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Student Services

 
 
  • Academic Tutoring
  • See Tutoring and Academic Skills Services (TASS) in University College.
  • Accessibility Services
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Office: LC 312
  • Telephone: 801-863-8747

Provides accommodative services necessary for the integration of students with disabilities into all aspects of college life in accordance with The Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable legislation. Uvu will take all steps necessary to ensure that no otherwise qualified individual with a documented disability is excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of services, programs, or activities of Uvu. In addition, individuals with disabilities will not be subjected to discrimination by the University or its personnel. Services are available to students who have documentation substantiating various conditions (including a physical, psychological, or learning disability) and may include: sign language interpreting, testing accommodations, text in audio format, note taking, adaptive equipment, Brailling, and other individualized services. The office also houses the ADA Coordinator; the individual charged with determining eligibility and arranging accommodations for qualified employees.

 
 
  • Alumni Association
  • Office: AL 003
  • Telephone: 801-863-8179

The purpose of the UVU Alumni Association is to create lasting relationships between students, alumni and friends of the University for the advancement of the University.

The UVU Alumni Association provides benefits and support for over 200,000 UVU alumni, and is responsible for many services, like publishing UVU Magazine, providing benefits programs, Alumni Awards, Founder’s Day, the Family Fun Fair, Homecoming and other similar offerings. In addition, the Alumni Association maintains its home page at www.uvualumni.org, where both students and alumni can access various services of the association through the online community.

The UVU Alumni Association also sponsors the Student Alumni Association, which is involved in hosting important events and activities on campus, and at regional and national conferences. In addition, they are involved in service projects and annual student giving campaigns. Membership in the Student Alumni Association is open to all students, and applications for the Student Alumni Board are accepted during spring semester. For more information about this and other Alumni related topics, call 801-863-8179.

 
 
  • Bookstore
  • Located: SC 102
  • Telephone: 801-863-8641

Hours:

  •     Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  •     Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  •     Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  •         (fall and spring semesters only)
  •     Monday, Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  •     Tuesday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  •         (summer semester only)
  •     Closed Sunday and Campus Holidays

The bookstore is open each weekday to serve the students, faculty and staff of UVU. At the bookstore you will not only find your required text books for rent, purchase or e-book, but also everything else you will need for your college career: school supplies, computers, i-Pads, iPods, academically-priced software, general reading material, reference books, candy and sundry items, and UVU apparel,insignia items, gift cards.

 
 
  • Campus Connection
  • Located: SC 106f
  • Telephone: 801-863-8797

Hours:

  •     Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  •     Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  •     Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  •     Holiday hours may vary

Campus Connection is the place to go to get your UV OneCard/UV Plus Card (Student ID) and information on all student activities sponsored by or held at the Utah Valley University Campus along with the following services:

UV OneCard/UV PlusCard

The card will allow discounted access to most student activities and athletic events. The card allows free access to library book checkout, PE Issue Room, and athletic facilities. It also offers discounted entrance into selected community events, activities, and dances. Student fees entitle each student to one UV OneCard for the duration of his/her enrollment at UVU (minimum of 5 years). Students should save their cards even if they skip a semester or a year or two, because the card is automatically validated when registration is paid. Replacement cards (lost, stolen, broken or name changes) are $15.

UV PlusCard is everything the UV OneCard is PLUS it becomes your UCCU Debit Card all in one. Just go to www.uvu.edu/campusconnection to learn more.

The UV GreenBucks Account is a debit account made available for students to deposit funds at Campus Connection or online at onecard.uvu.edu (VISA, MasterCard, and Discover cards are accepted to put money on the UV OneCard). With these funds on their card, students can make purchases on campus for food, books, postal services, and special event tickets. When the UV GreenBucks is used in Dining Services, students receive a 5% discount. There is also a meal plan available that gives 10% off on all meals from Dining Services for $300. For more details, call Campus Connection 801-863-8797 or go to SC 106f.

UTA Bus Pass

Students are also eligible to receive a UTA Bus Pass for a fee. (Price may vary due to UTA rate increase.) You must be registered for at least one (1) credit class and provide your current UV OneCard/UV PlusCard to Campus Connection in order to obtain a UTA bus pass. Replacements will be charged the same activation fee.

Other Services

Tickets and SmithsTix for various Campus and community events; UTA Bus Passes; Faxing domestic and international; campus lost and found; general information. See uvu.edu/campusconnection for more up to date information.

 
 
  • US Post Office
  • Located: SC 104
  • Telephone: 801-863-6067

Hours:

  •     Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  •     Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  •     Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Mail pick-up:

  •     Monday - Friday 2:45 p.m.
  •     Saturday 12:45 p.m.

The US Postal Service is also available across the hall from Campus Connection. Stamps (singles, books, and rolls), Packaging Products, Express, Priority, Media-Mail, Bound Printed Matter, Global Priority, Global Express, Global Air Mail, Registered, Certified, Delivery Confirmation, and so forth, are available. Cash, Check, Credit, Debit Cards and UV GreenBucks are accepted.

 
 
  • Campus Recreation & Wellness
  • Location: SL 211
  • Telephone: 801-863-5553

The Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness offers a variety of recreational and health opportunities for UVU students. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life for students, faculty and staff by providing a broad range of recreation, wellness, and student engagement opportunities that complement the academic experience.  We actively promote the pursuit of a balanced, healthy lifestyle to our diverse university community.

Wellness Programs

The Student Health Services wellness programs provide services that will enhance personal wellness and the ability to be successful in the five areas of health which are Physical, Academic, Emotional, Social, and Spiritual. Some of the programs offered at Student Health Services are: behavior modification, educational campaigns, classroom presentations, wellness workshops, and fitness opportunities. For all programming questions please contact us at 801-863-8876.

  • Outdoor Adventure Center (rentals, sales, adventure trips)
  • Located: SL 216
  • Telephone: 801-863-7052
  • Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
  • Located: SL 201
  • Telephone: 801-863-8665
  • Student Leadership & Activities
  • Located: SC 105
  • Telephone: 801-863-8150
  • UVU Review (student newspaper)
  • Located: SC 220
  • Telephone: 801-863-8688
 
 

The Career Development Center consists of career services and the CareerPassport, National Student Exchange and Mobility Mission programs.  As a center we enhance individual career success and employment potential by fostering community, national and global relationships.  Our services engage students and alumni in exploring and preparing for professional pursuits with the express purpose of empowering them to achieve their unique life goals.

Our services include access to:

  • UV Job Board at www.uvu.edu/cdc for students and employers (online job posting, job search, submitting resumes, scheduling interviews, etc.)
  • Off-campus full-time, part-time, summer and temporary job openings
  • Internship opportunities
  • Counseling on career planning and preparation
  • Training and workshops on writing resumes, interviewing, networking, negotiating and more
  • Labor market, salary and career employment information
  • Career Lab research and mentoring
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Mock Interviews
  • Career and Internship Fairs
  • Part-Time Job Fairs
  • Local, national and international employers recruiting on campus
  • Group and class presentations on career related topics
  • Career resiliency
  • Career options for different majors
  • Graduate School entrance test prep
  • Entrance essays
  • Career and interest inventories
 
 

CareerPassport Program

The CareerPassport Program is an engaged way to actively participate in career and life preparation while working towards a degree at Utah Valley University.  CareerPassport expands your classroom experiences through engaged learning opportunities in the areas of career exploration, selection, and preparation. This will ultimately give you a competitive advantage when it comes to mapping out a successful career and life.

CareerPassport is a flexible, non-credit, self-paced program that enhances classroom learning by providing simultaneous career preparation activities and experiences.  CareerPassport participants are provided expanded opportunities in career excursions, networking activities, and mentoring experiences through the CareerPassport Mentoring Program (CPM).

The CareerPassport Program addresses the career preparation needs of students at any stage of their academic experience and commitment by providing three levels of participation:

  • CareerPassport Club

This level is perfect for the busy student who wants to do more regarding career preparation than they are currently doing on their own and who wants to expand their networking and leadership skills.

  • CareerPassport Certification Tracks

This option is ideal for the proactive student who is willing to put forth effort to be prepared and competitive upon graduation. Track activities focus on career and college developmental stages and include the following:

  • College Preparation
  • Self-Discovery
  • Career Exploration
  • Career Preparation
  • Career Readiness
  • Life Preparation
  • Engaged Learning University Distinction or (ELUD)

This level is great for students who demonstrate seriousness in their coursework and career goals and identifies you as one of the University’s engaged learners with advanced credentials. The Engaged Learning University Distinction is sponsored by the UVU Office of Engagement and is available to UVU student through participating in one of three tracks. The Professional Engagement Track is provided through the CareerPassport Program. Participants focus on integrating their educational and career pursuits and preparation in an engaged learning environment and earn special career-related incentives and additional honors upon graduation.

 
 

Center for Global and Intercultural Engagement

The Center for Global and Intercultural Engagement (CGIE) supports the University efforts to prepare globally competent citizens. To accomplish these objectives, CGIE collaborates closely with colleges, schools, and other units across campus to create a community of students, staff, and faculty that share multicultural and international knowledge, attitudes, experiences, and efforts. We are committed to fostering an inclusive atmosphere for all students and to preparing them for an increasingly complex, diverse, and globalized society. CGIE is comprised of four programs.

  1. International & Multicultural Studies: These programs support and facilitate international study programs, study abroad, internships, student exchanges, travel resources, global and multicultural faculty training, cultural excursions, and student workshops. The programs include the Global Spotlight Program, the New York Times Global Review, mentored research programs, and other engaged learning opportunities for students. IMS also is the primary provider of facilitation, training, and support for the Global/Intercultural Graduation Requirement. This requirement enables all UVU students to gain critical exposure to issues related to cross-cultural appreciation and understanding. IMS is also committed to inclusive teaching practices and approaches that enhance the learning of students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  2. Multicultural Student Services (MSS): Our programs provide a full range of support services targeting American minorities with an eye toward inclusion of all students across campus. The mission is to promote educational opportunities and intercultural enrichment for diverse heritage students and the wider campus community. Our programs aim to nurture student achievement and develop relationships that support student success, academic growth, retention, and completion of educational programs. Services include tutoring and counseling, social events, ethic club advisement and support, cultural talent opportunities, and registration and financial aid advising.
  3. International Student Services (ISS):  Our programs provide advisement and support on visa, employment, and academic issues for UVU’s international student population. Students with questions regarding immigration, visa, or related issues may visit one of our advisors in WB147. ISS activities including orientations each semester for all new international students, managing the federally mandated Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to ensure that all international students at UVU are legally “in status,” and providing a variety of services designed to promote the academic success of our international students.
  4. International Affairs & Diplomacy (IAD): Our office advances UVU’s presence and reach in the international community through cultural exchanges, diplomatic visits, economic development partnerships, and other related activities. Programs include the hosting and connecting international dignitaries including heads of state, ministers, ambassadors, business, educational, and religious leaders. We also act as a subcontractor for the Library of Congress Open World program and operate activities in connection to the Utah-Russia Institute and Honorary Consulate General for the Russian Federation. 
 
 

The Center for the Advancement of Leadership

  • Director: Kris Coles
  • Office: LC 302
  • Telephone: 801-863-6466
  • E-mail: cal@uvu.edu
  • Fax: 801-863-6136

L.E.A.D. Program

The L.E.A.D. Program focuses on four key aspects of personal development (Learn, Engage, Acquire, and Discover). Together, these four aspects ensure leadership growth concurrently in both the personal and professional arenas.

The L.E.A.D. Program offers students the opportunity to receive the Engaged Learning University Distinction in Leadership after completing four semesters. Students completing two semesters will receive departmental recognition in the form of a standard certificate. Details on these options can be viewed at www.uvu.edu/leadership

 
 

Care about Childcare at Utah Valley University

  • Coordinator: Julia Mohr
  • Office: EE 009
  • Telephone: 801-863-8557
  • Web: www.uvu.edu/cac

Care About Childcare @ UVU (formerly Child Care Resource and Referral Mountiainland) is a state- funded resource for parents who are seeking child care in Utah, Summit, Juab or Wasatch counties. Parents can call the referral line at 801-863-8631 or toll free at 1-800-952-8220 or log onto the website at www.uvu.edu/cac and receive a free personalized list of available state-regulated child care that meets their requested work schedule and family size needs. CAC@UVU also teaches approved professional child care training that satisfies both the Utah Bureau of Child Care Licensing and Provider Professional Development Program career ladder requirements. CAC@UVU also offers services to Spanish speaking child care providers as well as grants and program coaching to child care family home providers and child care centers. 

 
 
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Office: SL 122
  • Telephone: 801-863-8820

Clubs and Organizations, also known as UV Clubs, connects students to Uvu in a unique way that reflects each student’s individual interests and academic desires.

UV Clubs, a branch of UVUSA, works with 100+ active clubs facilitating club success on campus. Many clubs are very active on campus and have received local, state, and national recognitions.

By getting involved in a club or organization students have the opportunity to increase leadership, citizenship, and service skills that enhance Uvu and the community. Students meet new people, and most of all, have fun. For information on existing clubs and/or procedures for chartering a new club, look on the web www.uvu.edu/clubs, or contact the UV Clubs Office in SL 122.

 
 

Dean of students/AVP Student Life

  • Alexis Palmer
  • Office: SL 201
  • Telephone: 801-863-8311

The Dean of Students is committed to providing a growth enhancing environment in which all Utah Valley University students learn and develop to their fullest potential.  Student Life at Utah Valley University promotes the psychological, physical, intellectual, occupational, spiritual and ethical wellness of all students, engages students socially, encourages civic involvement, and provides opportunities for experiential learning, leadership, and wellness through collaboration with the campus and community.

 
 

Department of housing and residence life

The Department of Housing and Residence Life provides students with a variety of housing services. Information concerning local housing options is available on our website at www.uvu.edu/housing, in the Housing Office, or through email.

Utah Valley University does not own or manage any student housing on or off-campus. The University works closely with local landlords to provide accurate and up-to-date information on all housing options listed within the local area so that students can choose the most suitable housing while attending UVU.

Should disputes between a Landlord and a UVU Student Tenant arise, a free mediation service is available through the Office Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution located in SL 201. To schedule an appointment for mediation services, please call 801-863-7237.

Off-campus Student Housing

The Department of Off-Campus Housing provides students with a variety of housing services. Information concerning local housing options is available on our website at www.uvu.edu/housing, in the Housing Office, or through email.

Utah Valley University does not own or manage any student housing on or off-campus. The University works closely with local landlords to provide accurate and up-to-date information on all housing options listed within the local area so that students can choose the most suitable housing while attending UVU.

Should disputes between a Landlord and a UVU Student Tenant arise, a free mediation service is available through the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution located in SL 201. To schedule an appointment for mediation services, please call 801-863-7237.

 
 
  • Dining services
  • Office: SC 201
  • Telephone: 801-863-8664

The Dining Services Department is operated by and under the direction of Auxiliary Services in the Sorensen Student Center. The mission of the department is centered to students and their dining enjoyment and benefit.

  • Centre Courte Food Court
  • Located: SC 1st Floor
  • Hours:
  •     Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  •         (Certain areas of the Food Court)
  •     Saturday
  •         8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Subway)
  •         10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Pizza Hut)

With the recent expansion of the Student Center, food service options are plentiful. The Centre Courte has a large variety of retail food options. New additions to the food court include Costa Vida, Subway and Pizza Hut Express. Rockin’ Robbies’s Burgers, Fried, and Shakes, Hazuki- Asian Fusion, JFE Sushi Bar and the Wolverine Bake Shoppe.

  • Valley View Cafeteria
  • Located: SC 2nd Floor
  • Hours:
  •     Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

It is named for its exquisite view of the Utah Valley, and offers a more relaxed and unique atmosphere for students, faculty and staff.

  • Other Food Services
  • Hours:
  •     Monday - Friday at posted times

*Please check Dining Services website at www.uvu.edu/diningservices for more exact operating hours of all locations and updated menus and meal options.

Six remote food service locations are also available. The Trades Café is located on the 3rd floor of the Gunther Trades building. A food kiosk is available on the 4th floor of the Losee Center For Student Success. Also, the University Library now offers the Bytes and Brew Café featuring Starbucks coffee selections and additional coffee house brews, lattes, gourmet sandwiches and take-and-go meal options. Located at the intersection of the PE Hallway and the Student Life and Wellness Building are three additional branded restaurants, Jamba Juice, Taco Bell and the most recent healthy retail option: The Green Line Café, (formerly known as the LA Café). Our last two remotes are the HP Café in the Health Professions building and the ME Café, located in the McKay Education building.

The Sorensen Student Center and Catering Services is recognized in the community as one of the area’s finest catering services. It has earned a reputation in outstanding dining service quality for over 20 years. Clientele include students, administrators, staff personnel, conference groups, weddings, class reunions and local community groups. The Dining Services Department also manages the campus vending machines. Dining Services provides an excellent source of employment opportunities for UVU students in all of these venues.

 
 

Engaged Learning University Distinction

The Engaged Learning University Distinction (ELUD) contributes to the UVU’s “community engaged” classification through the collaborative connection of teaching, learning, scholarly, and service activities among students, faculty, and the community. The program provides UVU students the opportunity to integrate academic and co-curricular activities and demonstrate experiential learning to potential employers, graduate programs, or other post-graduate student pursuits. The distinction is an institutional graduation honor consisting of a certificate award, notation on the academic transcript, a graduation regalia cord, and related recognition. Students may select between three tracks within the university program.

  1. Leadership Track: This program is administered through the Center for the Advancement of Leadership and may be achieved by completing specified requirements within the Center’s L.E.A.D. (Learn, Engage, Acquire, Discover) Program. This includes both classroom and other activities to promote well-rounded personal development including mentoring activities, interviews, service learning, guest lectures, and coursework related to a variety of leadership topics.
  2. Professional Engagement Track: This Program is administered through the Institute for Professional Engagement and is connected to the CareerPassport Program, a self-paced effort that assists UVU students in preparing for career decisions and related post-graduate pursuits. Activities include career exploration, excursions, personality and interest testing, networking opportunities, career mentoring, job shadowing, internships, reflection assignments, e-portfolio preparation, and other experiential learning activities.
  3. Service Learning Track: This program is administered through the Volunteer & Service Learning Center and is a geared toward students who would like a structured emphasis on service and civic engagement as part of their university experience. Activities include service projects, academic reflection assignments, portfolio preparation, and other opportunities to connect students with community organizations and programs.

All students in ELUD are required to complete an introductory course in engaged learning related to their chosen track. This will include interaction with a variety of experts and leaders across the university and will give students the opportunity to plan their program, collaborate and share ideas with other students, and participate in a broad array of campus events. Students will also complete a capstone project related to their track that includes a portfolio of activities that demonstrate their level of engagement and preparation for post-graduate experience. Visit the program website for detailed information on courses and track requirements.

 
 

Equity in Education: Training & Resource Center

The Equity in Education Center’s focus is to promote inclusion, acceptance, and respect for diversity in Utah classrooms, work environments, and communities; to assist Utah’s workforce and future workforce in becoming self-sufficient through knowledge of opportunities and positive decision making; to raise awareness of the harmful effects of media and advertising on our society and to raise awareness and advocate prevention of violence and abuse in our community. The Equity Center sponsors the annual Empowering Your Tomorrow boys’ conference, the annual Expanding Your Horizons girls’ conference and the bi-annual Clothesline Project, which is a violence awareness and prevention program held in April and October. Additionally, the Equity Center offers free trainings on topics such as; Stereotyping, Cultural Diversity, Making Language Inclusive and more. The Equity Center also houses a free resource library consisting of books and videos that cover a wide variety of equity and diversity related topics.

 
 

First-Year Experience (FYE)

UVU’s First-Year Experience (FYE) program is designed to help new students make a smooth and successful transition to college life. Participation in the following FYE programs will help students build a foundation of success:

  • Orientation
  • Freshman Reading Program
  • Freshman Convocation
  • StartSmart
  • UVCommit
  • Freshman Year-End Celebration
  • Learning Communities
  • Personalized Academic Advisement
 
 

Instant Info/One stop call center

  • Desks and Computer Kiosks Located at:
  • Administration Building BA 100a
  • Gunther Trades Level 6 entry
  • Computer Science Building Level 4
  • Science Building Level 1
  • Liberal Arts Building Level 1 entry

  Computer Kiosks Located at:

  • Automotive Trades Level 3
  • Student Center/Learning Center Level 1

Telephone: 801-863-INFO (4636) or 801-863-7439

  • E-mail: instantinfo@uvu.edu 
    • (Answered within 24 hours)
  • Text: 801-404-3757  
    • (Taken during business hours)

Instant Info and the One Stop Call Center provide comprehensive assistance to new, continuing, and transferring students as well as parents, staff, faculty, and the general public regarding all aspects of student services. At Instant Info, trained peer advisors field all inquiries through walk-in, e-mail, text message, and telephone assisting patrons in resolving issues. In the One Stop Call Center, One Stop advisors answer all incoming calls to the University Campus as well as take real time chats to assist patrons in resolving issues. Should a referral be required, patrons are directed to an individual/department or contact information is provided. Personnel are trained to assist patrons with the following:

  • Electronic admissions applications
  • WEB START
  • Registration - UV Link
  • Personalized textbook lists - BookMatch - UV Link
  • Degree and program requirements
  • Refer to Advisors
  • Degree evaluations - academic record of completed, in progress, and remaining classes - UV Link, Wolverine Tracks
  • Online credit card and electronic check payments
  • Answer questions regarding electronic financial aid applications - FAFSA
  • Direct to and answer questions regarding electronic loan counseling
  • Accessing instructors and online assignments - Canvas
  • Class schedules and catalogs
  • Campus activities and events
  • Online parking services assistance
  • Locations and directions
  • PIN numbers/change of address
  • Answer questions via e-mail or text message
  • Assisting with adding and dropping classes, and checking financial aid
  • Assisting callers with all other online services

One Stop Student Services

  • Director: Francie Hallman
  • Office: BA 106
  • Telephone: 801-863-8735

The mission of One Stop is to provide quality professional services in the areas of Enrollment, Financial Aid, and Payments, in support of students’ academic objectives. Uvu One Stop affirms that the student is the heart of the educational enterprise.

One Stop Advisors provide assistance to prospective and current students in the following areas:

  • Admissions
  • Registration
  • Payments
  • Financial Aid
  • General Campus Information

Each of these processes is also available through Uvu online services (UVLink).

 
 

Intramural Sports

The Intramural Sports Program is one of the largest co-curricular activity programs that complement the formal academic curriculum. It offers extensive opportunities to currently enrolled Utah Valley University students, faculty, staff and their spouses/partners in a number of competitive and structured activities each year. Participation in the program is voluntary and determined by interest.

Participation can provide one with opportunities to have fun, learn new sports, meet people from other cultures, test one’s physical ability as well as offer a break from routine. Team sports generally take on a league structure and a post-season tournament to determine champions. Special events range from one day to several day tournaments. In most events, skill levels and divisions are established to allow competition for men’s, women’s, co-ed and Mixed teams at various skill levels.

The Intramural Sports program strives to provide programming for all levels of ability and experience. Our aim is to serve the recreational needs of the majority of the student body and not just the athletic minority.

A competitive spirit of fair play and good sportsmanship is encouraged in order to provide all with a wholesome recreational experience. Participants and staff are asked to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with, and in support of, those values set forth by Utah Valley University.

“Sportsmanship is no different from fair play in life. When someone crowds into line at a grocery store, that person is a poor sport. We need to discipline ourselves and control our reactions in similar situations in sports.” - Clark Thorstenson

 
 

Learning Strategies Support

See Tutoring and Academic Skills Services (TASS) in University College.

  • Library
  • Telephone: 801-863-8886
  • Fax: 801-863-7065
  • Web: www.uvu.edu/library
  • Hours:
  •     Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - midnight
  •     Saturday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • Director:
    Michael J. Freeman
  • Office: Library 502e
  • Telephone: 801-863-8751

The library houses over 400,000 volumes (including 135,000 e-books), 20,000 videos, 15,000 streaming films, and over 70,000 periodicals in print or electronic format. Reference service is available to assist students doing research; formal classroom instruction is also available. The library network provides electronic access to 130 indexes and databases, six full-text newspaper databases, and library catalogs throughout Utah, the United States, and around the world. Full Internet access is provided. Through the Utah Academic Library Consortium, UVU student cards are accepted at all public and private academic libraries in the state. Web-based Interlibrary Loan moves materials quickly between consortium members. The new library hosts five classrooms, three computer classrooms, the information commons, the writing center, visual arts lab, specialized hardware and software for students with disabilities, a deaf studies lab, the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation Center, the Center for Constitutional Studies, and an art gallery.

 
 
  • Lockers
  • Office: Physical Plant
  • 936 S. 400 W., Orem
    • (Next to Parking Services)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8130
  • Hours:
  •     Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Lockers are available for student use in the Gunther Trades Building and are rented through the Facilities/Physical Plant Office. Locker rentals are $5 per semester or $13 per year. This fee is non-refundable. Renewal of lockers needs to be completed before the end of the semester to avoid locker changes and clearance of contents. The renter is responsible for any damages to the locker(s).

 
 

Math Lab

  • See Tutoring and Academic Skills Services (TASS) in University College.
  • National Student Exchange
  • Office: LC 410p
  • Telephone: 801-863-6750
  • E-mail: Julieb@uvu.edu
 
 

National Student Exchange

National Student Exchange embodies the overall mission of Utah Valley University by providing meaningful Engagement Opportunities for its students. The National Student Exchange (NSE) which is a service within the Career Development Center, provides opportunities for undergraduates, to study for up to one calendar year at another NSE member college or university and pay in-state tuition.

With over 200 colleges and universities from which to choose, students can find a campus that is “custom” to individual degree plans, with just the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet unique personal and academic needs and interests. Spending time at another campus will allow students to grow academically and personally. Students will develop a greater appreciation for the different regions, cultures, and people. NSE extends beyond the borders of the United States to include U.S. territories as well as some Canadian provinces. Students participate in order to:

  • Broaden personal and educational perspectives
  • Explore and appreciate new cultures
  • Widen university boundaries
  • Take courses not offered at the home campus
  • Learn from different professors
  • Access courses with different perspectives
  • Explore new areas of study
  • Experience personal growth
  • Break out of their comfort zones
  • Live in a different geographic area
  • Acquire life skills
  • Investigate graduate or professional schools
  • Look for future employment opportunities
  • Become more independent and resourceful

NSE is a “study away” experience that fits into university initiatives for globalization and diversity. NSE participants have found their exchanges culturally enriching, academically rewarding, and one of the most significant experiences of their undergraduate education, Since it’s founding in 1968, more than 100,000 students have had the opportunity to experience life from a different point of view.

Students will need a 3.0 cumulative GPA and one-year of university work, to join the more than 85,000 students who have been placed in life-changing exchange situations which challenged their thinking, expanded their educational, personal experiences, and encouraged them to take risks.

 
 

Ombuds

  • Office: SC 107
  • Telephone: 801-863-7237

Within the Uvu community misunderstandings and disagreements needing resolution occur. The Uvu Ombuds is a mediator who is familiar with campus policies, student’s rights and responsibilities, and can help find useful options within these guidelines. In order to serve as a mediator, as opposed to an advocate, the Ombuds neutrally and objectively listens to all problems and works with the parties involved to find a solution. The Ombuds may be used as a resource for help in a variety of difficult situations. The Ombuds can help with:

  • Interpersonal conflicts
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Academic complaints and conflicts
  • Housing/Landlord disagreements
  • Discrimination complaints
  • Grading procedure disputes
  • School policy and procedures
  • Others

All services are offered to Uvu students free of charge.

 
 
  • Outdoor Adventure Center
  • Office: SL 216
  • Telephone: 801-863-7052
  • Web: www.uvu.edu/oac
  • Hours:
  •     Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  •         (fall and spring semesters only)
  •     Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  •         (summer semester only)

The Outdoor Adventure Center provides students, staff, faculty and the community an opportunity to learn from the vast outdoor classroom. We offer participants a chance to experience nature while also learning how to protect and preserve the natural environment. Opportunities range from clinics, adventure outings, and afternoon activities. We also offer equipment rentals and retail items that will help get you outside! We collaborate with different academic departments in offering experiential education outside of the classroom, call us today if you are interested in planning an activity for your students. Come in today and let us help with your next adventure. For a list of rental prices visit www.uvu.edu/oac.

 
 

Parking & Transportation Services

  • Located: 936 S. 400 W., Orem
  • Telephone: 801-863-8188
  • Hours:
  •     Monday, through Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Parking permits are required to park anywhere on the UVU main campus and west campus. UVU uses license plate reader technology and assigns a digital permit to your vehicle license plate at the time of permit purchase. Parking permits are available in our office at 936 S. 400 W. or online through the link found at www.uvu.edu/parking - there is also information on the site regarding parking maps, regulations, and other information to assist you in parking on campus. We can also be contacted by phone at 801-863-8188 Monday through Friday 7 am to 5 pm.

Parking for People with Disabilities

Only those vehicles carrying distinctive (logo) license plates for people with disabilities or temporary/permanent permits obtained from the Utah State Division of Motor Vehicles at 150 E. Center in Provo plus a valid UVU handicapped parking permit shall be allowed to park in stalls for the disabled. If all disabled stalls are full in a given area, those displaying a disabled permit may park in the nearest available stall.

Student and Employee Parking

Students and employees operating vehicles on University properties must adhere to all state, local, and university traffic/parking regulations. To park on campus, students and employees must obtain a valid parking permit from Parking Services. Employees and Students will need to provide their vehicle information e.g. license plate number, make and model before a permit can be issued to them. Permits are not required to park in any employee or student lot after 5 p.m.

Visitor Parking

Visitors operating vehicles on University property must adhere to all state, local, and university traffic/parking regulations. There are three visitor pay lots on campus. The Lakeside Visitor Lot and Admissions Meter Lot are located on the south side of campus, and the Parking Garage is on the north side by the Student Life building. The cost to use the lot is posted at the lot, as well as on the Parking Services website. These lots are pay-by-space parking and each stall is numbered. Pay stations are located in convenient locations in these lots. Payment is required in these pay lots from 5 AM through 10 PM, seven days a week. Payment is required at the time you park at one of the pay stations. If you have any questions regarding parking on campus please contact the Parking Services Office at 801-863-8188.

 
 

Physical Education Services (Issue Room)

  • PE Services Director: Sam Atoa
  • Office: PE 119
  • Telephone: 801-863-8567

  • Asst. Director:
      Blake Higginson
  • Office: PE 150 (Issue Room)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8628

The Physical Education building serves as the home for many Physical Education classes, Intercollegiate Women’s Volleyball, and Men’s Wrestling.

Facilities included are: men’s/women’s locker rooms, one main basketball floor, a multipurpose area, a single lane indoor track, one aerobic/dance area, a martial arts room, weight room, cardio machines, racquetball courts, a motor learn lab, dance rooms, and various faculty/staff offices.

UVU PE Issue t-shirts are required to use the Physical Education Facilities. Students with current student ID cards are encouraged to use the facilities at no cost during open hours. Faculty/Staff are also allowed to use the facilities. You must have your UVU ID card to check out the issue clothing.  Lockers are available to rent each semester. Family faculty/staff and student spouse passes are also available for a nominal semester fee. For additional information, hours of operation and to reserve a racquetball court, please refer to the PE Issue room (PE 150) or call 801-863-8628.

 
 

Printing Services

  • Printing
  • Located: GT 533
  • Telephone: 801-863-8415

 

  • Copy Center
  • Located: SC 101g
  • Telephone: 801-863-8355

Printing Services provides copying, offset printing, and graphic design services for the UVU community. The primary digital printing production center is located in the Gunther Technology Building room 516D. A smaller facility is located in the Student Center near the bookstore. Printing Services also operates the Visual Arts Lab located in the library. This facility is open to the public but caters primarily to art students. The Visual Arts Lab provides many media and art-related services including digital mat board cutting, laminating, wide format printing, photo mounting, copying, and faxing. The lab also sells a variety of materials and supplies. In addition, lab employees can help students identify and resolve technical issues with their graphics files. Students have access to all of the Printing Services operations except for the offset print shop.

 
 

The office of Prospective Student Services (PSS) provides future students with the necessary tools, knowledge, and assistance needed to become a student at UVU. Our office coordinates recruitment initiatives and events designed to provide support for new and transfer students. In addition to helping prospective students, PSS establishes positive relationships with high school and junior college counselors and administrators. PSS works closely with the Enrollment Marketing department, coordinating student data management and prospective student marketing publications.

Our office gives campus tours and organizes high school and transfer events. If you would like to schedule a tour, attend an event, or receive additional information about UVU please call 801-863-8811 or visit our website, www.uvu.edu/futurestudents.

  • Provo adult education
  • Office: 636 N. Independence Ave., Provo
  • Telephone: 801-374-4840
  • Fax: 801-374-4816

Provo Adult Education offers services to all UVU students who begin their college studies before they have earned a high school diploma. The purpose of PAE is to help students convert college credits into credits that apply toward high school diplomas or prepare to take the GED for the Utah High School Completion Diploma. Any UVU student can participate regardless of age or school district boundaries. Services at PAE include counseling for high school completion, high school level classes, GED testing information and preparation, and skill-building classes.

 
 

Sorensen Student Center

  • Office: SC 103
  • Telephone: 801-863-8612

Located in the heart of the Orem Campus, the Wilson W. Sorensen Student Center represents the center for campus life. The Center provides students, faculty, staff, and guests a setting for informal associations, special events, banquet and workshop facilities, social and cultural activities, and the everyday amenities such as food, books, and supplies. Services and activities provided by the Student Center include the following:

  • Bookstore
  • Located: SC 102
  • Telephone: 801-863-8641

  • Campus Connection
    (UVID and proximity card, information, and box office services)
  • Located: SC 106
  • Telephone: 801-863-8797

  • Centre Courte
    (food court)
  • Located: SC 111

  • Copy Center
  • Located: SC 102t
  • Telephone: 801-863-8355

  • Dining & Catering Services
  • Located: SC 201
  • Telephone: 801-863-8664

  • Office of Student Affairs
  • Located: SC 109
  • Telephone: 801-863-6158

  • Ragan Theater
    (400 seat facility for multi-purpose event and program functions)
  • Located: SC 216
  • Telephone: 801-863-8799

  • Scoops Ice Cream Shop
  • Located: SC 103f

  • Student Center Administration & Scheduling
  • Located: SC 103
  • Telephone: 801-863-8612

  • Student Health Services
    (medical services, mental health therapy, wellness education)
  • Located: SC 221
  • Telephone: 801-863-8876

  • U.S. Postal Services
  • Located: SC 104
  • Telephone: 801-863-6067

  • Utah Community Credit Union
  • Located: SC 101j
  • Telephone: 801-863-6244

  • Valley View Room
    (cafeteria & dining services)
  • Located: SC 203

  • Conference Room Facilities
  • Grande Ballroom: SC 106a
  • The Commons: SC 106
  • Centre Stage: SC 108
  • SC 206a, SC 206b, SC 206c,
  • SC 206g, SC 206h, SC 213a,
  • SC 213b, SC 213c, SC 214
 
 

Sport Clubs

Utah Valley University offers a large variety of Sport Clubs. A sport club is a group of students (also faculty and staff) organized voluntarily for the purpose of furthering their common interests in a sport through participation and competition. Each club team is developed, organized, and managed by students with guidance from the Intramural & Sport Club Coordinator, Intramural & Sport Club Supervisor and club team coaches.

The emphasis for sport club activities is leadership. Sport Clubs are an excellent setting for the development of athletic skills, student leadership, and social outlets. Each club team’s success is determined by the collective efforts and organization of the student athletes. Participation in sport clubs is meant to be a learning experience for members through their involvement in fundraising, public relations, organization, administration, budgeting, and scheduling, as well as the development of skills in their particular sport.

The UVU Sport Clubs program is designed to serve individual interests in different sports. Students have the opportunity to engage in an in-depth sports experience that is not otherwise available through recreational programs. The Sports Club Program offers all regularly enrolled students an opportunity to participate at a competitive collegiate level. New and experienced athletes are actively recruited - many sport club athletes have never played their sport before joining a UVU team. Club teams practice on a weekly basis and compete at the local, regional, and national levels.

Membership is limited to Utah Valley University full or part-time students, staff, and faculty only. All students, faculty, and staff desiring membership in a sport club must have a valid UVU identification card.

 
 

Student Computing has been established to provide computing resources and technical support services that enhance the educational experience of the students of UVU. These services include: The Open Student Computer Labs, Computer Rental, Campus Kiosks, student account management, print audit, UVlink portal.

The Open Student Computer Labs are available to all currently registered UVU students on a first-come, first-serve basis. No charge is required for the use of the computers. Lab Assistants are available to provide support and to help keep the equipment running. These labs contain 254 computers and have Internet access and E-mail as well as popular application software to assist students with their class work.


  • Info Commons Lab
  • Located: LI 1st Floor
  • Telephone: 801-863-6932
  • Hours:
  •     Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - midnight
  •     Saturday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  •         Check with lab assistant for holiday and summer hours

The “D.L.C.” lab is located on the bottom floor of the library. With 124 workstations, this is the largest open lab on campus.


  • Computer Loft
  • Located: SC 215
  • Telephone: 801-863-6081
  • Hours:
  •     Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  •     Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  •     Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  •     Closed Sunday
  •         Check with lab assistant for holiday and summer hours

The “Computer Loft” lab is located across from the Ragan Theater.


  • Computer Rental
  • Located: SC 116
  • Telephone: 801-863-8390
  • Hours:
  •     Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The “Student Computer Rental” is located at the north end of the Student Center.


  • Greenhouse
  • Located: PS 101
  • Telephone: 801-863-7147
  • Hours:
  •     Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  •     Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  •         Check with lab assistant for holiday and summer hours

The “Greenhouse” lab is located at the junction of the Student Center, Science Building, and Activity Center.


  • Wasatch
  • Located: WC 206 (Heber)
  • Telephone: 801-863-6628
  • Hours:
  •     Monday - Thursday 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  •     Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Black Ops
  • Located: NG 107
  • Telephone: 801-863-7147
  • Hours:
  •     Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 8p.m.
  •     Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  •         Check with lab assistant for holiday and summer hours


UV Link provides access to class registration, student information, Canvas and many other online services. To use this system you must be accepted for admission and have a PIN number that is assigned at the time you were admitted.

 
 

Student Government

  • Utah Valley University Student Association (UVUSA)
  • Office: SL 122
  • Telephone: 801-863-8652

Student government offers a variety of elected and appointed offices through which students can influence and enhance the social and academic climate of the University. All students are encouraged to support and participate in the student association. Elections to fill positions in student government are held each March, appointed student council positions are filled in April and any vacancies at the beginning of each semester. All students are members of the Utah Valley University Student Association (UVUSA) and are welcome to apply for committee positions at any time during the year.

Information on involvement opportunities in student government can be obtained from the Student Government Office (SL 122).

 
 
  • Student Health Services
  • Office: SC 221
  • Telephone: 801-863-8876

The Student Health Services is designed to assist students, faculty, and staff with a variety of health issues. Our purpose is to provide patrons with opportunities to improve their health through basic medical care, psychological services, suicide prevention and awareness, and health education. We promote healthy lifestyles through practitioner services and educational programs that teach effective life skills and behaviors. Our focus is on promoting a healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy lifestyle. Nominal fees are charged for each visit. Insurance coverage is not needed to receive health services. Additional fees may be charged for lab work or clinical assessments.

Therapy Services

Personal Counseling, Emotional Support, Learning Disability Testing and Referral

Student Health Services offers short-term counseling to assist students through stressful and crisis situations affecting their performance in school and personal relationships. Services include assertiveness training, ADHD assessment, stress management, alcohol and drug abuse treatment, motivation, and building self-esteem. Counseling is also available for pre-marital issues, conflict management, eating disorders, abuse, depression/anxiety, and LD testing. Persons aware of problems with friends, roommates, or family members enrolled at or employed by UVU are encouraged to act responsibly by consulting with one of the Student Health Services therapists as soon as possible (contact us at 801-863-8876). UVU supports the premise that students and employees will help one another to cooperatively solve problems as they occur.

The therapists are experienced professionals who offer support in an atmosphere of understanding and confidentiality. Programs offer both individual assessment, individual and group counseling and referral to campus and community resources. To set an appointment with a psychological professional, please contact us at 801-863-8876.

Medical Services

Medical services are available within Student Health Services. Student health is promoted through a complete offering of medical services. We are able to write prescriptions, do lab work, physical exams, sutures and treat many other medical conditions. We treat a variety of acute and chronic illnesses and injuries. We are staffed by medical doctors, nurse practitioners and medical assistants.

Students currently enrolled at UVU or any of its satellite campus locations are eligible for medical care on the Orem Campus. To set an appointment with a medical professional, please contact us at 801-863-8876.

Suicide Prevention

For staff or classroom training please contact us at 801-863-8876. In the case of an emergency please call 911 or 801-863-5555. A Student Health Services therapist is on call 24 hours a day to assist students, staff, and faculty in crisis (call 801-863-5555 police dispatch to access an SHS therapist *for emergencies only*).

 
 

Student Involvement


The Office of Student Involvement builds and facilitates action learning activities and expeditions for student centered learning (out of the classroom, hands-on, experience-centered learning). OSI works collaboratively with students, faculty and professional community partners to bring about a full and exciting student life experience. OSI is engaged learning: it is Student LIFE!

Students may join in student life experiences through creating or joining an Action Learning Community, developing student leadership skills by becoming a Action Learning Leader, or participating in numerous hosted and sponsored activities in the Student Engaged Learning ZONE in the UVU Sorensen Student Center. Faculty are invited to apply for Action Learning Fellowships where they can collaborate with the Office of Student Involvement to create action learning expeditions and receive assistance from an Action Learning Leader as they create engaging expeditions and create professional relationships with community partners.

Details on these opportunities for engaged learning may be found by contacting the Office of Student Involvement.

 
 
  • Student Media & Publications
  • Office: SC 220
  • Telephone: 801-863-6498

Student Media and Publications is UVU’s home of The UVU Review, the independent student newspaper. Students interested in producing news, writing, photography, graphic design, advertising sales, video broadcast content, web page content and design should come for practical experience and learning. These nationally award winning student media are produced year around. If you’re interested in receiving hands on experience producing media publications visit us in SC 220. Call Media Coordinator 801-863-6498 for additional information.

 
 

Student Success/UV Mentor Program

See University College.

Testing Services

Office: Wolverine Service Center–North Entrance

Testing Services assists both students and staff. It is divided into three branches: the Assessment Center, the Classroom Testing Center, and the Proctored Exam Center.

  • Assessment Center
  • Located: WS 101
  • Telephone: 801-863-8269

The primary responsibility of the Assessment Center is to assist all new students in developing a first-year educational plan. In addition to orientation and advisement, all students must meet the University’s assessment requirements. This information is used to place students into appropriate Math and English courses, which will in turn, help to ensure student success. Testing sessions for new students are conducted throughout the day, no appointment necessary, but check our website for details at www.uvu.edu/testingservices, as our hours do change at different times during the year.

New students must meet one of following assessment requirements:

  1. ACT/SAT Scores
    1. English: Not older than 3 years.
    2. Math: Not older than 2 years.
  2. New Student Assessment
    1. Required for UVU students for assessment purposes. Administered in the Assessment Center. There are 3 sections: reading, writing, and math. For more details and information, call the Testing Services department at 801-863-8269 or visit our web pages: www.uvu.edu/testingservices. Fees are charged for assessments.
  3. Transfer Credit
    1. Completed English Composition and Algebra at another college/university, with a C or higher (verified by official college transcripts mailed directly from your previous institution to UVU Admissions).
    2. Another function of Testing Services is to administer screening instruments, standardized tests, and other assessment instruments required by University programs and departments. Some of these include the GED, CLEP, SAT, ACT, EMT and POST tests. Pre-enrollment English proficiency assessment for international students is also a service provided in Testing Services. The department is an established site for residual ACT testing. Certification testing for different programs offered by UVU and the surrounding community is also available. Students can obtain information on tests in the office and hours of operation by calling 801-863-8269 or by visiting the web page at: www.uvu.edu/testingservices.

  • Classroom Testing Center
  • Located: WS 112
  • Telephone: 801-863-7461

The Classroom Testing Center (CTC) is located in the Wolverine Service Center (WS 112). The CTC provides testing services enabling students to take participating instructors’ exams in the center on a flexible schedule. The CTC is generally open six days a week Monday - Saturday. Students can obtain test schedules and scores by logging into chitester.uvu.edu and use UV Link user name and password to log in. Highlight the exam name and click on View test score(s).


  • Proctored Exam Center (PEC)
  • Located: WS 111
  • Telephone: 801-863-8544

The Proctored Exam Center (PEC) provides testing accommodations to UVU students with disabilities as well as services for distance education students who need to have a test proctored from another university or college. Students with disabilities requiring assistance MUST obtain a letter from the Accessibility Services Department before being eligible to use the PEC. Scheduling an individual appointment for testing is required for both parties. For scheduling information and further assistance, call 801-863-8544.

 
 

Trio College Prep Programs

Educational Talent Search & Upward Bound

Talent Search

  • Director: Maraia Weingarten, Ph.D.
  • Telephone: 801-863-8076
  • E-mail: weingama@uvu.edu
  • Coordinator: Michael Campbell, J.D.
  • Telephone: 801-863-8569
  • Administrative Support: Kasha Farmer
  • Telephone: 801-863-7414

Talent Search serves young people in grades six through twelve. In addition to counseling, participants receive information about college admissions requirements, scholarships and various student financial aid programs. This early intervention program helps young people to better understand their educational opportunities and options. UVU services Orem, Provo, Wasatch, South Summit, Duchesne, and Uintah.

Upward Bound

  • Director: Maraia Weingarten, Ph.D.
  • Telephone: 801-863-8076
  • E-mail: weingama@uvu.edu
  • Coordinator: Victor Narsimulu, MoB
  • Telephone: 801-863-8570
  • Administrative Support: Rebecca Ayala
  • Telephone: 801-863-7216

Upward Bound helps young people and adults prepare for higher education. Participants receive instruction in literature, composition, mathematics and science on college campuses after school, on Saturdays and during the summer. UVU services students from Orem, Provo, Wasatch, Duchesne and Uintah.

Trio Student Support Services

Office: WB 100

Telephone: 801-863-8541

TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program. The purpose of TRiO SSS is to:

  1. Increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible students
  2. Increase the transfer rate of eligible students from two-year to four-year institutions
    Foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first generation college students and individuals with disabilities through a variety of services such as:
  • needs assessment testing
  • individual education planning
  • academic, career, and transfer counseling
  • tutoring
  • cultural events
  • study skills and personal development classes
  • workshops and guest presentations

To be eligible to receive TRiO SSS services, a student must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Is a citizen or national of the U.S. or meets the residency requirement for Federal student financial assistance
  2. Is enrolled at UVU or accepted for enrollment in the next academic semester
  3. Has a need for academic support, as determined by UVU, in order to successfully pursue a post-secondary educational program

Meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Low income
  • First generation college student
  • Has a disability which inhibits the learning process

Eligible students are selected into Uvu’s TRiO SSS program based upon their academic need and upon their ability to benefit from the services offered. Space is limited, so students are advised to apply early.

Turning Point

  • Director: Carol Verbecky
  • Assistant Director: Dixie Sevison
  • Office: HP 116
  • Telephone: 801-863-7580
  • Web: www.uvu.edu/turningpoint

Turning Point/Center for Personal and Career Development is a community and university resource for individuals wanting to improve on a personal, educational and/or professional level. It is dedicated to quality support services which increase the emotional, social and economic well-being of all participants. Individuals can access numerous services to help complete education goals, build personal relationships, master communication skills, learn job-seeking strategies, explore career options and enter the work force. Scholarships are available for qualifying individuals.

Tutoring & Academic Skills Services

See University College.

 
 
  • UCCU Center
  • Office: EC 012
  • Telephone: 801-863-8767

The UCCU Center is a multipurpose facility serving the University and the community. The UCCU Center hosts a variety of local and special performances, sports events, educational seminars, concerts, conventions, trade shows, lectures and other community gatherings.

Some events that are hosted here include basketball games, circus performances, business trade shows and expos as well as various types of concerts. The events center is an excellent choice for hosting any kind of event.

Athletics

The mission of Uvu Athletics is to provide a wide range of athletic programs that are highly competitive and nationally recognized on a consistent basis. The department seeks to provide the individual athlete with the opportunity to improve athletic skills and abilities while obtaining an exceptional quality education with the best facilities and coaching staff available, to benefit the athlete in future academic, athletic, and vocational endeavors. Each student-athlete is required to be in good standing academically and making progress toward graduation with a bachelor degree according to NCAA requirements.

The Wolverines compete at the NCAA Division I level and currently are members of the Western Athletic Conference. UVU offers the following NCAA Division I sports: Baseball, Softball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s Golf, Men’s and Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball.

For more specific information regarding any sport or team, please call our Athletic Department Office at 801-863-8998, or look us up on the internet at: www.wolverinegreen.com.

Cheerleaders & “THE WOLVERINE”

The Uvu Cheerleaders are a large part of promoting fan involvement and enthusiasm at UvU athletic events. The squad consists of highly talented young men and women who perform stunting and tumbling routines.

The WOLVERINE is the school mascot who is also involved in crowd interaction and may be seen hanging from the rafters or dropping through the middle of the basketball hoop to excite fans.

Tryouts for these positions are held each spring, and specific information about tryouts may be obtained by calling Student Leadership and Activities at 801-863-8150.

Dance Team

The UVU Dance Team is comprised of 12-16 skilled dancers who perform regularly at UVU Athletic Events. The Team employs a wide range of styles and utilizes Jazz, Funk, and Lyrical Dance numbers, all choreographed by the team members and director. Tryouts are held each spring. For more information call Student Leadership and Activities at 801-863-8150.

 
 

Veteran's Service Office

Veterans eligible for VA Education Benefits may obtain assistance at the Veterans’ Services Office located in the Graduation and Transfer Services Department. Veterans not receiving VA educational benefits are also encouraged to bring their Military Transcripts or JST transcripts to this office to begin the evaluation process.

Guideline for Enrollment and Progress

According to VA standards of progress, educational benefits will be paid for courses required for graduation in the student’s declared educational objective. Eligible persons will be required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher and to actively and consistently pursue their declared educational objective. To receive Veterans Educational Benefits, students are required to attend class. Benefits will be terminated for non-attendance. This may cause an over-payment to the student. Most veterans receiving VA educational benefits must verify their attendance to receive their benefits.  Please check with the Veterans’ Service Office for current procedures.

Veterans and dependents receiving grades of “UW” (unofficial withdrawal) or “W” (withdrawal) will have to reimburse the VA for any difference in pay, retroactive to the beginning of the semester, unless they can report mitigating circumstances to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefits will not be paid for a course that is audited (AU).

New Veterans

New students applying for VA educational benefits may be requested to submit to the UVU Veterans’ Service Coordinator either original or certified copies of the following documents: (1) DD Form 214 (students may be eligible for a minimum of four semester hours of transfer credit), (2) DD-2384 (Notice of Basic Eligibility), (3) VA claim (c) number, if applicable, and (4) Copy of Vonapp application. This information is needed as soon as possible to ensure timely and accurate processing of benefits. UVU forms can be found online at www.uvu.edu/veterans. Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities are required. The VA will not pay for any course the student has previously taken and successfully completed.

An advance pay may be requested by contacting the UVU Veterans’ Services Office at least six weeks prior to the first day of classes, for students attending on the UVU Campus. Post 9/11, 1607 and Global Aviation Students are not eligible for Advance Payment. In addition, the student requesting the Advance Payment may not have been already receiving VA Educational Benefits within 30 days prior to the start of the semester. This payment does not automatically pay a student’s tuition (Contact Veterans’ Services Office for further information).

Continuing & Returning Veterans

All continuing and returning veterans must submit to UVU Veterans’ Service Office promptly after registering for the semester a Veterans’ Class Schedule Form that can be found online. This form must be submitted each semester to indicate that the student requests to receive educational benefits for that semester. Please be aware that adding and dropping classes may cause a debt with the Veterans Administration.

 
 

The Volunteer & Service-Learning Center

The Volunteer and Service-Learning Center engages students, faculty, staff, and community organizations in collaborative work and sustained partnerships to create transformative learning experiences and positive community change. Our work focuses on academic service-learning, student leadership, community partnerships, and campus collaboration. Students can participate in several one-time and weekly service opportunities through the Student Service Council. Students can also receive the Engaged Learning University Distinction on their transcript for participating in service by enrolling in the Service Scholar Program. For more information on all the ways you can get involved, visit www.uvu.edu/volunteer.

 
 

Wee Care Center

  • Director: Mary Ellen Larsen
  • Location: WE 101
  • Telephone: 801-863-7266

The Wee Care Center is designed to meet the childcare needs of student parents of UVU. First priority is given to single parents who are eligible for Pell Grants. The Wee Care Center also accepts married student parents who are also eligible for Pell Grants. Quality care is provided to children ages six weeks to twelve years. All services are based on a sliding scale.

 
 

Women’s Success Center

  • Director: Anne Wairepo, Ph.D.
  • Office: LC 303
  • Telephone: 801-863-3020
  • Coordinator: Peggy Pasin
  • Office: LC 303
  • Telephone: 801-863-8080
  • Administrative Support: Tera Prestwich
  • Office: LC 303
  • Telephone: 801-863-3010

The mission of the Women’s Success Center is to help women enter and graduate from UVU in order to improve their lives and the lives of their families, to increase financial stability, and to positively impact society.

 
 

Writing Center

See Tutoring and Academic Skills Services (TASS) in University College.

 
 

Other Important Student Information

Student Right to Know

Utah Valley University hosts information regarding the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1991 and the UVU Institutional Research and Information website. The Student Right-to-Know Act of 1991 requires all colleges and universities participating in Federal Student Aid Programs to disclose campus security policies, crime statistics, information on students receiving athletically-related student aid, graduation rates, and other basic information about the institution.

Alcohol, Tobacco & Drugs

Utah Valley University, historically and at present, seeks to encourage and sustain an academic environment that promotes the health, safety, and welfare of all members of its community. In keeping with these objectives, alcoholic beverages, unlawful drugs, or other illegal substances shall not be consumed, used, carried, sold, or unlawfully manufactured on any property or in any building owned, leased, or rented by Uvu, or at any activity sponsored by the University. (Uvu Policy A-7.2)

Any individual known to be in violation will be subject to University disciplinary action and to substantial legal sanctions pursuant to Local, County, State and Federal laws.

Smoking is prohibited in all University buildings and concourses. (Uvu Policy A-7.1)

All students can access a copy of the University Drug Policy in class schedules each semester. It explains the policy and legal sanctions that may follow as a result of inappropriate drug and or alcohol use and the known health risks associated with inappropriate use.

Confidentiality of Records Policy

Utah Valley University is concerned for the confidentiality of student academic records, and a reasonable balance between the obligation of the institution for the instruction and welfare of the student and its responsibility to society. The University will make every effort to maintain student academic records in confidence by keeping information from individuals who are not authorized to receive it or who might use it for illegitimate purposes. The policy also reflects the efforts of the University to comply with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

Upon presentation of appropriate identification and under circumstances which preclude alteration or mutilation of records, students will be able to inspect all records relating to themselves which are not considered by the University to be private records of University Personnel. A student is entitled to an explanation of any recorded data and may initiate action leading to a hearing, if necessary, to correct or expunge information he or she considers inaccurate or misleading.

Faculty and administrative officers who have a legitimate need to use student records will be allowed access to such records, as needed without prior permission from the student. A request from an educational institution to which the student has applied for admission, or from an institution or agency, from which the student is seeking financial assistance will be granted without written permission of the student. Similarly, data will be furnished to university accrediting bodies and governmental officials without written permission of the student.

No student information other than directory information will be given to any third party (except those mentioned above) without written consent of the student, and then only those records accessible to the student. The term party is construed to include parents, employers, government agencies, or any other people or organizations. Parents or guardians may have access to grade reports of a student’s activity if the parents establish to the satisfaction of the University that they are providing one-half or more of the student’s support. Court orders and subpoenas for records will be referred to and acted upon according to the directions of the Registrar. The University will make a reasonable effort to notify the student prior to release of information in response to subpoenas or court orders prior to actual submission of the material.

Directory information will be released to news media and to others upon request.

Directory information is defined as follows:

  1. Name of student
  2. Telephone number of student
  3. Hometown city and state of student
  4. Verification of current enrollment
  5. Dates of enrollment
  6. Degrees conferred, dates, major field of concentration and honors received

Students may request, at any time, through One Stop, the Admissions Office, and the Registrar’s   Office of the University, that Directory information be withheld by submitting a Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form.

Civil Rights

Utah Valley University does not discriminate in recruitment or admission of students on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, or other legally impermissible factors.

Policy

Students who believe that they have been discriminated against or harassed should contact the Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (SCCR), SL 201.

Note: Employees or students bringing a grievance against an employee who believe that they have been discriminated against or harassed should contact the Director of Human Resources Services/University Equity Officer.

Students should also consult the Student’s Rights and Responsibilities Code, which is printed in this catalog. See Student Rights and Responsibilities Section.

Procedure

  1. Purpose
    The primary purpose of this procedure is to provide a remedy through which to seek redress for alleged acts of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy-related condition, disability, or veteran status. This grievance procedure is not applicable for situations for which other appeal and adjudication procedures are provided in State law or in which the University is without authority to act.
  2. Stages of Redress
    a. Students grieving against another student or an employee who is grieving against a student must present the grievance in written form to the SCCR within 14 days (two calendar weeks) of the violation.
    b. If not satisfied with the response the grievant may appeal within 14 days (two calendar weeks) of receipt of the response to the Dean of Students.
  3. Hearing and Decisions
    At each of the levels noted above, the grievant shall be given the opportunity to be present and to be heard. Due process shall be accorded to all parties involved in the grievance, such as written notice of hearing dates and charge, right to counsel, right to present witnesses, and to present written statements. However, formal rules of evidence and trial procedure required in a court of law will not be applicable to such hearings. Decisions by the Campus Appeals Board shall be by a majority of the members present at the meeting. If an appeal is sent to the President, it must be accompanied by all documentation related to the prior hearings. The President’s decision is final.
    Withdrawal
    A grievance may be withdrawn by the grievant at any level without prejudice or record.
  4. Reprisal
    No reprisal of any kind shall be taken by or against any party or legitimate participant in the grievance procedure by reason of such participation.
  5. Confidentiality
    Appropriate confidentiality will be observed in all grievance procedures.
  6. Informal Resolution of Grievance
    Nothing contained herein shall be construed so as to limit in any way the ability of the grievant and the University to resolve any grievance, mutually and informally.

Peaceful Assembly

Policy

Free expression and peaceful assembly are rights guaranteed by the Constitution, subject to time, place and manner regulations. The University acknowledges this right for its students to assemble and express their views peacefully. However, to protect the health and safety of both participants and bystanders, peaceful assembly procedures follow.

Preparation Strategies

  1. Plan your peaceful assemblies through the Dean of Students Office
  2. Reserve an appropriate location from the list below
  3. Schedule appropriate amplification, if necessary
  4. Contact University Police for traffic and crowd control, if necessary
  5. Post fliers and/or cardboard signs according to the University Signage Policy
  6. Pay rental charges, if required
  7. Commit to obey local, state and federal laws and University policies
  8. Agree not to disrupt the educational process of the University

Prohibitions

  1. Interference with the rights of others. Examples are harassment, intimidation and discrimination
  2. Disruption of normal functions of the University
  3. Damage to University property
  4. Endangerment of the health or safety of self or others
  5. Use of classrooms during academic hours
  6. Refusal to vacate the premises upon official request by a University administrator or Law Enforcement personnel
  7. Use of objects that might injure participants or bystanders; examples are wires, ropes, sticks and chains

Penalties

Prohibited acts are grounds for suspension or dismissal. Utah law provides that a student may be barred from campus for up to 14 days following an incident where the student violates University policy or state law. Refusal to vacate premises upon official request warrants immediate temporary suspension and arrest under the law.

Locations Appropriate For Peaceful Assembly

Locations are subject to availability; some locations may not be available at all times due to previously scheduled engagements.

Large assemblies (more than 50 people): Sorensen Student Center: Courtyard Lawn, North Parking Lot, Grand Ballroom, Theater, Centre Stage or meeting rooms; Athletic fields/Lawn areas; Events Center: Arena, or Presidential Level.

Small assemblies (fewer than 50 people): Student Lounges or Student Center Meeting Rooms.

Resources

Reservations:

  1. Student Life & Wellness and Sorensen Student Center Scheduling Office, SC 103, 801-863-8612
  2. Events Center Scheduling, EC Concourse, 801-863-8767
  3. All other Campus Scheduling, Planning Center, 801-863-8883

Amplification for the Student Life & Wellness, Sorensen Student Center and outdoor areas can occur between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday hours are flexible. Adequate and effective amplification will be provided within limits necessary to protect the neighboring community. Amplification for small peaceful assembly sites is rarely needed. Contact: Media Services, LC 300, 801-863-8888 or Sorensen Student Center, SC 103, 801-863-8612.

Utah Safety Law

In 1965 the Utah State Legislature passed a law requiring every student, teacher, and visitor in any public or private school to wear industrial quality eye protection devices while participating in or observing the following: industrial educational activities involving hot or molten metals; operation of machinery or equipment that may throw particles of foreign matter into the eyes; heating, treating, tempering, or kiln firing of industrial materials; chemistry or physics laboratories when using caustic, explosive, or hot chemicals, liquids, or solids.