Welcome to UVU's Emergency Information blog, where you'll find up-to-the-minute updates concerning disaster incidents and emergencies. Please pay close attention to updates below for more information and instructions (refresh this page often, or follow along on Twitter).

Remember: In the event of a real emergency situation, it may take several minutes to post initial information on this site. Please be patient and check back every 15 minutes.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Great Utah Shakeout Complete

Utah Valley University has completed the 2016 Great Utah Shakeout exercise. 
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Great Utah ShakeOut Earthquake Drill 2016


A MOCK 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred at 10:15 a.m. this morning. The epicenter was in north Utah County. Classes could have been canceled and staff, faculty and students could be encouraged to leave the campus as quickly as possible. Those who are injured are still being attended to. If students are unable to stay in their apartments, there are a couple of shelters being set up on campus to accommodate them. The locations will be posted on this site shortly.

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The is an exercise message: Had this been a real earthquake additional information could be accessed by looking at this website. Thanks to the building marshalls for working with their floor captains to determine extent of damage to the buildings and possible injuries. For your information the Building Marshalls will not be reporting information to a central location which will be reported to Orem City and Utah County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Again thanks for your participation today., This goes a long way in helping the University prepare for such events.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Winter Storm Update for Dec. 15

UVU is open and fully functioning today. Road conditions, parking lots, and walkways around campus are being maintained with careful consideration by our service staff.

We encourage employees and students commuting to school to be safe and avoid taking unnecessary risks. We ask faculty to work with students affected by the weather in completing their finals, and that departments accommodate faculty unable to travel to campus.

If bad weather persists throughout the day, we encourage all employees to consult with supervisors on flexible hours leaving from work and returning to their homes.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Weather & Road Conditions (Governor Recommendation)

To all employees:

Over the next 24 hours we will be experiencing weather that may create hazardous road conditions across the state. We encourage all employees living in affected areas to take the necessary precautions driving to and from work. In consultation with your supervisor, staff may leave work early today, and arrive later tomorrow as needed. We do ask supervisors to ensure that we maintain the essential functions of campus and support scheduled campus events.

While we are not cancelling finals, we do ask instructors to work with those students who may be significantly impacted by the weather. Students and faculty should not take unnecessary risks. We encourage faculty to work with students who cannot make it to their finals, and departments to work with faculty.

At this point, Utah Valley University remains open, as current condition of campus is well maintained throughout the storm. Our crews are working around the clock to maintain our parking lots, sidewalks, and other spaces safe. We appreciate all their efforts.

Monday, November 2, 2015

*TEST* *THIS IS A DRILL* Report on Incident at UVU Health Professions Building


We regret to inform you that there has been an explosion on campus this afternoon. This incident originated in the Health Professions Building on UVU’s West Campus (west of I-15) at approximately 1:30 p.m. Three fatalities, all students, have been confirmed, and the families have been notified.

An information hotline has been established at 801-863-8888 for information regarding the condition of those directly impacted. As difficult as it may be, we urge patience as the University sorts out the details of this tragedy.

All classes, campus operations, and community events scheduled at UVU have been temporarily suspended until further notice. Campus is closed and no students, faculty, staff or community members should come to UVU for the rest of today (Nov. 2), tomorrow (Nov. 3), and Wednesday (Nov. 4) unless contacted otherwise.


*TEST* *THIS IS A DRILL* Incident confirmed not chemical in nature


Today's incident has been confirmed to be not chemical in nature. Please continue to stay clear of the UVU Health Professions building. Campus is closed.


*TEST* *THIS IS A DRILL* Candlelight vigil for incident victims


A candlelight vigil for the victims of today's incident is planned for 7 p.m. at Lakeridge Junior High School. Visit the UVUSA Facebook page for more information.