About Us

Weber State University Housing is designed to create a community that supports the development of a well-rounded student from academic to social experiences. A recent study of WSU students revealed that students who live on campus are 2.45 times more likely to be retained until the next semester when compared to students who don't live on campus.

Mission

The mission of Housing and Residence Life is to provide Weber State students with an exceptional on-campus housing community by providing a comfortable and inclusive living environment, outstanding personalized customer service, and attractive well-maintained facilities. Our residential environments are conducive to educational and social growth through collaboration, both inside and outside the department.

Brief History

The mission of Housing and Residence Life is to provide Weber State students with an exceptional on-campus housing community by providing a comfortable and inclusive living environment, outstanding personalized customer service, and attractive well-maintained facilities. Our residential environments are conducive to educational and social growth through collaboration, both inside and outside the department.

  • In 2002, in conjunction with the Olympics, Housing & Residence Life opened University Village, a 476 bed apartment style complex. The facility was not built adjacent to the existing facilities; instead, it is located one mile South of the center of campus.

 
  • In 2002, when University Village opened, the three oldest halls closed for student occupancy (they were still maintained and used for summer conference guests). Promontory Tower and University Village were the two facilities available for student use. The total capacity for student housing was 644. During the first several years after University Village opened, occupancy suffered greatly. There were several contributing factors – a drop in international enrollment due to Homeland Security, a lack of out of state recruiting, and scholarship recipients with housing stipends were not required to live on campus.  The worst year, University Village was 70% leased and Promontory Tower had less than 30% occupancy. Since that year, the University has come together and taken some enormous strides to bolster occupancy.

  • Occupancy concerns have since been alleviated due to three initiatives including two scholarship programs and our international student population. The Weber Edge program is a scholarship waiver that gives out of state students in state tuition as long as they live in the halls (the program started with 30 waivers and is currently providing 135 new waivers each year). In addition, all scholarship student athletes are now required to live on campus, giving Housing & Residence Life 70 students annually. In recent years, the international student population has more than doubled which has resulted in a greater level of occupancy.   These three initiatives as well as consistent quality marketing and customer service delivery, has allowed student housing to have 100% occupancy for four years now. Because of the increased demand for housing, the three closed residence halls were reopened to accommodate the students making the decision to live on campus.

  • In 2008, a master building plan was created for the expansion and replacement of student housing. The master plan was finalized, and construction on the first new hall began in the summer of 2010. The three oldest residence halls were torn down, and the new Wildcat Village began to emerge.  Residence Hall 1 opened in Fall 2011, and in Fall 2012 Stewart Wasatch Hall opened. Promontory Tower was demolished during the summer of 2012, and in Fall 2013 Residence Hall 3 will open.  This will complete the master plan for Wildcat Village. Residence Hall 1 and Stewart Wasatch Hall are suite style units where four students share a suite in double and single rooms. The suites have private bathrooms, and although there are kitchens on the floors, meal plans are required in all of Wildcat Village.

Sustainability Initiatives

  • Trash/ Recycling stations in all community areas w/ signage to explain their purpose.
  • Energy Saving screens
  • Green move out
  • Refillable water fountains
  • Solar panels in RH 1 (WV)
  • UTA stations
  • Thermostat are only in a range (72 lowest and 75 is the highest)
  • LEED certified (WV)
  • Buying green products for events and office supplies
  • Intentional Programming for residents on Green Living
  • Sensor lighting at WV and the UV CC
  • Bike racks and Bike repair station (UV)
  • Staff dedicated to learning more about Sustainability, more information contact Angie Betancourt
  • Collaborating with Sustainability Office and SPARC on educating students/ staff
  • Projects pending: upgrade in LED lights for parking lots and UV CC, new bike area for UV, energy saving faucets at UV