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Freshman Reading

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

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Freshman Convocation


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Freshman Celebration

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!


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 academic advisor will help you understand what classes to take and when to take them. As a new student, you’re encouraged to meet with an advisor before you register and you’ll meet with one every semester during your time at UVU (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 with Seven Names when you attend Jumpstart Orientation. Book-related events are held all year long, including a visit from the author, Hyeonseo Lee.

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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 critical thinking and study skills? Need help exploring your academic, personal, and career goals? Take SLSS 1000. This course is specifically designed with freshmen in mind, to help you make a successful transition to college-level coursework and university life. Talk to your academic advisor about taking this course 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!


7. Freshman Celebration

Freshman Celebration 2018 is Wednesday, April 18th!

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?