Campus Events

Mondays | 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Pioneer Gardens
Tuesdays | 5-7 p.m.
Pioneer Gardens 
Wednesdays | 3-5 p.m.
Sill Center Garden
Fridays | 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Pioneer Garden

Join the Edible Campus Gardens for a lovely morning or evening of gardening. Projects could include harvesting, trellising, weeding, pruning, planting and learning gardening techniques. No prior gardening experience necessary.

View more information about volunteering with the Edible Campus Gardens here.

Wednesdays | 12:05 p.m.
Fridays | 12:05 p.m.
Eccles Health Sciences Library, Garden Level

Join us for free 50 minute yoga sessions from August 30 to December 13, 2017 on the Garden Level.
  • Wednesdays, 12:05 p.m.
  • *Fridays, 12:05 p.m.*

*Friday sessions begin Sept. 29*

Drop by for one event or attend all of the free yoga events. This is a great opportunity to stretch and relax during the workday.

Please bring your own yoga mat. If you forget your mat, we have three mats available for check-out at the front desk.

Please provide feedback here.

Students from Yoga Assets will lead us through the yoga practice. Yoga Assets provides yoga teacher training in Salt Lake City. These events enable Yoga Assets students to fulfill their required volunteer hours.

Anyone associated with the University of Utah may attend.

Please note that yoga is cancelled:

  • Nov. 22 – Day before Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 23 – Day after Thanksgiving

Every other Wednesday | 1-2 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Room 1140

Join the Center for Ecological Planning and Design (CEPD) for a bi-weekly discussion group. The CEPD is a campus-wide interdisciplinary center affiliated with the Global Change and Sustainability Center and the College of Architecture + Planning that aims to provide a hub for thinking and research on the built environment and communities. Discussions will be based around readings, videos, etc. that help us better understand the complexities of human settlements through diverse lenses provided by the sciences, social sciences, engineering, design fields, and humanities.

Topics will be chosen at the prior meeting and posted online here. All students and faculty are invited to attend. Drop by for one discussion that interests you, or attend all.

More information can be found on the CEPD website: under the activity tab.

Through Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 | 12-6 p.m.
Browning Plaza – East of the School of Medicine

The Office of Wellness and Integrative Health is presenting a weekly Farmers Market on Mondays, 12-6 p.m. in Browning Plaza located east of the School of Medicine through Oct. 9.  

Seasonal fruits, vegetables and other healthy goods available from Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms.

Saturday, Oct. 14-Sunday, OCt. 15, 2017 |10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Natural History Museum of Utah
Celebrate native arts and culture at the Natural History Museum of Utah. 
The Indian Art Market is an annual juried art show at NHMU. It’s a great place to find and purchase amazing art from regional native artists.

Gem Series: Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Oct. 16, 2017 | 12-1 p.m.
Union Den
The second GEM Series event is on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The Women’s Enrollment Initiative is pleased to announce that Kylee Howell of Friar Tuck Barber Shop will be the guest speaker. Howell has recently teamed up with Dove and Shonda Rhimes for their “Real Beauty” campaign. Join to learn more about Howell’s journey as a small business owner. 

Wednesday, Oct, 18, 2017 | 5 p.m.
CTIHB Room 109

Around the world, coral reefs are vanishing at an incredible rate, never before seen. The Honors College Integrated Minor in Ecology and Legacy students present a free screening of the award winning Sundance documentary, “Chasing Coral.” An open conversation, led by Brenda Bowen, director of the U’s Global Change & Sustainability Center, will follow the screening. 

The SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference
Thursday, Oct. 19-Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 | 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S.W. Temple, Salt Lake City

The SACNAS National Diversity in STEM conference is coming to the Salt Palace on Oct. 19-21. The U is the platinum sponsor and many of our scientists across campus are going. Students, postdocs, and scientists present their work at SACNAS but a large part of the conference is devoted to professional development in an effort to help diverse individuals see that they can become scientists and leaders.

See @theU’s feature on 2017 SACNAS here.

Registration is required. Go here for more information and to register.

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Libby Gardner Concert Hall

 A Conversation: Michael Chabon & Zadie Smith

Award-winning novelists Michael Chabon (“The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay”) and Zadie Smith (“White Teeth”) will participate in an unscripted, on-stage dialogue as part of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in Libby Gardner Hall. They will interview each other about the cultural significance of the arts and the humanities, the value of engaging with contemporary literature and the impact of current events on their writing.

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, level 6

After home mortgages, student loans are now the second largest consumer finance market in the country. Student debt is reshaping the way the American middle class approaches higher education, work, purchasing a home, and even retirement. Law schools in particular are a bellwether in the student loan debate. During the Obama administration Congress, the Department of Education, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau adopted a variety of limited legal reforms to student lending. Despite these limited reforms student debt still looms large over the future of millions of Americans. Will the Trump administration signal a shift in student lending? What does the future hold for America’s struggling student borrowers?

Keynote Speaker: Seth Frotman, Student Loan Ombudsman and the Assistant Director for the Office for Students and Young Consumers at the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Registration is required. Click here to get started and here for more information.

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 | 6-9 p.m.
Natural History Museum of Utah
Step inside the hull of a haunted Viking ghost ship during NHMU’s Haunted Night at the Museum.
Meet Vikings in the flesh, gobble down ghoulish goodies, listen to riveting Viking tales, explore the museum, and earn a prize in our spell-binding scavenger hunt.
Click here for more information.

Faculty Forum ‘Falling for Technology’
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 | 12-4 p.m.
Faculty Center and Marriott Library’s Gould Auditorium

Join Teaching & Learning Technologies and our campus partners for TLT’s Faculty Forum “Falling for Technology” event on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 12-4 p.m. This event is free for faculty and staff and reservation is now open.

Presentations by university faculty about innovative classroom and course technology ranging from hybrid teaching and approaches, developing your own badging system and unique Canvas applications. Discovery booths featuring the latest technology and services Teaching & Learning Technologies, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and the Marriott Library has to offer faculty and staff. 

Agenda and RSVP information can be found on our website here.

Salary negotiation
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
SSB 350

Women, work and the will to lead. Please join us the first Wednesday of each month to gain insights and skills to help you grow professionally. Together we can make a difference. 

In partnership with the Women’s Enrollment Initiative and the Career & Professional Development Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 15 and Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Various locations

The Hinckley Institute of Politics is thrilled to bring Bob Woodward, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with The Washington Post, to campus as the featured guest for the 2017 Sam Rich Lecture Series. 

No one knows the American presidency as well as Woodward, the Post’s veteran reporter-historian. In his first year at the newspaper, Woodward teamed with colleague Carl Bernstein to break the Watergate scandal, which culminated in the resignation of then President Richard Nixon. He has covered every president since. Woodward has written 18 bestselling books chronicling the personalities and politics at the nation’s highest level.

Events scheduled for the series are:

  • Pizza & Politics Forum: On the Media, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 12 p.m., Room 11, Bldg. 73.
  • Screening of “All the President’s Men,” a critically acclaimed film based on Woodward and Bernstein’s book about the Watergate scandal, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m., Fort Douglas Post Theater, 245 S. Fort Douglas Blvd.
  • Sam Rich Lecture: Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for community members and go on sale Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.

Through-Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
Eccles Student Life Center

Need to learn to swim or just want to increase your proficiency?  Join us for some group swim lessons.  The full schedule can be found at

Need some specific attention to your swim style?  Check out our private lessons where you can learn one-on-one with our amazing instructors.

Through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
Natural History Museum of Utah

What if the blood-thirsty plunderers you once thought you knew, were really just misunderstood explorers, farmers and traders?

Come explore Vikings to discover the truth about the Vikings age and dispel long-held stereotypes about its people, traditions and influence. Find yourself captivated by more than 400 authentic artifacts- some never before seen outside Scandinavia — including jewelry, funeral urns, weapons, game pieces, clothing and even a piece of 1,000-year-old Viking bread.

When you visit Vikings at Natural History Museum of Utah you will:

  • Imagine a Viking voyage as you marvel a full-scale replica of a Viking ship
  • Play a digital version of a popular Viking strategy game that pre-dates chess
  • Test the balance between the blade and handle of a replica Viking sword
  • Excavate a spectacular Viking burial boat, layer by layer, on an interactive touch table

Click here for more information and go here for hours and admission prices.

Through Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Join us for a year of programming around research reproducibility. From September until June we will be holding weekly discussions, an immersive workshop and conference.

Follow the hashtag #MakeResearchTrue on Twitter.

For more information, go here.