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.

Current Incident

See Parking Alert below. UVU is not currently experiencing any emergencies or incidents. Information on past incidents is below

Latest updates

(most recent posts appear at the top)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Parking Alert for August 28th & 29th

Due to the Women’s Expo at the UCCU Center August 28th and 29th, parking on the main campus will be in high demand. 
Arrive early!
Overflow parking is located in the gravel lot at West Campus.
           UTA bus 830 will shuttle you from there to the campus for free if you show your UVU ID.
Ride UTA in to campus if you have a pass.

Saturday 29th - Also lots 9 & 10 will be blocked off from 10:30pm on Friday until 10:30pm Saturday for a Push Race on Saturday co-sponsored by Woodbury School of Business.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Power Outage Update - Power Restored

The power has been restored now to lower campus.

Power Outage Update

UVU Substation breaker was tripped.  Power needs to be re-routed.  Electricians are working on it and there is an estimated time of 15 - 30 minutes to complete this work.

Power Outage on Lower Half of Campus

UVU is experiencing power problems in buildings on the lower half of campus.  UVU electricians are aware and working on the problem.  It appears to be a UVU substation problem.  More updates will follow here.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Great Utah Shakeout Complete

Utah Valley University has completed the 2015 Great Utah Shakeout exercise. 
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Great Utah ShakeOut Earthquake Drill


A MOCK 6.7 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.

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Emergency Exercise - Mock Explosion on the UVU West Campus

As part of this exercise, there was a simulated explosion on UVU West Campus at the Health Professions building.  The explosion happened on the north side of the building.  Mock casualities and injuries have occurred.  Text messaging and Mobile Push Messaging are being tested as well as the use of this website.