Campus Services & Safety 11:10 am – 11:40am
Session Overview • Student Information System • Office of the Registrar • Students Awards & Financial Aid • University of Windsor Student Alliance • Organization of Part-Time University Students • Educational Development Centre • Centre for Career Education • Leddy Library • Information Technology Services • Student Counselling Centre
Overview—Continued • Student Disability Services • Student Information Resource Centre • Health Services • Campus Police • Walk Safe Program • Emergency Response Team
SIS Student Information System • Online registration information system: • Lists and describes courses offered • Timetables • Fee information • Important dates • Change of address • Grades • Forms • Scholarship information and awards search • Link to Bookstore
Office of the Registrar • Most information available through SIS including admissions, course changes and transcripts. • Located on Sunset Avenue • www.uwindsor.ca/registrars
Student Awards & Financial Aid • www.uwindsor.ca/awards • OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) • Scholarships • Work Study Program • Apply for scholarships online: www.uwindsor.ca/sis • Located on the corner of Sunset and Fanchette.
UWSAUniversity of Windsor Student Alliance • Student government • Represents all students • Plan social events, oversee clubs • Fees paid to UWSA in tuition • Provides drug plan and health insurance to full-time students • Manages Thirsty Scholar • www.uwsa.ca • Located in the CAW Student Centre.
OPUSOrganization of Part-Time University Students • Students registered in 3 or less courses • Promotes equal access to academics • Informs part-time students about university events • www.opuswindsor.ca • Located in the CAW Student Centre.
EDCEducational Development Centre • Student development opportunities (Head Start, SOS, Student Disability Services) • STEPS (Skills To Enhance Personal Success) workshops • Study skills, time management, test taking, multiple choice, text reading, and more • Memberships for sale TODAY at Info Fair for $10/year • Faculty of Education and Law information sessions • www.uwindsor.ca/edc • Located in Dillon Hall.
Centre for Career Education • Job search resources, job postings • Resume clinic • Co-op program • VIP (Volunteer Internship Program) • Gain work related experience for credit • ICAN (Interactive Career Activities Navigator) (www.uwindsor.ca/ican) • Located in Dillon Hall.
Leddy Library • Library tours and orientation workshops • Resources and study tools include: • Access to library via web: www.uwindsor.ca/leddy • Electronic resources, books, videos, CDs, etc. • Reference help centre, live library chat online • Course reserve materials • Networked computers • Workstations • Quiet study areas for groups and individuals • Wireless internet throughout the library and on campus.
Information Technology Services • Computer Centre open 8am-2am, 7 days/week • Help Desk answers questions • Free computer access • UWIN card can be loaded for printer fees • Series of workshops offered on ITS website: www.uwindsor.ca/its
Student Counselling Centre • Provides short-term, one-on-one counselling for personal or emotional difficulties • Help students deal with stress • Make referrals for longer term care • www.uwindsor.ca/scc
Student Disability Services • Provide accommodations for students with documented disabilities • Equipped with state of the art technological hardware and software to provide equal access to education • Contact office early to provide required documentation and ensure accommodation are ready when needed • www.uwindsor.ca/disability • Located in Dillon Hall. Drop by before you leave today if possible.
SIRCStudent Information Resource Centre • First stop for students with questions regarding academics or campus services • Distribute Student Daily News • Provides academic advising for first year and undeclared students • www.uwindsor.ca/sirc • Located in CAW Student Centre.
Health Services • On campus clinic, located in the CAW Student Centre, open Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm • Allergy shots, blood clinic • Health education classes (smoking cessation, safe sex, nutrition, counselling, etc.) • Accepts OHIP card
Campus Smoking/Tobacco Policy • Recently passed through Senate • The Policy is available online at www.uwindsor.ca/snac • Smoking is now only allowed in Designated Smoking Areas (away from buildings and doors) • A full campaign will be introduced in September
CAW Student Centre • Student Services—UWSA, Student Counselling Centre, Womyn’s Centre, Parking Services, SIRC, OPUS, pharmacy, Chiropractor/massage therapy, Mr. Copies, Half Baked Tanning, Travel Cuts, Photo Studio, Thirsty Scholar Pub, Marketplace food court • Locker rental, photocopiers, information boards • Group meeting areas, quiet study areas • Complimentary computer use
Campus Police • University of Windsor campus is very safe • Emphasis on taking precautionary measures • Patrol campus area 24 hours/day, 7 days/week • Car and Bike patrols • Highly qualified special constables • Satellite office in the Leddy library • Laptop crime prevention program
Campus Police • Bicycle registration program available online • Community safety presentations and self defense programming available • Issue crime alerts if situations arise that require a heightened alert where life or property is threatened (intended to maintain a high level of safety)
Walk Safe • Service provided 8pm – 3am • Volunteer pairs escort students within 2-block radius of campus • Professionally and medically trained personnel • Contact Number: (519) 253-3000 ext. 2416 or call “0” after hours
Emergency Phones • Any campus phone or pay phone connects immediately to campus police • Emergency call boxes with blue flashing lights located around campus. There are many emergency phones located in the parking lots.
ERTEmergency Response Team • Student organization trained in first aid, CPR, defibrillator, and oxygen administration respond to medical emergencies on campus • Staff and faculty representatives in each building trained in first aid and CPR
Fire Safety • Plan escape • Check fire alarm regularly • Use candles safely • Ensure chimney is cleaned regularly • Smoke outdoors • Check home owner’s policy about insurance • Remove clutter around stove • Do not cover lighting fixtures • Check condition of electrical cords and outlets before use • Be wary of intoxicating substances • Take fire alarms seriously • In case of fire, call fire department, exit building immediately
Campus Alcohol Policy • Guideline policy for all campus groups and organizations planning events • Encourages responsible drinking for students of legal drinking age • Explains legalities of underage drinking • Brochures available at Parent Table
Online Social Network Safety • Facebook, MySpace, Xanga, LiveJournal, Blogs • Access and maintain contact with friends all over the world (and back home) • Connections with other U of W students • Off campus students feel more connected to campus • Provides information about local events • Create their own personalized webpage
Online Social Network Safety • Posting personal information can be read by anyone • Friends, parents, profs, employers, law enforcement • Students in positions of leadership should be cautious • Inappropriate postings, photos, comments • Tarnish reputation, ruin friendships, lack of civility • Time waster • Can become addictive, interfere with studies • May provide unreliable information
Afternoon Schedule • 12:00 - 12:45 Meet your student for lunch in the cafeteria area • 12:45 - 2:00 Residence & UWIN Card Presentation • 1:00 - 3:00 Info Fair • 1:00 - 3:00 Registration • 1:15 - 2:00 Campus Tours • 12:00 - 4:00 All-Campus Card
Evaluation • Your feedback about our Parent Program is important to us. • Please complete evaluation form on last page of the handbook • Submit to the CAW Centre Desk or the Alumni Booth and pick up your free tuition ballot • Thank you!
Please stay for Mix and Mingle in this room now • www.uwindsor.ca/parents • Meet your student downstairs at 12:00 in the CAW Marketplace