Student Resources Guide

WSU Student Resources Guide

 

All of the services below are still available virtually, over the phone and some in-office. 

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HOW TO REGISTER

Need help registering for classes? Have questions about math and English classes? Find course placement information.

Visit the Registrar’s Solution Center for questions regarding grades, transcripts, registration, academic deadlines, degree audits, graduation requirements and more.

GET ACADEMIC HELP

Tutoring & SI

Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction support provided by trained and nationally certified peers who have received an A or A- in the course being supported.

Appointment Tutoring Center

Offers one-on-one peer tutoring by appointment. The Center, located in Tracy Hall, has a wide array of tutoring focused on developmental math, English and general courses.

Drop-in tutoring

  • Science: Peer tutoring on a drop-in basis for chemistry, microbiology, and zoology.
  • Social Science: Peer tutoring on a drop-in basis for history, psychology, and sociology.
  • Math: Peer tutoring on a drop-in basis and math homework.

eTutoring

Offers one-on-one peer tutoring on a variety of subjects in an online format.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

SI leaders create facilitated group study opportunities outside targeted class for participants to learn the course material and acquire valuable study skills.

Writing Center & Developmental English Learning Center

The Writing Center, located in Elizabeth Hall, offers peer tutoring on a drop-in basis and by appointment for any stage in the writing process. The Writing Center also offers online review of papers. The DELC provides a variety of out of classroom support for Developmental English courses.

Davis Learning Center

Offers tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), computer lab and testing services at WSU Davis and the West Center.

Student Support Services

Provides free academic support services to low-income, first-generation or disabled students to help them complete a bachelor’s degree.

Veterans Upward Bound

Free tutoring for veterans in math, writing, and other subjects.

GET FLEXIBLE CLASS OPTIONS

Online and Off-Campus Centers

Along with WSU Ogden and WSU Davis campuses, we offer online classes, evenings and off-campus centers around Weber and Davis Counties to help you fit college into your busy schedule. Get enrollment support, take tests and other support also offered at off-campus centers.
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GET RESEARCH MATERIALS

Stewart Library

Provides students with access to books, professional journals, databases and other valuable materials. Get help navigating the challenges of research and learning at the college level from your first day to graduation. Beyond that, there is ample individual and group study space in a beautiful and functional setting.

GET TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

Computer Labs

Exist in various buildings across all WSU campuses. Various labs across campus offer mobile printing services, scanners, Mac/PC, laptop checkout, study areas, and classrooms.

Computer Support

Need help setting up your wifi? Changing your password? Accessing Canvas?

TAKE A TEST

Testing Services

Offer a variety of standardized tests for placement into appropriate courses and admission to academic programs. Tests are also administered for various academic departments on campus and for Independent Study courses.

Student Petition, Complaints & Grievances

WSU faculty, staff, and administrators work together to deliver quality courses and services. However, occasionally mistakes happen or misunderstandings occur. When problems or issues arise, there are avenues where you can voice a complaint, petition for a change, or make an appeal.

Petition, Complaints & Grievances Website

GET ESSENTIALS

Dining Services and Meal Plans

WSU dining services provides meal plans and retail vendors in the Shepherd Union as well as campus catering services.

Food Pantry & Food Voucher

The food pantry provides a resource for students in need to fill a bag with food. The food voucher program allows students to get immediate assistance with a $10 food voucher to food venues in the Shepherd Union.

Housing & Residence Life

Serves students who choose to live on campus in a living/learning environment, which includes social, educational, academic support and planned activities.

Nontrad Hourly Child Care Center

State-licensed facility that provides hourly childcare to students’ children while parents attend class and participate in other campus activities and programs. Must pre-register.

Wildcard Services and Information Center

Provides wildcard IDs, UTA bus passes, tickets for sale, directions and lost & found.

Parking

Parking permits are required Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. at WSU Ogden and WSU Davis.

GET FINANCIAL HELP

Money Management Center

Get financial coaching on budgeting, saving, loans, credit card debt, paying bills, help with FAFSA and more.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

How to Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

  1. Are you a Weber State student? If not, apply for admission.
  2. Complete the Specialized Scholarship Application in your eWeber Portal.
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  4. Need help with your FAFSA?
  5. Create your Financial Aid Verify account in your eWeber Portal.

Payment Plans

Tuition, fees, housing, and textbooks can be broken down into equal monthly payments by setting up a payment plan.

GET HEALTHY

Campus Recreation

Creates opportunities that inspire engagement in healthy, active lifestyles. Programs include Aquatics and Safety, Competitive Sports, Fitness, and Outdoor Program.

Counseling & Psychological Services

Provides professional assistance for students struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress, grief or other concerns.

Health Services

Provides quality, cost-effective health services for students including outpatient medical care for common illnesses and injuries, disease prevention activities and health promotion.

Student Wellness

Helps students achieve optimal living in eight areas of wellness (emotional, social, physical, spiritual, financial, environmental, occupational, and intellectual) by offering coaching, wellness events and programs to get students educated and involved.

GET FOCUSED INTEREST SUPPORT

Center for Multicultural Excellence

Offers programs and services that promote student success through academic, civic, leadership, scholarly, and cultural engagement.

College Access & First-Year Transition

Historically underrepresented incoming students (first generation, low income, racial and ethnic minorities) can connect and find support for a successful transition into their first year of college.

Davis Student Services

Services ranging from those that directly supplement classroom learning to those which help students attain a holistic education and a healthy lifestyle.

Disability Services

Provides specialized services, technology and advisement to meet the needs of disabled students with vision, hearing, mobility, cognitive and/or psychological impairments.

Diversity & Inclusive Programs

Provides workshops, lectures, and activities to educate and engage campus and community on issues of difference and inclusion.

First Year Experience

Helps students transition to college by taking the course UNIV 1105: Foundations of College Success. Topics include time management, goal setting, academic advising, major exploration, study skills and more.

International Student and Scholar Center

Advises and assists international students with related immigration issues, academic concerns, as well as personal and cultural adjustment to WSU.

LGBT Resource Center

Provides services and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identified individuals and their allies while educating and engaging campus and community on LGBT issues.

Nontraditional Student Center

Provides students support through an advisor, peer mentor, childcare (WSU Ogden), computer lab, kitchen, study lounge, and programs and activities for students who are either over 25, married, divorced, widowed and/or a parent.

Undocumented/DACA Student Services

Provides support for Undoc/DACA students and mixed status families helping them navigate scholarships and college admission for both current and future Wildcats.

Veterans Services

Helps veteran students with VA eligibility, admissions, registration, paying for their education, and introduces veterans and family members to resources.

Women’s Center

Programs include Safe@Weber violence prevention and advocacy services, social justice education, women’s leadership, and professional development and more.

GET INVOLVED

Athletics

The Weber State Wildcats offer 16 NCAA Division I athletic programs and compete in the Big Sky Conference. WSU students plus four student guests are FREE at all WSU athletic events, with a valid Wildcard.

Center for Community Engaged Learning

Provides both curricular and co-curricular community engagement opportunities for campus constituents in partnership with local community organizations.

Honors

Honors offers small, challenging and creative courses while also providing opportunities for leadership and connecting with your peers.

Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)

OUR provides numerous opportunities for students interested in engaging in research, scholarly, and creative endeavors.

Shepherd Union

Provides lounges and meeting space for studying and gatherings. Services include dining, bowling and billiards, bookstore, banking and more.

Student Involvement & Leadership

Your one-stop destination for getting involved at WSU! Involvement opportunities include leadership development, clubs and organizations, events and more.

Sustainability Practices and Research Center (SPARC)

SPARC provides opportunities to connect with campus activities, programs, departments and community partners in order to advance a commitment to sustainability in the region.

Wildcat Lanes & Waldo’s Corner Pocket

Bowling and billiards in the Union.

GET MENTORING/ADVISING

Academic Advisors

Your academic advisor can suggest general education classes as well as major and minor requirements.

Mentoring

Mentoring programs exist in many Student Affairs departments and offer connections with other students who can guide you through the college experience.

Office of the Dean of Students

Responds to general student concerns and helps students find solutions to their specific problems. The dean enforces the student code and tracks code violations.

GET A JOB

Student Jobs

All students are eligible to work on campus if you meet the qualifications. There are many diverse opportunities to work on campus that can be found under hourly employment.

Career Services

Provides help with choosing a major, career exploration, finding a student job, resume creation, internship advice, preparing for job interviews, career fairs and more. Check out Wildcat Handshake for jobs and internships just for you!

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Check out recommendations from other students about helpful services, events, involvement opportunities and all around student life at WSU.

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Campus Terms & Definitions

Academic Advising

Is guidance and support in degree planning, course selection, campus resources, and academic success that is provided by authorized, trained WSU advisors representing one of WSU’s academic departments.

Academic Warning/Probation/Suspension

If your cumulative WSU grade point average (GPA) falls below a 2.0, you will not be in “good academic standing.” If you do not bring your GPA back up to good standing, you will eventually be put on suspension. Seek help from campus resources, including your academic advisor.

Adjunct Faculty

Are contracted by WSU to teach part-time.

Alumni

Are former WSU students.

Articulation/Transcription

Is the process by which transfer courses are evaluated for equivalency to WSU courses.

Associate’s Degree

Is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting approximately two years.

Bachelor’s Degree

Is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting approximately four to six years (depending on the institution and academic discipline).

Bursar’s Office

Is the financial office on campus. This is the office that sets up payment plans with students and works with billing and past due accounts.

Catalog Year

Indicates the academic year in which you were admitted or in which you declared your major and identifies the courses you need to complete and policies you need to follow to graduate. You have 3 years to complete an associate degree under a declared Catalog, and 6 years to complete a bachelor degree. If you do not complete your degree within that time frame, then you would need to be bumped up to the next active Catalog Year, and fulfill any different requirements of that newer Catalog Year.

CatTracks

Is WSU’s degree evaluation/audit tool available through your eWeber portal. This tool is a report of your progress toward major and degree completion. Consult your academic advisor for clarifications and explanations.

Convocation

Occurs in both the spring and the fall. In the spring, it complements Commencement (University graduation ceremony). Each WSU college (e.g., Arts & Humanities) and interdisciplinary programs not housed within a WSU college (e.g., General Studies and Bachelor of Integrated Studies) hosts a formal ceremony to celebrate graduation from that program. Convocations can also refer to the speaker series conducted through the Student Involvement and Leadership Department.

Co-curricular Experiences

Are those that a student participates in that are in addition to the normal course of study such as participating in a club or organization or watching a performing arts event.

Co-requisite

Refers to two courses that must be taken during the same semester.

Community Engaged Learning

Is an activity that involves a collaborative, reciprocal relationship with the community that prepares our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to be engaged citizens, strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility by addressing community issues.

Course Cancellation

Occurs if you drop a class by the cancellation deadline (usually during the first three weeks of a semester) and is deleted from your transcript. Depending on when you cancel, you may still owe tuition. View the Tuition Refund Schedule online to learn when full, partial, and no refunds will be granted

Course Withdrawal

If you drop a course by the withdrawal deadline around mid-semester, a “W” will appear on your transcript and does not affect your GPA. You will not be eligible for any tuition refund. Before withdrawing, contact your academic advisor and any funding sources you have so you are aware of the potential negative impacts of withdrawing before you do it.

Credit Hour or Credit

Is the term we use to represent the in-class time commitment. For a three-credit class, you’ll spend approximately three hours in that class each week. For every hour in class, you should spend at least two hours outside of class on homework and studying, but you may need significantly more time for some classes.

Deans

Are in charge of a WSU area. At WSU we have college deans (e.g., the Dean of the College of Science), a dean over Continuing Education, and a dean of students.

Developmental Courses

Are courses that prepare you for subsequent university-level courses. These courses are not calculated into your overall Weber State GPA or your total credit hours.

Double Major

Refers to an undergraduate student who is completing two sets of degree requirements.

Education Record

Is any record directly related to a student which contains personally identifiable information and is maintained by WSU or a party acting on behalf of WSU.

Elective Credits

Are courses that earn you credits but do not fulfill a major, minor, or general education requirement.

eWeber/Student Portal

Is WSU’s interface with online WSU processes. Use the portal to register, pay tuition and fees, access online courses and your WSU email account and much more.

Faculty Member

Refers to full-time college teachers although it is sometimes used to also include part-time college teachers.

FAFSA

Stands for The Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form is required for any student who wants to be considered for federal aid of any kind (e.g., grants, loans, and work-study).

Fees

Are additional charges to students. There are many different fees including course fees and student fees. Student fees help to pay for many WSU student services. Thanks to the student fees, most WSU resources (e.g., the WSU gym and most Health Center Services) are free to students.

Financial Aid

Is the funding (e.g., scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans) that helps you pay for school. Know the difference between aid that does not need to be paid back and funding that needs to be paid back without or with interest.

Full-time Students

Are registered for at least 12 credit hours during a given semester and are degree seeking. Note that the same tuition is charged for 11 - 17 credit hours. If you take more than 18 credits during a semester, additional tuition is charged. The full WSU tuition table is published on the Bursar’s website and payment plans are also available.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Is an overall measurement of your academic achievement in college and is calculated as the total number of grade points received over a given period divided by the total number of credits awarded.

Grants

Are similar to scholarships in that you don’t need to pay them back if you abide by their conditions. Grants are often awarded based on financial need or in support of research and other projects.

Hold

Is something placed against your account that can prevent you from registering for classes. There are three types of holds including financial, academic, and administrative. These can be placed for things like student conduct violations or failure to pay tuition and fees or other outstanding debts.

Hybrid Courses

Hybrid Courses at WSU are taught through a combination of in-class and online instruction. Most WSU hybrids are accelerated, meaning that students complete courses in half of a semester.

Instruction Types

  • Face to Face: All instruction is in-person in a classroom. Assignments and homework may be required in Canvas.
  • Face to Face Hybrid: Instruction is both in-person and asynchronous online via Canvas and other technology. Asynchronous means instruction is not delivered at set meeting times/days. Technology portion is at least 20% of class time or replaces one or more in-person meetings per week.
  • Online: All instruction is asynchronous online. Asynchronous means instruction is not delivered at set meeting times/days. Work must be completed in Canvas by assigned deadlines. Distance students may register for these classes.
  • Virtual: All instruction is in synchronous virtual format such as Zoom. Synchronous means students will meet at set times/days to receive instruction via videoconferencing. Assignments and homework may be required via Canvas, email, or other technology.
  • Virtual Hybrid: Instruction uses both synchronous and asynchronous technology. Synchronous means students will meet at set times/days to receive instruction via videoconferencing such as Zoom. Asynchronous means instruction and assignments will also be delivered via Canvas or other technology not tied to set meeting times/days. At least 20% of course content will be asynchronous.
  • Flex: Instruction is a mix of in-person and technology-assisted, which may include synchronous virtual and/or asynchronous online instruction. Synchronous means students will meet at set times/days to receive instruction via videoconferencing such as Zoom. Asynchronous means students will use Canvas or other technology not tied to set meeting times/days.

Internship

Is an experience that complements your academic learning by gaining work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification.

Major

Refers to the main focus of your studies and will appear on your diploma. Up to half of your courses will be in your major.

Master’s Degree

Is awarded by a graduate school or department, usually to a person who has completed at least one year of graduate study.

Minor

Refers to the secondary focus of your studies, and usually requires fewer courses than your major. Some majors require a minor.

Office Hours

Are set regular times each week where professors meet with students and/or walk-in appointments throughout each semester they are teaching. Often, if you can’t make it to an instructor’s office hours, you can arrange to meet with him/her to schedule an alternative time

Part-time Status

Means you are an associate and/or bachelor degree student registered for fewer than 12 credits during a semester. Note that for tuition purposes, part-time is defined as 10 or fewer credits. View WSU’s tuition table on the Bursar’s website for information on part-time versus full-time tuition costs.

Pre-requisite

Refers to a required course that you must successfully complete prior to being eligible to take another course or program.

Provost

Is the senior academic officer on campus

Registration

Refers to the process of signing up for your courses.

Residency Hours

Are credit hours taken through WSU. For a WSU associate degree, you must complete a minimum of 20 credits through WSU. For a WSU bachelor degree, the requirement is 30 credits.

Starfish

Provides you with a central online location to connect you to the people and services that can help you to be successful at WSU.

Student Loans

Are funds your school (or a bank, or even a relative) provides to you with the understanding that you will pay it back. For some loans, you don’t pay interest, for some, there is no interest until you graduate, and for some there are terms connected to post-graduation plans (e.g., some loans are forgiven over time for some teachers and doctors in some financing arrangements).

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Is a type of group tutoring provided for some courses. SI’s are optional outside-of-class study sessions led by a student who previously succeeded in that course and is trained to lead study groups.

Syllabus

Is a written course outline provided by faculty to students in individual courses during the first week of the semester. It contains important course information including instructor contact information, course policies, learning outcomes, and schedule.

Transcript

Refers to your WSU student academic record that is updated after your final course grades are posted each semester. You can print an unofficial transcript through your eWeber Student portal or order an official transcript from the Records Office.

Tuition

Is the cost of your classes. Tuition is based on the number of credits for which you are registered. There is a per-credit cost for part-time studies (1-10 credits), a full-time tuition cost (11 to 18 credits), and overload tuition (19 and more). Student fees are charged in addition to tuition to support student support services and student government.

Utah HB 144

Is a State law that passed in 2002. HB 144 allows qualifying undocumented and DACAmented students to pay in-state tuition, the same rate as Utah residents if they attend a Utah college or university.

Wildcard

Is your Weber State ID card. It allows you access to services such as the library and gym. It also allows you access and discounts to special events.

Work Study

Is part of Federal financial aid, and you may secure an on-campus position (a small number are off-campus) specifically designated as work study. Your earnings and number of work hours are determined by your specific award.

 


 

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