The countdown to the first day of classes on Monday, August 20th has begun!
The Student Affairs staff is ready to welcome you to Ursuline College, home of the Arrows! We are busy getting the campus ready for the first day of Fall classes—those of you who are taking classes this summer have gotten glimpses of some of the projects we have been working on. Below is some information that will be helpful to you:
• Laptop Loaning Program and Wireless Spots on Campus: Laptops are available for check out at the Besse Library—with your Ursuline College ID you can check it out and head for one of the wireless spots on campus! The laptops are loaded with Word, Excel, Access, Publisher and PowerPoint. The entire campus is wireless: the classrooms, lounges, Daley Dining Hall, Pilla Atrium, Besse Library and residence halls.
• 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.
• Food on campus: Daley Dining Hall is located in Fritzsche, upstairs from the art department and Wasmer Art Gallery. The dining hall is open:
Monday - Friday
Breakfast: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM (Full 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 - 6:00 PM (Full Dinner) and 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Light Dinner); Daley closes at 7:00 PM on Friday
Saturday - Sunday
Brunch only: 10:30 AM - Noon
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Daley Dining Hall has a credit card machine so that you may charge/debit your purchases. There is a $2 minimum purchase when using a credit card. We are in the process of building a new dining hall that will be in Pilla. Pardon our dust!
• Fitness Center/Pool/Gym: The Athletic Director wants to remind those of you with Fitness Center Access Cards to bring your cards back to campus with you. If you were issued a card and have lost it, there will be a fee to replace it. New students and others without cards may pick up Access Cards from the Front Desk at the O’Brien Athletic Center.
• 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.
• Wellness: From healthy eating options in Daley Dining Hall to activity classes and an area in the Fitness Center for working out, using your personal videos and DVDs, 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.
• 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 a monthly (free) luncheon here.
• Student Services Center (One Stop): Pick up your 2012-13 free Ursuline College Student Handbook/Planners (after August 15th), Student ID cards and health insurance information. Commuters may elect to use our meal card ID point system and purchase points for your ID to be used in the Daley Dining Hall and the bookstore.
• Student Health Insurance: Ursuline is in a consortium of Ohio Institutions of Higher Learning which provides student health insurance. There is a website where you are able to look at the plan that is offered, pricing and enrollment information: www.sas-mn.com. Just click on the Find a School tab, select Ohio and then Ursuline College. Brochures are also available (once classes begin) in the Student Services Center and the Athletic Center.
• Welcome Week: Sponsored by the Office of Orientation, 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! The first home games for volleyball and soccer are below. Check out the athletics website for a full listing of games and standings for each of our teams.
- Soccer: Saturday, September 8th at 1:00 p.m.
- Volleyball: Saturday, September 15th @ 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
• New sports: We will be starting Lacrosse next Fall (2013). If this is something you would like to be a part of, please contact Coach Cindy McKnight at 440 684 6102.
• Family Fun Festival: Mark your calendars and bring your family and friends to campus September 14 and 15th. More details will be coming from the Office of Student Activities.
• 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.
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 Student Affairs and the face of the office. We can be found in Mullen 206 - right down the hall from Admissions and the Student Services Center. If you stop in and say hello we will give you 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I am looking forward to seeing you on campus! Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Deanne W. Hurley,
Vice President of Student Affairs