The University of Utah celebrates the opening of its new Continuing Education and Community Engagement building, which houses more than 20 classrooms, on Thursday, Sept. 6, 12-1 p.m. at 540 Arapeen Drive, at the second floor entrance. All are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting and tour the facility.

The building houses the U’s Continuing Education and Community Engagement division, which provides a variety of programs designed for all members of the community, including children, working professionals, non-native English speakers and more. During the last academic year, Continuing Education offered nearly 3,000 classes to more than 14,500 students.

The program offers both for-credit and noncredit academic programs; the English Language Institute; the Go Learn program, which combines education with a vacation to facilitate deeper connections between travelers and the communities they visit; Lifelong Learning, which offers classes on topics ranging from gardening to photography to cooking; the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which provides educational courses and activities to those 50 years or older; Professional Education, test preparation courses; and youth summer camps.

In addition to administrative space, the new building has a variety of student workspaces, a café, classrooms, art rooms and computer labs, which are used by all of Continuing Education and Community Engagement’s programs.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

When:            Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, 12-1 p.m.   

Where:           540 Arapeen Drive, second-floor entrance

Note:               Parking at the building is free