April 1 COVID-19 Update: Temporary Facilities Access and Closure Changes



Utah Valley University supports Governor Gary Herbert’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive. For the safety of the community, UVU will temporarily close a majority of buildings on the Orem Campus to the public. Employees who must be on campus will continue to have access via their proximity cards. All other employees who can work from home are asked to do so. This is necessary to keep our university community and Utah residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While there is a limited number of employees on campus, nearly all services are now available through teleservices. Please continue to utilize the help and tools available to ensure your success. For a list of available services for students and employees, please visit uvu.info.

 Employees working on campus must adhere to safety procedures, including social distancing, hand washing, avoiding face touching, and not coming to campus if ill. No guests or visitors should be in university facilities at this time.


UVU Temporary Building Closures:

 Effective April 2, only the following buildings will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.—5 p.m. to UVU students and employees without the use of proximity cards.

  • Fulton Library (access is limited to the first two floors only)
  • Browning Administration Building
  • Facilities Building
  • UVU Warehouse

The Student Center’s U.S. Postal Office, Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A, and Mom Fulton’s will remain open to those who must be on campus. On-campus employees include:

  • Facilities, Campus Services, Custodial Services, Auxiliary Services, and other employees who cannot perform their work from home. Reduced levels of service should be expected.
  • Emergency response, including police, fire, emergency medical services, and environmental health and safety.
  • Emergency management.
  • IT services associated with on-site support of campus IT infrastructure and remote learning and working.
  • Classroom and laboratory instruction support services for remote learning (deans and chairs will determine what essential on-campus support may be needed).
  • Animal care or other physical research.
  • The library and its open computer lab.
  • Warehouse/Receiving.

For a full list of impacted buildings and services on the Orem Campus, as well as emergency contact information, please visit the Campus Services and Facilities FAQ


Remote Campus Closures:


Wasatch Campus

The Wasatch Campus is now closed to all — except essential employees.


Lehi Campus

Offices and classrooms are closed.


Provo Airport Campus

  • UFRA Building: Closed.
  • ES Building: Closed. Staff access only to Hangar A and Hangar B for aircraft and equipment maintenance.


Canyon Park Building

This building is closed.

While we understand that working remotely may result in minor university disruptions and inconveniences, following the governor’s directive now will help us avoid greater hardship later. Thank you for your cooperation.


UTA Schedule Adjustment: 

UTA has seen a significant decrease in ridership due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Service will be temporarily reduced beginning April 5, 2020. For more information regarding transportation to and from UVU, visit UTA’s COVID-19 website.