Welcome to Utah Valley University! I commend your decision to study at this 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 a Wolverine. As you might know, UVU stands as the largest public institution of higher education in the state. The community you are now a part of is one that will bring 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 UVU, 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. It applies to scholarly disciplines across the academic spectrum and sets UVU apart. One of the richest examples of this engaged learning can be seen through the Roots of Knowledge windows in the Bingham Gallery in the Fulton Library. I encourage you to explore these windows and trace the history of knowledge over the course of human history. You won’t be disappointed.
Utah Valley University is dedicated to providing you with a serious academic education that provides numerous opportunities for hands-on, practical experiences. Whether pursuing a certificate program or an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree, with a UVU education, you will graduate with a diploma and a resume, prepared to reach your goals.
President Matthew S. Holland