Graduate Guide

Student Services and Resources

Career Services

University Inn 102, 435.797.7777

Career Services is a resource for help with many aspects involved in finding a job. It provides services like help with your resume or curriculum schedule, career exploration and counseling, co-op and internship opportunities, career recruitment and testing and assessment. On its website, you can also register on CareerAGGIE for updates on available job opportunities and internships in your field.

Center for Early Care and Education (Child Care)


Students, faculty, and staff have access to the Dolores Dore Eccles Center for Early Care and Education, a care and education program for children in the following age groups: infant-toddler (6 weeks - 24 months), young preschool (2 years - 3.5 years) and PreK-kindergarten (3.5 years - 5 years). Professional staff provide a healthy, safe, and nurturing learning environment for young children by promoting their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. The Center for Early Care and Education operates M-F during each semester. There are several flexible enrollment options from which parents can choose as space is available. Please see its website or call for tuition rates and other information.

Counseling and Psychological Services

TSC 306; 435.797.1012

CAPS assists students with personal growth and adjustment, as well as family, relationship, and group therapy; assessment; crisis management; peer counseling; and outreach/workshop programs on issues such as stress management, eating disorders, depression, self-esteem, positive psychology, sleep hygiene, effective coping, and communication.

Disability Resource Center

University Inn 101, 435.797.2444

The Disability Resource Center, located in the basement of the University Inn, provides services to students, faculty, and staff with disabilities to enable them to fully participate in university programs, services, and activities. Services available include alternate format print materials; accommodated testing; note takers; sign language interpreters and transcription services; transition services; assistive technology; communication support; equipment loan; architectural access; priority registration; and scholarships.

Health and Wellness Center

850 E. 1200 N.; 435.797.1660

Students have access to a free health clinic and wellness center. The clinic covers all typical medical problems, and has doctors, nurses, pharmacists, x-ray technicians, lab technicians, and more. The on-site pharmacy provides all medication for students at cost - no insurance needed. The wellness center offers health education, tobacco cessation classes, and even has dietitians and massage therapists. It also provides free consultation and support for victims of violence or sexual assault. For information about health insurance options, contact Noell Hansen at or call 435.797.0066.

Housing Services and Dining Services

1225 N. 1000 E.; 435.797.3113
Dining: TSC 232; 435.797.1701

USU Housing offers a variety of housing communities directly on or adjoining campus. Communities are designed to meet the needs of all students, and some are reserved specifically for graduate students. All housing prices include high-speed internet access, cable TV, Aggie Shuttle service, laundry rooms, and computer labs. Single housing prices include all utilities, while family housing prices include all utilities except electricity and natural gas. Meal plans are also available and can be used at either of two all-you-can-eat, buffet-style dining rooms, and some plans also include flex spending money that can be used at any of the convenient eateries around campus.

International Students and Scholars

Military Science 115; 435.797.1124

The Office of International Students and Scholars helps international guests learn and understand the laws pertaining to their stay in the United States. The office also advises on legal, academic, social, cultural, and personal matters. It can also help you develop leadership skills though the International Student Council, which plans activities such as the World Festival Banquet and Cultural Show, Miss International Night, International Rock Cafe, International Women's Day, and other events. Because nearly 80 countries are represented by Utah State's students, faculty and staff, this is also a great place to network and make friends from around the globe.

Merrill-Cazier Library


Dedicated in 2006, USU's main library, Merrill-Cazier, ranked #1 in the nation in the Smart Classroom Category, just above Harvard's. One of its most well-known features is its BARN (Borrower's Automated Retrieval Network). This Monster's Inc.-style book retrieval system locates requested materials among the 1.5 million volumes and speeds them to patrons at a rate of 3.7 miles per hour. The library has several unique collections, including an art book room, digital-library collections, and electronic theses and dissertations, Fife folklore archives, government documents, and special collections. It has many resources, including two computer labs, 150 common area workstations, 170 databases, and many journal subscriptions.

Police Department (Department of Public Safety)

850 E. 1250 N.; 435.797.1939

Aside from keeping Utah State one of the safest campuses in the country, the USU Department of Public Safety provides many other useful services, including jump-starting the battery in your car, help you get into your vehicle when you lock your keys inside, serving as a personal escort at night, and letting you into buildings where you are authorized but have forgotten your keys.

Recreation and Exercise Facilities


As a part of your tuition, you have unlimited access to recreation facilities and sporting events. The HPER (Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building, pronounced "hyper") and Nelson Fieldhouse house swimming pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a student's-only fitness center, a billiards room, racquetball courts, and more. Campus Recreation also organizes intramural sports, club sports, a variety of work-out classes, and the Big Blue race series. Students can take PE classes including ballroom dancing, aerobics, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, skiing figure skating, hip hop dance, and more. As a student, you also have access to the Outdoor Recreation Program, which provides discount equipment rentals, sells used equipment, offers classes, and organizes group trips. Visit to learn more.