Trainings and Events

There are several required trainings for graduate students, as well as many other opportunities to advance your academic and professional skills and network with professors and peers outside of classes. Here are some of the great trainings and events you can look forward to during your time at USU.

Upcoming Events

Student Socials

Take a break from your labs and textbooks and come join the grad school for some fun events with free food! Meet grad students from other programs, network, and make connections. All grad students are welcome, so come enjoy friends and food at a grad student social!

Social Date Time Location Registration
Pasta Bar Social January 25, 2024 4:30pm - 6:30pm David B. Haight Alumni Center Register for Pasta Bar Social
Coffee & Cocoa Mixer February 23, 2024 11:00am - 1:00pm TSC Sunburst International Lounge Register for Coffee & Cocoa Mixer
Grad Week Social April TBD TBD TBD Check back soon!
Grad Week Gala April 6, 2024 TBD TBD Check back soon!

Thesis & Dissertation Information Sessions

Thesis and dissertation format information sessions are held several times during the school year for doctoral and MS/MA plan A students (plan B student papers are not reviewed by the School of Graduate Studies). These sessions provide a thorough survey of USU thesis and dissertation format requirements and guidelines, journal and other departmental format options, and tools that may be useful in the preparation of a thesis or dissertation including the publication guide.

Date Time Location Other Options
January 22, 2024 12:00pm Merrill-Cazier Library
Room 154
Attend via Zoom
February 6, 2024 11:30am Merrill-Cazier Library
Room 154
Attend via Zoom
March 28, 2024 12:00pm Merrill-Cazier Library
Room 154
Attend via Zoom
April 8, 2024 1:00pm Merrill-Cazier Library
Room 154
Attend via Zoom

Please contact Erika Beckstrand at or 435-797-3741 for more information.

Graduate Training Series

Held monthly during the school year, the Graduate Training Series is a workshop aimed at enhancing students’ early professional skills. GrTS covers topics such as academic mentor/mentee relationships, mental health resources, finding a job outside academia, developing presentation skills, and funding your research.

Other Training Opportunities