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    University of Wisconsin Stout
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Services for Students



Athletics

The intercollegiate athletic program emphasizes educational values for the participants and provides a laboratory for students in the coaching certification program. UW-Stout is a member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) and is affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association-Division Ill. The university sponsors nine women’s and seven men’s varsity teams. Women’s teams include basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Men’s teams are baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, hockey, and track and field. More information is available at UW-Stout Athletics website.

International Education

UW-Stout is committed to international education and the exchange of ideas and cultures among students, faculty and the community. The university welcomes international students and encourages study abroad. Many of Stout’s majors lead to careers that require an understanding of people and cultures in the global community.

Students from more than 40 nations attend UW-Stout each year. More than half of the international student body at UW-Stout pursues graduate degrees.

Office of International Education International programs and student activities are coordinated through the Office of International Education (715/232-2132). This office coordinates all overseas involvement and provides overseas opportunities for students, faculty and staff. Learn more at the Office of International Education website. 

International Student Services

The special needs of international students are met through professional and referral services provided by the Office of International Education. These services include confidential personal counseling on immigration matters, financial matters, academic questions, social customs and personal concerns. Other services that promote cross-cultural understanding include new student orientation, problem solving and liaison activities in the university and Menomonie area community. Learn more at the International Student Services website.

University Library

The University Library has a collection of more than a million items, including online full-text resources,  videos, periodicals, and books. Access is available to more than 35 million items through Resource Sharing from other UW libraries.

The library has specialized equipment for printing, scanning, and e-portfolio work. Equipment is  available for checkout including digital cameras, tripods, microphones, digital projectors, laptop chargers, and a variety of other electronic equipment and cords. More than 40 desktop computers are on hand in the Library. The library provides an inviting atmosphere for study and contemplation. A food cart is available in the lobby during the academic year. Lounge furniture, quiet study spaces and group study rooms with large display screens are available throughout the library. The library is open 94 hours per week during the semesters. Staff are available to assist users in their research and information needs. 

The Library also hosts the GIS lab and the Gaming and Digital Innovation Lab for campus.

More information is available on the University Library website.

Off-Campus Housing

The Stout Student Association provides information about available off-campus housing on its website. Other sources of local housing information are the Stoutonia and the Dunn County News. If you plan to live off campus, you may find it useful to visit Menomonie to secure the type of housing you desire.

Residence Halls

Residence hall living is a meaningful part of your life at UW-Stout. With the help of a professionally trained staff, students achieve their goals through a variety of social, educational and recreational activities. Approximately 2,700 students live on campus. UW System policy requires freshmen and sophomores (60 credits or fewer who are not veterans, married or living with parents or guardian) to live in university residence halls. This policy is strictly enforced. Residence hall information will be sent you shortly after being admitted. We require a $125 prepayment with each lease/contract. The lease/contract is valid for the entire academic year.

UW-Stout offers a First Year Experience program where all freshmen live together in the South campus residence halls. Upperclass students live primarily on North campus, including the suite-style Red Cedar Hall. Each suite consists of four bedrooms, a bathroom, and a living area and kitchenette. The building is fully air conditioned and has two elevators.

Each room is carpeted and furnished with a microwave oven, refrigerator, two single beds, dressers, bookcases, desks and chairs. Network access is available in all rooms. Cable TV is provided as well as local phone service - you must provide your own phone. Basements provide access to computers laboratories (with printers and scanners), laundry rooms, television areas, kitchens, study areas, game rooms and exercise rooms. The reception desks offer many services and a variety of equipment including tools, vacuum cleaners; cooking equipment, DVDs, and sports equipment.

More information, including current rates is available at the University Housing website. Additional questions may be directed to the University Housing office at 715/232-1121, or by e-mail at housing@uwstout.edu.

Students who live on campus during the academic year choose a dining service plan from a variety of options. For more information, go to University Dining Services.

Learning and Information Technology Services

Learning and Information Technology (LIT) is a support organization dedicated to providing efficient and effective state-of-the-art learning and information technology solutions and services to students, faculty, and staff for instruction, administration, and public service in support of the University’s mission. Learn more about services available to students at the Learning and Information Technology Services website.

Student Services

Student Services is a network of programs that provide services designed to meet student needs in academic success, career development and personal skill building. Contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 130 Bowman Hall or call 715/232-1181 for more information about any of these programs.

Advisement Center

The Advisement Center is home to UW-Stout’s First-Year Advisers and the following services: first-year advising, career exploration, change of major, exit interviews, new student orientation and registration, academic skills program, and the Youth Options Program.

In addition, the Advisement Center serves the undergraduate student population as a drop-in center for general academic assistance and career information. The center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are appreciated, however walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 715/232-1465, or visit 11 Bowman Hall, or go to the Advisement Center website.

  • First-Year Advising As part of UW-Stout’s extended orientation for new students; first-year students are assigned an adviser who will work closely with them throughout their first year at the university. This adviser provides guidance in academic, career and transition issues that typically occur during the first year of college. Freshmen will meet with their first-year advisers multiple times during the school year; receive timely e-mails reminding them of important dates for adding/dropping classes, fee payments, Advisement Day, and Evaluation Week and learn about campus resources and policies. Freshmen transition to their academic program adviser at spring semester’s Advisement Day.
  • Career Exploration Services offers a collection of computerized and printed information on jobs, career outlook data, college catalogs and graduate school information. Students may take interest and personality assessments and review them with a counselor to assist in deciding career direction and goals. For more information, call 715/232-5306 or go to the Career Exploration Services website.
  • New Student Orientation/Registration aids students in their transition to the university and initial course registration. Programming includes advisement, course registration, academic expectations and an introduction to university resources, services, social and cultural opportunities. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend parts of the registration/orientation programs. Each classification of new students (first time freshmen, transfer student, and Youth Options participant) has different programming options, dates and requirements. For more information, call 715/232-1465 or visit 11 Bowman Hall or go to the New Student Orientation/Registration website.

Career Services

Career Services offers a variety of career search services to students and alumni. Counselors can help you plan for future employment opportunities. Services include online resources, career conferences, campus recruitment, teacher fairs, workshops and one-on-one counseling. Employment assistance to graduates and co-ops are a major emphasis at UW-Stout. The office maintains statistical reports on the employment of graduates and cooperative education employment activities.

More information is available from the Career Services Office, 103 Administration Building, 715/232-1601 or on the Career Services website.

The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers group, individual and couple’s counseling; educational programs and workshops; self-help resources; and consultation to the campus community-with a mission of contributing to the intellectual, emotional and relational health and development of students.  Counseling services are free of charge to students and all counseling records are kept strictly confidential and are not part of the university records.

For more information call 715/232-2468, visit the Counseling Center website, or stop by our office in 410 Bowman Hall.

Additional services include testing and Alcohol and Other Drug Education Program.

  • Testing Services Educational testing services are also offered by the center, including UW Placement tests, CLEP exams, and others. Learn more online at the Testing Services website.
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Education Program (AODEP)   The AODEP helps people develop mature, responsible and legal alcohol and other drug behaviors and attitudes. The AODEP provides a variety of services related to alcohol and other drug prevention, intervention, assessment and counseling. Learn more online at the Alcohol and Other Drug Information website.

Dean of Students Office

Students who have questions about or concerns about policies, including academic and non-academic misconduct polices, student rights and responsibilities, support services, and adjusting to life at UW-Stout are invited to bring their questions and concerns to the Dean of Students Office. This office serves an ombudsman role, assisting students to find solutions to their concerns. Appeals of academic dismissal, requests for medical withdrawals and reports of extended absences should be initiated in this office, as well. Parents, staff and faculty, and members of the public are invited to contact this office for information on campus policies, and to report student issues or incidents they feel should be brought to the attention of the campus. 

For more information visit 130 Bowman Hall or online at Dean of Students Office website.

Disability Services

UW-Stout recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity. The Disability Services office serves as a resource to students, faculty, and staff and provides support to the entire campus. The mission of the office is to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access and opportunities to all programs and services on campus. If students with disabilities experience, or anticipate experiencing, barriers in the learning environment, they are encouraged to contact the Disability Services office. All means of access/accommodations are individualized. 

For more information, call 715/232-2995, visit 206 Bowman Hall or go to the Disability Services website.

Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search is a federally funded TRIO program. The program serves young people in grades 6-12, who may be from first generation and/or low-income families, to finish high school, enter post-secondary education and successfully graduate. In addition to counseling, participants receive information about college admission requirements, scholarships and various student financial aid programs. This early intervention program helps young people to better understand their educational opportunities and options.

For more information, call 715/232-5010 or visit 400 Bowman Hall or go to the Educational Talent Search website.

Multicultural Student Services

Multicultural Student Services (MSS) provides intercultural and leadership development, academic, career and financial support and coordinates living and learning communities for African American, American Indian, Asian and Latino students. Multicultural Student Services is a great place to connect with others that value diversity and collaborate with multicultural student organizations.

For more information, call 715/232-1381, visit 217 Bowman Hall or the Multicultural Student Services website.

Student Support Services - ASPIRE

ASPIRE is a federally funded TRIO academic support program that contributes to student retention, graduation, and good academic standing. Eligible students are first generation college students, students with limited income or students with documented disabilities.

ASPIRE programming provides academic advising and coaching, individualized math and writing support and more for eligible students. The staff helps students monitor their academic progress and provide career counseling and other services to help students achieve their academic and college goals.

For more information, call 715/232-5180, visit 310 Bowman Hall or go to the ASPIRE website.

Student Health Services

All registered UW-Stout students are eligible to receive care at the Student Health Services. The majority of the services are funded by the student health fee, which is included in the tuition and fee payment. Services offered are diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries; diagnosis, medical treatment and collaborative care with counseling professionals for common mental health concerns; general, employment, travel and athletic physicals; preventative health screening; diagnosis and treatment for sexually transmitted infections; confidential HIV testing; laboratory testing; on site availability of common prescription medication and orthopedic supplies; immunizations/vaccines; tuberculin skin testing; and health education. Services are available during the academic year from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and during the WinTerM session from noon to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. During the summer months, the clinic is closed; however, a health advice line, staffed by medical care personnel, is available.

If urgent care is needed during the hours that Student Health Services is closed, contact Red Cedar Medical Center at 715/235-9671 or Marshfield Clinic at 715/233-6400. All costs are the responsibility of the student.

Additional information about services, health insurance and other topics is available at the Student Health Services website.

Textbooks

Textbooks and other required resources for your classes are available for loan at this service. Instructional Resources Service (IRS) is located on the west side, second floor, of the Robert S. Swanson Library and Learning Center. Required resources may be checked out and are due the last day of the class.

If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to stop in or call 715/232-2492. Additional information is available at the Instructional Resources Service website.

Memorial Student Center

The Memorial Student Center is a welcoming gathering place for students, faculty, staff administration, alumni and guests to gather, study, dine, play and relax. It is a place to get to know and understand one another. Since you’ll spend three quarters of your time outside of the classroom, extracurricular and co-curricular activities that contribute to intellectual, professional and personal growth can be a valuable partner to academics. Our staff is dedicated to making your out of classroom experience a valuable part of your education.

The student center is conveniently located at 302 10th Avenue, a major crossroad of the campus. You are invited and encouraged to use the facility, services, programs and activities offered by the Memorial Student Center.  For more information about our services, call 715/232-1431 or visit the Memorial Student Center website. 

The Involvement and Leadership Center

The Involvement Center, located in the Memorial Student Center, fosters a supportive environment that encourages and challenges students to become fully engaged in and enjoy campus life, to seek learning outside of the classroom and to prepare themselves as contributing citizens.

  • Student Organizations You may choose from approximately 165 student organizations and a myriad of activities on campus, in areas as diverse as music, service, journalism, religion and politics. Student organizations help students continually develop their skills interests. A list of student organizations is online. 
  • Involvement and Leadership provides significant learning experiences for students through meaningful service and leadership activities that benefit our community. Learn more at the Involvement Center website. 

University Recreation

University Recreation is a great way for you to stay active, develop friendships and learn lifetime skills while attending UW-Stout. If you are into playing sports, rock climbing, strength training, kayaking and cardio classes, then look no further - University Recreation has it all.

You can be active in the following programs:

  • Intramural Sports will let you exercise your competitive spirit. Join a team or create your own and challenge the rest of the university in the sport you love most. Organized leagues with tournament play and officiating allows for an exciting athletic environment.
  • The Health and Fitness Center offers a state-of-the-art facility along with group fitness classes taught by instructors. If you need a little motivation or guidance, our knowledgeable staff of personal trainers is always available to help out. A 25-yard swimming pool is available for recreational use. This is a chance to achieve peak physical fitness.
  • Stout Adventures will take you to the backcountry, up high on a rock face, or down a scenic waterway. Discover your sense of adventure and explore the wilderness around you. Those who enjoy climbing can take advantage of two 30-foot indoor climbing walls. Memberships are available to all students. Stout Adventures also facilitates an outdoor Adventure Challenge Course which consists of two 50-foot towers and nine low initiatives designed to challenge groups or individuals.
  • Sport Clubs are another great way to show your competitive spirit, with up to 26 clubs to choose from. These sport clubs have been formed by individuals who are motivated by a common interest and desire to participate in a recreational activity. Many clubs compete regionally and nationally.

If you are looking for student employment, University Recreation employs 120 students yearly from intramural sports officials and lifeguards, to group fitness instructors, and adventure challenge course facilitators. Learn more at the University Recreation website or call 715/232-1392.

Veterans Services

The Veteran Services office provides assistance to veterans, military service members, and the children and spouses of veterans. This office provides students with current information on military/veteran specific education benefits and processes these benefit programs. Veteran Services also manages veteran related student services programing and maintains liaison with veteran/military related government entities at the local, state, and federal levels. All students receiving veteran/military financial assistance must file the appropriate forms with this office to be officially certified to receive benefits.

For more information, visit Veterans Services, 109 Bowman Hall, 715/232-1659 or veteranstudents@uwstout.edu.