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The U needs your votes to be named the “Top Adventure College” in the Rockies and Southwest.

By Janelle Hanson, campus and community communications specialist, University Marketing and Communications

The University of Utah is in the running for the best outdoor college or university in the Rockies and Southwest. “Elevation Outdoors” is sponsoring an online “Top Adventure College” tournament and the U needs your votes.

Thirty-two colleges and universities were selected for the tournament based on their outdoor clubs and curricula, commitment to outdoor and environmental initiatives, quality of outdoor athletes U River Raftingand programs and opportunities for adventure.

Voting for the first round ends Monday, May 18 at 9 a.m. For a shot at the title, the U must move on to the next round and is currently losing to Colorado State University.

How it works

Colleges and universities will go head-to-head each week in a March Madness-type bracket. The school with the most votes during the week advances to the next round and so on until the winner is announced on June 15.

You are allowed to vote once every 24 hours by clicking on the University of Utah’s name located on the bottom right of the bracket.

Click here to vote now.

Round of 32: May 11-18
Sweet 16: May 18-26
Elite 8: May 26-June 1
Final Four: June 1-8
Championship: June 8-15

Spread the word and help the U claim the title of “Top Adventure College.”