Handbook for Doctoral Students in Education/Health Insurance, Housing in Greeley, Parking, and other Practical Matters

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Cultural Connections[edit]

Enjoy events and make cultural connections through the César Chávez Cultural Center, Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, Asian/Pacific American Student Services and Native American Student Services.

Clubs and Organizations[edit]

With over 120 clubs and organizations on campus at UNC, you’re sure to find a group of friends who share your interests. Club categories range from professional, honorary, and academic, to social, cultural, political, and religious. Joining a club is a great way to develop leadership skills, and studies have shown that involvement in extra-curricular activities actually benefits a student's academic record.

Campus Recreation Center[edit]

It's your Center! As part of the student fee package, students are automatically members of the campus recreation center. Faculty and staff, current and retired, are invited to join the Center at competitive prices. The Campus Recreation staff strives to provide activities for persons of all ability levels with varied interests. There are many ways to get involved at the Center, just start by coming to the Entry Desk and meeting our staff. Ask for a tour, ask about programs and equipment or simply explore on your own!


Technical Support Center available to resolve technical problems 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. URSA online portal that allows all students to register for and withdraw from classes, view grades and transcripts, access and pay student bills, view information and messages about financial aid, submit forms and more. Blackboard learning management application allows UNC to offer many courses online. Over 1400 student accessible computers on campus, including 24-hour availability in the UC Computer Commons. BearDrive, UNC’s secure, web-based file sharing, information storage and work collaboration solution for students and faculty. University-owned Bear Logic campus computer store for discounted equipment and support that caters to the specific needs of each degree program. Endnote is the suggested software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies. Windows and Mac OS X versions available. Available through Bear Logic campus computer store. www.endnote.com.

Student Support[edit]

We offer a wide variety of specialized departments, facilities and programs to help you meet your academic goals, enrich your university experience and prepare you for your future. • One-on-one time with dedicated, enthusiastic professors and student-advising personnel. • Convenient, up-to-date health and counseling facilities. • Writing, math, study skills and tutoring assistance. • Innovative learning communities organized around specific student interests. • Career counseling for help finding majors, careers, internships and full-time professional jobs. • Sponsored Programs and Academic Research Center (SPARC): Funding for scholarly work and research. Assists with external granting agencies including grant submission procedures, funding opportunities, compliance policies, forms and more. ON-CAMPUS HOUSING As a busy grad student on a budget, you’ll appreciate the convenience and affordability of an on-campus apartment.

University Apartments[edit]

Located just three blocks from central campus, The University Apartments complex has 98 furnished and unfurnished two-bedroom apartments. All utilities (electric, gas, trash and water/sewer), local phone, extended cable and high-speed Internet are included with your monthly rent.

Arlington Park Apartments[edit]

Managed by Allen & O’Hara Education Services in partnership with the university, the Arlington Park facility is located just two blocks from campus and offers two- and four-bedroom fully furnished units.

Residence Halls Although most grad students opt not to live in a residence hall, private, one-person rooms are available in select residence halls and you can’t beat the halls for convenience and affordability.

Off-Campus Housing[edit]

In the heart of one of the fastest-growing counties in Colorado, the Greeley area has an abundance of affordable housing ranging from efficiency apartments to multi-bedroom homes. You can use our student fee-supported online housing finder for free to find a place to live off campus or roommates to live with you. The Greeley Chamber of Commerce is a good resource for relocation information.

Parking Regulations[edit]

The mission of UNC Parking Services is to manage an efficient and self-supporting system of parking lots for the campus. We will design and maintain our lots to enhance safety and an orderly traffic flow. We will enforce Parking Rules and Regulations so that our patrons receive the best service possible. Students, Faculty or Staff who wish to park on campus can purchase a parking permit from Parking Services (Gray Hall) or go online at www.unco.edu/parking. Visitors and short-term guests can purchase Visitor’s Permits at Parking Services or Daily Permits from one of the many dispenser units located across campus. UNC’s parking lots are enforced all year, as per the signage at the entrance to each lot. No tax revenue, student fees or tuition funds are received or used for parking facilities.

Health Insurance[edit]

see The mission of the Student Health Insurance Program at the University of Northern Colorado is to strive to assist each student in achieving their educational goals by assisting them with health insurance issues and concerns, and by offering a high quality, affordable health insurance plan tailored for the special needs of the college-age population. The Student Health Insurance Program strives to maintain a confidential, compassionate, sensitive environment where all students can receive assistance with insurance questions and claims. The result will be students who understand how to make informed decisions about their individual health insurance needs. Students preferring to waive the UNC Student Health Insurance Plan and premium cost from their tuition/fees billing, must be enrolled in a comparable health insurance plan and are REQUIRED to complete an online waiver through URSA.