Campus Events

FREE Fitness Classes at the Student Life Center
Monday, Jan. 8-Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018
Eccles Student Life Center
Stop by the Student Life Center all week for FREE Fitness Classes.  Check out for a list of classes or to register for the full semester.

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 | 3 p.m.
Moot Courtroom, sixth floor, S.J. Quinney College of Law

The next Academic Senate meeting will be Monday, Jan. 8 from 3-5 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom of the College of Law, sixth floor. Senate meetings are open to the public.

The following items will be discussed, among others:

  • Update to the Conflict of Interest policy
  • Research Park safety update
  • New test proctoring procedure
  • Crocker Science Center update

The agenda will be posted here approximately one week before the meeting.

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Campus Store

To help ease your transition back to school and work, your friends at the Campus Store are hosting a pancake breakfast on Monday, Jan 8, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. This “Welcome Back Breakfast” will be held on the north patio and is open to students, staff and faculty alike. Kodiak Cakes, a favorite local business, will be serving free pancakes while they last.

And to keep you warm, Starbucks will serve coffee and hot chocolate. During the breakfast, don’t forget to enter to win some amazing prizes, provided by University Federal Credit Union. So bring your friends and colleagues, huddle up near a heat lamp and start the new semester off right.

‘Climate Change as Strategic Opportunity: Imagination, Responsibility and Community’
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 | 4-5 p.m.
Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building (ASB), Room 210

Climate change poses profound ecological, social and political crises, but also opportunities to re-imagine our responsibilities to one another and the natural world and to create community. This talk draws upon fieldwork on climate denial and my present climate adaptation work with the Karuk Tribe.

For more information, go here.




Outdoor Adventures Backcountry Ski Tour
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Trip: Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
Join Campus Recreation Services as we go on a one-day backcountry ski tour.
Bring some friends or make new ones and have a great time exploring our backcountry.
Call Outdoor Adventures at 801-581-8516 to register today. Cost is $20.
For more information, visit 

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Union Ballroom

The Campus Relations Board in ASUU will be hosting Spring Plazafest on Jan. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. There will be more than 140 student-run organizations at Spring Plazafest from all across the university. Students can learn all about the various opportunities on campus, including leadership, service, sports and more.

Spring Plazafest is a great way for both new and current students to find different ways to be involved. In addition, because there are so many student-run groups there, it allows students to get a better feel for the student community on campus. Students often feel like it’s too late to join new organizations in the spring semester; however, many student run organizations become more active in the spring semester, so this is a great opportunity for students to get involved and learn more about various student groups, whether they live on or off campus.

Warming Up to the Career Center
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tanner Plaza

Picture this. A crackling fire. Gooey marshmallows. Hot, hot cocoa. Does this sound like your ideal start to a new semester? We agree.

Come warm up to a new semester with the Career Center. Swag give-aways and information on the new mentoring platform AlumniFire will be available, along with previews of our spring events. Cheers to a new year (ting ting ting… that’s us cheers-ing).

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 | 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Sill Center

On the first Thursday of each month during the academic year, MUSE invites an inspiring University of Utah faculty member to present a Lunchtime Lecture in relation to our current theme. Join us in the Sill Center at 12:15 p.m. for free lunch and an hour of unique perspectives on the theme.

Our Lunchtime Lectures provide great opportunities for you to meet other students with similar interests and to connect with some of the most prominent professors from all different colleges and departments across campus.

All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

Click here for more information.

Friday, Jan. 12-Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
Pioneer Theatre Company

Photo by Craig Schwartz.

“Bright Star,” the new musical from Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award-winning Steve Martin and Grammy Award-winning Edie Brickell, opens at Pioneer Theatre Company, running Jan. 12-27, 2018. Tickets are available at
“Bright Star,” with direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, won the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music. It also received five 2016 Tony Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Lead Actress in a Musical and Best Orchestrations. 

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Various campus and community locations

This day of service is part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Celebration at the University of Utah. This day of service honors the legacy of Dr. King and his work in working alongside the community.

The day of service will take place on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Service opportunities are available on and off campus, please visit the event link for more details.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 | 12-12:40 p.m.
Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. Broadway

Rory Kinnear (“The Threepenny Opera,” “Penny Dreadful,” “Othello”) is Marx and Oliver Chris (“Twelfth Night,” “Green Wing”) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors.”

It is 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the 32-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit and child-like emotional illiteracy.
Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

PG-13 | Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including a 20-minute interval.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Free parking available with validation at Broadway Centre Garage (east of Broadway Theatre).

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 | 6-8 p.m.
Lassonde Studios

Opening a restaurant can be challenging, but a burger restaurant can be profitable if executed properly.

This session will walk you through the basics of how to start a burger joint if you want to establish your own concept or you are just curious about it. Plus, we will have free food.

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 | 6-8 p.m.
Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, Level 4

A Triennial Fine Binding Competition & Exhibition
Speaker: Lang Ingalls, exhibition coordinator.

Lang Ingalls, exhibition coordinator for OPEN • SET, will give a gallery talk during the closing reception for this traveling exhibition from the American Academy of Bookbinding. Select works from the show will be out of the cases for closer viewing during the talk.

This event is free and open to the public, light refreshments served.

Click here for more information.

Saturday, Jan. 20-Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Natural History Museum of Utah

Dinosaur fans get ready for “Dinosaurs in Motion” at this year’s 2nd annual DinoFest Weekend happening Jan. 20-21, 2018, at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Meet scientists and experts. See real fossils and learn how they are found, studied and cared for. Visit for more information.

Price: $9.95 to $14.95; kids 2-years and younger free.

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 | 3 p.m.

Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium

Sylvia Torti, dean of the U’s Honors College and author of “Cages.”

Sylvia Torti is an ecologist and fiction writer. She completed her doctorate at the University of Utah, focusing on the unique and little understood phenomenon of tropical monodominance (natural monocultures) in Congo, Africa. Her first novel, “The Scorpion’s Tail,” was published in 2005 and won the Miguel Mármol Award for best debut fiction by an American Latino/a. Her second novel, “Cages,” was published in May 2017 by Schaffner Press and won the Nicolas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 | 1-4 p.m.
Union Saltair Room

The Office of the Dean of Students is sponsoring a forum on Hate Crimes from the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 1-4 p.m. in the Union Saltair Room.

All staff, faculty and students are welcome to attend all or parts of the presentation.

Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Through–Sunday, March 11, 2018

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

A new exhibition opening at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts explores one of the most important chapters of American history through celebrated artworks from one of the nation’s finest collections of Western art.

Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West” opened to the public Sunday, Dec. 3, the first major traveling exhibition on view at the UMFA since the museum’s newly remodeled galleries reopened in late August. The exhibition considers evolving notions of the American West through more than eighty works of art by both Euro-Americans and Plains Indian artists.

“Go West!” is a special ticketed exhibition, but admission is free for U students, staff and faculty.

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.