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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Utah Valley University Meeting Facilities
  • Total Sq. Ft. 28500
  • Number of Rooms 5
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Seating Capacity Room Size
Room Name Theater Classroom Banquet Reception Dimensions Height Sq.Ft.
Arena Floor 7000 2200 X 2500
East Court 700 X 10000
West Court 700 X 10000
North Presidential Room 150 X 3000
South Presidential Room 150 X 3000

UVU Women's Basketball vs. Dixie State

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

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Trailblazers! The Redhawks hail from St. George, south of Utah Valley. You won't want to miss this game!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs BYU

  • November 29, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

You won't want to miss this cross-town rivalry. Watch as the wolverines take on the cougars in a battle to remember. Make sure top grab your tickets before they're sold out!

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UVU Women's Basketball vs. Southern Utah

  • November 30, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Thunderbirds! The Thunderbirds hail from Cedar City, south of Utah Valley. You won't want to miss this game!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs UTSA

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

Come cheer on the team as they take on the roadrunners! This team hails from Texas, and you can bet they're proud of it. You won't want to miss this game!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs Weber State

  • December 6, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the wildcats! This team hails from Ogden, just north of Utah Valley. You won't want to miss this game!

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UVU Women's Basketball vs. Air Force

  • December 7, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Falcons! The Falcons hail from Colorado. You won't want to miss this game!

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UVU Women's Basketball vs. Utah State

  • December 9, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Aggies! The Aggies hail from Logan, Utah just north of Utah Valley. You won't want to miss this game!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs Bethesda

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

Come cheer on the team as they take Bethesda University! This team hails from California - you won't want to miss this game!

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UVU Women's Basketball vs. Idaho State

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

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Bengals! The Bengals hail from Pocatello, Idaho. You won't want to miss this game!

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UVU Women's Basketball vs. Cal Poly

  • December 19, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Mustangs! The Mustangs hail from sunny California. You won't want to miss this game!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs Montana Tech

  • December 20, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Orediggers! Can you guys where this team's from? HINT: Montana! You won't want to miss this game as the competition begins... Read More

UVU Women's Basketball vs. California State Fullerton

  • December 23, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Titans! The Titans hail from sunny California. You won't want to miss this game!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs UC Riverside

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

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Highlanders! The Highlanders hail from sunny California. You won't want to miss this game as the competition begins to heat... Read More

UVU Women's Basketball vs. Antelope Valley

  • December 29, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on Antelope Valley! The team hails from sunny California. You won't want to miss this last regular seaon game of the... Read More

UVU Men's Basketball vs Cal State Fullerton

  • December 30, 2017
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Titans! The Titans hail from sunny California. You won't want to miss this game as the competition begins to heat up! Don't... Read More

UVU Men's Basketball vs CSU Bakersfield

  • January 6, 2018
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the roadrunners! The roadrunners hail from sunny California. You won't want to miss the first game in the WAC! 

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UVU Men's Basketball vs. Kansas City

  • January 11, 2018
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the roos! The Roos hail from Kansas City. You won't want to miss this game as the wolverines continue on in the WAC!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs. Chicago State

  • January 13, 2018
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Cougars! The Cougars hail from Chi-town. You won't want to miss this game as the wolverines continue on in the... Read More

UVU Women's Basketball vs. UT Rio Grande Valley

  • January 18, 2018
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Vaqueros! The Vaqueros hail from sunny Texas. Make sure to come cheer on the girls as they continue in the WAC!

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UVU Women's Basketball vs. New Mexico State

  • January 20, 2018
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Pistols! The Pistols hail from New Mexico. Make sure to come cheer on the girls as they continue in the WAC!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs. Grand Canyon

  • January 27, 2018
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Lopes! The Lopes hail from Phoenix. You won't want to miss this game as the Wolverines continue on in the WAC!

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UVU Women's Basketball vs. Seattle U

  • February 3, 2018
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Redhawks! The Redhawks hail from Seattle, Washington. Make sure to come cheer on the girls as they continue in the WAC!

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UVU Women's Basketball vs. Chicago State

  • February 8, 2018
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Cougars! The Cougars hail from Chi-town. Make sure to come cheer on the girls as they continue in the WAC!

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UVU Women's Basketball vs. UMKC

  • February 10, 2018
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Roos! The Roos hail from Kansas City. Make sure to come cheer on the girls as they continue in the WAC!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs. New Mexico State

  • February 15, 2018
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Pistols! The Pistols hail from New Mexico. You won't want to miss this game as the Wolverines continue on in the... Read More

UVU Men's Basketball vs. UT Rio Grande Valley

  • February 17, 2018
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Vaqueros! The Vaqueros hail from Texas. You won't want to miss this game as the Wolverines continue on in the... Read More

UVU Women's Basketball vs. CSU Bakersfield

  • February 22, 2018
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Roadrunners! The Roadrunners hail from sunny California. Make sure to come cheer on the girls as they continue in the WAC!

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UVU Women's Basketball vs. Grand Canyon

  • February 24, 2018
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Lopes! The Lopes hail from sunny Phoenix. Make sure to come cheer on the girls as they play their last home game in the WAC!

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UVU Men's Basketball vs. Seattle

  • March 3, 2018
  • Utah Valley University
  • Phone: (801) 863-7474

Come cheer on the team as they take on the Redhawks! The Redhawks hail from Seattle. You won't want to miss this game as the Wolverines continue on in the... Read More