Highlighted Events

Mondays | 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Pioneer Gardens
Tuesdays | 4:30-6 p.m.
Pioneer Gardens 
Wednesdays | 3-5 p.m.
Sill Center Garden
Thursdays | 4-5 p.m.
Pioneer Garden
Fridays | 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Pioneer Garden

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.

Wednesdays | 12:05 p.m.
Fridays | 12:05 p.m.
Eccles Health Sciences Library, Garden Level

Join us for free 50 minute yoga sessions from August 30 to December 13, 2017 on the Garden Level.
  • Wednesdays, 12:05 p.m.
  • *Fridays, 12:05 p.m.*

*Friday sessions began Sept. 29*

Drop by for one event or attend all of the free yoga events. This is a great opportunity to stretch and relax during the workday.

Please bring your own yoga mat. If you forget your mat, we have three mats available for check-out at the front desk.

Please provide feedback here.

Students from Yoga Assets will lead us through the yoga practice. Yoga Assets provides yoga teacher training in Salt Lake City. These events enable Yoga Assets students to fulfill their required volunteer hours.

Anyone associated with the University of Utah may attend.

Please note that yoga is cancelled:

  • Nov. 22 – Day before Thanksgiving
  • Nov. 23 – Day after Thanksgiving

Every other Wednesday | 1-2 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Room 1140

Join the Center for Ecological Planning and Design (CEPD) for a bi-weekly discussion group. The CEPD is a campus-wide interdisciplinary center affiliated with the Global Change and Sustainability Center and the College of Architecture + Planning that aims to provide a hub for thinking and research on the built environment and communities. Discussions will be based around readings, videos, etc. that help us better understand the complexities of human settlements through diverse lenses provided by the sciences, social sciences, engineering, design fields and humanities.

Topics will be chosen at the prior meeting and posted online here. All students and faculty are invited to attend. Drop by for one discussion that interests you, or attend all.

More information can be found at cepd.cap.utah.edu under the activity tab.

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marriott Library Plaza

Stop by for free donuts and hot drinks and learn about campus safety escorts, bystander intervention training, the new campus safety website, safeu.utah.edu, and more. Representatives of the University Department of Public Safety, the Center for Student Wellness, the Women’s Resource Center, the Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Presidential Task Force on Campus Safety will be on hand to visit with students and share information.

Please stop by.

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 | 12-1 p.m.
Building 73, Hinckley Caucus Room 110

David R. Holt, Foreign Service Special Agent

Co-sponsored by Master of Science in International Affairs & Global Enterprise.

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
University Campus Store Patio

Halloween is tomorrow and we want to celebrate with you. The University Campus Store is hosting a Halloween party on the patio. All students, staff and faculty are welcome to come by and enjoy free samples of the Starbucks Zombie Frappuccino, munch on free popcorn and participate in our Zombie Costume Contest. We will be taking photos of anyone who shows up in their best and scariest zombie costume. At the conclusion of the event, we will pick a winner who will receive a free pair of Beats Headphones and a $25 gift card to Starbucks as their prize. Join us for this “spooktacular” event and be sure to tell your friends and coworkers to meet you on the Campus Store Patio and tag us on social media #campusstorepatioparty.

Salary negotiation
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
SSB 350

Women, work and the will to lead. Please join us the first Wednesday of each month to gain insights and skills to help you grow professionally. Together we can make a difference.

In partnership with the Women’s Enrollment Initiative and the Career & Professional Development Center.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 | 12-1:30 p.m.
Goodwill Humanitarian Building, Room 155A
Free, but RSVP required. Email events@csbs.utah.edubs_row class=”row”]

Come join the conversation as five women who have achieved key leadership roles in their industries share advice on assertive strategies, career readiness and becoming an authentic leader. Special guests are Amanda Covington, senior vice president for communications and government relations at Vista Outdoor Inc.; Marsha Gilford, southwest regional director for corporate affairs at Kroger Co.; Teri Klug, president at Strategic Development LLC.; Kimberly Gardner Martin, manager at Gardner Family Partnership; and Sarah Starkey, vice president and general counsel at Larry H. Miller Dealerships. The luncheon is being sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Science.


Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 | 5-7:30 p.m.
University Park Marriott Hotel

You’re invited to  the November social: Membership drive!

The Faculty Club members who bring the most new members can win:

  • A complimentary one-night stay at the University Park Marriott with breakfast for two
  • Two tickets to the Chamber Music Society
  • 22 oz bottles of craft beer from Epic Brewing Company

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 | 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Student Union Building


Do you know a science-interested high schooler? The College of Science and the College of Mines and Earth Sciences at the University of Utah invite students grades 9-12 to spend a day exploring real-word research at the 29th Annual Science Day at the U. Students register for 3 of 30 interactive workshops that provide the opportunity to create 3-D fossils with archaeologists, analyze voting systems with mathematicians, peak into microscopes with geneticists, build proteins with chemists, study artificial body parts with metallurgical engineers and much more.

During the closing activities, one $3,000 and three $1,000 scholarships to the U will be awarded. To be considered for this special prize, you must attend Science Day and be present at the closing ceremony. Other prizes will also be given away.

For more information, contact Janae Bird at bird@science.utah.edu

The University of Utah liability waiver form is REQUIRED for minor participants (available when you register. Please complete the liability waiver and return it via email

to office@science.utah.edu by Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. (MDT), or bring it with you to the Science Day check-in table.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 | 3-5 p.m.
Moot Courtroom, sixth floor, College of Law

The next meeting of the Academic Senate is Monday, November 6 from 3-5 pm. The following items will be discussed:
  • New BS in Geographic Information Science
  • New minor in Digital Photography
  • Update on the U’s sustainability activities
  • Athletics compliance report

The meeting will be in the Moot Courtroom (6th floor) of the College of Law. Meetings are open to the public.

Nov. 6, 9, 13 and 16, 2017 | 5-7 p.m.
South Jordan Health Center

University of Utah Health & Wellness Services is pleased to offer the Build a Bone Program. This unique, innovative program is a four-part series of two-hour classes where you will learn how to care for and strengthen your bones and optimize your bone health. We also focus on treating and preventing low bone density or osteoporosis.

Our classes are taught by medical professionals and educators at University of Utah Health and focus on exercise: posture, body mechanics, weightlifting, core strengthening, balance, and walking. We also review individual medical aspects and nutrition for optimal bone health.

Our next session is Nov. 6, 9, 13, and 16 from 5-7 p.m. in the South Jordan Health Center. For full location and registration information, go here.

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 | Social at 5:30 p.m. and lecture at 6 p.m.
Sky Lounge, 149 Pierpont Ave

The Science Night Live lecture series continues with University of Utah assistant professor of chemistry Luisa Whittaker-Brooks. She will discuss her recent findings towards enhancing the power conversion efficiency of waste heat recovery materials and devices. Unlike solar energy, thermal energy could provide a limitless source of electricity that could power our planet all day long, regardless, if it is raining or cloudy. Free and open to the public.

Must be 21 or older.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 | 6 p.m.
Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building Auditorium, 259 S. 1400 East

The 2017-18 Frontiers of Science lecture series continues with a presentation by Francis R. McAllister, sustainability and mining advocate. His presentation is titled “Sustainability Realized or ‘How’ Sustainability Is Realized.” The concept of sustainability is defined as sustainable development, which “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Three Pillars of Sustainability were subsequently fashioned as an instrument for outlining a picture of sustainability. The three pillars include economic, social, and environmental sustainability elements. If any one pillar is weak then the system as a whole is unsustainable. In considering how sustainability is to be attained, focus shifts to a proposition encompassing six essentials (or pillars) that include: people, natural resources, innovation, human accord, peace, getting along, leadership and integrity.

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 | 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Students Services Building (SSB) 350

The Career Conference is a one-stop-shop designed to prepare students for the world of work. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their professional portfolio and expand their network by attending interactive breakout sessions, and establishing connections with local employers and alumni. Plus, FREE lunch is included!

9-9:45 a.m.
Robot Résumé Review: Writing Résumés for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
Conquering Small Talk: How to Network with New People

10-10:45 a.m.
Kick-start your Job or Internship Search
Navigating the U.S. Job Search

11-11:45 a.m.
The Future of Interviewing
Negotiate for What You’re Worth

12-12:55 p.m.
Lunch & Recruiter-Tell-All Panel

1-3 p.m.
Networking Round Tables

For more information see the Facebook event here.

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 | Door open at 7 p.m., presentation at 8 p.m.
State Room, 638 South State St, Salt Lake City

PechaKucha is a Japanese term for chitchat. It is also an informal, fun gathering that brings together community and experts, who present engaging, lively stories in less than 7 minutes.

This event, titled Improving Health and Wellness by Linking Communities, will be held at the State Room on November 10. It is free to the public, but a ticket is required to enter the venue.

Tatiana Allen-Webb, BS, CCRP, a Community Liaison for the Collaboration and Engagement Team at the University of Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and organizer of the November 10 event, is a self-professed PechaKucha groupie.

“I became energized and excited about what was happening in my community,” she said after attending her first PechaKucha. “I noticed that partnerships between professors and community were happening as the event took place.”

Allen-Webb wanted to bring this magic to her U of U Health colleagues and the community. She organized this PechaKucha around issues of health and wellness, bringing together health experts from the university and local non-profit organizations.

Read the full article here.

Saturday, Nov. 11-Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
SLFS@Broadway, 111 E Broadway Salt Lake City

Price: $10-$17

Running time: 3 hours, including a 15-min interval and a brief pause between Acts 2 and 3


‘Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play.’ -The Guardian

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
LNCO Lounge

Get to know Asian Studies faculty in a speed meet-n-greet environment. Learn more about Asia and Asia opportunities on campus. Meet the Director of the Asia Center. Lunch provided.

Wednesday, Nov. 15 and Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Various locations

The Hinckley Institute of Politics is thrilled to bring Bob Woodward, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with The Washington Post, to campus as the featured guest for the 2017 Sam Rich Lecture Series.

No one knows the American presidency as well as Woodward, the Post’s veteran reporter-historian. In his first year at the newspaper, Woodward teamed with colleague Carl Bernstein to break the Watergate scandal, which culminated in the resignation of then President Richard Nixon. He has covered every president since. Woodward has written 18 bestselling books chronicling the personalities and politics at the nation’s highest level.

Events scheduled for the series are:

  • Pizza & Politics Forum: On the Media, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 12 p.m., Room 11, Bldg. 73.
  • Screening of “All the President’s Men,” a critically acclaimed film based on Woodward and Bernstein’s book about the Watergate scandal, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m., Fort Douglas Post Theater, 245 S. Fort Douglas Blvd.
  • Sam Rich Lecture: Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for community members and go on sale Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 16, 2017 | 5-6 p.m.
Union Theater

Interested in film? Interested in studying abroad? Come check out student films from abroad. There will be free popcorn and international candy. You’ll be able to vote on your favorite films and ask the film makers any questions you might have!

**IMPORTANT** If you have studied abroad and have a film you would like to submit, contact alex.hawks@utah.edu.

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.

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.

Through Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Join us for a year of programming around research reproducibility. From September until June we will be holding weekly discussions, an immersive workshop and conference.

Follow the hashtag #MakeResearchTrue on Twitter.

For more information, go here.