Experience the U

Essential Opportunities at the U

The University of Utah is home to a unique, vibrant community. There are amazing student groups, service opportunities, and more. No matter what you are interested in, there are rewarding ways to get involved on campus.

Service groups are a great way for transfer students to become acquainted with the U and work closely with their peers. The Lowell Bennion Community Service Center, or Bennion Center, works with community partners to create unforgettable service experiences for students. Through the center, students can participate in Utah Reads, alternative breaks (service projects over fall/spring break), and other student directed projects. The Bennion Center is located in the Union Building.

There are additional service experiences through the university's Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU), which is the governing student body at the U. Groups like Good in the Hood, Students for Smiles and Empowered Amigo help students give back to the local community in amazing ways.

Take the classroom across the globe. Each semester, University of Utah students earn credit hours while living in some of the most incredible spots in the world. Study art and literature in the U.K., community development in Costa Rica, business throughout Europe, or construction technology in Japan. With over 100 different opportunities, you can take your education wherever you want to go.

Study abroad can help transfer students prepare for graduate school, interact with foreign communities, develop language skills, or gain professional skills. To start, interested students must attend an information session.

The University of Utah gives students opportunities unlike anywhere else in the state. Transfer students can gain hands-on experience through undergraduate research. As a student of a top research school in the country, you'll be able to work closely with faculty to make ground-breaking discoveries in the field of your choice. It starts with an advising appointment with the Office of Undergraduate Research where an adviser will walk you through the program and help find the right fit for you.

The Honors College is intended for high achieving students looking to get the most out of their education. Through the college, you work in a small community of peers with similar interests and goals. Class sizes in the college are small, allowing you to work closely with faculty. You'll also have unique research opportunities and personalized advising through the program as well. The Honors College is available to every major at the University of Utah. 
The Hinckley Institute gives transfer students an opportunity that no other university in the state can. The institute's mission is "to promote political and civic involvement and to engage university students in the political process." From campaigns to increase local voter turnout and helping non-profits that aim to increase women presence in local politics to incredible forums throughout the year and incredible internship opportunities throughout the county, the Hinckley Institute is a valuable resource for transfer students looking to interact with local, national or international politics.
The Davis Eccles School of Business is a premier business program that prepares students for a successful and innovative career. Business Scholars is a program that enhances the school of business experience. Intended for high-achieving students, Business Scholars gives an experiential environment. With courses in marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting, managing, and more, the program gives an honors-level introduction to the field, with small class sizes and well experienced faculty. The group also regularly travels regionally and internationally.

Ambassadors are students that work for a particular department or college of the University of Utah. They are essential to operations across campus. Ambassadors work closely with these departments in a variety of jobs, including reaching out to prospective students, helping with events, serving as student representatives, helping incoming students, giving tours of campus and buildings, etc. Working as an ambassador gives transfer students a chance to become better acquainted with campus and faculty. It's a great opportunity to work with other undergraduate students in a fun environment.

Many departments employ student ambassadors. Among them are: the Office of Admissions, Hinckley Institute, International Student and Scholar Services, the Honors College, and the university as a whole. Contact specific departments or colleges directly to see if they are hiring ambassadors currently.

The Mighty Utah Student Section, or MUSS for short, is one of the most intense student sports sections ever. Named after "a state of disorder, confusion or chaos", the MUSS brings a high energy to every home gymnastics meet, basketball and football game.

Belonging to the MUSS is literally your ticket to some of the greatest sports events in the state. Join your peers and support these great programs. MUSS memberships are just $50 for current students, and include a ticket to every home game and a t-shirt.

The U is home to more than 600 unique student groups. This gives students several options to get involved on campus and adds more to their campus experience. Among these various groups are academic, athletic and social clubs. If you don't find what you are looking for, you can even start your own group. Have fun while making your college experience memorable.
Last Updated: 3/21/17