Utah Valley University

  • 800 West University Parkway
  • Orem, UT 84058
  • (801) 863-4636
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When Utah Valley State College became Utah Valley University in 2008, some wondered what could remain of its humble roots. But through the college's growth and expansion, its commitment to bringing education and prosperity to the community has remained the same since the day it was founded. As World War II loomed, the U.S. needed skilled craftsmen to produce arms and ammunition for the Allied Forces. For this purpose, in 1941 Hyrum E. Johnson brought vocational classes offered around Utah to one central Provo location (now the site of the East Bay Business Park). After the war, the State Legislature made the school a permanent state institution and named Wilson W. Sorensen director in 1945. The next two decades were filled with expansion; enrollment skyrocketed after Sorenson moved the school to 1300 North University Avenue in Provo, overloading campus capacities. After several name changes, in 1967 the school became Utah Technical College at Provo and began awarding associate degrees. The demand for more space prompted college officials to purchase and begin building on a large piece of farmland in southwest Orem adjacent to Interstate 15, the site UVU occupies today. In 1982, J. Marvin Higbee became the third president of the institution. During Higbee’s five years as president, the College increased its offerings and in 1987 became Utah Valley Community College. Kerry D. Romesburg was appointed president in 1988. He emphasized international education, arts and humanities, and short-term training throughout the college’s curriculum and improved the face of campus by adding and expanding buildings. Through his efforts, voter-approved funding was obtained for an 8,500-seat special events center on campus as well as the Wasatch Mountain Campus. Under his leadership, the institution became Utah Valley State College in 1993 and began offering bachelor degrees. In 2003, College officials conducted a national search for a new president, ultimately welcoming William A. Sederburg to the helm of UVSC. Sederburg wasted no time in working with local and state officials to put in place a plan for obtaining university status. To become a university, the school needed to build a new expansive library and start offering master’s degrees. After only a year and a half, the feat was accomplished. Utah State Legislature unanimously granted UVSC university status and on July 1, 2008 the school became Utah Valley University. New Beginnings As UVU embarks on its new journey as a university, it has a new state of the art library/digital learning center to go with it. With 190,000 square feet and five levels, it provides students, faculty and community members with classrooms, labs, study rooms and offices. UVU also has its first master’s program in Education. In the near future, master’s programs in business and nursing will be offered. Soon after university status was granted, President Sederburg was named Utah’s Commissioner of Higher Education, and Matthew S. Holland currently serves as president of Utah Valley University.

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UVU Women's Basketball vs Denver

  • December 9, 2016
  • PE building

Come support your WOLVERINES! Cheer them on to victory!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs. Utah State

  • December 10, 2016
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Utah Valley University Men's Basketball plays Utah State at the UCCU Center in Orem on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 7 PM. Get your tickets and bring your family for this big game!

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Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir: A Soulful Christmas Celebration

  • December 15, 2016
  • UCCU Center

Everyone come enjoy one of the most renowned Gospel Choirs in Utah on Thursday December 15th @ 7:00 pm.The Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir will be in concert at the UCCU Center at UVU performing A... Read More

UVU Men's Basketball vs. Montana Tech

  • December 23, 2016
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Utah Valley University Men's Basketball plays Montana Tech at the UCCU Center in Orem on Friday, December 23rd, 2016 at 7 PM. Celebrate the holiday season by cheering on the UVU Wolverines!

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Utah Valley's New Year 2017

  • December 31, 2016 - January 1, 2017
  • Utah Valley University

Out with the old in with the new! Celebrate the New Year at one of the hottest parties of the season! The UCCU Center will have 2 different dance areas, DJ's Marcus win and Justin Reid,... Read More

UVU Women's Basketball vs Dixie

  • December 31, 2016
  • PE building

Come support your WOLVERINES women's basketball team! Go, Fight, WIN!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs. Antelope Valley

  • January 2, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Utah Valley University Men's Basketball plays Antelope Valley at the UCCU Center in Orem on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 7 PM. Celebrate the new year by getting tickets and rooting for your team!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs. Chicago State

  • January 12, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Utah Valley University Men's Basketball plays Chicago State at the UCCU Center in Orem on Thursday, January 12th, at 7 PM. Get your tickets, bring your friends, and cheer on your team!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs. UMKC

  • January 14, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Utah Valley University Men's Basketball plays University of Missouri- Kansas City on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 at 7 PM. The game will be held at the UCCU Center in Orem so get your tickets... Read More

Creating and Growing Small Businesses as Women: Keynote & Workshops

  • January 24, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-5724

1) Aspiring Entrepreneurs with Susan Peterson (CEO, Freshly Picked), Anne Avernig (Co-founder, Sodalicious), Julie Hanks (Executive Director, Wasatch Family Therapy)

2) Start From... Read More

UVU Men's Basketball vs. UT-Rio Grande Valley

  • January 26, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Utah Valley University Men's Basketball will play UT- Rio Grande Valley at the UCCU Center in Orem on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7 PM. Grab your tickets and bring your friends!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs. New Mexico State

  • January 28, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Utah Valley University Men's Basketball is playing New Mexico State at the UCCU Center in Orem on Saturday January 28th, 2017 at 7 PM. Come cheer on your team!

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UVU Women's Basketball vs Seattle U

  • February 4, 2017
  • PE building

Come support your Wolverines as they take on Seattle U.

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UVU Women's Basketball vs UMKC

  • February 9, 2017
  • Utah Valley University

Come support your Wolverines against UMKC.

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UVU Women's Basketball vs Chicago State

  • February 11, 2017
  • PE building

Come support your Wolverines when they play against Chicago State.

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UVU Men's Basketball vs. CSU Bakersfield

  • February 16, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Utah Valley University Men's Basketball plays CSU Bakersfield at the UCCU Center in Orem on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7 PM. Come to the court and cheer on your team!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs. Grand Canyon

  • February 18, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Utah Valley University Men's Basketball plays Grand Canyon at the UCCU Center in Orem on Saturday, February 18th at 7 PM. Come to the game and cheer on your team!

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UVU Women's Basketball vs New Mexico

  • February 23, 2017
  • PE building

Come support your Wolverines against New Mexico State.

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UVU Women's Basketball vs Ut Rio Grande Valley

  • February 25, 2017
  • PE building

Come support your Wolverines in their last home game of the season!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs. Seattle U

  • March 4, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Utah Valley University Men's Basketball plays Seattle University at the UCCU Center in Orem on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7 PM. This will be the UVU Wolverine's last home basketball game of the... Read More