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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Important Update: Return to Campus and Work, Events, and Travel

To Our UVU Community, 

As we continue to monitor the evolving situation created by COVID-19, we want to let you know that we are modifying some of the dates related to travel, events, and our return to campus. With the increase of cases both statewide and in Utah County, and out of an abundance of caution, we are making the following adjustments: 

Employees scheduled to return to campus on July 6 will continue to work remotely until August 3, 2020. 

Employees who have already returned to campus may have a conversation with their supervisor to see if there is flexibility with their individual position to include full or partial remote work. Supervisors have full authority to approve employee requests to work remotely and are encouraged to be accommodating when possible. If you have not already completed a Temporary Remote Work Agreement that extends past August 3 and you plan to continue working from home, a new agreement must be completed. For our employees who would like to come back to campus before August 3, please talk with your supervisor about returning early and maintaining social distancing and health guidelines. Your supervisor is the best resource to discuss any questions or concerns regarding your work situation. For more information about what to expect when returning to work on campus, and training for both supervisors and employees, visit the Return to Campus webpage. 

All university-sponsored events, conferences, large gatherings, and on-campus events are now cancelled until August 3, 2020. 

Per Utah guidelines and recommendations of local health authorities, on-campus events are cancelled throughout the summer semester. Pre-designated face-to-face second block courses will continue as scheduled. 

Commencement 2020 will also occur under modified conditions on August 19. More information regarding celebration plans for UVU graduates will be released later this week. 

All non-essential university-related travel, whether in state, out of state, or international, through August 3, 2020, should be cancelled. 

All UVU-sponsored study abroad programs (credit- or non-credit bearing) and any other UVU-sponsored student, faculty, and staff travel must also be cancelled through August 3. Due to the increasing number of COVID cases in the state, all in-state travel considered business essential for the university must be approved by the divisional vice president. If travel involves the participation of students, it will also need Provost Wayne Vaught’s approval. For updated information on travel restrictions, visit the Travel FAQ. Additionally, until further notice, all future airfare must be purchased through Concur or the State Travel Office. 

Please communicate with your supervisors if you have questions regarding the extension of these dates or any other concerns. 

The health of our Utah Valley University community remains our number one priority as we continue to work together diligently to meet the needs and expectations of our students. Thank you for your flexibility, resilience, and dedication during these unusual circumstances. 


Wayne Vaught
Vice President of Academic Affairs 

Val Peterson
Vice President of Finance and Administration