First Year Guide
All the information you'll need to get started at Waynesburg University.
FIRST YEAR GUIDE 2012-2013 t bLe a Getting Started at Waynesburg University ...............3 University Portal - myConnect Fall Previews Days New Student Orientation oF Contents Auxiliary Support........................27 Parking Bookstore Mail Services ID Cards ATM & Banking Transportation Letter From the President Dear Student: Welcome to Waynesburg University! It is my belief that in a few short weeks, you will begin to experience first-hand the resources, the programs, and most of all, the people that historically have made Waynesburg University such a special place. You also will have the opportunity to join together with others in contributing to this ongoing legacy. As you anticipate this transition to Waynesburg University, I would ask that you prepare yourself for this opportunity. In this mailing, you will find the necessary information and forms that will make your entrance into the University a smooth transition. Yet, even more than the preparation of submitting the necessary information or providing the required forms, I ask you to consider your own preparation to become part of this community. As a Christian educational institution, we take seriously our charge to provide the means and inspiration by which you may pursue lives of leadership and purpose. At times, this will mean that you will be expected to reflect upon issues and views of life you had not considered. You will even be challenged to both think and do, not only for yourself, but for your neighborhoods and for the world. Ultimately, I ask you to begin now the process of making the connections that matter. Prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pursue an education that brings together faith, learning and serving. In that way, you will experience education with a purpose � education for a purpose. We look forward to your arrival on our campus and becoming part of our distinctive Christian learning community. Sincerely, Academic Overview .....................6 Liberal Arts/General Education Fiat Lux -- First Year Seminar Service-Learning Biblical Studies Mentoring International Opportunities Education That Makes a Difference General Education Goals Student Behavior ........................28 Code of Conduct Class Attendance Educational Records Informational Technology ..........30 myConnect E-mail Computer Labs Residence Halls Academic Programs ..................10 A Life of Learning The University Catalog Course Requirements Choosing a Major Undergraduate Academic Programs Scheduling Advising Transfer Students Financial Services ......................31 Financial Aid Costs Tuition & Fees Payment Plan For Parents..................................33 Letting Go Things Your Student May Tell You Communication & Expectations Contact with the University Homecoming & Family Day Grades Transportation Birthday or Special Occasion Cake Finals Week Care Packages Campus Life & Services.............16 Residence Halls What to Bring Campus Dining Commuter Information Eberly Library Student Activities ......................21 Student Organizations Intercollegiate Athletics Intramurals & Recreational Opportunities Lecture Series, Performing Arts & Fine Arts Center for Service Leadership Mission Service Experiences Contact Information ...................37 Personal Support........................25 Educational Enrichment Services Career Services Counseling Services Health Services Timothy R. Thyreen President First Year Guide First Year Guide Getting Started at Waynesburg University! As you begin the process of entering Waynesburg University, exciting opportunities await you. In order to "hit the ground running" on the first day of classes, some preparation is necessary. This will require some organization and planning on your part. At the same time, Waynesburg University has anticipated these needs. We have put together a number of programs that will enable you to make this transition into Waynesburg University and our community life. First Year Guide First Year Guide Fall Preview Days During the summer, we will host four Fall Preview days in order to meet with you in person to prepare for the fall semester. You will need to choose only one of the days listed below by completing the Fall Preview registration section on the Personal Information Sheet in this packet. (Complete and submit the Personal Information Sheet along with the other scheduling sheets on blue paper). We have designed Fall Previews as a one-day program in which you will have the opportunity to: �Meetwithfacultyandstaff �Hearfromotherstudents �Reviewyourclassschedule �Completeyourmathplacementtesting University Portal You might have a number of questions about Waynesburg University and what to expect. While there will be opportunities to meet with staff members in person during various preview and orientation events, a more immediate source of information and interaction is available through our University portal. On the web at: http://myconnect.waynesburg.edu Using the myConnect portal is simple. Just go to the above address. You will be prompted for a username and password. Your username is the first three letters of your last name followed by the last four numbers of your identification number (included in this mailing). Your default password is established as the first three letters of your first name followed by your home five-digit zip code. After your initial log-in, you should change your password to something unique, but not based on personal information that can be easily guessed. To change your password, click on the Help Tab in myConnect. To prevent identity theft, students should always keep their passwords private. For example: John Smith Student id: 000012345 zip: 15370 User name: smi2345 Password: joh15370 Parents who attend one of the Fall Preview Dates with their student will be able to: � eettheStudentServicesstaffandlearnaboutcampusresources M for their student �Meetotherparents � eviewyourstudent'sclassscheduleandlearnhowitis R put together �Discussfinancialmatters � btainadviceonassistinginthestudent'stransitionandin O letting go �ReceiveaParentResourceManual Fall Preview Dates �Monday,June18: �Saturday,June23: �Saturday,July14: �Monday,July16: 8:30a.m.�4p.m. 8:30a.m.�4p.m. 8:30a.m.�4p.m. 8:30a.m.�4p.m. 3 First Year Guide -- 2012/13 4 First Year Guide First Year Guide New Student Orientation New Student Orientation will mark your official entrance into Waynesburg University(AtaspecialMatriculationConvocation,wewillformallywelcome you into our university learning community.). You will be able to move into your residencehall,purchasebooksandtakecareofbusiness.Mostofall,youwill begin to develop new relationships with faculty, staff and other students who will become a critical part of your life and learning for the next four years. aCademiC overview Faith, Learning, Serving... Do they go together? How are they connected? At Waynesburg University, every student has the opportunity to make these connections that matter! Students make the connections between the heart, the mind and the hands. Offering a distinctive Christian education for the 21st century, we cultivate exceptional learning opportunities so that our students might discover their calling as students, family members and citizens--to make connections that matter! The mission of Waynesburg University is to provide a place where you can gain wisdom and stature and grow in favor with God and with others. In order to make this happen for you, we commit to some foundational experiences. These educational experiences bring together the distinctive features of the Waynesburg University Connection. While each student benefits from a unique collection of a wide variety of educational experiences, many common elements become an integral part of the Waynesburg University experience. Beyond the traditional courses, assignments and degree requirements, Waynesburg University brings to each of its students the opportunity to pursue the questions of faith, learning and serving through: � Fiat Lux -- First Year Seminar � Service-Learning � Biblical Studies course requirement � Mentoring � International opportunities � Faith, Learning & Serving integration into the academic program Beyond the individual participation in each of these essential components, the way they are brought together as a whole form the connections that matter--the Waynesburg University Connection. Orientation Weekend and Arrival Highlights Friday, August 24 -- Sunday, August 26 Below are highlights of the New Student Orientation Weekend schedule. A more detailed schedule will be mailed in late July. � esidentandCommuter R StudentCheck-In �MatriculationConvocation �President'sReception �AcademicAdvisorMeetings �Parent'sProgram �GroupActivities �MeetyourFiatLuxMentor �Picnics,MeetingsandActivities �ChristianEcumenicalService Matriculation Convocation During August Orientation, this formal convocation recognizes all new students and enrolled members of the Waynesburg University community and family. All students need to wear appropriate attire. (Nice shorts and a pullover shirt are acceptable.) Parents, we encourage you to join us throughout the morning and for theMatriculationConvocationonFriday.Thisconvocationwillbefollowedby areceptionhostedbyPresidentandMrs.Thyreen.Thereceptionisfollowedby the departure of families. A special program for parents will be held prior to the convocation. "While at Matriculation Convocation, you could see the beautiful Waynesburg campus surrounding you. As we began to walk to our seats, I kept thinking to myself, I'm in college! Also, I remember hearing the President call my name to receive my Matriculation Certificate. As I turned, I could see the faces of the smiling parents looking at each student. I felt excited to finally be accepted into the Waynesburg University family and was ready to begin my life as a college student. Now looking back, I think student orientation with Matriculation was a great way to start off the semester, and it helped develop relationships with both staff and students." -- Angelic Wray, Class of 2014 5 First Year Guide -- 2012/13 6 aCademiC overview Liberal Arts and Sciences Students enroll in a broad curriculum of diverse, innovative and traditional liberal arts courses. With classes in natural and physical sciences, fine arts, English,history,philosophy,socialsciencesandreligion,youwillreceivean education with the breadth necessary to prepare you not only for a career, but for a lifetime. aCademiC overview Biblical Studies As a means of encouraging biblical literacy, each student participates in a course focused on the Christian scriptures. Both through exposure to the content of the Bible and critical reflection on contemporary issues, students become involved in issues of faith development. The integration of faith and learning in exploring relationships with academic disciplines or current issues provides an educational foundation for the rest of the university experience. Fiat Lux--First Year Seminar Using the University motto and its basis in the Scriptures, the first year courseisentitled"Lettherebelight."Withspecialattentionfromafaculty or staff mentor, new students are challenged and encouraged during their first semester to develop a "love for learning." Often, the students become involved in educational opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. This unique course helps students lay the foundation for a successful Waynesburg University experience. Mentoring Educationforliferequiresmorethaninformationorindependent experiences. At Waynesburg University, students receive personal care and attention by faculty and staff members. Whether serving as advisers, instructors or organizational leaders, our faculty and staff reach out to studentstodeveloprelationshipsoftrustandguidance.Eachstudentmay become involved in a network of relationships by which he/she may be mentored during these critical years. "Fiat Lux helped me transition from high school to college with ease. I met my Fiat Lux class on the first day of orientation and friendships were quickly made. We did a lot together as a class during that week, which was only the beginning. We did a service project together in downtown Waynesburg and participated in the Mini Relay for Life. The friends I made through Fiat Lux are some of my closest friends here at Waynesburg. The professor and mentors in our class were a major help, too. It was nice to have someone who had come to college a year earlier to answer our questions and lead us through our first semester. The experience I had in Fiat Lux helped me discover what the mission of faith, learning and service means at Waynesburg University." -- Isaac Hastings, Class of 2015 International Opportunities Waynesburg University connects you to the world. Through universitysponsored trips, study abroad and affiliate memberships, students may travel to different places throughout the world for study and service. Students are encouraged to consider pursuing semesters abroad as well as short-term missiontripexperiences.Missiontrips,ledbyfacultyandstaff,occurduring every break in the University calendar. Those opportunities give you the chance to become a global citizen both in word and action. Want an education that makes a difference? For you? For the world? Directed by our Christian values, we pledge to provide the means and the inspiration by which our students can pursue lives of purpose. Waynesburg University provides education with a purpose and for a purpose. As a student of Waynesburg University, you become a member of the community where you will be both challenged and encouraged to discern your own calling. In fulfilling that purpose, you will initiate the lifelong adventure of connecting the heart, the mind and the hands through faith, learning and serving. That journey begins now. Service-Learning (SLR) As a critical element of the Waynesburg University education, students become involved with bringing their education to the real needs of people inourcommunitiesandinourworld.WhetherthroughtheSLRcourse or service-learning projects integrated within a variety of discipline-based courses, students become engaged in the civic and social responsibilities of their education. 7 First Year Guide -- 2012/13 8 aCademiC overview General Education Goals Our goals for all of our students are to develop: �Effectivecommunication,quantitativeandcriticalthinkingskills � readthofknowledgeinavarietyofdisciplines,aswellascritical B understanding in a major field of study � nduringrespectforJudeo-Christianvalues,acommitmenttoserviceanda E foundation for life-long learning � ntellectual,spiritualandsocialgrowthconsistentwithJudeo-Christian I traditions aCademiC ProGrams A Life of Learning The mission of Waynesburg University is to provide an academic foundation for lifelong learning and to empower students to pursue lives of purpose. Throughout your experience, you will take a variety of courses representing the liberal arts and sciences, which are intended to provide breadth to your educational experience. University Catalog The University Catalog is the primary reference tool for knowing the academic requirements and policies; it is important that you become familiar with its contents. The catalog and its course requirements that were established when you enrolled are the standard by which you must fulfill your educational requirements. A .pdf file of the University Catalog is available through the myConnect portal. Simply log in at myconnect.waynesburg.edu and click on the University Links tab, where you will find .pdf versions of the University Catalog, the Student Handbook and Campus Information Guide. Or you can go straight to the Catalog at this web address: ftp://classes. waynesburg.edu/University%20Catalog/wucatalog.pdf General Education Requirements Writing Skills � NG101:CollegeCompositionIor E ENG187:HonorsCollegeCompositionI � NG102:CollegeCompositionII, E ENG185:IntroductiontoLiterary Studies, or ENG188:HonorsCollegeCompositionII Quantitative Reasoning Skills � AT106:BeginningAlgebraor M enrollment in a higher-level math course(above106)orBUS216: Quantitative Business Analysis II � assingscoreontheMathAssessment P Test, to be taken in the second semester of the sophomore year. Computer Literacy Skills � SC105:IntroductiontoComputersor C COM126:PrinciplesofDesignor ECE107:TechnologyinEarlyChildhood or MSE107:InstructionalTechnologies and Computer Applications for the Middle-LevelClassroomor SED107:InstructionalTechnologies and Computer Applications for the Secondary Classroom Wellness � Life Skills � SK101(inconjunctionwithaLife L Skillslab),LSK125(varsitysport),or NUR 105 Natural and Physical Sciences � wolaboratorysciencecourses T Fine Arts, Language Arts and Communication � hreecredithoursfromfinearts(art, T music, theatre) � neliteraturecoursefromEnglish O � hreeadditionalcredithoursfromfine T arts (art, music, theatre), language arts (literature, writing, Spanish, language), or communication (film, photography, speech) History, Biblical and Ministry Studies and Philosophy �Onehistorycourse �BMS105or106 �Onephilosophycourse Social and Behavioral Sciences (two disciplines must be represented) � wocoursesfromBusiness T administration(BUS228),economics, geography, international studies (INT 105), political science, psychology, or sociology Service Learning � neservicelearningcourse(SLR105, O 106,107,205,206,305,306) Waynesburg Experience � Fiat Lux �WBE108 Study in Depth � llbaccalaureatedegreecandidates A must complete a major course of study. Course Requirements Everyfull-timestudentwillneedtobeenrolledin12�18credithourseach semester. In most cases, 124 credit hours are required to graduate (an average of 15.5creditspersemesterfor8semesters).AtWaynesburgUniversity,thegeneral education requirements account for a little over 1/3 of those credit hours. Choosing a Major Additionally, you will be expected to develop specialization through the selection of a major program. While there is no requirement to make that choice now, you might have indicated on your admissions application a preference. If you know that the major you selected on your admissions application is no longer accurate, please indicate your most current choice on the Academic Programs Sheet included with this packet. Declaring a major is an important decision. All firstyear students have either declared a major or are "exploring." Please indicate your current choice of major on the enclosed Academic Programs Sheet and return it to us. If you are "exploring," please be sure to rank order the academic programs you are considering. We utilize this ranking to put together a schedule for you that truly allows you to "explore" some academic areas of interest. First Year Guide -- 2012/13 9 10 aCademiC ProGrams Undergraduate Academic Programs Department of Biology, Environmental Science & Athletic Training � thleticTraining A � iology(BachelorofArtsor B Bachelor of Science) � iology�Pre-Dental,Pre-Medical B and Pre-Vet � iology�Pre-Physical B Theory Option �EnvironmentalScience � xerciseScience� E FitnessManagement � xerciseScience� E Wellness/Physiology �MarineBiology(3/1Program) Department of Communications �Advertising � ommunication� C ElectronicMedia �Communication�Journalism � ommunication�Sports C Broadcasting/Sports Information �InteractiveDesign �PublicRelations aCademiC ProGrams � ocialStudiesand S MathematicsConcentration � ocialStudiesand S Science Concentration Secondary Education Certification Programs �Biology(BAorBS) �Chemistry � hemistrywithGeneral C Science Certification � nglish�Creative E Writing Option �English�LiteratureOption � istorywithCitizenship H Education&/orSocialStudies Certification �Mathematics Department of English � nglish�Creative E Writing Option �English�LiteratureOption � nglish�Professional E Writing Option Department of Humanities � iblical&MinistryStudies� B ChildrenandYouthMinistry Option � iblical&MinistryStudies� B DramaMinistryOption � iblical&MinistryStudies� B InternationalMissionOption � iblical&MinistryStudies� B LatinAmericanStudiesOption � iblical&MinistryStudies� B MediaMinistryOption � iblical&MinistryStudies� B MusicMinistryOption � iblical&MinistryStudies� B Religion and Philosophy Option �History �Psychology Department of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences �CriminalJusticeAdministration � umanServices�Social H Science Option � nternationalStudies� I International Culture Option � ocialScience�Political S Science Option �SocialScience�Pre-LawOption � ociology�Family S Studies Option � ociology�Sociological S Studies Option �Sociology�UrbanStudiesOption Department of Business Administration �AccountingorPublicAccounting �BusinessManagement �Finance �ForensicAccounting � nternationalStudies� I International Business Option �Marketing �SmallBusinessManagement �SportsManagement Department of Mathematics, ComputerScience,&Physics �BusinessInformationScience �ComputerScience �ComputerSecurityandForensics � ngineering�Chemistry E (3/2 Program) � ngineering�Mathematics E (3/2 Program) �InformationTechnology �Mathematics Department of Fine Arts �Art � rtsAdministration� A MusicConcentration � rtsAdministration� A Theatre Concentration � rtsAdministration� A Visual Arts Concentration �MusicMinistry Department of Education Early Childhood Education (Pre-K � Grade 4) �EarlyChildhoodEducation � arlyChildhoodEducationwith E SpecialEdCertification Middle Level Education (Grades 4-8) � nglish/LanguageArtsand E MathematicsConcentration � nglish/LanguageArtsand E Science Concentration � cienceand S MathematicsConcentration Department of Chemistry & Forensic Science �Chemistry �Chemistry�BiochemistryOption � hemistry�Chemical C ManagementOption � hemistry�Forensic C Chemistry Option � hemistry�Pre-Dental, C Pre-Medical,Pre-Vet �ForensicScience 11 Department of Nursing �Nursing First Year Guide -- 2012/13 12 aCademiC ProGrams Your First Semester Schedule Prior to your first semester, a staff member with special expertise will design your course schedule. For first-time university students, your course assignments will be based on: �The requirements for your chosen major program of study (based on your selected intended major on the Academic Programs Sheet found in the packet). It is important that you indicate your choice of major so we enroll you in the correct courses. If you are undecided, rank order the majors you are considering. �Your preference of courses (as ranked on the Course Selection Sheet, also found in the packet). All students, regardless of major, are required to complete certaincoursestosatisfytheUniversity'sGeneralEducationRequirements. Unless otherwise indicated, all of the courses on the Course Selection Sheet willhelptofulfilltheGeneralEducationRequirements.Youwillalsobeplaced intheappropriateFreshmanEnglishclassbytheEnglishDepartment.Foreign language is not a specific requirement at Waynesburg University. If you wish to study a foreign language, you can choose to rank the elementary level course (e.g. SPN 101) on the Course Selection Sheet. However, if you feel you should be placed higher than an elementary level in Spanish or French, rank the placement course (e.g. SPN 444) and take the Placement Test (no charge) at: http://webcape.byuhtrsc. org/nwcregister.php (the password is: password). Test results will be sent directly to Waynesburg University, allowing you to be placed into the correct course. � hat you tell us about yourself on the Personal Information Sheet included W in the packet. Letusknowifyou'llbeplayingavarsitysport,orifyou'renot a "morning person." It will help us get you into the right courses at the right times. � vailability of Classes. Classes are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, A so it is important that you return the Registration Information Sheets as soon as possible. To initiate the scheduling process, please complete and submit the four registration forms (Personal Information Sheet, Transfer Credits (if applicable), Academic Programs and Course Selection Sheet). We cannot guarantee your aCademiC ProGrams enrollment in each course you request, but we will attempt to meet your needs and preferences. As part of the Fall Preview session, you will receive a copy of your schedule and be afforded the opportunity to make any necessary changes. Depending upon yourmajorandtheresultsoftheMathPlacementtest(administeredduring FallPreview),yourschedulemightchangebeforethestartofschool.TheMath Placement test is administered to all new students, but only certain majors will require a math course in the first semester. Course placement for students needing math will be based on the test scores. Sample Schedule Schedule for: Program/Degree/Curriculum: Advisor: Class Level: Full/Part time: Session Main Main Main Main Main Main Main Course BIO 317 BIO 407 HIS 102 PHY 202 PHY 202 PHY 202 PSY 107 Name PhyslgyofExercise Neurophysiology TheUSSince1865 Intro/PhysicsII/Lec Intro/ Physics II/Rec Intro/PhysicsII/Lab HumDev:LifeSpan 2011/FallforMr.JohnM.Smith Undergrad/BS/Bio PrePhysical Therapy Hamilton, B. Junior Full Credits 3.00 3.00 3.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 Day/Time T/TH 9:30-10:45 am M/W/F10:00-10:50am T/TH8:00-9:15am M/W/F9:00-9:50am F 12:00-12:50 pm T 2:00-4:30 pm M/W/F11:00-11:50am Building/Room Stewrt/Rm508 Stewrt/Rm 510 Buhl/Rm 229 Stewrt/Rm 202 Stewrt/Rm 202 Stewrt/Rm 202 Buhl/Rm 229 Instructors Dr. Bryan R. Hamilton Dr. Bryan R. Hamilton Dr. Noah Haiduc-Dale Dr.EmmanuelYogo Dr.EmmanuelYogo Dr.EmmanuelYogo Dr.MicheleKarpathian Total Courses for 2011/Fall:7 Total Semester Hours: 16.00 �EnrolledstudentscanaccesstheirclassschedulesonSelfServicethroughmyconnect.waynesburg.edu. Advising Based upon your chosen major, you will be assigned an academic adviser in your chosen area of study. As part of New Student Orientation, you will meet with this adviser to begin this academic relationship. Your adviser will work with you in developing your schedule for future semesters. If you have not declared a major, a person trained in career counseling will advise you. Whoever your adviser is, it will be important for you to establish an effective personal and working relationship from the very beginning. First Year Guide -- 2012/13 14 13 aCademiC ProGrams "I always knew I could trust my adviser to give me the right information and guide me in the right direction. Having that guidance has made my time here successful and meaningful. I get my questions answered, and I feel as if there is someone constantly advocating for me in my education at Waynesburg University and will continue to be a supporter even after graduation. Part of a college education is learning how to advocate for yourself and be proactive in your own education, however to have someone there as a supporter who can help make things happen is something I cherish about this University. As a transfer student from a large university, I saw how adversely I was affected by having an adviser who was too busy and disinterested in my education to be helpful. My experience at Waynesburg has been the complete opposite, and I am so grateful I made the decision to come here." � Sierra Shafer, Communication, Class of 2011 CamPus LiFe & serviCes Living On Campus Waynesburg University believes that education does not stop at the classroom door.Livingoncampusprovidesvaluableopportunitiestoapplytheoretical knowledge and further develop your leadership skills. All full-time first, second and third year students, except those who are living at a permanent home address with a parent or guardian, are required to live in a University residence hall. "Permanent Home Address" means residency at an address for a period not less than 2 years prior to enrollment in the University. Students who are enrolled for fewer than twelve hours must receive permission from the Dean of Students to live in a residence hall. Students will not be permitted to remain in a university residence hall if they have stopped attending classes. (See Regulations for On and Off Campus Resident Students in the Student Handbook.). All residents are expected to participate as responsible citizens and community members in order to contribute to the living and learning environment at Waynesburg University. Residence Halls Denny Hall: Awomen'sresidencehallwhichhouses108.Ithasan"L"shaped layout with a bathroom dividing the wings. Denny is adjacent to the Dining Hall. Burns Hall: Thelargestofourfemaleresidencehalls,ithouses126.Burnsis close to Denny Hall, Roberts Chapel and the Dining Hall. Ray Hall: Housing56residents,RayislocatednearRobertsChapelandStover Campus Center. Thayer Hall:Houses126men,isclosetoBuhlHall,MartinHallandthe Library. Martin Hall:Housing176men,MartinisclosetoStewartScienceHall,the gymnasium and downtown Waynesburg. East, South, West, Pollock and Willison Halls: Primarily reserved for returning upperclass students. New students are permitted to live in the new halls only as space is available. Priority among requests for the new halls will be given to transfer students over incoming freshmen. There is additional cost for residency in the new halls. Transfer Students Fortransferstudents,pleasesubmitallofficialtranscriptstotheRegistrar's Office promptly. After you have submitted a copy of your transcript(s), you will receiveacourseevaluationsheetfromtheRegistrar'sOffice.Thiswillindicate the courses for which you have been given credit and the Waynesburg University course requirements they will fulfill. All transfer students should complete and submit the four registration forms included in this packet (Personal Information Sheet, Transfer Credits, Academic Programs and Course Selection Sheet), as they are instrumental in the creation of yourschedule.Makesuretoaccuratelylistallcoursesyouaretransferringonthe Transfer Credits Sheet. For students transferring over 24 credits, the scheduling process is more complex and will likely involve input from the Department Chair of the major you select. Transfer students will have an opportunity to discuss their schedules with a departmental adviser during Fall Preview and with their assigned advisers during August New Student Orientation. Residence Life Staff Eachresidencehallissupervisedbyalive-inprofessionalResidentDirector. Working with that person is a group of selected undergraduate students serving asResidentAssistants.Intheseroles,boththeRA'sandtheRDassiststudentsin transition, promote a learning community, provide programming, perform safety checks, report maintenance issues and enforce University policy. The Director of Housing, located in the Student Services Office, makes all room assignments of new students, oversees room selection and coordinates room changes. First Year Guide -- 2012/13 16 15 CamPus LiFe & serviCes Residence Hall Safety Residencehallsarelocked24hoursaday.Everyresidentstudentplaysacrucial role in the safety of our residence halls and all personal belongings. They will receiveastudentIDcard,whichwillallowthemaccesstotheirroomandhall's mainentry.Eachstudent'sIDcardisalsoprogrammedtoallowswipeaccessto the Fitness Center on campus. CamPus LiFe & serviCes Laundry Washers and dryers are conveniently located in each residence hall for resident use (No coins are needed, as cards are issued that allow value to be added with cash at the kiosk in Stover Center or with a credit card through an on-line account). Residence Hall Schedule Students are advised to be familiar with the academic calendar (included in this mailing). During scheduled semester breaks (fall, winter, spring), the residence halls are not open. Students who live far from campus and cannot return home for a particular break will often travel home with a fellow student who lives in the area. Residence halls normally are open for students to move in at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the day preceding the start of classes each semester. "I am glad that I chose Waynesburg University as the place to pursue my college career. There are so many ways to discover yourself and who you are supposed to be through mission trips, campus ministry, leadership positions and more. I feel that God has called me to Waynesburg for that reason. Your four years here will go by fast, but the memories you make here will have an impact on your life forever." -- Jessica Malingowski, Forensic Accounting major, Class of '12 What to Bring � inens/bedding (extra long twin L beds) �Toiletries �Alarmclock,stereo,MP3player �Wastebasket � osters/photoswithwhitestick P tack for hanging on walls �Televisionandlongcoaxialcable �Minirefrigerator(2 cu. ft. or less) � ompactmicrowave(900 watts C or less) � hrowrug/carpet(visit residence T life page of the University website to see specific room dimensions of our residence halls) �Dryeraseboardfordoor �Hangers �Flip-flops � Lapprovedextensioncordsand U surge protectors �Fansandlamps(NOT Halogen) �Laundrydetergent �USBflashdrive �Ethernetcable �Cellphone What Not to Bring �Halogenlamps �Pets �Yourownbedorbedlofts �Candlesmaynotbeburned � otplates,toasterovens,deep H fryers �Airconditioner,spaceheater � eapons(hunting equipment W may be stored in the Security Office) � Your own mattress Residence Hall Assignments Residence hall assignments for new students are completed during the summer months, dependent upon submission of the housing contract, roommate preference form, and are based on the date you deposited. Students will be informed of their residence hall assignments along with the name, address and phone number of their assigned roommates in mid-June. Although it is impossible to guarantee the "ideal" roommate, every effort is made to match compatible roommates. If you are a resident student, complete the Housing Contract and Roommate Preference forms included with this mailing. (Complete and submit Housing Contract, Roommate Preference Form, and be sure your deposit is paid. Please keep the yellow copy of the Housing Contract for your personal records.) New students need to be aware that space on campus will be limited. Based upon the deposit date, some students may be placed in temporary (undesignated) assignment until a permanent assignment becomes available. Residence Hall Resources All residence halls contain the following: � omputer Network: two ports in each room that connect to a Comcast cable C modem. This gives you access to high speed internet 24 hours a day, with 24/7 Comcast tech support. � able TV:cableserviceisprovidedtoallresidencehallrooms.Each C room will have one digital box and a remote control for the cable service. AmongthecablechannelsistheWaynesburgUniversityPublicEducation GovernmentChannel(PEG)withanactivebulletinboardfeaturing announcements of events, activities and sporting events on campus. 17 *Most residence halls have a kitchen for student use. No cooking, except for a microwave, may be done in student rooms. First Year Guide -- 2012/13 18 CamPus LiFe & serviCes Campus Dining The Campus Dining Services offers daily service in Benedum Dining Hall and in the Bee Hive located in Stover Campus Center. Benedum Dining Hall provides 19 meals per week, while the Bee Hive features a variety of grab-and-go items, a soup and salad bar, deli sandwiches, grilled items and more. Your meal card permits youmealchoicesineitherlocationduringdesignatedhours.Mealplanchoicesof 19, 14 and 10 meals per week are available, but all resident students are strongly encouraged to choose either the 19- or 14-meal plan. A 5-meal plan is available to commuters and senior resident students. Current Dining Services hours are: Mon. � Thu. Breakfast Contl. Breakfast Lunch LightLunch Dinner BeeHive Meal Exchange Times (M-F) Lunch 10:30am�1:30pm Dinner 4:30pm�8:00pm BeeHive Snack Bar Hours Mon.�Thu. 8:00am�11:00pm Fri. 8:00am�8:00pm Sat. � Sun. closed CamPus LiFe & serviCes What If I am A Commuter? As a commuter, you have access to all activities, programs and services available to resident students. One of our academic and personal counselors advises the Waynesburg University Commuter Student organization (WUCS). WUCS meets monthly and organizes activities to help you meet other commuting students and make your time on campus productive. If you are interested in purchasing a meal plan, we offer a 5-meal plan designed specifically for commuters. You can use the meal plan either in the Dining Hall, where it is all you can eat, or in the Bee Hive towards the meal equivalency items. Return the enclosed meal plan contract if you would like to add the 5-meal plan. (Complete and submit CommuterMealPlanContract.) 7:15 am � 9:00 am 9:00 am � 10:00 am 11:30am�1:30pm 1:30pm�2:30pm 5:00 pm � 7:00 pm Fri. same as above except dinner 5:00pm�6:30pm Sat. � Sun. Brunch Dinner 10:30 am � 1:00 pm 4:30 pm � 5:30 pm Eberly Library TheEberlyLibraryiscentrallylocatednexttotheStoverCampusCenter. Containing a collection of over 100,000 books and more than 500 periodical subscriptions, students may find numerous resources for class assignments andindividualresearch.Additionally,theLibraryisconnectedtovarious online services that make it possible for you to access resources from other facilitiesaroundtheworld.TheLibrarystaffisalwayswillingtoprovide assistance on student research. 19 First Year Guide -- 2012/13 20 student aCtivities Student Activities The university experience is more than class lectures and late nights in the computer lab. Activities outside the classroom are designed to enrich your learning experiences and allow you to build lasting friendships and memories. The main programming body of Waynesburg University is the Student Activities Board. The function of this student group is to plan everything from weekend trips to large cities for sporting events and Broadway shows, to recreational activities such as skiing, horseback riding and ice skating. student aCtivities Intercollegiate Athletics Men's Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Soccer Tennis Track&Field Wrestling Women's Basketball Cross Country Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball Tennis Track&Field Volleyball Student Organizations & Activities A multitude of different student organizations and activities are available at Waynesburg University. Great opportunities exist for leadership development by joining an organization. Be sure to complete the Activities Interest Form included with this mailing. (Complete and submit Activities Interest Form.) Alpha Phi Omega (Service) Alphi Psi Omega (Theater) American Chemical Society Athletic Training Association Biology Club Black Student Union Bonner Scholars Program Chapel Worship Team Cheerleaders College Democrats Colleges Against Cancer Council for Exceptional Children (Education) Criminal Justice Club DRUS (Women's Honorary) Ecostewards Club Fellowship of Christian Athletes Forensic Science Club Gamma Sigma Epsilon (Chemistry) Habitat for Humanity International Justice Mission Intramural Sports Kappa Delta Pi (Education) Kappa Mu Epsilon (Math) Lamda Pi Eta (Communications) Lamplighters (Choir) Leadership Scholars Program Lion's Club Mad Anthony (Yearbook) Men's Volleyball Muse & Stone (Literary Magazine) Newman Club (Catholic) Orthodox Christian Fellowship Peer Educators Phi Alpha Theta (History) Phi Beta Lambda (Business) Prayer Ministry Pre-Law Society Pro-Life Advocates Club Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) Public Relations Student Society Residence Hall Bible Studies SAAC (Athlete Council) SAB (Student Activities Board) Sigma Tau Delta (English) Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing) Ski Club SNAP (Nursing) Spanish Club SPSEA (Education) Student Ambassadors (Admissions) Student Investment Club Student Senate Upper Room (Praise and Worship) Veterans Club WCYJ-FM WCYJ-TV Waynesburg University Commuting Students Waynesburg University Chamber Works Waynesburg University Pep Band Waynesburg University Symphonic Band WOE (Waynesburg Outdoor Experience) WORLD (International interest) Xi Psi Epsilon (Honorary) Yellow Jacket (Student Newspaper) Young Republicans Intercollegiate Athletics WaynesburgUniversityoffers18varsitysports(seelistabove).Ifyouare interested in competing in intercollegiate athletics, contact the head coach of that sport. Further information is available on the athletics website. Varsity athletes may be asked to report to campus early, along with other student groups that move in early for training or specialized orientation sessions. Athletic Training majors and fall athletes may be asked to arrive on campus in early August. Other groups that come to campus early in August include Bonner, LeadershipandStoverScholars. View all athletics schedules and read more about athletics by logging onto www.waynesburgsports.com. Intramurals and Physical Recreation A well-rounded educational experience includes recreational opportunities. A comprehensive intramural program exists if you desire not to compete at the varsity level. Intramural sports have included two- to four-week seasons, as well as weekend tournament-style competitions. Some examples of intramural sports offered are flag football, soccer, dodgeball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, softball, ping pong and volleyball. The Fitness Center offers a variety of weight training and cardiovascular equipment and is open seven days a week. Current regular semester hours of operation are: Mon.�Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun. 6:00a.m.�12:00a.m. 6:00a.m.�10:00p.m. 12:00p.m.�6:00p.m. 12:00 p.m. � 12:00 a.m. 21 First Year Guide -- 2012/13 22 student aCtivities Lecture Series, Performing Arts and Fine Arts Part of a liberal arts education includes attending a variety of educational opportunities.AtWaynesburgUniversity,ourLectureandPerformingArtsSeries are provided to expand your cultural and educational experiences throughout the year. The Waynesburg University Benedum Fine Arts Gallery exhibits work by regional artists, faculty and students. The Waynesburg University Theatre offers a play each fall and a musical in the spring. In addition, student directed one-act plays are held annually. student aCtivities At some point during the university experience (preferably your freshman/ sophomore year), every student will become involved with a service learning project through enrollment inaServiceLearningcourse.Itisa requirement for graduation. Service Learningstudentsmayconsultwith the staff of the Center in order to choose a particular service site or develop their own opportunities based upon interests. Additionally, every year during various break periods (fall, winter, spring, summer), special mission and service trips are planned in which students may participate.Lookforannouncementsregardingdestinationsthroughoutthe United States and the world where you might go to apply your education, serve the needs of the people and live out your faith. Christian Life and Campus Ministries ChristianLifeandCampusMinistrieshelptopreparestudentsforlivesof leadershipandservicetoothers.CoordinatedthroughtheChaplain'sOffice,a variety of ministry opportunities exist. The campus community gathers weekly for Chapel that involves students on a number of different levels of leadership. There are several small group meetings each week, both inside and outside of the residence halls. These small groups range from Bible studies to more topical studies. Students attend the annual Jubilee conference, a gathering of 2,500+ university students, held in Pittsburgh. Upper Room is a student-led contemporary worship held each Sunday night. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), the Newman Club (the Roman Catholic fellowship) and the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) hold regular fellowship meetings as well as sponsor a number of social and retreat events throughout the year. The Christ andCultureLectureSeriesisheldonceeachsemester.Thisseriesfeatures outstanding Christian scholars and community leaders and aims at assisting the Waynesburg community to make connections between faith, learning and serving. Domestic & International Mission Service Experiences Numerous mission and service trips are sponsored by the University. You will learn more about these opportunities at Fall Preview. Recent international mission trips have included travel to: �Argentina �Belize �Ecuador �Jamaica �Nicaragua �Bahamas �Bolivia �Guatemala �Malawi �SouthAfrica Center for Service Leadership On the main floor of the Stover Campus Center, you will always find students gatheredaroundtheCenterforServiceLeadership.Operatingasthe"hub"for service learning activities on our campus, students may discover opportunities to become involved with needs of the local and regional community. Bringing together the knowledge learned in the classroom with service to those in need results in a life-changing learning experience. The Center for Service LeadershipstaffsupervisesthecommitmentsofBonnerScholarsastheyserve the community as part of this special scholarship program. As a special group of students committed to service, they also coordinate service activities available to the entire campus community. Recent domestic mission trips have included travel to: �Biloxi,MS �Davidson,NC �MammothCave,KY �Philadelphia,PA �Pittsburgh,PA �TontoNationalPark,AZ �WilkesBarre,PA �Camden,NJ �Jackson,MS �Nashville,TN �Philippi,WV �Taverness,FL �TubaCity,AZ 23 First Year Guide -- 2012/13 24 PersonaL suPPort Personal Support at Waynesburg Career Services The process of planning for your major and career are among the most important decisions that you will make during your university years. The Career Services Officeisaresourcecenterfullofcareer-relatedinformation,books,videos,CD's and career coaching. An extensive website is kept current, composed of openings for permanent employment, as well as summer jobs, internships and graduate school information. Some unique services it offers includes: �One-on-onecareercounseling �Collectandprovidevariousinternshippossibilities � ducatefirst-yearthroughgraduatestudentsaboutthecareerdevelopment E process � rovidelearningopportunities,suchastheProfessionalDevelopmentCourse, P that enhances the academic experience � rovideopportunitiesforon-sitejobfairsandemployervisitsaswellasoffP campus events PersonaL suPPort Counseling Services The university years are exciting, challenging and sometimes a bit overwhelming. Withincreasedindependenceandresponsibilities,it'snotsurprisingthatuniversity students may occasionally experience an emotional or psychological issue that makes it difficult to concentrate or study. No matter what the problem, if it is interfering with your success at the University, we invite you to make an appointment with a member of the Counseling Center to talk about it. All three of our counselors are licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and adhere to strict rules of confidentiality. Itdoesn'ttakelongformostuniversitystudentstorealizethattheacademic demands of the University are much different than they were in high school. No matter what your academic background and how well you previously achieved, you may be surprised by the challenges of higher education. The counselors can give youtipsandstrategiestohelpyoumeetyouracademicgoals.WBE106,Strategies for Academic Success, is designed to assist you in the necessary development of academic skills. At the Counseling Center, you can also receive help with the complicated process of deciding about a career and a major. What is your vocation? Who are you and what are you called to do? For career counseling, make an appointment to talk to a counselororsignupforWBE105,CareerandLifePlanningclass. Center for Student Success HousedintheEberlyLibrary,theCenterforStudentSuccessisanetworkof student-centered campus resources designed to provide supplemental assistance to our students in effort to equip them for current and future success. The resources include: Disability Services If you are a student with a disability who believes that accommodations may be needed, you are encouraged to contact the Director of Disability Services at (724)852-3317.Studentsareencouragedtocontacttheoffice,locatedonthe bottom floor of the library, as soon as possible to better ensure a timely review of their request. Tutoring heUniversityprovidesfreepeertutoringviatheKnoxLearningCenter, T located on the bottom level of the library. Student tutors are available to all students in all major disciplines. Study tables and study groups are also available to enhance student learning. For assistance, please contact the Tutor Coordinatorat(724)852-3266. Writing Center The Waynesburg University Writing Center is open to all writers, from freshman to graduate level, for assistance with any writing project. Our 30-minuteappointmentsareledbywritingconsultants(bothpeerandEnglish faculty)inacomfortablesettingonthesecondflooroftheEberlyLibrary. Appointments at our Writing Center are discussion-based, and we work sideby-side with the students as writing coaches. 25 Health Services The Student Health Service, located in the lower level of the Wiley Armory across from the Fitness Center, is open weekdays. University nurses are prepared to assist students with health concerns while at Waynesburg University. Physicians Assistants, working under the University physician, are available four times during the week and can see more serious cases. The nurses can schedule appointments with the physician at her office, Cornerstone Care, Inc. There is a doctor from CornerstoneCare`on-call'atalltimes,ifstudentshavequestionsafterofficehours. The Health Service requires that certain medical records be on file. (Complete and submit all medical forms included with this packet-also available on the University website.) Health Service requests a copy of the health insurance cards (front and back)forallinsuredstudentstobeonfilewiththemedicalforms.Emergencycare isprovidedatSouthwestRegionalMedicalCenterinWaynesburg.Pleasebring insurance cards or a copy of the cards that include the appropriate plan and policy numbers.SouthwestRegionalMedicalCenterwilltreat,inanemergency,without proof of insurance. Please note that Pennsylvania law requires all students living in campus housing to have the meningitis vaccine or sign a waiver. More information can be found within the medical forms included with this mailing. First Year Guide -- 2012/13 26 auxiLiarY suPPort Auxiliary Services on Campus Parking Freshmen resident students are not permitted to have a car on campus without special permission from the Student Services Office. When parking permission is granted, students are expected to park in the designated remote parking lots. Commuter parking is available in various lots. student behavior Please reserve a space on the shuttle five days in advance. If no one has reserved a space, the shuttle will not run. The fee is $15.00 (each way) for a regularly scheduled shuttle; otherwise the fee is $30.00 (each way). Contact Student Services at 724-852-3206. Student Behavior Code of Conduct As a private Christian university, we are committed to values that will advance a healthy and productive educational environment for all students. This is only made possible through the individual commitment of every member of the community to the norms and standards of the University. As a result, it is expected that all members of the campus community will conduct themselves in a manner supportive of the mission, goals and standards of Waynesburg University. This includes the treatment of both members and guests with the courtesy, respect and dignity befitting our Christian community. Within the Student Handbook, the specific policies and regulations of Waynesburg University are stated. Some of these policies are designed to support a community living environment. Others cover a wide range of behavior and standards of civility. As a student, you are expected to become familiar with this important document so that you might benefit from the structure, policies and resources of our campus. It is imperative that each person lives within these regulations. Unacceptable conduct or failure to comply with these standards will result in disciplinary action including the possibility of dismissal from the University. You can view the Student Handbook online by going to the University links on the myConnectportal.EvenifyouarenotloggedintomyConnect,youcanfindalinkon theUniversitywebsitebyselectingthe"Admissions"tabandthen"CampusLife" under Current Student Resources. Bookstore The Waynesburg University Bookstore, managed by Follett, is located in the Stover Campus Center. New, used and rentable textbooks, school and stationary supplies, imprinted clothing, gifts, as well as many items for your room, can be purchased here. You may view various textbooks by department by logging onto www.efollett.com, click on "Find Your Bookstore" and follow the directions. Once you receive a tentative classscheduleatFallPreviewDay,you'llbeabletoidentifythespecifictextbooks needed for each class through Self Service, which is accessed via the myConnect portal. For questions about purchasing or renting textbooks, visit the University Bookstore when you are on campus or call 724-852-BOOK(2665). Mail Services Eachfull-timestudentisassignedacampusmailboxlocatedintheStoverCampus Center. All U.S. mail and campus mail is placed here. You will be informed of your mailbox number in late July. Postage stamps can be purchased from the mailroom and students can send packages using Priority flat-rate mailers. ID cards EverystudentisissuedaWaynesburgUniversityIDcard.Thiscardisusedforassigned ResidenceHallaccess,tocheckitemsoutoftheLibrary,foradmissiontotheDining Hall, Bee Hive, Fitness Center and for admission to many University events. You need to carry your ID card with you at all times. There is a $5.00 fee to replace a lost card. Class Attendance Attending classes is paramount. Students are expected to attend all class and laboratory periods for which they are enrolled. Research has shown a high correlation between class attendance, learning and higher grades. In most classes, attendance and participation are calculated as part of your final grade. Irregular class attendance and lack of academic performance may be reported to the Coordinator of Tutoring Services. Tutoring Services is designed to facilitate academic progress. Consistent lack of class attendance may result in dismissal from the University. ATM and Banking AnAutomaticTellerMachine(ATM)islocatedintheStoverCampusCenter.Serviced byFirstFederalSavingsandLoan,itisavailable24hoursaday.Therearefourfullservice banks available in close proximity to campus � Community Bank, First Federal SavingsandLoan,FirstNationalBankandPNCBank. Transportation The Office of Student Services coordinates shuttle service to Pittsburgh (for airport, bus and train stations) during the opening and closing of school and during holidays breaks. 27 First Year Guide -- 2012/13 28 student behavior student Behavior Educational Records As a part of enrolling in the University, each student has documents that relate to his/her educational experiences that become part of his/her educational record. While different records may be maintained according to office functions, many of the educational records used by Waynesburg University include: admissions application, prior academic reports, transcripts, registration forms, withdrawal/ non-returningformsanddisciplinaryrecords.Eachstudentisentitledtorequest the opportunity to review his/her educational records. InaccordancewiththeFamilyEducationalRightsandPrivacyActof1974,the followingistrue:foraparentorguardiantohaveaccesstohis/herstudent's educational records, the student needs to have signed and submitted a release formtotheRegistrar'sOffice.ThesereleaseformsaredistributedattheFall PreviewDaysandcanbeobtainedfromtheRegistrar'sOfficeatanytime. Whileeveryeffortismadetoretaintheconfidentialityofeachstudent's educational records, such information may be shared with other staff members in order to enhance our ability to respond to educational and personal needs. Additionally, in some cases of disciplinary action, parents/guardians of dependent students might be contacted concerning the offense. While directory information is not considered private or confidential, individual students may request nondisclosureofsuchinformationfromtheRegistrar'sOffice. iinFormational technoloGY nFormationaL teChnoLoGY E-mail Your campus email address will be your firstname.lastname@example.org. It is imperative that you check this account regularly for announcements. Computer Labs Across the campus, there are computer labs located in most of the academic buildings. While some of these laboratories are also used for classroom instruction, they are available when classes are not being conducted. Additionally,thecentralstudentcomputerlabislocatedattheKnoxLearning CenteronthegroundfloorofEberlyLibrary.Thisfacilityisalwaysopenduring library hours. Residence Halls EachresidencehallhasbeenwiredtoconnecttoaComcastcablemodem network. In each room is a Comcast cable modem ready for student use. In order to connect to the network, please follow the minimum requirements below. Minimum Computer Requirements Pleasenote:Mostanydesktoporlaptopcomputerwilllikelymeetthe minimum specifications outlined here. If you are bringing a computer to campus, it should meet the following minimum specifications: Information Technology at Waynesburg University As you know, technology applications have become an integral part of a 21st century education. It is our intention to make available to you all the necessary resources to make your experience successful. Through the use of technology in classroom instruction, ample computer labs and campus-wide access, we provide an environment where technology may be easily integrated into your learning experience. It is the responsibility of the student to use these resources legally and ethically. � peratingSystem:Windowsor O MacsO.S.areacceptable. �InternalNetworkCard �NetworkPatchCable � pdatedantivirussoftwareand U anti-spyware software � pdatedoperatingsystem U patches � fbringingalaptop,makesureit I has a wireless card for use outside of the residence halls. myConnect (myconnect.waynesburg.edu) myConnect is the name of the Waynesburg University portal. Designed for students, faculty and staff, this should become the central page for connecting to various Waynesburg University information resources. Upon logging into this web page, you will gain access to University announcements, your email account, University links, etc. 29 If you have any questions, call the I.T. Help Desk at 724-852-3413. First Year Guide -- 2012/13 30 student serviCes FinanCiaL Behavior Financial Aid As we anxiously await the beginning of another academic year, here are a few financial aid reminders to complete prior to your arrival: �Ifwehaverequestedinformationfrom you such as federal tax return transcript from the IRS, verification worksheets, etc., NOW is the time to send all requested information to the Financial Aid Office. Failure to do so will delay and could jeopardize your financial aid! �IfyouareapplyingforastudentDirect Loan,youmustcompleteaDirectLoan MasterPromissoryNote(MPN)anda DirectLoanEntranceInterview.These mustbecompletedatStudentLoans.govinordertoreceiveyourfederalstudent loans. �Ifyouneedadditionalaidfundstocoveryoureducationalexpenses,nowisthe timetoapplyforeitheraDirectparentPLUSLoanoranalternativestudentloan. Information regarding these is available in the Financial Aid Office or at www.waynesburg.edu. �AnyquestionsregardingyourUniversitybillshouldbedirectedtoourBusiness Officeat724-852-3403.Anyquestionsregardingtheaidonyourbillshouldbe directedtotheFinancialAidOfficeat724-852-3208. Finally, the Financial Aid Office is here to help you. The office cannot promise to solve all of your financial aid problems, but they do promise to try their best to do so. Do not be afraid to take them up on that commitment to you! inFormational sechnoloGY FinanCiaL t erviCes While we understand the costs associated with attending Waynesburg University are substantial, they do not represent the entire costs of educating every student. This difference is supported through the fund-raising efforts of the university staff. For next academic year, the above charges reflect a typical student. Additional charges may below for special clinical or lab fees. Bills will be sent in mid-June. Payment Plan Waynesburg University offers an internal payment plan to help you budget University expenses: �WU-MPP(WaynesburgUniversity)MonthlyPaymentPlan Formoreinformation,call(724)852-3385or(724)852-3298. Estimated 2012-2013 University Expenses Tuition(12to18hours)*..........................................................$19,450.00 Activity Fee (student organizations and athletic events) ............$360.00 Estimatedannualcostfornon-residentstudent .....................$19,810.00 Double Room ............................................................................. $4,170.00 19-MealPlan ..............................................................................$4,080.00 14-MealPlan ...............................................................................$3,830.00 10-MealPlan ...............................................................................$3,720.00 CommuterMealPlan(5meals,M-F) ........................................$1,300.00 Estimatedannualcostforcampusresidentstudents .............$28,060.00 * An additional fee of $155.00 per course is required for a selected group of health-related clinical courses and $240.00 for certain music courses. Fees are subject to change. More information regarding special fees is available from the University's Business Office. Costs For most university students, costs for enrollment include charges for tuition, room, board and activities fee. Students are expected to have paid or made arrangements through a payment plan prior to the first day of classes. When payment is not made by the end of the first week of classes, the class schedule is dropped until payment is made. 31 First Year Guide -- 2012/13 32 For P arents For Parents This section has been designed to introduce parents to Waynesburg University and provide you with information you may need throughout your student's time at Waynesburg. A Waynesburg University education focuses around the integration of faith, learning and serving. Therefore, we ask that you encourage your son or daughter to fully participate in using the resources of the University, get involved on campus and take the most from his/her university education and investment. For P arents important. If they are a resident student, remember, meals are provided. If a studentchoosestoorderpizzaeverynight,thiscanbecomeexpensive.Most activities on campus are provided free of charge. "My grades are fine." While "fine" is a relative term, it is important to ask more specifics and to have them tell you how they are doing in each class. Remind them, that if by chance they need help with a class, seek out the professor and/or FREEtutoringprovidedattheKnoxLearningCenter. Letting Go Asparents,you'vebeenintheprocessoflettinggosinceyourstudentswere infants,sothisisn'tnewtoyou.Youknowhowharditistoletyourstudents make their own decisions. You know how hard it is to watch as they fail and learn from that experience. Some students are ready for the freedom and responsibility of university life. They handle decisions including planning their course schedules, choosing athletic and extracurricular activities, managing money, selecting a major and establishing a social life with ease. For other students (most students, if the truth be told), learning to handle all of this occurs in a "trial and error" fashion. As parents, your challenge is to give them enough freedom to be independent and make their own decisions, while at the same time supporting andguidingthemasneeded.Lettinggo--withgrace--isthebittersweet challenge that parents embrace as their students move from adolescence to adulthood. Some days will be harder than others. But in the end, as you watch your student accept their diploma, you will know that they are ready for the adultworld.Lettinggo,afterall,isreallylettinggrow... Communication & Expectations We recommend that you talk with your student about expectations regarding financial matters and everyday spending, academic progress, class attendance, how often you will communicate by phone or e-mail and career planning. Establishingexpectationspriortotheirdeparturewillassistinestablishinga smoother transition for everyone. Contact with the University One of the important elements of university life is for the student to begin to establish some degree of independence. There will be many experiences thatyoursonordaughterwillneedtosortoutonhis/herown.Muchofthe contact between members of the university community will be directly with the student. It will be critical for you during this period to be supportive of and helpful to your student but at the same time, to encourage the student to assume responsibility for himself/herself. While the staff of Waynesburg University is always available for consultation withyouinordertobehelpful,itwillremainthestudent'sresponsibilityto make his/her own decisions. As a result, it will often take the initiative of the individual student in order for any issues to be considered or resolved. You should know that in certain disciplinary cases of alcohol as well as drugs or other serious infractions, we would take the initiative to contact you so that you might be better informed and reinforce University expectations for behavior. As described in the previous notes on Student Behavior, according totheFamilyEducationalRightsandPrivacyActof1974,thefollowingis true:foraparentorguardiantohaveaccesstohis/herstudent'seducational records, the student needs to have signed and submitted a release form to theRegistrar'sOffice.ThesereleaseformsaredistributedattheFallPreview Days,andstudentscanobtainonefromtheRegistrar'sOfficeatanytime. Things Your Student May Tell You or May Not Tell You... "There is nothing to do on campus." Our Student Activities Office offers a variety of weekly social programs on and off campus. In addition, there are sporting events, various performing arts and lecture series provided. Over 40 clubs and organizations are recognized at Waynesburg University and provide ways for involvement and leadership skill development. So, when you hear there is nothing to do, ask your son or daughter if they attend events or have gotten involved in any club or organization. "I need more money." While this may be true, living within a budget is 33 First Year Guide -- 2012/13 34 For P arents Homecoming & Family Day We invite you to join us for both Homecoming and Family Day in October. The 2012HomecomingwillbeOctober6andFamilyDaywillbeOctober27.These two events will provide you with an opportunity to visit campus, spend some time with your son or daughter and meet some of their professors. For P arents Thoughts from Parents "Beyond the academics, beyond the campus life, beyond supports that enable students to earn their degree - Waynesburg University demonstrates a strong foundation of beliefs that are essential to our children's future. Waynesburg University lives a system of values, morals and ethics critical to what our children need for success in life, not just in their academic careers. These core values infuse every aspect of the Waynesburg experience. Values such as service to others; engaging others respectfully and with open candor; establishing genuine and meaningful relationships, and making tough decisions for the right reasons, rather than for the sake of expediency. Academic values such as honestly and openly exploring alternate points of view, commitment to excellence in all you do, teaching curricula, which balances theory and application with opportunities for real world experience. Waynesburg also has a strong leadership focus that goes far beyond skills development - the values the University teaches changes lives and is certainly changing the way our children think about themselves and the world they live in. At Waynesburg, from the highest University leadership to the most junior staff person - every interaction with a student is an opportunity - every interaction a teachable moment - every interaction a reinforcement of Waynesburg's values. Everyone at Waynesburg goes far beyond simply talking the talk - he or she walk the walk and live the values he or she believes in. This creates an authentic community that is meaningful, supportive and enriches our children's experience. The faculty demonstrates exemplary role model behavior that is understood as genuine. The student population is small enough that everyone pretty much knows everyone else. This results in a community where everyone cares about each other and everyone looks out for their neighbors. Since her first days exploring the campus, faculty, students and administrators constantly reach out to our daughter and as a result, her passion in her professional interests has been nurtured. Along the way, she is developing meaningful relationships that extend far beyond the classroom. For our son who transferred from another school where he struggled to find himself, he now considers Waynesburg his home away from home. The support he receives from his athletic teammates, his professors and his dorm mates has made him feel welcome and appreciated without the need to change who he is. Waynesburg offers a community within a community. Whether its athletics, academics, community service, social circles, professional communities of interest or connections to professions in the work world, the Waynesburg University culture is what makes the student experience something we wish we had when we were in college. � Andres & Debi Filippi Grades Mid-termgradesaregiveneachsemester,whichstudentscanaccessviathe Self Service data base available through the myConnect portal. Final grades arealsoaccessibleviaSelfServiceandaresenttothestudent'spermanent address. Academic performance is paramount. If a student falls below a specific cumulative grade point average, there is the potential of being placed on academic warning, probation or suspension. Transportation TheCityofPittsburghprovidesaccesstoGreyhoundBuses,MegaBus,Amtrak and flights. A shuttle service to the bus and train stations, along with the Pittsburgh International Airport, is provided through the Student Services Office during holiday and semester breaks. Contact Student Services at 724-852-3206. Birthday Cake or Special Occasion Cake How would you like to surprise your son or daughter with a cake and bouquet of balloons on his/her birthday or other special occasion? Contact the Center for ServiceLeadershipat724-852-3318toplaceanorder.Allfundsraisedsupport students who participate in mission service trips. Finals Week Care Package At the end of each semester, the Student Activities Board organizes final exams care packages. Various snack and drink items are included. If you would like to send one to your son or daughter, information will be sent to you six weeks before the end of each semester. Contact Information During the academic year, most Universityofficesareopenfrom8:30a.m. until4:30p.m.(Mon.�Fri.).Duringthe summermonths,officesareopen8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.. The Department of Public Safety is available 24 hours a day, 7 daysaweekat724-852-3303. 35 First Year Guide -- 2012/13 36 Cont aCt inFormation Important Phone Numbers and E-mails Office/Name Dave Calvario Phone 724-852-3318 E-mail email@example.com Cont aCt inFormation Public Safety Office Mike Humiston Director of Security Dean of Students Director of the Center for Service Leadership 724-852-3390 firstname.lastname@example.org Pat Bristor Associate Dean of Students Director of Student Activities 724-852-3315 email@example.com Admissions Office Robin King 800-225-7393 firstname.lastname@example.org Senior Vice President for Enrollment and University Relations Kelley Hardie Assistant Dean of Students Director of Housing 724-852-3402 email@example.com Course Scheduling Vicki Wilson Registrar 724-852-3375 724-852-3261 724-852-3317 724-852-3242 724-852-3222 724-852-3463 724-852-3401 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Tom Ribar University Chaplain 724-852-3302 firstname.lastname@example.org Chuck Beiter New Student Schedule Coordinator Counseling Center & Educational Enrichment Jane Owen Director of Counseling Center Educational Enrichment Program Brian Carr New Student Schedule Coordinator 724-852-3225 email@example.com Jenny Jellison Honors Program Director Mary Hamilla Chaley Knight Counselor 724-852-3344 724-852-7603 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Assistant Director of Counseling Center Academic Affairs Business Office Dave Martin Controller firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Career Services Marie Coffman Director of Career Services 724-852-3399 firstname.lastname@example.org Nicole Snyder Business Office Supervisor Center for Student Success and Disability Services Brian Carr Pam Abbe Tutoring Coordinator Financial Aid Office Matt Stokan Director of Financial Aid 724-852-3208 email@example.com 724-852-3317 724-852-3266 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Director of Center for Student Success and Disability Services Information Technology Donna Posivak IT Help Desk/Information 724-852-3382 724-852-3413 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Executive Director of Information Technology Center for Service Leadership Sarah Brandstetter 724-852-3460 firstname.lastname@example.org Coordinator of Bonner Scholar Program Health Services Carol Young Director of Health Services 724-852-3332 email@example.com Waynesburg University admits students of any race, color, sex, disability, religion and national or ethnic origin. It is the policy of Waynesburg University not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, admissions policies, activities or employment, as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments. 37 First Year Guide -- 2012/13 38 1-800-225-7393 firstname.lastname@example.org www.waynesburg.edu