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Orientation Travel Information


All New Student Orientation sessions on main campus are held in the A. Ray Olpin University Union (designated on the map below with the red pin). If driving to campus, please follow signs to the specified parking lot (designated with the blue P). Walking signs and members of our staff will help direct you from the parking lot to the Union.

Please note that parking for New Student Orientation is ONLY in the Merrill Engineering Parking Lot. We DO NOT have the ability to validate parking in any other lots, including the Union Visitor Parking Lot.


New student Orientation Location and Parking Information

Driving Directions To the University of Utah Campus

Driving Directions to the University of Utah Campus

From the West/Airport

  1. From the airport, take the left exit marked Salt Lake/Provo/Ogden for East I-80.
  2. Go left to City Center East I-80 (3.2 mi).
  3. Take exit 121—600 South. You will be traveling east. Head east on 600 South to 700 East (1.9 mi)
  4. Turn left (north) on 700 East and proceed to 100 South.
  5. Turn right (east) on 100 South.
  6. Follow 100 South which turns into North Campus Drive.
  7. Follow North Campus Drive, turn right into parking lot after the bend, you will see orientation parking signs.
  8. Once parked in the Engineering Lot, follow signs and Orientation Leaders to the Union.

From the North

  1. Travel south on I-15 to the 400 South exit.
  2. Turn left at the bottom of the off-ramp, you will be heading east on 400 South.
  3. Follow 400 South. Note that 400 South becomes 500 South. Follow 500 South until you reach the intersection with 1300 East.
  4. Turn left (north) onto 1300 East.
  5. Turn Right onto 100 South. 100 South becomes North Campus Drive.
  6. Follow North Campus Drive, turn right into parking lot after the bend, you will see orientation parking signs.
  7. Once parked in the Engineering Lot, follow signs and Orientation Leaders to the Union.

From the South

  1. Travel north on I-15 to the 600 South exit. Head east on 600 South to 700 East.
  2. Turn left (north) on 700 East
  3. Go to 100 South.
  4. Turn right (east) on 100 South. 
  5. Follow 100 South which turns into North Campus Drive
  6. Follow North Campus Drive, turn right into parking lot after the bend, you will see orientation parking signs.
  7. Once parked in the Engineering Lot, follow signs and Orientation Leaders to the Union.

From the East/Park City

  1. Travel west on I-80.
  2. Exit at Foothill Drive (also says University of Utah) and head north.
  3. Turn right (north) on Mario Capecchi Drive.
  4. Mario Capecchi Drive dead ends into North Campus Drive, Turn left on North Campus Drive.
  5. Take a left into the parking lot, immediately following Central Campus Drive.  
  6. Once parking in the Engineering Lot, follow signs and Orientatio Leaders to the Union.

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To the A. Ray Olpin Union

Follow 1300 East until you reach the intersection with 100 South. Turn right (east/uphill) at 100 South. Follow 100 South which turns into North Campus Drive. You will see Orientation Parking signs on the right that will point you into the Engineering Lot.  There will be people and/or signs to guide you to the Union.

From TRAX Red Line (703)

Exit TRAX at the "Stadium" station (1349 E. 500 S.). Walk north on University Street until you reach Presidents' Circle on your right. Turn right and walk to the top of Presidents' Circle. Proceed to the right side (south) of the Park Building and Student Services Building. The A. Ray Olpin Union is the next building on your left (light brown brick). Enter the building and proceed to the lobby.

*Note: If you are coming to campus on TRAX from the airport, board the Green Line (704) and ride until the Courthouse station (500 South). Transfer there to the Red Line (703), making sure the train is heading towards the University/Medical Center, not Daybreak.

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Other Transportation Options

Salt Lake International Airport: 10 miles from University of Utah Campus

Shuttle Transportation: Express Shuttle Utah - $18 one way, $36 round trip

Taxi: Cab Companies from the Airport - Approximately $25 one way

Lyft and Uber are both accessbilbe from the SLC Airport and throughout the city - prices vary

Last Updated: 1/10/17