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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah, with a population of almost 200,000 people. It is located near eight ski resorts and is driving distance from many national monuments and parks. Students can find museums, parks, restaurants, libraries, and nightlife throughout the valley.

Why Utah?

When deciding on where to go for school, there is a lot that goes into it. It is far more than just determining if the academics meet your needs, it is also important that the culture, environment, and overall fit is right for you. Discover why Utah is a great place to live and study.

Explore all that Utah has to offer from outdoor recreational activities, festivals and events, to history and culture.  Utah Life Elevated has developed an assortment of resources to help introduce the beauty of Utah and all of the places to go and things to do across the state.

University of Utah Campus

General Map - Navigate campus and find nearby restaurants and attractions.

Maps and Directions – For additional building locations at the U make use of the interactive map.

Things to Do at the U

Natural History Museum of Utah - Free for U of U students, the Natural History Museum is steps away from the Division of Public Health. Learn about the history of Utah, admire exhibits, and enjoy a breathtaking view of the valley.

Red Butte Garden - Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the intermountain west, with miles of hiking trails and a summer concert series.

U of U Athletics - Students can receive free or discounted tickets to a variety of sports events, including football, basketball, and gymnastics.

Campus Recreation – The George S. Eccles Student Life Center offers free membership to current U of U students. Amenities include a 50-meter pool, indoor and outdoor leisure pools, large indoor hot tub/spa, 320-yard indoor running track, bouldering $ 4-story climbing wall, 15,000 square foot fitness center, outdoor mezzanine, outdoor fire pit, 5 sport courts, racquetball courts, 4 group fitness studios, and a combative room.

Housing and Transportation


Graduate Housing - Students have the option of living on or off campus while at the University of Utah. Living on campus allows students to live close to classes and school resources.


The University of Utah ID card, the UCard, provides free transportation on Utah Transit Authority busses and trains.

U of U Shuttle Live Tracker - See routes and estimated arrival times

UTA Schedules and Maps - Find routes to travel through Salt Lake and beyond

U of U Parking Map - Have a car? See where parking is available on campus.


For international students please visit the International Student & Scholar Services website for up-to-date information regarding visa information.

Types of Visas

Visa Types and Restrictions – See study and employment restrictions for different visa types