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Campus Events, Arts and Culture    Free events and holidays   Sports, Outdoors and Dining


 Campus Events

Fall Free Yoga: Wednesdays 12:05PM and Fridays 12:05PM, Eccles Health Sciences Library

Stretch and relax before class or an exam! Bring your own mat because there are only three available for check-out!

Film Showing: “The New Black”: October 4, 1:30PM, Marriott Library Room 1150

“The New Black” is a documentary that tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. View discretion is advised.

Haunted Night at the Museum: October 20, 6-9PM, Natural History Museum of Utah

Step inside the hull of a haunted Viking ghost ship during NHMU’s Haunted Night at the Museum!

Produce Pickup: Fridays, 1-2PM, Feed U Pantry

The Edible Campus Gardens and Feed U Pantry have partnered together to bring students fresh, organic produce for free!

*There are lots of other events happening on campus, check out the New to the U mobile app for more!

Arts, Culture and Concerts

Odyssey Dance Theatre’s THRILLER: October 6-30 (various dates and times), Kingsbury Hall

“Truly a thrill for the audience, which was at times breathless with laughter, at times fearful and amazed, but always totally entertained.” – Salt Lake Tribune

Halloween Expo and Show: October 13-15, South Towne Expo Center


Jon Bellion: October 7, The Great Saltair


Imagine Dragons: October 13, USANA Ampitheatre


Yelawolf: October 19, The Complex

Events Nearby

Oktoberfest at Snowbird:

Every Saturday- Sunday from August 12th-October 15th, 12:00pm- 6:30pm at the Snowbird ski resort. You can find more details at the website below.

Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus: 632 E 1500 S American Fork

Voted the 7th scariest Haunted House in the world in 2013 and #1 in Utah. This year it’s bigger and scarier, and home to IT the clown. MODERATE

Fear Factory: Open throughout October, Closed Mondays

 Located in an abandoned cement factory, ghosts of workers haunt you while you go through the building. EXTREME


Night of the Running Dead Zombie 5K: October 21

Zombies vs. Humans. Humans will have a 2-minute head start so they can run away from the zombies. “Run fast of the undead will eat your braaaaains!” MILD


To check out more upcoming Halloween Events in the area, visit this website:


And if you’re interested in reading about the history behind this creepy holiday, read here:

Important Dates

  • October 20th: Last day to withdraw from classes
  • December 7th: Classes END
  • December 11th-15th: Final exam period
  • December 16th- January 7th: Holiday Recess

 Holidays (No School)

  • October 8th-15th: Fall vacation
  • November 23rd-26th: Thanksgiving vacation
  • December 16th- January 7th: Winter Vacation



Utah vs Stanford: October 7, 8:15pm, Rice-Eccles Stadium, Time TBA

Utah vs Arizona State, 8pm, Rice-Eccles Stadium, Time TBA

Woman’s Volleyball

Utah vs UCLA: October 20, 6pm, Jon M. Huntsman Center

Utah vs USC: October 22, 1pm, Jon M. Huntsman Center

Woman’s Soccer

Utah vs Stanford: October 5, 5pm, Ute Soccer Field

Utah vs Cal: 2pm, Ute Soccer Field

Utah vs Arizona: 7pm, Ute Soccer Field

Find the full athletic calendar and purchase ticketsHERE.


Outdoor Adventures at the Student Life Center

Wind Rivers Backpacking: October 6-8

Labyrinth Canyon Packrafting: October 9-13

Big Cottonwood Canyon Climbing: October 14

Timpanogos Day Hike: October 21

Lake Powell Sea Kayak: October 26-29

Coyote Gulch Backpacking: October 27-29

For pricing and more, click HERE


Breakfast: Tulie Bakery (address-700 863 E)

Brunch: Publik Kitchen (address-931 900 E)

Lunch:   Spitz (address-35 Broadway)

Dinner: Red Iguana (address- 376 North Temple)



Last Updated: 10/2/17