1. 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.
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 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.
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.
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. 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!
8. 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 projects are a great way to connect your academic experience to real-life
challenges and opportunities. Volunteering also strengthen your connection to your
university community and your fellow students.
10. 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?