Connections: USU Eastern Campus

Connections is a two-credit academic course designed to ease your transition to Utah State University Eastern by helping you understand the purpose of higher education and how you can intentionally take advantage of the many opportunities and resources available to you as a college student.

  • Find your why
  • Understand your responsibilities as a student
  • Develop a mindset of success and belonging
  • Meet your student success leader
  • Maximize your opportunities


No matter where you go, we really aren't that far away. Contact our office. We are available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. MST.

Shanny Wilson

Shanny Wilson


First Year Experience

Phone: (435) 613-5623
Office Location: Price, JLSC 131
Number of first-year students to take USU 1010
Instructor who will mentor you through your first two semesters
Student Success Leader who will contact you weekly during your first semester
Evening and weekend activities to help you meet other incoming students
Connections students say they learned how to better engage themselves in the process of becoming an educated person

How to Take Connections (USU 1010)


August 25-27, 2021 Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Connections Events Friday 9-10 p.m.

Online assignments through October

What Do You Learn in Class?

Classes discuss the importance of failure and resilience, and how students can go about developing habits of mind that will help them professionally, civically, and personally throughout their lives.

  • Resilience and Overcoming Challenges
  • Building a Learning Community
  • Time Management
  • Intentionally Planning a Degree
  • Becoming a Learner
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Inclusion and Upstanding
  • Logistics of Navigating USU