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Live Camera of the Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building

Groundbreaking October 2016

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Located in the heart of campus, next to the Student Union and Marriott Library, the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building replaces Orson Spencer Hall (OSH). Like OSH, this building will be the campus' main classroom facility annually serving over 20,000 students from 60 different programs.

Students will enjoy:

  • 37 classrooms, 2 auditoriums, and hundreds of student study spaces
  • An entire floor with new laboratories that allow faculty and students to work on human solutions to life's challenges (climate change, income inequality, international security)
  • A new Welcome Center for prospective students and their families
  • New student dining for a growing residential population on campus
  • A collaborative student advising suite for students in the College of Social and Behavioral Science, the U's largest college on campus

The new building will also feature:

  • The first building on campus heated and cooled without any fossil fuel combustion, using the U's first geothermal ground source system that will eventually power up to 5 buildings in the surrounding area.
  • The first building to house an interdisciplinary research consortium for the social sciences, examining everything from family health to geographical information systems.
  • The first new home for Social and Behavioral Science (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, and Political Science), the Hinckley Institute of Politics, the Office of Global Engagement, and the new School for Social and Cultural Transformation in half a century.


Join us in making this building a reality.
Any gifts over $500 will be acknowledged on the building's main donor wall.

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For questions or more information about the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building, please contact CSBS Development Director Rob Hunsaker at or by phone at 801.585.9200.

Last Updated: 10/5/17