Using UVAnnounce

What is UVAnnounce

UVAnnounce is the preferred internal communications method used to disseminate information to the campus community.

UVAnnounce Governance

Internal campus communication tools, such as UVAnnounce, are governed by the University Communications Committee.

UVAnnounce Guidelines

  • University Marketing has administrative and editorial control of UVAnnounce messages and their content. Appeals of these editorial decisions can be made to Executive Subcommittee of the University Communications Committee.
  • Announcements can be submitted by any student, or employee of the University.
  • UVAnnounce is emailed to students, faculty and staff each Wednesday night.
  • Announcements need to be submitted by Wednesday at noon in order to be included in the weekly email.
  • Announcements content guidelines:
    • Announcements should be related to the mission and business of UVU.
    • Commercial and 3rd party announcements are not allowed.
    • Announcements should not contain ALL CAPS or extra punctuation !!!.
    • Headlines are limited to 52 characters.
    • An announcement should have only one tag.
    • Highlighted or high priority announcements for messages that need increased visibility as determined by University Marketing. Ones the Marketing or Administration would like to highlight.
  • Announcements are approved by University Marketing or the Office of Information Technologies.
  • Those approving announcements may edit message to clarify content.
  • UVAnnounce is available as part of the UVU's intranet portal system (myUVU).


What is UVYouNeedtoKnow

UVYouNeedtoKnow announcement are for time‐sensitive items that may occur midweek before UVAnnounce comes out or Presidential / VP priorities that need high visibility.

UVYouNeedtoKnow Guidelines

  • Announcements are submitted, approved and disseminated using the UVAnnounce system
  • The President's office has editorial control and approves UVYouNeedtoKnow announcements, after approval by a divisional VP.
  • An effort is made to keep these type of announcements at a minimum so as not to dilute or diminish the value of this communications method.

Instructions for submitting announcements to UVAnnounce

  1. Announcements can be submitted at
    or in myUVU by clicking "Submit an Announcement" located at the top right of the announcements section
  2. Headline - give your announcement a title - there is a limit of 60 characters
  3. Details - this is the body of the announcement
  4. Website or e-mail - where further information can be found or how you can be contacted
  5. Announcement run date - indicate when you want the announcement to start and end - the maximum is 7 days
  6. Tags - please select the one option that best applies
  7. Attachments - indicate where the attachment can be found on the web
  8. Review your announcement - checking grammar and spelling
  9. If everything is correct, submit the announcement for approval.