Student Life

Personalized graduation announcements
2018-19 Student Regent applications due March 27

Examining the urban-rural divide
U honors novelist Amitav Ghosh
The Great ShakeOut drill
Summer technology camp
UKids summer camp 2018
Beacons of Excellence Award call for nominations

Personalized Graduation Announcements

Class of 2018—you’re almost to the finish line!

Let us help you share the good news with friends and family with budget-friendly graduation announcements from University Print & Mail Services. A number of sizes and styles are available, from traditional folded cards to modern, flat announcements. View the gallery and place your order online or stop by the Print & Mail table at Grad Fair to view styles and paper options. Orders are typically ready for pickup 5 business days after your order is placed, no shipping fees or delays.

This year’s Grad Fair will take place March 29, 30 and 31 at the University Campus Store. Print & Mail will host a photo booth where you and your friends and family can snap your own photos using fun grad props against a U of U-themed background. Explore graduation announcement options with Print & Mail staff who can help you find the right design and show you how to easily upload your own photo and message online

You’ve earned it, grads. Let us help you celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime achievement.

Place your order online here.

2018-2019 Student Regent applications due March 27

Since 1977, the Governor has appointed a student from an institution in the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) to represent Utah students on the State Board of Regents. The Student Regent is a voting member of the Board and serves at the Governor’s appointment for one year. Any eligible USHE student is encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • The Student Regent must be an enrolled student at a USHE institution during the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Student body presidents serving during the 2018-19 academic year are not eligible for this position.
  • The Student Regent is expected to attend all meetings of the Board.  Currently schedule meetings are found on the agenda page.
  • Applicants are requested to submit a letter of interest, a resume, and 2 letters of recommendation.

Student body presidents will vote to select three matriculated students as finalists from among the pool of applicants for consideration by the Governor. All applicants will be notified before June 30, 2018. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

To apply, click here.


Honors students at the University of Utah will co-host a forum with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox at the Hinckley Institute (Building 73, room 110) to address the difficulties of the urban-rural divide on Monday, April 2 at 5 p.m.

As part of a Praxis Lab, students are addressing issues related to access to education beyond high school in rural and urban areas of Utah. Overall, the students are interested in helping to expand educational opportunities for kids across the state. This decision was motivated by their interest to address some of the complex differences between rural and urban areas related to economic opportunities, community sustainability and social problems.


The University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities graduate program will award Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh with the inaugural Utah Award in the Environmental Humanities on March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Main Library.

Ghosh has written 10 novels and several books of non-fiction including 2016’s “The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable.” Ghosh’s work has been translated into 20 languages and published in myriad outlets including The New Yorker, The New Republic and The New York Times. His writing focuses on environmental consciousness in the most difficult circumstances of a multicultural, globalized and interdependent world.

The $10,000 award will become an annual celebration of environmental leadership and expression and honor those who solve the planet’s environmental problems using the tools of the humanities such as creative expression, scholarly research, popular art forms and advocacy.


The Great Utah ShakeOut is an opportunity for our University campus to learn about overall preparedness plans, what to do during earthquakes, and then practice those skills. Watch for a campus alert on April 19, 2018, at 10:15 a.m., encouraging everyone to practice drop, cover and hold on. Practice and reinforcement of these protective actions can help prevent injury when the earth starts to shake. Remember, it is not the shaking of the ground that causes death or injury, it is the objects that are falling that will be most dangerous.

If you haven’t signed up to receive emergency messages from the University, please update your profile in CIS today. Help us keep our students and campus community prepared and safe by encouraging participation in the Great Utah ShakeOut earthquake drill.


The School of Computing’s GREAT summer technology camps are open for registration. These camps have programs for upper elementary, middle school, and high school ages with topics in computer programming, game development, graphics and robotics. Most camps are one week programs from 9a-3p with an optional late afternoon activity. Learn more about these camps at or just search “GREAT camps Utah.”



Calling all kiddos ages 5-8. Join us this summer at UKids – Presidents Circle for Summer Camp 2018.

First session will begin May 14 and end June 20, second session will begin June 21 and end Aug. 1. There will be a $100 discount for registering for both sessions.

The camps will feature two weekly field trips, including such places as Hogle Zoo and Discovery Gateway, developmentally appropriate curriculum and lots of opportunities for adventure. Registration will open early April so mark your calendars.

If you have any questions, please call 801-585-7393 or email Hope to see you there.


Consider nominating a person, program or project to recognize contributions to an exceptional undergraduate educational experience at the University of Utah.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on April 6, 2018. Nominate someone here

The University of Utah fosters a transformational experience for all students. We value and recognize a respect for knowledge that empowers students to become actively engaged on campus. We accomplish this through recognizing people, programs and projects committed to excellence.


With plenty of time left in the semester and classes now half-off, there’s no better time to get started on your fitness and wellness goals.

Check out the full list of classes at and register today.


Winter may have just arrived, but spring is around the corner and so is our second session of intramural sports.

If you missed out on the first season or you’re just ready for more action, check out the full list of sports at and register today.

No team?  No problem, register as an individual and we’ll help get you on a team.