Student Art Solicitation

South Campus Housing & Dining Project

Student Art Solicitation

Construction has begun on Housing & Residential Education’s newest residence hall set to open Fall of 2020. This new 992 bed residence hall will be a gathering place and a fully functioning livable community. It will be located just west of the Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community (MHC), and just south of the Student Life Center. The University of Utah’s Housing and & Residential Education is seeking artists for pieces that will be used for the South Campus Housing and Dining community. Artists may submit on any or all, of the pieces being requested. HRE is excited to solicit entries for five (5) pieces of art, for the new building, including the following spaces:

Common Areas:
1A: Technology Initiative
1B: Health and Wellness
1C: Equity Living Room
1D: Fireside Chat
2C* :Community Engagement Desk Area

Please see the following requirements and review the attached Submittal Package.

Contact Rachel Aho, for any questions of clarifications.

*HRE reserves the right to select any or none of the submittals. 


Submission will be open until, 01.31.2019, 10:00 AM.  Students may submit art entries by dropping off a flash drive containing the art piece to Rachel Aho, HRE office, Benchmark Plaza, Building 822, 5 Heritage Center or through uploading to the online website. The online submission form will be activated on this web page in the coming weeks.


There will be a stipend of $500.00 for any selected pieces.


Submissions shall be either a piece of art (any media) presented on a 15” x 20” board or a digital image on the same 15” x 20” format (min. 600 dpi). Note that all hard copies will be digitally copied. All images will be enlarged to fit the final wall display. The Design Team will be responsible for all enlargements and any cropping as required.

Important Details

Final Installed Images: Final installed images are currently being planned to be printed images on vinyl wall-coverings.

Ownership: HRE will own the sole rights for all work selected.

Modifications: The Design Team may change the color rendition of any of the art and will crop images as required for final installation.

Eligibility: Submissions must come from University of Utah students currently pursuing a degree.

Information Sessions: We will be holding information sessions for interested students to learn more, see below.

Additional Information

The South Campus Housing & Dining Project is designed to encourage students to deepen their engagement with the U through Living Learning Communities (LLCs) and Themed Communities (TCs). The communities being planned include:

  • U Health-Health & Wellness wing, with a core focus on Interprofessional Education as well as increasing access to health professions for underrepresented students.
  • Technology Initiatives wing, focusing on increasing the number of students in the science, technology, engineering and math [STEM] disciplines, particularly historically marginalized students.
  • Community Engagement, focusing on connections with the Bennion Service Center, advocacy/activism, and service.
  • First Year Honors College Living Learning Communities (LLCs). These LLCs are designed to bring smaller groups of students together within a residence hall. These groups create a small network of Honors students who take one or more required Honors courses together during their first year of college.

Students interested in submitting art for review are encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions to learn more about the space and scope of the project in collaboration with the project architects:

  • December 12th: 5pm, HRE Main Office (North Conference Room, Benchmark 822)
  • December 17th: 4pm, HRE Main Office (North Conference Room, Benchmark 822)
  • January 9th: 4pm, HRE Main Office (North Conference Room, Benchmark 822)

Please fill out this form to indicate your interest in participating in this solicitation, and let us know on which information session you plan to attend. If you are unable to attend one of the information sessions and would still like to submit, please contact Rachel Aho at for more information.

Student Art Solicitation Interest Form

In the information sessions, we will go into more depth regarding the space, themes, colors, and other characteristics of the building. In general, students are encouraged to draw upon these aforementioned themes for inspiration as well as the spirit of the University of Utah, and the surrounding landscape of the state.