Info Sessions and Special Events

Virtual Future Freshman Info Session
TBD (early October)

RSVP for a College of Engineering general info session: https://www.coe.utah.edu/students/future/information-request/info/ 

RSVP form coming soon

Can’t make it? Explore our 2D virtual information center here: https://gather.town/app/IDUwpR2Wz0ALgYFX/mechU (choose an avatar, turn your camera and audio off or on, click “join gathering”, navigate with arrow keys, press ‘x’ to open videos, links and documents you run into in the various rooms-if you get close to other avatars, their camera will appear, just FYI). Also watch recorded info sessions and student testimonials here.

If you would like to meet individually by phone or Zoom with the Mechanical Engineering Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator, book online here, or you can meet in person with a Mechanical Engineering Academic Advisor and book an appointment online here.


Virtual Transfer Student Info Session
September 29
4:00-4:30pm Mountain Time

Geared towards students transferring in 2022 but all are welcome to join, including academic advisors from other institutions.

RSVP here to get the Zoom link.


General info sessions are offered once a month during the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) through the College of Engineering on Fridays from 3:30-4:30pm (should line up with the end of an admissions campus tour).

Info Session Dates:

USR teamMoriah Henning

A Day in the Life of a Mechanical Engineering Student

Suspended until further notice due to COVID-19 pandemic-Email joy.velarde@utah.edu to be added to be notified about the next event

High school students are invited to spend a day on campus learning what it will be like to be a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Utah.  Learn some 3D CAD design skills in SolidWorks and Arduino programming skills in our computer lab, attend a mock lecture, attend a lab demo in one of our research labs, meet current students, faculty and academic advisors and get a tour of our facilities.

Cost is $25 and includes a light breakfast, lunch and a souvenir! Email joy.velarde@utah.edu for more information, including potential need-based fee waivers.  Parking permits can be purchased for $10 here (all of campus is permit parking only).

We will also need you to fill out and return this Liability Waiver (under 18)/or Liability Waiver (18 and over) (sign, scan and email to joy.velarde@utah.edu).

Tentative schedule:

8:30-9:00–Check-in and light breakfast (Meet in MEK 0560; lower level conference room)
9:00-9:30–Welcome, ice breakers and info about major from advisors
9:30-10:30–Mock ME EN 1000 “Intro to Design” lecture with hands-on activities
10:30-11:30–Mini Tour: MEK, MEB, WEB; Student Union; Library; and Lassonde Institute
11:30-12:15–Lunch (included) and student/faculty panel
12:30-1:30–Mock programming lab (Arduino activity)
1:45-3:45–Hands on activities or demonstrations in research labs (see registration form for options)
3:45-4:00–Wrap up, questions, feedback, depart

Optional: If you would like a tour of the residence halls, head over with your ride or on your own if you are driving yourself and get to the housing office before 4:30 for a drop-in tour. Address is Benchmark Plaza, building 822, 5 Heritage Center, SLC, UT 84112.

Directions

Campus map>> (type MEK in the search).

The physical address is 1495 East 100 South, SLC, UT 84112.  The Rio Tinto Kennecott Mechanical Engineering Building (MEK) is on the corner of 100 South and North Campus Drive on the Northwest edge of campus. Parking is permit-only and parking permits can be purchased for $10 here and are good for any ‘A’ lot on campus (including the lot right outside our building entrance).  You will see a pedestrian bridge going over the road straight into our building so you know you are going the right direction.  If taking public transportation, multiple bus routes have a stop in front of our building (2, 9, 17/21, 313, 354) or you can take a bus or campus shuttle (green or red shuttle from in front of the new law school building; free, just hop on!) from Stadium on the Red Line of Trax. Exit right where 100 south sharply turns into North Campus Drive and cross the street.  If being dropped off by a friend or relative, they can temporarily park in the parking lot on the North side of our building.

There is a door to the stairs to the right as soon as you enter the building (before going through the second door) and you will need to go downstairs to the basement level, past the computer lab to MEK 0560 conference room.

October or November every year

November 21, 2020
Warnock Engineering Building Catmull Gallery
72 S. Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT

Engineering Day is a half-day event open to high school students, undecided majors, parents, transfer students, and anyone interested in engineering at the U. This event is FREE and is designed to introduce participants to a variety of engineering disciplines.

Participants will have the opportunity to tour our engineering facilities, find out what research is happening in the College, and attend exciting engineering presentations/demonstrations. Participants are required to register for sessions online. Lab tour space is limited thus presentations and demonstrations will be going on concurrently.

Usually conducted in person, Engineering Day 2020 will be virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

More info>>