Laws Concerning Carrying Concealed Firearms on Campus in Utah


While the Utah State Board of Regents generally has the power to enact regulations governing the conduct of university and college students, faculty, and employees, Utah law expressly reserves to the Utah State Legislature the authority to regulate firearms at higher education institutions. Therefore, while the Utah State Board of Regents maintains limited authority to regulate firearms in the areas listed below, it may not otherwise authorize higher education institutions to restrict the lawful possession or carrying of firearms. See Utah Code Ann. § 53B-3-103(2)

In Utah, state residents who are 18-20 years old may apply for a provisional concealed carry permit, which would allow the individual to carry a concealed weapon on public college and university campuses.

Specifically, the State Board of Regents may authorize a higher education institution to:

  • Allow dormitory residents to request only roommates who are not licensed to carry a concealed firearm; or
  • Ensure enforcement of rules pertaining to private hearing rooms that have been designated as “secure areas”, meaning that there are restrictions on the transportation of firearms and ammunition into the hearing rooms.  See Utah Code Ann. §§ 76-8-311.1 and 53B-3-103

Schools in Utah Where the Law Permits Concealed Guns on Campus

College Town Type
College of Eastern Utah Price 2-year
Dixie State University St. George 4-year
Salt Lake Community College Salt Lake City 2-year
Snow College Ephraim 2-year
Southern Utah University Cedar City 4-year
University of Utah Salt Lake City 4-year
Utah State University Brigham City Brigham City 4-year
Utah State University – Logan Logan 4-year
Utah State University – Tooele Tooele 4-year
Utah State University – Uintah, Roosevelt Roosevelt 4-year
Utah State University – Uintah, Vernal Vernal 4-year
Utah Valley University Orem 4-year
Weber State University Ogden 4-year


SEE:  Utah Department of Public Safety Handgun Licensing.

Updated: March 26, 2024

Disclaimer: Policies are subject to change at any time, both during and between school years. In addition, individual school policies commonly include more details than can be succinctly captured by Each school should be consulted for its most accurate, up-to-date policy.