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Dear University of Utah Enthusiast, Welcome to the U Book! This book has been constructed as a student resource guide to the University of Utah campus as well as an interactive handbook to the traditions that will help to define your college experience. As members of the Student Alumni Board, we hope you will turn to the U Book often throughout your time at the University to find helpful information and make connections to current students and the alumni who have preceded you. As you participate in the traditions detailed in the U Book, you can become a Tradition Keeper—a “true Ute,” who has taken advantage of the many diverse, enriching opportunities and traditions that the University has to offer.

The purpose of the U Book is two-fold: First, to provide students with a complete guide of University of Utah campus essentials—“everything you need to know” about the U. This section includes University history and yearly highlights, information about campus organizations and student groups, student resources and scholarship information, a campus map and eating guide, and graduation information. This section will also help direct you from your freshman to senior year and help you stay connected to the U after you graduate.

We encourage you to join the ranks as a Tradition Keeper! We are excited to help you generate the experiences that will make your years at the University of Utah memorable.

Go Utah! The Student Alumni Association


Second, to promote University of Utah traditions and build an exciting, enduring campus community. This section includes 50 campus traditions, such as cheering in the Mighty Utah Student Section (THE MUSS), crushing the Cougars during Rivalry Week, hiking to the block U, participating in Muss service projects, and dancing for 26.2 hours in the Rock the U dance marathon. As you complete each tradition, snap a picture of yourself in the act and paste it in the space provided on each tradition page. When you achieve the different levels of Tradition Keeper, bring your U Book to the Alumni House for an award, culminating in a medallion to wear with your cap and gown at graduation.

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Letter from the President - p. 7

Campus Map - p. 8-9

Intro Momentum: Highlights of the ‘09-’10 School Year - p. 10 U of U History - p. 12 Section 1 The Essential Guide for students - p. 20

Student Resources - p. 21 The Senior Page - p. 24 Eating Guide - p. 26

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Athletic Calendar - p. 32 “Utah Man” - p. 34 MUSS Traditions - p. 35 Bowling Them Over - p. 36

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Becoming a True Ute

Tradition Keepers - p. 40 Traditions List - p. 42 Fall Traditions - p. 44 Winter Traditions - p. 60 Spring Traditions - p. 66

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I am truly delighted to be among the first to welcome you to the University of Utah, where you will spend the next few years learning from world-renowned faculty, working closely with your peers, claiming victories on the playing fields, and celebrating the cultural opportunities that our great campus and the greater Salt Lake community have to offer. I am confident that you have taken the first step on the path to great adventures. Whether you desire to research social justice in Ghana or try your hand at international law or explore the intersection of business and engineering, I am confident that you will excel in all of your endeavors at the U and beyond! You are joining an exceptional community of students, faculty, and staff who share a goal of making this campus and the community at large a better place. Whether you come from across the globe or right here in the Salt Lake Valley, I encourage you to take advantage of the myriad of courses and activities that the U has to offer – both on campus and off. The U boasts alumni with successes from every corner of the world. From the CEO of Pixar to the creator of Adobe software to the owner of the 2007 National League Champion Colorado Rockies, our alumni are no strangers to the accomplishments that start with a solid foundation in higher education. This great university continues to inculcate inspiration and encourage creativity in all fields of learning, leading you to achievement beyond your undergraduate years. As you embark on your own individual journey at the U, refer back to this book for ideas and make it a collection of the memories that you create during your college experience. These days will remain with you in the future, and it is my belief that your connection to the University will not end upon graduation.

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Once again, we welcome you to the U and offer our congratulations on joining this extraordinary population of students and alumni. As you embark on this path of tradition and academic excellence, I look forward to hearing about your success.

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Through community service, awards, athletics, and student achievement, the University of Utah excelled in many areas during the past year. Here is just a sampling: Athletics U — 10

• The football team recorded their ninth-straight bowl game win defeating the California Golden Bears in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego. Six Utes were selected in the NFL draft in April. • The gymnastics team reached the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Championship for the 29th straight season. Four gymnasts received All-America recognition.

Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards • Cody Rogers became the fourth consecutive U student to win the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. He was one of only 65 students nationwide to receive the award. • The University of Utah was ranked 1st in the country along with MIT at creating new startups from its research-based inventions. This puts the University of Utah in front of prestigious institutions such as Columbia, Michigan, and Johns Hopkins. (The Association of University Technology Managers, AUTM).

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Believe it or not, college isn’t — or shouldn’t be — just about studying. Enrich your experience at the University of Utah by getting involved on campus through a student group, an academic organization, attending athletic or fine arts events, or getting a campus job. Regardless of your interests, you’ll be sure to find something that will boost your resume, give you life experience, allow you to meet new people, and make life at the U more fun and exciting. We’ve broken down some of the major student groups, but a full listing of all groups is available on the Associated Students of the University of Utah website at

The MUSS Join The Mighty Utah Student Section (MUSS) for the ultimate fan experience in U football, basketball, gymnastics, and volleyball. Organized in 2002, The MUSS was originally known as the Utah Football Fan Club (UFFC) and was managed by a partnership between the Alumni Association’s Student Alumni Board (SAB) and the Athletics Department. Today the group has grown to 5,000 members and is sponsored by the Alumni Association. By joining The MUSS, you can get priority seating in the student section for all home games (including BYU games), a MUSS T-shirt, and access to pre-game tailgates and away-game “MUSS Buses.” For more information, visit and click on the MUSS portal.

Greek Row Go Greek by joining one of the U’s six women’s sororities or nine men’s fraternities. Greek Row offers a unique experience to students with service opportunities and an unlimited number of social functions. Students can rush at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. To access information about U Greek life, visit, or contact the Greek Council leaders at 801-581-8061.

CESA (Center for Ethnic Student Affairs) The Center for Ethnic Student Affairs is the number one diversity resource for students of color on campus. By providing services for African American, American Indian, Asian American, Latino/a, and Pacific Islander students, CESA seeks to promote and honor diversity. The center provides counseling, academic resources, and programming to promote diversity, cultural acceptance and understanding, equity, and achievement at the University. Join groups such as the Black Student Union, Inter-Tribal Student Association, Asian American Student Association, MovimientoEstudiantilChicana/o de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A), or the Pacific Islander Student Association. For more information, visit


LDSSA (Latter-day Saints Student Association) LDSSA is one of the largest student organizations on campus and is known for its religious, social, and service functions. Students can take religious studies classes at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Institute Building (located immediately south of lower campus), participate in weekly events, serve in institute leadership positions, or join a chapter of the Lamda Delta Sigma sorority or Sigma Gamma Chi fraternity. All students, regardless of religious affiliation, are welcome at the institute. For more information, visit home/0,8473,768-1-36-60611,00.html.

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The Newman Center The Saint Catherine of Siena Newman Center is a campus ministry with social opportunities for all students. The Newman Center, located across from Libby Gardner Hall on University Street, offers religious education and hosts a number of social and service events throughout the year. Students can attend candlelight mass on Wednesdays at 9 p.m., participate in Alternative Spring Break, play in intramural sports, go on student retreats, and more. For more information, visit

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The Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) Make your voice heard by getting involved in student government. All students are invited to participate in boards, ASUUsponsored events, and seek support from student government leaders. For students interested in politics and involvement, this group will provide you with leadership experiences to prepare you for your careers. Run for office—president, vice president, senior class president, Senate or General Assembly—during the spring elections or apply for an executive cabinet position. Students can apply for positions in student advocacy, diversity, government relations, finance, academic affairs, marketing, sustainability, service, outreach, campus relations, event planning, and organizing the annual Rock the U dance marathon to raise money for cancer research. The ASUU Senate provides funding for academic student advisory committees (SACs) and the General Assembly funds student groups. For more information, visit

Officers for academic year 2010-11: PRESIDENT: Chase Jardine VICE PRESIDENT: John Pearson SENIOR CLASS PRESIDENT: Morgan Sorensen

Union Programming Council (UPC) As the major event planning committee on campus, UPC is responsible for organizing Crimson Nights, the monthly party at the Union. The council also hosts events throughout the year such as Food for Finals, the Black Pumpkin Affair Halloween party, Oktoberfest, Date Night, bowling tournaments, speakers, and concerts. UPC also puts out the publication U Scribe to notify students of campus events. For more information, visit

The Daily Utah Chronicle  The Daily Utah Chronicle – or “The Chrony,” as it is commonly known – is the U’s student newspaper and one of the premier student publications in the country with a daily circulation of 15,000. For the 2008-09 school year, the Chrony was recognized as the third-best student college daily newspaper by The Society of Professional Journalists. Consider joining this all-star staff where students report on campus happenings in the news section, express themselves in the opinion section, keep readers up on the arts scene at both the U and in the city in the arts and entertainment section, and report on U athletics teams and events in the sports section. The Chrony also hires copy editors, proofreaders, page designers, photographers, cartoonists, and graphic designers. If the business side is more for you, join the Chrony’s office or advertising staff. If you’d rather just read The Chrony, that’s okay, too—pick up a copy for daily news, comment online, or write a letter to the editor. Visit www. for the daily campus news. The Lowell Bennion Community Service Center As a nationally acclaimed service organization, the Bennion Center can link you to almost any service opportunity you can think of, including the environmental group Bend-in-the-River, Alternative Spring Break, Freshman Service Corps, America Reads, Service-Politics and Civic Engagement (SPACE), among many other volunteer groups. The Bennion Center is run almost entirely by student volunteers. Students can also take service-learning classes to graduate as a Service-Learning Scholar. For more information, visit


Residence Hall Association (RHA) Students living in the Residence Halls can participate in this studentgovernment group. Express your voice to elected RHA leaders or attend monthly General Assembly meetings at the Peterson Heritage Center. RHA seeks to provide a living environment in Heritage Commons that is both educational and social by encouraging opportunities for student involvement and by hosting a number of events throughout the year. For more information, visit

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Hinckley Institute of Politics (HIP) Established in 1965 by Robert H. Hinckley, the Hinckley Institute of Politics is the place for students to become engaged in political, governmental, and civic processes. HIP offers more than 300 internships to students each year at the Utah and Alaska State legislatures, in Washington, D.C., and in many locations abroad. Since its founding, the Hinckley Institute has sent out more than 5,000 interns. Head to the Hinckley Caucus Room in Orson Spencer Hall to hear weekly forums from government leaders, foreign ambassadors, and political experts. While you’re there, think about applying for internships, scholarships, or the Campaign Management Minor. For more information, visit International Center The International Center is the main campus resource for study abroad opportunities, internships overseas, and multicultural events on campus. The center staff can also help coordinate scholarships, financial aid, and visas for international experiences in a wide range of disciplines and in dozens of countries. Visit for more information. ASUU Tutoring Center The ASUU Tutoring Center provides high-quality, affordable (sometimes free!) tutoring to U of U students. The main office is located in room 330 of the Student Services Buildings, where students can schedule tutoring sessions during normal campus hours. Free, drop-in tutoring sessions are also available at the Peterson Heritage Center in room 1, Sunday – Thursday, 7 – 10 p.m. For additional information visit the ASUU Tutoring Center’s main office or click on

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 SUU Student Advocacy A The ASUU Office of Student Advocacy helps students with many difficulties and problems that they may encounter as a student, including academic concerns, academic appeals, discrimination/harassment issues, legal questions, landlord problems, and more. Find out more information by visiting its website at

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) The Office of Undergraduate Studies sponsors student research projects and assists students with research interests. Contact Prof. Steve Roens, Office of Undergraduate Studies, 132 Sill Center, or visit


Career Services The Department of Career Services assists students with internship placement, resume writing, and job placement. It also sponsors career fairs and provides information regarding careers and graduate school. Visit its website at or main office on the third floor of the Student Services Building.

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L esbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center (LGBT) Located in the Union Building, the LGBT Center provides information and services for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals on campus. More information can be found at

Women’s Resource Center (WRC) The Women’s Resource Center serves as the central resource for educational and support services for women. Honoring the complexities of women’s identities, the WRC facilitates choices and changes through programs, counseling, and training grounded in a commitment to advance social justice and equality. Visit it at or at the main office in the Union Building.

 hild Care Coordinating Office C The Child Care Coordinating Office offers a comprehensive guide to child care resources and information that assists parents in their search for quality child care services. Visit it at or at the main office in the Union Building.

Campus Wellness Connection The University of Utah Campus Wellness Connection is your portal for information, resources and solutions for academic, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual wellness-related issues. More information can be found at Student Health Center The University Student Health Center offers many services. These include a walk-in clinic, sports medicine and travel clinics, international travel vaccines, and prescription assistance. Appointments are available for

students and family members at a low cost. To learn more, visit or find the Student Health Center on the first floor of the Madsen Health Center. For a comprehensive list of U resources (academic or otherwise) available to students, click on “Students” on the University of Utah homepage:

Scholarship Information: Each college, department, program, or major offers its own scholarships in addition to those offered directly through the University of Utah’s Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. To track an ever-expanding list of scholarships, check out the two websites that are detailed on the next page. They provide comprehensive information regarding general scholarship awards. Afterwards, contact individual colleges, departments, programs, or majors of specific interest to you. Applying is not as difficult as you may think. Contact specific organizations directly for more information.  The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office The sole purpose of this office is to assist students with financing their educations. Information regarding all general scholarships offered directly from the U (as opposed to those offered directly by a specific campus organization) can be found on this webpage. Scholarships are available for all academic standings (freshman through senior) and for all disciplines.

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The Alumni Association Thanks to generous donations from alumni and friends, the Alumni Association provides a number of generous scholarships each year totaling more than $250,000. Similar to the University’s more general scholarships, these scholarships are available to students of all majors and academic standings.


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 Graduation Information: Many resources are available to assist students with their academic plans for graduation. While graduation may seem far away, it’s best to plan for it sooner than later by becoming familiar with both the University and your major’s graduation requirements. So what steps should you take to ensure that you’re on the right path to graduate in your major of choice in four years?


 Become familiar with your DARS report (Degree Audit Report System), a comprehensive outline of all coursework required to graduate with a specific major. Essentially, it first lists all general education requirements that you must fulfill, and then lists all majorspecific requirements that you must satisfy. DARS reports can be handy for both perusing the requirements of possible majors and for keeping track of the specific courses that you still need to take once you declare a major. In order to access a DARS report, you first must create one by logging into Campus Information System (CIS), scrolling down to the “Graduation” section, clicking on “Generate Degree Audit Reports,” and selecting the appropriate major or minor. After creating a DARS report, access it by clicking “View/Delete Your Degree Audit Report(s).” Check your DARS report often to ensure that you are on the correct track to graduate in the time frame that you have established.


Make an appointment to meet with your advisor as soon as possible. This is especially necessary for incoming freshmen, as the advisor will provide a wealth of information (not to mention handouts and forms) that you did not already have. And if you’re not sure yet which major you want to declare, see an advisor anyway! In fact, one of the best reasons to see an advisor is to make inquiries regarding specific majors in order to help you decide on the one that’s right for you. In addition to helping students select majors, advisors also provide detailed information regarding majors and assist students in determining


a time frame in which to complete necessary requirements. Advisors are here specifically to assist students – so use them! You won’t regret it when, unlike your lazy, deadbeat friend, you graduate on time from a department you’ve enjoyed.

 Turn in your graduation application! Students sometimes think that graduation entails nothing more than taking the necessary courses(and maybe showing up at commencement). While this is of course the hard part, it’s not the only part. In addition, you must fill out certain forms approximately six months prior to graduation. Check out specific details at the Office of the Registrar’s “Applying for Graduation” webpage:

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 Plan to attend commencement and convocation, which requires a cap and gown. More information is available at the “Applying for Graduation” website listed above.  Stay connected after graduation through the University of Utah Alumni Association. Every graduating senior is eligible to register for a FREE oneyear membership, which offers multiple benefits, including discounts and deals on tickets to athletics, arts, and cultural events on and off campus; a subscription to Continuum, the University’s award-winning magazine; and participation in community service projects, legislative advocacy programs, and alumni chapter events held throughout the country. For more information about membership in the Alumni Association, go to

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T ake a break after graduation to serve your community and your world. There are plenty of service opportunities that broaden your perspective.

Teach For America – – This organization recruits the top undergraduate students from colleges throughout the United States to better the world by educating children everywhere.  eace Corps – – The corps is your chance to see the P world and add your part in saving it. This experience will give you hands-on expertise in expanding your horizons globally.

Bennion Center Fellowships – – The BC offers a number of post-graduation fellowships to help you pursue your desired service goals. As the positions are limited, it’s in your best interest to apply early.


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Heritage Center Crimson Corner Monday - Friday • 7:00 a.m. - Midnight Outtakes @ the Social & Behavioral Science Building Monday - Friday • 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 105 Café @ The Annex Monday - Friday • 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Moran Eye Center 6th Floor Café Monday - Friday • 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The England Hub @ HSEB (Health Sciences Education Building) Monday - Friday • 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Crimson View Restaurant (Union Building) Monday - Friday • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Outtakes at the Physics Building Monday - Friday • 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Union Food Court Monday - Thursday • 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Friday • 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mom’s Café @ The Marriott Library Monday - Thursday • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday • 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Union Outtakes Monday - Thursday • 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday • 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The Point Bistro and Restaurant @ the Huntsman Cancer Institute Monday - Friday • 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Point Bistro @ CRCC Business Building Monday - Thursday • 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday • 7:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

The LDS Institute Deli Monday - Friday • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. f/Stop Café @ the UMFA Monday - Friday • 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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A portion of your student fees goes to the Athletics Department, which allows you to attend Utah home events free. (Guest tickets may be obtained in many sports at a low price.) You might want to plan on following your favorite Utah teams to Mountain West Conference tournaments, NCAA tournaments, and football bowl games. Listed below are the home games/meets/matches as scheduled at the time the 2010-11 U Book was printed. Schedules are subject to change. For more information as it becomes available, go to FOOTBALL Date 9/02/10 9/11/10 9/18/10 9/25/10 10/09/10 10/16/10 10/23/10 10/30/10 11/06/10 11/13/10 11/20/10 11/27/10 Soccer Date Georgia Tournament 8/20/10 8/22/10

Opponent Pittsburgh UNLV at New Mexico San Jose State at Iowa State at Wyoming Colorado State at Air Force TCU at Notre Dame at San Diego State BYU

Time 6:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. TBA 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.



Gonzaga at Washington State

1:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Georgia Tournament 8/27/10 at Georgia 8/29/10 UNC Greensboro 9/03/10 Loyola Marymount 9/05/10 Saint Mary’s 9/09/10 at Weber State 9/12/10 Colorado College Santa Clara Tournament 9/17/10 Stanford 9/19/10 at Santa Clara 9/23/10 Utah State 9/26/10 at Arizona 10/01/10 at Air Force 10/03/10 Oregon State 10/08/10 Wyoming 10/14/10 at New Mexico 10/16/10 at TCU 10/21/10 San Diego State 10/23/10 UNLV 10/30/10 BYU Mountain West Conference Championships 11/03/10 TBD 11/04/10 TBD 11/05/10 TBD 11/06/10 TBD

Opponent Pacific Michigan at Arizona State Wyoming Colorado State at BYU at San Diego at San Diego State UNLV Air Force at TCU at New Mexico BYU North Dakota State San Diego State at Weber State at Air Force at UNLV New Mexico TCU at Colorado State at Wyoming

Time 5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2 :00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

GYMNASTICS Date 1/07/10 1/28/10 2/04/10 2/11/10 2/18/10 3/04/10

Opponent UCLA Stanford Arizona State Washington Michigan Florida


6:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. TBD TBD TBD TBD

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Volleyball Date 9/17/10 9/18/10 9/18/10 9/23/10 9/25/10 10/01/10 10/07/10 10/09/10 10/14/10 10/16/10 10/21/10 10/23/10 10/29/10 11/01/10 11/04/10 11/06/10 11/11/10 11/13/10 11/18/10 11/20/10 11/24/10 11/26/10

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I am a Utah Man, sir, and I live across the green, Our gang it is the jolliest that you have ever seen. Our coeds are the fairest and each one’s a shining star, Our yell, you’ll hear it ringing through the mountains near and far! CHORUS Who am I, sir, A Utah Man am I! A Utah Man, sir, Will be ‘til I die. Ki-yi! We’re up to snuff, we never bluff, we’re game for any fuss. No other gang of college men dare meet us in a muss. So fill your lungs and sing it out and shout it to the sky, We’ll fight for dear old crimson for a Utah Man am I! Ki-yi!

VERSE And when we prom the avenue, All lined up in a row, and arm in arm, And step in time as down the street we go. No matter if a freshman green, or in a senior’s gown, the people all admit we are the warmest gang in town.

CHORUS VERSE We may not live forever on this jolly good sphere, But while we do we’ll live a life of merriment and cheer, And when our college days are o’er and night is drawing nigh, With parting breath we’ll sing that song: “A Utah Man Am I.” GO UTES!

MUSS TRADITIONS 3rd Down Jump: Third downs are critical, especially in close games. To make things as difficult as possible for the opposing team, the 5,000 students in The Muss jump up and down while shouting at the top of their lungs anytime it’s a 3rd down, creating noise so deafening that opposing players can’t hear their own snap count, often leading to penalties. 1st Down Signal: Whenever the Utes get a first down, The Muss comes together in unison to help the officials signal the first down, raising their hands and voices before making the signal while shouting “First Down.” False Start Tally: Whenever the opposing team receives a false start penalty The MUSS hangs a ‘five’ in front of the student section indicating the five-yard penalty. There is a running total for the entire season and a line of “fives” will always be in front of The MUSS section.

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After erasing an early 14-0 deficit, Utah rallied behind freshman QB Jordan Wynn for an impressive 37-27 win over Cal in last December’s Maaco Poinsettia Bowl. The victory over the PAC-10’s Golden Bears was Utah’s ninth straight bowl game win, starting with a 17-16 victory over Fresno State in the 1999 Las Vegas Bowl. A few days later, USC would knock off Boston College 24-13 in the Emerald Bowl, stopping the Golden Eagles’ nine-game bowl winning streak, making Utah’s the longest current streak in the country. The streak also represents the second longest in history next to Florida State’s record of 11. Utah’s streak has been led by three head coaches, Ron McBride (2-0), Urban Meyer (2-0), and current Head Coach Kyle Whittingham (5-0). The Utes’ bowl streak includes wins in two BCS bowls (2005 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and 2009 Allstate Sugar Bowl) and victories against five BCS schools (Alabama, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, USC, and Cal). Utah’s stunning 31-17 victory over Alabama in the 2009 Allstate Sugar Bowl remains the biggest win by a non-BCS conference team in a BCS bowl game. Utah is the only non-BCS team to win two BCS bowl games over BCS conference opponents, defeating Pittsburgh in the 2005 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl 35-7, in addition to the win over Alabama.


The Utah Bowl Streak: 1999 Las Vegas Bowl 2001 Las Vegas Bowl 2003 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN) 2005* Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ) 2005 Emerald Bowl (San Francisco) 2006 Armed Forces Bowl (Ft. Worth) 2007 Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego) 2009# Sugar Bowl (New Orleans) 2009 Poinsettia Bowl

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Requirements and Instructions: In the following pages you will find a collection of 50 traditions encompassing many of the places, annual events, and unique bits of history that make the U the incredible university that it is. It is these and other traditions that give the U its rich history and help foster the kind of pride that sticks with you as an alumnus/a long after graduation. There is also room to include traditions of your own, specific things that have made the U special for you. To fulfill the traditions, all you have to do is follow the examples in the photos and directions in the captions on the tradition pages, visit the place or participate in the event, and snap a photo that clearly shows you doing it. Simple as that! Fulfill traditions to become a University of Utah Tradition Keeper.

What is a Tradition Keeper? Tradition Keepers are especially involved students who are interested in making the most of their college experiences by immersing themselves in the rich history of traditions at the U. You become a Tradition Keeper as soon as you fulfill your first U Book tradition. Fulfilling more traditions allows you to reach the various “levels� of Tradition Keeping (something akin to karate belts). Each level is accompanied by a lapel pin, medallion, or similar award, marking you as an accomplished Tradition Keeper. The various levels are: Level 1: 25 Traditions (White Pin) Level 2: 35 Traditions (Red Pin and preceding award) Level 3: 45 Traditions (Pure Crimson Medallion and preceding awards) Level 4: All 50 Traditions (Recognition at an annual event at the Alumni House and preceding awards.)

What do I do when I’m done or achieve a level? Every time that you complete a level (or complete all of the traditions), simply bring your tradition section to the Alumni House to have it verified and to receive your award. For graduating seniors, the commencement tradition can be fulfilled by bringing proof of pending graduation with you when you turn it in. Once your Tradition Keeping status has been checked off, you will be contacted by the Alumni Association to get your TK reward. For those of you who achieve or plan to achieve all 50 traditions, make sure that you turn in your book by April 1st of your senior year so that you can be included in the annual TK event at the Alumni House and have your awards in time to wear them at commencement.

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Fall Traditions • Orientation • The MUSS • Blackout Game • JimmyBall • Food Drive • Blood Drive • Concert Series • Homecoming Dance • Homecoming Pep Rally • Homecoming 5K • Women’s Volleyball • Utah/BYU Football Game • Tailgate • Black Pumpkin Affair • Hunger Banquet

Winter Traditions • International Week • MLK Week • Women’s Basketball • Gymnastics • Utah/BYU Men’s Hoops Game • Ski ‘n Shred in Red Spring Traditions • House Party • ASUU Elections • Rock the U • Senior Send Off • Commencement

Year-Round Traditions • Crimson Nights • Hinckley Institute Forums • Student Fine Arts Performance •K  ingsbury Hall, Pioneer Theatre, and David Gardner Hall •M  arriott Library and Library Square  Fountain • Natatorium • Outdoor Recreation Program • Ute Statue and Union • Legacy Bridge • Utah Museum of Fine Arts • Utah Museum of Natural History • The Block U • Ride the Light Rail • The Pie Pizzeria • Sports on Campus • Swoop • Utah Athletics • SLC Downtown • Red Butte Garden • Olympic Cauldron Park • Presidents Circle • Fort Douglas Museum • Campus Involvement • Create Your Own

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Starting Strong! Get all of the necessities at orientation U — 44

There’s a lot to learn as a newcomer to the U campus, and the orientation office does a great job at cramming it all into a short amount of time. If you can, join a select crowd at the overnight/weekend sessions, where you can get your fill of events, new friends, and a more thorough start. Many of these are catered to certain niches, such as fine arts or sciences.

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All-Access Athletics Join The MUSS!

A dedicated team of students and staff provides U students with a killer combo of tickets to all home games, U sports apparel, and invitations to pre-game parties and tailgates. By joining The MUSS (Mighty Utah Student Section) prior to the athletics season, students not only join one of the nation’s top student sections according to ESPN, but they get priority seating at games. The earlier you sign up, the better your seats. Check it out at

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Get fierce by attending the annual “blackout” football game—the only game of the season when Rice-Eccles Stadium turns from crimson red to fearsome black. Since this tradition began in 2008, the Utah football team has donned sleek black uniforms to pump up the intensity for the big game, which was held during Utah’s monumental victory over TCU in the 2008 season and against Wyoming on Halloween in 2009. For the Halloween game, MUSS members created their own version of the Raiders’ “black hole.” Whether you’re in The MUSS or just somewhere in the stands, put on your black Utah garb, wigs, hats, and face paint and become part of the blackout!

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Jump for JIMMYBALL! Get Your MUSS Tickets for Men’s HOOPS

MWC Defensive Player of the Year David Foster will join returnees Jay Watkins, Jason Washburn, and Shawn Glover as the Utes return to basketball dominance. Join The MUSS for great student section seats. Coach Jim Boylen had the section moved so that students could be right behind the basket. Now The MUSS can cheer on the Utes or pester the enemy—up-close and personal. Admission is free with your U Card.

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Rivalry for Food Donate to the Utah v. BYU Rivalry Week Food Drive U — 48

Every year the football season hits its climax with the always-intense grudge match between Utah and BYU in late November. Since the game is so close to Thanksgiving, we play off of the rivalry with the year’s biggest food and money drive for the Utah Food Bank. Led by the Student Alumni Association, the food drive brings together multiple campus groups and community businesses and organizations to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds of food and tens of thousands of dollars. And since BYU participates in its own half of the competition, it gives us another opportunity to hand them a U-branded beat down.

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Bleed Red

Give blood in the rivalry blood drive The annual blood drive pits students at the U against those at Utah State, our rival to the north. By participating, you not only provide blood for someone else, you also help build U spirit and maintain our dominance over our rivals in all things competitive. The competition is heated, with each school taking its share of victories over the past few years, but the end result is always a much needed service that benefits the community in a vital way. ARUP, the organization in charge of blood donation in the Salt Lake area, puts on numerous events and gives out free T-shirts as part of the weeklong contest. Look for ARUP elsewhere on campus at various times throughout the school year to find other opportunities to donate.

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Rock out at Redfest or Kick it at the Kerfuffle U — 50

Get your fall concert fix by attending Redfest, the on-campus music festival the Associated Students of the University of Utah Presenter’s Office puts on annually. Year after year, the student government brings national bands to the U for free or at a highly discounted price—tickets don’t usually cost more than $5. Past Redfests have included Guster, Jack’s Mannequin, Flogging Molly, Death Cab for Cutie, and Ben Kweller. The event also features a free daytime festival held outside the Union, with more live music, food, T-shirt making, and games. If you’re more of a springtime concertgoer, hit up the Presenter’s Office rendition of the Grand Kerfuffle in April to hear bands like Augustana, hellogoodbye, Shiny Toy Guns, Yellowcard, and Mos Def.

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Verbal Abuse Drop by for stingers at Songfest

Whether you’re a member of Greek Row or not, Songfest will bring you laughs, groans, and gasps. The event is traditionally a song competition among campus groups and has become the forum for rivalries between sororities and fraternities. Students create their own rousing renditions of the homecoming theme and perform them in locations such as the Union Ballroom or Kingsbury Hall. All students are invited to participate with their own musical version of the theme.

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Dancing the Night Away Get ready for the Fall Homecoming Dance

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Don’t miss the culminating event of homecoming week–the dance. The event is planned by the Associated Students of the University of Utah and the Homecoming Committee and is always held at an impressive venue, such as the Museum of Fine Arts or the RiceEccles Tower. Some years the dance is themed, such as “dress your favorite decade,” or you can just dress to impress. There’s always excellent music, great food, and plenty of good memories.

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Hype up Homecoming Get ready with the Pep Rally

Get pumped for the big game at the homecoming pep rally. Students, cheerleaders, and football players gather at the Union to sing the Utah fight song with the marching band, hear a pep talk from coaches, and see a fireworks show. The pep rally tradition dates back almost as far as the U itself and most recently merged with the Crimson Nights party. Whether you’re crowned as homecoming royalty or not, be sure to come and celebrate your school. And most important, WEAR RED!

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Running in Red Put on your Ute gear and run the annual 5K! U — 54

Get in the homecoming spirit and get in shape by running the annual Young Alumni Scholarship 5K. The Young Alumni Board hosts this race through campus on the morning of the homecoming football game to raise money for Alumni Association scholarships. Little ones can participate with the 1K Kids Run, and all runners have the chance to receive exciting prizes.

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Go to a Women’s Volleyball Match They’re taller than life – or maybe they’re just taller than you! Either way, if you plan to attend a women’s volleyball meet, come prepared for excitement. Women’s volleyball is a University of Utah staple, so be sure not to miss our ladies in red running bumps, sets, and spikes like a well-oiled machine. And, hey, if you’re ready to cheer your heart out, join the volleyball MUSS and scream for the team at every match!

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Don’t Miss the Utes’ Annual Battle with the Cougars U — 56

If there were ever a game worth canceling all plans for, this would be it – and it is. Indeed, the quickest way to become a true Utah fan is by cheering your lungs out at the state’s most heated rivalry game againt BYU. The game is also part of the Deseret First Duel Rivalry series, ratcheting up the stakes even more. Whether it’s here at Rice-Eccles Stadium or down south in Provo, you won’t want to miss this onslaught of red against blue. For the true of heart, venture down south for an away-game. Don’t be surprised, though, if being there seems to add fuel to your fire – animosity is the natural emotion to feel.

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Tailgate for Football Get pumped for the game with a pre-kickoff party!

If you just wanted to watch the game, you should have stayed at home and turned on the television. Going to any sporting event is all about the experience, and tailgating is a definite must with football. Join thousands of fellow Utah fans prior to every home game at an outdoor location near to the field to prepare yourselves for the gridiron battle (and pending slaughter, really). Bring food and friends – or, if you’re in The MUSS, just bring friends, since catered food will be provided to you for FREE!

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Scary for Charity Celebrate Halloween and Community Service at the Black Pumpkin Affair

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Make sure to include the Black Pumpkin Affair to your tour of Halloween parties, where you can show off your costume creativity and donate to the Utah Food Bank all in one night. The event, held at the Union, is sponsored by the Union Programming Council and a number of other campus groups. Students can get in by bringing cans of food or a few dollars for the Utah Food Bank. Bring your treats and you’ll find plenty of tricks.

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Hungry for Hunger Get a look at global and local hunger at the Hunger Banquet

Gain an understanding of what it feels like to be hungry by attending the annual Hunger Banquet, sponsored by the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center. To see the food distribution disparities that occur in the United States and worldwide, students are divided into upper, middle, and lower classes and given food according to their assigned social class. The Bennion Center also brings in speakers to address world hunger issues. All proceeds for the event go to the nationwide hunger relief organization OxFam and the Utah Food Bank.

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Go Global! Attend a U International Week event U — 60

Hosted by the International Center and in conjunction with President Michael Young’s efforts to internationalize the U, International Week is an exciting time for students to enjoy a weeklong exploration of countries and cultures from around the world. Past years have included lectures on foreign issues, music and dance performances, food tasting, information on study abroad programs and international internships, and an International Tea Celebration. Expand your horizons by attending one of these events, usually held at the end of February or beginning of March.

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Remembering Dr. King, Jr. Take Part in the Annual U of U Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Every year the University of Utah celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Highlights of the weeklong celebration include a keynote address by an internationally known social justice advocate and a candlelight march and rally. The 25th annual celebration keynote was given by Rigoberta Menchu Tum, the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Menchu Tum spoke out against prejudice and gave a message of peace and cooperation. Past keynote speakers include Dr. Cornel West, Angela Davis, and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. Last year’s celebration also marked the first candlelight march and rally. Westminster College and community members participated.

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Check Out Some Women’s Hoops! Attend a women’s basketball game U — 62

You don’t want to get in these ladies’ way. After winning the 2009 Mountain West Conference Tournament and trouncing Villanova with a score of 60-30 in the first round of March Madness, these b-ballers won’t disappoint. But see for yourself. Come cheer on the women’s basketball team, led by head coach Elaine Elliott, as they get their game on in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Admission is free to students with a U Card.

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Rockin’ the Red Rocks Watch Utah gymnasts climb, hold, flip, and jump

Year after year, the women’s gymnastics team ranks at the top in the nation. Beyond showing up to root for the red, you should come to the meets just to have a good time. This year, the ladies are again poised to become National Champions. But be aware. In addition to being gorgeous, they also can beat the crap out of you.

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Rivalry on the Court Attend a Utah vs. BYU Men’ s Basketball Game U — 64

The U has a history of excellence in basketball, which includes legendary players and coaches and several high NCAA tournament finishes (including a championship). After winning the 2009 Mountain West Conference Tournament, the Utah team remains a formidable force today, and there’s no better time to observe our prowess than during a battle of the boards against our number one rival, BYU. The game is also part of the Deseret First Duel Rivalry series, ratcheting up the stakes even more. (Be sure to join The MUSS for seats in the student section, which aren’t in the nosebleeds, but up close – perfect for yelling…“cheers.”)

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Turn the Mountain Red Ski ' n Shred in Red Day

Everyone knows that Utah is home to the greatest snow on earth. But what you may not know yet is that the University of Utah is home to the best and most spirited skiers and snowboarders, too. It only makes sense, then, that our world-famous slopes and our world-class university’s folks share a day – which they do! One day each year, Utah pride rules the peaks thanks to skiers and snowboarders dressing entirely in red. Known as “Ski ’n Shred in Red,” this annual tradition at Snowbird Mountain Resort should never be missed. After all, you know you’re going to hit the slopes anyhow. Might as well do it on the day when all current University of Utah students, faculty, staff, and alumni members receive a steal of a deal on lift tickets. Keep an eye out for more information in December!

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Ending It Right Check out the House Party at the end of each year

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For every party, game, event, date, hangout ... whatever ... that you had to pass up during the year, don’t miss this one. The culmination of a year of studying should lead you to this Alumni Association end-of-year bash that includes free food, entertainment, a raffle, and so much more. For the past two years, the Student Alumni Board has collaborated with Crimson Nights to host the event, introducing the fight-for-your-life Battle Royale tug of war in 2009 to win football MUSS tickets. For you seniors, there’s something extra in store... (Come to find out!)

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Who Are Your Leaders? Cast your vote in the ASUU elections

Each semester, students pay more than $20 in fees to the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU), the U’s student government. Every spring, ASUU holds its annual elections, and students have a chance to evaluate the different people vying to lead student government and handle the $1.4 million ASUU budget. Become informed about the individuals you want spending your money by attending one of the several presidential debates during the spring campaigns. Ask questions, mingle with candidates, and be a part of the process. With a small turnout in ASUU elections, every vote counts. Voting is as easy as logging on to your Campus Information System through the University’s website. During the campaign, rival parties will be handing out T-shirts and free food on the Marriott Library plaza and in other heavy-traffic areas. Repay them with a vote and invest yourself in the process.

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Dance to Fight Cancer Make a Difference While Dancing at Rock the U

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Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to stay on your feet for 26.2 hours at the Rock the U dance marathon, an event sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Utah to raise money for cancer research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Students raise at least $50 to dance in the marathon, which, along with corporate donations, brought in more than $75,000 for the HCI in 2009—the third year of the event. Rock the U includes themed dances, concerts and performances, games, prizes, food, and a line dance learned in pieces throughout the event. Come to honor someone you know who has been touched by cancer or just come to support the cause. Students can participate as dancers, volunteers, or morale-boosters.

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Senior Send-Off

Network with fellow seniors and alumni at this end-of-the-year event You’ve reached the end of your college experience, and you look back on the knowledge you now possess. Are you wondering why you didn’t take a class on how to survive in the real world, manage your finances, or buy your first home? Don’t stress! The Student Alumni Board, under the direction of the Alumni Association, has organized an event just for you–Senior Send-Off. Join fellow seniors to experience break-out sessions and speed mentoring with U alumni to better prepare yourself for the world ahead. Take a moment to grab some last- minute advice and a chance to mix and mingle with fellow seniors.

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Sealing the Deal Cap it all off with Commencement U — 70

You worked hard these last four years. If for nobody else, attend this graduation event for yourself. Enough said.

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Night at the Union! Party On at Crimson Nights

Watch the Union come alive at night when thousands of college students hit up the biggest bash in town: Crimson Nights! The event, started by the Union Programming Council in 2003, is held twice each semester at the University Union Building. Thousands gather to party at the events, which are free to U students. Everyone can find something of interest, whether it be dancing to the sounds of U92, riding a mechanical bull, getting an airbrush tattoo, playing poker in a Vegasstyle setup, or enjoying free food from local restaurants such as Rubio’s, Chick-Fil-A and Little Caesars. Each Crimson Nights has different activities that reflect the night’s unique theme. Many Crimson Nights also include performances by hypnotists, comedians, dancers, or local musicians.

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Political Junkies Civically Engage at the Hinckley Institute of Politics

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Established in 1965 by Robert H. Hinckley, the Hinckley Institute of Politics is the place for students to become engaged in the political, governmental, and civic process. The Hinckley Institute offers more than 225 internships to students each year locally, internationally, at the Utah and Alaska State Legislatures, and in Washington, D.C. Head to the Hinckley Caucus Room in Orson Spencer Hall to hear weekly forums from government leaders, foreign ambassadors, and political experts. While you’re there, think about applying for internships, scholarships, or the Campaign Management minor.

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Find Your Inner-Artist Support student fine arts

Head to the Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance to see one of the best student ballet programs in the nation or go to a student play at the Babcock Theatre or Studio 115. For the more musically inclined, listen to the Utah Philharmonia or University of Utah Symphony at Libby Gardner Hall. For modern dance, film, art history, and everything in between, the U is a great place to attend fantastic performances on a low budget and support your classmates.

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Kingsbury Hall See World-Class Performances at Kingsbury Hall

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Kingsbury Hall, the U’s performing arts center, is located in lower Presidents Circle and features an impressive array of world-class dance troupes, musical performances, plays, comedians, lecturers, and more. Whatever your flavor, Kingsbury Hall is sure to have something that you’ll enjoy. The Kingsbury Hall ticket office also services all tickets to performances at Gardner Hall, the Marriott Center for Dance, Babcock Theatre, and the Lab Theatre. Take advantage of student discounts by stopping by Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; or one hour before curtain at the appropriate venue. Check it out at

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Peace & Quiet Visit the Newly Renovated Marriott Library

The Marriott Library, the U’s major library, is located in the center of lower campus. At the library, your home away from home, find quiet study areas, group study areas, a multimedia center, and even a lounge area with cafe and coffee shop. If studying is not your thing, find one of the many armchairs or couches in which to curl up for a nap. Need to get outside for a minute? The fountain on Marriott Plaza, across from the library at the heart of campus, offers students a refreshing and secluded respite from the bustle of campus and the heat of the summer sun. With plenty of trees to offer shade accompanied by the soothing rush of falling water, the fountain is an ideal place to relax between classes during those long school days or take a welldeserved break from a jog, bike ride, or long-board run through campus.

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Take the Plunge Go for a swim at the Natatorium

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Seated in the middle of the HPER complex (housing many of the University’s athletic facilities), the Natatorium is the home of the Utah swimming and diving teams, and open to U of U students for use free of charge. Find time for early morning laps before class or get some energy out in the afternoon after a long day on campus. On meet days, you can cheer the team from the grandstands.

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Fun in the Sun Join in the Fun at Outdoor Recreation Program

One of the U’s countless perks is its amazing location! Within 30 minutes of campus you can find world-class ski resorts, mountain biking trails, scenic hikes, mountain lakes, rock climbing locales, campsites, and a host of other outdoor gems. Take full advantage with the Outdoor Recreation Program (ORP), your campus resource for everything you need to enjoy the outdoors. ORP provides an opportunity for individuals and groups to participate in all types of outdoor adventure activities through organized trips and by providing rental equipment for backpacking, river running, canoeing, mountain biking, and skiing. Find the office in Fort Douglas or check out the website at

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Ute Pride Visit the “Ute Brave” statue U — 78

Pay homage to the statue of the Ute Brave in the Free Speech Plaza just west of the Union. Sculpted by Avard Fairbanks, mastermind behind the U’s College of Fine Arts, the statue of a crouching Ute, reaching for an arrow, symbolizes the pride we take at the University of Utah in our connection to the Ute tribe and its legacy.

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Walking the Legacy Stroll across the Legacy Bridge

As the literal and symbolic connection between upper and lower campus, the George S. Eccles 2002 Legacy Bridge physically unifies campus. The bridge, spanning Wasatch Drive and the University TRAX line, was constructed in 2001 just prior to the 2002 Winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City and is one of the only suspension bridges of its kind in the Western United States. Now used mostly by students living in the Residence Halls to get to and from lower campus, the bridge also serves joggers, bikers, and long-boarders enjoying the beautiful Utah weather and the University’s open spaces.

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Visitors to the Splendid Heritage: Perspectives on American Indian Art exhibition, February 2009. Photo courtesy of Cris Baczek, Utah Museum of Fine Arts

The “Oom-Faa” Spend a day at the UMFA U — 80

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts, established first in 1951 and relocated to its brand-new facility in 2001, is the premier art museum in the state and is prominently located at the southwest end of the business loop near the South Campus TRAX station. Housing numerous collections ranging from prehistoric artifacts to Renaissance paintings to modern sculpture, the museum also periodically welcomes prestigious exhibits and collections from some of the most renowned institutions in the country and internationally. Students enjoy free admission as well as the f/Stop, the museum’s small but hip café.

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Travel Through History Look back in time at the Utah Museum of Natural History

Housing massive dinosaur skeletons, ancient remains and artifacts, as well as a host of other indigenous and exotic specimens and displays, the Utah Museum of Natural History has something for everybody. It’s free for U students and conveniently located on Presidents Circle. A brand new facility is currently under construction near Red Butte Garden, helping UMNH to remain the state of Utah’s top museum of natural history.

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The U Hike Hike up to the Block U U — 82

Sitting prominently on the hillside in the foothills north of campus, the 100-foot tall block U is one of the University’s most visible symbols. It was originally constructed in 1905 of lime, then reconstructed two years later in cement. In 2002, it was joined on the hillside by the giant illuminated Olympic rings that became one of many symbols of the Olympics. In 2006, the block U was completely rebuilt and fitted with white and crimson lights. When an athletic event is underway, the U shines white. When we win, it flashes crimson and white, giving students and Salt Lake residents alike the latest news on how the Utah teams have fared.

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Shuttle About Ride UTA and the Campus Shuttle

Avoid the parking mess at the U by taking advantage of an extensive and convenient network of public transportation. The UTA bus system of local and commuter routes brings students into campus from not only the rest of the Salt Lake Valley but also from up and down the Wasatch Front. The U also boasts an arm of Salt Lake’s TRAX light-rail train system, including four different stops ranging from Rice-Eccles Stadium on the southwest to the hospitals and medical school on the northeast. A network of red, blue, green, and purple campus shuttles runs every 10 to 20 minutes throughout campus, getting students where they need to be. And for U students, public transit isn’t just eco-friendly, it’s absolutely free.

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Cheesy Traditions Enjoy a slice of pizza at the Pie

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The Pie is the U’s most storied pizzeria and is famous on and off campus for its huge pizzas and thick, artery-clogging cheese. Stop by for a slice with friends and enjoy a classic cheese pull-apart or get a pie for take out. While at The Pie, make sure to embrace their most famous tradition and leave your own legacy on the wall with a signature or your own personal message.

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Runnin’ Utes Get your Game on!

However you manage, take advantage of sports, athletics, and fitness at the University of Utah through Campus Recreation Services. Whether it’s representing the Utes in uniform, swimming at the HPER Complex, working out at the Field House, playing intramural sports, joining a sports club, or getting involved with outdoor recreation or fitness (through credit courses or extracurricular programs), there should never be the excuse that getting into shape just plain can’t happen. If you’re not the formal athletic type, how about something as simple as a pick-up game of ultimate frisbee on the lawn? Either way, check out the options at Campus Recreation Services’ webpage: Oh, and the best part? Because you’re a student, access to many of these facilities is FREE!

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A Red-tailed Hawk Catch a Shot with Swoop!

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Swoop, our beloved hawk mascot, made his debut in 1996. This Utah-indigenous, redtailed bird can be found throughout the state, but nowhere is he louder or mightier than in the stadium or arena. Swoop is the #1 Utah fan and works his tail off at every event possible, so share some love whenever you see him. While snapping a picture with him is certainly one of the more difficult traditions to obtain, it’s by no means impossible. Just a hint: the more noise you’re making at a rally or game, the more likely he’ll be to find you! Moreover, hawks are known for rewarding their comrades, so it’s not uncommon that he’ll have a few t-shirts or goodies hidden away in his feathers for the folks he hears cheer....

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Utah Sports Get out and support another Utah sport!

Whatever your sport, Utah’s got it. In addition to the sports already mentioned, you can find baseball, tennis, skiing, swimming, diving, golf, cross-country, track and field, softball, and soccer – just to name a few! Each is well worth an afternoon visit for some kicking back to root and relax. Not to mention, many of those sports feature super-heated match-ups against rival BYU, and each victory helps the Utes’ quest to capture another Deseret First Duel rivalry championship.

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In the SLC Spend an evening in lively downtown U — 88

With a slew of construction projects already in the works, Salt Lake City’s downtown is growing rapidly, but there is still plenty to do. Home to the Utah Jazz, Ballet West, Utah Symphony & Opera, Temple Square, Gallivan Plaza, and Library Square, Salt Lake City is rising! Whether you’re in the mood for some quick grub or a formal feast, a quiet coffee or a drink and a dance, a gallery stroll or a theater showing, downtown’s the place to be! See what’s going on at, and find construction updates at

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Concerts and Roses Visit Red Butte Garden for Music, Views, and Botanical Beauty

It’s true that where campus ends, Salt Lake City’s beautiful Wasatch Mountains begin, but don’t forget that the nestling buffer between the worlds of academia and nature is the U’s very own botanical haven, Red Butte Garden. In addition to an expansive arboretum flourishing with flowers and plant life, this impressive venue features a variety of entertainment and events – ranging from outdoor evening festivals and concerts to workshops, classes, and tours. Drop by for a peaceful stroll and a whiff of international flowers. Or hone your gardening skills with some tips from the expert staff. If you’re a biker or a hiker (or just a stroller), check out the view from many of the nearby trails. Last but not least, for you nature-types who are always looking for ways to get down and dirty, the garden’s always looking for help – volunteer! Check it out at

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Re-ignite the Fire Within Visit the Olympic Cauldron Park

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Recapture the magic of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games by visiting the Olympic Cauldron Park at the south end of Rice-Eccles Stadium, site of the opening and closing ceremonies. Not only will you find the actual fire-and-ice cauldron that held the Olympic flame but also the famous Hoberman Arch that framed the victors during the medals ceremonies. Inside you’ll find a beautiful gallery of images from the games and a theater showing a breathtaking film that let you relive the pride and excitement of the 2002 games.

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Where it all Started Relax on the quad at Presidents Circle

Your grandparents might have called it the “horseshoe” when they were students, but now this half circle of academic and administrative buildings is known as Presidents Circle, in honor of the University’s presidents and its first president, John R. Park. Visit the Park Building at the top of the circle, which houses the offices of top University administrators, including U President Michael K. Young. You’ll likely have a class in one of the buildings on Presidents Circle before you graduate, but if not, be sure to head down to take your picture with the statue of John R. Park at the Park Building, hang out on the grassy lawn, or see a show at Kingsbury Hall.

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Soldier Up

Step Back in Time at historic Fort Douglas

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Get to know the U’s military history by visiting Fort Douglas, located in upper campus just above the Legacy Bridge. The Fort was first established as Camp Douglas in 1863 to guard the overland mail route during the Civil War and was later used to house Teddy Roosevelt’s buffalo soldiers, who fought with the Rough Riders on San Juan Hill. During World War I, the Fort housed prisoners of war, and more than 56,000 inductees were trained here during World War II. The 51-acre land plot was turned over to the University in 1951, and in 1992, the U gained 12 more acres. Prior to hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics, the U renovated 26 buildings in Fort Douglas to be used for the Olympic Village, which now serves as student housing. Visit the Fort Douglas museum, throw a frisbee on Stillwell Field, catch a movie at the old-school Post Theater, or visit a friend in the dorms.

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Get Involved in a Student Group Make Your Mark

College is more than just homework, midterms, and final exams. With literally hundreds of recognized student groups, the University of Utah has opportunities for everyone on campus to get involved in events, internships, service projects, volunteer work, leadership opportunities, and a host of other extra-curricular activities. Your college experience is what you make of it, and getting involved on campus outside of the classroom is one of the most rewarding and worthwhile things you can do as a U student. Find out about different groups and organizations by attending Plazafest, visiting the ASUU office, or going online to the U website,

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Create Your Own Tradition For Example... Be a LEAP Peer advisor! Get started your freshman year with LEAP classes. Join other freshmen in smaller class sizes in a year-long learning community for entering University students. It consists of two threecredit-hour courses – one fall semester, one spring semester – taken with the same professor and classmates, allowing students to build community. LEAP’s two classes fulfill the diversity requirement and two general education requirements and are linked to optional classes in writing, library research, major selection, and service! If you love it (which you will!) apply to be a peer advisor and help the next group with all the knowledge you’ve already gained!

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U Book 2010-2011 Committee Members Rochelle Parker Suzanne King James Egan Ellen Stemle

Adrienne Jessup Emi Dunn McKenzie Newton Grace Warner

2010-2011 Student Alumni BOARD Jocelyn King Suzanne King Hanna Kratochvil Danielle McConkie Travis McMullin Morgan Miller Neela Pack Neena Pack Amie Parker Rochelle Parker John Pearson Liz Peterson Brittany Poulsen Marianne Schmidt Mike Schmidt Erica Sellers Morgan Sorensen Ellen Stemle Jessica Tingey John Van Tasell Nick Thiriot Grace Warner Courtney Waye Meg Williams

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Ali Andy Allen Tobin Bennion Ashley Bitner Sarah Black Jamie Bowen Dan Brinton Adrienne Jessup Stessie Dort Emily Dunn James Egan Parker Ence Julie Engar Jaimee Farrer Megan Folsom Gail Garfield Jake Garfield Cameron Hansen Chris Harmon Kelly Henriod Stein Ingebretsen Sarah Jackman Chase Jardine Tyler Jensen Danica Johnson Cameron King

Special Thanks to the following contributors University of Utah Alumni Association John Ashton John Fackler Linda Marion Marcia Dibble Brynn Whitchurch University Marketing & Communications Andy Thompson Garin Summers - Design Lawrence Boye - Photography Mark Woodland University of Utah Athletics University of Utah President’s Office University of Utah Student Alumni Board U — 98

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U BOOK 2010-11  

University of Utah's tradition and student resource book.