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Academic Success Programs

usu.edu/asp

The learning specialists within the Academic Success Programs (ASP) have developed programs and services to support Utah State students in exploring their intellectual potential and achieving academic success

Academic Success Programs

University Inn 101
(435)-797-1128
ASP@usu.edu

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

SI is an academic assistance program utilizing peer-assisted study sessions for challenging first year and general education classes. Free to students.

Online Peer Mentoring

Online peer mentoring is a program that provides peer guided course mentoring for 100% online students.

Educational Opportunity Program Tutoring (EOP)

EOP tutoring provides limited one-on-one support for students in traditionally under-supported populations. Free to participants.

Tutor Advisor

Tutor Advertiser is a web–based service hosted by ASP that allows students to search for a private tutor or list him/herself as a private tutor.

USU Habits of Mind Courses (USU 1020, 1040, 1060, 1070)

Academic Success Programs supports the university effort to provide students with timely, one-credit courses that address specific student learning objectives. These classes include topics such as Planning for College Resilience, Learning for College Success. Reading for College Success, and Success in STEM.

USU 1730 Strategies For Academic Success

USU 1730 is a 3-credit class designed to provide students an opportunity to learn strategies to help them improve their academic experience and performance at USU.

Student Support Services

Utilize Student Support Services for greater opportunities to succeed

Student Support Services is a federally-funded TRIO program for students with academic need who meet at least one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Low income
  2. First generation college
  3. Documented disability

Wide-ranging academic support includes academic advising, course selection, one-on-one coaching, financial aid information and guidance, tutoring, reading and study skills enrichment, tuition-free classes (USU 1730, USU 1750, Math 0995, Math 1050, Stat 1045), small sections of math & stats limited to 15 students, graduate school application information and assistance, economic literacy information, among others. Participation is selective through an application process.

Student Suppport Services

University Inn
(435)-797-3372
ssstrio@usu.edu

USU Libraries

library.usu.edu

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. We have both individual and group study spaces, a cafe, information experts who love to help, and innovative technology like a virtual reality lab and one-button recording studio.

"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."

Katie Strand

First-Year Experience Librarian

Katie Strand
(435)-797-2679
katie.strand@usu.edu 

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Undergraduate Research

research.usu.edu/undergradresearch

What is Undergraduate Research? Why Should I Get Involved?

Undergraduate Research allows your student to passionately explore their curiosity. While getting a degree gives them a foundation of knowledge, research allows them to explore further and ask why and how things work. Research allows your student to ask questions that haven't been answered yet and find answers for themselves. Through research they can apply their education to solve problems and explore their field in the "real world."

Maybe your student wants to better understand the quality of life in nursing homes. Maybe they want to explore ways that engineering testing methods can be improved. Maybe they want to explore microbes and their influence on humans and other organisms. There are opportunities to ask questions and conduct research in all fields. There are many things that are still unknown in every field. Research allows your student to explore the unknown.

Research is about being passionate and curious. It is about your student customizing their education to things that fascinate them! Research gives students the skills to think for themselves, critically evaluate information, and use their creativity to explore.

What Do Students Gain From Undergraduate Research

  • Analytical Skills
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Troubleshooting
  • Writing Skills
  • Creativity

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 okay! 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.

Courses

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?"

Undergraduate Researchers

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.

Advisors

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 resources.

Websites

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.

USU Research

  • Utah State University’s undergraduate research program was established in 1975.
  • Our undergraduate research program is the second oldest in the nation following only behind MIT.
  • 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.

Contacts

Alexa Sand

Associate Vice President of Research
(435)-797-8549
alexa.sand@usu.edu

Athena Dupont

Senior Coordinator of Programs
(435)-797-3762
athena.dupont@usu.edu

Amelia Ashby

Undergraduate Research Student Assistant
(435)-797-0540
amelia.ashby@usu.edu 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Disability Resource Center

usu.edu/drc

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 been previously diagnosed, but they are struggling with their academics, 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 fill out an application and schedule an appointment by calling 435-797-2444. During an initial appointment with an Accessibility Consultant, students will discuss their academic goals, their current academic standing, and any educational barriers they are experiencing. Using this information, along with any documentation that may be needed, appropriate accommodations 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 • Transcribers
  • Architectural access
  • Accessible on-campus housing

Disability Resource Center

University Inn 101
(435)-797-2444
drc@usu.edu 

Housing & Residence Life

usu.edu/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

Location

Close to classes, activities, and sporting events.

Utilities Included

Standard utilities, plus free cable TV, Internet, and even laundry.

24/7 Maintenance

Our staff is always available to take care of any upkeep or repairs.

Safety and Security

Electronic locks, emergency systems, on-site live-in staff, and assistance from University Police.

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.

Campus Dining

View dining locations on the map on the right. For information on campus Dining Services and meal plans, see page 38.

Dining Services

dining.usu.edu

Dining Services

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(435)-797-1701

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

Meal Plan Options

We know that with students, one size doesn’t fit all. We have meal plans designed for your student's needs.

Block Meal Plans

Purchase 25, 50 or 75 meals that can be used anywhere and never expire.

Housing Meal Plans

Choose from the "Unlimited Meal Plan" or the "Semester 110 Plan." Choosing the "Unlimited Meal Plan" gives you unlimited access to our 2 Dining Halls to grab a quick snack or to sit down and enjoy a meal. "The Semester 110 Plan" gives you 110 meals per semester to enjoy in our 2 Dining Halls. Each plan includes $200 in Dining Dollars that you can use throughout campus in our additional 14 locations and at USU Concessions stands.

Aggie Express Debit Plans

Pre-paid accounts that give users tax-free meals with 10% off.

Value of A Meal Plan

Get Involved

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 Your Future Best Friends

There’s no better place to meet and connect with your school family than at the dinner table.

Grab N' Go

Never go hungry between classes. With over 16 locations spread across campus, a quick bite has never been closer.

About Logan Utah

85° Avg. Summer Temperature

34° Avg. Winter Temperature

19,569 Student Population

122,573 Logan Area Population

Free Transit On & Off Campus

Free Bike Rentals

Student Housing

1125 N 1000 E
East of Maverick Stadium
(800)-863-1085

Aggie Express Debit Plans

Many students use a combination of housing meal plans, block meal plans, and Aggie Express money to purchase food on campus.

Food Allergies

(435)-797-1701

Talk with our management teams and professional chef’s so we can best serve you.

Need a Job?

Join the largest team of student employees at USU. Stop by the Dining Booth during Aggie Orientation to set up an interview or apply online at handshake.usu.edu

Student Health & Wellness

health.usu.edu

The goal of the Student Health and Wellness Center is to diagnose and treat illness, and to educate students, staff, and faculty in the development of skills necessary to enhance their personal wellness and ability to be successful in the Five Areas of Life (Spiritual, Mental/ Emotional, Physical, Social, and Financial).

Health & Wellness Center

850 E 1200 N
North of Maverick Stadium
(435)-797-1660

The Health Center Provides

  • General Medical Care Clinics
  • Specialty Consultants and Referrals
  • X-ray and Laboratory Services
  • Physical Therapy / Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Dietitian
  • Health Education
  • ATOD Prevention / Intervention
  • Student Health Insurance
  • Immunizations
  • Physical Exams (Missions, Athletics, etc.)
  • Tobacco Cessation Education and Help

Hours of Operation

M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Health Center Appointments

M-F 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Laboratory: X-ray

M-F 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Physical Therapy

M-F 8:30 am - 2:00 pm Summer/Vacation Hours

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.

Insurance Not Required

Students do not need health insurance to use the student health and wellness center

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)

aggiewellness.usu.edu

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.

CAPS Office

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(435)-797-1012
M-F 8 am - 5 pm

CAPS Services

  • Initial Consultation
  • Workshops
  • Individual Counseling/ Psychotherapy
  • Couples Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Psychological and Psycho-educational Assessment
  • Outreach and Consultative Services

Confidentiality

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.

Eligibility

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

Campus Store

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Campus Store

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(435)-797-1649

USU Post Office

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Academic Calendar

usu.edu/calendar/academic

Fall '20

Registrar's Office

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registrar@usu.edu

AUGUST 17 (5:00 PM)
Waitlist e-mail notifications TEMPORARILY discontinued

AUGUST 19 (5:00 PM) Tuition & Fee Payment Deadline

AUGUST 19 – 20 No registration permitted

AUGUST 21 (10:00 AM)
Waitlist email notifications continue Registration continues

AUGUST 31 First Day of Classes

AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 4 Time to register from waitlist email notification reduced to 12 hours

SEPTEMBER 4
Last day to add without instructor’s signature

SEPTEMBER 4 (NOON)
Waitlist email notifications discontinued

SEPTEMBER 5 – 21
Instructor’s signature required to add a class

SEPTEMBER 7 Labor Day Holiday (No Classes)

SEPTEMBER 21
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 22 – NOVEMBER 1
Individual course withdrawals show as “W” on transcript

SEPTEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 11
Adding of classes not permitted

OCTOBER 16 Fall Break (No Classes)

NOVEMBER 2
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes (“W” on transcript)
Last Day to Change to P/D+D/F Option

NOVEMBER 3 – DECEMBER 18
Withdrawing from Classes Not Permitted

NOVEMBER 25 – 27 Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes)

DECEMBER 7 – 11 No Test Days

DECEMBER 11 Last Day of Classes

DECEMBER 14 – 18 Final Examinations

DECEMBER 23 (5:00 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

Learn More About Academic Dates/Calendar

Campus Safety

usu.edu/campus-life/safety

USU Police

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
  • 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

(435)-797-1939

Department of Public Safety

5800 Old Main Hill
(435)-797-1939
usu.edu/dps

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)

equity.usu.edu

Gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct (sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking and relationship violence) violate USU policy. Students concerned about such conduct are encouraged to talk to the Title IX Coordinator to report the conduct.

Reporting

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

Title IX Coordinator

Hilary Renshaw

Old Main, Room 161
(435)-797-1266
hilary.renshaw@usu.edu 

Emergency Management

emergency.usu.edu


Campus Alerts

Stay informed for events such as:

  • Evacuation
  • Snowstorm
  • Campus emergency
  • Crimes on campus

Learn About Campus 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.

Social Media

Follow USU to get campus alerts

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Sexual Assault Prevention

sexualrespect.usu.edu

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.usu.edu

SAAVI provides free and confidential advocacy and therapy to primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, hazing, and bullying.

USU SAAVI Office

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(435)-797-7273
saavi@usu.edu 

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. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s nondiscrimination policies:

Executive Directory of the Office of Equity

Alison Adams-Perlac

alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu 
Old Main Rm. 161
(435)-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator

Hilary Renshaw

hilary.renshaw@usu.edu 
Old Main Rm. 161
(435)-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

(800)-421-3481
OCR@ed.gov 

U.S. Department of Education Denver Regional Office

(303)-844-5695
OCR.Denver@ed.gov 

Download The Utah State Safe App


Utah State Safe App

Official safety app for USU that connects you directly to Public Safety. The Utah State Safe app provides:

  • Friend Walk
  • Chat with Public Safety
  • Virtual Walk
  • Report a Tip
  • Support Resources
  • USU Alerts

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Download The App

SafeUT App

The SafeUT program and app helps youth stay healthy and safe in schools by providing high-quality, confidential counseling services. The app’s key features include:

  • Confidential and password-protected services.
  • Real-time, two-way communication with SafeUT crisis counselors available 24/7.
  • Tips can be submitted with picture and/or video.