NOTICE: Please be aware the operational hours for the FAC have changed.  Review the new Office Hours below.  Additionally, counselors will now see students primarily through appointments.  Select “first-year advisors” above to schedule an appointment online or click on this link.

What is the First-Year Advising Center?

Making the transition to college is an exciting time full of questions and new opportunities. The First-Year Advising Center (FAC) is designed to help incoming students with all aspects of a successful transition into the university community.

At UVU, each student is assigned an academic advisor through the admissions process. You don’t have to figure out college by yourself! Throughout your first-year, your advisor will help you lay the foundations of a coherent educational plan that addresses your unique abilities, aspirations, interests, and values. We help you go beyond knowing what you need to do to understanding  why  the choices you make are right for you.

Remember, your first-year academic advisor is dedicated to supporting you and will act as your advocate throughout your first-year.

Who does the First-Year Advising Center serve?

FAC provides free individualized and holistic academic advising services to first-year students at UVU.

Don’t have a major? In Fall 2019, the FAC will serve all newly admitted university studies students who are exploring potential academic majors. You can meet with advisors who are experts in major and career exploration.

Already have a major? Starting in Spring 2020, the FAC will serve all newly admitted students with 30 credits or less. Our advisors can help you create a plan as well as guide you to academic resources to make your University experience a success.

Office Hours:

Monday 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6 pm 
Wednesday 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday 8 am - 5 pm
Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Appointments until 4:30 pm daily

Our office will be closed:

January 29th (1 - 2 pm)

January 30th

February 11th &  February 13th (8 - 10 am)

 View Holidays & Closures

Contact Information:


First-year Advisors & Staff

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See a list of First-Year Advisors and schedule your appointment.
See Advisors

Dates & Deadlines

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Learn about important registration dates & deadlines

See Timetables

Career Exploration

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Get a head start on your career exploration.

Learn More


To Graduating Students taking a picture with their parents

For tips and advice useful to parents of first-year students.

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UVU Major Advising

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For more information about UVU advising related to your major.

Learn More