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FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER

 

Admission Decisions

There is still time to apply to the University of Utah. Students who met the February 1, 2019 deadline will receive their admissions decision combined with their scholarship award (if applicable) on March 1, 2019. Students can use the application tracker to see if/when materials are received and to review their admission status after the notification deadline.

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The University of Utah Office of Admissions is hosting several admitted student receptions for in-state and out-of-state students. Admitted students should watch for an email from the University of Utah letting them know when we’ll be in their area.

Students who are interested in applying to the University of Utah for Fall 2020 should be aware that the new priority application date is November 1, 2019

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is an exciting time to meet with other new students, staff, and faculty who are all excited to welcome students to the university family. Students learn about general education experiences, graduation requirements, healthy relationships, and university traditions. NSO, for first time freshmen starting in Fall 2019, is an overnight program required for all new students. Registration opens January 28, 2019 at orientation.utah.edu. Sessions will fill up quickly so register soon!

 

new students at orientation 

 

 

University Scholarships

Admitted University of Utah students can apply for additional scholarship opportunities at scholarships.utah.edu. Students will need their university ID (uNID) and Campus Information Services (CIS) password to log in. Check back frequently for new scholarship opportunities.
 
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Utah Launches Invest in U Initiative

Invest in U is a pilot program designed to help students pay education-related costs so they can complete their degrees faster and launch their professional careers. Read more about Invest in U.

Community in Action Scholarship

Apply now to receive a one-year scholarship that covers the cost of a double room in Heritage Commons, a plan 18 meal plan, and the housing application fee (approximately a $10,400 value). The scholarship is intended to provide an opportunity for traditionally underrepresented groups the experience to live on campus. The scholarship deadline is February 28, 2019.

ACCESS

ACCESS provides aspiring women, from a wide variety of backgrounds, with a supportive path into STEM majors and careers through a scholarship award, first year learning experience, and an extensive network that fosters academic success throughout their undergraduate education. Learn more and apply for the ACCESS Scholarship today ($4,500 Incoming Freshmen, $3,500 Transfer students).

The Utah High School Entrepreneur Challenge

Students can enter for a chance to win $30,000 in cash and prizes. The Utah H.S. Entrepreneur Challenge is a business-idea competition for students ages 14-18 throughout Utah. The competition encourages high school students to explore innovation and entrepreneurship. Registration deadline is February 28, 2019.

 

Admissions

The deadline to apply for Honors is February 1, 2019. All waitlisted applicants and applicants who applied after December 1, 2018, with Honors, will receive their final decision notices in late February/early March. Visit honors.utah.edu for more information.

Housing

Living with Honors is not mandatory but it is in high demand. Applications for housing opens February 9, 2019. In the housing application, students interested in living with Honors must indicate a preference for “Living Learning Communities” and select Honors Housing as the preferred location.
 

Honors Choice Days

Honors Choice Days are the best way to determine if the Honors College at the U of U is a good fit for the student. Guests will participate in sessions covering an overview of Honors, housing, the student perspective, and time with faculty and advisors.
 

Honors building on U of U campus

 

prospective students receiving of campus tour

Passageways to Law

Passageways to Law is a special event for students interested in a legal career. The event is free and includes lunch. Students have the opportunity to hear about legal issues and the practice of law, participate in a scavenger hunt, talk to current students and professors, and take part in a mock law school class.

Friday, February 22, 2019

12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

S.J. Quinney College of Law

Spring Group Campus Tours

To schedule a group campus tour for Spring 2019, please email Jessie Brown at jbrown@sa.utah.edu. In your email, please include the number of people in your group and the potential date(s) you would like to visit campus. 

Asian American High School Conference

The conference is an annual educational and leadership conference that brings together high school students from all across Utah. In addition to academic resources access, students also attend critical learning workshops on Asian and Asian American issues, current events, social justice, and self-identity. 

Thursday, February 29, 2019

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

A. Ray Olpin Student Union building

 

U Develops First Dark Sky Studies Minor in the U.S.

Dark sky studies is an emerging field that explores the impacts of artificial light at night and the loss of our night skies through a broad range of disciplines. Housed in the College of Architecture + Planning, the minor is open to all students across the university. Read more…

Save the Date!

Apply for on-campus housing for Fall 2019 starting February 9, 2019.

Red, White & U day April 6, 2019.

Confirm your intent to enroll and pay your enrollment deposit by May 1, 2019.

Common App coming this summer

New priority application date November 1, 2019

The Center for Ethnic Student Affairs (CESA) has several upcoming High School Conferences for different organizations during the Spring 2019 semester. 

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx De Aztlan (MEChA)

February 27, 2019 

Pacific Islanders Student Association (PISA)

March 6, 2019

 

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Last Updated: 2/4/19