Highlighted Events

PIONEER GARDEN VOLUNTEER SESSIONS
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 could 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.

 


PRODUCE PICKUP
Fridays, Sep. 1 – Oct. 6, 2017 | 1-2 pm
Feed U Pantry (lower level of the Union)

The Edible Campus Gardens and Feed U Pantry have partnered together to bring students fresh, organic produce for free. Vegetables and greens carefully grown by students in our garden locations will be shared until the supply runs out. Stop by our table at the Feed U Pantry (located in the Union basement) on Friday from 1-2 p.m. to choose some fresh produce and meet your farmer. UCard required, reusable bag preferred.


FACULTY & STAFF OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, Sept. 6-Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
Eccles Student Life Center
Stop by for two days of tours, free classes, climbing clinics and discounted memberships.Take a tour of our amazing aquatics center, learn about fitness classes and enter to win some fabulous prizes including a Fitbit, Outdoor Adventures rental certificates and free fitness classes.
 
This event is free with your uNID.

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

The J. Willard Marriott Library will host their third annual Hooplaza, Thursday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on level three.

While enjoying some free food, students will learn about everything the library has to offer such as interlibrary loan, virtual reality technologies, 3-D printing, the Books Arts Program and many other library resources.


CANOE BATTLESHIP TOURNAMENT
Registration due by Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.
Event is on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 | 4 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center
Register today for the annual Canoe Battleship Tournament. Compete in teams of four as you attempt to sink other canoes in the 50-meter pool at the Student Life Center.
 
No team of four?  No problem, register and we can help get you on a team. Register today at campusrec.utah.edu.

FACULTY CLUB SOCIAL
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 | 5-7:30 p.m.
University Park Marriott Hotel

Join us for the 4th annual croquet on the lawn. Bring a friend on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, from 5-7:30 p.m. for street tacos, beer, wine and chance to win special prizes.

More information can be found at facultyclub.utah.edu.


CHRISTMAS MEADOWS BACKPACKING TRIP
Mandatory pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 | 5 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center
Event on Friday, Sept. 8-Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
Fall is the perfect time for an amazing backpacking trip to Christmas Meadows, or anywhere really, but we’re going to Christmas Meadows.
 
This short 2.5 day trip is a perfect weekend getaway and $75 plus tax.  Call Outdoor Adventures at 801-581-8516 to register today and make sure you make it to the mandatory pre-trip meeting.
 
Go to campusrec.utah.edu for more information.

SNAKE RIVER RAFTING TRIP
Mandatory pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 | 5 p.m.
Eccles Student Life Center
Event on Friday, Sept. 8-Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
Water more your thing than backpacking?  Jump on our famous Snake River Rafting Trip and hit some whitewater rapids.
 
Another great 2.5 day trip that’s perfect for a weekend break for $150 plus tax.  Call Outdoor Adventures at 801-581-8516 to register today.
 
Go to campusrec.utah.edu for more information.

TEDXSALTLAKECITY: A BRAVE NEW WORLD – WHAT WILL WE CREATE?
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.


Presidential Search Committee Public Meeting
Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 | 3-4 p.m.
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, 15 South 2030 E., Salt Lake City

The University of Utah Presidential Search Committee will host three public meetings to obtain input from members of the University of Utah community and the general public on the presidential search. Public input from these meetings will help the committee shape a position announcement, the primary advertisement for the position used in recruiting candidates.

To learn more about the search process, review a draft of the position announcement, and provide feedback on the position announcement to the search committee, visit the new presidential search page at presidentsearch.utah.edu.


Presidential Search Committee Public Meeting
Monday, Sept. 12, 2017 | 3-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.
S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom

The University of Utah Presidential Search Committee will host three public meetings to obtain input from members of the University of Utah community and the general public on the presidential search. Public input from these meetings will help the committee shape a position announcement, the primary advertisement for the position used in recruiting candidates.

To learn more about the search process, review a draft of the position announcement, and provide feedback on the position announcement to the search committee, visit the new presidential search page at presidentsearch.utah.edu.


Frontiers in Cancer Prevention, Research and Therapy
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
Primary Children’s Families Cancer Research Center

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah will host a symposium on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at the newly open Primary Children’s and Families Cancer Research Center. The event will feature distinguished cancer researchers in basic, clinical, translational, population sciences, and clinical applications. Speakers include Raymond DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., University of South Carolina; Robert Croyle, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute; Ralph Deberardinis, M.D., Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center; Judy Garber, M.D., MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Guillermina Lozano, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sean Morrison, Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center; Antoni Ribas, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; and Martine Roussel, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Memphis. Attendance is free but space is limited and registration is required.  View the symposium agenda.


THE S WORD: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SUICIDE
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 | 5-8 p.m.
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, Utah Museum of Fine Arts

The National Center for Veterans Studies, the College of Social and Behavioral Science and the Associated Students of the University of Utah invite you to a special screening of “The S Word,” a documentary film that tackles one of the most unfathomable issues of our time: suicide.

The documentary and discussion will focus on one of the most difficult issues of our time.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. for all ages. It is the eighth leading cause of death in Utah, which has a higher suicide rate than the U.S. average, according to the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition.

There will be a social hour from 5-6 p.m. A Q&A with award-winning director Lisa Klein will follow the documentary screening. The event is free and open to the public. For questions or more information, contact Craig Bryan at craig.bryan@utah.edu or 801-587-7978.

This event is free.


CAMPUS RECREATION MINI SPRINT TRIATHLON
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 8 a.m.
Eccles Student Life Center
Join us for the 1st Annual Campus Recreation Services Triple Threat Mini Sprint Triathlon.  We’ll swim, bike and run in the Eccles Student Life Center and compete for best time overall.
 
Every entry receives a welcome packet with a T-shirt, swag and plenty of snacks.  Overall winners in categories will receive some great prizes.  Head to campusrec.utah.edu for details and registration.
 
The cost is $20 and includes a T-shirt and 10 percent discount on fitness or swim classes.

SOCIOLOGY AND U: PERFORMANCE ART ON RACE, CLASS AND GENDER
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.
Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North, Salt Lake City

The event is free for students with a valid student I.D. but tickets must be reserved through box office. General admission tickets are $20. For tickets, call Salt Lake Acting Company at 801-363-7522 or online.
Join us for readings and spoken word pieces from guest performers Anne Cullimore Decker, actor and philanthropist; Janice Brooks, public affairs strategist, business consultant and actor; and the Truth Cypher, a community spoken word collective featuring Jarred Martinez and Saia Langi. The performances will be followed by a community conversation. We will also be serving hors d’oeuvres before and after the event.
 
All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Sociology Community Scholarship Fund, which provides much needed support to underserved students in the Department of Sociology.


GROUP SWIM LESSONS
Through–Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
Eccles Student Life Center

Need to learn to swim or just want to increase your proficiency?  Join us for some group swim lessons.  The full schedule can be found at campusrec.utah.edu.

Need some specific attention to your swim style?  Check out our private lessons where you can learn one-on-one with our amazing instructors.


VIKINGS: BEYOND THE LEGEND
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.