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CAMPUS SERVICES


ACADEMIC ADVISING

ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER

CAMPUS CLIMATE

CAMPUS SAFETY/PARKING

CAREER SERVICES

CHILD CENTER

COOPERATIVE PROGRAM WITH VITERBO UNIVERSITY

COUNSELING AND TESTING CENTER

DISABILITY RESOURCE SERVICES

FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (ITS)/HELP DESK

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

LEGAL AID SERVICE

MULTICULTURAL STUDENT SERVICES

MURPHY LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTER

RECORDS AND REGISTRATION

RESIDENCE LIFE

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER

STUDENT LIFE

STUDENT LIFE/VIOLENCE PREVENTION

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

TUTORING SERVICES

VETERAN'S EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS


ACADEMIC ADVISING

Faculty advisers are assigned to each student based on academic major. Advisor assignments can be found in the WINGS Student Center. Advisers may be consulted for major and career choices and concerns, course sequencing and selection, and a variety of other issues. Students should schedule a minimum of one conference per semester with their advisers. Frequently this is done when planning next semester's class schedule.

Other advising resources include the Academic Advising Center, Career Services Office, and the Counseling and Testing Center. The staff in these offices provide academic, career and personal counseling, and make referrals when appropriate. These resources, particularly the Academic Advising Center are useful for students who have not declared an academic major or are uncertain about a major or career.

Academic assistants to the deans are knowledgeable about university policies and procedures. They assign faculty advisers and notify students of their academic status. They determine whether students have completed all General Education, college core, major, minor and university requirements for graduation. You should schedule an appointment with the assistant in your college dean's office one semester prior to graduation to confirm that all requirements will be met.

The advisement report (AR) is an important advising tool and is available in the WINGS Student Center under 'Academic Requirements'. The AR identifies requirements that have been completed and those that remain. Using your AR is the best way to ensure that you are taking exactly the courses you need for graduation. You may be thinking of changing your program of study and wonder how that change would affect your progress. You can use the What If AR to set up and request a simulated or 'what-if' advisement report based on alternate programs of study. This provides an opportunity to determine how one's courses fit into a different major, and what requirements would need to be met. ARs are available in the online WINGS Student Center. If you have any questions about how your courses are applying in the AR, please see your Dean's Office.


ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER

1140 Centennial Hall
(608) 785-6950
advising@uwlax.edu
www.uwlax.edu/advising

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Academic Advising Center is committed to providing all students developmental academic advising grounded in teaching and based on valuing a liberal arts education. Through this process, students develop the skills and self knowledge to be adaptable and reflective life-long learners. This results in the ability to set personal goals and to make intelligent educational, career, and life choices to achieve those goals. 

Undeclared majors/students with unique needs: Most of the center's work is focused on students who have not decided on an academic major and populations of transfer students, returning (non-traditional) students, and those students with unique needs. There are resources to assist with academic and career decision-making, including the computer-based Discover program, WCIS (Wisconsin Career Information System) and other Web-based programs that can help match the student's interest and skills with potential majors and occupations. Staff members meet individually with students who are uncertain about their majors or career choices.  

Declared majors: The Academic Advising Center staff supports the advising that is carried out by faculty and academic staff within the colleges, departments and other academic units. Students who have declared their major/minor should meet every semester with their designated faculty adviser.


CAMPUS CLIMATE

1120 Centennial Hall
(608) 785-5094
www.uwlax.edu/campusclimate/

Formed in 2005 as a project of Plan 2008, the Research & Resource Center for Campus Climate envisions a campus environment where the individual and collective are committed to welcoming, including, and engaging the experiences and perspectives of all. Through fostering dialogue, respect, critical thinking, personal growth, and social action, we believe in the power of awareness, the strength of understanding, and the potential of bridging cultures across difference. To that end, our mission is to facilitate, sustain and advance an organizational culture and climate that supports principles of social justice, equity, inclusion and community.

A couple of our most recognized efforts include:

AWARENESS THROUGH PERFORMANCE, a student group that works toward promoting greater consciousness around social justice, diversity, and climate issues on the UW-L campus and beyond. Using the stage as their forum, students creatively challenge systems of privilege and oppression and strive to plant seeds of social responsibility, inspire critical thought, and spark a campus-wide conversation.
www.uwlax.edu/campusclimate/atp

HATE & BIAS RESPONSE - The Hate Response Team (HRT) exists to combat the many forms of hate/bias and all manifestations of prejudice and intolerance through consistent assessment of the campus climate, proactive educational efforts for all, and comprehensive response and counsel to the individual and collective impacted by hate/bias. Through the online Hate/Bias Incident Report, the Hate Response Team seeks to collect information on any and all incidents of hate, bias and discrimination motivated by as person's actual or perceived identity, which could include race, ethnic background, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or religious affiliation.
http://www.uwlax.edu/campusclimate/reporthate.htm


CAMPUS SAFETY/PARKING

Information Center
(608) 789-9000
www.uwlax.edu/police

The University Police Department exists for the protection of people and property within and adjacent to the university community. The staff of certified (commissioned) police officers strives to provide a safe and secure campus environment. This is done through enforcement as well as engaging in activities with the Offices of Student Life and Residence Life to promote safety and responsible behavior. The officers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This unit also works with the campus parking office. Parking space is very limited. Lots designated as commuter parking for students and staff are controlled by permits sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Permits for residence hall parking for students living on campus are sold on a priority basis, depending on students' year in school. Contact Campus Parking for information (608) 785-8061.

The annual security report and crime statistics are on the web at www.uwlax.edu/studentlife/securityreport.htm.


CAREER SERVICES

1140 Centennial Hall
(608) 785-8514
career@uwlax.edu
www.uwlax.edu/careerservices

The Career Services Office assists students in finding meaningful careers. The following services are available to assist in this process.

Career Advising: Students can meet individually with a career advisor to discuss career exploration, job and internship search strategies, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and graduate school application process.

Career Events: Each year Career Services coordinates several major career exploration events that allow students to meet employers on an informal basis to discuss career options, internship positions, and employment opportunities.

Online Services: From the Career Services' home page, students can view and apply for regularly updated internships and jobs, sign up for on-campus interviews and upload resumes for employers to view online. The home page also provides a complete schedule of Career Services sponsored career fairs, events and workshops, extensive 'how to' information for resume writing, cover letter writing and interviewing, links to the top job web sites and major employer home pages, graduate and professional school information, links to career guidance information and an annually updated report on employment information of recent UW-L graduates.

On-Campus Interviewing: Employers from business, industry, government, and education visit the campus to interview students for employment opportunities.

Cooperative Education and Internship Program: Internships help students integrate classroom with practical experience through experiences related to their academic and occupational goals. These experiences, for which a student can receive credit, include working for regional, national, and international businesses, government agencies, and community organizations.

To participate in the Cooperative Education and Internship Program, students must meet grade point average and course prerequisites. Students must be at their internship site during the academic term for which they are registered for academic credit. Thirty credits may be taken and recorded on the academic record; however no more than 15 credits are applicable to a degree. Students should contact the Career Services Office during their sophomore year to learn more.

Departmental internships also are offered. See Internships, for a list of the departments.


CHILD CENTER

Eagle Rec Center
(608) 785-8813
www.uwlax.edu/childcare

The Campus Child Center was established in 1985 to provide care for the children of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse students, staff and faculty. The Center has built and maintained a reputation for providing quality care to the families they serve. For more information, visit www.uwlax.edu/childcare/index.htm


COOPERATIVE PROGRAM WITH VITERBO UNIVERSITY

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Viterbo University, also located in La Crosse, have an agreement for inter-institutional cooperation. The program is designed to enhance the educational opportunities for students of both institutions and to optimize the use of personnel, financial and physical resources. Authorized students from each institution will be allowed to enroll in selected courses at the other institution.

Specific conditions:
1. Enrollment of any student in any course will be contingent upon the written permission of both institutions.
2. Students must be enrolled as full-time students at their home institution to be eligible for participation in the program.
3. Priority will be given to students from the home institution in courses where enrollments are limited.
4. Students will be allowed to carry a maximum of six credits at the sister institution.
5. Payment of general tuition and fees will be made at the institution at which the student is enrolled full-time.
6. Any special course fees, i.e., for laboratories, physical education, etc., will be paid at the institution at which the course is taken.
7. Only under special circumstances will students be allowed to enroll in courses at the sister institution that are available at the home institution. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
8. Summer and winter terms are excluded from the agreement.

If you are interested in participating in the program, contact the Cooperative Program Advisory Coordinator in the College of Science and Health, 205 Graff Main Hall.


COUNSELING AND TESTING CENTER

2106 Centennial Hall
(608) 785-8073
www.uwlax.edu/counseling

The Counseling and Testing Center (CTC) offers a wide range of mental health and testing services designed to help college students adjust to the university environment, cope with emotional and psychological difficulties, as well as academic and social pressures. The CTC is also home to a Relaxation Room equipped with a meditation area, reclining chairs, massage pads, and computer based biofeedback, guided relaxation, and music programs.

Individual counseling provides an opportunity to talk with a professional counselor about any topic or personal concern. Groups and workshops help students learn new interpersonal skills, improve study skills or discuss personal concerns in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Couples therapy and family therapy are also offered when indicated by treatment needs. The CTC staff work closely with the physicians and the psychiatrist at the Student Health Center to coordinate any medical care that might be needed.

Information shared in counseling sessions is confidential in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes. Counseling records, tests, and related information do not become part of the official university record.

The professional staff consists of psychologists, counselors, social workers and supervised professionals-in-training. Staff members have considerable experience in working with college students and use various short-term methods of individual and group counseling to help students achieve their goals. The CTC is a training site for graduate level practicum and intern students, as well as post-doctoral psychology fellows who work under the supervision of licensed professional psychologists and counselors. We strive to empower students to recognize and improve their own capacity for wellness and healing. Our staff believe that good mental and emotional health are imperative to both academic and interpersonal success. Most counseling center services are funded by student segregated fees and are available to all currently enrolled students.

Several national testing programs are administered for UW-L students and community members in a paper/pencil format. Available exams include the ACT, CLEP, CHES, LSAT, Miller Analogy, SAT and Wisconsin Placement Tests. The Counseling and Testing Center also serves as a computer based testing center for Castle World Wide, PAN (Performance Assessment Network), and Pearson/VUE. The GRE, Praxis/PPST, TOEFL and MCAT exams are available through agreement with Education Testing Service. As a member of the National College Testing Association's Consortium of College Test Centers, CTC also provides proctoring for UW-L students and community members for those who are taking correspondence, online or distance courses, in addition to those individuals needing professional certification for employment. For more information on proctoring services, see: http://www.ncta-testing.org/cctc/


DISABILITY RESOURCE SERVICES

165 Murphy Library Resource Center
(608) 785-6900
www.uwlax.edu/drs

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for all students. Students with disabilities on our campus are offered a variety of services to insure that both facilities and programs are accessible. The Office of Disability Resource Services can assist students in obtaining reasonable accommodations at the university.

If you have a physical, sensory, emotional, or learning disability, you should meet with personnel from the Disability Resource Services during your first semester on campus. Contact personnel at the office immediately after acceptance into the university.


FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE

149 Graff Main Hall
(608) 785-8055
www.uwlax.edu/FYE

The Student Life Office-First-Year Experience is responsible for programs such as, New Student Orientation and Family Weekend. It exists as a resource to assist in the transition of new students and their families, by building partnerships through communication, programming, and resources.  Please call, email, or drop-by to ask a question or to chat about your experience as a new student at UW-L.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (ITS)/HELP DESK

www.uwlax.edu/its

Eagle Help Desk
103 Wing Technology Center
(608) 785-8774
helpdesk@uwlax.edu
www.uwlax.edu/helpdesk

ITS provides our campus community with the technology necessary to facilitate and enhance learning through these services: computer labs and classrooms, personal file storage, distance education, lecture capture, Eagle Help Desk, EagleApps (email) powered by Google, network, and personal file storage. Students can access their academic information, tuition and fees, and register for classes online using WINGS. Many courses offer online resources through Desire2Learn (D2L), the campus supported course management system. Many of these resources are available on or off campus through a web browser. Computing and network information resources are widely used to support instruction, research, student services and communication and to create a community of shared inquiry. Principles of responsible use, to which all users are bound, are included in the student and staff handbooks and also available electronically on the web at www.uwlax.edu/its/security/policies.htm.

ITS open computing access labs are located in Murphy Library, Wimberly, and Cartwright Center. The labs have computers using Windows 7 and Macintosh operating systems. A wide variety of application software including Microsoft Office is available. Additional information on these rooms can be found at www.uwlax.edu/its/classrooms-labs/facilities.htm. Pay-for-print Laser printing is available in ITS computing rooms and more information on laser printing can be found at www.uwlax.edu/its/classrooms-labs/printing.htm.

The Eagle Help Desk provides free technical assistance. Assistance is available by phone, email, web or on a walk-in basis. The help desk maintains a web site with self-help and support resources at www.uwlax.edu/helpdesk.

The campus network reaches all buildings, including residence halls. Residence halls have individual network connections in each room plus a computer lab in each hall is available to residents. Wireless network connectivity is available in all academic buildings, residence halls and many public areas on campus, both inside and outside, for students with mobile computers.


INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

1209 Centennial Hall
(608) 785-8016
www.uwlax.edu/oie

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES 
International student advisers are located in the Office of International Education. The advisers play an important role in assisting new international students in their adjustment to UW-L and life in the United States. Although a primary function is advising students on immigration regulations, the Office of International Education and the international student advisors provide other important services:
— pre-arrival information containing details about transportation and arrival, health insurance, housing, life in La Crosse, and orientation.
— orientation programs, scheduled each semester before classes, to acquaint new students with university academics, facilities, and procedures, life in La Crosse, money and banking, immigration laws, and campus and community organizations.
— administration of USCIS, DHS, and DOS regulations in areas such as work authorization, transfer of schools, practical training authorization, and extension of stay.
— referral services to other university offices and community agencies.

The international student advisor serves as a liaison with other organizations that provide international students various opportunities to meet and interact with people from UW-L and the La Crosse community. Two of these organizations are the La Crosse International Friendship Exchange (LIFE) and La Crosse Friends of International Students (LFIS).

La Crosse International Friendship Exchange (LIFE) is a recognized university student organization that offers membership to U.S. and international students. LIFE offers many social and cultural activities throughout the year that bring together international and U.S. students.

La Crosse Friends of International Students (LFIS) is a community organization which is actively involved with international students at UW-L. This group organizes welcome activities for new international students and coordinates Friendship Families for all interested students.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS ABOARD
UW-L and the Office of International Education offer students a range of academic programs for full university credit at leading universities well matched to the needs and interests of UW-L students. Program costs are, on average, comparatively less than many other university programs nationwide.

The university encourages you to study in a foreign country to enrich your university training and enhance career opportunities. International study programs provide special opportunities for advanced study of the humanities, social sciences, international business, and the arts. Language study programs are coordinated with modern language course work at UW-L you can continue your progress in an appropriate sequence. The Office of International Education has a resource room with information on UW-L programs including course catalogs, videos, tourist information, etc.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM ABROAD CATEGORIES:
1. Exchanges permit students to enroll directly at a foreign university for a semester or year by trading places with a student who comes to UW-L from that university. Exchange students take standard classes in the curriculum and otherwise participate fully as regular students at the host university.
2. Study abroad programs also allow students to enroll directly at a foreign university, but under the auspices of a specially designed program to accommodate American students.
3. Study centers are private institutions designed exclusively for American students. They are usually not directly affiliated with a foreign university.
4. Study tours are short-term excursions or summer programs, led by UW-L faculty which allow students to focus on specific issues, themes, or world regions. Ongoing study tours are offered in Austria, Ireland, Scotland, and China.
5. Community engagement programs are non-credit bearing study tours that offer students the opportunity to take part in a volunteer or service learning experience abroad.

Listed below are the principal academic programs abroad currently available to UW-L students:
Argentina
Austria
Australia
China
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark
Egypt
Fiji
France
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Germany
Israel
Japan
London
Mexico
The Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Russia
Spain
Scotland
South Africa
Sweden
United Kingdom
Worldwide
                Academic Programs International (API)
                    AustraLearn
                Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA)
                Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
                    International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
                    International Internship Program
                    Independent Research Abroad

Study in Scotland Program is a between the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, -La Crosse, and -Stout campuses. The program offers students an opportunity to further their academic career with an international experience. Students may select one of three institutions in Scotland:
The University of Aberdeen
The University of Glasgow
The University of Stirling

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) is an organization of more than 200 higher education institutions around the world including Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the South Pacific. In most cases, ISEP participants register as regular students at the host institutions, take the same courses, and participate in the same activities as local students. Programs are available in almost any field at the undergraduate and graduate level. Many sites offer classes in English while learning the language of the host country.

International Internship Program provides practical experience in the operations of international businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and other international organizations to gain a better understanding of how other cultures live and work. International internships can be coordinated with a foreign study program or completed independently, before or after graduation.

Independent Research Abroad is open to students by application, with superior academic qualifications. Modeled after leading graduate programs, it allows advanced students to spend an extended term in a foreign location completing an individually designed research project. Students prepare their projects in a semester-long seminar prior to their field research. Activities abroad are coordinated with appropriate foreign institutions, libraries, and other resource centers.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
Selection of the right foreign study program for each student requires careful consideration of the academic, personal, and financial factors that determine a successful international experience. Group and individual advising sessions with the study abroad coordinator assist students in choosing an appropriate program. Applicants for academic programs abroad are expected to have a good record of academic achievements. Programs have minimum grade point average requirements; sophomore or junior standing is required for most programs.

Upon acceptance into a program, you are required to enroll in INS 250, 'Orientation to Study Abroad,' a one-credit course designed to prepare students for a successful international experience. This course examines educational, cultural, political, and other issues that affect a student's adaptation to foreign environments. Students can also elect to enroll in INS 251 'Journaling' and INS 252 'Re-Entry' which fulfill a General Education requirement.

Academic credit is awarded for all programs, subject to approval of transfer by specific departments. Grades are not calculated in students' UW-L GPA, except for study tours led by UW-L faculty.

Students wishing to participate in non-UW-L foreign study programs may do so pending review and approval by the Office of International Education.

COST AND FINANCIAL AID
The university makes every effort to provide academically sound foreign study programs at reasonable costs. Exchange program fees are based on tuition, room and board at UW-L with some additional administrative fees. Study abroad program fees are set by the sponsoring institution. You may apply financial aid to the cost of the programs. Wisconsin residents are eligible for a need-based grant of up to $2,000. In addition to financial aid, the Office of International Education has information on several scholarships and grants that can be used to offset the cost of studying abroad.


LEGAL AID SERVICE

The Student Association annually contracts with local attorneys to help students who need legal advice. By contacting the Office of Student Life, (608) 785-8062, you can make an appointment to see an attorney on campus. All information between attorney and student is kept confidential. It should be noted that legal service is limited to advice, not court appearances. For further information contact the Office of Student Life, 149 Graff Main Hall.


MULTICULTURAL STUDENT SERVICES

1101 Centennial Hall
(608) 785-8225
www.uwlax.edu/mss/

The Office of Multicultural Student Services promotes excellence in student learning and personal/social development for UW-L multicultural students who are U.S. citizens or refugees. In particular, OMSS provides support services and information to recruit, retain and graduate students of African American, American Indian, Hispanic/Latino(a), Asian American, bi-racial or multi-ethnic descent. Areas of service and outreach include: Academic Success Institute (summer bridge program); leadership development and advising for multicultural student organizations; academic and financial aid retention; peer tutoring; personal guidance, support and advocacy for students; cultural, educational, and social programming, year-round pre-college programs and tutoring. OMSS models inclusive excellence and supports collaborative efforts that promote human understanding, shared values, and respect for individual differences.

THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS INSTITUTE (ASI)
ASI is a bridge program designed to help first year multicultural and disadvantaged students adjust to a rigorous college routine during the summer before the regular academic year begins. Between 20 and 25 students are enrolled for six weeks of intensive instruction in college level courses and related college experiences. The institute's records have provided proof that retention and grade point averages can be improved appreciably by this transitional academic experience between high school and college.

Students interested in attending the ASI must fit one or more of the following criteria: 1) first generation college student (neither parent graduated from a four-year college or university); 2) need support to successfully obtain a college degree; 3) from a historically underserved group; 4) economically disadvantaged. Submitting an application for admission to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a requirement for participation. Students will also complete an ASI application and be interviewed prior to acceptance into the program. Applications for ASI are accepted until program capacity is reached. For additional questions, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Services, 1101 Centennial Hall, (608) 785-8225.


MURPHY LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTER

(608) 785-8507
murphylibrary@uwlax.edu
www.uwlax.edu/murphylibrary

Murphy Library is the campus center for academic inquiry. The library provides access to a vast and diverse collection of electronic and print resources, facilities designed to flexibly accommodate a variety of learning needs, and technologies that complement and enhance the acquisition and synthesis of information.

The library building offers open, welcoming spaces for study and collaboration as well as individual study carrels, group study rooms, and a café. The open-stack print and microform collections are complemented by map collections, the preK-12 Curriculum Center, leisure reading materials, and a new media area. A multimedia collection consisting of audio-visual materials in a variety of formats such as DVD, CD-ROM, and videotape is located on the main floor of the library. The library is also a selective depository for state and federal government documents. The Special Collections/Area Research Center contains the university archives, rare books, over 3,200 hours of oral history interviews, a photographic collection of approximately 170,000 images, 5,500 books on Wisconsin history, and is a regional depository of over 900 linear feet of manuscripts and public records for the Wisconsin Historical Society. Murphy Library houses the campus's largest General Computing Access lab, and laptops, iPads, video cameras, and other technology tools are available for checkout. Wireless access is available throughout the library, and adaptive technology is also provided.

The periodicals collection includes more than 159,874 full text journals, magazines, and newspapers available electronically through subscription databases, publisher packages, and individual subscriptions. Over 250 scholarly databases are available to library users, from EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete to Thomson's Zoological Record. A searchable database provides specific location and linking information for all periodicals available to Murphy Library users. The library's link resolver helps users discover full text availability from various databases, Google Scholar, Murphy Library and UW-System holdings. In appreciation of the diverse research available to our users, a LibX toolbar enables users to link back to Murphy Library resources and services from anywhere on the web. Our growing collection of electronic books currently numbers more than 209,000 volumes, in addition to sixty-plus electronic encyclopedias and reference tools. Electronic library materials are available campus-wide, and in most cases, off-campus as well.

Murphy Library is rich in international and multicultural materials, supporting campus diversity and inclusivity by providing circulating books, reference materials, multimedia collections, and electronic resources that represent a broad spectrum of groups, cultures, and viewpoints.

All of these materials can be located using our integrated search system linking library holdings, full text electronic materials, and request forms into a single interface. This integrated search system also allows users to find materials in local and regional catalogs along with resources for finding materials held in libraries worldwide. By cooperative agreement, students may use the libraries of Viterbo University, Western Wisconsin Technical College, the La Crosse Public Library, and area medical centers. Universal Borrowing allows UW-L faculty, staff and students access to millions of items throughout the University of Wisconsin system, and Interlibrary Loan provides access to additional materials facilitated by resource-sharing partnerships throughout the world.

For more information about Murphy Library, please visit the website at www.uwlax.edu/murphylibrary/.


RECORDS AND REGISTRATION

117 Graff Main Hall
(608) 785-8576
www.uwlax.edu/records

The Office of Records and Registration provides services related to records and registration. Academic records are confidential between the student and the university. Students may request transcripts of their permanent academic records at any time, provided they are not financially encumbered to the university. Transcripts may be requested in person, online, or by writing to the Records and Registration Office. Additional transcript information is available at www.uwlax.edu/records/transcripts. There is a fee for official transcripts. Transcripts will not be released without the student's authorizing signature. Under no circumstances will partial transcripts be issued.

The university has web registration via the WINGS Student Information System. Each student is assigned a registration time based on credits earned. The assigned time is listed on student center on WINGS, as well as on your advising report. Registration for spring semester begins in November; summer registration begins in early April, followed by fall registration in mid-April. You may register at your assigned time or any time after that through the fifth day of classes (third day for summer session) unless enrollment limits have been met. New freshmen register in the summer at special registration sessions. Some departments require advising prior to registration. You must pay a deposit prior to registration and have a zero balance on your account. The registration system will not permit a student to enroll in a class for which a prerequisite has not been completed. The online Timetable has complete instructions for registration and changes-of-schedule.

If the enrollment management plan will permit registering additional students, late registrants for a semester or summer session will be accepted and enrolled under normal late registration policies and procedures. Registration is closed at the end of the second week of classes in a semester and after one week in a summer session.


RESIDENCE LIFE

Eagle Hall
(608) 785-8075
www.uwlax.edu/reslife

The Office of Residence Life team mission statement reads, 'The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Residence Life Program is an integral component of the University's educational mission.  We provide reasonably priced and well maintained living/learning environments which are designed to foster learning, community, personal growth, responsibility, respect, leadership, and citizenship'.

Over one-third of the undergraduate students enrolled in the university reside in one of the eleven residence halls with a total occupancy of 3,100. While freshmen and sophomores occupy most of these spaces, two new residence halls have opened in the last 5 years providing suite style living for 880 students.

Residence halls are group living and learning centers financed and maintained solely by revenue from residents. Several living learning arrangements are offered to meet individual needs: coed halls, an upper-class hall, first-year experience halls, and specialized living/learning communities exist in our newest residence hall. All halls are smoke-free.

Halls are equipped with big screen color TVs, study areas, kitchens, computer rooms, laundry rooms, vending machines, a front desk operation, and games such as ping-pong, pool, and foosball. All student rooms have hard wired internet connection, one port per resident and every hall has wireless connectivity.

Recreation, social, personal development, intramural sports, and diversity programs are some of the activities planned by residents of each hall with guidance and support from residence life staff members. Students are encouraged to assume leadership roles and take an active part of their living community via hall council or the Residence Hall Association Council (RHAC).

Entering students, after paying the $100 housing deposit, may indicate a living arrangement, specific hall, and/or roommate preference when you complete the online housing application. Priority for housing and meeting specific requests is based on the date of your housing application. In addition, a web-based roommate finder program is available.

Specific housing regulations are communicated to all residents through the student handbook, Livin' On, and the Eagle Eye, which can be viewed at the Web site, www.uwlax.edu/studentlife. These regulations are consistent with the conduct code referred to in this catalog and have been formulated by the chancellor under the authorization and direction of the UW System Board of Regents.

Off-campus living opportunities can be viewed via www.uwlax.edu/reslife/html/offcamhousing.html.  Rental agreements are between students and their respective landlords. The university does not inspect or approve off-campus housing.


STUDENT HEALTH CENTER

1st Floor, Health Science Center
(608) 785-8558
www.uwlax.edu/studenthealth

The Student Health Center, a member of the American College Health Association, provides medical, nursing, and physical therapy services in the form of outpatient and urgent care as well as prevention of illness or injury. The staff consists of Board Certified physicians, a certified nurse practitioner, two registered nurses with certification in college health nursing, physical therapists who are also certified athletic trainers, physical therapist assistants, medical lab technologists, health information managers, and office staff. The Health Center staffs are experienced in working with the health care needs of college students and are dedicated to providing high quality care and assistance.

Services are available to students who are registered for credits each semester. The student health fee is automatically included in the student fee statement.  

All information in a student's health record is entirely confidential and is not released to anyone without the student's written consent. Students may schedule an appointment to review their medical records.

Students can be seen at the Health Center by scheduled appointments, same day appointments and urgent clinic. Appointments are available weekdays when school is in session from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, Friday; 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. on Wednesday; and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday. Students who need emergency medical care when the Health Center is closed should go to the emergency department or walk-in clinic of either of the La Crosse hospitals.

Students are not required to have insurance to receive care at the Health Center. Payment of student fees covers this cost. However, students are strongly encouraged to obtain supplemental hospital-accident insurance to cover such expenses as hospitalization, emergency services, specialist care, pharmacy, and ambulance transport. The student health fee does not cover these costs. If coverage is available through a family plan, students are urged to have the name of the insurance carrier and policy/subscriber numbers available on campus. For those students not covered under family policies, a supplemental insurance plan is available through the university.


STUDENT LIFE

149 Graff Main Hall
(608) 785-8062
www.uwlax.edu/StudentLife

Office of Student Life staff serve as advocates to promote the interest of students within the university. Their goal is to facilitate student success by maximizing the use of the services available and to intervene on students' behalf when requested and appropriate. Staff are prepared to address the following issues:
— advising and referral of students who experience personal crises
— investigation of student complaints (ombuds role)
— advocacy and advisement for returning adult students (non-traditional aged)

The Office of Student Life is also designated with the responsibility of enforcing the various conduct codes on campus, which can be found in the Eagle Eye at www.uwlax.edu/studentlife/eagle_eye.htm. If you experience harassment, discrimination, assault (physical or sexual), or have questions regarding your rights and responsibilities, visit the Office of Student Life for confidential advice and guidance.

In addition, the staff provides mediation services to students who may experience interpersonal conflict(s) and are interested in working toward resolution.


STUDENT LIFE/VIOLENCE PREVENTION

149 Graff Main Hall
(608) 785-8062
www.uwlax.edu/violenceprevention/

UW-L recognizes that violence in any form interferes with the work and learning taking place in our community. Often, someone who experiences a sexual assault, stalking, or violence or abuse in a relationship, may find that they have difficulty focusing on work or on their studies. Student Life/Violence Prevention is here to assist with advocacy, information, and support, so that you can make informed choices about the options available to you in these situations. Services are free, confidential, and available to all UW-L students, faculty, and/or staff members.

In addition to advocacy, the Violence Prevention Specialist is available to provide education and training on campus. Contact us to learn more, or to schedule a classroom presentation or training session.


STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

2131 Centennial Hall
(608) 785-8535
www.uwlax.edu/sss

Student Support Services is a federally funded TRIO program that has been at the university since 1978.  Each year, the program provides services to 350 students who meet federal eligibility requirements. A student must meet one of the following criteria to be considered eligible for services 1) first generation college student (neither parent graduated from a four-year college or university); 2) receive a substantial amount of financial aid; 3) have a diagnosed physical and/or learning disability. Services provided through the program include: individualized academic, career and personal advising and professional and peer tutoring in a variety of topics including math and language arts.


TUTORING SERVICES

Murphy Learning Center
256 Murphy Library
www.uwlax.edu/mlc

The Murphy Learning Center

The Murphy Learning Center is a place where all UW-La-Crosse students can receive free tutoring services in a variety of general education courses. The Murphy Learning Center is located in 256 Murphy Library and is mainly staffed by peer tutors. Tutoring is available for Mathematics, Writing, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science/Geography, Microbiology, and Physics. Tutors can assist with homework, preparation for quizzes or tests, learning vocabulary, and special projects as well as gaining and understanding of the general concepts. Hours vary depending on the subject. See the Murphy Learning Center website for more details: www.uwlax.edu/mlc.

Mathematics: Mathematics and Statistics tutors are available in the Murphy Learning Center. In addition, the Mathematics Department keeps a list of private tutors available in the department office, 1020 Cowley Hall.

Writing: The Writing Center is housed within the Murphy Learning Center. The center is open at no cost to all students who seek help with their writing in any class. Students may be referred to the center by their professors, but many students come to the center on their own. Students should make appointments to be tutored, but drop-ins are welcome if tutors are available.

Writing Center staff assists students at any stage of the composing process: understanding an assignment, finding a topic, identifying an audience, developing materials, planning and organizing, writing a rough draft, and revising. The staff does not proofread student papers. More information can be found at: http://www.uwlax.edu/writingcenter/.


VETERAN'S EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

116 Graff Main Hall
(608) 785-8751
www.uwlax.edu/Vets

The Veteran's Educational Benefits office is a resource to help facilitate the transition from the military to University life. They assist students in applying for and receiving their Federal and State Veterans educational benefits and understanding how those benefits are best used at UW-La Crosse. For more information, check out their website.