2012 UW-Parkside Jump book for First Year Students
First Year students will receive this booklet at ROAR. This booklet has been designed to prepare students for their academic and social journey at UW-Parkside. This will help them have a successful transition and become a RANGER!
Start Your College Experience 2012-2013 P. 2 2012�2013 All new incoming first year students are invited to read and discuss the book Outcasts United. Ranger Read participants read the book over the summer and have the opportunity to begin discussing the book online and continue the discussion at Ranger Welcome. Outcasts United by Warren St. John is the story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman coach and a small southern town turned upside down by the process of refugee resettlement. Ranger Read builds community in our incoming class of students by providing a shared experience, shared language, and a basis for deep, meaningful conversations. Reflecting about a book in this way places academic engagement--teaching and learning--at the very center of the community we are asking students to join. And it allows all of us to think, talk, and learn together across and beyond the boundaries of any single classroom. "An uplifting tale celebrating the most old-fashioned of virtues: hard work, self-discipline, regard for others." --The Washington Post To sign up for Ranger Read, pick up a flyer TODAY from your ROAR Leader, fill out the form and you will get your own copy of Outcasts United at the end of the day at the Ranger Read table at the Information Fair. You may also go to the website www.uwp.edu, Keyword: FYE. Click on the Ranger Read icon and fill out the form online. You will then be able to pick up the book any time this summer from First Year Experience, D105F in the Student Center. Activities for group discussion, creative projects and learning about refugees in Wisconsin will be planned in the future. Be a part of Ranger Read. Jump Start Your College Experience TABLE OF CONTENTS UW-Parkside History Important Dates Freshman Financial Aid Checklist How to Pay Your Bill Ranger Card Involvement General Education Requirements Degree Requirements Graduation Requirements Placement Revealed Typical Freshman Schedule Course Expectations Things You Need to Know More Things You Need to Know Advising & Registration Information Advising Expectations How to Calculate your GPA Advising Timeline Four Year Career Plan Student Health and Counseling Center Parkside Ranger Terms Commuter Student Tips Academic & Other Services Page 4 Page 5 Pages 6 & 7 Page 8 & 9 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Pages 20 Page 21 & 22 Page 22 Page 23 & 24 Pages 25 & 26 Page 27 Pages 28 & 29 Pages 30 & 31 Pages 32 Jump Start Your College Experience 2012�2013 Page 10 & 11 P. 3 History The University of Wisconsin-Parkside was created by an act of the History The University of The University was was created by an July Wisconsin Legislature in 1965. Wisconsin-Parkside officially founded inact of the Wisconsin it took over the two-year UW centers in Racine founded in July 1968 1968 when Legislature in 1965. The University was officially and Kenosha. UWwhen it took over the two-year UW centers in November Kenosha. UW-Parkside Parkside broke ground for the new campus in Racine and 1967 and accepted its broke ground for the new 1969. first on-site students in fallcampus in November 1967 and accepted its first onsite students in fall 1969. The University was an original outgrowth of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, The University was an original outgrowth of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which expanded its educational offerings to the southeastern Wisconsin region which expanded its educational offerings to the southeastern Wisconsin region with the opening of the 4-year institution. In 1971, when the University of with the opening of the 4-year institution. In 1971, when the University of WisconWisconsin and the Wisconsin State Universities merged, UW-Parkside became sin and the Wisconsin State Universities merged, UW-Parkside became part of part of the University of Wisconsin System. With 26 campuses around the the University of Wisconsin System. With 26 campuses around the state, the UW state, the UW System is known around the world for educational excellence. System is known around the world for educational excellence. Jump Start Your College Experience The Campus UW-Parkside is a striking complex of buildings interconnected The Campus UW-Parkside is a striking complex of buildings interconby an indoor walkway. The buildings, constructed between 1967 and 1976 at nected by an indoor walkway. The buildings, constructed between 1967 and 1976 a cost of more than $40 million, occupy a small portion of the nearly 700-acre at a cost of more than $40 million, occupy a small portion of the nearly 700-acre campus. Designed by Hellmuth, Obata Kassabaum of St. Louis in the late campus. Designed by Hellmuth, Obata Kassabaum of St. Louis in the late 1960s, 1960s, the beautiful, low-profile design helps the campus complex blendwith its the beautiful, low-profile design helps the campus complex blend in well in well with its natural surroundings. The campus has hundreds of acres of restored natural surroundings. The campus has hundreds of acres of restored prairies, prairies, oak and oak and maple forests and a meandering river. The University mature mature maple forests and a meandering river. The University also owns also owns of acres ofof acres of off-campus nature in Racine andRacine and hundreds hundreds off-campus nature preserves preserves in Kenosha counKenosha counties. A nationally known national coursecountry course that the ties. A nationally known national cross country cross that winds through winds throughareas hostsareas hosts major running events each year. nature the nature major running events each year. Jump Start Your College Experience 2010�2011 P . 3 UW-PARKSIDE HISTORY UW-PARKSIDE HISTORY P. 4 2012�2013 IMPORTANT DATES Fall 2012 � Residence Hall Move-In (Freshmen) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Sunday, September 2 � Ranger Welcome .. .. .. .. .. .. Monday, September 3 & Tuesday, September 4 � Instruction Begins .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..Wednesday, September 5 � Tuition and Fees Due (Last Day to Drop-Full Refund). .. .. .. .. .. September 14 � Last Day to Drop and Get a 50% Refund . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Tuesday, October 2 � Last day to drop or withdraw from full semester class or from UW-P [see Fall Course Schedule Book for Details] � Spring Semester Registration Begins . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. November 8 � Thanksgiving Break .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . November 22-25 � Last Day of Instruction . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Monday, December 10 � Final Exams . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . December 11-14 Winterim 2013 � Instruction Begins .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .Monday, January 7 � Last Day to Drop a class through SOLAR .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . Friday, January 18 � Martin Luther King Day (observed) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..Monday, January 21 � Last Day of Instruction . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..Friday, February 1 Spring 2013 � Instruction Begins .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Monday, February 4 � Spring Break .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..March 24-30 � Last Day of Instruction . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..Monday, May 13 � Final Exams . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. May 14-17 Jump Start Your College Experience 2012�2013 P. 5 FRESHMAN FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST P. 6 New Freshman Financial Aid Checklist _____ _____ _____ 1. Apply for Financial Aid at www.FAFSA.gov 2.Check Your SOLAR for possible additional documents needed by the office of Scholarships and Financial Aid 3. Accept/Decline Award on SOLAR. Directions are below 2012�2013 How do I accept my financial aid award? 1. Log on to the UW-Parkside Home Page: www.uwp.edu Keyword: SOLAR 2. Log into your SOLAR account 3. On your Student Center page, under the Finances link, click Accept/Decline Award 4. Click the appropriate aid year 5. Put a checkmark in the appropriate box to accept or decline your awards (Scholarships and grants are automatically accepted for you) To reduce loan amounts, put a checkmark in the accept box and type in the new amount. First time borrowers must complete loan entrance counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) via the links on this page. 6. Click SUBMIT IMPORTANT: Half of your total award will disburse to the Cashier's Office each semester. (for example: If you accept a $4,000 loan, $2,000 will disburse in the fall and $2,000 will disburse in the spring.) REMEMBER: You must fill out a FAFSA each year if you want financial aid consideration each academic year. Continued on next page Jump Start Your College Experience FRESHMAN FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST cont'd How do I determine the cost of attending UW-Parkside? A. Estimated Student Expenses Tuition (resident/non-resident) Room Charges Ranger Hall, University Apts. or Pike River Suites Dining Plan The Parkside Plan The Rangers Plan. The Green and Black Plan The Parkside Plus Plan. Books (estimate $300-600) per sem ESTIMATED TOTAL EXPENSES (A) B. Estimated Financial Aid Scholarships Grants Direct Subsidized Loans Perkins Loan Direct Unsubsidized Loans $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ Resources: Net Price Calculator keyword: financial aid/NPC, Cashier's Office keyword: cashiers office, Residence Life keyword:residence life Your SOLAR Account keyword SOLAR ESTIMATED TOTAL FINANCIAL AID(B) $____________ *Less applicable bank fees TOTAL EXPENSES at UW-P (A-B) $____________ Subtract financial aid (B) from total expenses (A) Remember this is your YEARLY estimate of costs at UW-P. Half of you financial aid is dispersed each semester. _____ 5. Determine how tuition/fees will be paid if you do not have enough financial aid to cover estimated total expense - Installment Plan-see page 9 - ParentPlus Loans - Parents (If parents are paying your tuition,the Information Release Consent Form must be filled out & signed by the student. This form allows the parent access to SOLAR to pay expenses. Form is available online, in the cashier's office or financial aid office) - Private alternative loans 6. Activate RangerOne ID Card and choose a refund method _____ Jump Start Your College Experience 2012�2013 P. 7 _____ 4. Determine how much it will cost to attend UW-P HOW TO PAY YOUR BILL P. 8 2012�2013 Bills Students may view their account balance on the SOLAR System. Students will receive an email directing them to check their SOLAR account. Disbursement of Financial Aid Financial Aid is awarded at full time status (12-18 credits) to degree seeking students. Financial Aid is disbursed 10 days prior to the start of classes to the Cashier's Office. The Cashier's Office will deduct the tuition and fees and the remaining funds (if any) will be available to the student as follows: Ranger Card � 24 Hours after refund file is transmitted to RangerOne ACH to Other Bank Account � 3 Business Days after refund file is transmitted. This option must be set up at the Cashier's Office. If your enrollment status changes to anything other than a full time student your financial aid award level may change. Check with Financial Aid or your advisor before dropping a class. Your Financial Aid may be adjusted with any change in your student status. Tuition/Fee Balances If Financial Aid does not cover the full tuition/fee balance, it is the student's responsibility to verify any outstanding balances owed on the SOLAR System and pay the difference by the tuition due date stated in the Fee Facts brochure or on the Cashier's Office Website, www.uwp.edu, Keyword: Cashier's Office. Failure to pay by the tuition due date may result in the assessment of administrative late fees. Jump Start Your College Experience Payments Payment may be made: � In person with cash, check, or money order � NO credit cards accepted in person or over the telephone. NO starter checks accepted. � Using the drop slot next to the Cashier's Office WYLL D193 � Mail � Payments must be postmarked on or before September 14, 2012 � On the web (SOLAR system) using MasterCard, American Express, Discover, HOW TO PAY YOUR BILL cont'd � Using UW-P Installment Plan � Payment Plans are available through Tuition Management Systems. You can access their link at: www.afford.com/uwp or call 1-800-356-8329 Installment Plan All students may utilize the University Installment plan for tuition/fee payments. All financial aid must be credited to the account. If the financial aid disbursement falls short of the required 40% down payment, the student must make up the difference before the Installment plan is activated. Students wanting to use their financial aid as their first installment payment must notify the Cashier's Office when their financial aid disburses. Installment plans can only be contracted during the first two weeks of school. Refer to the Fee Facts brochure or the Cashier's Office Website, www.uwp.edu, Keyword: Cashier's Office for exact dates. Penalties � Unpaid balances, remaining after due dates, accrue a 1% interest charge per month. � Accounts not paid in full are reported to a credit bureau, referred to a collection agency and accrue 33 1/3% additional collection agency fee. � Tuition Charges for withdrawn or dropped full semester classes are: No tuition charges 1st 10 days of classes 50% of charges 11-20th day of classes 100% of charges after the 20th day of classes For more information go to the Cashier's Office Website, www.uwp.edu, Keyword: Cashier's Office. � Drop fees for full semester courses are assessed after the 10th day of classes at $15.00 per credit. � Withdrawals and Financial Aid Implications - If a student receives any type of federal financial aid (including Stafford loans and/or PLUS loans) and they withdraw from the University prior to completing 60% of the semester, their financial aid eligibility will be recalculated and a percentage of the aid received will be considered unearned and will have to be returned to the funding source. The student will be required to repay all unearned financial aid to the funding source and the University before being allowed to register for future semesters at the University. Jump Start Your College Experience � Balances paid after September 18, 2012 are assessed a $5.00 per credit late charge up to $60.00. 2012�2013 P. 9 or e-check. A 2.5% convenience fee is charged when paying with a credit card; a $3.00 fee is charge when paying with an e-check. RANGER CARD P . 10 Things you Need to Do Before School Starts 1. Get Your Photo Taken - Visit the Office of Admissions and new Student Services in the Student Center or the Cashier's Office in Wyllie Hall. A valid, government issued photo identification is required. 2. Look For Your Ranger Card In The Mail - You will receive your card in about 7 days at your primary address. Please verify your mailing address when having your photo taken. Activate Your Card - The card will not function for exam scoring, campus, access & privileges until you have activated it! Log on to www.uwp.edu, keyword: Ranger Card and follow the activation link. Select A Refund Preference - During card activation, you'll let us know how to deliver any money owed to you (Financial Aid refunds) from UWParkside. Select the refund method that best fits your needs. 2012�2013 3. Jump Start Your College Experience 4. OneCard � Three Different Accounts Campus Cash � This debit account is used to pay for on-campus purchases. You will use this account for things like computer lab printing, photocopying, and laundry. Dining Dollars � is a declining balance account that is assigned to you upon the purchase of a Dining Plan. These funds may be used at any on-campus dining location. Ranger OneAccount � UW-Parkside has partnered with Higher One to offer an FDIC-insured checking account that has no minimum balance, no monthly fees and free Internet banking features. If you choose to open a OneAccount you will be able to use your Ranger Card as a debit card wherever MasterCard is accepted. How Do I Make Deposits to My Campus Cash Account? � Online Card Office Web � www.uwp.edu, Keyword: Ranger Card � Value Transfer Station � Located by the Library entrance and the West entrance of Molinaro Hall � In person � Campus Concierge location in the Parkside Student Center or the Cashier's Office in Wyllie Hall � By Mail � Make checks payable to UW-Parkside and send to Attn: Ranger Card, UW-Parkside Student Center Concierge Counter, 900 Wood Road Box 2000, Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 � Phone � Campus Concierge 262-595-2307 and Cashier's Office 262-595-2258 � Add money to your accounts � View account balances � View transactions history � Receive low account balance email What if my Card is Lost or Stolen? GET INVOLVED AT UW-PARKSIDE! Student Organizations Join one of 70+ student organizations to expand your interests and knowledge, build leadership skills, and network. Stop by the Student Activities Office, Student Center L104 or go to www.uwp.edu, Keyword: Campus Connect. Leadership Development Build your skills in organization management or personal development. Contact Student Activities about leadership development opportunities, 595-2278. Parkside Activities Board The Parkside Activities Board (PAB) is responsible for campus programming-bringing comedians, lectures, musicians, bands, novelties, hypnotists and special events to campus! To join: Call 595-2650, or stop in the PAB office located in the Student Involvement Center. Student Government The Parkside Student Government (PSG) is the elected voice of the student body. This group represents interests and concerns regarding academics, student services, and the university as a whole to the administration. For more information, call 595-2036 or stop by the PSG Office, located in the Student Involvement Center. Get Involved in your Residence Hall Join the Residence Hall Association or become a Resident Advisor and lead the residents to a successful year of living on campus. For more information, contact the Office of Residence Life at 595-2320. Jump Start Your College Experience Go online to www.uwp.edu keyword: Ranger Card or call the Campus Concierge, Cashier's Office or Higher One. You may request a temporary card for use on-campus. 2012�2013 Online Ranger Card Office � www.uwp.edu Keyword: Ranger Card P . 11 GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS P . 12 The purpose of a general education in the liberal arts at the University of WisconsinParkside is twofold. First, students will have acquired a knowledge and skill set that is used across all academic disciplines. Second, it will make students aware that knowledge is diverse, and it will make them conversant with the principles and methodologies of disciplines across the spectrum of knowledge. Therefore, all University of Wisconsin-Parkside graduates must have 1. achieved competency in the following areas: A: Communication - Literacy - reading for understanding and writing for effective communication - Oral communication - listening, speaking and presenting effectively - Information technology competence - using modern information technology to retrieve and transmit information - Creative expression - communicating through artistic statement B: Reasoned Judgment - Critical thinking - applying logic and reasoning to problem solving - Ethical thinking - recognizing and analyzing ethical issues and actions - Scientific thinking - understanding and applying the scientific method - Analytical skills - understanding how to produce and interpret quantitative and qualitative information - Aesthetic skills - critiquing and appreciating the fine arts (literary, visual, and performing) C: Social and Personal Responsibility - Individual accountability - understanding what a responsible choice is and that one's present education and life-long learning is a personal responsibility - Social Equality - understanding and questioning the social, political, economic and historical conditions that construct diversity and inequality Civic engagement - learning to use knowledge and skills to contribute to the community - Global perspective - acquiring the knowledge and skills that provide an understanding of international/global issues and processes - Teamwork - working effectively with others for a common goal These competencies cannot be "taught" in a handful of required courses, nor should students view these competencies as disconnected from their major. These abilities are gained and maintained with practice across the array of academic disciplines. Toward this end, it is expected that in each BOK class students will practice and refine a subset of these foundational competencies. 2. demonstrated competency in each of three broad areas: Humanities and the Arts, Social and Behavioral Science, and Natural Science Jump Start Your College Experience 2012�2013 DEGREE REQUIRMENTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS So here's the deal: Students need 120 credits to graduate. Your 120 credits will be So here's the deal: Students need 120 credits to graduate. Your 120 credits will be divided up among general education courses, major courses, and minor, certificate or divided up among general education courses, of study, you and graduate with more elective courses. Depending on your programmajor courses,may minor, certificate or elective credits. than 120 courses. Depending on your program of study, you may graduate with more than 120 credits. 120 CREDITS TO GRADUATE General Education and Competencies Major Courses Minors, Certi cates, and Electives There are several categories that make up the skills requirements that students must There are several categories that make up the skills requirements that students must complete in order to graduate. complete in order to graduate. READING AND WRITING SKILLS READING AND WRITING SKILLS Students satisfy this requirement with completion of English 101 for 3 credits (with aa Students satisfy this requirement with completion of English 101 for 3 credits (with grade of C- or better). Students seeking teacher licensure must complete English 101 grade of C- or better). Students seeking a teaching license must complete English 101 with aa gradeof C or better. with grade of C or better. COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS Students satisfy the computational skill requirement with completion of an introducStudents satisfy the computational requirement with completion of an introductory course in algebra or a survey of tory course in algebra or a survey of mathematics course (either Math 111 for 44 credits course (either Math 111 for credits or Math 102 for credits) with a grade or Math 102 for 33credits) with a grade of C- or better. Students seeking teacher licenbetter. Students seeking a teaching sure must complete Math 111 or Math 102 with a grade of of C or better. license must complete Math 111 or Math 102 with a gradeC or better. INFORMATION LITERACY INFORMATION LITERACY The information literacy requirement The information literacy requirement introduces students to the general organization students to the general organization of information sources in the Library. Information can be obtained from the library or of information sources in the Library. Information can be obtained from the library or their website. their website. FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT Completing two semesters of one foreign language satisfies this requirement. The Completing two semesters of one foreign language satisfies this requirement. The requirement is waved for students who completed two years of one foreign language requirement is waived for students who completed two years of one foreign language at secondary school with an average grade of C or better during the second year. at aa secondaryschool with an average grade of C or better during the second year ETHNIC DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT ETHNIC DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT The purpose of this requirement is to familiarize students with differences among The purpose of this requirement is to familiarize students with differences among diverse ethnic groups. Students can fulfill this requirement by taking a course with the diverse ethnic groups. Students can fulfill this requirement by taking a course with the DV designation beside it. DV designation beside it. Jump Start Your College Experience Jump Start Your College Experience 2010�2011 P . 13 P . 13 2012�2013 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS P . 14 Course SKILLS REQUIREMENT 1. Writing Skills ENGL 101 Required within first 60 credits Semester _________ Credits _________ Grade _________ _________ 2. Computational Skills Math 111 or Math 0102 Required within first 60 credits _________ _________ _________ _________ 3. Reading Skills Requirement 2012�2013 (Placement determined by ACT or placement scores) 4. Information Literacy Required within first 2 semesters _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ online test Required within first 60 credits FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT (2 semesters of the same foreign language if not met through high school) _________ ETHNIC DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ Jump Start Your College Experience GENERAL EDUCATION/DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS 1. Humanities and the Arts (12 credit min.) ________ A minimum of 12 credits required from at least three different departments/programs ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ 2. Social/Behavioral Science (12 credit min.)________ A minimum of 12 credits required from at least three different departments/programs ________ ________ ________ 3. Natural Science (12 credit min.) A minimum of 12 credits required from at least three different departments/programs ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ 3 Credits (must pass with C or better within first two semesters) Math #015 - Elementary Algebra 4 credits (must pass with a C or better) C or better) ACSK A090 - Composition Preparation 3 credits (must pass with ACSK Sequence ACSK #010 - Essential Math Skills 3 credits (must pass with C or better) ENGL 0100 - Fundamentals of English (must pass with C or better) ACSK #090 - Composition Preparation 3 credits (must pass with C or better) MATH 0102 - Survey of Mathematics 3 credits (must pass withC or better) ENGL 100 Fundamentals of credits (must pass with C� or better) ACSK #015 --Elementary Algebra 4English(must pass with a C or better) ENGL OR 0101 - Composition and Reading 3 credits (must pass with C� or better) ENGL 0100 - Fundamentals of English (must pass with C or better) MATH 0111 - College Algebra I 4 credits (must pass with C� or better) MATH 0102 - Survey of Mathematics 3 credits (must pass with pass with C� or better) Math Sequence ENGL 101 - Composition and Reading 3 credits (must C� or better) ACSK #010 - Essential Math Skills 3 credits (must pass with C or better) ENGL OR 0101 - Composition and Reading 3 credits (must pass with C� or better) Math Sequence MATH 0111 - College Algebra I 4 credits (must pass with C� or better) Math #015 - Elementary Algebra Skills 3 credits (must passor better) better) ACSK A010 - Essential Math 4 credits (must pass with a C with C or ACSK Sequence ACSK #010 - Essential Math Skills 3 credits (must pass with C or better) MATH 0102 - Survey of Mathematics 3 credits (must pass with C� or better) ACSK A015 - Elementary Algebra 4 (must pass with a C with a C ACSK #015 - Elementary Algebra 4 credits credits (must passor better) or better) OR MATH 0111 - College Algebra I 4 credits (must pass with C� or better) MATH 0102 - - Survey Mathematics 3 credits (must pass with C� or better)or better) MATH 102 Survey of of Mathematics 3 credits (must pass with C� OR OR MATH 0111 - College Algebra I 4 credits (must pass with C� or better) MATH 111 - College Algebra I 4 credits (must pass with C� or better) Jump Start Your College Experience English/Reading Sequence The results - College Reading and intoyouStrategies a schedule of classes that matches ACSK #083 of these tests will enable Courses Purpose of Placement Learning to design your individual abilities or better within first Purpose of pass with C-- a schedule that two semesters) 3One of(mustPlacement into Courses should do challenging enough for UW-Parkside is take Credits the most important things you will be before you enroll at you to learnof the most easy or so difficultyou will do before youand fail. UW-Parkside is One but not so important things that you lose interest enroll at the ACT, SAT, or the Wisconsin Placement are used by you and your advisor by take the ACT or Placement Tests. Your test resultsTest. Your test results are usedto you and your advisor to determine English/Reading Sequence the most appropriate starting point in courses. determine the most appropriate starting point in English, math and reading English, math and reading pass or You do not but Strategies ACSK #083 - Composition Preparation 3 credits into pass with C of courses You do not - Collegefail these tests,passplace(musta sequenceSAT, ACT, best suited to ACSK #090courses. Reading and Learningor fail these tests, or better) or Wisconsin Placement Purpose place into C or better within first to completion to your requirements 3Test, butof Placement into Courses two semesters) of universityacademic skill level and Credits (must pass with a sequence of courses best suited your academic skill level and which will lead One of theand Math. completion of university requirementsUW-Parksideand Math. in English most important things you will do before you enroll at in English is which will lead to take the ACT or Placement Tests. Your test results are used by you and your advisor to determine thethese tests will enable you to design a schedule ofand reading courses. point in The results of most appropriate startingpass with English, math classes that matches C or better) ENGL 0100 - Fundamentals of English (must The #090 pass these Preparation 3 credits into pass with C schedule You do not - Compositiontests will but that should be challenging enough for you tothat matches ACSK results of or fail these tests, enable you to design aof courses of classes your individual abilities -- a schedule place(musta sequenceor better) best suited to yourbut not so easy or so difficult that you to completionbe university requirements for you to individual level and which will lead that should of challenging enough your academic skillabilities -- a schedulelose interest and fail. learn learn but not so easy or so difficult that you lose interest and fail. in English and Math. English/Reading SequenceReading 3 credits (must pass with C� or better) ENGL 0101 - Composition and The results - College Reading and Learning Strategies Ca schedule of classes that matches ENGL 0100 Fundamentals of enable you to design ACSK #083 of these tests willEnglish (must pass with or better) English/Reading Sequence your individual abilities or better withinthat should be challenging enough for you to 3ACSK A083 pass with C-- a scheduleLearning semesters) Credits (must - College Reading and first two Strategies learn but not so easy or so difficult that you lose interest and fail. Math Sequence pass with C or better within first two semesters) 3 Credits (must ACSK #010 - Essential Math Skills 3 credits (must pass with C or better) English/Reading SequenceReading 3 credits (must pass with C� or better) ENGL 0101 - Composition and ACSK #083 - College Reading and Learning Strategies pass with C or better) #090 Composition Preparation 3 credits (must PLACEMENT REVEALED 2012�2013 P . 15 PLACEMENT REVEALED PLACEMENT REVEALED Jump Start Your College Experience 2010�2011 P . 15 Jump Start Your College Experience 2010�2011 Experience Jump Start Your College Experience 2010�201 Jump Start Your College P . 15 You do not pass or fail these tests, but place into a sequence of courses best suited to Purpose of Placement into Courses to completion of university requirements your academic skill level and which will lead One of theand Math. in English most important things you will do before you enroll at UW-Parkside is take the ACT or Placement Tests. Your test results are used by you and your advisor to determine thethese tests will enable you to design a schedule ofand reading courses. The results of most appropriate starting point in English, math classes that matches You do not passabilities -- a schedule that should be challenging enough for you to your individual or fail these tests, but place into a sequence of courses best suited to your academic skill levelso difficult that you lose interest and fail. learn but not so easy or and which will lead to completion of university requirements in English and Math. TYPICAL FRESHMAN SCHEDULE P . 16 At ROAR, Ranger Orientation, Advising, and Registration, Academic Advisors will assist you in choosing courses that areappropriate for the area you would like to pursue as well as courses that are appropriate based on your test scores. As a full-time freshman, you should schedule between 12-18 credits. When creating a class schedule, it's important to take into account outside activities such as: school organizations, work, family responsibilities, and commuting to and from campus. 1.) Math (depending on placement) 2.) English (depending on placement) 3.) Reading (depending on placement) 2.) Foreign Language (if needed) 4.) General education course (green sheet) 5.) Any course that interests you Of course, every schedule depends on the individual student. If you aren't sure if you will like a course, check out the Bookstore. See what books are required reading for the course. Chances are if the books look interesting to you, you will enjoy the course. Jump Start Your College Experience 2012�2013 Things you may or may not know... � The academic school year consists of a fall and spring semester. Each semester lasts 14 weeks. You can also take courses during a summer session and/or winterim session (which is between the fall and spring semester.) � The courses you select will last one semester (14 weeks). Toward the end of the fall semester, you will choose new courses with your advisor for the spring semester. � Classes during the semester are usually Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/ Thursday. The Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes last for 53 minutes versus the Tuesday/Thursday classes which are 82 minutes in length. � If you begin a class and feel it is not a good fit for you, you may be able to drop it � check your schedule book or the Academic Advising and Career Center website for drop deadlines and other important dates. If you are unsure what to do, call your academic advisor to talk things over. � Notification of your registration date and time will be posted in Solar each semester. You must meet with your assigned academic advisor before you are allowed to register. Schedule your appointment early to avoid the rush. COURSE EXPECTATIONS Many new freshmen wonder if they will be able to "make it" in college courses. You may have heard from teachers, parents, and counselors that college level work is quite different from high school. College will differ from high school but only because it's now your responsibility to learn. Your course-work in college is more demanding but you will also find it more interesting. It may take some time and some adjustments to your study skills, but you can make a successful transition into college. Here are some tips on how to succeed in college: ATTENDANCE ATTEND CLASS!!! Lectures, class discussions, presentations and class activities elaborate on the as-signed material and help with understanding. That is why attendance at every class is important. If you miss a class, get the handouts, class notes, and assignments from the missed class and be prepared for the next class. CLASS PREPARATION Typically, you should prepare to spend a minimum of two (2) hours outside of class for every one (1) hour you spend in class. Class assignments, readings and written reports should be completed prior to the class meeting, not in class. ASSIGNMENTS Read the syllabus carefully, so you know when assignments are due. Know, also, whether they are to be typed. Correct spelling, grammar and punctuation are expected on all assignments, whether specifically pointed out by the instructor or not. TESTS AND QUIZZES Know when each test and quiz is scheduled. Ask your instructor for the policy on missed test and/or quizzes. You can't assume that missed tests/quizzes can be made up. Missing a test/quiz due to serious illness, emergency or other serious situations should be explained to the instructor as soon as possible. ACADEMIC HONESTY Plagiarism is presenting someone else's creation--words, charts, graphics, calculations, or ideas--as your own without referring to the original author. The UW-Parkside Misconduct Policy states that "Academic misconduct is an act in which a student seeks to claim credit for the work or efforts of another without authorization or citation." University of Wisconsin Parkside Misconduct Policy #28 ADVISING Every student at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is required to meet with an academic advisor each semester before registering. A hold is placed on your registration until you meet with your advisor. Sign up early to meet with your advisor so you can get the schedule of classes that you want! Jump Start Your College Experience 2012�2013 P . 17 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW P . 18 2012�2013 USE CAMPUS RESOURCES Pick up a student calendar at the beginning of the semester. This book has the phone numbers of most campus resources like the Academic Advising and Career Center, Library, Parkside Academic Resource Center, the Ranger Writing Center, and Student Health and Counseling just to name a few. GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS Visit the Student Activities Office, SCTR L104, to find out what activities you can get involved with while on campus. ASK FOR HELP Don't be afraid to ask for help. If you are having difficulty in a course, talk with your instructor. They want to know if you aren't understanding the material or if there is something else going on in your life that is interfering with class. Also, talk with your advisor if you aren't sure where to go for help. Your advisor can help you determine your next step. WATCH YOUR GRADE POINT AVERAGE Many majors require a certain Grade Point Average (GPA) before you can declare. Be certain you start off with a strong GPA your first few semesters. It can really make a difference by providing a firm foundation. If your semester GPA falls below a 2.0 and above a 1.5, you will find yourself on probation. Two semesters below 2.0 can lead to suspension for an academic year and a need to appeal to the Academic Actions Committee for readmission. Readmission is not a given. To regain good standing, you would need an accumulated GPA of at least 2.0. WATCH DEADLINES There are many deadlines to watch for during the semester. Keep your schedule book! In the front of it you will find all the deadlines for important things like the last day to add/drop a class, last day to withdraw from all classes, and the last day to apply for graduation just to name a few. Also, pay attention to Financial Aid, Cashier, and Scholarship deadlines which you can find by calling or stopping by those offices. If you miss a deadline, there might be other options. Visit the Academic Advising and Career Center or your advisor for information. SEE YOUR ADVISOR Your advisor can help you with course selection for the upcoming semester, talk with you about majors and/or graduate school, and help you declare your major. If you are having trouble in classes, adjusting to life as a college student, or just aren't sure where to go for help, visit your advisor. Jump Start Your College Experience Jump Start Your College Experience 2010�2011 P . 20 .03 MORE THINGS YOU NEED KNOW MORE THINGS YOU NEED TOTO KNOW HOW TO STUDY Read text (use numbers from scale) before class Go to class Take notes Ask questions of the instructor Review and edit notes same day as lecture Ask yourself questions about lecture and text Outline major topics Do homework Review and Integrate Jump Start Your College Experience 2012�2013 P . 19 ADVISING & REGISTRATION INFORMATION P . 20 The Academic Advising and Career Center, University of Wisconsin-Parkside Wyllie D175 � Office Hours: By appointment 262-595-2040 Monday and Thursday during the academic year: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Your Advisor: _____________________________________________ (name) _____________________________________________ (office location) 2012�2013 _____________________________________________ (office hours) _____________________________________________ (phone number) _____________________________________________ (email address) _____ Current University Catalog _____ Current Course Schedule (also online) _____ Gen Ed / Green Sheet Jump Start Your College Experience _____ "Jump Start" booklet _____ Course planning worksheet(s) _____ Folder or portable storage _____ SOLAR account activated _____ Ranger email account activated _____ Updated DARS ("degree audit reporting system" ) Other Recommended Resources: Parkside Academic Resource Center Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Student Support Services Registrar & Student Records Academic Departments Library Disability Services Student Health & Counseling Center University Activities & Organizations Financial Aid & Cashiers Computer & Other Labs Help Desk Your success at the University depends on your intelligence, your commitment, your study skills, and your ability to learn how the University works. Creating a productive advising relationship is an important means of achieving your goals. Mission and Values of the Academic Advising and Career Center The mission of the Advising and Career Center is to promote learning and intellectual development in students by facilitating their ability to interact with and benefit from the academic curriculum. This ability will lead to meaningful educational, career, and life plans that are compatible with their interests and abilities. (from the UW-P website, Keyword: Advising and Career) ADVISING EXPECTATIONS The mission of the Academic Advising and Career Center is to teach students how to navigate their college life and take ownership of their direction prior to and after graduation. � Advisors treat all students with respect. � Advisors encourage all students to realize their full potential. � Advisors respect, challenge, and support students. � Advisors educate in a partnership that is developmental, on-going, and directed toward student-centered goals. � Advisors provide accurate information � Advisors offer effective referrals within the University community. � Advisors address the value of a liberal arts University education and promote the full intellectual development of students. � Advisors promote shared responsibility with students. Advising is educational and collaborative. The advisor and student work together as partners to develop a successful advisor/advisee relationship. Both the advisor and student have clear responsibilities in developing and sustaining this partnership. Student Responsibilities 1. Respect your own time and your advisor's time by making and keeping appointments as needed: before registration times, when you are in academic trouble, and when you need to look at your path and direction (at least twice a semester). 2. Take an active role in the advising process by coming to advising meetings prepared to discuss your goals and educational plans. 3. Become knowledgeable about Parkside policies and procedures, by studying the catalog, website, course schedule, and student handbook. 4. Review your DARS regularly and track your progress towards your graduation requirements. 5. Check your SOLAR and RangerMail accounts regularly (at least once per day) for important updates and information. 6. Ask questions whenever you are unsure about a policy or procedure or when you have other specific concerns. 7. Follow up if you are referred to other resources and be willing to consider advice from other, reliable resources. 8. Take responsibility for making your own informed decisions. Jump Start Your College Experience 2012�2013 P . 21 Advisor Responsibilities 1. Respect your time by being prompt and efficient with your scheduled appointment, to cancel only under the most serious of circumstances, and to make reasonable accommodations for appointment opportunities (be accessible through phone, email, or in person). 2. Guide your understanding of the purpose of college and how it affects your life and your personal goals. 3. Understand and explain UW-Parkside's graduation requirements, general education requirements, and University policies and procedures. ADVISING EXPECTATIONS cont'd P . 22 2012�2013 4. Encourage, challenge, and support you as you develop clear and realistic educational plans that fit your goals. 5. Maintain confidentiality about your academic and personal matters. 6. Listen to your concerns and respect your values and choices. 7. Seek out--or refer you to--other resources when unsure about policies, procedures, or other academic is-sues important to you. 8. Help you recognize the importance of taking responsibility for your own learning and college career. Jump Start Your College Experience HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR GPA (Grade Point Average) Your GPA is an average of the grades you have earned. Follow these steps to figure out your GPA for one semester. Course ENGL 101 MATH 111 POLS # of Credits 3 4 3 Multiplied by X X X Course Grade (use numbers from scale) Equals = = = Quality Points 12 8 9 A (4.00) C (2.00) B (3.00) Total Credits = 10 A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D DF Total Grade Points = 29 = = = = = = = = = = = = 4.00 pts 3.67 pts 3.33 pts 3.00 pts 2.67 pts 2.33 pts 2.00 pts 1.67 pts 1.33 pts 1.00 pts 0.67 pts 0.00 pts The GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of Grade Points earned by the total number of credits attempted. Total Quality Points 29 / Total Credits 10 = 2.90 semester GPA ADVISING TIMELINE By the end of ROAR Be introduced to the primary values of a University education and the learning available through advising. Register for classes. Begin reading the Ranger Read book. Print out your course schedule. Check your Ranger email & SOLAR accounts. Sign up for RangerTrak (Visit The Academic Advising and Career Center to get registered). Set up your advising/registration folder. Make follow up calls/emails for any remaining questions. Finish the Ranger Read book. Study the catalog for learning opportunities and career possibilities, contact the Academic Advising and Career Center staff. Purchase books and materials for registered classes. See your advisor to assess your new courses and study strategies. Learn your instructors' names and study your course syllabi. Explore student organizations. Establish an effective study/work schedule. Set up tutoring times. Get in the habit of checking your SOLAR, Ranger email, and RangerTrak accounts regularly (at least once a week). See your advisor if you are having academic difficulties; Friday of the eighth week is usually the last date to drop a class. Check RangerTrak for employment opportunities. Make an appointment with your advisor to plan your registration for next semester. Need a job??? Check RangerTrak. Get involved with internships or volunteering. "Enrollment appointment times" for next semester are assigned; be ready to register! Double check your schedule for this semester on your SOLAR account; no changes in your schedule can be made after the last day of class meetings. Develop a plan--and use it--for effective use of your study time. Immediately after your ROAR Prior to Ranger Welcome Before the 8th week of the semester During the 9th-11th weeks of the semester During the 12th and 13th weeks of semester Prior to the last week of the semester Before and during finals week Jump Start Your College Experience During the first weeks of the new semester 2012�2013 P . 23 ADVISING TIMELINE cont'd P . 24 During your second semester Know and use the above effectively every semester. Seek advice from multiple, reliable resources. Find out about add/drop dates early. Refer to the catalog and course schedule for course major information and for University policies and procedures Complete your skills requirements (math, reading & writing, foreign language). Make progress toward general education requirements. Explore possible majors/minors/certificates through courses, Career Center resources, and conversations with faculty/staff. Develop professional and educational relationships with your faculty. Declare your major through the "plan declaration" form of 60 credits(available in the Academic Advising and Career Center and online at our website) Contact the Academic Advising & Career Center for resume assistance and job search strategies. Develop student activity, volunteer, paid, or internship opportunities in your major and minor interest areas. During your second year 2012�2013 Upon completion Jump Start Your College Experience Between 60 & 90 credits After completing 84 credits Apply for graduation, be aware of deadline dates! After graduation Commit to aiding other students in their education! Graduating students complete Grad Survey. FOUR YEAR CAREER PLAN First Year � ASSESS and EXPLORE Meet with your Academic Advisor about your goals and aspirations, and how what you are doing now can help you reach them. Talk to family and community members about how they chose their majors and/ or careers. Sign up for ACSK 092 Career Exploration and Planning� an interactive course designed to help students gain personal insight into interests, skills, values and explore concentration possibilities (offered in spring semester). Identify interests, skills & values by: � Completing assessments available in the Advising and Career Center. � Establishing key relationships with faculty, your advisor, and career staff who can help you. Research majors and related careers by: � Attending workshops offered by the Advising and Career Center. Check their website for dates and information. www.uwp.edu, keyword: advising and career � Stopping by the Advising and Career Center office, Wyllie D175, which features our library with over 300 selections on career topics. � Completing assessments available in the Advising and Career Center. � Discussions with faculty and staff regarding areas of academic and career interest. � Developing personally & professionally by joining student organizations. Start by attending the Student Organization Fair during the second week of the semester. Retain syllabi, papers, presentation outlines, and job descriptions to make a portfolio. Use these documents to put together a resume. Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor or attend our resume workshops to learn how. Second Year � DECIDE Meet with a Career Counselor or attend one of our workshops on topics ranging from major selection options, resume building, networking, job search, and many more. Take courses in subjects of interest and/or within your chosen major(s) and/or minor(s). Build experience by job shadowing and/or conducting informational interviews with local businesses, organizations, and alumni mentors. This will provide you with the opportunity to ask questions about a specific field, see firsthand what the job entails, and reflect on the experience. � Meet with a Career Counselor who can connect you with additional alumni or community members. Jump Start Your College Experience 2012�2013 P . 25 FOUR YEAR CAREER PLAN cont'd P . 26 Gain experience through student organizations, volunteerism, part-time jobs, or internships. � Search RangerTrak for full time, part-time, seasonal, internship or volunteer opportunities. � Meet with a Career Counselor who can assist you in finding an opportunity that matches your goals. Investigate study abroad options. Contact The Center for International Studies in Tallent Hall, 180. 2012�2013 Continue First Year Activities. Third Year � FOCUS Meet with a Career Counselor and/or attend one of our workshops on topics ranging from resume and cover letter critique to internship searching and interviewing skills. Gain experience through internships. � Search for internships via RangerTrak Acquire career skills through campus organizations. Study abroad Research graduate & professional schools. � Stop by the Advising and Career Center which features our library with over 300 selections on career topics including resources for graduate/professional programs and the application process. � Attend the Graduate School Series which offers information on writing a personal statement, graduate school applications, ways to pay for graduate school, as well as a graduate school fair. Check the Advising and Career Center website for details. The Graduate School Series if offered each fall. � Meet individually with a Career Counselor to search programs, discuss the application process and write a personal statement. Fourth Year � SEEK Meet with a Career Counselor to finalize your resume and cover letter, discuss job search strategies or graduate school, schedule a mock interview and prepare/ practice your networking introduction (30 second commercial/elevator pitch). Acquire career skills through campus organizations. Network, network, network! Jump Start Your College Experience THE STUDENT HEALTH & COUNSELING CENTER The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Student Health and Counseling Center is to provide high quality care for the physical, emotional, and mental health care needs of students. This is accomplished by providing comprehensive intervention and preventive health education that influences positive life style choices. The staff works, collaborating with the university and surrounding community, to promote holistic wellness, and believes that reinforced education and knowledge of preventive practices contributes to the achievement of academic and personal success. The staff includes nurse practitioners, a registered nurse, counselors, certified alcohol and other drug counselors, a colaborating physician and a consulting psychiatritrist. Objectives � Provide high quality care for the physical, emotional, and mental health needs of students. � Provide comprehensive and safe intervention to students with identified needs. � Deliver preventive health education programs activities that will influence positive life style choices and support retention efforts. � Foster collaborative work with the university and surrounding community. Eligibility & Cost Our services are confidential and any enrolled UW-P student is eligible to make an appointment. There is no charge to students for a counseling sessions, however, appointments are required. We have a short term counseling model and students may need to be referred to off campus providers depending on the level of care they need. We have walk in visits available Monday thru Friday and will make every attempt tosee students who are ill the same day. There is no charge for basic health care visits but minimal fees are charged for immunizations, physical exams, lab tests, medication and supplies.Appointments are required for some health care visits. Please call our office to determine availability of the providers. Location East of Tallent Hall (see campus map). Walk, take the UW-P shuttle bus, or your own car (parking is convenient!). Tel: (262) 595-2366 Fax: (262) 595-2138 Jump Start Your College Experience 2012�2013 P . 27 PARKSIDE RANGER TERMS P . 28 ACSK Courses in the Academic Skills Program provide supportive services to students' development in the areas of writing, reading, mathematics and/or study skills and are part of a sequence designed to help students satisfy the university's competence requirements. Declining balance debit account automatically assigned to Ranger Card that is used to pay for on-campus purchases including computer lab printing, photocopying, laundry and dining. Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, formerly Communication Arts building Biennial (every two years) publication of UW-Parkside information, programs and policies including degree, major, minor and certificate requirements and course descriptions. Publication of registration policies and courses offered each semester. Updated information is maintained in SOLAR. Desire2Learn Online course management system used by some instructors to provide course materials and assignments. Degree Audit Report System Report of all courses a student has taken and progress towards degree, major and minor requirements. Declining balance account assigned to Ranger Card with purchase of a Dining Plan that pre-deposits funds for use at any on-campus dining location. Designation for courses fulfilling the Ethnic Diversity graduation requirement. Free Application for Federal Student Aid Application required for students to be eligible for federal student aid. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Federal legislation governing and protecting students' rights regarding their individual educational records. The General Education program provides a liberal arts education establishing knowledge and fundamental skills through completion of the distribution requirements. Green 11" x 17" document used to state and explain General Education distribution requirements (Including approved courses) and graduation requirements. Greenquist Hall Molinaro Hall Campus Cash 2012�2013 CART Course Catalog Course Schedule D2L Jump Start Your College Experience DARS Dining Dollars DV FAFSA FERPA Gen Ed Green Sheet GRNQ MOLN PD RANG Ranger Alert Ranger Card Ranger Host Ranger Link Ranger email Ranger News Ranger One Account RangerTrak (RT) UW-Parkside Police Department Ranger Hall UW-Parkside emergency alert system delivering messages to e-mail addresses and cell phones (must sign up) Student ID card Student leaders for ROAR and Ranger Welcome. Externship/job shadowing experience program offered by the Advising and Career Center. UW-Parkside e-mail system for students, faculty and staff, serves as official form of communication with students. UW-Parkside's student newspaper FDIC-insured checking account (through Higher One) assigned to Ranger Card with acceptance of the account. Online listing of jobs, internships and volunteer positions. Ranger Welcome Fall and spring orientation programs for all incoming students to get ready for the start of the semester and their time at UWParkside. Fall 2012: Monday & Tuesday, September 3rd & 4th. Resident Advisors Student leaders in on-campus housing who provide support, (RA) information and assistance to residents. ROAR Ranger Orientation Advising & Registration. Spring/summer orientation program for new first-year students during which they learn about campus, transitioning to college, degree requirements and register for courses. Sports and Activity Center Student Center Student Health and Counseling Center Student On Line Access to Ranger System Online record system where students can register for classes, review financial aid awards, purchase parking permits, and perform other day-to-day tasks. Student Transfer Assessment Report Talent Hall Lower level of Student Center Transfer Information System Student Center Need-based form of financial aid allowing students working on or off campus to be paid from a mix of federal and institutional funds. Wyllie Hall SAC SCTR SHCC SOLAR STAR TALL The Den TIS UNION Work-Study WYLL Jump Start Your College Experience 2012�2013 P . 29 COMMUTER STUDENT TIPS P . 30 Academic Support The mission of Tutoring Services is to provide easily assessable academic support that promotes scholarly competency and success. Appointments recommended. The Ranger Writing Center Wyllie 107 262-595-2044 Parkside Academic Resource Center Wyllie D180 262-595-2044 firstname.lastname@example.org 2012�2013 Student Health and Counseling Center Health & Counseling Services are available to all registered students including commuters. It is located east of Tallent Hall in a separate building. Appointments are required for all counseling visits. You can schedule a health care visit with one of the nurse practitioners. Walk-in appointments are available Monday thru Friday. We will make every attempt to see students who are ill, the same day. Please call (262)595-2366 to set up an appointment or check availability. Employment Register for RangerTrak at http://www.uwp.edu/employment to learn how to apply for campus employment for students. There is also student employment within Residence Life, Student Activities, and the Parkside Student Center. Information about these jobs are on the same web page. Bookstore The Parkside Bookstore is located in the entrance of the Student Center off of the Atrium. They are open to students and the genralk public for text books and college gear. Store hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 am until 6 pm, Friday 8:30 am -4 pm and closed Satruday and WSunday. At the beginning of each semester they have extended hours. The book store website can be found at www.uwp.edy, key word "bookstore". Library The Parkside Library is located in Wyllie Hall. The entrance is off of Upper Main Place on the L1 level. There are three floors in the library where students can study and use resources and study rooms. The hours are Monday - Thursday 7:45 am - 10:30 pm, Friday 7:45 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Sunday 2:00pm - 10:30 pm. Credit Union Educators Credit Union is located in the Student Center next to the bookstore in Suite D108. Hours of operations are Monday, Wednesday and Friday -- 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and Tuesday and Thursday -- 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Services include ATM, After Hours Depository, Notary & Signature Guarantor Services, Coin Counting, Debit Card Re-PIN & Emergency Card, Instant Issue Debit Card Replacement, Mortgage & Investment Services by Appointment. Jump Start Your College Experience Dining Services Dining Dollars is a specialized account attached to your Ranger Card that contains your meal plan funds, which can be used at any of the on-campus dining locations. You will realize the greatest value from your plan by eating in the Brickstone Grill and Eatery because you receive a 50% discount from regular prices at this location. Apply for one of 3 plans ranging in cost from $150 - $350. Apply at www.uwp.edu/ dining . To pay for a meal, you simply hand your Ranger Card to the cashier, who will verify the picture. Tell the cashier that you are paying for the meal with your `dining dollars'. The cashier will swipe the Ranger Card through a card reader and the dollar amount will automatically be deducted from the balance. If at any time you would like to check the balance of your plan, you can have a cashier check your balance or stop by the Campus Concierge or Cashier's Office (proper identification is required) or visit the Online Card Office. If you bring your lunch with you there are 3 microwaves available for you to use. Locations are in the Brickstone behind the pizza area where you turn in dishes, in the dining area outside of Wylie Market and in the vending machine area in Molinaro Hall on the D level. Technical support Any student with email or campus account problems can get help at Technical Support located in Wyllie D150. Other personal computer problems are not handled by any official campus department. Parking: We have a special discount parking permit on sale for Commuter Students only. The permit is $95.00 for a full year and is valid only in the Tallent Hall parking lot. The Tallent lot is located east of Wood Road. This lot is a short 8 minute walk from the main complex, an even shorter ride borrowing one of our green bikes located around campus, or you can ride on our brand new shuttle bus that arrives every 10 minutes and will drop you off right outside the main complex. Purchase your reduced parking permit at the UW Parkside Police Department located on the East side of Tallent Hall and pay by cash, check, credit card, or post to your student account. You may also purchase a discount permit on campus at our convenient sales table outside the bookstore in the Student Center. This table will be staffed during the first week of class and the only method of payment accepted at this location will be posting to your student account. Limited quantities of this amazing deal are available so act fast! They will be sold on a first come basis at the Police Department in Tallent Hall.. Jump Start Your College Experience 2012�2013 P . 31 ACADEMIC & OTHER SERVICES WYLL - Wyllie Hall SAC - Sports & Activities Center CCC - Child Care Center MOLN - Molinaro Hall GRNQ - Greenquist Hall Academic Advising & Career Center Admissions & New Student Services Athletics, Athletics Office Bookstore Campus Consierge Campus Events Hotline Campus General Campus Police--Non-Emergency Campus Police--Emergency Cashier's Office Child Care Center Disability Services First Year Experience Health Insurance Honors Program Learning Assistance Library- Hours Library- Reference Lost & Found Multicultural Student Affairs Ranger Card Registrar's Office Residence Life Scholarships and Financial Aid Office Student Activities Office Student Health & Counseling Center Parkside Academic Resource Center Volunteer Program Women's Center Ranger Writing Center SCTR - Student Center TLNT - Tallent Hall SHCC - Student Health & Counseling Center RANG - Ranger Hall CART - Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities WYLL D175 SCTR D105 SAC SCTR D102 SCTR D110 595-2040 595-2355 595-2245 595-2301 595-2307 595-2408 595-2345 595-2455 595-2911 595-2258 595-2227 595-2372 595-2721 595-2366 595-2430 595-2370 595-2649 595-2360 595-2345 595-2731 595-2307 595-2284 595-2320 595-2574 595-2278 595-2366 595-2044 595-2011 595-2170 595-2370 TLNT 188 TLNT 188 WYLL D193 CCC WYLL D175 SCTR D105 SHCC MOLN 367 WYLL 107 WYLL 150 WYLL 150 SCTR D110 WYLL D182 SCTR D111 WYLL D187 RANG 36 WYLL 3309 SCTR L104 SHCC WYLL D180 WYLL D175 WYLL CONCOURSE WYLL 107