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Return to Campus Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The latest updates about USciences return to campus: usciences.edu/coronavirus The full plan for a phased return of employees and students: usciences.edu/campusguidelines.

New Graduate Student Resources

It’s a good idea to orient yourself to USciences before beginning this fall. 

If you have any additional questions please don’t hesitate to contact our Office of Graduate Admission at 888-996-8747 or graduate@usciences.edu.

Financial Aid and Student Accounts

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is responsible for helping students determine the cost of attendance and financial aid eligibility. If you have any questions about your student loans, grants, or tuition cost, you can contact financialaid@usciences.edu.

Student Accounts and Cashier

The Student Accounts Office (SAO) is responsible for all billing to students for the collection of all due amounts. SAO also provides counseling for students in meeting their financial obligations, and to this end, works closely with the Financial Aid Office. 

Transportation

Parking

The University offers parking permits for commuter students on a first come, first served basis for an annual fee. Please email Terry Reilly starting in early July to apply for a parking permit.

Public Transit

The university partners with SEPTA for a select number of discounted student commuter passes per semester. Passes are purchased on a first come, first served basis. To obtain a SEPTA commuter pass, you will need to obtain a SEPTA Key Card (if you do not already have one) and register your card online. You will find details about where you can obtain a Key Card here. Record your Card Reference ID, which you will need to load your semester pass onto your card.  Please email Rodney Banks for more information. The deadlines set by SEPTA for the discounted passes are July 6th (fall passes) and the end of November (spring passes).

Campus Safety

Public Safety

Safeguarding the health and well-being of all USciences students, faculty, and staff is of paramount importance. Public Safety takes a proactive, precautionary approach to ensuring the safety of our USciences community.

Stay informed, and sign up to receive emergency email and text alerts

ID Cards

Follow the instructions to upload a photo for your ID card and student portal. You will gain access to your student portal in late-June (check your email for additional information). If you have any questions, please email Terry Reilly.

Academic Resources 

Student Accommodations 

The Office of Student Accommodations (OSA) has been designated by the University to assist students with diagnosed and documented disabilities, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), with accessing and participating in the educational, social, and professional opportunities available at USciences in accordance with federal laws and University obligations.

J.W. England Library

It may be helpful to familiarize yourself with the services of our J.W. England Library, and what is available to USciences students during their education. 

Information Technology Services

Prior to coming to campus this fall, you’ll need to set up your OneCampus account, student email address, and password. View step-by-step instructions provided by of Office of Information Technology.

Office of Sponsored Projects and Research

The Office of Sponsored Projects and Research (OSPR) is the central office at USciences for the receipt and dissemination of funding opportunities. It is a central source of information on major government agencies, foundations, and corporations which support research and scholarship. OSPR provides assistance to faculty members, administrators, and students from conceptual development and planning through implementation and management of funded projects.

Career Services 

Check out how USciences’ Career Services office helps prepare students beyond the classroom for proven careers in healthcare and the sciences 

Course Registration

Students will work with their advisor to select courses for the fall semester. Once students have consulted their advisor, they can register for classes.  Information about how to register for classes in Workday can be found on the Workday@USciences Google site (login required). 

Campus Resources

Campus Dining 

Check out the various campus dining options available to students. 

Student Health and Counseling

Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) provides access to high-quality physical and mental health care in a safe, respectful and confidential environment, while promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices. We work collaboratively with the University community toward the goal of improving the academic, personal, and professional experiences of our students through the provision of individual services, consultation, referral, education, and outreach.

Student Health Insurance

USciences requires graduate students registered for at least 5 credits to maintain active health insurance coverage while in attendance at the University. Learn more about the requirement.

Campus Recreation  

Studying is hard work; you’re going to need to take breaks. Thanks to the Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC), and comprehensive intramural and fitness programs that provide just enough competition to blow off steam, you’ll be relaxed enough to hit the books again in no time.

Graduate Student Community

The graduate student community site provides graduate students easy access to information about the Office of Graduate Education and the Graduate Student Organization.

International Students

International students—please reach out to Bill Keyes (w.keyes@usciences.edu) with any questions about starting at USciences. Bill will be contacting you with any information before you start on campus. 

COVID-19 page

This page is a resource for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and related campus activities. Continue to check back for important updates as more information becomes available. 

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