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Weeks of Welcome 2020

Welcome to a new academic year at the University of Utah. Whether you are new to campus or gearing up for your final semester, we hope you join us at Weeks of Welcome 2020, formerly known as Welcome Week.

Weeks of Welcome kicks off Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.

Weeks of Welcome is an exciting time on campus for all students at the U. Offices, departments, student organizations and colleges all across campus celebrate the new academic year with events and opportunities for you to get involved and embark on new ways to make the most of your college experience.

Of course, due to COVID-19, this year’s events will look different. The Office of Orientation & Transition staff has been working hard to ensure students still feel the support and excitement of Weeks of Welcome while adhering to important health and safety protocols.

MobileU app

To access the full Weeks of Welcome schedule, download the MobileU app. Whether you are new to campus or not, download the app right away so you don’t miss out on Weeks of Welcome activities, contests, socials and opportunities to get involved.

Call for photos

Welcome, Class of 2024, to your virtual Block U photo. We are doing things a little different this year in order to keep this University of Utah tradition alive.

  • Simply upload your selfie here to be a part of our virtual Block U photo.
  • After successfully uploading your selfie, you will be able to pick up your Class of 2024 Block U T-shirt during the fall 2020 Weeks of Welcome or reserve it until spring 2021.
  • Fall 2020 pickup will take place Monday, Aug. 24 through Friday, Aug. 28 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the A. Ray Olpin Student Union Building, Room 280.
  • All students must wear a mask and follow social-distancing protocol in order to pick up their T-shirt. No T-shirts will be mailed; in-person distribution only.

Signature events

New Student Welcome
Pre-recorded, virtual event
The Office of Orientation & Transition invites you to join president Ruth Watkins for ninth annual New Student Welcome as the university welcomes first-year students and their families and friends to the University of Utah community. The New Student Welcome will take place virtually and be emailed to all new first-year students and family members on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m.  This spirited event will feature president Watkins, senior vice president Dan Reed, faculty speaker, Karen Paisley and student leader Giulia da Silva.

Online Tabling
Learn all about campus organizations, offices and campus resources.
Aug. 24-28| 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Visit virtual tables here.

Block U T-shirt distribution
Aug. 24-28 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
A. Ray Olpn Student Union Building, Room 280

Virtual Student Job Fair
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Must log in with Handshake here.

Online Tabling
Learn all about campus organizations, offices and campus resources.
Aug. 24-28| 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Visit virtual tables here.

Online Tabling
Learn all about campus organizations, offices and campus resources.
Aug. 24-28| 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Visit virtual tables here.

Big QT Virtual Welcome
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Register here.

Crimson Mentor Virtual Kickoff
6-8 p.m.
Register here.

Online Tabling
Learn all about campus organizations, offices and campus resources.
Aug. 24-28| 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Visit virtual tables here.

Out-of-state student reception
12-2 p.m.
280 Union

Online Tabling
Learn all about campus organizations, offices and campus resources.
Aug. 24-28| 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Visit virtual tables here.

Block U photo distribution
The Class of 2024 virtual Block U photo will be distributed via email, social media and on the Office of Orientation & Transition website.

Crimson Gaming Fall Opening Social
3 p.m.
Join online here.

Arts Pass 101
Aug. 31-Sept. 4
Learn more here.

Campus Life Mentor Virtual Kickoff
4-6 p.m.
Register here.

Transfer Virtual Scavenger Hunt
7 p.m.
RSVP here.

  • Navigating the U and Colleging 101
    2-3 p.m.
    Join event here.

First Year Painting & U
1-2 p.m.
Join event here.

Virtual Getting Involved Fair
12-1:15 p.m.
Academic, honor societies and professional groups will be present.
RSVP here.

Transfer Paint Night
6-7 p.m.
RSVP here.

Virtual Getting Involved Fair
12-1:15 p.m.
Health and wellness, entertainment and fraternity and sorority life groups will be present.
RSVP here.

Virtual Getting Involved Fair
12-1:15 p.m.
Service, advocacy, political and cultural/identity-based groups will be present.
RSVP here.