Current Conditions


UVU is operating under MODIFIED conditions

Latest updates

(most recent posts appear at the top)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Temporary Facilities Access and Closure

Attention: For the latest coronavirus summary, go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

For the latest from UVU on the coronavirus, go to the UVU Safety coronavirus website. For UVU’s full plan, click here.

If you have been on UVU campus and have tested positive for COVID-19, please fill out the UVU COVID-19 Reporting Form.

UVU FAQs by topic (updated frequently):
Employee FAQ
HR Employee Guide
Events FAQ
Travel FAQ
Faculty FAQ
Students FAQ
Campus Facilities and Services FAQ
UTA Public Transportation COVID-19 Updates


Utah Valley University supports Governor Gary Herbert’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” directive. For the safety of the community, UVU will temporarily close a majority of buildings on the Orem Campus to the public. Employees who must be on campus will continue to have access via their proximity cards. All other employees who can work from home are asked to do so. This is necessary to keep our university community and Utah residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

While there is a limited number of employees on campus, nearly all services are now available through teleservices. Please continue to utilize the help and tools available to ensure your success. For a list of available services for students and employees, please visit the Campus Facilities and Services FAQ.

Employees working on campus must adhere to safety procedures, including social distancing, hand washing, avoiding face touching, and not coming to campus if ill. No guests or visitors should be in university facilities at this time.

UVU Temporary Building Closures:

Effective April 2, only the following buildings will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.—5 p.m. to UVU students and employees without the use of proximity cards.

  • Fulton Library (access is limited to the first two floors only)
  • Browning Administration Building
  • Facilities Building
  • UVU Warehouse
The Student Center’s U.S. Postal Office, Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A, and Mom Fulton’s will remain open to those who must be on campus. On-campus employees include:
  • Facilities, Campus Services, Custodial Services, Auxiliary Services, and other employees who cannot perform their work from home. Reduced levels of service should be expected.
  • Emergency response, including police, fire, emergency medical services, and environmental health and safety.
  • Emergency management.
  • IT services associated with on-site support of campus IT infrastructure and remote learning and working.
  • Classroom and laboratory instruction support services for remote learning (deans and chairs will determine what essential on-campus support may be needed).
  • Animal care or other physical research.
  • The library and its open computer lab.
  • Warehouse/Receiving.
For a full list of impacted buildings and services on the Orem Campus, as well as emergency contact information, please visit the Campus Facilities and Services FAQ.

Remote Campus Closures:

Wasatch Campus

The Wasatch Campus is now closed to all — except essential employees.

Lehi Campus

Offices and classrooms are closed.

Provo Airport Campus

  • UFRA Building: Closed.
  • ES Building: Closed. Staff access only to Hangar A and Hangar B for aircraft and equipment maintenance.
Canyon Park Building

This building is closed.

While we understand that working remotely may result in minor university disruptions and inconveniences, following the governor’s directive now will help us avoid greater hardship later. Thank you for your cooperation.

UTA Schedule Adjustment:

UTA has seen a significant decrease in ridership due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Service will be temporarily reduced beginning April 5, 2020. For more information regarding transportation to and from UVU, visit UTA’s COVID-19 website.


Monday, March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Grading Instructions, Summer Classes


Attention: For the latest coronavirus summary, go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

For the latest from UVU on the coronavirus, go to the UVU Safety coronavirus website. For UVU’s full plan, click here.


UVU FAQs by topic (updated frequently):

Employee FAQ
HR Employee Guide
Events FAQ
Travel FAQ
Faculty FAQ
Students FAQ
Campus Services FAQ

Wolverines,

There are two important announcements today. The following changes were made after careful consideration of their impact on our campus community and you personally. Please reach out to your advisors with any questions you may have.

Spring 2020 Grading Options

With a commitment to exceptional care for our students during these extraordinary times, UVU is preparing to offer students the option on a class-by-class basis to receive credit or no credit in lieu of a traditional letter grade for spring 2020 classes that were converted to online or had other significant changes in course delivery or experience. Before choosing credit or no credit, it is imperative that students fully understand the potential negative consequences, which can be different based on major and other factors. Each student will receive an email from their college or school giving specific considerations for their students.

Letter grades will still be available for all students who want it.

Later this week, each student will receive an additional email directing them to a website about spring 2020 grading that details each option; students must review and agree to understanding the consequences before they can proceed with a grade change option. It is imperative that students thoroughly evaluate their own situation to be sure the decision minimizes the potential negative consequences.

Summer Courses 2020

Utah Valley University is moving all credit-bearing summer semester courses to a remote delivery model. This decision was made out of respect for students and faculty who need time to prepare and plan in an ever-changing environment. Limited face-to-face offerings of specialized courses and condensed delivery may occur in the second block of summer 2020. A decision on those courses will be made after May 1.

We understand these announcements may present challenges for some. Faculty are working to ensure students can stay on track with their academic plans. Faculty are also working on additional course listings that may include condensed courses (one week, etc.) as circumstances allow. Please regularly check for those options, and contact your advisor for detailed guidance.

Federal financial aid may have changed due to the pandemic. Please check with the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.

All other university-related summer activities during May have been cancelled or postponed.

All academic international travel — including study abroad, internships, exchanges, etc. — has been cancelled until the end of the first block of summer 2020, June 26. International travel for all employees is cancelled until May 1.


This is a time of rapid change, and we understand it may be unsettling. While many things have changed regarding schedules and how you are receiving your education, one thing has not changed — our commitment to your academic success. Do not delay your bright future, persist, and complete your courses. The support you need to achieve your educational goals is here for you at UVU.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Grading and Facilities

Attention: For the latest coronavirus summary, go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

For the latest from UVU on the coronavirus, go to the UVU Safety coronavirus website. For UVU’s full plan, click here.

UVU FAQs by topic (updated frequently):
Employee FAQ
HR Employee Guide
Events FAQ
Travel FAQ
Faculty FAQ
Students FAQ
Campus Services FAQ

Grading Options

COVID-19 has unexpectedly changed the 2019-20 school year in profound ways. The shift to remote/online courses has created circumstances that may require flexibility in grading options. Academic and administrative leadership is currently exploring various grading options for spring semester. Careful consideration is being given to all aspects of this decision to ensure there are no adverse effects on financial aid or a student’s long-term success. An announcement on the grading policy will be released shortly. We appreciate your patience as we support the academic persistence of UVU students and protect their future educational opportunities.

Recognizing the need to give students flexibility, we have changed the deadline to withdraw from classes from April 3 to April 24.

Changes to Orem Campus Hours

Utah Valley University continues to operate under modified conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Course instruction continues online. The Orem Campus is open, but access to physical facilities is now available on a revised schedule.

From March 24 through May 1, Orem Campus physical facilities will be open from


  • 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday
  • Closed Sundays (no change)


Fulton Library hours are not impacted by these changes. The library will remain open on Sundays.

*Note: The sidewalk from parking lot M-26 to the Woodbury Building will be closed starting Thursday, March 26, for at least one week. You may access campus using the entryway between the Sparks Automotive and Gunther Trades buildings. Signs will be placed to help direct foot traffic.

Changes to Satellite Campus Hours

Thanksgiving Point Campus: Closed

Wasatch Campus: Open 8 a.m. — 6 p.m. Monday-Friday

Provo Airport Campus:


  • ES Building: Closed (including UFRA)
  • All flights are suspended at this time — staff access only to Hangar A and Hangar B for aircraft and equipment maintenance.

Canyon Park Building: Closed

For detailed information regarding service, hours, and building closures, please visit https://www.uvu.edu/safety/coronavirus/campus-services-faq.html.

Food Services

Grab-and-go food services are available Mondays-Fridays at these Orem Campus locations:

Chick-fil-A: 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Mom Fulton's CafĂ©: 8 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Taco Bell: 9 a.m. — 3 p.m.
Scoops (SC only): 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Guru’s: 11 a.m.­— 2 p.m.

All food franchises will open and close at the owner’s discretion.

For detailed information regarding service, hours, and building closures, please visit https://www.uvu.edu/safety/coronavirus/campus-services-faq.html.

Again, thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to transition to fulfill the needs of our campus community.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A Message from President Astrid S. Tuminez on UVU’s Modified Conditions




The past week has brought significant changes and new challenges to our Wolverine community and the world as we strive to ensure everyone’s health and safety in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. I applaud your grit and determination to persevere in these uncertain times, and I ask for your patience and understanding as we continue to pursue exceptional learning opportunities under unique circumstances.

My thoughts are with each one of you at this time, and I thank you for everything you do for our school and our community. Please take a moment to watch this message.


Best regards,

President Astrid S. Tuminez

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

COVID-19: Commencement, Study Abroad, and Travel Update

Attention: For the latest coronavirus summary, go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

For the latest from UVU on the coronavirus, go to the UVU Safety coronavirus website. For UVU’s full plan, click here.

UVU FAQs by topic (updated frequently):
Employee FAQ

HR Employee Guide
Events FAQ
Travel FAQ
Faculty FAQ
Students FAQ


Two updates for your information:

Commencement 2020 – Postponed

Due to the unforeseeable impact of COVID-19, all institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education have decided to postpone their 2020 commencement ceremonies. For the protection of our students and their guests, faculty, and staff, UVU will postpone its commencement and convocations that were originally scheduled for April 30 and May 1. A new date will be announced shortly. We hope that our graduates and their families will join us then to celebrate their academic success. Planning is underway and we will provide additional details when confirmed.

Update on UVU Travel and Study Abroad Programs

· All UVU-sponsored Study Abroad programs (credit- or non-credit bearing) and any other UVU-sponsored international student travel are cancelled through the end of the Summer first block (through June 26).

· All other UVU-sponsored domestic and international travel for faculty and staff remain suspended through May 1.

The International Travel Oversight Committee and Office of Global Engagement will continue to stay in contact with students and faculty already abroad to review their situations case-by-case.

For more information, see the Travel FAQ.


UVU Reports No Damage from March 18 Earthquake

An earthquake was felt in Utah just after 7 a.m. this morning. The earthquake measured at a magnitude of 5.7, according to Utah’s geological society. Utah Valley University Police and facility staff immediately began a survey of campus. No damage has been reported at this time. We will inform the UVU community of any additional information as needed.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

March 17 COVID-19 Campus Update: Services & Staffing

Attention: For the latest coronavirus summary, go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

For the latest from UVU on the coronavirus, go to the UVU Safety coronavirus website. For UVU’s full plan, click here.


Dear Wolverines,



Thank you for your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we navigate through the COVID-19 situation together. Our faculty, staff, and administrators have demonstrated great sensitivity, creativity, and resolve during this unusual time on your behalf. We particularly want to acknowledge those who answered the call to move more than 4,000 course sections from face-to-face to alternate and remote instruction and those working hard to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and employees.


In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, UVU will implement the following changes while remaining open and operating under modified conditions. Supervisors will immediately begin to work to determine which employees must be on campus to carry out essential university functions and which can telecommute. Please work with your supervisor to establish your work plan. Also, as part of UVU’s modified operations, the following facilities and service changes are effective immediately:

1.    During the remainder of Spring Break (March 17-19), the Orem campus will open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. As scheduled, all campus locations are closed Friday, March 20 as part of Spring Break.

2.     UVU’s Wee Care Center (child care) is closed until further notice.

3.     The fitness center, bowling alley, and game section in the Student Life and Wellness Center (SLWC) are closed through May 1; all other SLWC services remain open.

4.     The Testing Center will remain closed until further notice.

5.     The computer lab in the Fulton Library and the SC 215 lab in the Sorensen Student Center will remain open; all other open labs will be closed until further notice.

6.     Academic advising services will be conducted predominantly online.

7.     Effective immediately, please use the grab-and-go options in dining services and practice social distancing while eating.

8.     An announcement regarding Commencement 2020 will be forthcoming.

Please note that essential service areas will remain open, with limited in-person staff. 

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the FAQs listed on this site will continue to be updated for your information and resource. Employees, please continue to work with your supervisors to clarify how your job function is impacted by this situation.

As a reminder, if you are sick, please stay home.

Thank you to the entire campus community for demonstrating exceptional care and accountability as we continue to deliver a meaningful education while protecting the health and safety of everyone.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work through these extraordinary times. 

Sincerely,

Astrid S. Tuminez
President

Wayne Vaught
Provost