Lassonde Studios is the best place in the country for students to become entrepreneurs, innovators, creators, makers and leaders because of a thriving community, revolutionary facility and unparalleled support. EAE graduate and undergraduate students will have a unique opportunity to live and create among other games students to make something great.
The Lassonde Studios will be the home for student entrepreneurs and innovators at the University of Utah. The new facility will be the place where students from any major or background can “Live. Create. Launch.” A campaign is underway to attract the 400 best student entrepreneurs from around the globe to live at the Lassonde Studios, while all students will be welcome to use the 20,000-square-foot “garage” to connect, test ideas, build prototypes, launch companies and learn by doing. Students move in starting fall 2016. The unique space will be in the center of campus and advance the University of Utah as a top school for entrepreneurship and innovation. The building and diverse engagement opportunities will be managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business.
WHY LIVE AT LASSONDE STUDIOS?
Join the Lassonde 400 – Residents at Lassonde Studios join the Lassonde 400 group of student entrepreneurs, makers and doers.
Create Your Own Entrepreneurial Internship – Build your resume and life experience by living and working at Lassonde Studios.
Get Additional Access – Students living at Lassonde Studios get more access to tools, programs and resources.
Live with a Diverse Group – Get more from your education by living and working with students who have diverse backgrounds and are studying many different topics.
Dive in Deep – Soak up everything the Lassonde Institute has to offer by living at Lassonde Studios, a one-of-a-kind facility and community.
Live Your Passion – Join a group of students who do what they love every minute of every day. Find what you love and make it happen!
Be Close to Everything – Lassonde Studios sits in the heart of campus and everything it has to offer — from classes and facilities to resources and events.
Increase Your Chances for Success – Students who live on campus are more likely to graduate and succeed.
ABOUT THE BUILDING
Located in middle of campus (1701 Student Life Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84112).
Approximately 400 students live here.
Ongoing campaign underway to attract inspiring students to join the “Lassonde 400,” the community of students who live here.
Approximately 160,000 square feet total.
20,000-square-foot innovation space on the first floor called the Neeleman Hangar for events, building prototypes, launching companies – or just hanging out. Open to all University of Utah students. Select programs are open to students statewide.
Full service Miller Cafe open to the public, and meal plans available.
Five floors. Public first floor. Four floors of housing and additional work space on upper levels.
Three housing options – single or double rooms, lofts, and pod suites.
Themed floors – Sustainability and Global Impact (second floor); Products, Design & Arts (third floor); Adventure and Gear (fourth floor); and Games and Digital Media (fifth floor). All residents can use the themed spaces on any floor and participate in all activities.
Diverse and vibrant activities and events held inside. Examples: innovation and business plan competitions, product prototyping, guest speakers, startup incubator, food and beverage service, mentoring, leadership opportunities, and more.
Residents get additional access to more facilities, resources and programs.
Partner organizations include University of Utah Housing & Residential Education, EDA Architects (Salt Lake City), Cannon Design (global) and ARUP (global). Gramoll Construction (Salt Lake City) is the general contractor.
Pods (most unique, full immersion) – The most unique housing option developed exclusively for Lassonde studios. Groups of 20 share suites with pods, which are private bedrooms and living spaces for a single person. Each suite has private bathrooms, furnished kitchen and work space.
Lofts (modern group living) – Shared units for groups of 3-4 people who want an urban lifestyle in the middle of campus. Private bathrooms, furnished kitchen and work space for group. Open floor plan and moveable furniture. Private bathrooms and kitchens for each loft.
Single and double (cluster community) – Classic single and double rooms for one or two people. Residents share bathrooms, furnished kitchens and additional work space. These rooms are grouped into cluster communities.
WHY LIVE ON CAMPUS?
Living on campus will allow you to get more from your education by allowing you to create connections with those you will call friends and colleagues for the rest of your life.
Living on campus puts you close to everything you need. You are close to class. Close to all the many academic, entertainment, athletic and cultural events on campus and in the immediate area. Close to mass transit and downtown Salt Lake City. Close to hiking, biking and skiing in the Wasatch Mountains.
Living on campus is convenient. Live close to class. Pay one bill for all of your living needs.
Living on campus means you are more likely to be academically successful. Students who live on campus have higher GPAs and are more likely to graduate compared to their peers who live off campus.
Living on campus is affordable.