Graduate Training Series at Utah State University Weekend Visit
Graduate Campus Tour at Utah State University Weekend Visit
Graduate Dinner Off Campus during Utah State University Weekend Visit

Weekend Visit

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies at Utah State works with programs and departments to host an annual Weekend Visit for prospective graduate students. The next Weekend Visit is February 21-22, 2020. You can view last year’s schedule at the bottom of this page for an idea of what Weekend Visit will be like.

As a prospective student, Weekend Visit is your chance to meet faculty and staff, check out campus, learn about research supports and explore what your program can offer you in your graduate career. Large group, small group and department activities are planned to give you a well-rounded experience during your visit.

This event is invitation-only. If you are interested in participating, please contact your department’s Graduate Program Coordinator.

Travel Resources

On the Thursday before Weekend Visit, most students fly into Salt Lake City, check in at the University Inn and have dinner with their departments.

Work with your department contact to plan your trip. Transportation resources and campus highlights might help.

If you’re looking to fill your time while visiting Utah State, check out things to do in Logan.

Campus Map

Things to Pack

Winter in Logan is cold and snowy. Pack a warm coat, a hat and gloves whether you plan to attend a winter activity on Saturday or not.

If participating in a planned winter activity on the Saturday of Weekend Visit, be sure to pack accordingly: a winter coat, a hat, a scarf, gloves, snow pants and boots.

Ski and snowboard equipment, not clothing, will be available to rent free of charge at Beaver Mountain.

If packing for a winter activity will be a challenge for you, ask your department contact if they can supply you with winter clothing.

Last Year’s Schedule

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

8 a.m. | Breakfast | The Skyroom

Enjoy breakfast with other prospective graduate students and faculty from your program. The Skyroom is located on the fourth floor of the Taggart Student Center.

9 a.m. | Welcome

Current graduate students and graduate support staff will introduce you to Utah State University and Logan.

10 a.m. | Campus Tour

Take a tour of campus with current graduate students at the ready to answer your questions.

11 a.m. | Coffee Mixer | Merrill-Cazier Library

All current and prospective graduate students are welcome to take a break and mingle in the sunny library atrium.

12 p.m. | Lunch and Department Visit

Have lunch and visit with your department faculty. Departments may also plan a facility tour, poster session walk-through or other activities for you.

6 p.m. | Dinner

Check with your department contact about dinner plans.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019

8 a.m. | Breakfast

Your department will coordinate breakfast with you.

9 a.m. | Depart for Winter Activities | University Inn

Hop aboard the bus to go skiing/snowboarding at Beaver Mountain, elk viewing at Hardware Ranch or snowshoeing in Logan Canyon. If you’d prefer to stay more warm, you can also take a ghost tour of Logan led by current Folklore graduate students.

12:30 p.m. | Lunch | Taggart Student Center

Box lunch will be provided in the Juniper Lounge. You’re welcome to stick around and eat with fellow students or take your lunch to go and start your journey home.