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U to celebrate 8,442 graduates at 2021 virtual commencement

A campus-wide virtual commencement will take place on Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m.

Student speaker: Kirsten Caron

Get to know the student speaker—a psychology major who wants to help transgender teens and their families.

Stories from the Class of 2021

Graduating students discuss the challenges and rewards of their college experience.

Honoring our distinguished faculty

Each year, the University of Utah recognizes the achievements of exceptional faculty members in teaching, research, mentorship and service.

2020-21 ASUU presidency year-end review

What has the student government accomplished during the past year?

A gift of greatness in diversity

A message of congratulations and hope from Vice President Mary Ann Villarreal.

Humans of the U: Demetrius Kourtides

“To be honest with you, I just don’t like to be retired…I don’t like golf, I don’t go hunting…I wanted to do something different.”

Humans of the U: Hyun Woo Jo

“Getting my degree from a Western education system like the University of Utah at the U Asia Campus has allowed me to become a global citizen while allowing me to continue my studies close to home.”

Humans of the U: Jessica Garcia

“My time here at the U has been truly an amazing experience and I’ll use the skills that I have learned here in my next journey.”

Campus Events


Town hall to address telecommuting

Topics the panel will address include the university’s philosophy regarding continued telecommuting, factors that departments/units will consider when determining who may telecommute and telecommuting tools and resources available to managers and employees.

University-wide Skype for Business upgrade to Microsoft Teams

Users may opt in early, sign up for free training sessions.

Mary Beckerle elected to The National Academy of Sciences

Beckerle is only the 27th faculty member in the history of the U of U to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Mindfulness Center summer 2021 programming

Mindfulness Center hosts free programming on Zoom to all students, faculty and staff of the University of Utah community.

New SAVP/Dean of Undergraduate Studies named

The new senior associate vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the Office of Undergraduate Studies will be Thomas Chase Hagood.

Heber Valley to be site of NSF-funded fog study

Observational study aims to improve forecasting of hazardous fog conditions.

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Campus Events


Financial wellness checklist for graduating seniors

It’s Financial Literacy Month, so be sure to check out these tips.

Gifts for grads from the Office of Alumni Relations

Show your Utah pride.

The road to success: Traveling to convocation ceremonies

Everything you need to know about parking during commencement ceremonies.

Senate Summary | April 26, 2021

If you missed the Academic Senate meeting on April 26, 2021, or need a refresher, then keep reading for the highlights from the meeting.

Campus Events


Healing the Opioid Crisis with Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement
MSW Student Town Hall
CFP Virtual Spring Career Fair
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