When do I start my FYE?Your FYE starts the moment you are admitted to UVU!

Make sure you participate in all 10 programs or activities during your freshman year at UVU. Use this printable FYE checklist to help you keep on track!

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Jumpstart Orientation

This half-day event gives you keen insight into the “ins and outs” of being a successful UVU student. All new freshmen are required to attend Jumpstart before classes begin.

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.

Freshman Reading Program

Pick up a copy of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana 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.

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.


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.

CLSS 1000 or CLSS 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.

Learning Communities

A Learning Community is two freshman courses linked together so the same group of students takes both courses together. You'll get to know your classmates in a more friendly and comfortable classroom environment. It is true—two is better than one!

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!

Service Days

Service projects are a great way to connect your academic experience to real-life challenges and opportunities. FYE Service Days also strengthen your connection to your university community and your fellow students.

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?