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Friday, July 29

8:00 am - 5:00 pm    Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR)

Information/Orientation / Retention & First Year Experience

New Student Orientation

Taggart Student Center, More Info


11:00 am - 6:00 pm    Snake River Rafting

Recreational / Other

USU OUTDOOR PROGRAMS -- We are heading up to the Snake River near Jackson, Wyoming, for a weekend of rafting and camping. We will spend Friday and Saturday nights around the fire in the Bridger Teton National forest and raft the thrilling rapids of the Alpine section of the Snake River. Trip Dates: July 29-31; Pre-trip Meeting: Wednesday July 27, 7 p.m. at OP; Cost: $95 - $75 if registered before June 27 (discounted applied at the time of payment) - $85 if registered before July 5 (discounted applied at the time of payment) - $95 starting July 5 until date of trip. Things to know: - Trip cost includes food, transportation, permit fees, rafting equipment, and student leadership. - All participants must have health insurance and abide by OP and university policies. - Students may bring one, non-student guest per trip (guest must register to join student). - Participants must be able to swim. DETAILS AND REGISTRATION HERE: http://bit.ly/1N8I1xP

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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Transcendence: Abstraction and Symbolism in the American West

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Showcasing NEHMA's important collection of art from the American West after World War I through the present day, Transcendence: Abstraction and Symbolism in the American West includes more than 60 works by artists spanning painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper, pottery, video and mixed media. The exhibition surveys both American Indian and non-native artists who employ abstraction and symbolism to convey their experiences and interpretations of the American West.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm    New Additions to the NEHMA Collection

Arts & Entertainment / Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

New Additions to the NEHMA Collection showcases a select group of artworks the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art has acquired for its collection in 2015 and 2016. Since the museum's founding in 1982, it has added between 50 and 250 artworks to its collection annually either through donation or purchase. Today, the collection includes more than 5,000 objects that illustrate the development of modern and contemporary art in the Western U.S. from 1920 through present day. New Additions is representative of this collecting philosophy and also illustrates the wide range of art media and materials in the museum's collection with examples of watercolor, ceramics, collage, assemblage, and paintings in oil and acrylic.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info