On behalf of the faculty and administration at Utah Valley University, it's my great
pleasure to welcome you and your student to a campus community that eagerly anticipates
your arrival. This is a remarkable time in your student's life — one for which we've
prepared for more than seven decades here at UVU by refining our tireless dedication
to student success.
At Utah Valley University, your student will find opportunities to participate in
an active process called "engaged learning." This approach to teaching and learning
combines the foundations of academic theory with the context of practical application.
We believe this creates a deep, lasting connection with the curriculum. No matter
what course of study your student chooses to pursue, an engaged learning experience
is in store.
Our new Student Life & Wellness Center is just another example of our commitment to
student success. Recently opened to the University community in April 2014, the center
offers students more space to grow and develop their bodies, minds, and spirits, with
everything from basketball courts and a rock climbing wall to engaged learning spaces
and meditation and reflection rooms.
Likewise, the recently completed Classroom Building provides an additional 244,000
square feet of academic learning space at UVU, ensuring that students and faculty
members have the physical learning tools and atmosphere so vital to student success.
Please join us in encouraging your son or daughter to make the most of his or her
UVU experience by taking advantage of these great resources and committing to diligent
Again, we are delighted that your student is coming to UVU. I am confident that you,
like those of us fortunate to work here, will be so pleased and proud of the growth
you will observe in your student as he or she develops intellectually, socially and
ethically at this dynamic institution of higher learning.
Each year, President Holland offers a reading challenge to the incoming freshman
You can find the suggested reading at uvu.edu/firstyear/freshmanreading/
Freshman students are invited to a book discussion with President Holland at the beginning
of the fall semester.