FIRST GAME DAY

Welcome back to the new academic year!

Just a reminder that we have home football games Thursday, September 1, at 6 p.m. against Southern Utah University and Friday, September 23, at 7 p.m. against USC.

If you teach either night, we encourage you to consider several options:

  • Move your class to a less impacted location on campus
  • Modify your class schedule
  • Use an alternative means such as webcasting to conduct your course

If you have any questions about these options or need help finding a different location, please contact the Office for Faculty at 801-581-8763.

If you are a student and have class either of those nights, please contact your instructor regarding possible class changes.

We are also asking managers to consider adjusting staff schedules where possible to minimize parking conflicts. If you plan to be on campus on either day, please do not drive a vehicle. We encourage you to take TRAX or consider other means of transportation on that day. If you do drive, please consider an alternate route that avoids the south end of campus.

View the parking map below or for information about lot closures and parking alternatives, click here.

2016 football parking map

Please contact Commuter Services at 801-581-6415 with any questions.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Go Utes!

The Utes, who are coming off a 10-win season, a Pac-12 South Division co-championship, and a Las Vegas Bowl win over BYU, open their season at home for the eighth consecutive year. Utah was third among the “others receiving votes” in the 2016 AP and Coaches’ preseason top 25 polls, issued on Aug. 21. The Utah-SUU game will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks and broadcast on ESPN 700.

Fans are encouraged to attend the Ute Walk on Thursday at the corner of 500 South and Guardsman Way at 3:30 p.m. and cheer on the team as it makes its way to the stadium. Rice-Eccles Stadium will be checkered in red and white for the first time. A map showing fans what color to wear in their section can be found at UtahUtes.com/CheckerRiceEccles. The Utah-SUU game is designated as U Staff Appreciation Day. Faculty and staff may purchase discounted tickets for $20 here.