The communications or PR team, the primary office for news from the U, provides information about everything from research and academic programs to breaking news, context on current events and student initiatives. We have access to faculty who are making news in their fields of study all over the world. We also manage emergency communications.

If your findings, accomplishments or events have implications relevant to the general public, please contact us. If you aren’t sure, we’re happy to discuss how to the reach the right audience for your message. Perhaps trade publications would be more interested than the general media. Perhaps you really want to reach an internal, campus audience, and we can help you with that, too.

We can draft and distribute your press release, but we offer many other communication options:

  • Custom pitches to specific reporters
  • Media advisories
  • Press conferences
  • Media events
  • Op-ed/editorials
  • Social media
  • Blog posts
  • Mass emails
  • Campus newsletters
  • Community forums

To contact us or to alert the media to U news, visit our Primary Media Contacts webpage.


Social Media:

UMC cultivates the campus conversation and provides exclusive content via Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Snapchat, Flickr and Views from the U, the University’s photo blog. Always on the lookout for emerging social media trends and new communication channels, UMC connects students and community with the University, both locally and nationally.

Join the Conversation: University of Utah Central Social Media Channels

Social Media Mashup

For a complete look at the U’s social media presence, visit our social media mashup page.

Social Media Guidelines

One of the most exciting things you’ll read on the internet today are the University of Utah Social Media Guidelines. Do yourself a favor and check it out.