Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs
The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, located in 301 Woods Hall 314-516-5211, offers assistance and a wide variety of services to students. The office is responsible for administering the Student Conduct Code, confidentiality of student records, and the Discrimination Grievance Procedure for Students as well as all of the student service operations below.
The Office of Admissions is located in 351 Millennium Student Center, 314-5165451. The Admissions Office is generally the first point of contact for information and assistance with planning for the college decision process. The Office of Admissions arranges tours of campus, sponsors open houses throughout the year for both firsttime freshmen and transfers, and processes admission applications. Prospective students and families as well as applicants can arrange to meet personally with admission counselors. Counselors will provide information on applying for financial aid and scholarships, placement tests, and new student orientation.
The Tritons 314-516-5661 compete at the NCAA Division II level and are members of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The women's intercollegiate athletic program includes basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, golf, and softball. The men's intercollegiate athletic program includes basketball, soccer, golf, baseball, and tennis. Scholarships are available for both men and women in all sports. Both men's and women's athletic teams have brought both local and national recognition to the university for more than 20 years, with one national championship and numerous trips to the NCAA Tournament in several sports. UMSL students with validated IDs are admitted free to all home athletic contests.
Campus Recreation 314-516-5125 provides students, faculty, staff, and alumni with recreational sports programs geared toward the interests of the entire university community. Current intramural activities include touch football, basketball, volleyball, racquetball, golf, tennis, bowling, softball, hoc soc, fun run, soccer, indoor floor hockey, and weight lifting. The office encourages the campus community to suggest additional sports.
The athletic and exercise areas in the Mark Twain Building 314-516-5641 are available for use by the university community at specified hours. During the regular semester, the building is open seven days a week and on specified evenings. Facilities include basketball, volleyball, badminton, and handball/racquetball courts, an aerobic dance room, and an NCAA regulation swimming pool. The facilities also include two conditioning and fitness rooms with stateoftheart equipment, an indoor running track suitable for walking or running, and a sauna. Outdoor facilities include baseball, softball, soccer, intramural fields, and tennis courts.
Career Services helps students and alumni to develop, implement, and evaluate job search strategies. Career Readiness/Coaching, Career Counseling & Exploration and other programs are available to all UMSL degree-seeking students and recent graduates.
A professional is available in 278 Millennium Student Center or by phone 314-516-5111 to guide students and alumni in the job search for internships/co-ops and full-time degree-related positions.
Career development services are designed to help students choose a major and/or career. The Career Services website includes a wealth of job outlook and salary information and links to numerous job search sites. UMSLCareerKey provides students access to job leads (please see Internships for information on internships, co-op, and part-time degree-related positions), on-campus interview opportunities, and resume referrals to employers.
Center for Student Success, Multicultural Relations, and Transfer Services
The Center for Student Success, located in Room 225 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5300 helps students face the challenges unique to the college academic experience. The center is committed to helping students deal with academic concerns, connect to campus resources and meet educational goals. The center promotes the collegiate success of students by providing quality programs and services that advance students’ academic achievement, educational goals, career development and adjustment to the university. We encourage students to assume responsibility for their decisions as they move toward their goals, with special attention to transfer students and multicultural relations.
Multicultural Relations supports academic success, including student retention and provides resources to meet the individual needs of the student. Cognizant of the unique challenges facing the minority population, MCR provides or supports such services as new student orientation, mentoring, tutoring, academic counseling, career exploration, and leadership development. Workshops and seminars foster a greater awareness of university resources and promote cultural awareness. Multicultural Relations is located in 190 Millennium Student Center 314-516-6807.
Transfer Services offers a broad range of support services to the diverse population of students who transfer to UMSL from other institutions and those who are returning to complete their course of study. Transfer Services provide resources to students as they enter the university and serve as a “home” for students as they complete their baccalaureate studies at UMSL. The location of the Office of Transfer Services is 225 Millennium Student Center 314-516-5162.
The Center for Student Success also collaborates with Career Services and Disability Access Services to provide student services. Hours are convenient to both day and evening students. Students who appear to need support services but have not contacted the center may receive a notice through the Academic Alert program, which allows faculty and staff to notify the center when students need specific support.
Disability Access Services
Located in 144 Millennium Student Center, Disability Access Services 314-516-6554 voice or 314-516-5212 for TDD and its Student Support Services staff provide information, guidance, referral services, and assistance for students with disabilities.
Provisions for Auxiliary Aids, Reasonable Accommodations, and other Services to Students with Disabilities
Since the University of Missouri is committed to equal educational opportunities for qualified students without regard to disabling condition, the university will take necessary action to ensure that no qualified student with a disability is denied access to any particular course or educational program. Such action includes an assessment of the student's abilities and an evaluation of the requirements of the particular course or program.
If the university determines that some type of auxiliary aid is required, it will assist the qualified student in obtaining the necessary auxiliary aid from other sources. If the necessary auxiliary aid is not available from other sources, the university, at its option, will provide the necessary appropriate auxiliary aid.
Requests for the assessments must be made to the director of Disability Access Services no later than six weeks prior to the beginning of the next semester. If an unfavorable determination is made, the student may appeal the decision via the Discrimination Grievance Procedure in the Student Planner.
The university will make reasonable modifications to its academic requirements, if necessary to comply with legal requirements ensuring that such academic requirements do not discriminate or have the effect of discriminating on the basis of a student's known and adequately documented disability, unless the requested modification would require alteration of essential elements of the program or essential elements of directly related licensing requirements or would result in undue financial or administrative burdens. The divisional dean's office, in cooperation with the director of Disability Access Services and the department through which the requirement is fulfilled, will determine the appropriate modification or substitution.
The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in 327 Millennium Student Center 314-5165526. The staff assist students with applying for financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work study. The office is open various hours to accommodate both day and evening students. Appointments are not necessary.
To apply for financial aid, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). On April 1 Financial Aid staff begin awarding Federal College Work-study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and Federal Perkins Loan funds to students who have completed the FAFSA and whose official Student Aid Reports from the Federal Processing Center have arrived in UMSL’s Financial Aid Office.
To be considered for all university scholarships, a student must be accepted for admission and have completed a scholarship application. There are separate forms for incoming freshmen and continuing students.
The Student Financial Aid Office Home Page has useful information including a scholarship directory that is updated biweekly. Some departments also have scholarships for their majors, so students should ask their department for that information.
The Office of the Registrar, located in 351 Millennium Student Center, 314-516-5545 is responsible for registration, academic records, grades, transcripts, enrollment verification, veteran certification, change of name and/or address, ordering diplomas, and many other enrollment‑related services. No appointment is needed for service, and hours are convenient for both day and evening students.
The Degree Audit office, 225 Millennium Student Center, 314-516‑6814, provides an automated record (DARS report) that reflects a student's progress toward degree completion. This report is very useful in planning a major, tracking graduation requirements, and investigating other areas of study. DARS reports are available online or from a student's academic adviser, who will assist in the interpretation of the audit.
Office of Residential Life
Located in 101A Provincial House 314-516-6877, the Office of Residential Life and Housing offers contracts for 9 and 12 months for on-campus housing year-round in air-conditioned, furnished residence halls, in which 93 percent of rooms are singles. Residence Hall rates include all utilities, local phone service, cable, combination refrigerator and microwave, data communications hook-ups, and a tax-exempt declining-balance meal plan. The halls also offer a large swimming pool as well as laundry facilities, kitchenettes, common TV lounges, and the free campus shuttle.
For students who are at least 21 years of age, Mansion Hill Condominiums and University Park Apartments offer one-and two-bedroom unfurnished apartments. The complex is on the free campus shuttle route and offers swimming pool, picnic areas, recreation areas, and laundry facilities with rent billed to students' university account. Students interested in living in upper-class housing should contact the apartment coordinator at 314-524-9446.
As one of the most active and visible student organizations on campus, the Residence Halls Association (RHA) serves as the student voice for residence hall students, providing leadership opportunities and activities both on- and off-campus. Residential students are active in intramurals, student organizations, campus leadership positions, and other university activities. Tours of the UMSL residence halls are available by calling 314-516-6877.
Office of Student Life
The Office of Student Life (OSL), 366 Millennium Student Center 314-516‑5291, advises and serves as a facilitator for programs and services provided to student organizations at the University of Missouri‑St. Louis. OSL sponsors a diverse series of educational, cultural, recreational, and social programs, services, and activities that complement the academic mission of the campus and attend to developmental needs of students at UMSL.
Approximately 120 student organizations at UMSL ranging in size from 13 to 500 members, address the educational, cultural, social, recreational, and spiritual co-curricular needs of the campus community. Social fraternities and sororities, performing and fine arts,academic clubs, curriculum‑related support groups, and other special interest clubs enhance the collegiate experience. Information regarding student organizations is available in 366 Millennium Student Center. Specific organizations may be contacted by mail through the same address.University Program Board
The University Program Board, a volunteer group, initiates and implements a variety of lectures and performances by comedians and musical groups throughout the year. The board also sponsors games, tournaments, and discounted tickets for local sporting events, concerts, and theater. Most campus events are free to the campus community and are subsidized by student activity fees. Membership in this organization is open to students who are interested in coordinating these types of programs.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) of the University of Missouri‑St. Louis, housed in 366 Millennium Student Center 314-5165105, is the student governance body composed of both elected student representatives from each school and college and organizational representatives from every recognized student organization that petitions for representation. The purpose of the SGA is to represent student concerns at every level of governance within the university. This is done by ensuring adequate and capable student representation within the University Assembly, the policy‑making and governance body of the university.
The Student Court is nominated by the SGA. The seven‑member court rules on student appeals concerning matters such as disputes between individuals and organizations, or organizations and organizations, as well as traffic parking appeals.
University Bookstore and Triton Tech
The University Bookstore 314-516-5763 is the headquarters for textbooks, reference materials, general reading books, supplies, gifts, Triton gifts and numerous logo items. Triton Tech, located in the bookstore, offers discounted software and hardware. In addition, UPS shipping services are available, as well as fax services and free notary service. Each year the bookstore sponsors special events such as Annual Fashion Show, Book Signings, Student Appreciation, Book Buy Back at the end of each semester, and more. All profits from the bookstore support operating expenses of the Millennium Student Center.
University Health, Wellness, and Counseling Services (UHWCS)
UHWCS provides services to students, faculty and staff from a holistic perspective to assist students in maintaining their optimum level of wellness so that they are able to achieve their maximum academic potential. The UHWCS receptionist arranges appointments via calls (314-516-5711) or drop-in visits at 131 Millennium Student Center. In an emergency, students can usually be seen immediately. UHWCS services are organized into three major areas: Health Services, the Wellness Resource Center, and Counseling Services.
Health Services staff offer the following services: Treatment of minor injury and illness, screening exams, immunizations, strep throat testing, pregnancy testing, well women's exams (including Pap smear), birth control, flu shots, urinalysis, and allergy injections. Assistance with referral to medical facilities is provided upon request and when necessary. Students and employees may call (314-516-5671) or visit 131 MSC to schedule an appointment.
Student Accident and Sickness Insurance (optional for U.S. citizens): An Accident and Sickness Insurance plan is available to students and their dependents. Information concerning premiums and coverage is available upon request from University Health Services.
Immunizations: The university requires that all newly enrolled or readmitted students born after 1956 comply with the two dose MMR(Measles, Mumps, Rubella combined) policy. If a second immunization is needed it must be the combined MMR vaccine. Meningococcal vaccine is required for students residing in campus housing. Tuberculosis (TB) screening is required for students in the following categories: lived for two months or more in Asia, Africa, Central or South America, Eastern Europe; health care workers, volunteers and employees of nursing homes, prisons or other residential institutions; or contact with a person known to have active tuberculosis. Proof of immunizations (copies of immunization records) should be submitted to UHWCS in 131 MSC. The immunization policy and form on the Health Services website.
Wellness Resource Center
The Wellness Resource Center sponsors programs for smoking cessation consultation, classes, and support groups, alcohol issues support groups, sexual assault awareness, and Safe Spring Break. The center also provides information on a variety of health issues, raising awareness, and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. In addition, blood drives held each semester offer students an opportunity to give back to their community. Students may take a health risk appraisal and get assistance with developing a personal wellness plan, which includes diet/nutrition management along with blood pressure, cholesterol and body fat percentage measurement. Students may participate in Wellness Advocates Volunteering to Educate Students (WAVES) to educate the campus community, especially students, about making health lifestyle choices.
Counseling Services provides personal counseling, consultation, psycho-educational workshops and presentations to classes and student groups. We take the confidentiality of your contacts with us very seriously. Except for the case of very extreme situations, both the content of counseling sessions and the fact that a student or employee has used our services are kept strictly confidential.
Personal Counseling can help students navigate through times of stress and/or overcome barriers to success. Some of the common issues for which students seek counseling include stress/anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship or family issues, grief/loss, eating disorders, sexual assault, and a history of abuse.
Student groups and faculty are invited to call Counseling Services 314-516-5711 for speakers on such topics as test anxiety, assertiveness, healthy relationships, dealing with difficult people, personality styles, etc.
The Welcome Center (257 MSC, across from the Bookstore) is the hospitality center of the campus. Staff answer questions and provide directions to all campus offices. The center also serves as the tour headquarters for prospective students and contains information from all departments, colleges, and offices. The Welcome Center welcomes all visitors to UMSL.