Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting Roots of Knowledge

Where is Roots of Knowledge?

Roots of Knowledge is located in the Bingham Gallery on the first floor of the Fulton Library. Utah Valley University is located in Orem off of the I-15 University Parkway exit (#269) on the east side of the freeway. Turn left from University Parkway to enter campus, and take the first right from the roundabout onto College Drive. A campus map is available at campus map.

When is the best time to see Roots of Knowledge?

Since the Bingham Gallery currently does not have exterior lighting, plan your visit well before sundown. We suggest at least 2 hours before sundown to allow enough time to explore the content of the windows before it is too dark.

Where do I park?

Follow the signs to the visitor parking garage if your tour is during standard business hours (8am-5pm). The garage is located next to the Student Life and Wellness building, and the cost is $1 per hour between 5am and 10pm daily. You may review the visitor parking instructions at https://www.uvu.edu/parking/visitor/info.html . If you are visiting, during weekends or after 5pm, you may park in the yellow, purple and green lots for free.

How can I learn more about the content of Roots of Knowledge?

If you would like additional information or to review the windows before your visit, we also have the following resources available:

Is seating available in the Bingham Gallery?

The Bingham Gallery currently has a limited number of benches available for guests.

Does it cost to visit Roots of Knowledge?

Roots of Knowledge is free and open to the public for both drop in visits or scheduled tours.

Can I drop in to visit?

Drop in visits are available and docents will be on hand to answer questions Monday-Friday 9am-8pm, and Saturday from 11-5.

How can I tell what is scheduled in the Bingham Gallery?

We recommend guests check the online calendar before planning a visit to avoid tour groups or events that close access to the Bingham Gallery. View Calendar

Where is disabled parking available?

Disabled parking stalls are available in all UVU visitor lots. Vehicles displaying state-issued disabled license plates or placards may park in the disabled visitor pay stalls, at no charge, for up to 2 hours. Parking for longer than 2 hours in these disabled stalls will require payment at the regular posted rate.

Is there wheelchair access?

The Fulton Library has a limited number of wheelchairs available for check out. Visit the circulation desk on the first floor (across from the Bingham Gallery) to inquire about availability during your visit.

Tours

How long does a tour take?

Although tours can vary, they typically take around one hour. Longer or shorter tours may also be scheduled.

What is the minimum or maximum number of guests for a tour?

Tours can be scheduled for up to 60 guests at a time, with no minimum number required.

Why can’t I schedule a tour the day before?

Tours may be scheduled up to three days in advance to ensure staff is available. Drop in visits are available as an alternative, but a person will not be assigned to meet with your group.

How do I make changes to a scheduled tour?

UVU’s Event Services department will be happy to assist you with changes to your reservation. Please respond to your confirmation email for the tour or contact Event Services at 801-863-8612 at least three business days before your tour

Can I have additional seating set up for a tour?

UVU’s Event Services can assist with set up arrangements at 801-863-8612.

Can I customize my tour?

If you would like information on a theme or if your group is interested in using a scavenger hunt during your visit, please contact your docent in advance using the information in your welcome email.