Campus Events

Monday, March 5-Friday, March 9, 2018

Women’s Week is an annual, weeklong event focused on issues and challenges women face in America. Topics are relevant to today’s socio-economic and political climate, intersectionality and cultural movements. This year’s Women’s Week is March 5-9 with the theme “Resilience: We are Powerful Because We Have Survived”. Resilience, defined in the broadest terms is the ability to adapt to adversity and stress, and to thrive despite these. As our political climate continues to move toward repressive policies, women have come to the forefront of resistance movements.

Click here to see a list of events celebrating Women’s Week.


Eccles Global Fall Learning Abroad info session
Monday, March 5, 2018 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Rm. 5175

Learn abroad in London this fall with Eccles Global. Earn up to 15 credits studying during the week while traveling on the weekends. Spend the whole semester in London for $16,250 or split your time between London and Salt Lake City for $14,000. The first 20 students get a special price reduction — $12,600 for either option. All scholarships and financial aid can be applied as if on campus.

Attend our upcoming info session or visit our website to learn more here.

Monday, March 5, 2018 | 3 p.m.
College of Law Moot Courtroom

The next Academic Senate meeting will be Monday, March 5 at 3 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom of the College of Law.

The following items will be discussed, among others:

  • New minor in Medical Humanities
  • Use of Academic Analytics
  • Faculty review of administration

Senate meetings are open to the public. The agenda will be posted here approximately one week before.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 12:30-2 p.m.

Hinckley Caucus Room, Building 73, Room 110

Join us for a panel discussion on land management in Utah featuring Allison Jones, Wild Utah Project; Caitlin Willard, Summit Land Conservancy; Mark Bethke, U.S. Forest Service; and Hilary Arens, Snowbird.

Free and open to the public

Hosted by the University of Utah Sustainability Leadership Committee and co-sponsored by the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 10 p.m.-12 a.m.
Eccles Student Life Center
It’s going be a late night at the Summit. Dropping the lights down low and pumping the jams up to enjoy a late night of climbing.
Come dressed in your grooviest gear. Best dressed wins a FREE entry to the DYNO Comp.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Level 2, Dumke Fine Arts & Architecture Library

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

Sign up to edit here.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 1-2 p.m.
Marriott Library, Level 1, 1150

Celebrate International Women’s Day with this first episode of “Her Story: The Female Revolution” (48 minutes, closed captioning) by BBC. The first episode will explore the role of female leadership in the 21st century.

We’ll have free pizza and drink as well.

Thursdays, March 8–April 26 (No class during Spring Break) | 2:30-5 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center
Our in-house Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) course is your first step to teaching group fitness classes for Campus Recreation Services and inspiring active, healthy living. This 8-week course is a combination of lectures on ACE fundamentals and practical applications that will cover the basics of group exercise instruction including format options, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, injury prevention, cueing, effective class planning and more.

This is not a for-credit class and does not result in a national certificate, rather, it is a first step for participants interested in teaching at the Eccles Student Life Center.

“Beyond Tokenism: Centering Women in Our Histories of the Nation”
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium, Level 1

5th Annual Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women’s Legacy Lecture.

Marie Griffith, Ph.D., is the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, and currently the director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.

Refreshments and book signing.

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Friday, March 9-Sunday, March 11, 2018
Eccles Student Life Center

March 9, 2018 3-8 p.m.
March 10, 2018 12:30-6:30 p.m.
March 11, 2018 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fees: Students/CRS Members $165
Cost of course includes instruction, certifications (if earned), pocket mask kit, and access to digital Lifeguard Manual)

($35 non-refundable if unable to pass pre-screening skills test on the first night.)

This course teaches the duties and responsibilities of lifeguards to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies in a professional manner and includes

certifications in CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Automated External Defibrillation (AED), and Bloodborne Pathogens training. Certification is valid for 2 years from the last day of the course.

Minimum age of 15 to register for the course.

More information can be found at

Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 8:45-10 a.m.
Eccles Student Life Center, Crimson Lagoon
If you’ve missed out on this fun event, join us for the next one in the series.
It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning and try something new.
Register today at Cost of the class is $10.

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, 2017, 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.

Eccles Student Life Center
With the semester at about the halfway mark, if you haven’t made time to go on some amazing trips with Campus Recreation Services, now is the time.
Our Outdoor Adventures program has a trip for just about anybody to a variety of awesome locations.  Did we mention now inexpensive the trips are?
Check out these trips coming up this weekend and the full list at  Stop by Outdoor Adventures at the Student Life Center or call 801-581-8516 to register today.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 11 a.m.
UMFA Dumke Auditorium

Brennan’s “no-holds-barred” discussion addresses cybersecurity, terrorism, biotechnology threats and the importance of shared intelligence between allies.

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah, in partnership with World Trade Center Utah, presents the 2018 World Leaders Lecture Forum by former CIA Director John Brennan. Brennan’s discussion, The Gritty Truth: Counterterrorism in an Era of Instability, will be held Wednesday, March 14, at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts-Dumke Auditorium beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets are not required but seating is limited.

“John Brennan, former Director of the CIA during the Obama Administration,” said U professor Bob Goldberg, “has long been at the center of America’s security response to international threats.  He comes to us at a time when such dangers not only menace our physical safety, but strike at the very heart of our democracy.”

For more information, call 801-581-7989 or click here.

Bystander Training
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 12 p.m.
Gould Auditorium, Willard Marriott Library

Bystander intervention training empowers students to intervene in (and prevent) potentially harmful situations. Stepping in to assist another person that is experiencing harm or abuse is an important part of helping and supporting people in our community. Standing up to de-escalate violence can be difficult but each student at the U plays a valuable role in making our campus a safer place.

Click here for more information.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.
Union Pano East

“Surviving Financially After College” — Brady Murray, CFP, president/CEO of Mass Mutual

If you want to make better decisions with your finances after graduation, there are a few things you should know.

Come to our boot camp style workshop to get you ready.

Dissertation & Thesis Writing Boot Camp
Daily, Monday, March 19-Thursday, March 22, 2018
Gould Auditorium, J. Willard Marriott Library

Are you ready to write?! Get hands on assistance each semester with your dissertation, thesis and other writing projects.

Register hereClick here for more information.

Thursday, March 29-Saturday, March 31
Campus Store

Grad Fair is March 29 – March 31 at the Campus Store!  If you are eligible to walk in May 2018, now is the time to order your cap, gown and graduation announcements, buy your diploma frame, and start celebrating your achievement.

Grad Fair dates and times are below:

  • Thursday, March 29 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 30 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 31 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Go to to pre-order your regalia now and skip the lines starting March 30. Make sure to sign the Block U before you leave the store.

2018 Tanner Center for Human Rights Forum
Thursday, March 29 | 7 p.m.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Campus Center Dr.

Sonia Nazario, award-winning journalist and author of “Enrique’s Journey,” will give the keynote address at the 2018 Tanner Center for Human Rights forum. Her address will be followed by a daylong research symposium, featuring scholars and artists, on migration experiences in childhood and young adulthood.

The event is jointly sponsored by the University of Utah’s Tanner Center for Human Rights; Center for Research on Migrant & Refugee Integration; Center for Latin American Studies; and the Asia Center.

The forum is free and open to the public.

Migration stories: Scholars and artists in conversation
Friday, March 30, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Rooms, College of Social Work

The symposium will feature sessions on immigrant and second-generation youth experiences in the era of DACA and immigrant criminalization; community-engaged scholarship; and artists narrating migration stories.

Registration is $10, with the option to add five CEU credits for $75. To register for the symposium, click on the link below.

For the schedule and list of presenters, click here.

The symposium is jointly sponsored by the University of Utah’s Center for Research on Migrant & Refugee Integration; the Tanner Center for Human Rights; the Center for Latin American Studies; and the Asia Center.

Now through Saturday, April 7, 2018
Union basement computer lab

Have you filed your taxes? We can help.

Our free tax clinic runs until April 7. So get them done early.

Clinic will be held in the Union basement computer lab. Look for our table by the computers.

We will be open for walk in appointments:

  • Monday 12:15-2:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday 4-6 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site is run by volunteers by the University of Utah accounting students and Beta Alpha Psi.

Click here to learn what you need to bring with you.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 12-3 p.m.
Marriott Library

Join Teaching & Learning Technologies and our campus partners for TLT’s Faculty Forum “Spring into Technology” event on Wednesday, April 11 from 12-3 p.m. in the Marriott Library. This event is free for faculty and staff and registration is now open.

We kick off the forum with discovery booths featuring the latest technology and services that Teaching & Learning Technologies, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and the Marriott Library has to offer faculty and staff. Followed by amazing presentations by university faculty and supporting staff about innovative classroom and course technology ranging from student module roadmaps, organizing guest speakers into courses, implementing library course reserves and the process of program mapping. 

Visit and the event page to register and read the full line up of presentations. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.
Union Pano East

Liz Edmunds, Author

Food Nanny Liz Edmunds wants to help you make over your dinnertime routine. For over 20 years this vivacious dinner coach, author and mother of seven has traveled around the world providing innovative tips and tricks on refreshing tired meals. Liz will offer a revolutionary way to plan and make easy meals every day of the week.

Through Sunday, April 29, 2018

Eccles Student Life Center

Join us for a semester of existing classes to help you reach your fitness and wellness goals. Class registration is ongoing and you’ve only missed a week so there’s still time to get started.

From Pilates to Balle Barre and featuring BodyPump, there’s a class for everyone.

Check out the list of classes and get registered today at