Campus Events

Through Nov. 25, 2017
Donate here

One in six Utah kids faces hunger. Your donation helps the Utah Food Bank and its programs, including its BackPack Program.

The Alumni Association is kicking off its 24th annual food drive to support the Utah Food Bank. We ask you as loyal U alumni to help us surpass our previous collection amounts. Donating is easy, and all money and food donated goes to the Utah Food Bank at a critical time of year.

The Utah Food Bank can turn $1 donated into 8 pounds of food. Scroll down for all the ways you can help.

Now through Dec. 17, 2017
Red Butte Garden

The Glass Art Guild of Utah returns to Red Butte Garden for another stunning show of kiln work and blown glass. Large and small pieces including garden art, decorative boxes, sculptural works and jewelry pieces will display the brilliant colors of this delightful medium. Items displayed will be available for sale.

Meet the artists reception on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 2-5 p.m.

Click here for more information and pricing.

Mondays | 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Pioneer Gardens
Tuesdays | 4:30-6 p.m.
Pioneer Gardens 
Wednesdays | 3-5 p.m.
Sill Center Garden
Thursdays | 4-5 p.m.
Pioneer 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 Aug. 30 to Dec. 13, 2017 on the Garden Level.
  • Wednesdays, 12:05 p.m.
  • *Fridays, 12:05 p.m.*

*Friday sessions began 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

Wednesday, Nov. 1-Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Share the ride and win! When you post a new ride on the U’s private Zimride network between Nov. 1-30, you will automatically be entered into the 2017 Zimsgiving Sweepstakes and have a chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card or 1 of 10 $50 Amazon gift cards.

Post your ride today at

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 at under the activity tab.

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
American Indian Resource Center

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Inter-tribal Student Association presents a screening of the film “Winter in the Blood.” Produced by Sherman Alexie and based off the book “Winter in the Blood,” written by novelist and poet James Welch.

Snacks and drinks provided.

Nov. 13 and 16, 2017 | 5-7 p.m.
South Jordan Health Center

University of Utah Health & Wellness Services is pleased to offer the Build a Bone Program. This unique, innovative program is a four-part series of two-hour classes where you will learn how to care for and strengthen your bones and optimize your bone health. We also focus on treating and preventing low bone density or osteoporosis.

Our classes are taught by medical professionals and educators at University of Utah Health and focus on exercise: posture, body mechanics, weightlifting, core strengthening, balance, and walking. We also review individual medical aspects and nutrition for optimal bone health.

Our next sessions are 13 and 16 from 5-7 p.m. in the South Jordan Health Center. For full location and registration information, go here.


Stomach Cancer Awareness Event
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

East entrance of the Marriott Library

Following a national movement initiated by the Debbie’s Dream Foundation, Utah has joined many other states in declaring the month of November to be dedicated to the promotion of stomach cancer awareness.

In honor of this declaration, the University of Utah’s Pre-PA Student Organization is promoting stomach cancer awareness on campus with local business-sponsored raffles, coloring/activities, and “Zero Tolerance” bagels and donuts. All proceeds from raffle tickets and donations will go toward a stomach cancer research foundation at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.


Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 | 1-3 p.m.
American Indian Resource Center

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Inter-tribal Student Association presents Darren Parry, chairman of the Northwest Band of Shoshone. Parry will have an open discussion with students about the Bear River Massacre and his tribe.

Tuesday, Nov. 14-Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
Various locations on campus

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education works to promote programs preparing Americans for a global environment. Come check out the events and see the results of the U’s dedication to international involvement.


Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 | 1:30-2:30 p.m.
American Indian Resource Center

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Inter-tribal Student Association encourages students to wear their moccasins to campus or class, then come to the AIRC to have your picture taken.

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-A)

After five decades of military rule, Myanmar is in the process of rebuilding its institutional and social structures. Education is at the forefront of the national recovery effort. This presentation will focus on how the College of Social Work is collaborating with St. Aloysius Gonzaga Institute of Higher Studies, located in Taunggyi, to develop the country’s first social work undergraduate education program.

Presenters are Father Paul Dass, director, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Institute of Higher Studies, and Rosemarie Hunter, associate professor, University of Utah College of Social Work.

Light refreshments will be served. Free registration requested.

The Asia Center and College of Social Work are sponsoring the event.

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.

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 | 3-4 p.m. 
Union Building, Panorama East

Join the Tobacco Free task force for the first listening session on the U becoming a tobacco free campus. A committee has been formed as a promise to our community to gather feedback and report its findings to the Academic Senate. They need your feedback to help shape this rule. At the beginning of July 2017, it was announced that the campus would have a year for feedback and before enforcement begins July 1, 2018.

Come prepared with feedback on either side of the issue, good or bad. Your voice needs to be heard.

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 | 6-8:30 p.m.
Student Equity & Diversity-Unity Lounge

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Inter-tribal Student Association presents a screening of the film “Wind River” to raise awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women. Snacks and drinks provided.

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 | 5-6 p.m.
Union Theater

Interested in film? Interested in studying abroad? Come check out student films from abroad. There will be free popcorn and international candy. You’ll be able to vote on your favorite films and ask the film makers any questions you might have!

**IMPORTANT** If you have studied abroad and have a film you would like to submit, contact

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 | Panel 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Open house/lunch 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Building 73, Room 105

Want to turn your geography degree into a career? On Friday, the Department of Geography will host five Ute alums working as geographers across diverse fields for the Geography Career Panel. Come hear their advice for getting a job after graduation. Panelists include Rachel Manko of the Salt Lake County Surveyor’s Office, Sumer Ellis of the Utah Transit Authority, Kolt Wright at Ogden City, Sam Hall of Utah Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources and Josh Reynolds of Red Castle Resources.

All are invited to the Geography Open House and lunch in the Building 73 lobby.

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 | 4-6 p.m.
American Indian Resource Center

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Inter-tribal Student Association encourages students to come eat and enjoy some traditional Navajo foods. Menu includes vegetable mutton stew, corn, squash, blue corn mush and Navajo tea.

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.

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 | 6-8 p.m.

Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Room 3106

This is a panel of eight current physician assistant students at the University of Utah and some surrounding schools. It is a guided Q&A session that will incorporate the application process, classwork rigor and daily schedule, and job opportunities.

It is open to anyone interested in applying to PA school in the future. There will also be a yogurt/parfait bar provided, “Parfaits and PAs.”

Saturday, Dec. 2-Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
Red Butte Garden

Kick-off the holiday season and find unique holiday gifts made by local artists. You’ll find handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber art, glass, photography and more.

FREE garden admission Dec. 2-3, thanks to Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks.

And to make your shopping weekend even brighter, on Dec. 2-3, all items sold at the Red Butte Garden Gift Shop will be marked down 10 percent.

For more information, go here.

Salt Lake Tribune Editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce: ‘The Salt Lake Tribune: Utah’s Independent Voice’
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 | 3 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium, level 1

Join the Friends of the Library Lecture.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, click here.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 |10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Red Butte Garden

Bring your kids to the Children’s Garden and create head wreaths, winter candles, and more. Sip hot chocolate and make a new-year wish at the Yule Log.

Garden members $3
General public $3 + general admission

Click here for more information.

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.