The MUSE Theme Year

MUSE Casual fridays

Each Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., MUSE provides students with free breakfast, coffee, and hot chocolate. Bring your friends along to grab a bite to eat, hear about upcoming MUSE events, and connect with professors and other students.


“After I started coming to Casual Fridays, I started to feel like I had a place here, and I no longer felt as homesick. It’s nice to have an event every Friday to look forward to and a place where I belong.”
–Izzy Fuller, MUSE Scholar


“As a hard sciences major (Chemical Engineering), I feel that MUSE Casual Fridays really help me to diversify and interact with other people outside the scope of engineering. Learning about the lives of others and discussing interesting topics really helps to show the human side of every major. I love MUSE Casual Fridays and hope to see them continue in the future.”
–Michael Adkins, MUSE Scholar


“Casual Fridays are a great time and great opportunity to meet new students and friends. All students will love them!”
–Jordan Anderson, MUSE Scholar

Lunchtime Lectures

On the first Thursday of each month during the academic year, MUSE invites an inspiring University of Utah faculty member to present a Lunchtime Lecture in relation to our current theme. Join us in the Sill Center at 12:15 p.m. for free lunch and an hour of unique perspectives on the theme. Our Lunchtime Lectures provide great opportunities for you to meet other students with similar interests and to connect with some of the most prominent professors from all different colleges and departments across campus. All students, staff members, and faculty members are welcome to attend!

Click here to learn about our next Lunchtime Lecture! 

MUSE Nights Out

MUSE Nights Out offer fun ways to participate in local activities with fellow students and faculty, and provide a great opportunity to make friends and get to know your professors outside the classroom. Our MUSE Nights Out are designed to bring small groups of students together with professors and community leaders to attend a campus or community event and then share a meal at a local restaurant.

Examples of past MUSE Nights Out include:

  1. Touring an art installation at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA), meeting the artist, and then dining at Red Butte Café
  2. Hearing Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, address the community at Kingsbury Hall and then discussing the event over dinner at Artistos

Do you have an idea for a MUSE Night Out? Contact us at — we’ll help you organize it, and we’ll pick up the tab!

To attend a MUSE Night Out…

…become a MUSE Scholar today!