The Kenneth P. Burbidge Jr. Family Athletics Academic Center, which opened in May of 2001, is a national-class academic facility. Reserved for Utah's varsity student-athletes, the Burbidge Center is known for its aesthetics, technology offerings and academic service.
The 11,000-square-foot facility is campus landmark by virtue of its two-story, floor-to-ceiling curved glass wall. Its location is ideal for the population it serves: Situated between the HPER complex and the Huntsman Center, the Burbidge Center is central to classrooms and athletic venues.
The full-service academic facility is utilized by all 18 varsity Utah athletic teams and was underwritten by a generous $2 million gift from the Kenneth P. Burbidge Jr. family. The center consolidates Utah's athletic-academic efforts via computer labs, study space and academic counseling, while also providing a social gathering place for the student-athletes. Housed in the building are the academic services, compliance and nutrition departments, and the award-winning NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program.
The mission of the Burbidge Family Athletics Academic Center is to provide an integrated learning environment that will enhance the academic and personal development of all student-athletes. The objective is to accommodate the diverse needs and schedules of Utah's student-athletes through a wide range of individual and group support services, computer technologies and independent study opportunities.
Burbidge Academics Center
Academics at Utah
A Research I university, Utah was ranked as the 16th-best Public University by Forbes Magazine in 2009. The U. is particularly renowned in medicine, genetics and engineering. Geneticist Mario R. Capecchi received the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine for his work on gene targeting.
One of the leading universities in the nation in federal research grants, the U. attracted $376.7 million in research funding in 2008-09.
The University of Utah ranks second in the nation to MIT in university startup companies based on scholarly research.
Utah ranks among the "Most Wired Schools" in the nation. Student-athletes have their own computer lab in the Burbidge Athletics Academic Center.
Academic Support for Utah's Student-Athletes
Available to all student-athletes.
Individual tutors and exam reviews.
Life Skills Center
Student-athletes receive training in personal development, community service and career planning.
"Partnering with U." offers career mentoring, shadowing and internships with area businesses.
Fifth-Year Senior Program
Financial aid for student-athletes to finish coursework in their fifth year.
An option for student-athletes who meet the criteria.
Enables student-athletes to schedule classes around practices and training.