Utah State University

Here’s a free collection of resources about Utah State University- USU blogs, videos, groups, first-hand experiences and advice from people who attend(ed) USU, etc.

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USU Blogs

Here’s a list of USU blogs- blogs written by people who attend USU, or about USU.

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USU Athletic Fans usufans.com 2017
Official USU Blog utahstateaggies.wordpress.com 2017
USU Philosophy Blog usuphilosophy.com 2017
USU Engineers Without Borders usuewb.blogspot.com 2017
USU International Ambassadors usuinternationalambassadors.blogspot.com 2017
USU Twitter Page twitter.com/USUAggies 2017
USU News usu.edu/today 2017
USU Student Newspaper usustatesman.com 2017
USU Catalog catalog.usu.edu 2017
USU Wikipedia Page wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_State_University 2017

USU Groups

USU Groups On Facebook

  1. USU Freshman 2016 (2,235 members)
  2. USU Freshman 2017 (1,229 members)
  3. USU Book Exchange (3,392 members)
  4. USU Online COMD Group (728 members)
  5. USU Housing, Sublets and Roommates (641 members)
  6. USU College Republicans (299 members)
  7. USU Theatre Student Association (230 members)
  8. USU Wildlife Alumni (56 members)
  9. USU Geology Department (48 members)
  10. Utah State University Vegan News (46 members)
  11. Deaf Education/Listening And Spoken Language at USU (31 members)
  12. USU Class Of 2019 (26 members)
  13. Utah State University Friends (21 members)
  14. Utah State University Class Of 2020 (18 members)
  15. Utah State University Health Majors (12 members)

Other USU Groups And Forums

  1. Utah State University Athletics Forum

USU Survey

We’re surveying people who attend(ed) USU. Here will be a collection of their responses.

*The information gathered via surveys may or may not be correct. Hopefully it will be helpful to you!

*Response format = Answer (Your first name, Years you attended USU)

**Click here to share your experience at USU**

USU: Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about USU?

  • The atmosphere. (Elise, 2016-2017)
  • The campus. (Scott, 2016-2017)
  • Teachers. (Vanessa, 2016-2017)
  • Theatre department. (Anna, 2015-2017)
  • The people. (Eliza, 2015-2017)
  • It is close and I can ride the LTD to campus. (Emily, 2015-2017)
  • The size of the campus. (Jaina, 2013-2017)
  • The LDS institute is really good about having fun activities. (Kate, 2013-2017)
  • The atmosphere. (Anonymous, 2013-2017)
  • Campus is beautiful, it’s inexpensive, it’s safe, the professors are great, good diversity in the student body, lots of job opportunities, free transportation, etc. (Melanie, 2013-2016)
  • I love how much the professors want to mentor students, including undergraduates, in learning and research. Without the help of my mentors, I wouldn’t be going to grad school. (Liz, 2012-2017)
  • Had a strong program for what I wanted to study. Very nice campus. (Kimberly, 2012-2016)

USU: Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about USU?

  • Bikes on campus. (Elise, 2016-2017)
  • The construction. (Scott, 2016-2017)
  • No diversity. (Vanessa, 2016-2017)
  • High rate of sexual assault, very little is done about it. (Anna, 2015-2017)
  • The people. (Eliza, 2015-2017)
  • It is long from end to end and the Aggie Shuttle is confusing. (Emily, 2015-2017)
  • I often feel that there is way too much emphasis on sports – usually, thankfully, USU has a lot more to offer than just their A sports teams and that SHOULD be recognized. (Kate, 2013-2017)
  • Aggie Village parking and parking in general. (Anonymous, 2013-2017)
  • I honestly can’t think of anything I dislike. (Melanie, 2013-2016)
  • Parking is almost non-existent. (Liz, 2012-2017)
  • Regular university red tape things. (Kimberly, 2012-2016)

USU: Things To Do

What are fun things to do while at USU? Best kept secrets, etc.

  • Go to the snack office. (Scott, 2016-2017)
  • Sleep on TSC couches. (Vanessa, 2016-2017)
  • Lyric Theatre, camping, anything in the canyon. (Anna, 2015-2017)
  • The cafe in the building by the quad (I can’t remember what building it is) has amazing sandwiches and the library cafe has really good muffins. (Emily, 2015-2017)
  • Luke’s Cafe- yum! (Jaina, 2013-2017)
  • Stuff in Logan Canyon, rolling Easter eggs. Stuff locals do. (Kate, 2013-2017)
  • Gymnastic meets, free food during finals week and the first week. (Anonymous, 2013-2017)
  • Hike the wind caves or the Jardine juniper, picnic at First Dam, swim and camp at Bloomington Lake, sled on old main, get Aggie ice cream, sit around campfire at the dorms, swim at Bear Lake North Beach and get raspberry shakes, go to Rancherito’s in the middle of the night, go to football games, join the Utah Statesman and write articles for the school paper, join Aggie Radio and get your own show, go to PoBev, go to the plays and musicals (it’s free for students!), camp out on the quad before the homecoming game, go to the school dances. (Melanie, 2013-2016)
  • Definitely clean the sink at Angie’s. Hiking. Everywhere! My husband and I love the Deep Canyon trail in the Wellsvilles. (Liz, 2012-2017)
  • Temple Fork sawmill hike, USU housing’s speakeasy, free laundry on campus, the Lundstrom Student Center has a ton of cool stuff. (Kimberly, 2012-2016)

USU: Recommended Classes/Professors

Any classes or professors you recommend?

  • Professor Sorensen. (Elise, 2016-2017)
  • Take weight training. (Scott, 2016-2017)
  • Defenitely Jay Hinnekamp. (Vanessa, 2016-2017)
  • Jason Spelbring, Leslie Brott, Richie Call, Adrianne Moore. (Anna, 2015-2017)
  • Acting Shakespeare. (Eliza, 2015-2017)
  • Yoga was fun. Ballroom dancing was a blast. Small classes tend to be the most fun. Also, any institute class with any teacher. (Emily, 2015-2017)
  • Behavior analysis! (Jaina, 2013-2017)
  • Sonia Duarte- COMDDE. (Kate, 2013-2017)
  • Alana Johnson (Family Finance), John Egan ? (English 2010). (Anonymous, 2013-2017)
  • Beginning newswriting with Matthew LaPlante will kill you, but it will make you an amazing writer, if you work hard. (Melanie, 2013-2016)
  • Anything from Dr. Dengah in the anthropology department, is amazing. (Liz, 2012-2017)
  • Triplett-life in the universe. David something-archaeology. (Kimberly, 2012-2016)

USU: Housing Advice

Any housing tips or recommendations?

  • Get it early or you will struggle to find it. (Elise, 2016-2017)
  • Live on campus, everything is catered towards you. (Scott, 2016-2017)
  • Off campus. (Vanessa, 2016-2017)
  • LLC! (Anna, 2015-2017)
  • Sorry, no. I live off campus. That’s pretty good though, because of the bus. (Emily, 2015-2017)
  • Off campus for sure. (Jaina, 2013-2017)
  • Old Farm is pretty good. Or a private apartment, not a complex. (Kate, 2013-2017)
  • South campus is close to so many classes, but it hasn’t been updated in a long time, Wasatch Area is further away, but super nice. Affordable off campus housing is Maple View and Stoneridge on the base of Old Main. (Anonymous, 2013-2017)
  • Live where buses are accessible, and you’ll save lots of money on cars and gas. (Melanie, 2013-2016)
  • Look early, and pick your roommates wisely! (Liz, 2012-2017)
  • On campus is convenient and very social, off campus is cheap and a little more mature. (Kimberly, 2012-2016)

USU: Places To Eat

What are the best places to eat near USU?

  • Angie’s. (Elise, 2016-2017)
  • Mortys. (Scott, 2016-2017)
  • Charlie’s ice cream. (Vanessa, 2016-2017)
  • Tandori, Bull’s Head. (Anna, 2015-2017)
  • The Waffle Iron. (Eliza, 2015-2017)
  • I’ve heard Morty’s is good, but I’ve never been there. (Emily, 2015-2017)
  • Tandoori Oven, Beehive Grill. (Jaina, 2013-2017)
  • They’re all way too pricey for a poor college student on campus, so…. I like just Wendy’s or McDonald’s. Morty’s is a good splurge spot. (Kate, 2013-2017)
  • Angies. (Anonymous, 2013-2017)
  • Morty’s, Herm’s Inn, Romo’s. (Melanie, 2013-2016)
  • La Tormenta and La Chispita (for Mexican), Tandoori Oven for Indian, Fizz and Fries for fries! (Liz, 2012-2017)
  • Morty’s, Angie’s, La Tormenta. (Kimberly, 2012-2016)

USU: Crime & Safety

How’s crime/safety at USU?

  • Great. (Elise, 2016-2017)
  • Very. (Scott, 2016-2017)
  • Very safe campus. (Vanessa, 2016-2017)
  • Regular crimes are handled pretty well, sexual assault is not great. (Anna, 2015-2017)
  • Relative, don’t go to frat parties. (Eliza, 2015-2017)
  • I feel safe. It’s only at night I wonder, but even then I still feel safe. (Emily, 2015-2017)
  • Pretty good. (Jaina, 2013-2017)
  • I’ve never had an issue. (Kate, 2013-2017)
  • Its alright. Not awful, but there’s always room for improvement. (Anonymous, 2013-2017)
  • It’s very safe overall with campus police who care. (Melanie, 2013-2016)
  • I never worry. I’ve heard of a few people getting their cars broken into, but they were dumb and left their phone or something in an obvious spot. (Liz, 2012-2017)
  • Way safe. (Kimberly, 2012-2016)

USU: Cool Facts

Any other cool facts about USU?

  • It’s old. (Scott, 2016-2017)
  • True Aggie Night. (Vanessa, 2016-2017)
  • I go there. (Eliza, 2015-2017)
  • USU is so close to the canyon! It’s the best. (Jaina, 2013-2017)
  • USU has a lot of history and a lot of potential. (Kate, 2013-2017)
  • The Honors Program is awesome. (Liz, 2012-2017)
  • The free bus system! (Kimberly, 2012-2016)

USU: Advice For Freshmen

Advice for a new Freshman:

  • Look for your classes early. (Elise, 2016-2017)
  • Don’t underestimate the difficulty of the courses you will take. (Vanessa, 2016-2017)
  • Don’t worry about what everyone else thinks. They’re just as nervous to meet you as you are to meet them, so get over it and have fun. (Anna, 2015-2017)
  • No one knows what they’re doing, if you act like you do, you’ll be in charge. (Eliza, 2015-2017)
  • Try to make new friends. It’s nice to have friends in your classes, but don’t do it for every class. Try to find study buddies. (Emily, 2015-2017)
  • Focus. There’s time for fun when you’re not in class, I promise… (Jaina, 2013-2017)
  • Don’t eat on campus. (Kate, 2013-2017)
  • Enjoy being new, and making lots of friends. (Anonymous, 2013-2017)
  • Live on campus. It’s a great way to make new friends! Branch out and don’t be shy during your first year. Your friends will make or break your college experience. (Melanie, 2013-2016)
  • Study hard! Get good grades your first year so you’re not fighting to get a decent GPA back later. You’ll have plenty of time for fun later. (Liz, 2012-2017)
  • Don’t be worried if you don’t know exactly what you want to study. Take your time, you’re young, there’s no rush. Be sure to get experiences outside of the classroom. Socializing is just as important to your college experience as studying. Learn to long board- you can get across USU campus in less than half the time of walking. (Kimberly, 2012-2016)

USU: Stories

Share an experience you’ve had at USU (interesting/funny/crazy/dangerous, etc.):

  • Everyone I have met is very honest. You can leave your laptop or phone around and you will most likely get it back. Someone returned my boyfriend’s wallet with a lot of cash inside. (Vanessa, 2016-2017)
  • I started climbing while I was here a few years ago and it has become part of who I am. (Jaina, 2013-2017)
  • Working event parking I learned that the rumors are true, USU fans are quite rude (there are always exceptions, but they are few and far between). Boise fans are the nicest I’ve met. (Kate, 2013-2017)
  • My freshman year a room of girls and guys played friendly pranks mainly around crab apples found in front of south campus apartment. (Anonymous, 2013-2017)
  • During my freshman year, USU hosted a chalk dance. At the end of the dance, everyone threw bags of loose, colorful chalk in the air. There was so much chalk that it was hard to breathe! When the dust settled everyone was purple. My dorm was covered in purple chalk after we all got home and I don’t think we ever got it out of our shower curtain. It was really, really fun. (Melanie, 2013-2016)
  • I met my husband here! (Liz, 2012-2017)
  • I had a meal plan my freshman year (yay towers life) I got really great at working the system. They sell Andes mints in the library cafe, you used to be able to use meal plan cash equivalency there and get 120 mints. (Kimberly, 2012-2016)