Welcome to Utah Valley University! I commend your decision to study at a dynamic university that offers a signature engaged learning experience. By coming here prepared for a rigorous academic experience, you are on the path to reaching your educational, professional and personal goals. It is my personal commitment to you that UVU will offer a first-rate environment as you pursue scholarly discovery and personal growth.
It is an exciting time to be here. As you might know, UVU is now one of the largest public institutions in the region with more than 30,000 students. As a new student, that might seem intimidating, but I am confident that your experience here will be characterized by lasting friendships with your fellow students as well as personalized attention and mentoring from caring faculty and staff who are focused on your success.
Learning enlarges the world around us and helps us make sense of it, too. At Utah Valley University, you will 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 engaged learning creates a deep, lasting connection with the curriculum; applies to scholarly disciplines across the academic spectrum and is what sets UVU apart. The University is dedicated to providing you with opportunities for hands-on, practical experiences. Whether pursuing a certificate, associate, bachelor’s or master’s, with a UVU education, you will graduate with a diploma and a resume, prepared to reach your goals.
President Matthew S. Holland