SANDY — University of Utah students here have a new place closer to home to attend general education courses, take online tests and meet with advisers.
The U. on Friday opened its Sandy Center as a place to facilitate smaller class sizes for undergraduate-level courses, as well as students taking noncredit courses. University leaders say the center will also be a place where students can get additional help when they need it.
“I think there are going to be a lot of things happening here that are new and different,” said Sandi Pershing, dean of continuing education and community engagement. “We’re going to be having student success advocates working here with students, (with) much more student services available, like financial aid and advising. A lot of the resources that a student could access on campus they’ll also be able to access here.”
The U. previously had buildings in Murray and Sandy, but the new building, 10011 Centennial Parkway, will serve as a replacement for both facilities, Pershing said.
Martha Bradley-Evans, senior associate vice president of academic affairs and dean of undergraduate studies, said the Sandy Center will also be a place for students returning from the workforce