will be able to register for classes.

Learn more and sign up for New Student Orientation today!

6. Plan your courses/classes

6. Plan Your Courses/Classes

Below is an example of the courses/classes you will be taking through our Design Foundations Program.  To set an individual meeting to plan your classes, contact your advisor Amaris Leiataua at

7. Computer requirements

Computer Requirements

The College of Architecture + Planning established the following policy to aid students with the planning of computer purchases and to help ensure consistency among faculty and student expectations.

Students wanting to apply Financial Aid funds to their computer purchase should first complete the Computer Purchase Allowance Request Form:

Computer Purchase Allowance Request Form (2016-2017)
Computer Purchase Allowance Request Form (2017-2018)

Once approved, it will allow the cost of the purchase to be included in the student’s cost of attendance and allow Financial Aid to funds to cover the expense.

Design Foundations Students: Laptop Recommendation

The College recommends that students entering the Design Foundations program have a mid-range consumer-grade laptop. Students should consider using a laptop that they already own or another existing computer, if possible. The Marriott Library has computers available for student use. Please note that if you already have a laptop, it does not need to meet the specifications below.

Some courses in the University may require a more robust system, so be sure to verify any class/software requirements before making a purchase.

Undergraduate Students Majoring in Architecture, Urban Ecology, and Design and all Graduate Students: Laptop Requirement

For students enrolled in the following undergraduate majors:  Architecture, Urban Ecology, and Design, as well as all graduate students of the College of Architecture + Planning, the College requires that students meet the following example minimum specifications:

Machine: PC or Apple
CPU: Intel Core i5 or i7 (6th or 7th generation)
RAM: 16GB minimum
Storage: 256GB minimum (solid state drive or flash storage)
Graphics: CAD optimized workstation-class (AMD FirePro or NVIDIA Quadro) (*Apple graphic standards will work in most cases)
Display: 1080p (1920×1080) resolution minimum



• Additional storage can be accessed by using external (USB) hard drives
• Another monitor is useful for extending the operating system desktop
• Bluetooth or wireless mice are easier to use than trackpads
• Dongles may be needed to provide HDMI or VGA video output and wired network connections

The College will update these specifications on a regular basis to match advances in software and hardware requirements.

Questions?  Contact our Academic Advisor Grant Allen at

8. Sign up for latest updates

8. Sign Up for Latest Updates

Email Lists (checkboxes –can pick one or both):  College News and Events  Future Student News

9. Proof of immunizations

9. Proof of Immunizatiions

Learn more about the University of Utah Immunization Requirement.

How to submit your proof of immunizations:
Create a patient portal through the University of Utah Student Health Center and follow their instructions.

Questions Or Need Help?

Contact the Immunization Program Office 801-585-6009, Fax 801-585-5294

Kerry Hill, Immunization Program Manager
Immunization Program Office
University of Utah
Student Health Service
Madsen Health Center, Level 1
555 Foothill Boulevard
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-1105