Dec 12, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin

Resources and Services



Career Exploration

Students who are unsure about their choice of major should visit the Graduate School. The Graduate School is located on 200 Main Street East, The First Bank and Trust Building, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 715-232-2211, or visit the Graduate School web page.

Career Services

Services for seniors, graduate students and alumni are provided by the Career Services Office (103 Administration Building, 715-232-1601). The goal of the office is to help each individual conduct an effective job search. Students are shown how to identify employment opportunities and approach them with effective resumes/vitas, cover letters, phone calls, and interview skills to increase the chances of receiving interviews and job offers. Students are encouraged to create an account and use the services in CareerLink, attend group workshops or meet individually with a career services counselor. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Additional information is available on the Career Services website.

Child Care Service

The School of Education’s Child and Family Study Center provides comprehensive educational programming for children from six weeks to six years of age. The center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in accordance with the university calendar. Academic year options include full day programs Monday through Friday and a half-day 4K option. For more information about enrollment, contact the center at 715-232-1478, e-mail cfsc@uwstout.edu or visit the Child and Family Study Center website.

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.

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.

Health Services

All registered UW-Stout students are eligible to receive care at 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 8:00 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 and holiday breaks, 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 Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar at 715-235-5531 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.

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.

Off-Campus Housing

On campus housing is not available for gradaute students.  Housing information can be obtained froma variety of sources including the Stoutonia and dunn County News.  Graduate students will find it useful to visit Menomonie to secure the type of housing desired.

All dining service options available to residence hall students may be contracted for separately by off-campus students. Learn more on the Dining Services website.

Parking

Parking on university land is regulated throughout the entire year, including those times when school is not in session. Parking requires display of a permit or payment of a meter when hours of regulation are in effect. Hours of regulation are posted at the entrance to each parking lot. Call the Parking Services Office at 715-232-1792 to request a permit or to inquire about parking services.

Additional information is available at the University Parking Services website.

Textbooks

Some textbooks and other required resources for your classes are available for loan at this service. E-textbooks are also used for some classes.  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 on 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 715-232-2000 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.  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 to group fitness instructors, to adventure challenge course facilitators. Learn more at the University Recreation website or call 715-232-1392.

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.

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, contact Veterans Services, 109 Bowman Hall, 715-232-1659, veteranstudents@uwstout.edu, or online.