Highlighted Events

Mondays | 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Pioneer Gardens
Tuesdays | 6-8 p.m.
Pioneer Gardens 
Wednesdays | 8-10 a.m.
Sill Center Gardens

Join the Edible Campus Gardens for a lovely morning or evening of gardening. Projects may include: harvesting, trellising, weeding, pruning, planting and learning gardening techniques. No prior gardening experience necessary.

View more information about volunteering with the Edible Campus Gardens here.

Be Well Utah
Saturday, Aug. 19-Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017

Various locations

Be Well Utah 2017 is right around the corner — the week of Aug. 19-26, 2017.

As part of this commitment, we have once again partnered with Regence BlueCross BlueShield to bring you Be Well Utah— a week-long celebration to wellness! You are invited to participate in our many wellness activities for all ages.

Then, join us at our Family Health Fair — our culminating event on Saturday, Aug. 26, at Rice-Eccles Stadium, where you can expect free health screenings, interactive wellness displays, on-field activities and a Kids’ Corner with healthy snacks.

For more information and a complete list of activities, please visit the Be Well Utah website.

Saturday, Aug. 19, 1-5 p.m.
Marriott Library, Book Arts Studio, Level 4

Free and no registration necessary — just drop by.

Join us any time between 1-5 p.m. in the Book Arts Studio on the fourth floor of the Marriott Library. These Drop-in Sessions are informal opportunities to get your hands dirty and try some new techniques, ranging from alternative printing processes to paper decoration and much more.

Bring a friend to explore these accessible and creative approaches to art-making. Free to the public and no experience necessary. Participants must be 16 years and older.

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 | 11 a.m.
Ute Field

Join us on Ute Field (located near the Marriott Honors Community) to cheer on the women’s soccer team against South Dakota State.

The first Utah athletic event of the year.

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Marriott Library Plaza

Let’s start this fall semester off with some fun.

Come watch the eclipse on the library plaza with a free pair of solar eclipse glasses. There will be SUN-chips and Capri SUNs (hah, get it?) and giveaways throughout the viewing.

Find more about the event, here. More information about the eclipse, can be found here.

Monday, Aug. 21-Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium

There will be a limited sale of McRay Magleby posters. Come on down and get them while you can.

Posters cost $1. In 2008 McRay (Mac) Magleby retired from his professorship at the U. Since 1987 Magleby has been teaching students how to be creative. He told them, “Being creative is risky; however, where the risks are great, the rewards are greater.”


Through Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
Marriott Library, Level 4 Exhibition Space

 Booker’s Dozen, a biennial, juried show of artists’ books from The Idaho Center for the Book travels to 13 venues in schools, libraries, and exhibition spaces across Idaho and now into Utah. Jurors for the 2017 – 2018 exhibition are Rachel Lambert, Lawrence Shapiro, Ann Webb and Driek Zirinksky — all professionals in art, design or literature.

The call for entries included this statement: Artists’ books may be one-of- a-kind objects or small editions, as long as they are self-published by a book artist (who may be a visual artist, a writer or simply a bibliophile who has taken their love of books into their own hands). Any combination of hand, mechanical and/or digital processes is acceptable.

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Marriott Library

Come and join the fun 
  • Free food
  • Lots of games
  • Library help and resources
  • Prizes and giveaways

Find out what how the library can help you with all U need.

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
Kingsbury Hall

“Oh, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in‘t!” Taking inspiration from these words by Shakespeare, the theme for the fifth annual TEDxSaltLakeCity event is “A Brave New World.”

Join us on Sept. 9 for a captivating, mind-expanding day of speakers and performers, as we explore a future of possibilities and what brave new world we might create right here in Salt Lake City.

Regular tickets include lunch that will be provided by food trucks, but the $5 student ticket does not. However, students can opt to pay $15 and that will include lunch. You will not be able to use cash to buy food from the trucks. 

Grab yours before it’s too late, tickets have sold out every year.

Click here to purchase.

Through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
Natural History Museum of Utah

What if the blood-thirsty plunderers you once thought you knew, were really just misunderstood explorers, farmers and traders?

Come explore Vikings to discover the truth about the Vikings age and dispel long-held stereotypes about its people, traditions and influence. Find yourself captivated by more than 400 authentic artifacts- some never before seen outside Scandinavia — including jewelry, funeral urns, weapons, game pieces, clothing and even a piece of 1,000-year-old Viking bread.

When you visit Vikings at Natural History Museum of Utah you will:

  • Imagine a Viking voyage as you marvel a full-scale replica of a Viking ship
  • Play a digital version of a popular Viking strategy game that pre-dates chess
  • Test the balance between the blade and handle of a replica Viking sword
  • Excavate a spectacular Viking burial boat, layer by layer, on an interactive touch table

Click here for more information and go here for hours and admission prices.