• Freshman reading - The Boys in the Boat
  • Freshman Convocation
  • FYE - Start Smart emails

Be sure to participate in all 8 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.

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 required to meet with an advisor before you register and you’ll meet with one every semester during your time at UVU.

3. FRESHMAN READING PROGRAM
Pick up your copy of The Boys in the Boat to read before the fall semester starts. Book-related events are held all year beginning with a discussion at the President’s home and a visit from the author.

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.

5. UVCOMMIT
When you take the UVCommit pledge you are making a commitment to yourself and to your future. We support you by connecting you to activities, services and resources specifically designed to help you graduate. You’ve made the decision to go to college; now, commit to stay until you graduate.

6. SLSS 1000 or SLSS 205g
These courses are specifically designed with freshmen in mind, to help you make a successful transition to college-level coursework. Every freshman should take one of these classes during their first year at UVU. Not sure which course is best for you? Ask your advisor.

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

8. FRESHMAN CELEBRATION
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?