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It's a great social atmosphere living here. It's nice not having to worry about maintenance and utilities. I also like being close to everything so I don't have to have a car.

- Joseph W. (Sophomore, Living Learning Community)

Richards Hall

Each Suite Includes:

Richards Hall is located conveniently in the central part of campus, making it easy for you to get to class. Other housing buildings near Richards Hall are Mountain View Tower, Valley View Tower and Bullen Hall, allowing you the chance to expand your friendship base. Read More ▼

Richards Hall is like an apartment without a kitchen. You have the choice between a shared or private room and a living room joins three bedrooms and one bathroom.

As a resident you’ll need to sign up for at least a 10 meals per week meal plan, but don’t worry about getting stuck in a rut. USU offers great food choices at The Junction which is right outside your door or the Aggie Marketplace located in the Taggart Student Center.

Because you’ll be centrally located in Richards Hall, you will have access to all the awesome activities on campus. The Dee Glen Spectrum is nearby, so you can make it to all the Aggie basketball games. Just past the Spectrum, you can check out the Romney football Stadium and cheer on our Aggie football team.



  • 2 twin beds (36” x 80” mattresses)
  • 1 large desk with 2 separate seating areas on non-renovated side
  • 2 desks on renovated side
  • 2 chairs
  • 2 closets
  • 2 dressers

Each room has a wired Ethernet port for internet, cable TV connection, curtains or blinds, full-length mirror and wall-to-wall carpeting.

Living Room

  • 1 sofa and 1 upholstered chair on non-renovated side
  • 1 sofa and 2 upholstered chairs on renovated side
  • Coffee table
  • End table


Each suite has one bathroom equipped with full-size bathtub/shower, shower curtain, sink and toilet.


High-efficiency, Energy Star® washers and dryers installed on campus clean effectively, help save time and are gentle on your clothes and the environment! High-efficiency, front loading machines hold more clothes and use less water than conventional laundry equipment.

For best washing results:

  • Use only 2 Tbsp. of concentrated HE detergent (it's specially formulated for these machines)
  • Choose a cold water setting to save energy
  • Wash only full loads

For best drying results:

  • Clean dryer filter before use

Meal Plans

Meals Per Week Price Per Semester Includes Cash
Guest Passes**
10 meals $1,330.00 Yes No
15 meals $1,690.00 Yes 2 Per Semester
20 meals $1,890.00 Yes 2 Per Semester

Meal plans can be used at either The Aggie Marketplace or The Junction.

*Cash equivalency allows the resident to use their meal plan once per day in any of our Cash Dining Operations for a cash equivalency of $6.50 per meal. Purchases in excess of $6.50 are to be paid by the resident at time of purchase
**Guest passes allow resident to purchase a meal for friends, family or other guests of the resident.

Room Rates Per Semester 2016-17

(Requires a meal plan of at least 10 meals per week)

  • Shared Room: $1,045.00
  • Private Room: $1,760.00
  • Renovated Shared: $1,085.00

What To Bring

Make your "home away from home" with this basic list of essential items:

  • Bedding: Sheets, blankets, pillow, pillowcases, and bedspread. Mattresses are 36" x 80" which are longer than a regular twin.
  • Alarm clock
  • Stereo, radio
  • Computer
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Laundry basket
  • Television (each apt. has cable TV hook-up)
  • Wall decor, throw pillows, various decorative items as desired.

(Please do not use tape or other types of adhesive for wall décor and make sure that they can be easily removed. A suggestion for hanging posters, pictures, etc., is white Plastitack and Command Hooks from 3M for putting things on the walls.)

In addition to your personal belongings, you may want to bring the following. Since you need only one of many items, check ahead with your roommate(s) if possible to avoid duplication. You may even want to wait until you get to Logan and purchase items here after consulting each other. The following is a list of possibilities:

  • Small refrigerator
  • Microwave

Please Note: If you choose to bring a small refrigerator and/or microwave make sure that you get one with a long cord as the electrical outlets are inconveniently located and these appliances must be plugged directly into the wall outlet, not into an extension cord or power strip, as per the USU Fire Marshal.

Housekeeping and Maintenance

Residents are responsible for cleaning their suite, which includes the bathrooms and should stock household cleaning supplies and toilet paper. Vacuum cleaners can be checked out for temporary use at the area office. Repairs and regular maintenance of residence halls is done by Housing Facilities staff. Residence may submit maintenance requests online at http://fixit.housing.usu.edu

Mailing Address

Address Format Example
APT (APT #) Richards Hall
Logan, UT 84321
APT 105 Richards Hall
Logan, UT 84321