Campus Events


A variety of informational events are scheduled, both online and in person, through the month, and all are encouraged to participate and learn more.

Visit for a list of all events.

Monday, April 8-Friday, April 12, 2019
Various locations

Somos Dreamers at the University of Utah invites you to UNDOCUWEEK 2019.

UNDOCUWEEK is a week of events honoring undocumented experiences in our communities. From film screenings to mental health workshops, artivism, BAILAMOS and more, we invite you to participate in the events and celebrations with us and our keynote speaker, Bamby Salcedo, president of TransLatin@ Coalition.

For more information and a list of events, visit

Monday, April 8-Saturday, April 13, 2019

Various locations

Celebrate our home with multiple events, including a tree tour, Earth Fest, volunteering opportunities and more. Plus, get a free bike lock.

Check out for a list of events.

These events are sponsored by ASUU Sustainability Board and the Sustainability Office.

Ask The Experts Panel: Domestic Violence in Utah
Monday, April 8, 2019 | 12-1:30 p.m.
Eccles Health Sciences Library, Synapse Bays (Lower Level)

A library exhibit titled “Confronting Violence, Improving Women’s Lives” highlights nurses’ roles, starting in the late 70s, to identify victims of domestic violence, adequately respond to their needs and work towards prevention. Experts from throughout Utah will discuss how healthcare professionals and community members are responding to current issues surrounding domestic violence in the state. Topics discussed include social support and shared experiences, digital life, social media and online behavior and empowering future generations of women.

Click here for more information.

Monday, April 8-Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Main Campus Store South Plaza

The Campus Store is hosting a sidewalk sale, offering up to 60 percent off items including Utah apparel from the Utah Red Zone, school supplies, technology accessories, books and more.

If the sun is shining, the sale will be under the large, white tent at the Campus Store south entrance from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Before 10 a.m., after 3 p.m. or in the event of rain, customers can shop the sidewalk sale inside the Main Campus Store.

We can’t wait to see you.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 12-2 p.m.
Marriott Library, Room 1170

Free refreshments will be provided. This film takes us on an entertaining journey through space and time in an attempt to restore our faith in what we believe makes the world go around: Money.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 12-1:30 p.m.
Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium

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.

UTAH-OXFORD STUDENT DIALOGUE: Oxford Consortium for Human Rights
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 12-1 p.m.
Gardner Commons, Hinckley Caucus Room 

Utah students will share their Oxford experience with the U community.

The Oxford Consortium For Human Rights is a partnership between Oxford University and several US universities, including the University of Utah. Each year a select group of Utah students participates in the week-long workshop in March and June at Oxford University on topics of human rights in conflict and peace-building. The Consortium teaching team is comprised of distinguished Oxford and US faculty. Utah students come from a diverse range of departments, programs and colleges and are sponsored by various units at the U, including the Honors College, the Office for Global Engagement, the College of Law, the Hinckley Institute and the College of Nursing.

This event is free and open to the public. Pizza and drinks provided.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 11 a.m.

Marriott Library

Come to The Marriott Library Egg Hunt on April 10.

Get a chance to win free “Avengers: Endgame” tickets. Check out an item at the library to receive your prize. Limit of one egg per person.

Hope to see you there.

‘Climate Action, Social Justice, and the Green New Deal’
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 12-2 p.m.
Union 312

Presentation by Ray Wheeler, Earth Restoration Network Project Director and Jen Colby, MPA graduate student.

Join Ray Wheeler and Jen Colby for a presentation and discussion of the impacts and timeline of global warming and the framework of the Green New Deal as a comprehensive strategy to transition the U.S. to clean, renewable energy and a more equitable society. The discussion will explore how individuals can make a difference. Free and open to all. Ray Wheeler is the project director of the Earth Restoration Network. Jen Colby is the former campus sustainability coordinator and is currently working towards her MPA at the U.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Marriott Library, Room 1705F

This book club follows a traditional format by meeting to discuss the same book. Discussion and readings are short. The club rotates between book genres every month. “The Cask of Amontillado” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The story, set in an unnamed Italian city at carnival time in an unspecified year, is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him.


Charles Savage: Pioneer(ing) Photographer
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 7 p.m.
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, UMFA

Award-winning UMFA curator Leslie Anderson will examine the career of a pioneer(ing) Salt Lake City photographer who helped document construction of the transcontinental railroad.

Charles Savage’s photographs are part of “The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West,” on view through May 26. Savage’s work is on loan from J. Willard Marriott Library’s Special Collections.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Utah Cultural Celebration Center: 1355 W. 3100 S. West Valley City
Friday, April 12, 2019 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

University Guest House

Please join the Pacific Islands Studies Initiative in celebrating research and education at the Pacific Health and Education Gathering on April 11, at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, and April 12 at the University Guesthouse.

Students and the community can attend all events for free, please RSVP by sending your name to Soa Mulitalo at

The Pacific Health and Education Gathering is an annual conference program designed to equip diverse stakeholders with information and skills they need to address the significant health and education disparities and inequities faced by Pacific Islanders. The gatherings engage diverse stakeholders in a forum to share current research and best practices, discuss and collaboratively set a meaningful research and program agenda and build skills and partnerships for engaged research and programs.

The annual gatherings attract a wide group of participants, including academic researchers and educators, patients and caregivers, health and human services providers, community members, nonprofit organizations, policy and government agencies and funding organizations. The Pacific Health and Education Gathering is the only conference in the U.S. that focuses on the unique health and education needs of Pacific Islanders.

Click here for pricing, to register for the event and for more information.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Gardner Commons, Room 2950

Join us as three young alums discuss how their degrees inspired their journey to success:
  • Joel Clark, CEO and founder, Kodiak Cakes
  • Jason Ware, chief investment officer, chief economist and partner, Albion Financial Group
  • Tanya Vea, executive vice president, News & Cross Platform Development, KSL 5 TV & KSL News Radio

Free food and a chance to network immediately following the event.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 3 p.m.
Saltair Room (Union 201)

Each year the Office of the Dean of Students works with campus partners to hold a multi-faith memorial service to honor students who have passed away over the past year. The service includes words from university administrators, the chaplain of the University Hospital, readings from a variety of faiths and a reciting of the students’ names.

A reception with light refreshments will take place in the collegiate room, immediately following the service.

Friday, April 12, 2019 | 2-3 p.m.
Gardner Commons, Room 2560

Invest in U is a new financial aid tool to help you graduate. If you are in one of our selected majors and are within 32 hours of completing your degree, Invest in U may be able provide you with up to $10,000 to help you finish your degree. Come to one of our info sessions to learn more about this new, innovative financial aid tool.

Learn more at

Friday, April 12, 2019 | 2-4 p.m.
Pioneer Garden

Join the Edible Campus Gardens and Slow Food University of Utah chapter in prepping the garden beds for the upcoming growing season, followed by a community meal. Gloves, tools and locally made burritos provided. Burritos generously donated by Burrito Baby.

To sign up for the Edible Campus Garden volunteering newsletter click here.

Now through Friday, April 12, 2019
Phillips Gallery | 444 E 200 S., Salt Lake City

Edward Bateman, associate professor of art, has a show, “Reversing Photosynthesis,” at the Phillips Gallery in Salt Lake City. Our world is immersed in light, but its physical essence is chemical. Digital photographic processes can record that illumination, but they cannot touch the wet, chemical essence which makes up life. The images in “Reversing Photosynthesis” were made photographically without the direct interaction of light. Leaves absorb sunlight and convert it to sugars which they store in their structures. Removed from plants and trees, these leaves began a slow process of death. They were placed in direct contact with light-sensitive photographic paper and left in total darkness for days to months to document this change. As they broke down, their stored light would slowly leak out to expose the paper and form images. This paper was then developed like traditional chemical prints.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Join University of Utah Health for the Salt Lake City Marathon on April 13.

Students receive a 25 percent discount on their registration. Please submit a copy of your student ID to to receive a special discount code.

Employees receive a special 30 percent discount with the following code: uofuhealthruns19

There is something for everyone with seven events to choose from. Whether you’re a seasoned runner going for a PR or brand new and looking to take on your first 5k, we’ve got you covered:

Full (BQ)  |  Half  |  10k  |  5k
Bike Tour  |  10k Skate  |  Kids K

Register here.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building

A summit hosted by University of Utah’s Black Faculty and Staff Association that will include various breakout sessions led by notable experts.

The purpose of the 2019 State of Utah Black Affairs Summit is to connect, enrich and empower the black population from across the state of Utah. It strives to provide a sense of community and serve as a platform for educating, networking, collaborating and idea sharing.

This one-day summit, held at the David Eccles School of Business on the University of Utah campus, will include various breakout sessions led by notable experts. Session topics will include but not be limited to: wealth building, education, leadership and health and wellness in the black community.

Click here to register.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
University Student Apartments lawn

Bring your family and friends to our Spring Extravaganza at the University Student Apartment Lawn.

There will be free food and activities, such as face painting and balloon animals. All University of Utah students and families welcome.

Monday, April 15, 2019 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. appetizers | 7-8:30 p.m. films
Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium

University of Utah Humanities in Focus and Life through the Lens invites you to the annual screening of original documentary films.

This event hosted by the Department of English faculty member, Jeff Metcalf.

This event is free and open to the public.

Funding Opportunities through “Pivot”—a New Database
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Faculty Center, Level 1

Faculty and graduate students: Join us for tutorials and snacks.

Join us for an open house to learn about a new database for funding opportunities. Pivot is new to the U and includes funding opportunities, a directory of researchers and their profiles, publishing opportunities.

Questions? Contact Mary Ann James at or Gay Cookson at RSVP here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Main Campus Store South Plaza

The Campus Store, in partnership with University Credit Union, will be hosting a Student Appreciation Day party between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 for all University of Utah students. There will be free pizza, free souvenir polaroids for the first 1,000 students, and giveaways, including Beats Headphones! The Campus Store also offers a 30 percent discount all day for University of Utah students that present a valid UCard.

This biannual event is the Campus Store’s way to give back to our amazing student body and we welcome all students to attend. The University of Utah is lucky to have such a unified student body and it’s a pleasure to extend our gratitude and support to you.

Faculty Group on Teaching about Relationship Violence
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 3:30-5 p.m.
Marriott Library Room 1140

As shared at the President’s Leadership Council Meeting in March, we have organized a group for faculty interested in discussing how they can incorporate discussions and education about relationship violence in their classes. Specifically, we know that relationship and sexual violence impact a large number of people and intersect with different disciplines in a variety of ways. The purpose of this group is to provide space for faculty who want to think about how they could incorporate a unit or a class discussion about relationship violence as it relates to their topic as a strategy for educating more students about relationship violence. For example, a faculty member in education may incorporate a unit on the relationship between family violence and education or an economics professor might incorporate a class or unit on the economic impact of relationship violence on the larger community.

The next Faculty Group on Teaching about Relationship Violence meeting is scheduled for April 16 from 3:30-5 p.m. in Marriott Library 1140. Questions and may be directed to Dr. Chris Linder, Educational Leadership and Policy, at

“Toward a Critical Environmental Justice: Exploring State Violence & the Settler Colonial Conflicts”
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 4-5 p.m.
Aline Skaggs Biology (ASB) 210

Lecture by UC Santa Barbara Professor David Pellow.

Many of us who care about climate change and environmental justice take action in our daily lives to do our part: we recycle, use sustainable products, use public transportation or eat locally grown food. Yet often environmental problems play out at a larger scale, and while our personal actions can help in small ways, it is important to understand the forces at work in creating environmental hazards and injustice from the start. If we know where injustice begins, we can begin to make a change for the better.

Professor David Pellow of the University of California, Santa Barbara, is exploring new directions in environmental justice in his research. On April 16 from 4-5 p.m. in ASB 210, join him for his lecture, “Toward a Critical Environmental Justice: Exploring State Violence & the Settler Colonial Conflicts.”

Foundations of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 
Wednesdays, April 17-May 8, 2019 | 6-8 p.m.
U of U Health Resiliency Center | Health Sciences Education Building, Room 5775 (26 S. 2000 E.)

Experience our own renewal and rebirth this spring.  Through mindfulness practices, we will reconnect with ourselves and our lives.  This course is an introduction or a refresher to MBSR.  We will:  engage in mindfulness meditations, gentle yoga, mindful eating and mindful communication and integrate mindfulness into daily life to reduce stress and experience more joy, mental clarity and well-being.

The course is for the public and for employees and costs $99.

Click here to register.

Bodies of Evidence: Seeing with Vesalius Multidisciplinary Lightning Rounds Event
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 6 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium, Level 1

This multidisciplinary lightning rounds event will compare and contrast contemporary perspectives on the ongoing impact, in both art and science, of Andreas Vesalius, the Renaissance era “Father of Medicine.” Vesalius, who was offered the chair of surgery and anatomy at University of Padua at 23, published one of the most brilliant influential anatomies ever produced by age 29.

The book, “De humani corporis fabrica” (On the Fabric of the Human Body) secured Vesalius the post of imperial physician to Emperor Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain. The book’s enduring impact on biology, anatomy, medical practice, history, publishing, and teaching will be highlighted in a series of 5-Minute Lightning Rounds by faculty who will call attention to the work’s ongoing significance in their respective disciplines. Five rare volumes of Vesalius’ amazing 16th-century book will be displayed and diverse humanities and scientific perspectives considered.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 7-10 p.m.

Ft. Douglas Stillwell Field

Join the University Credit Union and the Campus Store for an outdoor movie night on Stillwell Field. From 7-8 p.m. there will be food, vendor tabling, games and prizes to get the night going. And starting promptly at 8 p.m. the feature film, “Avengers: Infinity War,” will play on an 18-foot screen under the stars. Bring your blankets, pillows and friends for a night of food, fun and movie watching (please leave your chairs at home).

All University of Utah students and staff are welcome to attend this event, there will be no entry fee, or tickets required—come and go as you please.

Thursday, April 18  |  7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot

Bring your electronic waste and old personal documents to the University of Utah for U Recycle Day, an annual event for responsibly recycling. Participants are also invited to donate non-perishable food items, which will be given to the on-campus Feed U food pantry.

See for a list of acceptable materials. Sponsored by Pepsi.

Monday, April 22, 2019 | 6-7:30 p.m.

Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library

The climate for change is now! Join us at the U on Earth Day for National Geographic’s “Paris to Pittsburgh,” which celebrates the innovations of cities, states, businesses, and citizens efforts on climate change in the face of federal inaction. Narrated by actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), this film celebrates real solutions for recovery and resilience.

Screenings made possible by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Free; donations to the University of Utah’s Sustainable Energy Fund encouraged.

Now through 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.

Violence Against Women: Changing Perspective
Now through April 27, 2019 | Library hours
Multiple events and exhibits at Eccles Health Sciences Library

During the months of March and April 2019, Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) is focusing its programming on Violence Against Women—Changing Perspective.

Throughout these two months, we will host several events to bring attention to the reality of violence against women in our community through different perspectives. An exhibit from the National Library of Medicine will focus on the history of domestic violence and the role of nurses making a difference. There will be an opportunity to participate in creating a gallery of T-shirts as evidence of the epidemic of violence against women; a lecture that shows how virtual reality is being used to combat domestic violence by putting the perpetrator in the role of the victim; an opportunity to see how virtual reality is changing the perspective in many disciplines; and a panel presentation by local experts who will discuss violence against women in our community.

Intensive Lifestyle Program
Now through May 1, 2019 | 5:15-6:45 p.m.    
LS Skaggs Patient Wellness Center

A 12-week medically supervised lifestyle change program includes motivation for behavior change, physical activity, stress management, and nutrition education. Weekly 90-minute group sessions: 45 minutes of group education and 45 minutes of exercise.

Open access to the gym 7-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m., Monday-Friday

Multiple locations for this class with varying start dates exist.

Register here.

What Do We Want to Become? Strategy Refresh Town Hall Meetings
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 3-5 p.m.
Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House

Over the past five years, the University of Utah made remarkable progress on its four strategic goals: knowledge transfer, student success, community engagement, and ensuring the institution’s long-term viability. Now it’s time to reset our aspirations—and we need your help.

President Watkins and Senior Vice Presidents Dan Reed and Mike Good are launching a Strategy Refresh initiative to craft a path forward for the coming five years. We value the innovation and expertise of all of you—our faculty, staff, students, alumni and community supporters—and ask you to join us in creating the U’s new 2020-25 strategic vision.

We invite you to engage in a conversation about how the U can successfully achieve these primary goals, elevating our university as a model for the nation.

You can submit ideas online here.