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Semester FAQ

We can’t wait to welcome you back to campus this Fall Semester! Students are the lifeblood of our campus, and we’ve missed your energy, creativity, and drive that can be felt inside classrooms and hallways as you continue to impress in your classwork and extracurricular activities. This fall promises to offer even more of the opportunities unique to your Eccles Experience and campus life. Find a student organization to become part of, take a class that might be out of your comfort zone, and meet new life-long friends on an Eccles Global Learning Abroad experience.

We know you have questions, and we have lots of answers below. And if you don’t see what you’re looking for, reach out via chat, and we’ll help you out. We’re here to support you and champion you on your journey to an incredible education and amazing careers after you graduate. Make sure to take full advantage of the student support we provide you, from the Business Tutoring Center to Business Career Services to Undergraduate Advising Services, all exclusively dedicated to supporting Eccles School students.

Welcome to your Eccles Experience!

What to Expect for Fall Semester 2021

Hey undergrads! Have questions about what to expect for the 2021 Fall Semester? We have answers! Join Andrea Thomas, Assistant Dean for free webinar focused on undergrad questions and answers.

Fall 2021 Opportunities

Check out opportunities for Fall Semester 2021!

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Upcoming Events

View upcoming Eccles events. Get tips on hot jobs and internships.

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Student Support

We are here to support you every step of the way.

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Tech Support

Taking online classes? Find support for your IT needs.

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Messages to Students

View messages from the dean, faculty, and staff.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for frequently asked questions. You may also visit the University of Utah’s Return to Campus page for more information. Information specific to students can be found here.

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Fall Semester starts on Monday, August 23, 2021.

Yes.  The University has made the decision that in-person classes will take place this Fall.

Please visit for more information.

No. In-person classes will not be recorded, although some professors may choose to do so. Check your syllabus.

The Eccles School offers several online courses during typical semesters and those are listed on the class schedule for Fall Semester.

It is a class that will be taught partially in-person and partially online.

The Office for Student Engagement & Assessment (SEA) offers an Eccles Online Learning Assistance Canvas course. This tool teaches you the ins and outs of Zoom, different types of classes (as hybrid, IVC, etc.), and gives you tips & tricks and resources to maximize your Eccles Experience both inside and outside of the classroom. Learn more at

When you register for a class, you can see if it is online, hybrid, or in person in class attributes.

Once you have registered, in your class schedule, you will be able to see the type of class you have signed up for. The options are: In-Person, Hybrid, IVC, or Online. The type of class is listed separately from the class location.

No, you only need to complete one orientation. If you are registered as a Pre-Business student, the University sends your uID to the Eccles School, and we enroll you in the Eccles NSO Canvas Page where your Orientation information can be found.

Check out this page for more information about digital resources and IT help for students.

Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Utah are granted free access to a Zoom Pro account. Click here for more information.

For the latest information from the University of Utah on travel restrictions for all university-related business travel for faculty, staff, and students visit

For more information on Eccles Global travel, visit

The Eccles School doesn’t have a specific requirement for a computer. However, if you anticipate using excel in quantitative classes such as Finance, QAMO, Accounting, we recommend a PC.

For all students, Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, and Zoom Pro are free. Learn more at

Student Services

During Fall Semester, you will have the option to meet with your academic advisor either virtually or in-person. More information at

Both! You will have the option of meeting with your Career Coach either virtually and in-person. Business Career Services will be open Monday – Friday, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., with on-campus hours from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Visit for more information.

Yes! The Business Tutoring Center is here to support you in your business core classes and many upper-division courses. Students have the option for both in-person and virtual tutoring sessions. More info at

The Learning Center also offers free tutoring for all University of Utah students. Visit for more information.

Orientation for students accepted into the Business Scholars program is on August 20, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the SFEBB.

Blockchain Café (in the GARFF Building) will be open for Fall 2021. The Madsen Café will reopen in Spring 2022. For updated hours, visit

There will be a variety of student activities and events offered in-person and virtually. Visit for more information.

Yes. The SFEBB is open Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. MT. You can also schedule a study room via 1) Text or call 801-581-7676, 2) Email, or 3) visit the front desk.

The Center for Disability & Access is an excellent resource for students to provide students with disabilities the opportunity for success and equal access to the University of Utah. You can learn more at

Health & Safety

Yes. All University of Utah students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students who have not received their vaccinations by Sept. 30 will have a registration hold placed on their record. For more information, click here.

Yes.  You can schedule an appointment for testing and a free vaccine at

Masks are not required, but they are highly encouraged on campus and in classrooms. In the event of a positive COVID-19 case in a classroom, masks will be required. For more information on updated making guidelines, click here.

No. Classrooms will return to normal capacity for Fall 2021.

Campus Life

Yes. Please go to to apply for housing and to be placed onto a waitlist.

Visit to find rentals, explore resources such “Keys for successful off-campus living” and roommate considerations.

The Eccles School can also facilitate connections to other potential roommates. Please fill out this form to participate.

Move-in days are Aug, 17, 18, and 19. For additional information, visit

Yes. COVID-19 testing is required prior to move-in regardless of vaccination status.

When you arrive at check-in, you will complete COVID-19 testing and pick up your room key. You will also have the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccines are not required but are strongly encouraged. For additional information, visit

No. However, COVID-19 testing and vaccination will continue to be offered for free to all students. For additional information, visit

TRAX is currently open. A TRAX Pass is free to University of Utah students, visit More info on TRAX can be found at

If anyone is experiencing food insecurity the Feed U Pantry has food available to anyone with a UCard.

The Feed U Pantries are located in the A. Ray Olpin Union and Stensaas Lounge of EHSEB are open and stocked with fresh and shelf-stable food. In the Union, beautiful produce from the campus gardens is available, and in EHSEB, as part of our partnership with the U Hospital Nutrition Care Services, there are sandwiches, salads, pudding, and fruit cups; which are delivered daily!

They are open on weekdays but hours will vary based on volunteer availability. Current Hours can be found at

Sponsored by Student Engagement & Assessment, In a Pinch provides free, helpful items to students such as non-perishable food, personal hygiene, and wellness items. Stop by SFEBB 1140W to pick up what you need.

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Feminine hygiene Products
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Dish soap

If you have questions or would like to donate, contact Laura Schwartz at has also compiled emergency food access resources.