NEW STUDENTS STARTING SUMMER OR FALL 2018

If you're an early admit for next summer or fall, we want to make sure that you complete the next steps of your journey at the time that they will provide you with the greatest benefit. Course registration for your first semester at UVU will not open until next spring. We recommend that you complete your orientation requirement no more than 30 days prior to registration. That way key concepts and information will be fresh in your mind. As the time for registration draws near, we will send you an email reminding you to complete your orientation requirement. Please watch for this email in early February. It will be sent to your myUVU student Gmail account.


  • Young, smiling female sitting with a laptop computer on her lap. Caption: Your first assignment at UVU? Complete online orientation.
  • One of UVU's "green men" pointing his finger at the camera. Caption: Your next assignment at UVU? Attend Jumpstart!

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We are here to help you succeed at UVU!

If you've recently been admitted to UVU and you're wondering what to do next, you're in the right place! As you prepare to register for your first semester of classes there are several things you will need to do first:

  1. Complete online orientation.
  2. Sign-up for Jumpstart Orientation.
  3. Meet with your academic advisor.

As a brand new freshman on our campus, these activities are vital to your preparation for a successful experience at Utah Valley University. New Student Orientation will introduce you to the tools and resources you need to successfully navigate UVU's campus environment. Your academic advisor will help you choose and finalize your course schedule and clear you to register for classes.


You must complete UVU's online orientation AND sign-up for Jumpstart Orientation before you will be allowed to register for classes. In addition, you must also meet with your academic advisor before you will be able to register.

NOTE: You do not have to complete the orientation instructions below before you meet with your advisor. Please meet with your advisor as soon as you are able.

Instructions to complete new student orientation:

  1. Create your unique myUVU password. If you have not already done so, you will need to first login to myUVU and create your unique user password (view instructions). NOTE: You will need to be fully admitted and have a UVID in order to complete this step.
  2. Complete online orientation. Go to orientation.uvu.edu and login using your eight-digit UVID and myUVU password. You must fully complete all sections, and all quizzes and final test, to receive credit for completing online orientation. (Online orientation works great on your mobile device! If accessing from a desktop, we recommend that you use Chrome, Safari, or Firefox for the best browser experience.)
  3. Sign-up for Jumpstart Orientation. All first-time freshmen who are 21 years of age and younger must attend Jumpstart Orientation. Please follow the link below for detailed instructions on how to sign-up for your assigned date.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact our friendly orientation staff with any questions you may have about meeting your orientation requirement!
Phone: 801-863-5491
Email: orientation@uvu.edu