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Welcome to the Epicenter

Home to Changemakers Solving the World's Greatest Challenges. Opening Fall 2024.

A place dedicated to inspiring students – where you can live, learn, and collaborate with purpose. The Impact & Prosperity Epicenter, opening fall 2024, will be home to a diverse group of students and professionals driven by a shared vision and mission for the betterment of people and the planet. Considered the “soul” of campus, this living-learning space will prepare students to become thoughtful global citizens committed to enriching the lives of others.

The building itself is comprised of three parts: Six floors of residential space will house students driven by a passion to create positive change in their community. Adjacent offices will headquarter two dynamic teams, the Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity and the Sorenson Impact Institute. These residential and professional communities converge in the Forum, an intersectional gathering space that unites building residents to work alongside experts from both Centers in a true living-learning environment.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which the collective power of innovative thinkers drives creative solutions for transformative change to the world's great challenges.

  • Groundbreaking in August 2022
  • Opening August 2024
  • Located in heart of campus (1755 Student Life Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84112)
  • Home to 778 students
  • Featuring 300,000 square feet of student-centric space
  • An open Forum on the first-floor housing activities, trainings, speakers, and connections. Open to all University of Utah students. Select programs are open to the broader community
  • Full service cafe open to the public and meal plans available
  • Six residential floors
  • Three housing options – single or double rooms, 4- and 8-bedroom apartments, and the coveted microunit communities featuring private sleeping quarters with adjacent community lounges
  • Diverse and vibrant activities and events held inside (such as impact investment pitch competitions, guest speakers, solution bootcamps, trainings, community outreach, and more)
  • Residents get additional access to more facilities, resources, and programs
  • Building and activities inside financed with $20 million in donations from Jim and Krista Sorenson and Robert and Lynette Gay and additional donations from other individuals and companies


We provide a world class residential community, including three housing options, for nearly 800 students in the center of the University of Utah campus.


We offer unparalleled programming opportunities for students from all majors to explore and collaborate with experts in social impact and prosperity science.


We teach impact-focused courses for students across disciplines to apply impact concepts to their area of study.


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Phone: 801-646-6468