In 50 years, the college experience is likely going to look much different than today. Learning through virtual reality…probably. Will we finally have flying cars to get to campus? Fingers crossed! But one thing is for certain, in the year 2073, a time capsule will be opened in Herriman that holds treasures from today.
The time capsule was placed on April 20, 2023, in the Juniper Building at the Herriman Campus of Salt Lake Community College. Representatives from the University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College and Herriman City all added items to the capsule and attended a special event to mark the occasion.
Mascots including the U’s Swoop, SLCC’s Brutus and the Herriman Yeti all played ceremonial roles during the placement event.
The joint venture between the two institutions has been years in the making, learn more here. The Herriman Campus is currently under construction and is scheduled to open for students attending both SLCC and the U in August, just ahead of the Fall 2023 Semester.
A community open house is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 4 from 3:30-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
T. Chase Hagood, senior associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of undergraduate studies, remarked during the event that this campus will be an incredible asset in serving the postsecondary education and economic needs in the flourishing southwest quadrant of Salt Lake County.
“This building represents a momentous step forward in our shared work with Salt Lake Community College in increasing access to higher education in a rapidly growing area of the state,” said Hagood. “Our collaboration on this project demonstrates the commitment both institutions have to ensure student success through providing resources, facilities and opportunities that enhance exceptional educational experiences.
Items included in the time capsule:
- University of Utah and Students First pennants
- Swoop doll signed by President Randall
- Letters from U President Taylor Randall, SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin, Herriman City Mayor Lorin Palmer and SLCC-U Transfer student Emily Ann Hernandez Alzamora
- SLCC Bruins baseball cap, 2022 pin and blue and gold commencement braided necklace
- SLCC 75th Anniversary T-shirt designed by a student
- “A Spoonful of SLCC,” a collection of recipes from the SLCC Culinary Institute created in 2018
- Herriman City’s Pioneer Settlement book (1851-1999)
- Herriman City puzzle
- Photos of the University of Utah and SLCC campuses and Herriman City
“The Juniper Building at the Herriman Campus demonstrates the amazing things that can be accomplished when our two institutions come together to support students,” said Chris Martin, vice president of finance and administration, Salt Lake Community College. “And I offer my thanks to another pivotal partner, Herriman City. Their support has been invaluable in ensuring that every student in the area can access an outstanding education.”
The Juniper Building is an innovative collaboration between the U and SLCC, unlike anything that currently exists. At the Juniper Building, both institutions will share the educational space to support students through their educational journeys. Students who study at the Herriman Campus will enroll in lower-division courses through SLCC and earn an associate degree before seamlessly transferring into their upper-division courses through the U to earn their bachelor’s degree.
Transfer students enrolled in Herriman programs will be able to complete their bachelor’s degree in flexible modalities, taking a combination of in-person and online courses. The first three academic programs that the U will offer at the upper division in the Fall 2023 Semester are economics (B.S.), financial planning and counseling, and family, community and human development (B.S.). The U will roll out additional academic programs at the upper division in 2024 and beyond.
To learn more and see updates please visit herriman.utah.edu.