Highlighted Events

Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017–Sunday, March 11, 2018

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

A new exhibition opening at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts explores one of the most important chapters of American history through celebrated artworks from one of the nation’s finest collections of western art.

Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West” opened to the public Sunday, Dec. 3, the first major traveling exhibition on view at the UMFA since the museum’s newly remodeled galleries reopened in late August. The exhibition considers evolving notions of the American West through more than eighty works of art by both Euro-Americans and Plains Indian artists.

“Go West!” is a special ticketed exhibition, but admission is free for U students, staff and faculty.

Monday, Dec. 4-Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Formerly known as Geek Week, the J. Willard Marriott Library and ASUU have teamed up to give the week a “glow up”. Stress Buster Week aims to help students destress during the week leading up to finals. The event lasts from Dec. 4-14 and consists of many events throughout for students.

Monday, Dec. 4 – Share the Warmth: Make a blanket , Level 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kicking off the week, come help the Crimson Transfer Honor Society make fleece blankets to be donated to the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Feel free to drop by any time during the event.

Monday, Dec. 4-7 – Free coffee, Gould Auditorium (Level 1), 2-4 p.m.

Stay caffeinated and swing by the Gould Auditorium for some free coffee while supplies last. (Tables available for study in this space during the time).

Monday, Dec. 4-7 – Free school supplies + printing, Tabling East Entrance (Level 3), 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Swing by and pick up some school supplies and coupons for up to 15 pages of free printing (while supplies last).

Monday, December 4-7, & 11-14 – Free parking after 8 p.m.

Stay late and don’t fret about paying for parking. Fees apply to your parking before 8, but afterwards we got your back.

Tuesday, Dec. 5 & 12 – Therapy Animals, Tabling East Entrance (Level 3), 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Pet some puppers from Intermountain Therapy Animals and enjoy some fluffy relaxation.

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Breakfast with Professors, Gould Auditorium, 9-11 a.m.

Come grab some grub with your professors (while supplies last).

December 11-12 – Donuts with the Dean, Tabling East Entrance (Level 3), 8-10 a.m.

Enjoy some donuts supplied by library dean, Alberta Comer (while supplies last).

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 Aug. 30 to Dec. 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.

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, Dec. 4, 2017 | 12-1 p.m.
Union Panorama East

The WEI is excited to unveil their inaugural GEM Series line up. The GEM (Gain, Explore, Meet) Series are monthly events focusing on the narratives and experiences of women on and beyond the University of Utah campus. The GEM Series explores the holistic and dynamic interests of women, and aims to provide participants with tangible and useful outcomes and skills. Each event will feature a women-identifying guest, and their experiences regarding the selected topic.

These events are open to the public and all genders.

For event details, please visit our Facebook page. 

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 | 3 p.m.
Moot Courtroom, College of Law

The next Academic Senate meeting will be Monday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom of the College of Law. Senate meetings are open to the public.

The agenda:

  • New BA/BS in Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Update on the south campus housing project
  • New test proctoring procedure
  • Transfer of Disability Studies to the School for Cultural and Social Transformation

Monday, Dec.4-Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 | 7 p.m.
Kingsbury Hall

The Lower Lights, photographed by Justin Hackworth

In their third year at Kingsbury Hall, the annual Lower Lights Christmas concerts have gained popularity as an alternately reverent and rollicking night of Christmas songs (with a sprinkling of songs from their non-Christmas albums), as sung, strummed, plucked, thumped, belted and otherwise interpreted by the gospel/folk/bluegrass collective.

Cost: $16-$30 for the general public, $5 for U students with Arts Pass (must purchase at the box office with UCard).

To purchase tickets, go here.

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Union ballrooms and Saltair Room

The week before classes end, the Department of Mechanical Engineering hosts Design Day.

Held at the U Student Union Building, the main focus is the Senior Design Showcase, where seniors display their projects. Also part of the festivities are the robotic competitions where freshman design and junior mechatronics’ student teams compete.

All are welcome and invited to attend Design Day. For more information, go here.

Faculty AND Staff Appreciation Night
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 | 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
University Campus Store

On Thursday, Dec. 7, the University Campus Store will host its annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night, showing gratitude and support for the university community by offering a discount on staff purchases all day, from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bring your family and join your friends at the Campus Store for Starbucks refreshments, amazing prizes and a fun photo booth, running from 5–7 p.m. In addition, get your holiday shopping done early with new Utes outerwear and apparel, toys, games and gift items, and as an added benefit have all of your purchases gift-wrapped for free. And, as the store’s gift to you, every staff purchase exceeding $20 will be accompanied by a free Utah beanie.

Intramural Sports Racquetball Tournament
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 |  5:30 p.m.
Register online at imleagues.com/utah
Did you know that half an hour of racquetball burns as much calories as a half hour of soccer?
If you have never played, come try something new. If you have, grab your racquet (racquets will be provided if you don’t have one).
Division will be offered for all skill levels from beginner to advanced.
Register today at imleagues.com/utah.

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 | 6 p.m.
Aline Skaggs Biology Building, Room 220

The 2017-18 Frontiers of Science lecture series continues with a presentation by Robert Hazen, Senior Staff Scientist at the Carnegie Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory and Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences at George Mason University. His presentation is titled “The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Co-evolved.” The story of Earth is a 4.5-billion-year saga of dramatic transformations, driven by physical, chemical, and—based on a fascinating growing body of evidence—biological processes. The co-evolution of life and rocks, the new paradigm that frames this lecture, unfolds in an irreversible sequence of evolutionary stages. Each stage re-sculpted our planet’s surface, each introduced new planetary processes and phenomena, and each inexorably paved the way for the next. This grand and intertwined tale of Earth’s living and non-living spheres is only now coming into focus.

Monday, Dec. 11–Thursday, Dec.14, 2017
Eccles Student Life Center
Join us at the Eccles Student Life Center and “Sweat the Stress” of finals week.
The schedule has everything from BodyPump and Zumba to TRX, Cycling, and Barre.
See image for complete schedule or check out our site at campusrec.utah.edu or our Facebook page at FB.com/uofucampusrec.
Classes are FREE (must already have access to the SLC) and are first come first serve.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 |10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Red Butte Garden

Bring your kids to the Children’s Garden and create head wreaths, winter candles, and more. Sip hot chocolate and make a new-year wish at the Yule Log.

Garden members $3
General public $3 + general admission

Click here for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Red Butte Garden

Free with regular garden admission and free for garden members.

Be a part of the Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count – the longest running citizen-science survey in the world providing critical data on bird population trends.

Space is limited and registration began Nov 20. 

Through Dec. 17, 2017
Red Butte Garden

The Glass Art Guild of Utah returns to Red Butte Garden for another stunning show of kiln work and blown glass. Large and small pieces including garden art, decorative boxes, sculptural works and jewelry pieces will display the brilliant colors of this delightful medium. Items displayed will be available for sale.

Meet the artists reception on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 2-5 p.m.

Click here for more information and pricing.

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.