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Kenneth P. Burbidge Jr. Family Athletics Academic Center

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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

  • 11,000 square feet
  • Computer Lab
  • Student-Athlete Lounge
  • Conference room
  • Life Skills/Career Resource Center
  • Tutoring Rooms
  • Study Table
  • Academic Advising Offices
  • Compliance Department

Academics at Utah

Research
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.

Grants
One of the leading universities in the nation in federal research grants, the U. attracted $376.7 million in research funding in 2008-09.

Entrepreneurs
The University of Utah ranks second in the nation to MIT in university startup companies based on scholarly research.

Wired In
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

Study Table
Available to all student-athletes.

Tutors
Individual tutors and exam reviews.

Life Skills Center
Student-athletes receive training in personal development, community service and career planning.

Internships
"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.

Summer School
An option for student-athletes who meet the criteria.

Priority Registration
Enables student-athletes to schedule classes around practices and training.

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