Campus Events

Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2016
Library Plaza

It's on Us 2016
ASUU’s It’s On Us Week takes place April 4-8. The theme for this year is consent.

“The theme is focused on adding an active intervention piece to the campaign,” said Ashlynn McCarter, ASUU director of Student Advocacy. “Last year we focused on spreading awareness, and this year we are focused on giving students tools to be a part of the solution.”

Throughout the week there will be various booths in Library Plaza where students can get involved. Just like last year, students will have the chance to take the It’s On Us pledge, there will be a booth where students can receive a University of Utah decal by putting emergency numbers (university police, counseling center, national rape recovery hotline, etc.) into their phones and each day a different sexual assault resource center will be showcased. Finally, there will be a photo booth for students to express how they support survivors of sexual assault. These photos will be hung the following day in Library Plaza for the remainder of the week.

For more information on It’s On Us or to take the pledge visit

Union front desk and online

Tickets are on sale NOW for The Grand Kerfuffle.

U Students can purchase their discounted tickets at the Union front desk. Students can purchase ONE ticket for Friday for $5 or Saturday for $5or $7 for both days. General Admission (non student) tickets will be on sale at SmithTix locations and online for $20 for one day and $30 for both days.

Doors will open on Friday, April 22 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 23 at 4 p.m.

This year’s #TheGK2016 headlining acts will be…

Friday’s headliner: ICONA POP

Saturday’s headliners: Earl Sweatshirt and ILOVEMAKONNEN

For a full list of this year’s Grand Kerfuffle lineup tune into ASUU’s social media pages.

For more information click here.

Ongoing through Monday, April 4, 2016 


Did you know music can bring joy and memory back into the lives of people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia?

The Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program and the College of Social Work at the University of Utah are partnering to collect iTunes cards and gently used iPods with chargers for the Music & Memory Utah Coalition. 

Find a dropbox in one of these locations across campus:

  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Social Work
  • College of Architecture & Planning
  • The Bennion Center
  • College of Business
  • A. Ray Olpin Union

Do it soon – the drive runs March 1 to April 4.

For more information call Nancy McGee at 801-232-0836, email, or visit

Monday, April 4, 2016 | 8:30 a.m.
Gould Auditorium at the Marriott Library

The Women in Engineering and student chapter of Women in Mining would like to welcome Jill Tietjen, author, speaker and electrical engineer to campus on Monday, April 4. She will be giving a keynote address titled, “10 Things We Can Learn from Women in STEM” at 8:30 a.m. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to have her sign a copy of her book, “Her Story A Timeline of the Women who Changed America.”

Additionally, there will be an networking workshop in the afternoon titled, “Women Who Network Change the World” at 3 p.m. This is a free event and all are invited, but space is limited.

Please register online here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | 7 p.m.

Orson Spencer Hall (OSH

“Walk the Ridge”
Director: Mathieu Le Lay
3 minutes

While exploring new mountain spots, Mathieu Le Lay’s camera followed Benjamin Dowie to make a short portrait of the Australian filmmaker inspired by the mountain environment. The two filmmakers hiked four peaks in a week. Amongst those peaks, there was the massive Mont Buet standing at 3096 meters in front of the Mont-Blanc mountain range. To reach this peak, they climbed up to 2,225 meters during seven exhausting hours. They set up their camp on top of the mountain during a fresh night to wake up with one of the most outstanding mountain view they had ever seen.

Directors: Gerald Salmina and Tom Dauer
142 minutes

The fairy-tale Tyrolean town of Kitzbühel buzzes with energy as the 2013 Hahnenkamm Races end with a boisterous party. And for good reason: nowhere else are the elite World Cup skiers so happy to have gotten through a race in one piece. They see Hahnenkamm Mountain’s downhill course, the Streif, as the ultimate challenge, which can be mastered only with perfect technique and extraordinary courage.

Tickets cost $15 per person. Students can use the promo code uofustudent to get a discounted price of $5 per person.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Meet at the Legacy Bridge next to the Fort Douglas TRAX Station

Bring your bikes and helmets and join us for a bike-along through campus with Mikael Colville-Andersen, urban mobility expert and one of the leading voices in global urbanism. He is an influential and much-sought-after keynote speaker and he is the key figure in the company. He consults client cities and governments and also applies his marketing expertise on communication campaigns promoting bicycles as transport.

During the bike-along on April 6, Colville-Andersen will make stops around campus to discuss how the university can take steps to improve transportation options.

For more information visit the event page.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 12-1 p.m.
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, Garden level

It’s spring and the birds and the bees are inviting you to Appy Hour.

Appy Hour will be on Wednesday, April 6, 12-1pm. We will meet in the Garden Level of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

Come join the University of Utah Beekeepers Association and the University of Utah Wildlife Society as they show us their favorite birding and insect identification apps as well as share the fun of caring for the UofU ecosystem.

A few featured apps will include:

  • Birding Utah
  • National Geographic Birds
  • Audubon Birds
  • Merlin Bird ID
  • Insect Orders

Following demos and light refreshments, we will head outside to visit our health science beehives, kestrel box, and the Eccles Library’s Tree of Hippocrates.

A special opportunity will be announced… a chance for fame.  This is an Appy Hour you don’t want to miss.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Sill Center Large Conference Room

In this seminar you will learn about how to approach your faculty mentor about writing you a letter of recommendation. This is an art all its own and many students are not aware that there are professional parameters for this request. This seminar is appropriate at any point in a student’s education.

‘GEN SILENT’ – Film screening and conversation on LGBTQ aging
Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 6-9 p.m.
Nancy Tessman Auditorium, Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City

Alexandre Rheaume cared for by partner Lawrence Johnson
With generous support from the University of Utah Office of Equity & Diversity, the College of Social Work, The Goodwill Initiative’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program, the Women’s Resource Center and the LGBT Resource center, Utah SAGE (Service & Advocacy for GLBT Elders), a program of the Utah Pride Center, is proud to present a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary “Gen Silent.”

This important film follows six lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults as they experience aging and health and social systems that continue to discriminate against and marginalize this at risk population. Anyone interested in the health and well-being of LGBT older adults, especially health and social service providers is invited. Attendance is free but please register here as seating will be limited.

See a trailer of the film here.

Friday, April 8, 2016 | 6-8 p.m.
Okazaki Community Meeting Room, College of Social Work

MiFAwards 2015
These awards recognize the work of those who are dedicated to the goal of social and economic justice.  Additional information is forthcoming.  This event is free and open to the public.  Please direct inquiries to Irene Ota:

Thursday, April 7, 2016 |6:30 p.m.
Post Theatre

Peace Officer
The University of Utah Department of Film & Media Arts will present a special screening of the acclaimed film “Peace Officer,” which won the Grand Jury prize for Best Documentary at the 2015 SXSW Festival. The April 7th screening will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Post Theatre and is free and open to the public.

Sundance Film Festival co-founder and Department of Film and Media Arts producer-in-residence, Sterling Van Wagenen, and executive producer of the film, will be in attendance for the screening. The directors, Brad Barber and Scott Christopherson, will also be in attendance and will join Van Wagenen in a Q&A with the audience following the screening.

Click here to read more.

Friday, April 8-Saturday, April 9, 2016 | During open swim hours
Crimson Lagoon, Eccles Student Life Center

Wibit Challenge Box
Come check out the newest craze in water sports.  We’ll have the Wibit water obstacle course set up April 8-9 for you to run the course, challenge your friends, get wet and have fun.

We’ll be giving away random prizes for participants all weekend and this event is FREE.

Monday, Feb. 8-April 15, 2016 (closed for spring break) | See hours below
Union, Basement computer lab

Are you ready for tax season? Don’t worry; the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance at the University of Utah will help you out.

There will be a walk in clinic from Feb. 8-April 15, 2016 (closed for spring break). Come by the Union basement computer lab if you are a U.S. resident.

Don’t stress about taxes VITA is here to help. For more info go to

Monday: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 4-8 p.m.
Thursday: 2-6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 | 1-4 p.m.
HSEB, Room 1730

Future Health Professionals
Come learn about science, medicine and much more. This is a free, hands-on exploration of the world of health sciences for middle school students of faculty and staff at the University of Utah.

You can register by clicking here or call Robin Bennion at 801-581-7203.

Go here for a map of the health sciences campus.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 | 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.
McCarthey Family Track & Field

Men’s Rugby and Men’s Soccer are both at home this week.  Check out the schedule and come out to some exciting match-ups.

All games are played on McCarthey Family Track & Field (North of the Eccles Student Life Center).

Men’s rugby vs. Air Force plays at 12 p.m. (First Round of the Varsity Cup) with men’s soccer vs. Wyoming facing off at 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 10, 2016 | 3 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library Gould Auditorium

Voyagers Poster
It’s 1938 and three young Parisians have set out on an adventure of a lifetime — to travel halfway across the world and take kayaks down the untamed Green and Colorado rivers. Newlyweds Genevieve and Bernard de Colmont, along with their friend, Antoine de Seynes, indeed embarked on this journey and recorded their experience on motion film — but the reels go unseen for nearly 50 years.

The J. Willard Marriott Library will be providing a free film screening of the award-winning documentary film “Voyagers Without Trace (Les Voyagers Sans Trace),” created by Ian McCluskey of Northwest Documentaries. The film will be introduced by Multimedia Archivist Roy Webb. For more information, click here.

Monday, April 11, 13, 19 | See schedule for times and locations

HIP Talks 11X17
In honor of the public speaking skills of former Utah Congressman Wayne Owens, the Hinckley Institute and ASUU are thrilled to sponsor HIP Talks,  a university-wide speech contest. All matriculated University of Utah students are encouraged to participate.

Students will deliver two minute speeches on any topic (Speeches may be compelling, informative, humorous, creative, etc.). Judging is based on delivery (including memorization), length and overall quality of speech.

Click here for more details.

Monday, April 11, 2016 | 12-1:30 p.m.
Eccles Classroom (Room 251), College of Social Work

Anna Beck
As a physician who works with individuals facing terminal illnesses, Dr. Anna Beck has seen the complications of end of life care firsthand.  She will discuss, from a clinical perspective, the Death with Dignity initiatives being discussed and adopted nationally and around the world.  This presentation is free and open to the public.

Please direct inquiries to Linda Mendenhall:

Monday, April 11, 2016 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-4 p.m.
Marriott Library East Plaza

Bear Snores On picture
To celebrate Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the University of Utah will host a day of activities promoting literacy. The free event, One Book One University, aims to provide information and activities to help increase the focus on the value of literacy.

Activities include readings by local children’s book author Jean Reagan, face painting, children’s art activities, snacks and opportunities to tour the Family Reading Room in the Marriott Library. The featured book is “Bear Snores On” by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. Each child enrolled in a campus child care center will receive a copy of the book. The book will also be available for purchase at a discount during the One Book One University events.

The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the University of Utah’s Center for Child Care and Family Resources, the U’s Marriott Library, KSL and Salt Lake City Public Library.

Monday, April 11, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
The Hub, Eccles Student Life Center

Summer Hydration Box
Next up in our FREE Nutrition Workshop series is a discussion on proper hydration during the summer months. Drop by to learn some helpful tips and tricks for staying healthy during some of the most active days of year.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 5:30 p.m.
The Hub, Eccles Student Life Center

Lopsang Memorial Tour Box
Join us for an amazing multimedia presentation and discussion featuring The Three High Passes of Everest, Sherpa Led Climb of Island Peak and Everest Aid, a project dedicated to rebuilding the Everest Region of Nepal.

The presentation will be held in ‘THE HUB” @ Eccles Student Life Center and is FREE with no pre-registration required, but arrive early as space is limited.

Thursday, April 14, 2016  |  8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Southwest corner of the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot

Drop off your electronics and personal documents for recycling and donate food to the Feed U food pantry on Thursday, April 14,  at the University of Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot from 8 a.m.-noon. The event is free and sponsored by University of Utah Sustainability, University of Utah Staff Council, Salt Lake County Health Department, Samsung and the University Federal Credit Union.

Please note that no university property or business waste will be accepted. For a list of accepted electronics, visit Metech Recycling’s website.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 5-9 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center, Crimson Lagoon

Dive In Movie Spring '16 Box
What’s better than free food and watching “Star Wars – The Force Awakens” in the pool? Nothing, really.  So mark your calendars, grab your swim gear and help us celebrate the opening of our outdoor pool for the season.

The Campus Recreation Services staff will be grilling some free grub and churning out smoothies.  Food will be served from 5-7 p.m. and the movie will begin immediately following.

Did we mention the movie is “Star Wars – The Force Awakens”?

Friday, April 15-Sunday April 17, 2016
Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting & Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, April 12 | 6 p.m. at OA

OA Westwater Rafting Trip Box
Call 801-581-8516 to register. $115 + tax ($40 non-refundable deposit due upon registration).

We’re kicking off the rafting season with a bang! Jump aboard a raft with our awesome, smart, and fun trip leaders for a scenic and exciting overnight rafting trip through the big rapids of the Westwater Canyon section of the Colorado River.  The great company, experiences and food will be amazing.  This is one of Outdoor Adventures classic trips that you don’t want to miss.  It is our last trip of the spring semester so come and play outside before the stress of finals week sets in.

Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty and staff (including their guests).

Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register.

Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 9 a.m.
Eccles Student Life Center, Crimson Lagoon

SUP Yoga Spring '16 Box
Back by popular demand, our second SUP Yoga session of the semester will be a huge hit. Register early as space is limited.

We’ll have some free swag for everyone and will also be giving away some Outdoor Adventure gear rentals and fitness classes.

Registration is $10. Click here to register.