Celebrate U Giving Day with virtual events! Learn more about all the events, swag, gift cards, and opportunities to imagine more.
Among Us Tournament Night
Friday, February 19th, 7 p.m. (MT)
Come play Among Us and win $100 dollars to donate to the area of your choice, plus a U Giving Day Swag Pack! There will also be Campus Bookstore Starbucks giftcards and U Giving Day Swag as prizes for 2nd and 3rd place. Registration is now open for U students.
Mentoring: Pay it Forward
Tuesday, February 23rd, Noon-1 p.m. (MT)
Utah Jazz president Jim Olson BA’92 will share his perspective on mentorship, including the role a mentor played early in his pursuit of a career in sports management. Experts from alumni support programs on campus will present opportunities for you to connect with students looking for expertise and encouragement. Learn more and RSVP.
National TRIO Day
Tuesday, February 23rd, 3-5 p.m. (MT)
Join U Alumni and the TRIO Programs Office for National TRIO Day An Afternoon with Alumni. This year’s event will be held virtually but will continue the legacy of honoring students and alumni who participate in TRIO. Learn more and register.
Feed U Pantry Zoom Cooking Hour
Tuesday, February 23rd, 6 p.m. (MT)
Join several food/sustainability-centered campus organizations for virtual Cooking Hour events! Cook along with us over Zoom as we walk you through step-by-step how to cook healthy and affordable meals! Ingredient bags for featured recipes can be reserved and picked up through the Feed U Pantry. Register and find Zoom information.
U Giving Day Trivia Night
Tuesday, February 23rd, 7:00 p.m. (MT)
Grab 3-4 friends from your student club or organization and join us for a U Giving Day trivia night! Answer questions about University of Utah history, notable alumni, philanthropy, and campus services. The winning team will get Giving Day swag and $200 dollars to give to the University of Utah school, program, or area of their choice. If your club is affiliated with a college and can receive funding from ASUU, you may also be able to win money for your club! Registration for Trivia Night.
Tuesday, February 23rd, 8:00 p.m. (MT)
Hear from alumni panelists Igor Limansky, Lianna Kinard, and Ché Arguello about navigating the job market, networking, and how to make the best of your U experience. Will be streamed on the UtahAlumni Youtube Channel. Alumni Panelists bios.
Virtual Philanthropy Fair
Wednesday, February 24th, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. (MT)
Drop-in on @universityofutah Instagram Live and learn about philanthropy at the U! Learn how to find and apply for scholarships, find a mentor, and serve with the Bennion Center.
Founders Day 2021
Thursday, February 25th, 7:00 p.m. (MT)
To celebrate the founding of the University of Utah in 1850, we annually recognize alumni and honorary alumni who have served their community, excelled professionally, and supported the university in its mission. These annual distinguished and honorary alumni awards, along with honorary degrees, are the highest honors awarded by the University of Utah. This year’s virtual celebration is open to all alumni and members of our U community. Learn more and register for Founder’s Day.
Friday Forum: Racial Equity & Philanthropy
Friday, February 26th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (MT)
President Watkins will lead a panel of leaders from the Kresge Foundation’s Education Program, TIAA, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund who will discuss their response to the lens shone on racial justice issues in 2020, share their thoughts on private foundation philanthropy’s responsibility and role in anti-racism efforts, and brainstorm new directions for the work still to be done.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is taking a stand against racism and bringing the University of Utah to the forefront of the conversation through the launch of the Friday Forum series on Racism in Higher Education. Each month we will lead national conversations with the goal of helping attendees start on a journey to eradicate racism and share best practices for sustained growth and action. Learn more and register.
Social Media Challenges
Flaunt your pet in their very best Utah gear! Share a photo of your pet during U Giving Day (Feb 23-24) to be entered to win a Utah Swag Pack. Use #UGivingDay and #UofUPets on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, or Instagram.
Share why you love the U with #UGivingDay on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Tag @UofUGiving and make sure your profile is public so we can see your post! Win a soft U blanket.
TikTok Dance Challenge
Show off your dancing skills! Follow @universityofutah on TikTok to duet with the Character Dance Ensemble on U Giving Day. Be sure to post your duet with #UGivingDay.
Utah Alumni YouTube Live Stream
Tune in starting at 9:00 AM (MT)
9:00 AM Giving Day 2021 Video: U Giving Day 2021 is a 1,850-minute fundraising and celebration effort February 23-24. The third university-wide giving event challenges students, alumni, staff, faculty, parents, patients, and friends to imagine more for the University of Utah and the programs near to their hearts.
9:03 AM Basic Needs Center Video: The Basic Needs Center helps students to find the resources and funds to meet financial needs outside of tuition.
9:05 AM Basic Needs Center Interview between University of Utah sophomore Yos and Kim Hall, the Director of the Basic Needs Center
9:30 AM 2020 CFA Gala: Join the University of Utah College of Fine Arts for a powerful virtual evening show highlighting the creative works and research of our students and faculty, celebrating the achievements of recent alumni, congratulating our scholarship recipients and thanking our generous scholarship donors.
10:25 AM Glen Echo for String Quartet – I. Riverside at Dawn. Composed by Zehng Zhou (student composer)10:33:37 AM Harps-La Vien Rose-Oct24 La Vie En Rose arranged by Grace Nelson. Performed by the Crimson Harps.
10:37 AM Brillant Corners composed by Thelonius Monk. Performed by the Jazz Ensemble.
10:46 AM Reflections on Bonnie Doon Arranged by Darlene Dugan. Performed by the Runnin’ Flutes.
10:52 AM That’s a Plenty composed by Lew Pollack. Performed by the Graduate Brass Quintet.
10:55 AM Les Sauvages composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau. Performed by the Early Music Ensemble.
10:57 AM A Western Fanfare composed by Eric Ewazen. Performed by the Symphonic Band.
11:01 AM Death and the Maiden – IV. Presto composed by Franz Schubert, arr. Gustav Mahler. Performed by the Utah Philharmonia.
11:12 AM Faribolo Pasteur composed by Joshua Goodell (student composer). Performed by Electroacoustic.
11:15 AM Le Bal de Beatrice d’Este composed by Reynaldo Hahn. Performed by the Wind Ensemble
11:33 AM Basson Duo composed by Boismortier. Performed by the Early Music Ensemble.
11:41 AM Bach Partita No. 3 in E major – III. Gavotte en Rondeau composed by J.S. Back, arr. Sergei Rachmaninoff. Performed by Daniel Tselyakov on the piano.
11:44 AM 360 composed by Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious. Performed by Nick Humphreys and Drew Fallon on percussion.
11:52 AM Take Five composed by Carol McLaughlin. Performed by the Crimson Harps.
11:55 AM Belle Nuit composed by Jacques Offenbach. Performed by vocalists Alison Saporta and Emily Hansen.
11:59 AM Sorida composed by Rosephanye Powell. Performed by Voci Altissime
12:04 PM Libera Nos, salva nos composed by John Sheppard. Performed by the Chamber Choir.
12:07 PM Etude-tableaux op. 39 no. 3 composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Perfomed by Richard Chang on piano.
12:10 PM Let’s Cool One composed by Thelonius Monk. Performed by the Jazz Ensemble.
12:19 PM Irish Tune from County Derry adapted by Frank Erickson. Performed by the Symphonic Band.
12:22 PM Bella figlia dell’amore from Rigoletto composed by Giuseppe Verdi. Performed by the Graduate Vocal Quartet.
12:25 PM The Penelope Program
12:26 PM Genomics Interview with Dr. Botto
Giving Day Campaign Videos
12:40 PM The Bennion Center
12:42 PM PATHS Program
12:43 PM Hinckley Institute
12:44 PM Contraceptive Clinic
12:45 PM Tanner Humanities Center
12:46 PM Parent Fund
12:48 PM S.J. Quinney College of Law
12:49 PM School of Medicine
12:51 PM College of Mines and Earth Sciences
12:52 PM College of Education
12:53 PM School of Dentistry
12:55 PM Fraternity and Sorority Life
12:56 PM Department of Communication
12:58 PM Union Scholarships
12:59 PM David Eccles School of Business
1:00 PM Honors College
1:01 PM Sandra Buys Huntsman Cancer Center
1:05 PM Giving Day 2021 Video: U Giving Day 2021 is a 1,850-minute fundraising and celebration effort February 23-24. The third university-wide giving event challenges students, alumni, staff, faculty, parents, patients, and friends to imagine more for the University of Utah and the programs near to their hearts.
1:06 PM Basic Needs Center Interview between University of Utah sophomore Yos and Kim Hall, the Director of the Basic Needs Center.
1:35 PM 2020 CFA Gala (Rebroadcast): Join the University of Utah College of Fine Arts for a powerful virtual evening show highlighting the creative works and research of our students and faculty, celebrating the achievements of recent alumni, congratulating our scholarship recipients and thanking our generous scholarship donors.