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Light on the Hill 2020 | Sept 1st,  7 PM | Digital Event

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For years the College of Humanities and Social Sciences has welcomed new students and a new school year with Light on the Hill. Students have the opportunity to get informed about clubs and opportunities offered through the college to make the most of their time here. Alumni and faculty offer inspiration and advice to our students. We also carry on the tradition of lighting candles together.

This year we are going digital and broadcasting a live event for students and even alumni who would like to attend via zoom. We are also raffling off prizes, including small scholarships*, throughout the night. Mark your calendar and be sure to tune in September 1st at 7 PM.
*Note: scholarships are only available to declared CHaSS students.

Candle Lighting Ceremony

This year we will not be able to light candles in person as we have in the past. Instead, we will be flooding the chat with the candle emoji 🕯️. Be sure to tune in to take part.

Get Inspired

Explore Opportunities

Enter the Raffle


Get Inspired

CHaSS alumni and faculty are the movers and shakers of the world. Get inspired by their stories and glean advice on how to make the most of your time here at USU. Messages from the CHaSS student senator, award winning faculty, and world shaping alumni will be broadcast during our livestream event via zoom.

Olivia Hoge

Watch her message

Olivia Hoge is a Senior from Blackfoot, Idaho. She is majoring in Political Science emphasising in Comparative Politics and International Relations, and minoring in Art and English.

Marisela Martinez-Cola

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As a sociology professor who pursues equity and inclusion in teaching, research and service, she has found new approaches to engage underrepresented students.

Marion Bishop

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Marion Bishop, MD, PhD is an English Alumni who is now an Emergency Medicine physician who practices in Utah and Wyoming.

Judge Robert Shelby

Watch his message

Nominated by President Barack Obama, Judge Shelby was confirmed by the United States Senate with unanimous consent on September 22, 2012. Since October 1, 2018, he has served as Chief United States District Judge for the District of Utah.

Explore Opportunities

There are a host of opportunities from clubs to centers to events that will help you get the most out of your college experience. Check back as we release videos and club information leading up to the live stream event.

Chinese Culture Club

Chinese Culture Club website

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta website

Portuguese Club

Portuguese Club Page

Arabic Club

Contact Club Advisor

Roman Games

Roman Games Website

Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate Page

Enter Raffles

Prizes include small scholarships

Throughout the night of the livestream event (Sept 1) we will be picking from viewers in attendance to win all kinds of swag and goodies, sent to your door. If you are a student with a major in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, you can register to be entered into a drawing giving away small scholarships! Be sure not to miss out on any of the prizes we have in store for the night.

NOTE: While all participants have a chance to win goodies throughout the night, you must be a declared CHaSS Major to be eligible to win a small scholarship.