Welcome to Orem

Utah Valley University is one of the great pillars of our community. We are always excited to welcome new students. As you seek an education at UVU, we hope you will choose to live, work, and play in Orem. We invite you to become a part of our community by learning about the recreation, entertainment, and shopping opportunities that Orem has to offer.



  • SCERA Park Pools, featuring two waterslides, a lap pool, a leisure pool, and a current channel.
  • Fitness Center with indoor swimming, fitness classes, weights, cardio equipment, basketball courts, and racquetball courts.
  • 20 city parks with tennis courts, picnic areas, and beautiful landscaping.

Food and Entertainment

  • Cinemark Theaters at University Mall
  • Live theater performances at the Hale Center Theatre and SCERA Theatre
  • Great dessert cafés including The Chocolate, Decadence Café, The Sweet Tooth Fairy, Cupcake Chic, and multiple ice cream and frozen yogurt shops.
  • Shopping and restaurants on State Street and University Parkway.

Annual Events

  • Orem is the home to the nationally recognized Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, held each Labor Day weekend.
  • The City holds Summerfest in June, an annual community celebration.
  • The Colonial Heritage Festival, part of the Freedom Festival, is held at the SCERA Park the first week in July.

About Orem

  • Incorporated in 1919
  • The Second largest city in Utah
  • 20th Safest City in the U.S. (CQ Press City 
Crime Rankings)
  • 55th Best Place to Live in the U.S. and the 
youngest on the list (Money Magazine)
  • Provo-­Orem is the #1 area for new 
business (INC. Magazine) and the best place for aging (The Milken Institute)

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Contact Information

City of Orem
56 North State Street


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