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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Great Utah ShakeOut 2021

Prepare to duck, cover, and hold on! The Great ShakeOut is coming to UVU.

What? It’s an annual statewide earthquake preparedness drill held by the state of Utah to practice earthquake safety protocol. A year ago, we experienced an earthquake that reminded everyone that such events are a reality in our area. At UVU, we want to be prepared.

When? April 15, 2021, at approximately 10 a.m.

How? If on campus, you will hear an overhead announcement. The UVU community will also receive texts and a warning on computer screens that will remind you to take protective actions as if there were an earthquake. This year, UVU employees in Facilities will also perform post-earthquake building assessment training. They will check buildings looking for structural damage as if there had been real shaking.

Please join us in taking the protective actions of duck, cover, and hold on during the Great ShakeOut.

Thank you!

Robin Ebmeyer
Director of Emergency Management and Safety

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Campus Weather Alert

UVU campuses will remain open today, and all classes will meet as scheduled. The decision was based on current and projected weather conditions provided by the National Weather Service. However, we understand current conditions may have made travel dangerous for some. Please take necessary precautions to stay safe, including live-stream and remote learning/work options and utilizing mass-transit options where possible.

We ask faculty and staff to work with students taking in-person courses affected by the weather and that departments accommodate faculty and staff unable to travel to campus.

Faculty members who cannot safely travel to campus should reach out to students enrolled in face-to-face classes via canvas to alert them of any necessary modifications. Otherwise, all face-to-face, online, and live-stream-only courses will continue as usual.