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Welcome Week 2019

U students, staff and faculty organize events on campus to celebrate the start of a new school year.

Welcome to a new academic year at the University of Utah. Whether you are new to campus, starting your sophomore year or embarking on your final semester, we hope you join us at Welcome Week 2019. Coordinated by the Office of Orientation & Transition, Welcome Week begins Thursday, Aug. 15 and continues through Sunday, Aug. 25.

Welcome Week is an exciting time on campus for all new and returning students at the U. Offices across campus kick off a new academic year with events and opportunities for students to get involved. These programs are designed to help students discover ways to make the most of their college experience.

To access the full Welcome Week schedule, download the U of U app. If you’re new to campus (and even if you’re not), download the app right away so you don’t miss out on Welcome Week activities, contests, socials, opportunities to get involved and free food.

Signature events:

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019

Friday, Aug. 16, 2019

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

  • Welcome Week Tabling Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Plaza
  • Transfer Taco Tuesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sill Center
  • University of Utah T-shirt Swap, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., University Campus Store
    • Students can bring old gear from high school or other institutions (BYU, USC, Oregon, etc.) and we will swap their tee for a new Utah shirt free of charge.
  • Sophomore Student Reception, 2-4 p.m., Union Saltair
  • Deferred Student Reception, 6-8 p.m., LDS Institute Building

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

  • Transfer Swag Swap, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Plaza
  • PlazaFest: The Get-Involved Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Plaza
    • Meet the more than 150 recognized student organizations available on campus.
  • Hike the Living Room Trial, 4-7 p.m., Outdoor Adventure in the Student Life Center

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019

  • Welcome Week Tabling Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Plaza
  • Wellness Land, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Marriott Library Plaza
    • Learn how to keep yourself and your friends safe while at the U with interactive activities, swag giveaways and food.
  • Be Global Ready: Falafel Fest, 1-3 p.m., Tanner Plaza
  • Bike the Shoreline Trail, 4-7 p.m., Outdoor Adventure in the Student Life Center
  • Campus Life Mentor Kickoff, 3-5 p.m., Union Plaza

Friday, Aug. 23, 2019

  • Welcome Week Tabling Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Plaza
  • Eccles Welcome, 1-4:30 p.m., Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building
    • The undergraduate student government of the David Eccles School of Business welcomes all incoming business students.
  • The Big Q-T Welcome: A Party for the LGBTQIA+ community, 1-3 p.m., Pano East in the Union
  • Block U Class Picture, 4 p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium
    • Check-in will start at 2:30 p.m. with student lineup at 3:30 p.m. and picture at 4 p.m.
  • Crimson Nights, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Union

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 

  • Arts Bash, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Marriott Library Plaza
    • Enjoy live performances, information booths, free T-shirts, interactive art and free food.