Campus Events

Fitness Class Free Week
Monday-Sunday, Jan. 7-13, 2019
Eccles Student Life Center

Start strong this semester and join us for some FREE fitness classes at the Eccles Student Life Center.

No registration necessary—first come, first served.

Check out for a complete list of classes.

Welcome Back Breakfast
Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 | 9-11 a.m.
Campus Store Patio

Ease the pain of coming back to the new 2019 semester, by stopping by the Campus Store patio for a pancake breakfast.

The Campus Store is hosting a Welcome Back Breakfast for all students, staff and faculty. A favorite local business, Kodiak Cakes, will be serving free pancakes while supplies last, and Starbucks will have coffee and hot chocolate aplenty. And don’t forget to enter-to-win some amazing prizes provided by the University Credit Union as well.

Let’s start the new semester off right. See you there.

Monday, Jan. 7, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall

The talented cellists of the Utah Symphony will come together for an evening of chamber music performing works by Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, and Bach. The musicians include Rainer Eudeikis, Matthew Johnson, John Eckstein, Walter Haman, Andrew Larson, Anne Lee, Louis Philippe Robillard, Kevin Shumway and Pegsoon Whang.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2018 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Union Ballrooms

Plazafest is the semi-annual tabling event for Recognized Student Organizations at the U. With the presence of UPC, ASUU and about 200 student organizations tabling within the Union Ballrooms, every student can identify an opportunity to get involved.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hinckley Institute of Politics, Room 2018, Gardner Commons

Visit the Hinckley Institute for free pizza and to learn about our transformative programs. We secure internships for students of all majors and academic levels at local, national and global locales in a wide variety of industries and fields. These internships allow students to earn school credit, create personal networks and gain invaluable real-world skills. The Hinckley Institute also presents impactful forums, coordinates scholarships, hosts a speech competition and offers a minor in campaign management.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 | 4-6 p.m.
Art Gallery, main level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

The Eccles Library January 2019 art exhibit features the selected works of Steven Leitch.

The works exhibited are selections from recent photographic sojourns throughout the states of Utah, California, Hawaii and other locales visited. The images were captured using a Nikon D800 single-lens reflex (SLR) digital camera with an assortment of fixed-focal-length lenses and minimal post-processing (from RAW format to final screen/print).

“I spent most of my formative years in the photography world. I worked as a photographer for 37 years at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and for 36 years, I served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a photojournalist and writer. I was recently released as a service missionary photographer for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I enjoy poetry, and I have been writing script (pen and ink) throughout my life. I am a member of the Utah State Poetry Society, and I serve as president of the Valley Winds Chapter, the Salt Lake City chapter of the Society. I love being able to capture a moment or thought in time and preserve it for others to witness along with me, the beauty and uniqueness of this world of ours. Photography and poetry, through image and script, allows me to do both; and why I love it so.”

The exhibit will be on display until Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 | 1-2 p.m.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Experience the art of yoga. Join us in the UMFA Great Hall to explore connections between the practice of yoga and themes found in the art on view in the galleries. All levels are welcome and a limited number of mats are available.

Classes are led by Jendar Marie Morales, a Yoga Alliance registered master teacher who focuses on hatha, vinyasa and restorative styles of yoga. She helps run the University of Utah Yoga Teacher Training and teaches yoga across Salt Lake City. Morales has a master’s degree in museum studies from New York University and is the director and curator of Mestizo Gallery.

The series runs every Thursday from Jan. 10-March 7. Yoga will not be held on Jan. 31. Sponsored by University of Utah PEAK Health and Fitness.

Wednesday, Jan. 9-April 23, 2019

PEAK fitness classes are available to all full- and part-time employees of the University of Utah, including:
  • University of Utah Health employees
  • Employees at Primary Children’s Hospital & Clinics
  • University affiliates in Research Park
  • Members of the University of Utah Alumni Association
  • Family members and partners of employees
  • Alumni association members

PEAK Health and Fitness offer a wide variety of classes including boot camp, circuit training, core training, indoor cycling, mat Pilates, stretch and strengthen, total body fitness, weight training and yoga.

Registration is available here.

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 | 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Salt Lake City Sports Complex

Join your Skatin’ Utes for this annual skating tradition.

Cost is $5 for faculty/staff and $4 for students. To purchase tickets, go here.

The Last Lecture
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 | 12 p.m.
Student Union Den 

An opportunity for popular and distinguished professors from the U to give a lecture as if it were their last. What do you have to say to an audience of your students given one last chance

Professor Jack Newell will be giving his lecture titled, “Still the Question: How Shall I Live?”

Exercise Basics to Build a Stronger You
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 |12-1 p.m
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 | 7:30-8:30 a.m.
L.S. Skaggs Patient Wellness Center

This spring semester, PEAK is offering five session workshops for those who would like to begin exercising at home, or at a gym, and do not know where to start. The workshop instructor will teach proper form and technique on various bodyweight exercises that can be completed in a wide variety of settings.

At the end of the workshop, participants will receive a detailed workout description so they can confidently exercise on their own.

For more information or to register, go here.

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 | 6-7 p.m.
Division of Public Health, 375 Chipeta Way, Suite A

Interested in learning about public health abroad?In this Learning Abroad program, students will be able to observe and participate hands on in functioning, effective projects that have been successfully implemented and are positively changing health conditions in West Africa. Students will work in collaboration with local village leaders, working together to address pressing health issues including those associated with malaria, maternal health and child mortality. Students will be able to participate in research projects that evaluate different aspects of health in the villages. Visit this information session to learn more from our program Faculty Director and start your Learning Abroad experience.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 | 12-1 p.m.
Union Building Parlor A

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 | 12-1 p.m.
Classroom A, School of Medicine

Trinh Mai is an LCSW for Wellness and Integrative Health, the Resiliency Center and an associate professor for the College of Social Work at the University of Utah. She will discuss ancient mindfulness practices that are now embraced in the modern workplace, whether it’s in health care systems, schools, Fortune 500 companies or military boot camps. Learn why and experience some simple practices that can improve your and your team’s engagement, relationships and quality of life at work.

Presented by Wellness and Integrative Health.

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019
Various locations

The U’s Bennion Community Service Center is sponsoring a day of service in conjunction with a variety of local organizations, including For the Kids, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Crossroads Urban Center, Ronald McDonald House and more.

Volunteers can pre-register and arrive to their sites for check-in, breakfast and explanation of the project by 8:30 a.m.

A list of project options and registration can be found here.

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 | 12-1:30 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)

Professor Robert D. Bullard, often described as the father of environmental justice, is a leading voice against environmental racism. He is an award-winning author of 18 books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, community reinvestment, climate justice, community resilience and regional equity. He will be speaking about race, pollution and other environmental and political concerns

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah Sustainability Office and the University of Utah Office of Equity and Diversity.