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Did you just move into UVU student housing? Do you think living in Orem is boring? Check out this article! We know it can sometimes be hard to entertain yourself and get out of the house, especially without spending tons of money. Here are some fun, and relatively cheap activities you can do right here in Orem.

Plaza Las Americas

Plaza Las Americas is an indoor swap meet. The swap meet is a great way to support local small businesses, plus you can get a great deal! You can find everything from speakers to clothing to amazing food there. It’s definitely something you need to experience at least once. Drag your friends out of their UVU apartment and go have some fun at Plaza Las Americas!

Scera Center For The Arts

Scera hosts concerts, musicals, outdoor movies, paint night, live theater, movie theater, ceramics classes, stained glass classes and more! It’s not far from Utah Valley University housing, so you’ve got to stop by to see a play or take a class. Scera Center For The Arts was founded in 1933, and is a non-profit dedicated to involving the community in the arts. Check out their website to see all of the different classes and shows you can attend all year long.

Orem Heritage Museum

Do you need to get out of your UVU apartment? The Orem Heritage Museum is located right next to Scera Center for the Arts on State Street. The museum has artifacts from WWI, WWII, and the Korean war. You can also learn about the history of early Orem pioneers, and how Orem came to be. The best part, if you’re a poor college student, admission to the Orem Heritage Museum is free!

Classic Skating

Are you looking to have a great night without going too far away from your student housing by UVU? Go skate the night away at Classic Skating! Classic is located just off of Orem state street, so not too far from any UVU apartments. They even have themed skate nights like Throwback Thursday, Freestyle Friday, and Disco Night. Classic also has giant bounce houses, an arcade, and laser tag. You can usually find coupons for Classic in that coupon calendar that comes in the mail.

If you’re just looking to live in Orem, but haven’t found the right UVU student apartments just yet, give Promenade Place a try! Promenade is right off Geneva Road giving you easy access to UVU campus and to the freeway so you can get where you want to go easily.

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