Supporting Your Success
At UNC, almost everything you need is right on campus. Learning is easier when you have a network of support that you can tap into. That's why UNC offers a wide range of services from technological resources to disability support to help you thrive in your studies.
We believe that your success as a graduate student includes a community of supportive services that complements and aids you in your academic pursuits.
You'll find an extensive network of resources in our libraries from staff members willing to help you find the information you need to a wide range of print, digital and online research materials.
The James A. Michener Library is named for one of America's most popular authors and a UNC alumnus and former faculty member. It maintains a primary collection of approximately 1.5 million items in a variety of formats. Services include bibliographic instruction, interlibrary loan, reference, circulation, electronic reserves and access to information via online systems and the Internet. The Howard M. Skinner Music Library specializes in curricular support of the School of Music and Musical Theatre programs, but is open to everyone to explore.
The Research Consulting Lab offers a variety of training programs and workshops dealing with research and statistical issues. Sessions include orientations to using SAS, SPSS and NVivo software on PCs. Occasional workshop sections are devoted specifically to qualitative studies.
The Graduate Student Association is a valuable resource for research-related inquiries. It provides students with the information they need to obtain research tools, be reimbursed for research expenses and present their research in a professional manner, as well as gives students and faculty from all disciplines the opportunity to interact with and challenge one another.
Student computer labs with Macs, PCs and printers are located across campus, including the UC Computer Commons lab that is open 24/7. For information
regarding lab locations, phone numbers, hours of operation, software and hardware, visit www.unco.edu/it/labs/index.html.
The UNC Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic provides a variety of diagnostic and rehabilitative services to individuals with speech, language, hearing and/or balance difficulties. Hearing aids may also be purchased. The Clinic is located in Gunter Hall
Our award-winning chefs serve up food to feed all tastes at three locations on campus: Holmes Dining Hall on West Campus, Toby-Kendel on Central Campus and at the University Center (UC). For other options at the UC, you can grab something at restaurants such as Taco Bell Express and Starbucks® Coffee.
You can also participate in the Dining Dollars program, which allows students to purchase food and beverage items at campus retail food venues using your UNC Card. Students can purchase Dining Dollars in increments of $25.
Disability Support Services provides equal opportunities for students with documented disabilities to pursue their educational goals through access, accommodations and advocacy. Services include interpreters, test accommodations, textbook conversion to alternative format, assistive technology and training, learning strategy workshops and TTY.
At the University Center you can get information about campus events and services, buy books, get a haircut, do some banking or grab something to eat.
The UNC Card is much more than an identification card. You can use it for banking, checking out library materials, door access and meals at the dining halls and other restaurants in the University Center. Stop by the UNC Card Office, located in the University Center, after you register to get your photo taken; the staff there will help you with any questions. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Pick up textbooks, office and course supplies, general books, apparel and gifts from UNC's Barnes & Noble bookstore.
The Office of Veterans Services offers benefits and support services to veterans, military members and their dependents. UNC is an approved institution for students to receive educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Counseling is available for academic, financial and personal issues. VA work-study positions may also be available.
As a graduate student you will receive access to technology that makes it easier to save and store research and data, manage your personal and academic information, and stay plugged into university resources at all times.
Our Information Technology support includes:
- Wireless Internet access across campus
- Bear Mail e-mail, which includes enhanced security, access to e-mail via any Web browser and spam filtering
- Free anti-virus software
- Computer and printer access in our public computer labs
- Remote access to library online databases and journals from off campus
- Student discounts on computers, software and technology, as well as computer repairs, at our on-campus computer store, Bear Logic.
- Daily 24-hour service from our Technological Support staff
All UNC students are provided with their BearMail e-mail, which includes:
- 10-gigabyte storage capacity.
- Easy-to-use contacts and calendar functions.
- Modern graphic user interface and enhancedcustomization capabilities.
- Student selected firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
Good health and wellbeing are important to student success, so we encourage you to take advantage of our free or low-cost facilities and services.
Students get full access to the Campus Recreation Center, a multi-purpose facility that offers exercise equipment, racquetball courts, swimming pool, climbing wall and wide range of fitness classes.
The center provides quality, low-cost health services, health education programs and answers to your health concerns. The health center is staffed with registered nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians. Schedule an appointment or walk-in to receive help with problems such as colds, injuries and immunizations.
The center provides psychological and psychiatric services to students through individual, couples and group counseling, as well as consultations to parents who are concerned about students. The UNC Ctounseling Center also presents campus-wide educational programs and workshops on mental health topics, such as test anxiety reduction, coping with change and time management.
Beyond the Classroom
At UNC, learning takes place both inside and outside the classrooms. Take advantage of all the cultural, personal and professional networking opportunities and resources on campus.
- Cesar Chavez Cultural Center
1410 20th Street
The Cesar Chavez Cultural Center offers Latino and Hispanic students support to ensure their academic and social success in college, in addition to helping the larger community appreciate the Latino and Hispanic culture and its contributions.
- Marcus Garvey Cultural Center
928 20th Street
- Asian/Pacific American
924 20th Street
- Native American Student Services
924 20th Street
- Center for International Education
- Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender and Allies (GLBTA) Resource Office
- The Women's Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center provides programs, discussions and materials about women's issues, initiatives and development. The center promotes leadership, celebrates the achievements of women and raises awareness on the status of women.
- Religious Organizations
For a listing of religious clubs or organization, see Office of Student Engagement's webpage at www.unco.edu/clubs/clubslist_2009.html.
The Marcus Garvey Cultural Center offers programs and resources to challenge, support and increase retention and graduation rates of Black students. The center hosts activities on campus, including guest speakers to discuss topics related to the UNC campus.
Asian/Pacific American Students Services works to advance UNC's recruitment and retention of Asian and Pacific American students and students from Hawaii, as well as encourage all students to achieve their scholastic and professional goals through academic, cultural and social development.
Native American Student Services provides academic support and social activities for students, as well as works to recruit Native American students nationwide. NASS hosts several educational events on campus throughout the year.
The Center for International Education aims to enrich the international experience of the campus community by providing education abroad opportunities, cultural programming and support to international students and scholars. The center hosts cross-cultural activities for students that enrich the out-of-classroom experience and gives them opportunities to meet new friends and explore diversity on campus.
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Resource Office offers advocacy, support, training, and educational and cultural programming for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, as well as staff and faculty. It also provides information and referral resources and coordinates a Speakers Bureau, in which many graduate students participate, to address the wider UNC community.
Prepare for Life After Graduation
Graduate Student Professional Development Program in partnership with the Graduate School and our Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, offers professional development workshops and sessions on topics such job searching and proposal writing.
Career Services provides a full-service, client-centered approach to academic major selection, career decision making, internship and job search assistance, and testing services for students and alumni wishing to pursue post-graduate employment and graduate school opportunities.