Advising

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Learn about the First-year Advising Center.
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Orientation

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Learn about the tools needed to navigate UVU's campus.
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Freshman Reading

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Get a head start by reading this year's Freshman book selection!
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Freshman Convocation

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THE. BEST. WELCOME. EVER.
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Freshman Celebration

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Get ready to celebrate...You survived your first year!
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Look for the gold FYE on campus notifications and make sure you participate your freshman year!

All FYE Programs

Be sure to participate in all 7 programs or activities during your freshman year at UVU!

 
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1. Jumpstart Orientation

This can’t-miss event will connect you to the people, resources, and services that will support you during your journey at UVU. You’ll learn more about yourself and the important choices you can make to positively impact your university experience. All new freshmen are required to attend Jumpstart before classes begin.

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2. Personalized Academic Advisement

Your first-year academic advisor will help you select classes and serve as a support throughout your transition to UVU. As a new student, you’re encouraged to meet with your advisor before you register for classes and at least once each semester until you graduate. (note: some students are required to meet with their advisor before they can register for classes).

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3. Freshman Reading Program

You'll receive your copy of The Girl from Aleppo when you attend Jumpstart Orientation. Book-related events are held all year long, including a book discussion with UVU President, Astrid S. Tuminez, and a visit from the author, Christina Lamb.

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4. Freshman Convocation

You’ll be warmly welcomed to the university community in a celebration guaranteed to open your eyes to the amazing opportunities that await you at UVU! All Freshmen, admitted either in summer or fall, need to attend. Your families are also invited to attend this commemorative event with you.

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5. Student Leadership & Success

Want to sharpen your study skills? Take SLSS 1000. Don’t know your major? Take SLSS 2100. What about developing your ability to lead yourself? Take SLSS 1200. Want to make a difference? Start taking classes towards the Leadership Certificate for Personal and Social Impact. Talk to your academic advisor about taking these courses during your first year at UVU.

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6. Startsmart Emails

Each week during your first semester at UVU you will receive an email to your myUVU Gmail with helpful information including campus deadlines, resources, reminders, study tips, and more. Make sure you read them!

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7. Freshman Celebration

The Freshman Celebration 2020 date will be announced soon!

This end-of-the-year party celebrates your individual success, as well as the success of your freshman class as a whole. You deserve to party—you survived your first year! Besides, what college student ever turned down free food?