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


 Campus Events

PlazaFest! January 9th 10AM-2PM
PlazaFest is the semi-annual tabling event for Recognized Student Organizations at the U. With the presence of UPC, ASUU, and ~200 student organizations tabling within the Union Ballrooms, every student can identify an opportunity TO GET INVOLVED.

Free Yoga: Wednesdays and Fridays 12:05PM- 1:05PM, 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!

Star Party: Every Wednesday 8-10PM, Physics Building (PHYS)                 

Come view the night sky through the Dept. Physics and Astronomy's Observatory. We'll show you the planets, stars, galaxies, clusters and nebulae from an on campus location. The South Physics Observatory is open to all ages. The opening times change throughout the year depending on sunset so check our webpage for current opening times. Star parties usually last for two hours or more and are outside, so dress appropriately.

Fabulous Friday: Every Friday 3-5PM, Union- A. Ray Olpin (UNION) rm. 409

End your school week with the LGBT Center! During the Spring and Fall semesters, the LGBT Center holds Fabulous Fridays from 3:00-5:00 PM. Come eat free food, play board games, meet new people, and celebrate another week past.


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

Arts, Culture, Concerts

Cinemark Movie Theaters: Discount Tuesday

Ticket prices range from $1 - $5.75 (3D films may have an upcharge) but may not apply on holidays or on the opening day for new movies.


When: January 24th
Where: Park City Live


Kelly Clarkson
When: January 30th
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena


Ali Wong (Comedy)
When: February 17th
Where: Abravanel Hall
What: Sundance Film Festival
When: January 24th - Feb 4th


What: Local Shows at Kilby Court
When: Weekly
Where: Kilby Court


What: Wicked
Where: Eccles Theatre
When: January 30th – March 3rd

Events Nearby

What: Christmas in the Wizarding World

When: Through January 21nd, 11AM – 8:00PM
Where: The Shops at South Town 10000 South 240 West, Sandy, UT 84070


Check out our events happening in downtown SLC and all over the valley for the holidays:

Important Dates & Holidays

  • December 14th – January 6th: Holidays (No School)
  • January 7th: First Day of Classes
  • January 18th: Last day to add, drop, or audit classes
  • January 21st: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday (No Classes)


What: Utah Jazz
Where: Home Games Vivint
When: Through April
What: University of Utah Outdoor Adventures
What: Utah Women’s Basketball & Men’s Basketball
Where: Huntsman Center (JHC) – on campus event
*Tickets are free with Student ID*
When: through February 24th *Check schedule for dates and locations of games*


Try some of City Weekly’s (Local Mag) Best Of Brunch


Breakfast: Eggs in the City
Where: 1675 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Brunch & Coffee: Sugar House Coffee
Where: 2011 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Lunch: Pretty Bird
Where: 146 Regent St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Dinner: Indochine Vietnamese Bistro
Where: 230 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102


Last Updated: 1/3/19