In case you misplaced the Parent & Family Handbook from the Office of Orientation & Transition, we’ve highlighted 10 student support services recommended for University of Utah students.
Academic Advising empowers students to identify their goals and design the best degree program to meet those goals. Advising is a process, not a one-time event. We encourage students to meet with an advisor on a regular basis.
There are two types of advisors at the University of Utah:
- Academic Advising Center advisors help entering students navigate the university, understand policies and requirements and explore majors and minors and prepare for admission to professional school in medicine, dentistry, law, pharmacy and physical therapy.
- Departmental advisors provide detailed information on major requirements and opportunities within the major.
Advising is always available to students, but there are times when it is required:
- All first-year students are required to meet with an advisor during orientation and during their first year.
- All new transfer students are required to meet with an advisor before registering for their first semester’s classes.
- All second-year students are required to meet with a major advisor or work on major exploration with an Academic Advising Center advisor.
- All students are required to meet with their major advisor to declare their major and to apply for graduation.
- Any student who falls below the required 2.0 cumulative GPA is required to meet with an advisor to devise strategies for success.
CENTER FOR CHILD CARE AND FAMILY RESOURCES
The Center for Child Care and Family Resources has valuable information and services for student-parents. Whether you’re looking for quality child care or need assistance paying for it, this is the office for you. Our other FREE services for student-parents includes a diaper bank, parent night out, finals week care and a registry where you can sign up to either find a babysitter/nanny or be one.
CENTER FOR DISABILITY & ACCESS
The Center for Disability & Access is dedicated to students with disabilities by providing the opportunity for success and equal access at the University of Utah. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations as outlined by Federal and State law. We also strive to create an inclusive, safe and respectful environment. By promoting awareness, knowledge and equity, we aspire to impact positive change within individuals and the campus community.
The Center for Disability & Access is the designated office which evaluates disability documentation, determines eligibility and implements reasonable accommodations for enrolled students as guided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and university policy. Students may make an initial intake appointment by contacting our office.
DEAN OF STUDENTS
The Office of the Dean of Students is dedicated to being a resource to students through support, advocacy, involvement and accountablity. We coordinate the Student Conduct Administration processes, serves as a support for students facing challenges to their success as students and assist with the interpretation of university policy and regulations. Our staff are ready to assist students, staff, faculty, family members and community members with student questions, issues and concerns. Our site features links where you can report three types of incidents:
- Behavioral misconduct
- Behavioral intervention/concern
- Sexual misconduct/harassment
Our office can also serve as a referral resource to other areas within the university and/or the Salt Lake community.
FEED U PANTRY
The University of Utah food pantry provides non-perishable, nourishing food for our students and their families. Fill out a simple one-time demographic form on our website or in person. Bring a valid UCard during your visit and present your ID to a volunteer. You will be given a bag (bringing your own bag is encouraged) to select what you need from the pantry. Due to a variety of extenuating circumstances that may affect our students, the pantry has no limit on the amount of food someone can take or how long they can use the pantry for. We simply ask that clients be mindful of others that use the pantry.
LEARNING SUCCESS CENTER
The Learning Success Center is an academic support program designed to give students assistance needed for a successful academic experience, consisting of three primary components:
- ASUU Tutoring Services: One-on-one tutoring sessions at the affordable rate of $7/hour, individually scheduled at a convenient time and location
- Free Drop-In Tutoring at the Marriott Library: Sunday-Thursday events in general education STEM subjects and writing
- Supplemental Instruction: Free, regularly scheduled, out-of-class group study sessions in select undergraduate courses. Students review course content and prepare for exams with a trained leader
- Learning Strategies: Free consultations with a learning specialist offering help with learning strategies, including test taking and study skills. Group presentations also available.
MATHEMATICS STUDENT CENTER
The T. Benny Rushing Mathematics Student Center has something for all students. The Mathematics Tutoring Center offers free, drop-in tutoring to students enrolled in the following math department classes: 980, all 1000 and 2000 level courses, 3140, 3150, 3160, 3210 and 3220. Students in classes above calculus should check the schedule to see when a tutor will be in that can help them with their questions. Schedules are posted in the tutoring center and online.
In addition to tutoring, the math center offers a drop-in computer lab and study areas for group and individual study adjacent to the tutoring area.
The mathematics center is located in the basement between LCB. The hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.
PERSONAL MONEY MANAGEMENT CENTER
The Personal Money Management Center provides education, guidance and counseling in matters of personal finance. The center hosts workshops and personal consultations on financing education, general budgeting, cost-benefit analyses and financial objectives post-college.
Personal Money Management Center
STUDENT SUCCESS ADVOCATES
We know that every student is unique . . .so we take time to work closely with them to learn about their particular needs, aspirations and goals. We can connect students with:
- Courses that offer extraordinary experiences
- Programs that enhance your marketability after graduation
- Services that will help you address life and school stressors
We have the experience to offer insight and counsel that will give students peace of mind that they’re on the right track. We will meet student where they are, literally, anywhere on campus. To make an appointment, contact our office or feel free to contact a Student Success Advocate directly.
UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER
The University Writing Center—located in MLIB 2701—is proud to offer writing support for undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty members. Our tutors can help writers at any stage of the writing process—from brainstorming and planning to organizing paragraphs, citing sources and proofreading sentence-level errors. They can help with all writing assignments—from lab reports to Writing 1010/2010 essays and cover letters.
The center is a supportive, nonjudgemental space that offers face-to-face consultations (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays) and asynchronous online consultations (daily).
All U students and their children are welcome; we have whiteboards, markers and a friendly staff.