August 2019 Newsletter

August 15, 2019

Welcome to the Aggie Family!

The sun is out, campus is green, and we are busy preparing for our newest batch of Aggies. We welcome all parents and family members to the Aggie family, and recognize the important role you play in helping your student succeed. This Parent and Family Newsletter is being sent to all parents of incoming students, free to subscribe to future editions at

If you were unable to join us at an on-campus session of Parent Orientation, please reference the online version of the Parent Handbook, as well as other resources at

We want to encourage you to frequently check the Aggie Parent and Family website for updates about events, resources, deadlines, podcasts, and tips for both you and your student.

On-Campus Housing Check-In

If your student is living on campus, they can check in to housing starting Saturday, August 17 at 10 a.m. Meal plans also start during dinner on Saturday, August 17. More on-campus move-in information is available at Find a map of on-campus housing at

Football Family Fun Day

For those of you who are looking for some fun after a day of moving, join us for Family Football Fun Day this Saturday, August, 17 at 5p.m. at Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium. Watch the football team scrimmage and enjoy face painting, balloon artists, and autographs. This event is free and open to the public.

Spanish-Speaking Parent Orientation

On Saturday, August 17, at 5:00 p.m., we are hosting a Parent Orientation session for parents who speak Spanish. Dinner is provided. Email if you are interested in attending.

Connections Check-In and Welcome Fair

Students who are taking a pre-semester version of USU 1010 Connections will check in on Tuesday, August 20, between 10a.m.-3p.m. in the Taggart Student Center (TSC) lounges. Check-in only takes about 20-30 minutes, but students are encouraged to visit the "Welcome to USU" fair held at the same time to get information from local religions, campus departments, banks, credit unions, grocery stores, and more.

If your student is taking Connections, they received an email with more information about the course. This information is also available on the Connections website.

Connections Week Evening Activities

If your student is attending a pre-semester section of USU 1010 Connections, encourage them to attend the various evening activities to get to know other incoming students. Connections students are given a folder at the beginning of class that lists details for these events.

  • Wednesday, August 21: Taste of Logan event in downtown Logan.
  • Thursday, August 22: College events and comedian/magician Tim Gabrielson.
  • Friday, August 23: Connections Luminary and Connections Night in the Aggie Rec Center.
  • Saturday, August 24: Blue Goes Green Day at First Dam and Pep Rally/Dance at Maverik Stadium.

Aggie Welcome Events

If your student is a transfer student or was unable to attend an on-campus session of Aggie Orientation, encourage them to attend an Aggie Welcome event on Saturday, August 24, from 6 to 7p.m. on the quad. Students will have the opportunity to meet other incoming Aggies, ask current students questions, and enjoy Aggie Ice Cream.

Parent and Family Weekend

Mark your calendar for Parent and Family Weekend on September 27-28, 2019. This is the perfect opportunity to join your student for Homecoming Weekend. The event will include live music, library tours, family photos on the block "A", on-campus theatre, music performances, football game, the annual Agriculture Products BBQ, and several local events around Cache Valley.

Important Dates

August 17: On-campus housing move-in begins

August 20: Check-in for Connections students taking the pre-semester version of the course: 10-3 on the second floor of the Taggart Student Center

August 20: "Welcome to USU" information fair for all incoming students: 10-3 on the second floor of the Taggart Student Center

August 21-23: Connections Week for those taking the pre-semester version of the course

August 26: Fall semester classes begin

September 27-28: Parent & Family Weekend (USU Homecoming)


If you or your student have any questions, please ask. You can contact any of the offices below for help between the hours of 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, we are more than happy to make you and your student’s experience as seamless and pleasant as possible.

Parent Programs 435-797-7557
Orientation 435-797-0283
Financial Aid 435-797-0173
ID Card 435-797-3852
Housing 435-797-3113
Parking 435-797-7275

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