Community Relations


Architectural rendering of the new Student Life Center

Architectural rendering of the new Student Life Center



The University of Utah’s Community Forum provides an opportunity for campus neighbors and other interested community members to become informed about future campus construction and road projects, their potential impacts on the surrounding neighborhoods and to have an open dialogue with those who are managing the projects. Discussion of additional issues and concerns is welcome. The meetings are open to everyone.

Each Community Forum will be followed several days later by a Traffic & Transportation Meeting where issues and concerns from the Forum will be addressed in more detail in an effort to resolve them.

Next Community Forum:

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: A. Ray Oplin Student Union Building
Union Den (first floor)
200 S. Central Campus Drive
Contact: Janelle Hanson 801-587-2128

The Union Building is served by UTA bus and free campus shuttle.
Parking validations will be available for those who park in the
lot east of the Union Building.

We welcome your attendance, comments,
and participation in the discussion.


  • Research Park Update
    Jonathon Bates, Director of Real Estate Administration
  • Current Construction Update and Impacts
    Bob Simonton, Director of Capital Projects
  • Traffic and Transportation Results
    Horrocks Engineering

    The University of Utah has retained Horrocks Engineers to develop a Campus Parking and Transportation Master Plan and Research Park Mobility Master Plan. The Master Plan will address roadway, transit, parking and non-motorized transportation issues on the University campus, Medical Center and Research Park and provide recommendations to help resolve issues and concerns as these areas continue to develop and change. Public and community input is an important part of the Master Plan. The Horrocks team is currently accepting comments until Dec. 15 through an interactive mapping website. The site includes a map of the campus and intersections of concern have been highlighted in green. To provide input, click here, zoom to an area on the map that you would like to comment on, click anywhere on the map to comment, fill out the comment form and click “submit.” All contact information will be kept confidential and will only be used for this project. A project hotline has also been set up to receive comments at 801-923-3656. 


Next Traffic & Transportation Meeting:

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
12-2 p.m.
Rice Eccles Stadium Tower, floor 6

If you have concerns you would like addressed at the meeting, send them to Andy Rodgers, 801-585-3963.


Questions? Concerns? Feedback?

Contact: Janelle Hanson
University of Utah
Community Relations
75 Fort Douglas Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone: 801-587-2128