Find Academic Belonging
Utah State has developed programs and services to support students in exploring their intellectual potential and achieving academic success.
What is Academic Belonging?A student's sense of academic belonging is critical to their success in college. This sense of belonging occurs when a student has confidence in:
- Their academic capabilities
- Their program selection
- Their ability to form learning communities
- Their ability to put in the effort necessary for success
What Other Academic Supports are Available at USU?
Aggie Resource Finderusu.edu/academic-support
The Aggie Resource Finder has been curated with student success in mind. Students will find help as they continue to become a learner, develop lifelong habits of mind, intentionally design their education around their goals and aspirations, build a learning community, and find academic belonging. On this single webpage, students will find links to:
- Get help with motivation, planning, & time management
- Improve study habits
- Get help with a class
- Find writing support
- Designing education & future
- Building a learning community
- Getting prepared for college success
- Non-academic resources
What is Learning Excellence?
The Office of Academic Belonging & Learning Excellence (usu.edu/able) is responsible for competency-based academic support. This is a ccomplished through a focus on both intellectual habits of mind and behavioral habits of mind. These include:
- Critical thinking
- Planning, organization, & time management
- Resilience & growth mindset
- Motivation & prioritization
- Note-taking & studying
- Academic skills & learning strategies
- Test preparation & review
Academic Belonging & Learning Excellence Programs
Aggie First Scholars
AFS is USU's first-generation college student success program. We support each and every first-generation student through our mentors, regular events sponsored by Pepsi and USU Dining Services, and networking opportunities.
TRIO/Student Support Services
TRIO (SSS) is a motivational and academic support community for undergraduates who meet eligibility.
USU's Supplemental Instruction (SI) program is designed to provide peer-to-peer academic support. SI is offered to any Aggie registered for a breadth education course at no cost.
Academic Success Coaching
Academic success coaching helps Aggies succeed in their college experience by supporting their academic belonging and learning excellence. This is done through brokering students to appropriate programming, connecting them with learning excellence professionals, and providing accountability partnering until successful habits are formed.
Habits of Mind Courses
Habits of Mind courses help students create a foundation for learning excellence. Students enrolled in these 1-credit, 7-week courses learn and apply the portable habits of mind necessary for success at USU and beyond. These classes include topics such as Planning for College Resilience, Learning for College Success, Reading for College Success, and Success in STEM.
The Merrill-Cazier Library is the hub of Utah State University, especially for students. The library is a space where students can collaborate, learn, and explore. It has both individual and group study spaces, a cade, information experts who love to help, and innovative technology like a virtual reality lab and one-button recording studio.
Book a Librarian
Students can meet one-on-one with a subject-specific librarian to focus their research topics, find and evaluate information, cite sources, and much more.
Along with books, your student can check out technology from our circulation desk.
Our technology includes:
Online Chat Service
Librarians are available for immediate assistance to answer research or library related questions through chat Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., or Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Course Reserves has select textbooks and course materials on reserve for students to check out for three hours at a time.
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Open Educational Resources (OER) are free or low-cost educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and more.
The Information Commons is a large, open access computer lab with a Virtual Reality lab, 3D printers, a one-button recording studio, IT help, and scanners.
The Merrill-Cazier Library has group study rooms exclusively available for USU students to reserve.
Students can access over 60,000 online journals, nearly 2 million print books and journals, 7,600,000 e-books, and 480,000 government publications.
"Greetings from the First-Year Experience Librarian! I know how overwhelming the first-year of college can be, so I am here to answer any questions you or your students have about the library. Not only am I passionate about making students aware of library resources, but I also want to build their confidence in navigating them. I am excited to help your students transition to college life."
What Is It & Why Should My Student Get Involved?
Undergraduate Research allows your student to customize their education by following their own curiosity. While getting a degree at Utah State gives each student a foundation of knowledge, research allows them to explore further and delve into the why and how of their chosen majors.
Research allows your student to ask question that haven't been answered, then gives them the tools to find those answers for themselves. Through research, they can apply their coursework to real-world problems and amke direct, real impact in their disciplines. USU has sent more student-led research projects into outer space than any other university, and we have students working in every college and department as they seek out the unknown and add to our existing body of knowledge.
Research is about following your passion and curiosity. Involvement in research during their time at USU will give your student invaluable experience regardless of their next steps-making them more competitve for graduate programs, medical or legal degrees, or employment at top organizations nationally and internationally. Research enables students to think critically, develop soft skills that make them stand out against the competition, and take control of their undergraduate degree.
Skills Students Gain
- Analytical Skills
- Writing Skills
How to Get Involved
Students have the opportunity to get involved in research in a variety of ways. They may do an independent project, participate in field research, or work in a lab or art studio. Undergraduates may explore research projects before finding a project that they "click" with, and that's OK! If they are passionate about their research, their project will be more likely to succeed and they will gain more from it. They can conduct research within their major or outside of their major. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged and supported. We encourage students to explore options and find something that interests them.
One great way for your student to get involved is through the classroom. Students may be inspired by a professor who they would like to work with. Most instructors conduct research and will welcome student's interest in getting involved. A great way to start is by encouraging your student to ask their instructors, "Do you work with undergraduates on research?"
Encourage your student to talk to people within their major. Other undergraduates in your student's field may have experience with professors or projects that your student may find interesting; and they may be able to share their personal experience about what their role was in different projects, what they enjoyed, or things that were a struggle.
Other people who may be able to direct your student are undergraduate academic advisors and honors advisors. The Undergraduate Research Office is another great resource where your student can find additional opportunities.
College and departmental websites may also list research happening in various fields. Encourage your student look through the faculty profiles in their department, and explore various research projects to see if anything is of interest.
- Utah State University’s undergraduate research program was established in 1975.
- USU's research program won the 2020 nationwide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments, recognizing USU as a national leader in undergraduate programs for research and creative inquiry
- Undergraduate Researchers are more likely to receive prestigious scholarships such as the Goldwater, Rhodes, and Udall
- Students who are involved with research can earn a transcript designation as "research scholars," helping them stand out on job or graduate school applications
- One of 146 research universities to earn the R1 Carnegie classification for excellence in research - and one of only two in Utah
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Disability Resource Center
Many students will need accommodations at some point during their university experience. If your student has used an IEP, 504 plan, or had previous accommodations, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is one office you’ll want to check out! If your student has not used services in the past but they have a medical, physical, or mental health condition that impacts school, the DRC may be able to help.
The Disability Resource Center works to ensure that students with disabilities can fully participate in all university programs, services, and activities. Students who have, or suspect they may have, a physical, mental health, or learning disability that may require accommodations, should contact the DRC as soon as possible.
It is easy to get started. Just schedule an appointment by calling 435.797.2444. During an initial appointment with an Accessibility Consultant, students will discuss their academic goals, the impact of their disability, and any educational barriers they are experiencing. Using this information, along with any documentation that may be needed, appropriate acconmmodations will be established.
Common Accommodations Include
- Extended time on tests
- Reduced distraction testing environment
- Note takers or assistive note taking technology
- Audio versions of books
- ASL interpreting
- Architectural access
- Accessible on-campus housing
Residence Life & Housing
Your student’s success is our top priority. We provide fitness facilities, study rooms, computer labs, lounge areas, leisure activities, dining options, and social programs to give your student the absolute best college experience possible.
Benefits of Living on Campus
Close to classes, activities, and sporting events.
Electronic locks, emergency systems, on-site live-in staff, and assistance from University Police.
Standard utilities, plus Internet, and even laundry.
Our staff is always available to take care of any upkeep or repairs.
Safety & Security
Electronic locks, emergency systems, on-site live-in staff, and assistance from University Police.
Staff supports students with a focus on personal growth, healthy lifestyles, social responsibility, and academic support.
Supporting Student Success
Our Residence Life staff will help students navigate difficult feelings of homesickness and uncertainty, assist in resolving any roommate conflicts that may arise, and offer plenty of involvement and leadership opportunities.
Rates, Cost & Important Dates
Visit usu.edu/housing/rates for current housing rates and important dates.
View dining locations on the map on the right. For information on campus Dining Services and meal plans, see page 40.
Follow us on Instagram at @utahstatedining to stay in the know.
Be Our Guest
Professional chefs lead more than 400 student employees in providing healthy and convenient dining options across campus. For more information on meal plan options, pricing, and purchasing, check out dining.usu.edu
Fresh Finds for Everyone
Dining Services runs and operates 15 locations in addition to our very own bakery and commissary. Your student has freshly made options like:
- All-you-can-eat buffets in our dining halls
- Baked goods
- Grab-n-Go protein boxes/salads/wraps
- Cooked-to-order meals at our sit-down cafes
Value of A Meal Plan
Shopping, planning, cooking, and cleaning up a meal takes time. Let us do the work so your student can focus on being an Aggie.
Eat Balanced Meals
Our dining halls and quick service restaurants offer balanced and nutritious options for every meal, every day.
Meet Future Best Friends
There’s no better place to meet and connect with your school family than at the dinner table.
Grab N' Go
Students should never go hungry between classes. With over 15 operations spread across campus, a quick bite has never been closer.
Meal Plan Options
We know that with students, one size doesn't fit all. We have meal plans design for your student's needs.
Block Meal Plans
Anyone can purchase these bulk plans and save money! Choose 25, 50, or 75 meals in either of our two dining halls (The Marketplace or The Junction) with a Block plan.
Housing Meal Plans
For students living in on-campus housing, we offer two specialized meal plans: the Unlimited Meal Plan, which gives unlimited access to our two dining halls, and the Semester 110, where students can enjoy 110 meals in either dining hall each semester. Each plan also includes dining dollars for use in any retail location.
About Logan Utah
85° Avg. Summer Temperature
34° Avg. Winter Temperature
18,160 Student Population
137,417 Logan Area Population
Free Transit On & Off Campus
Free Bike Rentals
1125 N 1000 E
East of Maverick Stadium
Functions like a pre-paid debit card loaded onto your student's Aggie ID Card. Students get 10% iff any on-campus dining location. Many students use a combination of housing mean plans, block meal plans, and Aggie Express money to purchase food on campus.
Talk with our management teams and professional chef’s so we can best serve you.
Does Your Student Need a Job?
Have your student stop by the Dining Booth during Aggie Orientation or apply today by emailing their resume and schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Health & Wellness
The mission of the Student Health and Wellness Center is to provide primary medical and mental haelth services to the USU student body and assist the USU community in the development of life skills necessary to enhance personal wellness.
Health & Wellness Center
850 E 1200 N
North of Maverik Stadium
The Health Center Provides
- General Medical Care
- Virtual Visits
- Sexual Health
- X-Ray and Laboratory Services
- Student Health Insurance
- Mental Health Therapy
- Physical Exams (Missions, Athletics, etc.)
- Specialty Referrals
- Minor Injuries
- Wellness Examinations
- LGBTQ+ Care
Hours of Operation
M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Health Center Appointments
M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Laboratory: Laboratory
M-F 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Insurance Not Required
Students do not need health insurance to use the Student Health and Wellness Center.
USU and Intermountain Health Partnership
Starting July 1, 2023 management of the Student Health & Wellness Center will transition to Intermountain Health. This partnership will ensure students receive the same high quality of care while providing more access to additional services. For up-to-date hours, servivces and availablity, visit usu.edu/aggiewellness/shwc.
Privacy & Security
USU is required by HIPAA to ensure the privacy and security of all "Protected Health Information" or "PHI" created, received, maintained, stored, or transmitted by or for its Health Care Components and self-insured health plans that are subject to HIPAA.
How to Submit Vaccines
Proof of immunization against the following conditions may be provided to the university through the secure server at aggiehealth.usu.edu. You will need your A-Number, USU password, and date of birth to enter the site.
Couseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS provides confidential mental health services to students. By offering students a full range of counseling services in a friendly environment, we strive to help them achieve their personal, relational, and academic goals while at USU.
M-F 8 am - 5 pm
- Initial Consultation
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Psychological and Psychoeducational Assessment
- Outreach and Consultative Services
- Case Management for Communitu Referral
- Single-Session Therapy
- Self-Help Services
- Online Screening Tool
- Crisis Services (by appointment Monday-Friday, 9 am - 4 am)
Student confidentiality is respected in accordance with the guidelines established by the American Psychological Association. Counseling records are not part of academic or university records and are available to no one unless a student provides a written consent. However, therapists are required to disclose confidential information when there is a danger to the student or others (including child abuse), or under court order.
Committment to Diversity
Our staff is committed to meeting the needs of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including differences of culture, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, ability and sexual orientation.
Any student, regardless of credits, is eligible for a consultation. Undergraduates must be enrolled in a minimum of nine credits and graduate students must enroll in 6 credits to participate in individual therapy
Suicide Prevention & Wellness Resources
At Utah State University, we're a caring community that is committed to empowering the mental health of our Aggie Family. We support and empower all Aggies by providing resources that help us recognize warning signs, risk factors, and starting conversations about suicide and mental health. There is always mental health support when it is needed. Here's how to connect, wherever you are, on any device:
24/7 phone or text support
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (Formerly National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)
24/7 phone or chat support
Emotional Health Relief Hotline
Free support 10 am - 10 pm
Resources for Students
Counseling & Psychological Services
Crisis support and appointments Monday-Friday. CAPS also offers a self-guided resource library, aggiewellness.usu.edu/library, with resources like:
- ACT Guide: Online self-help program to foster emotional well-being and help indivduals cope with mental health issues.
- Suicide Topic Guide: Overview, symptoms, treatment, and how to get help.
- CAPS Videos: Videos on stress management, depression, virus anxiety, and more.
Student Health & Wellness Center
Psychiatry in-person and remote services. To find an overview of the services you can view the Mental Health Resource Guide at, aggiewellness.usu.edu/logan/mentalwellness
Resilient Mind Workshops
Increase resiliency during stressful life events. Access the workshops at, socialwork.usu.edu/i-system-institute/workshops
Student of Concern
Submit a report to get help from professionals if you're worried about a student's suicidal thoughts or behaviors at, aggie.link/studentofconcern
USU Helps: Helping Everyone Learn How to Prevent Suicide
Learn to identify signs of distress, warning signs of suicide, and ways to reach out to those who are struggling. Learn more at, usu.edu/think-care-act/resources/mental-health.
Sexual Assault & Anti-Violence Information Office
The SAAVI office, usu.edu/saavi, provides campus-based safety, confidential counseling advocacy, and information for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
- Get your personalized booklist onlince, usucampusstore.com or use in-store kiosks
- Reserve books early to get the best selection
- Let us bag your student's books for them with In-Store Pickup
Student Charge Accounts
- Put all expenses - tuition, fees, & textbooks - in one place
- Save money by renting textbooks
- Everything Aggies
- Offical gameday shirt retailer
- Students get a free shirt on their birthday. Sign up at c-g.co/BMWWrB
- Bluesage Ladies Boutique
- Tax-free computers & calculators
- Educatio pricing on computers for students
- Apple Authorized Campus Store & Service Center
- Office supplies
- Art supplies
M-F 8 am – 5 pm
SAT 11 am – 3 pm (Closed June & July)
Social Media Giveaways
Don't miss out on our giveaways and sales!
@USU Campus Sore
USU Campus Store
USU Post Office
M-F 8 am – 4:15 pm
USPS MAIL PICKUP
M-F 1:00 pm & 4:15 pm
UPS PACKAGE PICKUP
M-F 3:45 pm
Post Office Box Rentals
Rent a PO box for secure storage of mail and packages; and to have a street address for UPS, FedEx, and DHL deliveries. Renting a box provides a single address no matter how many times a student may move or leave for the summer.
AUGUST 15 (5 PM)
Waitlist e-mail notifications temporarily discontinued
AUGUST 16 - 17 (5 PM) Tuition & Fee Payment Deadline. No registration permitted
AUGUST 18 (10 AM)
Waitlist email notifications continue Registration continues
AUGUST 28 First Day of Classes
AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 1 Time to register from waitlist email notification reduced to 12 hours
Last day to add without instructor’s signature
SEPTEMBER 1 (NOON)
Waitlist email notifications discontinued
SEPTEMBER 2 - 18
Instructor’s signature required to add a class
SEPTEMBER 4 Labor Day Holiday (No Classes)
Last Day to Add Classes (includes audits)
Last Day to Drop Classes without notation on transcript
Last Day for Tuition & Fee Adjustments for dropped classes
SEPTEMBER 19 - OCTOBER 30
Individual course withdrawals show as “W” on transcript
SEPTEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 8
Adding of classes not permitted
OCTOBER 20 Fall Break (No Classes)
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes (“W” on transcript)
Last Day to Change to P/D+D/F Option
OCTOBER 31 – DECEMBER 8
Withdrawing from Classes Not Permitted
NOVEMBER 22 – 24 Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes)
DECEMBER 4 - 8 No Test Days
DECEMBER 8 Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 11 - 15 Final Examinations
DECEMBER 21 (5 PM)
Deadline for instructors to submit final grades
For a full list of registration dates and deadlines, please view the online registration calendar at catalog.usu.edu
The Registrar’s Office must strictly adhere to FERPA regulations.
As a parent, in order to contact the Registrar’s Office and request information of any kind on your student, you must be a delegate.
Registration and record related forms can be found at usu.edu/registrar/forms
The mission of the Utah State University Police Department is to protect life and property and to provide the campus community with a peaceful and safe environment for the furtherance of academic and individual development.
Free On-Campus Police Services
- Respond to all reported criminal activity on campus
- Enforce traffic laws
- Jump-start (dead car battery)
- Lock-out (keys locked in the car)
- Let-in (access to a room if authorized)
- Personal safety escort (on campus)
- Bicycle registration
- Weapons storage
- Utah State prescription drug take-back program
- Live-scan fingerprints required for background checks (Fee applies and appointments are necessary)
Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
USU Police Department
Rape, Aggression, Defense (R.A.D.) Classes
The one-credit R.A.D. self-defense class is offered as PE 1407 each semester and taught by certified instructors from USU Police. The objective of the R.A.D. program is to train individuals in self-defense with simple-to-learn techniques that people of all ages and abilities can master.
Office of Equity (Title IX)
Discrimination and sexual misconduct (sexual harassment, sexual assault, sex-based stalking, and relationship violence) violate USU policy. Students concerned about such conduct are encouraged to talk to the Office of Equity or report the conduct.
Students are encouraged to report instances of sexual misconduct or gender-based discrimination to USU's Title IX Coordinator in Old Main room 161, via phone at 435-797-1266, by mail or online at equity.usu.edu report. More information about campus resources for preventing, responding to, and reporting sexual misconduct are available at sexualassault.usu.edu
Stay informed for events such as:
- Campus emergency
- Crimes on campus
Learn About Aggie Alerts
- Go to alert.usu.edu
- Scroll down to how to receive alerts for parents and community members
- Click on the campuses you want to receive alerts for
- Enter your mobile number to receive alerts.
Follow USU to get campus alerts
Utah State University works to educate students about ways to prevent sexual misconduct and harassment, and to inform students about reporting procedures and available resources. All incoming and transfer students at the Logan, Eastern, and Blanding campuses are required to go through an in-person interactive, peer-led training about consent, healthy relationships, sexual violence, and ways to create a safer campus. Incoming and transfer students at Statewide Campuses, as well as incoming and transfer online-only students, are required to complete an online course about the same topics. To learn more about the in-person training and online course, visit prevention.usu.edu
Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information Office (SAAVI)
SAAVI provides free and confidential advocacy and therapy to primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, hazing, and bullying.
Upstanding Bystander Intervention Trainings
USU also offers a bystander intervention training called Upstanding, which is designed to empower students to prevent sexual violence and other harms like bias and discrimination, drug and alcohol misuse, and mental health concerns. To learn more about Upstanding, visit upstander.usu.edu
Notice of Non-Discrimination
In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.
Student Inclustion is Our Priority
At USU, we are committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion so all of our students feel at home in their time here. From creation of inclusive environments and centers, to providing events and support for all students, USU is dedicated to making sure the campus community is welcoming for all. Some of our programs to aid these efforts include:
Our students, staff, faculty, and alumni embrace, support, and advocate for every member of our Aggie family. The USU Inclusion Center creates an environment of acceptance, respect, and empowerment. Your students are valued here and their involvement with our clubs and organizations will make us even stronger.
The Inclusion Center provides scholarships, facilies, support. advocacy for all Aggies. We are made up of five programs that host student clubs and events.
Services and Resources:
- Adult Learner (students 25 y/o+, gaps in education, have a family)
- LGBT+ and Allies
- Indigenous (Native American heritage)
- Multicultural (students from diverse backgrounds)
- Women & Gender (gender equity)
Latinx Cultural Center
The LCC is committed to empowering all who recognize a vested interest in the Latinx communiy by focusing on the pillars of academic, educational, personal, and professional growth. It also serves as a communal spaces on campus for programs and groups that work to mentor and showcase the academic and indivdual potential of USU students who identify as Latinx or are intersted in Latinx culture.
Services & Programs:
- Latinx Space for Enrichment Research (LASER) at USU
- Latinos in Action (LIA) Chapter
- Free computer lab and prining
- Peer mentoring via Project Motivator
- Tons of fun events
- Help navigating financial resources available
Veterans Resource Office (VRO)
The Veterans Resource Office provides veterans, service members, and their families with the highest level of support as they pursue their academic, career, and personal goals at Utah State University. Through education, outreach and peer support, we will provide access to available resources on campus, in the community and through the VA.
- School certifying officals for enrollment certification
- Veterans' benefits assistance
- Peer mentoring
- Free tutoring
- Support with call-ups and leaves of absence(s)
- Transitioning from service to academic life
Disability Resource CenterThe DRC works with indivduals, faculty, and staff to ensure that students with disabilites can fully partipate in university programs, services, and activities. The center helps individuals with disabilities overcome barriers that could otherwise limit their academic, professional, and personal potential.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit equity.usu.edu/, or contact:
Download The Aggie Safe App
Aggie Safe App
Official safety app for USU that connects you directly to Public Safety. The Aggie Safe app provides:
- Friend Walk
- Chat with Public Safety
- Virtual Walk
- Report a Tip
- Support Resources
- Aggie Alerts
The SafeUT program and app helps youth stay healthy and safe in schools by providing high-quality, confidential and password-protected services, and real-time, two-way communication with SafeUT crisis counselors 24/7.
- Tips can be submitted with picture and/or video.