August 1, 2017

Weber State University


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Weber State Survey

We’re surveying people who attend(ed) Weber State. 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 Weber State)


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Weber State: Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about Weber State?

  • You were actually taught by a professor and not one of his assistants. (Chris, 1991-1993)
  • Track and Field/Cross Country. (Jeremy, 1995-2002)
  • Campus. (Kiera, 1999-2002)
  • Friendships with teammates and coaches. (Jeff, 2000-2002)
  • Athletics. (Lauren, 2004-2008)
  • Teammates, felt small, location of campus against the hillside, small class sizes. (Sam, 2004-2008)
  • The mountains. (David, 2006-2009)
  • It feels like a community campus, but has the quality of education of a larger university. (Kat, 2007-2011)
  • Diversity. (Belinda, 2007-2013)
  • The campus/small class sizes. (Brook, 2009-2013)
  • How small it is and the community. Also the professors were incredible. (Jana, 2009-2014)
  • The intimate size of classes. (Robin, 2009-2015)
  • Non-trad Center. (Heidi, 2011-2015)
  • The programs. (Lindsey, 2011-2015)
  • Anthropology. (Michelle, 2011-2015)
  • My friends. (Mike, 2011-2015)
  • Location. (Anonymous, 2011-2016)
  • Small class sizes so professors actually care! (Anonymous, 2013-2017)

Weber State: Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about Weber State?

  • Parking. (Chris, 1991-1993)
  • Parking. (Jeremy, 1995-2002)
  • Most of the students commuted so there weren’t many amenities for those stuck on campus. (Kiera, 1999-2002)
  • Class organization (not enough help for freshmen). (Lauren 2004-2008)
  • It felt like EVERYONE lived at home and commuted. People always wanted to hang out at our apartment since we were not living with our parents. (Sam, 2004-2008)
  • Parking. (David, 2006-2009)
  • Parking! (Kat, 2007-2011)
  • The stairs. (Belinda, 2007-2013)
  • Not as fun as some other colleges. (Brook, 2009-2013)
  • When I was there, there wasn’t a ton of social things to do. (Jana, 2009-2014)
  • Food choices. (Robin, 2009-2015)
  • Lack of help preparing for grad school. (Heidi, 2011-2015)
  • Feels too small like it doesn’t get enough attention. (Lindsey, 2011-2015)
  • Parking. (Michelle, 2011-2015)
  • The football team. (Mike, 2011-2015)
  • Commuting school. (Anonymous, 2011-2016)
  • Lack of school spirit. (Anonymous, 2013-2017)

Weber State: Things To Do

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

  • The trails on the benches behind the mountains are my fave! I proposed to my wife on one of the rocky outcroppings in Strong’s Canyon. Jake’s over the top “mini” shakes, ice blocking the hill outside Swenson, late night games on the grass. The friends made there have lasted a lifetime thus far! (Jeremy, 1995-2002)
  • No clue… bowling? (Kiera, 1999-2002)
  • Running and hiking the trails above the University; rock climbing up the canyon; swimming and boating at Pineview and Causey Reservoir. (Jeff, 2000-2002)
  • Drives up to Eden, skiing, snowboarding, run the trails, mountain biking, fishing. (Lauren, 2004-2008)
  • Outdoor recreation. (Sam, 2004-2008)
  • Ultimate Frisbee Tourney at UV. (David, 2006-2009)
  • Rock climb! So many places to go. (Kat, 2007-2011)
  • Bowling, gym, multicultural events. (Belinda, 2007-2013)
  • The trails and basketball games. (Brook, 2009-2013)
  • The gym. (Robin, 2009-2015)
  • Football and volleyball games, bowling. (Heidi, 2011-2015)
  • The trails above campus are excellent for running and hiking. (Lindsey, 2011-2015)
  • The coffee shop in the art building. (Michelle, 2011-2015)
  • Anything in the mountains. (Mike, 2011-2015)
  • Basketball games. (Anonymous, 2011-2016)
  • Marriott elevator up to the stadium! And take fun PE classes because why not? Also free food at the Institute 2-3 times a week regardless of religion so that’s cool. (Anonymous, 2013-2017)

Weber State: Recommended Classes/Professors

Any classes or professors you recommend?

  • Ken Johnson, Van Degraff (human anatomy). (Jeremy, 1995-2002)
  • Anthro and Psych classes! (Kiera, 1999-2002)
  • Loved Professors Noel and Hess. (Jeff, 2000-2002)
  • Econ 2010 from Embku. (David, 2006-2009)
  • Soc 1010, Anth 1000, Stress Management. (Belinda, 2007-2013)
  • Dr. Sessions. (Brook, 2009-2013)
  • Any of the history faculty rock. (Jana, 2009-2014)
  • Sadly, some of my favorites have retired, but Dr. Mac in Anthropology is freaking awesome! (Robin, 2009-2015)
  • Anything in the honors program, Julie Rich, field courses. (Heidi, 2011-2015)
  • I loved my music classes. (Lindsey, 2011-2015)
  • It depends on the subject… Francis in history, Peckenpaugh (sp) in German, any athro class. (Michelle, 2011-2015)
  • Electrical Engineering. (Mike, 2011-2015)
  • Robin Haislett. (Anonymous, 2011-2016)
  • Swimming class! (Anonymous, 2013-2017)

Weber State: Housing Advice

Any housing tips or recommendations?

  • Loved Christopher Village. (Lauren, 2004-2008)
  • If you’re in college, move out of your parent’s house. (Sam, 2004-2008)
  • Mirdor. (David, 2006-2009)
  • Harrison Heights. (Brook, 2009-2013)
  • Off-campus. (Robin, 2009-2015)
  • Live close to a bus stop. (Heidi, 2011-2015)
  • Live at home if you can commute. (Lindsey, 2011-2015)
  • Off-campus with friends. (Mike, 2011-2015)
  • Stay away from campus housing. (Anonymous, 2011-2016)
  • Live off-campus if possible. On-campus is super convenient but definitely expensive. (Anonymous, 2013-2017)

Weber State: Places To Eat

What are the best places to eat near Weber State?

  • Jake’s over the top! (Jeremy, 1995-2002)
  • 50’s style diner up the road. (Kiera, 1999-2002)
  • Javier’s will always be my favorite. Shakes at Jake’s over the Top. (Jeff, 2000-2002)
  • The Pie. (Sam, 2004-2008)
  • Lucky slice. (David, 2006-2009)
  • Corner bakery, The Pie. (Belinda, 2007-2013)
  • Tona. (Brook, 2009-2013)
  • The Pie. The Golden Jade. Einstein’s. (Jana, 2009-2014)
  • I cook at home. (Robin, 2009-2015)
  • Villa Bella. (Heidi, 2011-2015)
  • Pie Pizzeria, Javier’s. (Lindsey, 2011-2015)
  • Hug and Hes, Thai Palm Kitchen, Bombay Bites if you can go a little further. (Michelle, 2011-2015)
  • Tony’s. (Mike, 2011-2015)
  • Betos. (Anonymous, 2011-2016)
  • Ligori’s!! (Anonymous, 2013-2017)

Weber State: Crime & Safety

How’s crime/safety at Weber State?

  • Had my bike stolen in 95 at Harrison Heights. (Jeremy, 1995-2002)
  • Good. (Kiera, 1999-2002)
  • I don’t remember there being any crime. (Jeff, 2000-2002)
  • I always felt safe. (Sam, 2004-2008)
  • Little to none. (David, 2006-2009)
  • It is not bad. (Belinda, 2007-2013)
  • Good. I always felt safe. (Brook, 2009-2013)
  • Good. (Jana, 2009-2014)
  • Pretty good, but still be aware of your surroundings. (Robin, 2009-2015)
  • Average. (Heidi, 2011-2015)
  • At and east/above campus, great. Below/West probably okay but way more sketchy. (Lindsey, 2011-2015)
  • I feel safe. (Michelle, 2011-2015)
  • I never had any experience with crime at Weber. Oh, a pervert snuck into the girls locker room once. (Mike, 2011-2015)
  • Good. (Anonymous, 2011-2016)
  • I am a female and I always felt safe. (Anonymous, 2013-2017)

Weber State: Cool Facts

Any other cool facts about Weber State?

  • Friendly. (Jeff, 2000-2002)
  • Best 4 years. (Sam, 2004-2008)
  • Steeple State. Go to a track meet. (David, 2006-2009)
  • The special collections has a lot of neat stuff. (Brook, 2009-2013)
  • Best school ever. Seriously. (Robin, 2009-2015)
  • Great basketball team. (Mike, 2011-2015)
  • Alumni of the Dame Train, aka Dame Dolla, know as la heem, name given Damian Lillard. (Anonymous, 2011-2016)
  • Last I checked Weber had the most complete undergrad programs of any of the Utah universities! So lots of options and also super cheap. (Anonymous, 2013-2017)

Weber State: Advice For Freshmen

Advice for a new Freshman:

  • Just go! You’ll be bleeding purple in no time. Those other Utah schools don’t have anything better! (Jeremy, 1995-2002)
  • Get to know campus, besides your team. Join some other organization to expand your horizons. (Jeff, 2000-2002)
  • Be involved. (Sam, 2004-2008)
  • Get to know your professors. I got very ill one semester and was able to work with my professors despite missing 3 weeks due to surgery because they knew me and I had talked with them. (David, 2006-2009)
  • Ask your questions if you don’t ask you won’t get an answer. Remember someone else probably has the same question but is scared to ask. Also go to class if you want to succeed. (Belinda, 2007-2013)
  • Ask older students what teachers to take and avoid. (Brook, 2009-2013)
  • Make friends and have fun! (Jana, 2009-2014)
  • Take advantage of the writing lab in Elizabeth Hall. (Robin, 2009-2015)
  • Take the Intro to the University class. Take 1 PE class every semester to stay healthy, meet people, and boost your GPA just a bit. (Heidi, 2011-2015)
  • Get involved with other programs and activities. Also communicate with your professors. (Lindsey, 2011-2015)
  • Do things on campus and enjoy yourself. Don’t second guess your answers. Get the free bus pass. (Michelle, 2011-2015)
  • Get involved. (Mike, 2011-2015)
  • Think about the future you want post college and study hard. (Anonymous, 2011-2016)
  • Take the FYE class! (Anonymous, 2013-2017)

Weber State: Stories

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

  • Freshman girls dorms are gross. Working housing maintenance made me realize this very quickly. Avoid them! (David, 2006-2009)
  • I was in a group project where I had to tell a narrow minded classmate to leave the group. She was angry and a little bit aggressive. (Belinda, 2007-2013)
  • I met my husband on the XC team so that was fun. (Brook, 2009-2013)
  • Anthropology Study Abroad program! Oh man! So worth it! China. France and Germany. Places I would never have been to without WSU. (Robin, 2009-2015)
  • Starting classes at Weber was one of the best decisions of my life. Professors are incredibly supportive. I didn’t think I could succeed, but I did well. During my first honors class, my professor wrote on my paper that he wanted a copy of my Ph.D dissertation someday. I thought he was joking, but I’m now finishing my master’s degree and that professor is still expecting a copy of my thesis and still encouraging me toward pursuing the Ph.D. (Heidi, 2011-2015)
  • I did the nearly naked mile running around campus at night so that was fun!  (Lindsey, 2011-2015)
  • Ran around the track butt naked. (Mike, 2011-2015)
  • Had a class with a student who silently took their pants off while in class and snuck out of class by crawling on all fours towards the door. (Anonymous, 2011-2016)