The Gary & Ann Crocker Science Center Project

Student Benefits

Students are the top priority for the College of Science and University of Utah. The CSC will provide new facilities, additional spaces, and innovative programs to enhance learning for science and non-science students alike. In short, the CSC will prepare students to be the innovators and leaders of the future.

Advising Hub

Student advisors in the College of Science serve many roles: advisors counsel students on degree progress, scholarship opportunities, graduation requirements, research opportunities, and internships.

Students who meet with their advisors are more likely to graduate on time, know which classes to take, and will learn about the many opportunities a science education provides. With advisors from each of the College’s department, the Advising Hive in the CSC will foster an engaged community of students.

Undergraduate Research

While many major research universities offer research experiences for undergraduates, the CSC will encourage all students to work alongside peers and research faculty to produce their own research findings.

Early and frequent undergraduate research is a uniquely valuable opportunity to learn the principles and practice of science firsthand. Prepared with these experiences, graduates will be exceptional candidates for graduate education and professional careers in the global marketplace.


More than just a place which students and faculty pass through, public spaces like the CSC Café are valuable as sites for informal learning. Most learning takes place outside of class, and the Café will be an attractive gathering area for students and faculty alike.

Students can use the Café to eat and meet with one another before, after, and between classes. These encounters will spark new friendships, connections, and collaborations between students from across the University of Utah campus.

Student Learning Center

Working one-on-one or in small groups, students will use the Student Learning Center to address key ideas in their classes, tackle supplemental problems, and gain insight into the many complex concepts a science education entails. These new, unified tutoring resources will greatly increase students’ ability to get help when they most need it.