Travel and Arrival Information
Transportation from Airport to Salt Lake City to Utah State University
On-campus housing can be arranged through USU's Housing Services. To apply for housing, submit an application through the USU housing website. These spaces fill quickly, so students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible upon being accepted.
International students may be able to move into their assigned rooms a few days prior to orientation.
Students staying in university housing may bring their own items such as sheets, pillowcases, pillows, blankets, towels, and room furnishings. These items can also be purchased in Logan. If you plan to come early or would like more information, call Housing Services at +1.435.797-3113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: ISEP or Kansai Gaidai exchange students have housing included in their benefits, but MUST apply for on-campus housing as directed in the USU Welcome Letter.
For exchange students who do not have housing included in their benefits, they may choose to live on campus and apply through USU Housing Services, or apply for off-campus housing at the options below. The off-campus housing is very close to the university.
After arriving and settling into your housing at Utah State University you will need to check in with the Office of Global Engagement Study Abroad Program, Military Science Building, Room 118, and International Students and Scholars (ISS) Military Science Building, Room 115 (map).
When you check in at the ISS office, make sure to bring your visa, passport, I-94, and DS-2019 form with you so the office staff can make copies for your file.
Other Helpful Information
Before coming to the U.S., learn the procedures for transferring money from your country. You should be prepared to meet your expenses here which may include: housing/food (unless provided by the exchange program), local transportation, books, health insurance, and personal items, a bank is located on campus in the Taggart Student Center for your convenience. Once you arrive at Utah State University, you might wish to set up a personal bank account into which you can transfer funds.
There is no official or required dress code at Utah State University. Most men and women students wear casual clothing, often jeans or pants. Occasionally you may have need for more formal clothing such as a sports coat or suit for men and a party dress for women. Informal and comfortable clothing is practical for classes and most activities. You may want to bring some traditional dress clothing items from your home country if you participate in international events on campus.
Logan is located 85 miles north of Salt Lake City in a beautiful mountain valley (elevation 4,535 feet). Logan has four distinct seasons. Spring and fall are beautiful with warm days and cool nights. Summer is a delightful time with hot days and warm evenings—perfect for outdoor activities. Winter is very cold. You can expect several snowstorms during winter months. Year round, rainfall averages 10-12 inches in Logan.
Because there are four seasons, you will need lightweight and heavyweight clothing. If you are arriving in December or January, consider bringing basic items such as a coat, sweater, hat and gloves. All items of clothing you may require can be purchased in Logan.
Please contact USU Study Abroad with any questions about arrival at Utah State University.
Military Science, Room 118
Office hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday