Girl at football game.
Buying tickets to an Aggie football game was a first for many of our students!

The first weeks of college life came with loads of other firsts for our Aggies Elevated students. Here’s a sample:

–Trip to InstaCare for a sprained ankle.

–Shopping with roommates.

–Hanging out with new friends.

–Went to Student Health Services on my own!

–Joined clubs.

–Worked out with other hott college students!

–Rode the CVTD and Aggie Shuttle.

–Submitted assignments on Canvas.

–Attended classes with other college students.

–Tried sushi at The Junction.

–Got lost on a university campus.

–Wrote my very first essay.

–Bought/rented textbooks.

–Slept on the couch in my dorm living room.

–Forgot my dorm room key!

–Lost my debit card; went to the bank for a new one.

–Got to class without asking a single person for help!

–Finding the library.

–Feeding ducks at First Dam.

–Bought tickets to an Aggie football game.


Aggies Elevated at Utah State University believes that all individuals, regardless of ability, have the right to meaningful employment, lifelong learning, self-determination and full community inclusion. Utilizing the MyCLIMB (My Career Ladder to Independence, Maturity & Balance) person-centered planning model, Aggies Elevated students, along with invited family members and/or other stakeholders, will chart their own paths toward independence within an individualized framework of supports that identifies challenges, builds on individual strengths and encourages personal responsibility.

One thought on “Firsts!

  1. Shane September 12, 2014 / 5:27 pm

    Well this brings back some memories. Looking forward to living college again vicariously through our students, but without all the homework!


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