Parents

Students who feel supported by their families are more likely to be successful in college.

  • Attend Jumpstart Orientation with your new college student.
    Orientation is also for parents! Come learn about UVU and how to support your student through college. Details about Jumpstart will be sent to your student’s myUVU Gmail account after completing online orientation.
  • Visit the UVU Parents page.
    Knowing what resources are available on campus will help you support your student through the highs and lows of college.
  • Encourage your student to meet with their academic advisor at least twice a year.
    An academic advisor will help them pick the right classes and make sure they are on track to graduate.
  • Sign up for the Parent Newsletter.
  • Stay connected with UVU Parents by liking and following the UVU Parents Facebook page.
  • Keep up with I Am First resources and events.
    First-generation students have many opportunities to get free food, find leadership opportunities, and network with faculty, staff, and other students. Visit www.uvu.edu/iamfirst often, and be sure to like/follow us on Facebook.
  • Let your student know you are interested in their college experience.
    Students who know their families are invested in their education are more likely to enjoy college, participate in campus activities, and graduate within 6 years.
  • Contact Garrett Nagaishi, Program Manager for First-Generation Students, to learn more about resources specifically for your student: garrett.nagaishi@uvu.edu; (801) 863-5755.