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.
President Matthew S. Holland