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First-Year Students

All PhD students admitted to the Molecular Biology Program and Biological Chemistry Program who remain in good academic standing will  receive financial support including a fellowship / living stipend ($32,000 for the 2022-2023 academic year; $35,000 for the 2023-2024 academic year), tuition waiver through the Tuition Benefit Program, and health insurance throughout their graduate training.



COVID-19 Information

COVID-10 Central @THEU

Information for Graduate and Professional Students

Guidance Documents & Forms



Calendar and Schedules

Fall 2022 Classes

1st Half Monday, August 22 - Friday, October 7
Labor Day Monday, September 5
Fall Break Monday, October 10 - Friday, October 14
2nd Half Monday, October 17 - Thursday, December 8
Thanksgiving Break Thursday, November 24 - Friday, November 25
Final Exam Week Monday, December 12 - Friday, December 16
Holiday Recess Monday, December 19 - Friday, January 6

Spring 2023 Classes

1st Half Monday, January 9 – Wednesday, March 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 16
Presidents Day Monday, February 20
2nd Half Thursday, March 2 - Tuesday, April 25
Spring Break Monday, March 6 - Friday, March 10
Final Exam Week (Oral Capstone Presentations) Thursday, April 27 - Wednesday, May 3

Academic Calendar 2022-2023 | Curriculum Page

Fall 2022 Lab Rotations

First Rotation Monday, August 29 - Friday, October 21
Rotation Verification Form Due: Friday, October 28
Rotation Report Due: Friday, October 28
Second Rotation Monday, October 24 - Thursday, December 9
Rotation Verification Form Due: Friday, December 16
Rotation Report Due: Friday, December 16

Spring 2023 Lab Rotations

Third Rotation Monday, January 9 - Friday, March 3
Rotation Verification Form Due: Friday, March 17
Rotation Report Due: Friday, March 17
Verbal Lab Commitments Can Begin Monday, March 6
Student Join Thesis Lab & Department May

2022-2023 Lab Rotation Schedule Succeeding in Lab Rotations | Rotation Verification Form   


Health Insurance Information

2022-23 Providers are listed below

Check out the Graduate Website for additional details: 

For specific benefits inquiries, please contact the individual insurance providers

Health Insurance

U of U Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan

Provider United Healthcare

Coverage is from 8/16/22 - 8/15/23

2022-23 Student Insurance Plan.pdf

Emotional-Support Help Line with Student Health Insurance

Optum is opening its Emotional-Support Help Line, providing access to specially trained mental health specialists to support people who may be experiencing anxiety or stress following the recent developments around COVID-19. Optum’s toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge and open to anyone. 

Covid-19 and Health Coverage

Access to Medical Care, Coverage

Members who feel like they may have been exposed to COVID-19 are being advised to call their provider (The Student Health Center respectfully asks that before traveling to the clinic for symptoms such as high fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please contact them first at 801-581-6431). To find a network provider, visit or their UHCSR mobile app.

Additional Support

We are encouraging students to take advantage of the Virtual Visit* capability, available through the HealthiestYou mobile app, or for more information through your

HealthiestYou FAQ



U of U Student Dental/Vision Insurance Plan

Provider EMI Health

Coverage is from 8/16/22 - 8/15/23

2022-23 Student Dental/Vision Plan.pdf

EMI Login Information


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Last Updated: 2/8/23