Welcome to the University of Utah, the home of a welcoming community, world-class faculty, and small class sizes. Discover why the U is the place for you by touring our beautiful campus or registering for one of our special events!
Campus tours are a great opportunity for you to see our spectacular campus in-person. During a tour, you will be paired with a student tour guide and other guests in small groups to walk across campus on a specific tour route.
Please read the information below about participating in our in-person campus tours:
YOUR TIME WITH US:
Campus tours are roughly two hours long. All guests will be outdoors for the majority of the campus tour. Dress in clothing that is suitable for the weather for that day and wear shoes that are comfortable for a lot of outdoor walking. Please note that tours will be offered in all weather conditions with the rare exception of severe or dangerous weather.
The University of Utah is located in the beautiful foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, which includes a lot of up and downhill walking. Each day, over 30,000 students traverse over our scenic campus. If anyone in your group needs Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please do not hesitate to call and/or email the Office of Admissions in order to request a service. A request for accommodation can be made by calling 801-581-8761, option 1, or email CampusVisits@utah.edu. Reasonable prior notice is required.
GETTING TO CAMPUS AND PARKING:
Your campus tour will begin and end outside the entrance to the Carolyn and Kem Gardner Commons building, which houses the Office of Admissions. The address to the Gardner Commons building is:
260 Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah
A large visitor parking lot is located in front of the Gardner Commons building. After you reserve a spot for a tour, you will receive an automated email with additional instructions about parking.
The check-in process is entirely contactless, so there is no need to enter the Welcome Center when you arrive for your tour. After you register, you will receive an automated email with detailed information for your visit.
The University of Utah has implemented measures to ensure the safety of all guests, students, staff, and faculty in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, based off of recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of Utah. The Office of Admissions adheres to these measures and guidelines to maintain safety as its highest priority for all.
Please do not attend a tour if you are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have experienced COVID-19 symptoms in the past seven days. Symptoms include, fever, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, congestion, and loss of taste or smell.
If a guest is not vaccinated, the CDC asks to please wear a mask. If a guest prefers to wear a face mask and does not have one, the Office of Admissions will provide a face mask for them.
Each tour group will have a maximum of twenty individuals, including the student tour guides, present. Due to the limited number of individuals permitted in each group, we can only allow each registrant to include two additional guests when they reserve their initial tour date and time. Each guest must be identified in the registration form and the Office of Admissions cannot guarantee the admittance of undisclosed individuals arriving for the campus tour.
During the contactless check-in process, you will be asked on the phone to acknowledge the COVID-19 safety guidelines and attest to the absence of any COVID-19 symptoms you or your guests may be experiencing prior to the beginning of the tour.
Guests must adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines for the entirety of their time on campus. Refusal to comply with these measures will result in dismissal of the guest and those in their party from the campus tour experience.
POST-TOUR COVID-19 NOTIFICATION:
If you, or your guests, test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of your campus tour, we ask you immediately notify us by emailing CVC-19Notification@utah.edu or call, 801-585-1995. This will aid us in notifying others of potential exposure while on campus per University of Utah protocols.
Our tours are offered three times each weekday (excluding holidays and university closures) and on occasional weekends. The registration button below will show you the open dates and times available for you and your guests.
Register for a campus tour below to save your spot for this interactive experience. We can't wait to meet you!
Do you have questions about campus tours?
Please call 801-581-8761, option 1, during business hours or email CampusVisits@utah.edu to connect with us.
If you are unable to come to campus for an in-person tour, we offer premium virtual content for you to experience the U online. Click the button below to register for a virtual campus tour and other online events.
Interested in a particular department or program? Our colleges and departments sometimes offer visits, camps, or other informational and educational programs.