There are many free resources on campus ready to aid undergraduate students in their academic, financial, and emotional endeavors, yet many students don’t know about or choose to utilize them. Here are some of the great organizations at the student body’s fingertips.
The University Writing and Speaking Center: The UWSC is open six days a week to assist with all types of writing, from a lab report to a personal statement. In addition, the UWSC provides support for ideas, speeches, and presentations related to public speaking. Located on the third floor of the PSAC in suite 350, this center offers writing feedback through conversation rather than the standard red-pen-edited work that can be one-sided in an academic setting.
The Math Center: UNR’s students know math can be challenging ó but a lot less so with the help from the Math Center. Open six days a week right across from the Writing and Speaking Center, the Math Center allows for one-on-one assistance, class-wide review sessions, and a friendly environment that students can thrive in to promote success in their math-related courses.
The Tutoring Center: Also on the third floor of the PSAC sits the Tutoring Center, an organization dedicated to helping students learn a variety of subjects. Through 50-minute sessions, study groups, and walk-in appointments, the Tutoring Center offers assistance for subjects ranging from business to foreign language from experienced, high-achieving students.
E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center: Stress can get to even the most dedicated students, and many find relief in exercising at the gym. The E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an expansive 108,000 square foot space equipped with basketball courts, cardio equipment, a weightlifting area, and a 1/8th mile running track. In addition, they offer drop-in classes including acroyoga, Zumba, CrossFit, and more.
The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center: The campus library, more often referred to as the KC, is an expansive building that offers databases, book checkout, and computers equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud. Perhaps most important, the library offers areas for quiet study, so you can feel ready for tests in an environment free of the distractions of campus life. The KC is open seven days a week and is large enough to accommodate for the influx of students cramming for exams right around finals.
Counseling Services: Students cope with many things during their collegiate years, and Counseling Services are available to all students who need an extra hand. With group therapy, self-help resources, outreach activities, and individual counseling, students are able to seek help with stress, grief, and other circumstances in order to promote academic and personal success. Students are able to make an appointment, complete an anonymous, personal health screening, or experience the virtual relaxation room through visiting unr.edu/counseling.
Student Health Center: The university’s Student Health Center is no stranger to campus flu season or the strange cough developed from life in a dorm, but rather, offers resources to prevent and remedy health concerns. Students are able to make free, one-on-one consultations by phone to assess any health issue in total anonymity. In addition, the Student Health Center offers free flu shots around campus, and will post their immunization dates and locations online starting in October. Complete with a fully stocked pharmacy and an efficient, same-day appointment system, students are able to tend to their healthy quickly and easily.