Welcome, or welcome back, to the place that will transform your lives — for good! Weber State has been in the dream-realization business for more than 125 years now. We have focused on offering the best opportunities to students. So whether you’re a new student or returning, you’ll notice some exciting things happening on campus.
For instance, you might notice some heavy-duty construction on the north end of the Ogden campus by Elizabeth Hall (where buildings 3 and 4 used to be). Eventually, all of that construction will lead to the Tracy Hall Science Center, a fantastic facility that will lift science, technology, math and engineering education to new heights.
The construction will reduce available parking in the A2 lot, so I encourage you to look at other transportation options. You can park at the Dee Event Center for $25 per year or $18 per semester, and take the shuttle to the library. You can also pick up a Utah Transit Authority Ed Pass and take mass transit to campus. Thanks to student fee support, that pass is available at no extra cost to you.
Speaking of parking, the brand new Public Safety Building on the northwest end of campus will house parking services. The building, which opened on Aug. 14, will also house the WSU Police Department.
Don’t forget to come to the Wildcat Block Party at the Ogden campus on Friday. You can enjoy some purple pancakes from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Afterward, visit the booths and take part in activities. At lunchtime, you can savor delicious food from area restaurants. It’s the largest student-attended event of the year, so come join the party!
Whether you attend most of your classes at the Ogden campus or WSU Davis in Layton, I encourage you to get involved in at least one major campus activity outside of class. Join a community service project through the Center for Community Engaged Learning, sign up for an intramural sport, make new friends at the Multicultural Student Center or start a research project with one of our amazing faculty members. Your education at WSU goes far beyond the classroom. Make the most of it!
With best wishes,
Charles A. Wight
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