Living Standard

“Joy and happiness come from living the way the Lord wants you to live and from service to God and others.”

-President Thomas S. Monson-

Residential Living Standards

The Residential Living Standards are based upon the premise that not all learning occurs in the classroom. Much can be learned in our sanctuaries of worship, on the streets of our communities, and in our residences. We must recognize that apartment living is not the same as family living; conduct that may be approved in our family homes is not always the same as conduct that is approved by the Residential Living Standards.

The Residential Living Standards foster respect for, cooperation with, and support of others. These standards aim at creating and maintaining an atmosphere for learning in our places of residence. They aim at creating retreats from the worldliness that exists in areas beyond our control. They protect areas and hours for privacy. They aim at creating an atmosphere where roommates from diverse backgrounds can live together in harmony and peace. They aim at fostering an environment where we can live and learn under the influence of the Holy Spirit.



All students shall be required to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the BYUH Honor Code. Furthermore, all students living in university-approved housing are required to abstain from possessing, serving, or consuming alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, or harmful drugs. Involvement with gambling; pornographic, erotic, or indecent material; disorderly, obscene, or indecent conduct or expressions; or with other offensive materials, expressions, or conduct or disruption of the peace that, in the sole discretion and judgment of the university, is inconsistent with the principles of the Church and the BYUH Honor Code is not permitted in student housing. All guests of students must comply with the Residential Living Standards while on the premises of university-approved housing.


Residence Halls: Hales 1-6, Visitors of the opposite gender are permitted in the lobbies but not in the sleeping room area. Visiting hours begin after 8:00 a.m. and extend until 11:30pm.


Visitors of the opposite gender are permitted in living rooms and kitchens but not in the sleeping-room area in off-campus living units. Visiting hours may begin at 9:00 a.m. and extend until midnight. Friday night visiting hours may extend until 2:00a.m. Landlords may establish a shorter visiting period if proper notice is given to residents. This policy applies to all housing units occupied by single students.