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Transformative Experiences. Exceptional Education.

Mission of Office of Undergraduate Studies (US)
From admission to graduation, the units of the Office of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Utah provide every student with an exceptional educational experience that empowers them to lead transformational lives wherever their educational and professional futures take them.


  1. We believe in the power of innovation to transform the University of Utah into a student-centered organization, one that works for every student—from orientation to completion and beyond.
  2. First-year retention at the University of Utah should reflect those of our peer/aspirant institutions; for the U, this means elevating the 89% first-year retention rate to 95% over the next 5 years.
  3. Completion rates at the U should similarly be comparable to our peers/aspirants; this will mean moving, at first, the six-year completion rate from 66.8% to higher than 80% over the next 5 years.
  4. A leading public research university supports its undergraduate population through holistic student programming and clear, consistent degree pathways.
  5. A data-informed approach to student success and undergraduate education promotes strategic decision-making, outcomes-based solutions, and timely, preemptive interventions.
  6. Providing tailored, holistic support for all students, especially low-income, part-time, transfer, and low-preparedness undergraduates will improve experiences and student success metrics.
  7. Supporting faculty and staff with resources and funding to provide an exceptional education experience for all students not only improves student success metrics, it also enhances the institution’s culture and ability to retain exceptional faculty and staff.




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Last Updated: 3/5/24