The U has some pretty good facilities. They are not the best in the nation, by any means, and there are quite a few buildings that could use a facelift (Orson Spencer Hall is probably the worst of the lot), but there are also quite a few that are brand-new or are currently being constructed. The University Hospital recently finished construction on a 10-year ordeal that added four new wings to the hospital and made it one of the nicest hospitals in the state. A new business building is in the works and will hopefully be completed by 2013. They are also working on a new microbiology building, as well.
In terms of recreational facilities, the gym is OK; it is very open and looks like they just converted an old warehouse into the field house. However, it does the trick, and it is always packed. There are multiple rooms for squash and racquetball—just don't forget your UCard or else you'll have to pay the $5 fee. The Babcock Theatre is a cozy environment to take in student-produced plays for cheap. The U also boasts a professional theater (Pioneer Theatre Company), the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and the nearby Red Butte Garden. One thing to note about the U’s facilities is the green space. The U has a firm commitment to keeping its campus green, with stretches of lawn that beautify and provide ample space to stretch and relax. The squirrels are often seen running from tree to tree, which adds to the environmental aspect of the campus, as well.