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

Supporting Your Child

Jumpstart Orientation

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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 UVU Outlook email account after completing online orientation.


Orientation Jumpstart

UVU Parents Page

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Parent's Page

Campus Resources

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First-generation students have many opportunities to get free food, find leadership opportunities, and network with faculty, staff, and other students.

Visit often, and be sure to like/follow us on Facebook.


Campus Resources

Other Tips

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.

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.

Fill Out Your FAFSA

Encourage you child to fill out the FAFSA this can be a way to help pay for school.


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Contact the First-Generation Student Success Center, to learn more about resources specifically for your student at or (801) 863-5755.

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Questions? Ask Wilson