Lodging & Salt Lake Guide

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Travel information for Salt Lake City, getting around town, and parking on campus.

Local Entertainment

Salt Lake City is a vibrant city that offers numerous and varying entertainment options from music, theatre opera, sports, and the arts, there is something for every Samverans.


Enough cannot be said about the food renaissance that has taken over Salt Lake City. The local food scene is vibrant and accommodating to every palate (and wallet!)

Travel and Lodging

Traveling to Salt Lake City


Salt Lake City is home to the State of Utah’s largest international airport. Salt Lake City Airport (SLC) is the 24th busiest airport in the United States. There are over 330 daily departures from SLC Airport serving over 89 cities across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. The University of Utah is connected to the Airport via UTA Trax light rail.


Salt Lake City is also a stop on the Amtrak California Zephyr rail link. The California Zephyr route offers stunning views of the Rockies and the Sierra-Nevada mountains.


Salt Lake City is served by the Greyhound Bus company.


Getting around town

There are many options for traveling in and around the University of Utah and Salt Lake City. The University of Utah operates a large network of campus shuttles that connect the library with the guest house, and other parts of campus. In addition the Campus Shuttle Service, the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) offers multiple bus routes and light rail service that connects the Salt Lake Valley to the University of Utah. Uber and Lyft offer service throughout the Salt Lake Valley.

Parking on Campus

There is parking conveniently located within walking distance to the Marriott Library. There will be ample parking availability on Campus during Fall Break. However, there is no free parking on Campus, attendees will need to purchase a parking pass from University of Utah Commuter Services.  Parking passes can be purchased on a daily or weekly basis and there are hourly parking lots available as well.

Local Entertainment

Salt Lake City is a vibrant city that offers numerous and varying entertainment options from music, theatre opera, sports, and the arts, there is something for all Samverans. We’ve listed just a few places of interest below.


A few of our favorite restaurants!

  • University (on Campus)

  • The Pie Pizzeria – Underground (1320 East 200 South location for dine-in)

    Aristo’s Greek Restaurant


    UMFA Café

    Porcupine Pub & Grille

  • Downtown

  • Bruges

    Eva’s Bakery

    Tulie Bakery

    Buds SLC (Vegan)

    Bombay House (Vegetarian friendly, Vegan, Gluten Free options)


    The Copper Onion

    Copper Common


    Siegfried’s Deli



  • Greater Salt Lake Area

  • The Park Cafe


    Mazza (two locations — 912 East 900 South location is larger. 1515 South 1500 East location is across the street from Paris Bistro)


    Red Iguana (Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options)

    Feldman’s Deli

    Oh Mai

    Tosh’s Ramen

    Paris Bistro


    Frida Bistro

    Vertical Diner (Vegan, Gluten Free options)

    The Dodo

Hosting Locations

University of Utah

The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, nestled at the base of the Wasatch Front mountain range and sits on over 1,500 acres. The University is located just twenty minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport via car or 30 minutes by train, minutes from downtown Salt Lake, a short 25 minute drive to Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons.  

The J. Willard Marriott Library

The Marriott Library is the main campus library for the University of Utah. The library is the primary collaboration space for students at the University, with over 512,000 square feet of space including 20 classrooms, 28 study rooms, and access to millions of books, journals, and database and cutting edge services including advanced teaching classrooms and 3d printing services.

Salt Lake City

Located just minutes from Campus, Salt Lake City is the largest City in the State of Utah. Salt Lake is a vibrant urban center that offers world-class dining options, theatre, music, and sporting events. (We even have bars!)