Reserve Housing with Your APW Registration
As a convenience to students, we offer the option of housing at a hotel within a 10 minute walk of our Utah campus. Simply choose your hotel stay as an add-on during course registration. Prices listed reflect a discount because multiple students share a room (we do not offer any private rooms). There will be 2 or 3 students per room.
Au Pair Weekend coordinates this housing option as a courtesy for our students and it is only available on a first-come, first-served basis. There may not be enough rooms and beds to accommodate all students.
Each hotel room will include either 2 queen beds or 2 queen beds and 1 pull out sofa bed. There is only ever 1 sofa bed in a room, so if you want to be in a room with a friend, only one of you can register for a sofa bed. Each person staying at the hotel must register and pay for their spot. A hot breakfast and wifi are included with all rooms.
If you and a friend register for different types of housing (for example, if one of you needs a Thursday bed and the other only needs Friday - Monday), you may not be able to be placed together. There may not be enough rooms for male students to share, which may result in higher cost for a private room.
There will be a $50 administration fee for all housing refunds. Refunds only allowed up to 30 days prior to the weekend start date.
Important Housing Note: If you stay in another location, please know that there is limited or no public transportation to our building on Saturday and Sunday. There can be a long wait at the end of the day for Ubers to arrive. There are almost no Ubers that work on Sunday morning in this area. Please keep travel time in mind, as you must be to class on time each morning. The UVU Thanksgiving Point campus is approximately a 30-minute drive from Salt Lake City; housing should be arranged in or near Lehi, Utah.
TRANSPORTATION TO CAMPUS
UVU Thanksgiving Point Campus
2912 Executive Pkwy, Lehi, UT 84043
Travel Between Airport & UVU Thanksgiving Point Campus
For transportation to work properly you must book your flights so that you arrive at the Salt Lake International Airport no later than 11:00 AM on Friday and depart no earlier than 4:30 PM on Monday. **If you book flights that cause you to miss class time on Friday or Monday, you may not be eligible for a Completion Letter.
Getting to and from the campus can be done by taking a light rail (TRAX) and a train (Frontrunner). This is the easiest and cheapest way for students (approximately $6.80 one-way). Transportation is not included in APW housing and is the responsibility of the Au Pairs. Please thoroughly read the instructions below. We recommend that you plan ahead and get your questions answered before arriving in Utah.
In the event that your flight is delayed and arrives at SLC later than scheduled, we recommend you take an Uber or Lyft instead of the train. A car will take about 40 minutes to get to campus, while the train takes 1.5 to two hours. If this happens, check the Travel Plans Discussion Board on Canvas and to see if there are any other students arriving around the same time who you could share an Uber with (booking an Uber can cost over $60 because of the distance).
First, you’ll need to download the Transit app and purchase your train tickets. (See photos and instructions below). The app is location based, so you may need to go through these steps once you’ve arrived at the Salt Lake City airport.
Second, you’ll need to take the AIRPORT SHUTTLE to the TRAX station. From the baggage claim area go downstairs and exit the airport at street level. You will wait for the shuttle between stops 1A and 2A. Take the Free Airport Shuttle to the Airport TRAX Station. During weekdays, there is an Airport Shuttle every 15 minutes. This shuttle only has one stop - at the TRAX station. Get off the shuttle and walk to the TRAX light rail.
Third, get on the TRAX/light rail Green Line. You will take this train to the North Temple Bridge/Guadalupe Station. The TRAX/light rail Green Line leaves the airport every 15 minutes on weekdays. Be sure you have purchased your ticket on the app before you board the train!
Fourth, after getting off the TRAX/light rail Green line at the North Temple Bridge/Guadalupe Station, you will see a large set of stairs going down. Walk down the stairs and wait there until the FRONTRUNNER train arrives. When the train arrives you will get on the train headed south towards Provo and stay on until you arrive at the Lehi Station. This is your stop. It is the 5th stop after you get on the FRONTRUNNER and should take about 40 minutes.
The FRONTRUNNER departs from North Temple Station once an hour (10:03 a.m., 11:03 a.m., 12:03 p.m., etc.). If you arrive at the station after 12:03 p.m., you should call an Uber to get you to class. If you wait until the 1:03 p.m. train, you will be late to class.
Recommended departure times for a smooth train ride on Friday:
The times below are simply a recommendation, if you miss one time, hop on the train for the next time.
*11:39 a.m. is the last time that you can catch the TRAX train and still get to the campus on time for the start of our class. If your flight lands after 11:00 AM, or you arrive too late to catch the 11:39 TRAX train, please call an Uber to take you to campus (typically a 30-40 minute drive). You must arrive to check-in by 12:45 pm.
If you arrive on Thursday night you can use Google Maps to find the times the trains will depart. Keep in mind that the train only runs until 11:45 PM and so if you are getting in later than that, check the Travel Plans Discussion Board on Canvas to coordinate an Uber or Lyft with other students.
Walking from FRONTRUNNER to UVU Thanksgiving Point Campus:
Bring your luggage with you to our campus. We will store it in a room in the building until the end of the day when you will be checking into your hotel.
How to Purchase Transportation To Campus
1. Download the Transit App, set up your account, and click on "Buy Tickets".
2. Buy a one-way ticket for Trax
3. Pay for the one-way ticket
4. Go back to "Buy Tickets" and click on "FrontRunner"
5. You will be asked to enter a beginning destination and end destination. Enter "North Temple Station" and "Lehi Station"
6. Purchase the "FrontRunner One Way" ticket and you will be ready!
Once You Arrive At the Airport
1. From the baggage claim area, take the escalators downstairs
2. Go outside the airport
3. Stand by Column 1A
4. Wait for the airport shuttle, then board it. (This is free!)
5. When the shuttle stops, get off and board the Trax Train (be sure to have already purchased your ticket!)
6. EXIT TRAX at the North Temple Bridge/Guadalupe Station
Take the stairs down one level
Wait for the FrontRunner train (heading South)
Board the FrontRunner (be sure to have already purchased a FrontRunner ticket)
Exit at the Lehi Station and walk to the UVU Lehi Campus
There is ample on-campus parking available for free in a parking lot in front of our campus building.