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The University of Utah’s Beacons of Excellence Award was introduced in 2012 through a partnership between the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Division of Student Affairs. As part of the University’s campaign to transform the undergraduate experience, the goal of the award is to recognize and celebrate the outstanding people, programs or projects who have helped make the University a Beacon of Excellence through their commitment to providing an exceptional student education.


  • Nominations for the 2023 Beacons of Excellence Award will open in March 2023. 
  • The 2022 year’s nominations honored Beacons of “[Re]inventing Excellence.” Each award celebrated individuals and programs who adapted to recent challenges by raising the bar, pushing beyond, and reinventing excellence with creative and innovative solutions.
  • We invite you to nominate students, faculty, staff, programs, projects, centers, or departments who have reinvented excellence with creative and innovative solutions.
  • The deadline for submitting a 2023 nomination is June 2023.
  • Announcement of recipients will be made in July with an awards reception held in October 2023. 
Last Updated: 11/1/22