Herriman City is excited to welcome Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah to our community with the long-awaited groundbreaking of the Juniper Canyon Campus, held Thursday, July 15, 2021. It is a place where students can earn an associate degree through SLCC and a bachelor’s degree from the U of U—all in the same location.
We have worked jointly with the state legislature to secure funding for the project, including $32 million from the 2021 legislative session to help build the first structure—the 90,000-square-foot Juniper Building. The building is the first of several planned, and classes are set to begin in the 2023 fall semester. The campus will initially host over 2,000 students, and by 2025, will offer 12 programs to over 6,000 students between SLCC and the U of U. The programs were identified by the two colleges as high-demand areas in Utah and will be a natural transition for incoming students from the five high schools within five miles of the campus.
The journey started in 2011, with the City and SLCC joining together to bring this concept to fruition. The City has provided infrastructure support for the project with a water line, tank, pump station, and road improvements including Real Vista Parkway, Autumn Crest Boulevard, and Bruin View Drive. The master plan includes a trail through the campus that connects with the Juniper Canyon trail. The campus will bring vibrance to the nearby Academy Village commercial area and the Real Salt Lake Academy.
SLCC is committed to excellence in education and this campus has unlimited possibilities, offering an inviting learning environment in the new, innovate, state-of-the-art facility with views of our beautiful Juniper Canyon. This college campus will be a place of fond memories for students and the community alike. We look forward to the completion of this amazing addition to our community.