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Welcome Students,

As fall semester 2019 begins, Utah State University welcomes its newest members to our Aggie Family. We are excited to have your talents, ambitions, and diversity as part of Utah State because you contribute to the vibrancy and liveliness of this great institution.

The beginning of a new school year is filled with enthusiasm, ideas, and curiosity. Hold on to that inquisitiveness throughout your time at USU and beyond. We are here to ensure your success, and I am striving to create an environment where students are able to follow their dreams, to make discoveries, and to survive failures. You will grow, not only academically, but also as a socially engaged citizen that will make a positive impact on people and communities in the future.

As the land-grant institution of Utah, we are fortunate to have dedicated faculty with diverse areas of expertise in learning, discovery and outreach. Our faculty provides excellence in teaching not only on our main campus in Logan, but also at our statewide campuses, and through our many online degree offerings. Our dedication to education and learning continues to provide accolades as the university was ranked as the #5 public university in “National Universities Rankings 2018” by Washington Monthly and #15 “Best Online Bachelor’s Program” in the nation by Forbes in 2019.

We continue to make investments that strengthen Utah State University. For example, the spring of 2019 saw the opening of the Life Sciences Building on the Logan campus that was built to meet the growing demand for foundational biology courses. These courses are required for more than 30 of the university’s undergraduate majors, including programs such as life sciences, engineering, agriculture, nutrition, food sciences, and natural resources.

We are committed to making our campus a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment where you can reach your full potential. As you immerse yourself in scholarly life, be sure to also take part in the many engaging activities and events that will enrich your experience as an Aggie. Take advantage of the many recreational opportunities that are available near your campus. And also, please cheer on our Aggie student athletes! Our men’s football and men’s basketball teams are coming off a strong year and are expected to be strong contenders in the upcoming Mountain West Conference season.

Each one of you chose Utah State University because of the opportunities that we can provide you. I am so pleased you are now part of the Aggie Family and I look forward to sharing in your many accomplishments this coming year.

Noelle E. Cockett
Utah State University

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