Math & English Placement Expiration


After conversations with the math and English departments and in an effort to help students prepare to take math and English classes, a group from across campus has been working together to create a communication to send out to students (admitted but not registered in the last two years, registered for classes within the last two years, and currently enrolled) whose math or English placement (test and/or course) will expire at the end of Spring 2017.  The email will encourage them to take their appropriate math or English course this spring to avoid the possibility of placement expiration which would require them to retake a placement test.  The student is encouraged to contact their advisor if they have questions.

We hope this email will remind students to take the appropriate course before their placement expires.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you so much for all you do to help students!

Andrew Stone, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President-

Recruitment & Outreach

Utah Valley University


New Coordinator of Advisor Training and Development

I am pleased to announce the addition of Melanee Wilson to the Office of University Advising team as the Coordinator of Advisor Training and Development.

Melanee comes to UVU from Southern Utah University where she was highly respected and recognized for her innovation during her years working as an Academic Advisor, Advisor Supervisor, and as a leader in the SUU Staff Association.  Melanee has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University, a Master of Public Administration degree  from Southern Utah University, and is active in advising professional associations.

Please join me in warmly welcoming Melanee to our advisement community.  Her first day is Wednesday, October 26th.


  1. Wade Oliver |  Director, University Advising  |  Utah Valley University  |  (801) 863-8480


Fall 2016 Late Graduation Application Deadline

The Graduation Application 1st Deadline for Fall 2016 Semester has passed. You can now run the Alpha-Major List in Crystal Reports to see which of your students applied for graduation. We are still approving our late graduate applicants.

Note: Students may still apply for Fall 2016 graduation through October 31, 2016 with a $25 late fee. View our web site for additional deadlines and information:


UVU Graduation Office


Online Orientation Server Update


Last Wednesday, our online orientation provider updated our hosting platform. In the long term, this update will provide enhanced reporting features for our office. In the short term, it has created some glitches for students attempting to complete online orientation right now.

We are working with our vendor to address these issues as quickly as possible. In the meantime, if you have a student who is experiencing difficulty accessing/completing online orientation, please have them contact our office and we will provide prompt assistance!


Martha Wilson

Assistant Director, First-Year Experience and Orientation

First-Year Experience and Student Retention


801.863.5491 | |


Now Hiring Orientation Leaders


We’re looking for outstanding students to join our 2017 Jumpstart Orientation Leader team. Can you help?

Jumpstart Orientation Leaders are part-time, hourly student employees.

Our criteria:

  • Team player who works well with others
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Friendly and welcoming
  • Possesses, and able to convey, a sense of school spirit
  • Positive
  • Enthusiastic
  • Current UVU student in good standing with 15 or more completed credits (at the time of application)

Please encourage any students you believe might be a match for our program to apply at The posting closes on October 24th.

Thank you for your help!


Martha Wilson

Assistant Director, First-Year Experience and Orientation

First-Year Experience and Student Retention


801.863.5190 | |


K-16 Counselor Conference

Good Morning Advisement Forum,

Just a reminder that the annual UVU K16 Counselor Conference will be held at UVU Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   This conference is sponsored by President Holland and the K-16 Alliance with the goal to facilitate a connection between high school and junior high school counselors and UVU advisors.

For additional information and to register please go to the following website:  Breakfast and lunch are included with the conference registration fee.

We would love to see you there!

Major Change – UV Hold Information

Hello Colleagues,

We have had a lot of turnover recently in advising at UVU so I wanted to send a reminder out specifically for our newer advisors that if you change a major from University Studies to your major, please feel free to remove the “UV” hold on their record (if it exists).  This way they won’t need to make an extra stop over here at the ACC when they have met with you.  If you change their major we consider them your charge and have no problem with you clearing this hold.   Thanks for being so great to work with!



Adam Black M.C.

Director- Academic Counseling Center

Utah Valley University


LC 403C


New Second Block Humanities Option


Good news! HUM 1010-039 (crn 28535, MWF 10-1140 am) has been added for second block.

This is the only open Humanities Distribution (HH) option for Fall 2016; so let students know to add quickly.


erin donahoe-rankin

pronouns: she/her

Academic Advisor/Adjunct

Utah Valley University

-Philosophy & Humanities

-Interdisciplinary Studies

CB 506H, 801.863.6717