Election Day flexibility and support


The University of Utah is supportive of faculty and student efforts to increase participation in the voting process by members of its campus community.

In support of the academic senate resolution passed on Sept. 28, 2020, the university’s administration encourages faculty, instructors, coaches and supervisors to be flexible and supportive of students who want to engage in political activities on Election Day (Nov. 3).

Where practical, faculty should avoid assigning due dates or scheduling quizzes/tests on Nov. 3 and 4. Information about paid time off for employees who wish to vote in person on election day is available on the Human Resources website. Information about university holidays is also available online.

Student-athletes will not practice or compete on Election Day, per legislation proposed and passed by the NCAA’s Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee earlier this year. Click here for more information on the NCAA decision.