Student Life


dalai_lama_cropped_720The University of Utah was notified by the Office of Tibet in Washington D.C. in a statement that “the Dalai Lama arrived in the United States earlier this week for a medical evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, the doctors have advised that His Holiness take complete rest. As a result, His Holiness will be returning to India next week and will not be able to visit the United States next month. We deeply regret cancellation of the visit.”

Anyone who purchased tickets online will be refunded automatically within 7-10 days. For those who purchased tickets in-person with check or cash, please contact ticket office to verify your contact information to ensure you receive your refund. 801- 581-UTIX.

The university community and the Utah Tibet Foundation wish the Dalai Lama a speedy recovery.

Deadline: Midnight, Oct. 15
U student veterans will recognize one of their own for outstanding military service, academic performance and community involvement this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2015. Student veterans can be nominated by faculty, staff or fellow students, and there is no maximum number of nominations; the more the merrier. Nomination forms and eligibility requirements can be found online at For more information, contact the Veterans Support Center at 801-587-7722 or







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The Ray and Tye Noorda Oral Health Sciences Building is home to a full-service community dental clinic featuring 62 dental operatories; an oral diagnosis suite with eight operatories and a Cone Beam CT machine for 3-D imaging; a pediatric dentistry suite with eight operatories including a private waiting room for children and an oral maxillofacial surgery suite with four private operatories.

The clinic offers a full range of services including:

  • Oral health screening
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Comprehensive restorative care:
    • Fillings
    • Crowns
    • Bridges – fixed and removable appliances
    • Root canals
    • Implants
    • Cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Geriatric dentistry
  • Orthodontics (at our residency clinics)
  • Oral surgery
  • Special needs patients

All patient care is supervised by faculty who are licensed dentists in Utah.  Service fees are as follows:

  • Student dentists – 50 percent discounted
  • Resident dentists – 30 percent discounted
  • Faculty dentists – Full cost

Most insurance plans are accepted.

To schedule an initial screening/consultation call -801- 58-SMILE (7-6453) and visit for more information.


Please be aware that the Veterans Support Center has now moved from Union 162 to Union 418, and Veterans Services has moved from Window 10 of the Student Services Building to Union 418 within the Veterans Support Center for the convenience of our student veterans. Please update any directories, and distribute this change to your faculty and staff so they can point student veterans to the right location in order to access their veteran-related benefits, or handle any veteran-related issues they may have.

We appreciate your support as these veterans transition back in to both civilian, and student life.

Oreintation-LeaderThe Center for New Student and Family Programs is currently searching for Orientation Leaders for the summer of 2016.

Applications can be found at and are due by Sept. 28. As an Orientation Leader, you will have the opportunity to officially welcome the class of 2020, facilitate small group discussion, lead team cheers, mentor individual students, give campus tours and much more.

Spending the summer as an Orientation Leader is also an effective way to get connected to the campus and build a strong network within the university. Benefits include a $2,500 stipend, free summer housing and leadership credit from the spring training class.  Above all, orientation leaders can potentially build lifelong relationships with their fellow orientation leaders. Expectations include working full-time over the summer along with enrolling in a 3-credit hour leadership class during the spring semester.

For more information feel free to call the orientation office at 801-581-7069, or for quick questions, feel free to text Taylor Checketts at 435-512-7278.






Child care
U-Match is connecting the university community to seek, provide and trade one-on-one child care needs. New for this fall is a simplified electronic application that can be accessed via the home page at Those interested can register using their uNID as “looking for a babysitter or nanny” and/or “willing to babysit or nanny.” Once logged in, users can search the growing registry of babysitters and nannies.

“We’re starting to see traffic increase as more students, faculty and staff understand the benefit of this service especially for parents needing irregular care hours or in-home care,” says Virginia DeSpain, project coordinator for the U’s Child Care and Family Resources office.