Students are also welcome to look for their books through other options. The best way to go about this is to search the ISBN online and then look through your options. You can do e-books, rent, buy used, buy new, etc. It really depends on what your preference is. Just know that by renting, you may not have it for the regular semester dates--it is determined by the company that you rent from. If you're taking 7-week courses, you can find shorter renting periods. You will be responsible to get them returned, often they won't send very many reminders and you don't want to be charged a late fee. The benefit of going through the Campus Store is that you're guaranteed to find everything you need, they get all the books for you, and it's easily accessible. However, if you search online, sometimes you can find a better price--but sometimes the better price is the Campus Store, it depends on the course.
If you are living on campus you will have the opportunity to purchase a parking permit for your specified parking lot after you have signed up for housing through the website below. If you are living off-campus, there are a few shuttle routes that serve parking areas and local apartment complex areas. Most students purchase an economy permit and park in the stadium parking lot. For details go to: http://parking.usu.edu/.
Most students are able to commute to campus using the Aggie Shuttle, the CVTD fare-free bus system, bike, and good old fashioned walking. Find out about all of your options at usu.edu/commuter.
You can submit a photo for your I.D. card ahead of time or take a picture when you arrive to pick it up.
There are 11 open access computer labs on campus with up-to-date technology. Your student I.D. card will allow you to access the labs. You also have 30 free laser printouts per semester in the labs (these do not roll over to the next semester). All on-campus residence halls are equipped with an Ethernet port and the campus is wireless enabled, so if you do have a computer you will have high-speed internet access.
The Campus Store offers excellent educational prices on computers and accessories.
Along with this question, many students wonder if a printer is necessary to bring with them. While this is optional, it isn't a necessary item. More likely than not, your free printouts should cover any printing that you'll need for the semester. With the use of Canvas now, hard-copies aren't needed as much. However, with that being said, some students may prefer hard-copies. If that's the case, a printer might be worth considering just for the convenience of it.
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Current USU students must meet with an academic advisor to change their major.
Math prerequisites typically only last 1 year, math prerequisites for the Fall 2023 semester are valid if they were earned after August 1, 2022.
An important clarification is that by sending USU your high school transcripts, USU only receives your high school grades for admission purposes. If you were enrolled in any concurrent enrollment (CE) courses, these aren't transferred to USU via your high school transcripts. What you'll need to do is get a transcript sent in from whatever institution you took your credits from (i.e. Weber State University, Salt Lake Community College, etc.). The best way to do is to use https://getmytranscripts.com/. It will electronically deliver your transcripts to USU. It typically costs around $5.00 to do so. If for whatever reason your institution does not use that site, contact your institution about what the best way is to get your credits transferred to USU.
University Connections (USU 1010) is a two-credit academic course designed to ease your transition to Utah State by helping you understand the purpose of higher education and how you can intentionally take advantage of the many opportunities and challenges available to you as a college student.
- Find your why
- Understand your responsibilities and opportunities
- Develop a mindset of success and belonging
- Meet your mentors
The course provides opportunities to explore the university environment, develop academic connections, and discover ways to broaden your educational experience. Students who attend Connections can move into their residence hall room early and have a chance to acclimate to the environment before the rigors of the semester begin. There are many social opportunities so many students meet their best friends while at Connections. Check out our registration videos to learn more about USU 1010 Connections, why you should attend, and how to register for the course.
A few students choose to bring a guest to Aggie Orientation that is not a parent or guardian. These guests are welcome and typically attend the parent orientation program. We cap the number of students at each Aggie Orientation day so we can provide optimal attention and service. Guests are asked not to attend the student program.
Learn more about your student email, including the steps on how to access it once it is created, by visiting https://it.usu.edu/studentemail.