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Your Aggie-Life Guide
 

It's Go Time

Congrats on your decision to attend Utah State University! We're excited for you to join our Aggie family and invite you to share in the rich traditions at Utah State. Please take time to read this valuable information which will navigate you through the transition of becoming a student at USU. If you have any questions after reading this information, please email the Admissions Office at admit@usu.edu.


 

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USU Social Media

USU Freshmen 2018

Join this group for the best way to meet your fellow freshmen and ease your transition to USU.

@USUAggieLife

Take in the scenic views of campus.

@USUAdmissions

Learn about upcoming events, deadlines, scholarship info, and more.

@USUSnaps

Experience life as an Aggie from unique student perspectives.


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Orientation

New Student Orientation is a required five-module online process that starts mid-February (mid-October for spring semester) and runs through your first semester at USU. It is designed to give you relevant information when you need it. Orientation can be found at usu.edu/orientation.

First-Year Students

In addition to the online modules, you will attend an in-person Aggie Orientation to take care of needed preparations, network with other incoming students, and get acclimated to campus.

Transfer Students

If you've completed 24 post-high school credits at a college or university, you'll complete your orientation online.

As You Complete Modules

You will pay $100 new student deposit and select a date for Aggie Orientation. Learn what classes to take and register for your first semester. Learn the ins and outs of USU and how to find answers to your questions.

Parent Orientation

Your parents or guardians are encouraged to attend a separate Parent Orientation while you are attending Aggie Orientation on campus. We have plenty of additional resources and programs for parents at usu.edu/parents.


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Housing Options

Living on-campus means more sleep, more friends, and better grades. While others are driving or walking to campus, you are getting those precious extra minutes of sleep. Instead of going home to mom or your cat, you are hanging out with roommates, neighbors, and friends. 84% of USU students live away from home, making on-campus housing a community of academic support, peer mentors, friends, and constant activities. For a virtual tour, room details, theme options, and to apply, visit usu.edu/housing.


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Find a Job

Whether you are looking for an on-campus, off-campus, summer job, or work study, we’re here to help. Jobs of all kinds are posted daily. For more info, visit careerservices.usu.edu.

Services include: one-on-one career coaching, selecting a major, internship opportunities, CareerAggie – online job posting and networking, on-campus interviews, career fairs/expos, alumni contacts, resume and interview tips, and testing.


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Get Involved

Enjoying life outside the classroom is an important part of being an Aggie. Getting involved is one of the best ways to make friends, build teamwork skills, develop leadership abilities, and gain experience that will help you in your career and throughout your life.

Find a club, association, or Greek Life organization that's right for you at usu.edu/campus-life/involvement/.


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Registration & Payment

Generally speaking, after you register for classes, you should pay your balance immediately. We know it can be a bit more complex than that, which is why the Registrar's office has established deadlines by which you must pay your tuition balance. If you owe money and one of these deadlines passes, you may be dropped from your classes. Please review the dates, deadlines and tuition information carefully on the Registrar's website. Contact them if you have any questions.


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Financial Aid

Earning a USU degree is investment that will shape the rest of your life. Remember that you don’t have to pay tuition in one lump sum – there are payment plans and plenty of free resources to help. Be sure to ask questions, apply for everything, and invest in yourself.

Complete & Submit your FAFSA

Learn more and apply at fafsa.ed.gov.
Application opens Oct 1, 2017.
School code for USU is 003677.

What You need
  • Driver's license number
  • Federal tax information
  • Social Security Number
  • Your parents' Social Security numbers (required if under 24 and single).

Check Your Email for Notifications

Provide your email address in your account at usu.edu/myusu.

Accept Your Award

Loans and work-study funds require acceptance. Grants are automatically accepted for you. Student loans require that you sign a promissory note and complete loan counseling.

Pay any Remaining Balance

If your accepted aid is not equal to what you owe, you must pay any remaining balance before the fee payment deadline. If any balance remains, your classes will be dropped.


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Student Services

Academic Success Center
usu.edu/asc

ASC provides services and programs to facilitate students’ learning and to enhance academic success. Services include: supplemental instruction (offered in general education courses), drop-in tutoring, study strategy and individual study skill assistance.

Access & Diversity Center
usu.edu/accesscenter

We promote understanding and acceptance of diversity through education and outreach. LGBTQA, multicultural, and nontraditional student clubs and programs are offered.

Aggie Blue Bikes
abb.usu.edu

Get around campus and town quickly on a free rental bike. Reserve a free beach cruiser, unicycle, tandem, race, or mountain bike for a day, weekend or three months.

Career Services
usu.edu/career

Services include: one-on-one career coaching, selecting a major, internship opportunities, CareerAggie – online job posting and networking, on-campus interviews, career fairs/expos, alumni contacts, resume and interview tips, and testing.

Counseling Center
usu.edu/counseling

College is a time of growth and opportunity, but can also be filled with overwhelming stress and challenges. Students feeling anxious, sad, angry, or discouraged can visit the counseling center and receive help in many forms. The services are free and confidential.

Disability Resource Center
usu.edu/drc

The DRC provides services and accommodations for qualified students with all types of disabilities, including: physical, sensory, medical, learning, and psychological.


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Campus Store

The USU Campus Store has everything you need, including textbooks, electronics, and official Aggie gear. Visit campusstore.usu.edu to view their inventory and order books and gear online.


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USU 1010 - Connections

Connections is a two-credit academic course designed to ease your transition to Utah State and to prepare you for your college experience. It is an optional course, but highly recommended if you want to gain an edge and learn exactly what it takes to be successful at USU.

In your Connections course, you will cover everything from how to develop the best college study and time management skills, to how to work with professors and use the Library. You will also discuss why you are enrolled in higher education in the first place, and how you can make the most out of the coming years. You will meet many new friends within your class and at the evening activities.

Learn more at usu.edu/connections.

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