USU Tour Script 2015-2016

Computer Lab
11 open-access computer labs available to students with their ID card. Each student is given 30 free printouts each semester. Copies are only 7 cents after that
Auditorium
Functions as a classroom, lecture hall, and place for activities such as movies and concerts
Math/Statistics tutoring lab
Free math and stats tutoring to assist students.
International/The Sunburst Lounge
Flags hung here represent many of the students who attend USU from other countries. We have approximately 1,000 international students on campus
USU Card Office
This is where students have their picture taken for their ID card. Student ID cards allow access to sporting events, discounts for events, and access to the computer labs. ID’s can also be used as a debit card on campus
The Registrar’s Office/Cashier’s Office
This office handles both cashier and registration functions. Students go here to add or drop courses, change majors, get information on school transcripts and changes dealing with any personal information. Students can also pay their tuition in person here
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Ballroom
-Hosts many campus and community events from lectures to dances, bingo nights, and guests speakers. Share an experience you have had attending an event in TSC (HOWL, MARDI GRA, BINGO, MOVIE, Guest Speakers Ex: Guy from Hitch, or Elizabeth Smart)
Student Involvement and Leadership Center
This office oversees student activity and leadership, and the Utah State University Student Association (USUSA), which is like our student governmentThey put on many activities including the HOWL, Homecoming, a diversity carnival, academic debates, and service projects.
Val R. Christensen Service Center
Works in correlation with ASUSU to provide students with an opportunity to serve the community. Some programs offered are PALS, a big-brother/big-sister, service to elementary school kids, adopt-a-grandparent, and general service projects.
The Skyroom Restaurant
On the top floor. Buffet style & sit down restaurant. Piano music, and view of campus, and a calm atmosphere make the Skyroom a great place to eat and mingle.
Counseling Services
We know college can get a little stressful at times, so we offer free counseling services to all students to deal with any issues involving school, family, or social stresses.
University Advising
Houses advisors who work with undeclared students, general studies, undeclared business and associates degrees.
CHASS Advising Center
Houses The College of Humanities and Social Sciences advising
Eccles Science Learning Center
Houses the College of Science.
Offers more than $100,000 in undergraduate research support to students annually, and each department has a designated faculty member serving as an undergraduate research coordinator.
The College of Science acceptance rates to medical (+__%), dental (+__%) and other professional and graduate programs consistently exceed national averages.
The College of Science acceptance rates to medical (+26%), dental (+30%) and other professional and graduate programs consistently exceed national averages.
Show them the big auditorium
Media-enhanced classroom with capacity to send and receive classes to distant locations world-wide.
Talk about class size. Explain that college is like a funnel; you start out your freshmen year in big, general classes, but they get smaller as you get further in your major.
Average class size is __ students.
Average class size is 25 students.
Student to professor ratio: __ students to 1 professor
Student to professor ratio: 21 students to 1 professor
While walking from ESLC to Old Main talk about the accommodations for those big classes
Supplementary Instruction (SI Sessions)
Online classes and distance education classes offered to help maintain small class size and offer education in a variety of ways.
Professor Office Hours, Share Professor Experience – Many professors put their notes online in PowerPoint format that you can print out. Large screens at the front of the room and microphones so everyone can see and hear. Some professors even record their lectures and put them online so you can listen to them later.
*__% of students are undergraduates
*85% of students are undergraduates
__% of professors have their Doctoral degree and actually teach classes.
76% of professors have their Doctoral degree and actually teach classes.
Old Main
1st building on campus. It housed the entire college and included a gymnasium, sewing room, chapel, library, auditorium, museum, and some resident rooms.
Talk about True Aggie Tradition
April 2016 marks the ___th anniversary of the true aggie tradition.
April 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the true aggie tradition.
Old Main
Now houses central administration, including Champ Hall, which houses President Stan Albrecht’s office, an anthropology museum, as well as the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Graduate Studies.
USU has __# Carnegie Foundation Professors of the year, which is the most in the state, and __# come from the College of _______________ and ______ _____.
USU has 12 Carnegie Foundation Professors of the year, which is the most in the state, and 5 come from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Quad
In the 1920’s the Quad was the center of campus and was used for military training during World War I and World War II, and also used as farm land. – Quad is a place to hang out, play flag football, study, and holds events like WOW week.
o Ray B. West Building
Writing Lab in the basement of English Building open to all students – Originally built as barracks during WWI – Was also used for married housing
o Family Life
Currently houses Interior Design and child development programs. It was the student center until the TSC was built in the 1950’s. It housed a
cafeteria, the art department, physiology department, public health department, the student center, and the bookstore
o Animal Science Building
Currently houses our Math and Statistics Department
o Geology Building
Houses the Geology Department. It Rocks!
Agriculture Science Building
Houses our College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences.
Walk towards Business Building.
Agriculture Science Building
– This includes Aviation (pilot and mechanic) The college of Ag awards over 400K in scholarships annually We are also the only school that has a pre vet school in the intermountain west with licensed veterinarians as professors. And the first and only veterinary school in Utah (2 step program with Washington State University). Great place to study, with study rooms available, and a computer lab.
The tallest buildings in Cache Valley (9 stories high)
Business Building
Business Building
Houses the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, and one of the oldest business colleges west of the Mississippi.
Accounting program is ranked #__ in the nation, and __% of our business students have a full time job within __ months of graduation
Accounting program is ranked #34 in the nation, and 90% of our business students have a full time job within 3 months of graduation
Merril-Cazier [Ka- zer] Library
When building the library they took a student poll and asked what they wanted most in the library. Students said they wanted more natural light. Just another example of what a student center campus we are.
Library incorporates areas for all kinds of study: group work, silent, personal study, or whatever you need
Houses an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS or the BARN), the first of its kind in Utah.
There is approximately 20 years of growth
Library also houses our HOWL tradition and Silent Dance tradition.
Share your experience in the library both academically and in regards to the traditions.
Merril-Cazier [Ka- zer] Library
You will notice all the natural sunlight throughout the building even in the basement. Point out all of the windows along the south side.
Merril-Cazier [Ka- zer] Library
Houses 150 computers: two open computer labs right as you walk in and one computer lab in the basement
Over 30 group study rooms.
Reference books are stored in shelving units in a five-story rack. A robotic crane moves up and down each isle to access the shelving units. (Like Monsters Inc) – The storage unit can hold ___ million books. It currently has ________.
Reference books are stored in shelving units in a five-story rack. A robotic crane moves up and down each isle to access the shelving units. (Like Monsters Inc) – The storage unit can hold 1.5 million books. It currently has 600,000.
Science and Engineering Research (SER)
Houses the Physics Department
– This is the home to our giant green laser that can be seen on clear nights (atmospheric lidar observatory)
Engineering and Innovation Building
Each floor has engineering laboratories of various sizes w/ modular bays, allowing labs to grow as needed.
Engineering Building
Houses our College Of Engineering (advising 3rd floor).
More than $443,000 in scholarships awarded annually to juniors and seniors.
Since Engineers build things they left various parts of the Engineering Building unfinished so you can see how it was built
They offer Engineering tours from _-_ daily. Set these up with Admissions.
They offer Engineering tours from 8-5 daily. Set these up with Admissions.
__% of students pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam on the first try, compared to __% nationally –
96% of students pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam on the first try, compared to 55% nationally –
Ranked #__ in the nation for Mechanical Engineering
Ranked # 24th in the nation for Mechanical Engineering
Fine Arts
Houses the Caine College of the Arts: Art & Design, Music, Theatre Arts, and Interior Design Programs
The theatre program puts on 6 shows a year ran completely by students.
__ % of Interior Design grads are employed within __ months of graduation.
(80 % of Interior Design grads are employed within 6 months of graduation.)
Fine Arts
Only Music Therapy Program in the state and has 100% job placement rate.
Fine Arts
Contains a music and theater wing, the visual arts wing, and the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art – Consists of three theatre halls: Kent Concert Hall (2200 seats), the Morgan Theater (700 seats), and a small studio theater call the Black Box
Natural Resources
Houses the Quinney College of Natural Resources
One of the only colleges in the US that focuses on the interactions of people, land, and water.
EX: National Park Services, BLM (Bureau of Land management), US Forest Services, etc.
Smallest College housed at USU offers many undergraduate research and volunteer opportunities.
Natural Resources
Biology Natural Resource
Contains a full cadaver lab, the Plant Pest Diagnostics Lab, and Copy Center
Houses the Biology Department, which is the largest department at USU.
University Inn
This is our on-campus inn for visitors.
Basement houses the Career Services, Testing Services. Students can access help to develop resumes, interviewing skills, and apply for on campus jobs. The Disability Resource Center is another great resource for student housed in the basement.
Students get __% off, at the University Inn.
Students get 10% off, at the University Inn.
Campus Welcome Center under construction (USU Credit Union Branch)
Includes Welcome Center, Alumni Relations, and USU Credit Union branch.
Nutrition and Food Sciences.
Houses the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences Where Famous Aggie Ice Cream can be found
Edith Bowen Laboratory School
Fully functioning public elementary school Grades K-5 Elementary Education Students have the opportunity to work hands-on with students and teachers from their freshmen year.
Education Building
Houses the College of Education and Human Services
Speech Language pathology, and Audiology are both ranked 45th in the nation.
Elementary Education program is ranked in the top __ in the nation, and both EL ED and Special ED have a ___% job placement rate.
Elementary Education program is ranked in the top 30 in the nation, and both EL ED and Special ED have a 100% job placement rate.
Point out the Spectrum and talk about Athletics and Sports
Share an experience about attending a game.
We house __ varsity teams including men and women sports
We house 16 varsity teams including men and women sports
We are an NCAA Division _ Athletic school and a member of the _______ _______ Conference
We are an NCAA Division 1 Athletic school and a member of the Mountain West Conference
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER)
Houses our Human Movement Sciences programs
Point out the under construction Aggie Recreation Center
This building features three full size basketball/volleyball courts, fitness center with a climbing center, venue for lectures/entertainment, and other student related departments such as the outdoor recreation program.
The ARC building
3 levels, 3 full size basketball courts, volleyball courts, rock wall, and houses the OP program
HPER offers over __ different intramural sports and __ club sport.
HPER offers over 20 different intramural sports and 14 club sport.
Military Science
Houses the departments of Aerospace studies and Military Science.
Offers both Army and Air Force ROTC programs
Field House
3 indoor basketball courts, 1 squash court, 1 indoor track, 2 indoor tennis courts, and a billiards room
Second floor has a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardio and weight equipment
True Aggie Tradition:
On the lawn of Old Main stands the “A”. The block A is known for the true Aggie tradition. Back when USU was fairly new there was a group of boys who graduated from high school in Salt Lake. Their high school principal told them at their school there would be no clubs. So when the boys got to USU the formed a club called the “Be No Club.” In order to become part of this club a boy would have to take a willing young lady up into the bell tower on a full moon and kiss her at midnight. This became so popular in 1916 the “A” was built and the initiation for the “Be No Club” had evolved into becoming a “True Aggie.” Today, in order to become a True Aggie you must be kissed by someone who is already a True Aggie, while standing on the “A” at midnight on a full moon. Or any two people can become True Aggies if they kiss each other while standing on the “A” at midnight on Homecoming or A-Day night.
Student Health & Wellness Center
Located North of Romney Stadium
All students currently enrolled are eligible for medical care at the Health and Wellness Center, regardless of insurance status.
Checkups are free for students with a valid USU ID.
Outdoor Program (OP)
Student faculty resource where you can rent equipment for reasonable rates.