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What's New Overview for Spring 2015
Division of Student Affairs eNewsletter
As we get ready to kick off another semester at the University of North Dakota, the Division of Student Affairs wants to provide faculty and staff with a brief overview of new resources and changes that may impact prospective and current students.
Thank you for the important work you do in serving our students. I wish you much success in the upcoming semester.
-Lori Reesor, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
Admissions sees rise in visit numbers, schedules spring Saturday visits
The Admissions Office hosted a record number of students visiting campus this Fall. More than 2,500 undergraduate incoming students and families (a 5 percent increase from last year) participated in a campus tour, Admissions presentation and academic visit; dined on-campus; and had an opportunity to see the Wellness Center and UND Bookstore. We will continue to have weekday visits during the holiday break and Saturday visits starting again Feb. 7, 2015. The Spring Saturday campus visits for prospective students are as follows:
Feb. 21 or April 11, 2015
Feb. 28, 2015
Education, Art & Science Days
Mar. 28, 2015
Engineering & Geology Days
Mar. 7, 2015
Medical, Nursing & Law Days
April 25, 2015
Transfer Student Day (NEW)
April 18, 2015
Undeclared Students Days
Feb. 7, 2015
Refer to UND Saturday Visit Days for more information.
Thanks to everyone who participated and made the Fall visit days so successful!
View a consolidated list of all important dates and deadlines for 2015.
Career Services updates Career Connect
Career Connect is UND students' connection to full-time degreed positions, internships, co-ops and (soon to come) research opportunities!
The portal is full of employment opportunities for UND students and alumni, and is an excellent way to learn about our Career & Internship Fairs, Employer Information Sessions and Networking Events. In addition, students may:
- upload their resumes for jobs by Major, Classification, and Applicant Type
- access resources such as CareerSpots Q&A video clips
- gain cover letter, resume and interview tip assistance
We are working on a "click" to the Career Connect link that each department may add to their website, making access easy for everyone. Please share this information with your students and encourage them to log-in, set up their profile, and work with our professional staff to reap the benefits of Career Services!
Financial Wellness with area businesses offer discounts
UND Financial Wellness offers discounts around the Grand Forks area to UND students. Discounts are available by showing a valid UND Student ID.
Marketplace now offers custom salad bar
You asked for it, now salads are coming! Focus groups and campus surveys told us you wanted a salad bar, so 'Tossed Fresh' will be opening spring semester. Tossed Fresh, a new made-to-order salad concept is coming to Old Main Marketplace Food Court in the Memorial Union beginning Jan. 12, 2015. Made-to-order salads will be available Monday – Friday in the former World Market. Start the new year off right, with salads that are healthy, fresh and made for you.
Memorial Union adds, relocates spaces
A new study space is open and available to all students in the lower level of the Memorial Union. The space includes:
- Innovation Lab (collaboration room)
- Group study rooms
- Lock & Charge Station
- Print Kiosk
- Portable display monitors
- Smart board
- Portable wall dividers/white boards for creating meeting spaces
- Gaming area with pool tables, shuffleboard, bubble hockey and vending (free check-out @ INFO Center)
As of Dec. 22, 2014, Union Scheduling Services previously coordinated through the MU Administration Office, relocated to the Student Involvement and Leadership Office on the 1st level. Reservations for meeting/conference rooms, vendor tables, or other event spaces, are now coordinated through the Student Involvement & Leadership Office.
Continue to contact Kari Holter for scheduling information:
777.3928 or 777.3926
Other building space updates:
- Era Bell Thompson Multicultural Center (Multicultural Student Services) is now located on third level.
- Veteran and Nontraditional Student Services moved to third level.
- Athletic Ticket Office has moved to the main level.
- One-Stop Student Services is open and located on the main level.
Memorial Union now has 24 hour access
The Memorial Union will have 24 hour access starting Spring 2015 for students; however, the building will be closed on Friday and Saturday nights.
New software available: Read & Write Gold
Read & Write Gold provides options of listening to print materials, using voice to write instead of keyboarding, and much more. The software is available for download to all UND students, faculty and staff.
Office changes in Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness Hub
The Health & Wellness Hub will be moving from the first floor in the Union to the lower level of McCannel. Please inform and encourage students to visit the Hub for all their health and wellness related questions. They can check out the self-care station, pick up a cold care kit, and connect with services to ensure they stay healthy. Students, staff and faculty can request presentations or programs to come to a student organization, group, or class.
Student Health Business Office
The Student Health business office has returned to the administration offices located in Student Health Services. To access billing and insurance staff, please check in at the front desk.
Student Health Services 777.4500
University Counseling Center
As of Jan. 1, 2015, the testing center will transfer administratively to Disability Services for Students but remain physically within University Counseling Center. This will allow opportunity to grow testing center services.
Programming for substance use/abuse education (BASICS) program is now housed at UCC. Students can complete assessment on the UCC website at any time. They can then make an appointment to discuss results with an addiction counselor for recommendations.
The UCC has relocated the Counselor in Residence (CIR) service temporarily from Wilkerson to Johnstone Hall. In addition to evening appointment hours provided at the CIR, the Apartment Community Center (ACC) is adding daytime appointment hours so students can utilize drop-in day care services if needed as well as maintain evening hours.
One-Stop Student Services finds success, plans for future
Since One-Stop's Grand Opening in early October, affirmative reviews from students have continued to confirm One-Stop's commitment which states "Exceptional Service; Exceptional Convenience." "The service was fast and it was incredible!" stated one student. To further enhance the student experience, those who interact with One-Stop receive a personalized invitation via email to take a one-minute survey which provides constructive feedback about their experience.
Future plans for One-Stop include creating a presence at orientations, harnessing Starfish to enhance student success, and strengthening intercampus relations. Overall, One-Stop has reached more than 2,500 students via outreach phone calls, emails and in-person interactions.
One-Stop will also be taking over UND's GroUND Breaking Newsletter in Spring 2015. Content will focus on need-to-know information to help retain, engage and progress students toward graduation.
Student Success Center will hold walk-in hours
The Student Success Center will be holding walk-in hours 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning Monday, Jan. 12, through Thursday, Jan. 22 (the last day to add).
The walk-in hours are for new undeclared freshmen and undeclared transfer students who need assistance with their spring schedules. Declared freshmen and declared transfer students should seek assistance through their major departments and/or advisors. Beginning Friday, Jan. 23, the Student Success Center will resume assisting all undeclared students by appointment.
Student Health Services offers online student portal and insurance
Student Health Services Insurance & Billing
Open enrollment through the Affordable Care Act opened Nov. 15, 2014, and closes Feb. 15, 2015. During this period of time, uninsured or underinsured individuals may apply for health coverage through the Marketplace. More info.
Electronic Health Records
In conjunction with electronic health records, SHS offers an online student portal which allows patients to receive secure notification of test results, to receive reminders for follow-up appointments, and to get specific health advice from their provider.
Study Skills workshops offered this spring
The Student Success Center will be presenting a spring series of Snack & Study Skills Workshops on Jan. 26, Feb. 24, April 1, and April 30. Each session date will include presentations on the four study skill topics of time management, note-taking, studying for and taking tests, and reading a college textbook. Presentation times of each topic will rotate to accommodate students' schedules, and light snacks will be provided.
UND welcomes new students at Spring Orientation
Spring Orientation is Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. We look forward to welcoming new students, both freshmen and transfer, to campus! Orientation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Throughout the afternoon, we encourage students to visit campus offices to have their questions answered. Contact Kristi Okerlund if you have questions.
Wellness Center has new check in system & equipment
The Wellness Center has a new software system for checking in students. Equipment and towel checkout just takes a swipe of your ID card! A new member portal will keep signing up online easy and secure. Check out the new system, layout and equipment, including medicine balls and more kettlebells. Other pieces are on the way, including new treadmills, some with interactive touchscreens! Patience during our new software updates is much appreciated.
For assistance, contact:
777.3000 or 1.800.CALL.UND
Or chat online 7 days a week.
Note: Information subject to change.