A. Ray Olpin Student Union

The University of Utah

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Veterans Support Center: Veteran - Family - Military

Veterans Support Center: Veteran – Family – Military

Often referred to as the “one-stop shop” for all military-affiliated students, including veterans, currently serving personnel, and their families, the Veterans Support Center (VSC) can be found on the fourth floor of the A. Ray Olpin University Union. The VSC offers a variety of services that can benefit students in a multitude of ways. One of the most utilized services…

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The Meditation Space is located on the third  Mezzanine floor of the A. Ray Olpin University of Utah Union

Finding Solace in the Union

    The A. Ray Olpin University Union serves as the main community center of campus. Hosting an array of social and educational events, as well as activities and meetings for students, faculty, staff, and community members, the Union is a vital centralized space on campus. The building often rumbles with excitement from the daily campus tours guided through the…

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Student Spotlight: Rachel Heard

Student Spotlight: Rachel Heard

Each year the A. Ray Olpin University Union recognizes student leaders within the University of Utah community. These student leaders are recognized at the annual Union Scholarship Celebration as they are awarded a one-time scholarship to assist with their educational endeavors. Rachel Heard is one of these exceptional student leaders who was recognized at the 2016-2017 Union Scholarship Celebration. Heard…

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Virtual Reality: Coming to a Union near You!

Virtual Reality: Coming to a Union near You!

Next semester, Crimson Commons will be bringing the latest technology in video-gaming to our campus community. The area which is currently called the “X-Box Gaming Center” will be transformed into an area with two stations for virtual reality gaming. These will be available for the community to learn more and experience virtual reality gaming for themselves. Hoping to update the…

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New Beginnings at University of Utah Asia Campus

New Beginnings at University of Utah Asia Campus

A few years ago, the University of Utah embarked on a new journey in Incheon Korea by establishing the Utah Asia Campus (UAC). There are four undergraduate degrees in communication, psychology, digital media arts, and urban ecology as well as two graduate degrees in biomedical and public health offered at the UAC. Students from the University of Utah main campus…

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Visit the LGBT Resource Center

Visit the LGBT Resource Center

After recently completing their annual Gay-La and Silent Auction event, the LGBT Resource Center is set to have yet another busy year of programming, developing initiatives, and serving as a permanent welcoming space for students. As with past years, this year’s Gay-La and Silent Auction, organized by the LGBT Resource Center staff to raise funds for student scholarships and emergency…

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Who is the Union Programming Council?

Who is the Union Programming Council?

Executive Board – Ridley Heyrend The campus life experience belongs to everyone in the University of Utah community. The experiences, relationships, and memories are different for every person, but we all seek community. There are many centers to which students feel a sense of community, but for me, none are as strong as the Student Union. The Union Programming Council…

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Feed U Pantry - A Great Resource

Feed U Pantry – A Great Resource

The Feed U Food Pantry at the University of Utah is a program crafted to engage and fulfill the duty of making sure no individuals at the university go hungry. It began with the Office of Engagement’s Kitchen Shelves Project in 2014, hoping to destigmatize the idea of people accepting assistance in a time of need. It is now a…

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Every Journey Has A Story

Every Journey Has A Story

On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 145 delegates from various institutions of higher education descended upon the University of Utah A. Ray Olpin Union to attend the Region IV ACUI (Association of College Unions International) Conference. The Association of College Unions International is an organization that supports student unions and professionals who work within them to build campus community, challenge and…

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Omar Tsai - What the Union Means to Me

Omar Tsai – What the Union Means to Me

Omar Tsai is a recipient of the Union Student Leader Scholarship, which recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership within the union. Here is in an interview about what the Union means to him. Please tell us a little about yourself. My name is Omar Tsai, I’m from Provo, Utah, and I’m majoring in Graphic Design and Strategic Communication. I…

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