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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

UVU is operating under NORMAL conditions.

Latest updates

(most recent posts appear at the top)

Monday, December 5, 2016

*TEST EXERCISE HAS ENDED* Credible bomb threat exercise has ended

Today's test exercise has ended. All operations on campus are normal.

*TEXT EXERCISE HAS ENDED*

*TEST EXERCISE* *NO ACTION NECESSARY* Credible bomb threat update


UVU has received a credible bomb threat(in the test - not really), potentially occurring at multiple locations on Orem campus, which has been evacuated. All classes, events, and operations have been canceled on Orem campus for the evening. Other UVU satellite campuses remain open. Visit uvu.info for updates. 

*TEST EXERCISE* *NO ACTION NECESSARY*

*TEST EXERCISE* *NO ACTION NECESSARY* Bomb Threat Exercise


*TEST EXERCISE* *NO ACTION NECESSARY*

UVU has received a credible bomb threat (potentially occurring at multiple locations on campus). Please evacuate campus immediately in an orderly fashion and stay clear of campus. All classes, events, and operations have been temporarily suspended until further notice. Visit uvu.info for updates.

*TEST EXERCISE* *NO ACTION NECESSARY*

*TEST* *THIS IS A DRILL* *TAKE NO ACTION*

Threat update: Evacuate all of campus immediately and stay clear.

*TEST* THIS IS A DRILL* *TAKE NO ACTION*

*TEST* *THIS IS A DRILL*

*TEST* *THIS IS A DRILL* *TAKE NO ACTION*

Evacuate Losee Ctr, Student Ctr, and Institute immediately and stay clear.

*TEST* *THIS IS A DRILL* *TAKE NO ACTION*

Friday, September 23, 2016

Network Outage - Update - Most systems are up now

Almost all systems are back up now.  We are continuing to monitor the progress and check systems for any issues.

Network outage update

We have isolated one problem and are working on trying to get all systems working.  Email is now working.  Authentication to my.uvu.edu and other systems is still down.

Network outage continues - still trying to isolate the problem

We are still trying to isolate the problem in the network of the data center.  No change in the status at this time.  Next update will follow in 10 minutes or when ever there is a change.  Unfortunately the issue appears to be somewhat complex.

Network Issues - Problems accessing system due to Network

We are currently experiencing some issues with the network in the data center making access to UVU systems on campus system inconsistent or impossible.  Updates will follow.  These issues began at approximately 3:41pm today.  There was an earlier problem at 2:03 for a few minutes but that was thought to be resolved by 2:06pm

Friday, September 2, 2016

Systems are currently operating normally.  Everything has returned to normal now.  Some equipment that failed still needs to be replaced but we are back to normal for now.  Please report any issues to the IT Service Desk at 801-863-8888.
Still unstable.  Working on stabilization.  Continues to go up and down.
Students, if you try to login to Canvas and can't, keep trying and you should be able to eventually. Then don't log out and you should be OK.  Problem is only with the "login system" currently.  Canvas is not having problems.
Things are up and down right now.  Working to see if we can stablize them and find the cause of it.
We are experiencing a Network Outage preventing access to all of our servers.  This includes webservers, Banner, MyUVU, UVLink, etc.  Only off-campus systems are accessible (like Canvas) but only from off campus.  We are currently working on the problem.IT Services

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

(THIS UPDATE IS ONLY A TEST. IT'S PART OF THE "GREAT UTAH SHAKEOUT" EARTHQUAKE DRILL.)

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.