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Salt Lake City’s Must Try Restaurants

One of the perks to living on campus is being so close to downtown Salt Lake City. I have never lived so close to a city before, so it’s been fun exploring different parts of Salt Lake during the week to catch a break in between studying. I’m from Utah and would frequently go to […]

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How to Make Friends in Campus

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As a person with a bit of social anxiety, I understand how hard it is to make friends on campus. Even so, there are some tips and tricks I’ve learned that have helped me to make friends, despite that doubtful, anxious voice in your head. It’s important to have a strong support system in college to […]

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How to Use the Campus Gym as a Novice

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Going to the gym can be intimidating, especially when you’re unsure of what you’re doing. However, there are several perks of going to the gym like improved fitness, socialization and mental health. While it can be scary, there are several ways to utilize the campus gym as a novice—all you need is your UCard!  Run […]

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A Living Learning Community Experience

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Application season is among us, including housing applications! The first deadline to approach is March 10 for students interested in Living Learning Communities (LLC) or Themed communities (TC). To apply, log in to CIS and complete an application in Housing U.  Students can apply for two types of housing in their application: LLCs/TCs or traditional […]

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How to Set Healthy Boundaries

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Because Valentine’s Day has just passed and love is in the air, I wanted to take the time to discuss what healthy relationships look like and how to create healthy boundaries.   No matter the relationship—friendship or other—boundaries are essential to establishing healthy communication patterns. So, let’s learn about healthy relationships!  I spoke with Susan Chamberlain, […]

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Five Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Semester of College

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Beginning the first semester of college is the start of an invigorating chapter, but it is also overwhelmingly terrifying. Personally, I had no idea what I was doing. As the oldest child in my family, I would be the first of my siblings to go to college away from home.   To calm any initial fears, the U […]

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Dining

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 As you plan out your campus experience, we know that a variety of nutritious and delicious foods are very important. Looking for information about dining on campus, cooking or eating on a budget? Good news! You can find it all in the content below.   More on dining:   Show U How To: Meal Plans  What’s the […]

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Student Life

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As a blog written by students, for students, we naturally speak about student life quite a bit, and as a part of a community as large as the U, there is much to explore. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure off-campus, a good way to get involved, or just a perspective from someone else, […]

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What’s the Deal With the Booster?

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What’s the Deal with the Booster?  Last year, I walked you all through my experience getting vaccinated. Now that I have also gone through the process of getting my booster, I wanted to share that experience as well. As a reminder, the University of Utah requires all students to be fully vaccinated against Measles, Mumps […]

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Social Justice and Inclusion

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Within HRE, we strive to promote equity, diversity and inclusion on campus. Students and staff have the opportunity to advocate for social justice, provide support and progressively make change to better our societies in a variety of ways like being a Social Justice Advocate (SJA) or participating in community projects. As individuals and a department, we recognize social […]

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