General Student Information
The College of Nursing is committed to integrating technology into your academic experience. All information relative to the use of MyGateway, a course management package, and your student emails will be outlined in Student Technology Guides prepared each Fall by Information Technology Services (ITS) (http://www.umsl.edu/technology/).You can obtain these booklets in the College of Nursing or at any of the 5 computer labs located on campus.If you do not attend class on campus, we will be mailing one these booklets to your home.You can contact the computer help desk at 314-516-6034.The hours of operation for the help desk are Monday - Thursday7:30 am - 7:00 pm and Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm.The help desk is closed weekends and holidays. If the help desk is unable to resolve your problem, please call the Software Support Expert for the College of Nursing at (314) 516-6755.
Change of Name, Address or Telephone
Any change of address or telephone number should be submitted to the Office of Student Services
as soon as possible. A change of name requires submitting a notarized form to the University's Registrar.
Course faculty and the College of Nursing communicate with students in a variety of ways, including the use of bulletin boards, E-mail, student mailboxes, and other means of personal communication. Students are responsible for all communication regarding program information/changes relayed through the campus mail systems.
Computer Technology/Student Laboratories
A number of student computer laboratories are available on campus. See the University Student Guide and Academic Planner for further information.
As part of the computing fee, all students are provided with a free e-mail account automatically upon enrollment. No additional registration is necessary. E-mail can be accessed at any computer lab on campus. Student e-mail addresses are in the following format: email@example.com. where yourgatewayid is your own Gateway ID. Default passwords for Gateway Ids have been created using a combination of birth date and social security number*. The format of the new password is yydd9999 where:
yy = year of birth; dd = date of birth; 9999 = last 4 digits of SSN .
For access to email accounts at home, students need Internet access to connect their computers to the campus computers.
Faculty Offices and Mailboxes
Nursing faculty offices and mailboxes are located in the College of Nursing Administrative Building. The building is open Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Students are urged to make arrangements to submit papers directly to the instructor as much as possible. A receiving box for faculty is located in the Office of Student Services (South Campus, Nursing Administration Building, first floor). Non-nursing faculty offices are located on the North Campus. Students are urged to identify location of faculty offices for all courses in which enrolled.
A student identification card is required to use University services including library checkout privileges. This card is obtained in the Office of Admissions located on the first floor of Woods Hall Administration Building. Evidence of current enrollment (fee card) is required.
The University has two library centers--Thomas Jefferson, located on the main campus and the Ward E. Library on the South Campus, which houses the Education and Health Sciences Libraries. While students may have the need to use resources from any of the three centers, the Health Sciences Library will be most frequently utilized. Information regarding each library may be found in the UM-St. Louis Student Handbook.
Student parking is allowed only in designated areas. Illegally parked cars will be ticketed and may be towed at the owner's expense. Grades and transcripts will be held until tickets are paid.
All undergraduate nursing students must have ACCESS to an automobile for clinical practice experiences. Students must furnish their own transportation to and from clinical agencies, which may be scheduled throughout the metropolitan area, including Jefferson county and Illinois. Students are reminded that if they transport other classmates, they are assuming personal liability in the event of an accident.