IN THE LOOP | April 25, 2022

calendar items

(For a full list of all UVU Staff holidays, see the PACE calendar)

April 28

IR Strategic Planning Mega Meeting

May 6

UVU Commencement and Convocations

May 13

UBUG conference (Utah Banner Users Group) at Utah State University

May 16-18

Summer University

May 17-19

Tableau conference - virtual (free)

May 30

Memorial Day - UVU Staff Holiday

June 6-9

AIR conference in Phoenix, AZ

June 20

UVU Staff Holiday - Juneteenth


As a follow‐up to recentUtah House Bill 238that was passed during the 2022 legislative session, UVU will begin celebrating Juneteenth National Freedom Day as an additional official campus holiday starting this calendar year.

While Juneteenth is commemorated on June 19 each year, the holiday will be celebrated as the 3rd Monday in June, meaning the university will celebrate it this year on Monday, June 20, 2022. This will be a new campus closure day, and a new paid holiday for full-time staff, as recognized within the staff holiday calendars approved by President’s Council. Visit the PACE Events webpageto view the staff holiday calendars.

need to know

IR Strategic Planning Mega Meeting

This Thursday is our IR strategic planning meeting in WB 106 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The agenda has not been finalized yet, but here are some things we are planning on doing:

  • group activity
  • review the service catalog
  • guest speakers from Dx
  • training
  • lunch from Zupas
  • possible tour of the new Dx building
  • sub-department break-out groups to create roadmaps
  • review sub-department roadmaps with entire IR group


If you have any UVU swag that you would like to donate, Douglas is looking for things to put in a care package for a relative who will be a UVU student this fall. If you have a shirt to donate, this person can wear a Medium or Large. Please bring donations to Leisa.

information items

PACE nominations and elections

PACE nominations are open now through April 26. Please take the opportunity to nominate co-workers (or yourself) for open PACE positions. To see a list of open positions, visit the PACE Elections website. You can nominate yourself or others through the nomination survey. Two nominations for any given PACE Office are required for a person’s name to be placed on the ballot. Self-nomination counts as two nominations. To be eligible, all of the following must be true:

a. nominees must accept the nomination;

b. nominees’ supervisors must approve the nomination and agree to allow the individual to spend the time required to fulfill the duties should they be elected to office;

c. nominees must be in good standing with the University, as determined by Human Resources;

d. senator nominees must be employed in the division they are elected to represent.

For any question or comments regarding the nomination/elections process, contact [email protected]at ext. 6848.

Unlock your benefits (FT staff)

The 2022-2023 Benefits Open Enrollment begins Monday, April 18, 2022, and will continue through Friday, May 6, 2022. A special grace period from Saturday, May 7, 2022, through Friday, May 13, 2022, will be held to give employees additional time. Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review and make changes to your benefit elections that will be in effect from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

To complete your enrollment, visitOnline Enrollment.

Be sure to watch for all university communications sent through HRMatters, UVAnnounce, and PACE, as well as information mailed to your home.

2022 summer university

The schedule for Summer University (Monday, May 16 through Wednesday, May 18) is now live on UVU's website and you can register at

2022 Tableau conference

The 2022 Tableau conference will be held on May 17-19. It will be in a hybrid format with an in-person and virtual option. If you are interested in attending, talk to your supervisor. Leadership would like employees to utilize the virtual (free) option.

COVID-19 Info Resources for Staff


New COVID-19 "Steady State" Protocol

Governor Spencer Cox announced Utah would transition to what is called a “Steady State” by the end of March. That transition has now begun and will impact UVU in the following ways.


COVID-19 vaccines will be available at UVU, including the second booster shot for those who meet thecriteria, until May 5 or until supplies run out. Vaccination remains the surest way to protect yourself and others from illness, and we continue to encourage everyone to become fully vaccinated. While the state is no longer providing vaccines, they will still be available through healthcare providers.


The last day of drive-thru testing is Friday, April 15. The last day of testing in UVU’s current clinic is May 5. After that, students, faculty, and staff can obtain free at-home testing kits from the Human Resources Office, Student Health Services, or Campus Connection. The testing kits will be available through summer semester. UVU will not track the results of the at-home test kits or provide contact tracing. Current contact tracing will also end on May 5.

The governor acknowledges that this is not the “end” of the pandemic. If we see another surge, teams and contracts will remain in place to allow for a quick ramp up if necessary.

We are pleased that the key metrics are moving in the right direction. Vaccines are widely available, treatments are more accessible, and testing can now be done at home. Still, we ask that you stay vigilant. If you are sick, stay home, get tested for COVID-19, and please do not return to campus until you are well.

Dx Half-time

Every Wednesday at 11:45 is the Dx Half-Time meeting.  You can access the meeting in the OIT - Public Team (in Microsoft Teams) in the Half-Time channel (Hidden channel). This meeting is only 15 minutes long, and everyone in Dx is invited.

board game lunch

On Wednesdays, the conference room will be open from 12:00-1:00 pm for all those who want to play board games on their lunch break.

wolverine sightings

Want to say thanks to someone for a job well done? Send a Wolverine Sighting!

pace wants to hear from you!

Did you know that PACE has an anonymous suggestion box for comments, suggestions, or concerns for the PACE board at If you would like a personal response, please include your name.

student center construction

The Sorensen Student Center is undergoing the first phase of its rebuild. The food court, UVU Campus Store, UVU Utah Community Credit Union, and Center for Social Impact will remain open during construction. See UVU'sPardon Our Dust siteor themap of constructionaround the SC building.

events and parking alerts

Food Service Hours of Operation

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Restaurants M – Th Friday Saturday
Starbucks (SC) 7:30 am–6:00 pm 7:30 am–5:00 pm 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Scoops (SC) 7:30 am–6:00 pm 7:30 am–5:00 pm 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Scoops (CB) 7:30 am–5:00 pm 7:30 am–4:00 pm Closed
Taco Bell (RL) 8:00 am–8:00 pm 8:00 am–5:00 pm 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Mom Fulton's Cafe (FL) 7:00 am–8:00 pm 7:00 am–5:00 pm 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Jamba Juice (RL) 7:00 am–7:00 pm 7:00 am–5:00 pm Closed
Subway (RL) 9:00 am–8:00 pm 9:00 am–5:00 pm Closed
Wendy's (SL) 8:00 am–4:00 pm 8:00 am–4:00 pm Closed
Guru's Cafe (CB) 8:00 am–4:00 pm 8:00 am–4:00 pm Closed
Sodalicious (KB) 8:00 am-5:00 pm 8:00 am-5:00 pm Closed
Trades Cafe (GT) 8:00 am–3:00 pm 8:00 am-4:00 pm Closed
CupBop (FL)
11:00 am–3:00 pm 11:00 am–3:00 pm Closed
Food Trucks (FL) None None None
New Store/Reopening Location Estimated Completion  
SC Construction Student Center June 2022
Chick-Fil-A Student Center Summer 2022
Panda Express Student Center Summer 2022
E.A.T.S. Student Center Summer 2022


Chick-Fil-A ad


NO food trucks

There won't be any food trucks coming to campus for the rest of Spring 2022 semester.

Construction photos

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