May 22, 2019  
2013-2014 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2013) 
    
2013-2014 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Housing and Residence Life



Live and Learn

Students living on campus are at the heart of campus life. Research shows that on-campus students tend to be more involved in academic and extracurricular activities, persist and graduate on time, and enjoy their overall collegiate experience. All students living within Housing communities have access to the following services to assist in their academic success: computer labs, high-speed Internet access, leadership development, community involvement, peer tutors (math), and service opportunities. A well-trained team of professional and peer staff also provides numerous opportunities for social and educational activities, which build the community and supplement and support formal classroom experiences. Also, live-in staff members are trained to assist students with a variety of issues, such as roommate conflicts, mental health issues, and personal safety.

Theme Housing

Theme Housing is a collaborative program at Utah State that is dedicated to learning outside of the classroom. The underlying mission of theme housing is to link residence halls with academic or general interest themes, and create communities of residents with shared interests and goals. Each theme community is supported by a Peer Mentor who provides on-site tutoring and advising, and who plans fun social programs. Theme housing options include the following:

Academic Lifestyles

These floors are sponsored by academic departments and colleges. Academic Lifestyles are very popular and have strong returning communities. Residents must be enrolled in the major or program related to their floor. Honors House is open to Honors students who want to excel academically and participate in undergraduate research. Engineering Floor provides a great environment for all of engineering majors to come together for study groups and design competitions.

Community Lifestyles

Community Lifestyles provide immediate campus involvement and are focused on scholarship, diversity, service, and leadership. These communities are sponsored by student clubs and organizations. Global Village is open to all students who want to explore the study abroad program and learn about other cultures. Leadership House is open to all students interested in student government and community service and is a great opportunity for campus involvement.

Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs)

Transition to university life is provided, with all the benefits of a small-college atmosphere. Each theme-oriented FIG includes 16-18 students who live in Mountain View and Valley View Towers, meet regularly for meals, and attend group activities. Students are assigned a Peer Mentor who joins them for meals, provides academic assistance, and serves as their guide to campus life. The following FIGs are currently offered: Appreciating the Arts, Elementary Education, Outdoor Adventures, and Science and Society.

Housing Communities

Central Campus

Bullen Hall, Mountain View Tower, Richards Hall, Valley View Tower

Central Campus is a close-knit community centered on lasting friendships, fun, and student achievement. This is the home of the FIGs (Freshman Interest Groups). A high percentage of first-year students live in this area and receive intentional staff support and community development to meet their needs.

Student Living Center

Davis Hall, Jones Hall, Morgan Hall, Rich Hall, Snow Hall, San Juan Hall, Wasatch Hall

This community is an excellent location for students who want an academic setting surrounded by abundant green space. Shuttle buses take students to the center of campus in a matter of a few minutes.

South Campus

Greaves Hall, Merrill Hall, Moen Hall, Reeder Hall

The South Campus is located just steps from the Merrill-Cazier Library and key campus buildings. This is the home of the Academic Lifestyles Program, as well as the Returning Resident Community, located in Merrill Hall. These programs are designed to meet the needs of nonfreshmen.

Living/Learning Community

Located in the very heart of campus on the north end of Old Main Hill, this community includes a community center complete with meeting and program space, as well as clustered lounge spaces designed to take full advantage of the beautiful scenery of the campus and the valley below. The living space has been intentionally designed to provide privacy, while at the same time promoting important social interactions between roommates, between others living in the individual buildings, and throughout the community as a whole.

Graduate and Upper-Division Housing

Single students desiring to live in this area must have completed at least 60 credits or must be 25 years or older, in order to qualify to live in an upper-division apartment. Students enrolled in a master’s or doctorate program at Utah State qualify to live in graduate apartments. Located adjacent to the main campus, Aggie Village (Graduate Housing) and Summit Hall (Upper-Division) are ideal for students seeking privacy and quiet study time. Only two students per apartment are housed in Aggie Village, and only three students per apartment are housed in Summit Hall. (Each student has a private room.) Aggie Shuttle Buses are regularly scheduled to transport students to the main campus in a matter of minutes.

Family Student Housing

Aggie Village, Townhouses, West Stadium Villa

Family Housing communities are an ideal choice for student families seeking a productive learning and living environment. Residents enjoy the extra space, both indoors and outdoors. In the classroom located in the Community Area Office, where our Extension Educator offer numerous classes and programs for family students. Living options include spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

Each community offers slightly different opportunities and is designed with the student in mind. Quality facilities with reasonable rates, service, and convenience are provided. All prices generally include: Internet access, cable TV, and free shuttle bus service. Single Housing prices include all utilities and furniture. Family Housing units have full kitchens and are rented unfurnished. Family Housing residents are responsible for payment of electric and gas utility bills.

For further information about the current price listings, style options, and availability, visit the housing website at: http://www.housing.usu.edu/, or contact the Housing Office at (435) 797-3113, toll free at (800) 863-1085, or via e-mail at: info@housing.usu.edu.