Campus Events

Eccles Student Life Center

Free Week may be over but we’re just getting started! Get motivated and stay motivated in one of our group fitness classes. Classes started this week but registration is ongoing.

View the complete schedule at and register today.

Eccles Student Life Center
Schedule and registration at

Registration is now open for all climbing classes and clinics at The Summit.

From Learn to Belay to Climbing Conditioning, there’s a class for everyone from beginner to advanced.

Check out the full class list and register at

Skateboarding Diplomacy: What You Can Do for Your Country
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 | 12-1 p.m.
Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room

Williams discusses how his love of skateboarding culture manifested into a call to action to develop the concept of ‘skate diplomacy’ as a way to engage skateboarding, academia, and cultural institutions globally. He hopes to inspire others to develop their own unique vision and reframe their passions in a manner to help create positive dialogues and communication between the global public.  This discussion is a reminder that the everyday actions of individual citizens can exemplify the spirit of public diplomacy and act as the foundation for sparking dialogue between communities at home and abroad in a way that supports the best of American ideals.
  • Neftalie Williams, doctoral candidate

Pizza & Politics: Free and open to the public.


Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Library Plaza, 295 S Campus Dr, Salt Lake City

The Career Center and Academic Advising Center want to Kick It with U! Stop by the Library Plaza for swag, food, music and fun.

We’ll be sharing information on the new, free resources we offer to U students and giving away some pretty fun items throughout the day. See you there.

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marriott Library, level 3

Hooplaza is the library’s student welcome event. Held on level 3, students can come for free pizza, popcorn, and cotton candy. There are lots of games and prizes including a bike from Crankys. Students can also get their their portrait done by caricature artists. Library information is provided.

Friday, S
ept. 7-Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 | 6 p.m.
CRCC Building, David Eccles School of Business

Have a vision for perfectly affordable home? You’ll want to enter the “Hack-A-House” competition! Ivory Innovations, the Sorenson Impact Center, the David Eccles School of Business and the American Dream Ideas Challenges are hosting a 24-hour competition to foster innovative ideas on how to ensure housing affordability in Utah.

Like other parts of the country, Utah is struggling to provide enough housing that is affordable—a huge concern in a thriving economy that requires a growing workforce to maintain momentum.

The competition will bring together local and national experts in housing design, policy and finance in an open forum with the next generation of housing affordability advocates.  Participants will have 24 hours to produce a proposal that reduces the median cost of housing by 10 percent or increases income by 10 percent. Judges will evaluate ideas based on innovation in financing, policy and design. The overall winner will receive $2,000 and winners in each of the three categories will receive $1,000.

For more info, visit

Sophomore Fair: Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sophomore Celebration: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Union Ballroom

As you begin your sophomore year, celebrate with us at the Sophomore Fair and Celebration.

The Sophomore Fair is for any student in their second year. There will be games, food, entertainment and many other fun and engaging activities.

Dress to impress for the Sophomore Celebration. RSVP today before it closes. We hope you will join us. We want to ensure there are plenty of tools and resources at our students’ disposal to help them rock their second year at the U. We are here for you—take advantage of all we have to offer to stay on track to achieve their goals. To learn more about Sophomore Rise, click here.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018

Meet & Greet reception at 5:30 p.m. | Lecture at 7 p.m. 
S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Moot Courtroom

Tickets to the lecture only are $10 (Student price = 20 percent discount)

Tickets to the reception AND lecture are $25 (Student price = 20 percent discount)

Use promo code: “student” at checkout.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 | 2-3:30 p.m. | $12
Eccles Student Life Center

Indoor Ice Climbing?  YES!  Ice isn’t available all the time and it isn’t always easily accessible.

This clinic will give you a taste of what ice climbing is all about, but on our indoor climbing wall and without the freezing temps.

Learn about technique, style, movement and efficiency with the use of your climbing shoes and mock ice tools to ascend the wall.

William R. & Erlyn J. Gould Distinguished Lecture on Technology and the Quality of Life
Sept. 12, 2018 | 12 p.m.
Marriott Library Gould Auditorium, level 1

“Drones to the Rescue: Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Society and the Quality of Life,” Kam K. Leang, associate professor of mechanical engineering.

Over the last decade, drone technology has advanced significantly, due in part to innovations in small mobile devices including cellphones, tablets and other personal electronics. Kam K. Leang received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah, and a doctorate from the University of Washington. Leang is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah. He is also affiliated with the University of Utah Robotics Center. Learn more here.

Sept. 11, 13, 25, 27, 2018 | 5:30-9:30 p.m.
HSEB 5100 A

Register today here.

Global Health has developed a proposal writing course with the goal of increasing faculty and staff’s knowledge and skills in developing winning proposals for large U.S. government agencies and growing the University of Utah’s portfolio of Global Health programs. The emphasis is on programs rather than research.

The course addresses the types of agencies/proposals that fund global health work. Learning objectives include:

  • Getting to know USG development funders
  • Understanding and responding to an RFP
  • Developing a technical strategy
  • M&E Frameworks
  • Overview of business components
  • USG proposal development process with Global Health

This is a four-day course, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 11, 13, 25 and 27, 2018 (Tuesdays and Thursdays), HSEB 5100A.  It involves some pre-work (reading and online module) and interim group work and offers 25.25 CME credits.

Questions? Contact or

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Utah Valley University, Student Union Building

This event will cater to faculty, department chairs, deans, administrators, student services staff, veterans coordinators, academic counselors, advisors and other staff interested in veterans education.

Topics: A student-faculty panel on making the transition from the military to the classroom; military culture in the classroom; the veteran center’s best practices resources and programs for veterans recent legislation impact.

For more information and to register, go here.


Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 13-16, 2018
Eccles Student Life Center

Drop in to the Eccles Student Life Center and Experience the latest in aquatics obstacle course fun.

The WIBIT will be set up and available FREE during specific times from Sept. 13-16. Check out for a complete schedule.

Bring your friends, run the course, and have a great time.

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 | $30
Register:  801-581-8516

Let’s go paddle the Weber River. We will paddle inflatable kayaks along this class 2 stretch of river.

Participants must be able to swim and feel comfortable in moving water. Come prepared to get wet.

Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and a water bottle, along with a change of clothes for the drive home.

Trip includes leadership, transportation, equipment and a snack.

Through Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018
Red Butte Garden

Inspired by nature and built with more than 450,000 LEGO® brick pieces, the popular Nature Connects exhibition features 14 larger-than-life displays placed throughout the Garden. Sculptures by artist Sean Kenney.

Regular garden admission required and garden members are free.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

A. Ray Olpin Union Ballroom

The 2018 Major Expo is the biggest and best place to explore majors, minors, and certificate programs all in one place! It’s free, it’s casual, it’s informative and fun.

All students are welcome to see what the University of Utah has to offer since there’s something for everyone whether you are looking for a major, already declared but interested in minors or seeking experiences beyond the classroom like internships, learning abroad and research.

How Does It Work: Advisors, faculty, and student representatives from over 100 academic departments will host walk-up tables in an informal meet and greet setting.

Why Should You Attend: No appointments needed! Speak to advisors and experts from every academic program in one convenient location. Also score some free swag, popcorn, and goodies.

Banned Books Week Open Reading
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marriott Library, level 3, inside the east entrance

Make your voice heard and fight for your right to read! Read aloud from your favorite banned or challenged book. Bring your own or feel free to choose from selections we’ll bring to the event. Free refreshments will be provided.

Click here for more information.

Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 | 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
South Towne Expo Center

The Department of Psychiatry, College of Nursing and Department of Neurology in partnership with the Utah Department of Health is presenting a Cognitive Care Conference on Oct. 5. It is for both health care professionals, students and caregivers of loved ones living with dementia. CME’s and CEU’s are offered for professionals.

For more information, go here.

Tuesdays, through Oct. 9, 2018 |12-5 p.m.
Browning Plaza

Wellness and Integrative Health is presenting a weekly Farmers Market every Tuesday from 12-5 p.m. in Browning Plaza located east of the School of Medicine starting June 12-Oct. 9, 2018. Seasonal fruits, vegetables and other healthy goods available from Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms.

Learn more about Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms here.



Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Meet & Greet reception at 5:30 p.m. | Lecture at 7 p.m. 
S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Moot Courtroom

Tickets to the lecture only are $10 (Student price = 20 percent discount)

Tickets to the reception AND lecture are $25 (Student price = 20 percent discount)

Use promo code: “student” at checkout.

Through Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018
Eccles Student Life Center

Did you know that over 4 billion people can’t swim?  Don’t be one of them.  Swimming is not only fun, but potentially life-saving.

The Student Life Center has a variety of swim lessons and classes for beginners to advanced swimmers.  Check out the full schedule at and register today.