SET Up Plans for Spring 2021
Now is the time to make sure you will be getting the most out of your spring 2021 semester. Make sure you're moving toward graduation, and don't miss out on taking a course that's only offered in the spring, or on the great events getting planned virtually and on campus.
1. Meet with the Disability Resource Center if you require any special accommodations.
The DRC works with individuals, faculty, and staff to ensure that students with disabilities can fully participate in University programs, services, and activities. The center helps individuals with disabilities overcome barriers that could otherwise limit their academic, professional, and personal potential. These barriers may be architectural, attitudinal, or related to University programs. The DRC provides direct services and coordinates with other state agencies and University programs to ensure equal access.
Contact the DRC
2. Preorder your textbooks from the campus bookstore.
3. Meet with an academic advisor to make sure you are on track for Spring 2021.
4. Apply for departmental and other private scholarships.
A few reminders:
- Did you register for classes? Check waitlists, number of credits, etc.
- Pay your spring tuition.
- Complete a FAFSA; it's required to apply for USU scholarships.
Your wellness is especially important these days and we are here to support you during winter break. USU health and wellness services provide in-person and/or remote services for all students.
What support do we provide to help you prioritize your wellness remotely?
Mental and Emotional Health
USU’s Counseling and Psychological Services remote individual counseling and therapy provide support for students who experience:
- Stress & anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts*
- Relationship issues
- Behavioral problems
- Identity issues
- Minority stress
- Negative body image & disordered eating
- Loss & grief
* Call 911 if you are experiencing a mental health emergency.
For 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, or prevention and crisis resources, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 988.
Discussing concerns with an objective professional can help you better resolve personal problems and develop strategies for better problem-solving.
Schedule a Remote Appointment
Psychiatry in-person and remote services are available at USU’s Student Health and Wellness Center.
Schedule an In-Person or Remote Appointment
Group counseling allows you to explore feelings in a trusting and supportive environment. Groups can be especially helpful if you feel isolated or concerned about how you relate to others. As you hear others' experiences and share yours, you gain support and are able to help other people as well.
Support groups can cover:
- Interpersonal difficulties
- Social anxiety
- Stress & general anxiety
- Sadness & depression
- Unhealthy coping strategies
- Difficulty managing emotions
- Understanding Self and Others
- Women's Group
- Skills Training
- Faith Challenges
When it comes to free online and at your own time and pace mental health support, you’re in luck. There are many resources available, including:
- CAPS Self-Guided Resource Library: Access videos and resources for topics including anxiety, depression, stress and time management, eating and body image, and many others.
- ACT Guide: An online self-help program designed by psychologists at USU to foster emotional well-being and help individuals cope with mental health issues. The program is free to USU students for the first six months.
- SafeUT App: The SafeUT Crisis Text and Tip Line app is free and provides 24/7 access to crisis counseling with trained therapists. Get help immediately from trained professionals (available on Apple and Android devices).
- National Suicide Prevention Line: Call 988 for 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals.
USU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recognizes many of you are suffering from the painful effects of continuing violence against Black people and the systemic racism that pervades our society. Racial trauma and intergenerational trauma have profound effects on mental health and well-being.
CAPS provides resources and support for any emotions you might be feeling from sadness and grief, hopelessness and fear, anger and rage, to hope and empowerment.
The Student Health and Wellness Center, located on the Logan campus, will continue to offer in-person and remote appointments and services to all students. Services include, but are not limited to:
- General medical and urgent care (colds, sore throats, x-rays, etc.)
- Women’s and men’s health
- Physical exams
- Physical therapy
- Alcohol and drug education
- Alcohol and narcotics support groups
- Nutrition counseling
- Eating disorders
- Healthy eating and grocery shopping tips
- Weight management
Students near the Logan campus can access nutritious food by ordering online and picking up their order at the selected time slot in TSC 332. Be sure to check SNAC's holiday closures and adjusted hours.
USU Eastern Student Health Services are provided in partnership with Eastern Utah Women's Health and are available to all USU Eastern students, all genders. Make sure to check their holiday closures and adjusted hours.
Some Campus Recreation facilities in Logan, including the ARC, are still open with safety procedures in place. To help you determine the best time to attend a rec facility:
- View live facility counts to see what areas are at capacity.
- Review the rec COVID-19 facilities and programs guidelines.
- View adjusted hours.
Some of USU's Statewide Campuses provide fitness facilities with in-person access. Check to find a fitness facility at a USU location near you. Please make sure to check their holiday closures and adjusted hours.
Fitness facilities are available to USU Eastern students at the Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center. Please make sure to check their holiday closures and adjusted hours.
Everyone should follow the four principles of prevention to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our campus communities:
- Mask up!
- Practice social distancing.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect often.
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should seek a test immediately to determine if they have COVID-19.
When seeking a test, you should use the address where you are currently living. The USU Logan testing center will remain open and provide tests to students living in Logan. Make sure to check for the center's holiday closures and adjusted hours.
Find a COVID-19 testing center in Utah near you.
If you do need to quarantine or self-isolate, the COVID CARE Team will reach out to discuss needs and services, including academic accommodations, community resources available to those living off campus, and physical and mental health support.
Don't let us being physically apart during winter break from staying connected to the USU family. Stay in touch, and stay involved! Here are a few ways you can stay connected:
Follow USU’s social media accounts for giveaways and to keep in touch with your USU family.Make sure to follow any clubs or programs that interest you and get on their communications list so you can stay informed on upcoming events and activities during spring semester.
Spring semester will be here before you know it. Here are some things to look forward to!
- Basketball season and other athletics events
- University in-person/virtual events and activities
- Club and program activities
- Competitive and intramural sports
- Socializing with classmates and forming study groups
- Strengthening and creating friendships and connections within the USU family
It's GO Time: Spring 2021
2020 is officially behind us. Whoop! Whoop! Now, on to 2021. It's hard to know right now exactly what 2021 has in store, but we are ready with what we do know.