New students to get a jumpstart on orientation

To ease the transition for new students, UVU will be offering six orientation sessions throughout the summer.

Each session will be a half-day event held on campus at Centre Stage, where incoming students will learn about a variety of resources to enhance their future college experience.

Jumpstart will include an orientation session, an explanation of campus procedures, a campus tour, and a Q&A session with upperclassmen.

"We will be holding six orientation sessions throughout the summer to make it more convenient," said Andrew Stone, coordinator for the Student Senate and UV Experience. "Also, by having more sessions, we will reduce the student to Orientation Leader ratio, which will provide a more intimate experience for the incoming student population."

Each session will have ten orientation leaders on hand for incoming students to refer to.

"We want students to have a more one on one experience with the orientation leaders," said Kyle Brown, jumpstart orientation leader chair. "We also want to show them resources to help them adapt better to college."

"We also want the incoming freshmen to learn the difference between being successful in high school and successful in college," said Jerry Steinquist, a jumpstart orientation leader.
The first orientation session will be held on June 18 at 9 a.m. in the Sorensen Student Center and will end at 2 p.m.

The event is not limited to incoming freshmen — all new UVU students are welcome to attend. Stone said they are expecting around 1500 students to attend the six sessions of Jumpstart Orientation. There will also be an orientation session available for parents of new students.

Students can register for Jumpstart Orientation online at

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