Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

GEAR UP Utah is in the business of changing lives by helping students prepare for long-term postsecondary success.

Through active learning and mentoring, the GEAR UP Utah program helps local students prepare for and to successfully graduate from high school, establish a college-going attitude, gain knowledge about postsecondary education, and prepare students to enter and succeed in their post-secondary education.

The GEAR UP Utah program is housed on the Utah Valley University campus in Orem, Utah, but operates in several regions through the State of Utah and is part of the nationwide GEAR UP initiative.

All eligible middle school and high school students throughout the State of Utah are encouraged to participate in the GEAR UP program. Admission to UVU is not required to join.

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Student Resources

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Access helpful resources to improve educational skills, develop intra- and interpersonal skills, and explore career options and opportunities.
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Parent Resources

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Explore ways to support your student’s experience with the GEAR UP Utah program through useful resources that help expand and improve educational, communication, and career-readiness skills.
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Employee Resources

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Find access to training guides, cost share reports, marketing requests, and other important resources to help ensure your workday is as smooth and efficient as possible.
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Upcoming Events





Annual GEAR UP Day

Date: September 27

Time: 9am - 2:30 pm

Location: Utah Valley University

GEAR UP Day is a statewide event where GEAR UP Utah students, parents, and advisors gather for a day of motivation and helpful information to help students succeed in their higher education and professional pursuits. Participate in interactive workshops (with special sessions in Spanish) and hear inspiring messages from motivational speakers while networking with other GEAR UP Utah students from across the state! Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided.

Please fill out the required activity participation agreement form prior to attending the event.

Free parking is provided in the Parking Garage, which is located between the LDS Institute Building and the Student Wellness Center.

GEAR UP Utah House

Directions to the GEAR UP Utah House on UVU Campus

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm
Phone: (801) 863-6000

Address: 1044 South 400 West, Orem, UT 84058


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*You do not need to be a student at UVU to be a part of GEARUP

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