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President Matthew S. Holland

President Matthew S Holland

Welcome to Utah Valley University! Here at UVU you will find a dynamic, first-rate learning environment focused on helping you achieve your most important educational, professional and personal goals. Fostering student success is at the core of all we do at this university. 

To that end, you will find much of the curriculum here focused on “engaged learning.” This approach combines the best learning from textbooks, research, and class lectures with plentiful opportunities for practical application. We have found that engaged learning creates a deep, lasting connection with the curriculum and leaves students better prepared for contribution to the world around them after graduation. 

As you begin your journey at UVU, you might consider an early visit to the Roots of Knowledge stained-glass windows in the Bingham Gallery in the Fulton Library. These windows trace the inspiring growth of knowledge that has happened over the course of human history. Seeing these windows will help you see your time here at UVU as part of your own contribution in humanity’s ongoing quest to remember what has been discovered and advance the horizons of human understanding. 

It is an exciting time to be a Wolverine. In the fall, Dr. Astrid Tuminez will be inaugurated as the seventh president of UVU. Dr. Tuminez is a talented leader who is passionate about the mission of UVU. As she guides the university into its next chapter, you and your peers will witness first- hand wonderful new developments of this vibrant institution. From the arts to athletics, UVU offers a world of possibility and a remarkable community in which to thrive. I hope you will do all you can to make the most of it. 


  Matthew Holland


President Matthew S. Holland

This issue of the Utah Valley University catalog contains information about the institution as currently approved by the governing boards.  The online version of the catalog will always contain the most current version of the catalog and therefore replaces and supersedes any hard copy version. This catalog is not to be considered a contract between Utah Valley University and any student, any other institution, or any other person or entity.  Utah Valley University reserves the right to change its role, policies, or course offerings at any time.  To the extent any contradictions exist between this catalog and Utah Valley University policies, the policies take precedence and control.  

Utah Valley University offers programs at its several campus sites, including the Orem Campus, the Provo Airport Campus, the West Campus, the North Valley Center, and the Wasatch Campus. The UVU semester class schedule designates at which campus site each class section is taught.