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Students Welcome!

Students:  Welcome!

The countdown to the first day of classes on Wednesday, August 23rd has begun!

We are so excited to welcome you into the Ursuline College community this fall.

Around our campus, we continue to have “bluebird nesting houses.”   Ursuline is participating in a project with the goal of adding hundreds of Bluebirds into the population. Bluebirds, once common in the countryside were virtually driven to extinction; recovery trails such as this have helped reverse the trend. The Biology department can use volunteers so if you are interested in helping out with this project, please contact them!

Below is some information that will be helpful to you:

Laptop Loaning Program: Laptops are available for check out at the Besse Library with your Ursuline College ID. The laptops are loaded with various applications needed for courses.  

Computer Printing Allowance: Ursuline College provides 500 pages of free black and white printing to each student each Fall and Spring semester. Beyond that, the College will charge students 10 cents per page for black and white and 25 cents per page for color printing. Your student account will be connected to PCOUNTER, a system where you will receive a popup each time you print. The popup will inform you of your current printing balance compared to your quota. Amounts do not carry over. This is one of the “green” initiatives the college has implemented.

Recycling/Sustainability: Ursuline College has moved to single stream recycling. Anything that can be recycled will go into one receptacle. We are hoping that this will make it more user-friendly for everyone to recycle!

In order to help reduce consumer waste in the dining hall, Ursuline College and Metz Culinary Management continue to encourage students to use reusable to-go containers. We are hoping you will consider participating (if you haven’t already) by purchasing an eco-friendly reusable “to-go” container. These durable containers can be brought to the café for any meal service when you are not able to eat-in. Reusable “to-go” containers cost $4.45 for a 3-compartment clam shell and $2.65 for a 12 oz. soup/cereal container; these are the only reusable containers approved for the dining hall. As a reminder there is a $.30 charge for any “disposable to-go” container.

Follett Bookstore:

·       The Ursuline College Bookstore is located in the Pilla building and carries textbooks, course supplies, nursing uniforms, Ursuline imprinted clothing and gift items and convenience items. We have text book rental and e-book options for students.  Please go to http://www.bkstr.com for more information or go to www.ursuline.edu and use the quick link for the bookstore.

·       PRICE MATCH Program. Find a lower price and we’ll match it! If you find an identical in-stock textbook for rent or purchase priced lower elsewhere, tell us. We’ll match it right at the register. Prices matched against Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or a local competitor. Excludes peer-to-peer marketplaces, Amazon’s warehouse deals (Gold Box), aggregator sites, digital books and publisher-direct process.  Contact the bookstore for additional information.

Food on campus: Our dining hall and food court are located in the Pilla building.  Last year’s student satisfaction surveys gave the food, staff, and cleanliness all “A’s”! Your fellow students can’t be wrong!

The Food Court hours are:
Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM (Breakfast) and 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Continental)
Lunch: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (Full Lunch) and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Light Lunch)
Dinner: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Full Dinner) and 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Light Dinner); closes at 7:00 PM on Friday.

AM Brunch: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday Brunch: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Food Court has a credit card machine so that you may charge/debit your purchases. There is a $2 minimum purchase when using a credit card. The vending machines in Pilla are now equipped with a credit/debit card swipe system.  Vending machines can also be found in Mullen next to the Office of Campus Ministry.  

Smoking Policy: Just a reminder that smoking on campus is prohibited in ALL academic buildings. Smoking is restricted to the parking lots on campus. You will notice that receptacles are plentiful and placed prominently by each parking lot as reminders of the policy. 

Student Activities: Want to Get Involved, Have Fun and Leave Your Legacy at Ursuline College?  Join one of our various Student Organizations on campus.  Learn more about Student Organizations on Ursuline’s campus by visiting the Student Activity Fair/Quad Bash on August 31st in the Mullen Quad from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Don’t want to join a student organization, but want to have something to do?  We’ve got the cure for that too… visit the Student Activities websitehttp://www.ursuline.edu/img/Student_Life_Orientation/00001.jpg to learn about the fun filled programs offered by Ursuline’s Welcome Week Leaders such as a chance to win $100 in the half court shot contest during the Pep Rally.  Come out and hang with us!

Wellness: From healthy eating options in the food court to activity classes, there is something for everyone. Additionally, there is programming, some of it student-led, built around personal wellness in regard to alcohol and drug awareness. Yoga classes and Zumba  are offered in Daley Hall. Classes are free. 

Mullen Commuter Lounge: You are welcome to hang out, use your computer at the cyber bar with your laptop, and watch TV here! The Commuter Student Organization holds free luncheons here throughout the year, watch your calendar for dates.  The first free luncheon will take place during 'Welcome Week" on Thursday, August 24th from noon to 1:30 in the Mullen Commuter Lounge.

St. Angela Chapel: The chapel is located next to the Commuter Lounge in Mullen. Weekly Mass is held (during the academic year) on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the St. Angela Chapel and on Sundays at 8 p.m. at Notre Dame College (the college provides transportation – the college van leaves Pilla at 7:30 p.m.).  Also, all students are welcome at the Ursuline Motherhouse for 9:30 a.m. Mass each Sunday.  

Student Services Center (One Stop): Pick up your 2017-18 free Ursuline College Student Planner/Calendar.  They are currently available.  Student ID cards are also available in this office. Commuters may elect to use our meal card ID point system and purchase Arrow Dollars for your ID to be used in the Pilla Dining Hall and the Bookstore. 

Student Handbook: Your Student Handbook with information about almost everything you need to know about Ursuline College--policies, services, offices—is available on the Ursuline College website.  Please go to
www.ursuline.edu/handbook for all policy and handbook information. Every Ursuline College student is responsible for reading, comprehending, and adhering to the policies and procedures outlined in the Student Handbook and for staying up-to-date on any changes to the policies and procedures that may occur from time-to-time. A paper copy of the Student Handbook can be obtained at the Student One Stop Center, Mullen 203.  Please keep in mind that the on-line (web) version of the Student Handbook may contain recent changes to the College’s policies and procedures not yet reflected in the paper copy version. 

Student Health Insurance: Information concerning options for health insurance through healthcare.gov is located on the tab to the left.  International students, who have provided the college with paperwork, need to see Amy Lechko or Mary Anne Ursick about any questions with insurance.

Welcome Week: Sponsored by the Orientation Team, has fun activities planned for you! You will find a full schedule of the events in the TP Times—THE place to find out happenings around campus (placed around campus in the restroom stalls!) and on the Ursuline College website. Please stop by any events you are able to—it is a great way to meet new friends.

Athletics: Come cheer your Ursuline Arrow athletic teams! Check out the athletics website for a full listing of games and standings for each of our teams.

Title IX: Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX also prohibits retaliation against individuals who file a complaint of sex-based harassment/discrimination or assist in the filing, investigation, or resolution of such complaints.  To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state civil rights laws, Ursuline College has developed policies and procedures that prohibit all forms of sex-based discrimination and/or retaliation:

Interim Sexual Misconduct Policy: http://www.ursuline.edu/docs/student_life/Interim%20Policy%20on%20Sexual%20Misconduct.pdf

Harassment and Discrimination Policy:


Ursuline College has designated the following College official to coordinate and oversee its Title IX compliance efforts, to address concerns regarding Title IX, and to investigate and resolve any complaints alleging actions prohibited by Title IX or this policy. Prohibited actions include all forms of sexual harassment/discrimination and misconduct, including sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking, as well as retaliation.


Deborah L. Kamat, Director of Compliance/Title IX & Disability Coordinator

Office Location: Mullen 240 Telephone: (440) 484-7027

Email: deborah.kamat@ursuline.edu

Harassment and Discrimination:  Ursuline College prohibits harassment and discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics, including race, color, national origin, religion, age, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws.  Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation to ensure that they are not, on the basis of disability, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives Federal financial assistance.  Ursuline College has designated the Director of Compliance/Disability Coordinator (x7027) to coordinate and oversee its compliance efforts with Section 504 and other applicable laws. 

If you believe you have been harassed or discriminated against in violation of law or the College’s policy, it is essential that you report the matter immediately to the Director of Compliance (Deborah L. Kamat), Mullen 240 (x7027). The College’s Harassment and Discrimination policy is available on the College’s web site at the link listed above.

Please note that religiously sponsored organizations, such as Ursuline College, are exempt from certain aspects of Title IX, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal, state, and local laws. Nothing contained herein should be read or interpreted as a waiver of the College’s exemptions under these or other federal, state or local laws.

FERPA (abbreviated information): The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act govern all student records maintained by any office of Ursuline College. According to FERPA’s provisions, the College may not disclose the contents of any student’s education records without the student’s written consent—including parents, spouses, other relatives or employers. Exceptions exist for the parent of a “dependent student” (as defined by the IRS, but only the Financial Aid Office can verify that a student is dependent); if the College has received a lawfully issued subpoena; and internal disclosure of students records to Ursuline College officials who have “legitimate educational interests” in seeing those records. More information about FERPA can be found in the Student Handbook and Planner and on Ursuline College’s website.

New LaCrosse Practice Field:.  Near the tennis courts, we are clearing some of the brush to make space for the new lacrosse practice field.  The area the team used in the past is currently under the giant pile of dirt where the new motherhouse is being built.

I welcome any questions you may have and encourage you to stop by (even if it is just to say “hello”!). You can meet Mary Anne Ursick, the Executive Secretary for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and the face of the office, and Amy Lechko, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. They can be found in Mullen 206 - right down the hall from Admissions and the Student Services Center. If you stop in and say hello you can pick up a pen - you can never have too many! My phone number is 440 646 8320,  and for those of you who prefer email, you can contact me at dhurley@ursuline.edu.  My office is Mullen 218. If I can assist you in any way, just let me know!

I am looking forward to seeing you on campus! Enjoy the rest of your summer.

                            Deanne W. Hurley, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs