Former Vice President Joe Biden is coming to the University of Utah to speak on Dec. 13.

Biden, who served with President Barack Obama from 2009-17 after 36 years in the Senate, will appear at Kingsbury Hall on Thursday, Dec. 13, at noon. The event, sponsored by the university’s MUSE Project, will include an address by Biden, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session.

Questions must be submitted online by Dec. 7 to be considered.

The theme for this year’s MUSE (My U Signature Experience) Project is “Purpose.” Biden will speak about his 2017 memoir “Promise Me, Dad,” a New York Times bestseller that chronicled his life and political career, focusing on his son Beau’s battle with a malignant brain tumor, which took his life in 2015.

In the book, Biden cites his son’s illness as the primary reason he decided not to run for president in 2016. He has not ruled out running in 2020.

University of Utah students can pick up one free ticket with a student ID beginning Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. at the Kingsbury Hall Box office. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. for $10 (limit two) at the box office and online at