It’s just a farm school, right?
Wrong. Utah State University is nestled against the Wasatch Range on the western slope of greater Rocky Mountains. Located directly on the beautiful Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway, the USU campus is a portal to the picturesque Logan canyon and river that winds through the dramatic limestone cliffs of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
Just minutes from two federally designated wilderness areas, USU students have immediate access to thousands of acres of public land and endless possibilities for adventure– backcountry skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, yurting, hiking, kayaking, bouldering, camping, geotouring, spelunking, fishing, backpacking, marshmallow roasting, and more.
And that’s just our backyard.
Design isn’t just a degree, and the studio at USU isn’t just a place to work. It’s a place to be inspired, a space to chill out, and a ping pong arena to prove your ping pong powers. The studio is your home away from home, and it’s a great place to be.
The Fine Arts Building houses USU Design and functions as a hub for Utah State’s creative culture. Housing three theaters, a concert hall, two galleries, and the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Fine Art, the FAB never stops moving. Catch a performance, listen to a symphony, check out some fine pottery and paintings, or just enjoy the stunning view out every window of beautiful Cache Valley. Walk across the street for some Aggie Ice Cream, or take a two minute drive to the gorgeous wilderness of Logan Canyon.
Home to 72 iMacs and all the software you need. This lab is the ultimate setup with fast computers, scanners, printers, double screens, Wacom tablets, and Cintique Pros 24”. This is a perfect space to get in the design flow and try new ways of making..
With a creative agency feel and a killer view, this studio is built to help you collaborate with peers in a common creative space. You also have your own personal studio space complete with PC monitor, keyboard, and walls to hang whatever inspires you.
Complete with your own personal desk and PC monitor, Microwave, Fridge, Ping pong table. There’s plenty of space to set up a photography studio, prove your ping-pong skills, and explore avenues of creative mediums yet to be discovered.
Escape to the Outdoors
Outdoor Programs. Never snowboarded down perfect powder slopes? Never kayaked? Biked up and down mountains? Snowshoed to spend the night in a backcountry yurt? USU’s Outdoor Programs help you do the things you never thought were possible with affordable equipment and retreats all over the state.
Ski/Snowboard. World-renowned powder awaits you at Beaver Mountain, Cherry Peak Resort, Park City Mountain, and about fifty more ski resorts, all within hours and even minutes of USU.
Mountain Bike. Logan Canyon is a mountain biker’s dream, with endless miles of all kinds of terrain and perfect views.
Hike. Whether you’re out to bag a 9,000 foot peak or take a relaxing stroll along the river, see a 1500-year-old-tree or spot some wildlife, there’s a journey for you in Logan Canyon. Want to go even further? You’ll never run out of trails to explore in Utah.
Fish. Out for Trout? Fishermen love the Logan River, White Pine Lake, and Tony Grove.
Raft / Kayak. Whatever floats your boat, you can rent it at USU’s OP for cheap and spend a day on the water.
Just an hour’s drive through gorgeous Logan Canyon, Bear Lake is the perfect place to get your landlocked blue water beach fix in summer and try your hand at ice fishing in winter.
A ski town on steroids. Good skiing/ snowboarding, hotels, food, entertainment.
Favorite destination of celebrities and cowboys alike, Jackson has a rustic charm that’s hard to beat. Stroll boutiques and fine art galleries, try world-class restaurants, or hit the slopes in some of the most beautiful wilderness in the West.
Only an hour away, Salt Lake City offers solutions for every one of your shopping, dining, and entertainment desires.
Nothing but clear blue water, red rocks, and blue skies.
Yellowstone National Park
Tourists travel from all over the world to see Yellowstone’s breathtaking geysers, landscape, and wildlife. You only have to drive a few hours.
Zions National Park
It’s hard to describe how amazing this landscape is, so you’d better take a camera. You’ll never want to forget these red-rock cliffs, otherworldly slot canyons, or ancient petroglyphs.
Close to Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, Moab is your destination for red rock adventure. Go burn some rubber.
Spiral Jetty. Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty has been a site of pilgrimage for artists since its creation in 1970. Come see what all the fuss is about and be swept off your feet by this awesome landscape.
Sun Tunnels. The sun rises and sets every day, but you’ll never see it the same way again after you see it through Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels.
Gallery Stroll SLC. Stay engaged with the contemporary art pulse in Salt Lake City.
UMOCA. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.