The Kenneth P. Burbidge Jr. Family Academic Center, which opened in May of 2001, is a national-class academic facility.
Reserved for Utah’s varsity student-athletes, the 11,000-square foot, two-story facility is known for its aesthetics, technological offerings and academic service. The Burbidge Center features a student-athlete lounge, classroom, individual and group tutoring rooms, study table, computer lab, and offices for student-athlete support personnel.
The Burbidge Center is undergoing an expansion that is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018. The $2.1 million project is adding a new 4,500-square-foot west wing. New areas include more private study and tutor booths, a new computer lab, large group study classrooms, several quiet study classrooms, and special instruction rooms.
The project includes vacating 850 square feet in a large meeting room that was formerly used by the athletics department staff and repurposing it for quiet study. All of the new spaces will allow for more one-on-one tutoring, group study, group instruction and collaboration, while providing more quiet study areas for the student athletes.
The project also includes a new west entrance, allowing for easy access from the Sorenson High Performance Center, and a new basement-level entrance with a lounge area that will provide better access from team locker rooms, training room, fueling station, weight room, and the Jon M. Huntsman Center arena.