Dear Parent,

Your son or daughter will soon be attending UVU. As a parent, you are likely experiencing many of the same feelings of pride, nervousness, and excitement as your child. While you and your family savor the last few pre-university months, we are busy preparing to welcome your student to the UVU community with many interesting and thought-provoking programs, which will take place during new student orientation and beyond. One such activity is the Freshman Reading Program.

The Freshman Reading Program will serve as your student's introduction into the world of academia. This summer, before fall classes start, new freshmen will read the book, The Girl with Seven Names, by Hyeonseo Lee. They will then have the opportunity to attend a book discussion lead by the university president, and hear and meet author Hyeonseo Lee, this coming fall. In so doing, incoming students will receive a taste of the exciting academic and intellectual adventures yet to come.

Additional events are being planned throughout the academic year.

Program Goals

  • Provide a common academic experience
  • Introduce students to intellectual life at the university
  • Create a greater sense of community among students, faculty, and staff
  • Emphasize the value of reading
  • Establish the connection between reading and other cultural events on campus

Additional information about parent and family events, campus news and resources, and contact information can be found on the UVU Parents Web site at: