Travel, Eat, Sleep

of 52nd Anniversary Annual Conference until 2021
(dates to be determined)


Sunday July 5, 2020 – Saturday July 11, 2020

201 Presidents' Circuit
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Google Map link here

The University of Utah (the U) is located in the foothills area in the East Bench neighborhood of Salt Lake City (SLC). At 4,783 feet above sea level and spanning 1,500 acres, most of the U campus has spectacular views of Salt Lake Valley.

The campus is close by the metropolitan downtown area of SLC, while integrating beautifully into the rugged Wasatch Front. The best of both worlds, it has all the modern conveniences, transport needs and technology essential for professional conferences, yet untamed nature is close at hand for when you feel like walking out the door straight into a 5 mile hike.

The residence halls feature 24/7 secure access, air-conditioning, ethernet and wifi access, and FREE laundry amenities in each building. Conference classrooms and meeting venues are within a 10 minute walk from residence halls. There are several options for casual or fine dining with cafes and shops close by the dormitories and conference facilities.

Roughly 4 miles west of campus is SLC’s downtown center. Downtown features multiple breath-taking historical sites (the world-famous Tabernacle and Mormon Temple of Temple Square), alongside many delightful modern shops, restaurants, and breweries. Downtown is also home to several arts and educational institutions (museums, art galleries and science centers). It’ll be well worth it if you make time to visit this part of the city!




Check in

What to pack


Local activities



The closest airport to the University of Utah is the Salt Lake International Airport. If you are hiring a car to drive from the airport to campus then see the instructions below for I-80 Eastbound.

Taxis or airport shuttles

Recommended taxi and shuttle services can be found on the Salt Lake City International Airport Ground Transportation page. Uber and Lyft are alternate methods of transport that can be utilized for airport drop off and pick up.


Instructions courtesy of University of Utah Admissions: link here

From the I-80 Eastbound/ Salt Lake International Airport: (should take about 15-20 minutes)
Take I-80 East approximately 1.5 miles to the North Temple exit. Follow North Temple approximately 3 miles to State Street (one block beyond the Mormon Temple). Turn right onto State Street, and go south 5 blocks to 400 South. Turn left, proceeding east on 400 South for approximately 1.5 miles until you reach the University of Utah campus.

From I-15 Northbound:
Take the eastbound 600 South exit. At State Street turn left, proceeding 2 blocks north until you reach 400 South. Turn right, proceeding east on 400 South for approximately 2 miles until you reach the University of Utah campus.

From I-15 Southbound:
Take the eastbound 600 North exit. At 300 West turn right, proceeding approximately 1.5 miles south until you reach 400 South. Turn left, proceeding east on 400 South for approximately 2 miles until you reach the University of Utah campus.

From I-80 Westbound (Park City):
Exit I-80 Westbound at Foothill Drive (University of Utah exit). Continue north on Foothill Drive approximately 3 miles until your reach the University of Utah campus.


University of Utah Shuttle Bus service website

The University offers a free shuttle service across the campus. Shuttles run about every 15 minutes from 6:00am–6:00pm. Check routes and schedules for more information. Most conference events will be within comfortable walking distance from the dorms and the dining hall. However the campus is hilly so allow time to wait for a shuttle or walk up and down inclines. Distances will be reasonable, usually much less than 10 minutes between activities. Bring walking shoes and hiking boots.


Utah Transit Authority (UTA) website

UTA operates FrontRunner, a commuter train service, that travels to nearby cities. See UTA's Front Runner North page for more information.

Light Rail:
UTA operates Trax, a light rail system throughout Salt Lake City, which includes a line to the University and University Hospital.

UTA also operates bus lines through Salt Lake City. Visit Ride UTA page for instructions for new riders, route schedules and route maps. A free fare zone is available downtown.

Ridesharing apps:
Uber and Lyft services are available for transit throughout Salt Lake City and surrounding regions.

Carpool/Group rides:
To be advised.


Parking in the Heritage Commons Residence Hall parking lots requires a permit Monday - Friday. Parking permits may be purchased for $8 a day per vehicle (to be confirmed) , depending on the lot. You can purchase them online through the Commuter Services site. Commuter services checks meters and parking lots Monday–Friday. Commuter services website with more parking information here.

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Campus Housing:

Housing is offered from Sunday, July 5 to Saturday, July 11 inclusive. A limited number of dorm rooms are available for early arrivals on Saturday, July 4 and late departures Sunday, July 12.

The Heritage Common Residence Halls have laundry facilities, common areas and kitchens in certain buildings. Each room has wireless and ethernet connections. Although the layouts may vary, all rooms come with desks, chairs and en suite bathrooms. You may want to bring a study or reading lamp, and hangers. Simple linens, towels, blankets and a pillow will be provided. See under the What to pack heading


Check back in March 2020 for updates.

Television and Cable:

Cable is available throughout the residence halls. Televisions and coaxial cables are not available through Summer Conferences. If a guest has a cable-ready TV, they will only need a coaxial cable to get cable. To access, plug the coaxial cable into both the television and the wall jack.

Kitchen Equipment:

The University of Utah does not provide any kitchen equipment in the apartments. This includes pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and microwaves.


Both ethernet and wireless internet are available. An ethernet port is available in every bedroom in the residence hall buildings. Guests may access the ethernet internet with an ethernet cable. Ethernet cables are not provided. The University of Utah campus offers free wireless internet connection intended for university visitors. Access it by clicking on the network called UGuest, then use your email address to log on. For any additional information regarding internet usage, please see the Summer Conferences Guest Services Desk. 


Laundry facilities are located in every residence hall building in Heritage Commons. The facilities are free to use but you must provide your own detergents.

Exercise and Recreation:

Campus recreation facilities have numerous courts and equipment for use or rent at a small fee. Please contact Student Life Center and Rentals at 801-581-3797 for more information.


A selection of board games, lawn games, and some sports equipment is available for use free of charge for Summer Conference attendees. Please see the Summer Conferences Guest Services Desk for more information.

On Campus Hotels:

University Guesthouse and Conference Center Hotel
This guesthouse and hotel is located in the same building as the core conference events. The Guesthouse and Conference Center includes 180 sleeping rooms. Cost to be advised - check back for updates.
Book online at the University Guesthouse website.

Salt Lake City Marriott University Park
A newly renovated hotel with gorgeous mountain and city views, full modern amenities and an excellent location adjacent to the University of Utah and Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Research Park hotel provides smart, stylish lodging in brand new, comfortable rooms with luxurious bedding. There are two on-site restaurants: Thistle & Thyme, the Wakara Bar, and a full service Starbucks. The hotel also provides a complimentary local shuttle, free parking, and a state of the art fitness center. Situated just minutes from downtown in a quiet area near hundreds of businesses, the Marriott offers easy access to the Temple Square, Salt Lake Palace Convention Center, and seven major ski resorts.It’s also just a short walk from TRAX, the downtown, above-ground trolley. Book online at the Salt Lake City Marriot website.

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Check In

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Upon Arrival

Note - Housing check in and Conference check in are in separate locations.

Q. When and where is Conference Check In?
A. To be advised. Check back for updates.

Q. When and where is Housing Check In?
A. To be advised. Check back for updates.
Note - You must present a valid photo ID for housing registration!

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What to pack

July weather conditions:

Salt Lake City is a high desert climate, meaning it’s dry and hot during the summer months. Although July isn’t the hottest month of the year (an average temperature of 77 degrees F), the sun is intense and unrelenting during the day. Sunscreen is a must when spending time outside.

Things to consider packing:

  • Sunscreen and/or umbrella
  • Baby/child stroller or wagon/wheeled carry-all
  • Clothing hangers
  • Electric fan or white noise machine
  • Flashlight
  • Flip-flops or shower shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Reading lamp
  • Small coffee maker and personal snacks
  • Toiletries including soap, body wash, shampoo
  • Small cooler (refrigerators not available)
  • US configured power point plug, USB plugs and power cables for charging devices
  • Ethernet cable if desired (free and dependable Wi-Fi available all-over campus to conferees

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Full Campus Map - download PDF


Main Campus Map - download PDF


Fort Douglas Campus Map - download PDF

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Local activities

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