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Friday, April 26, 2019


UVU DRILL EXERCISE: The emergency response training in the Browning Administration Building has concluded.

We thank the police departments from UVU, Orem, and Provo, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, local emergency management, hospital staff, and Life Flight for participating.


DRILL EXERCISE: In an ongoing effort to prepare for emergencies, UVU is hosting an emergency response exercise with community agencies and organizations today from 1-5 p.m. You may see and hear first responder vehicles in front of and around the Browning Administration Building. This is a practice drill. There is no reason for concern. We recommend you go about your regular schedule and activities.

Our counseling center and peer counselors are available to anyone who might be triggered by the sounds and sights associated with this training exercise. Appointments can be made by calling 801-863-8876 or visiting the
Counseling Center website.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Great Utah ShakeOut Earthquake Drill 2019

UVU is participating in the annual statewide Great ShakeOut earthquake exercise Thursday morning at 10:15. In the case of an earthquake or any other type of emergency, this website would provide additional information from UVU as needed. This is a site hosted off campus, and it creates redundancy with campus computing resources and websites in the case that they are offline, destroyed, or unavailable. It also becomes a principal location for these types of communications that people can count on to always work and be the “go-to” place.

Our messaging system will send out communications by email and text at 10:15 a.m. If you do not receive these communications, please check your opt-in settings a

Remember during the Great ShakeOut to practice these actions: drop, cover, and hang on. Dropping to the floor prevents falls, covering prevents injuries from plummeting objects, and hanging on maintains those protective measures.

For more details on the Great ShakeOut, visit this link:

For more details on UVU’s safety and emergency preparedness, visit this link:

Saturday, March 2, 2019


UVU OFFICIAL ALL-CLEAR ALERT, 3/2 10:35am: Orem PD says suspected shooter is in custody. We thank Orem & UVU Police. For continuing updates, visit the Orem Police Department Facebook page: UVU counselors are available Monday-Friday during normal university hours.

Friday, March 1, 2019

UVU ALERT 3/1, 6:00am

UVU ALERT 3/1, 6:00am: Campus is open. Classes will follow the usual schedule. Continue to use caution. Counseling services available on campus.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

UVU ALERT 2/28, 11:00 pm

UVU ALERT 2/28, 11:00 pm: Next campus update to come at 6 am. If major update occurs before then, we will notify you immediately. Orem PD continues to investigate.

UVU ALERT 2/28, 10:51 pm

UVU ALERT 2/28, 10:51 pm: Suspect still at large. Please use caution. For more info, visit Orem PD Facebook

UVU ALERT 2/28, 10:35pm

UVU ALERT 2/28, 10:35pm: Suspect still at large. Shelter in place. Avoid Parkway Loft Apartments and the general area.

UVU Alert 2/28, 9:50 pm

UVU Alert 2/28, 9:50pm: Suspect still at large. Shelter in place. Avoid Parkway Loft Apartments and general area.

UVU Alert 2/28, 9:35pm

UVU Alert 2/28, 9:35pm: Suspect still at large. Shelter in place. Avoid Parkway Loft Apartments and general area.

UVU Alert 2/28, 9:25pm

UVU Alert 2/28, 9:25pm: UVU & Orem PD continue to search area for suspect. Shelter in place. Avoid Parkway Lofts and general area.

UVU ALERT: 2/28, 9:03pm

UVU ALERT: 2/28, 9:03pm: Orem and UVU PD have responded to scene of shooting near Parkway Lofts. Continue to shelter in place and avoid area.


UVU ALERT as of 2/28 at 8:50pm: Orem PD report a shooting near Parkway Lofts just south of UTA FrontRunner Station. Avoid area. Shelter in place. This is not a test.