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Are you wanting to learn more about student housing in Orem? Check out these fun and informative posts so you can feel prepared when you move in!

Hiking in Orem

Fun Things To Do In Orem Near Promenade Place

By News, Students

There are plenty of fun things going on at UVU, but sometimes you need a break away from school. Are you looking for some fun things to do in the Orem area? Here are five fun things you can do near your UVU student housing!

  • Go for a hike! Living in Utah Valley, there are plenty of fun trails in the area. Get out of your Orem student housing and into the great outdoors!
  • University Place Mall has something for everyone! Grab some ice cream, build a bear, go shopping, get your nails done, or even get a haircut. You don’t have to go far from your UVU student housing to get to the mall.
  • Arcades aren’t just for kids! Gambling might be illegal in Utah, but nickel slot machines sure aren’t! If you get enough tickets you can grab some cool prizes to bring home to your UVU student housing.
  • Go to the water park! Swimming pools and water slides in the summer never get old. There are plenty of splash pads and water slides nearby, and it’s the perfect way to cool off when it’s 100 degrees outside.
  • Watch a performance at Scera. Scera is a non-profit organization that helps bring the arts into the community. Whether you prefer theater or concerts, there are always plenty of performances going on at Scera for your enjoyment.

When school starts again this month, we hope you’ll remember to take breaks and do something fun for yourself! Living in Orem student housing, there are plenty of options nearby for you to have a great time.

UVU College Library

Awesome Resources To Take Advantage Of While Studying At UVU

By Special Offers, Students

As a college student you have a lot on your plate. We’ve compiled a list of resources that Utah Valley University offers to connect you with the services you need.

Tutoring Services

College isn’t easy. Most of the time you can’t rely on your roommate at your UVU college apartment to help you with your chemistry homework. UVU offers these free services to help students succeed. If you struggle with studying in general, go visit Learning Strategies Support. If you’re studying ASL, Japanese, Portuguese, French, Russian, Spanish, or German you can get homework help or just practice your conversation skills at the Language Lab. Math isn’t your strongest subject? Go visit someone at the Math Lab who is strong in math and they’ll help you! The same goes for the writing center. If you don’t have them go through your final paper (it’s free!) then what are you doing?

Learning strategies support

Language lab

Math lab

Writing Center

Career Assistance

One of the biggest reasons you are studying and living in student housing by UVU is to launch a career in whatever it is you may study. Or maybe you know you want a college degree but you’re not sure what to do with it? Stop by the Career Development Center to meet with a counselor, learn new skills, and get connected with potential employers.

Career Development Center


This one is pretty simple. Is the pantry in your UVU college apartment empty? You’re not getting paid for a few more days? Don’t go hungry. Stop by the food pantry and they’ll supply you with some groceries no questions asked.

Food Pantry

Child Care

Being a parent shouldn’t hold you back from completing your degree. Daycare can be expensive, but leaving your child in your apartment is a no-go. Take them to the Wee Care Center, and get discounted childcare with your student ID.

Wee Care Center


Medical expenses can be daunting, especially as a poor student. You don’t have to choose between paying rent for your UVU student housing and paying to go to the doctor. UVU offers extremely affordable basic health visits and mental health therapy.

Student Health Services

-Basic visit: $10

-Mental health therapy: first visit free, subsequent visits $10

-Financial waivers are available

Keep these resources in mind if you’re ever in need. If you’re looking for housing, give Promenade Place a look!

Restaurants in Orem

Four Great Places To Eat Within 7 Minutes Of Promenade Place

By News, Students

As a college student, it’s basically your civic duty to try out the local food. If you’re living in Promenade Place, or any other student housing near UVU, here are some great eats that you’ve got to try out.

5 Star BBQ

5 Star BBQ is just a 2 minute drive from Promenade Place! This restaurant has always been family-owned and will have your mouth watering with their homestyle barbecue. 5 Star BBQ is located inside a house! Just off of Geneva Road, 5 Star BBQ is a large traditional family home that has been remodeled into a fun and cozy restaurant. Friday and Saturday nights at 6pm on the second floor, they have some fun live music. Only minutes away from the hustle and bustle of UVU apartments, you can enjoy a family style meal in one of Orem’s most iconic restaurants.

Thai Evergreen

Only 7 minutes away from Promenade Place and other UVU student housing, Thai Evergreen is an oriental noodle house with lots of different dishes to try. Their sweet sticky rice with mangoes is delectable. Thai Evergreen, and two other Thai restaurants in Utah, was founded and is owned by Thavone Mymala. He learned from his mother who had been a chef in Laos, so you can count on getting some authentic food from a local family owned restaurant.

Krispy Kreme

Donuts! Who doesn’t love donuts? Krispy Kreme is only 5 minutes away from Promenade place, not many people are lucky enough to live that close to a Krispy Kreme. You can definitely brag that your student housing near UVU is also near a Krispy Kreme. They are always doing different promotional offers, so keep your eyes open for when those come around.

Juan Pablo’s Bakery 5 minutes

Juan Pablo’s bakery is only 5 minutes away from Promenade Place, so when you’re craving dessert, drag your friends out of their student apartments by UVU and head to Juan Pablo’s. They make custom cakes for weddings, birthdays, quinceñeras, or whatever else you may want. They pride themselves in their fresh pastries that are made from scratch with zero preservatives.