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Resources for Study and Campus Life
The Microcomputer Center, located in the McDermott Library building, provides a modern, networked computing environment with both PCs and Macs in five separate labs. There is also a general purpose computer Lab on the ground floor of the Jonsson building.
Dedicated systems are also available to support such functions as campus information services, programming, research-related activities, and computationally intensive applications.
A sophisticated campus-wide network permits offices and laboratories direct access to extensive computing resources both on and off campus. Internet traffic volumes are high both to and from the campus. Remote access to the campus network is provided through VPN (Virtual Private Networking.
The university provides wireless LAN access to the campus community areas across most of the institution. All holders of a UTD NetID may utilize the campus network using devices with the appropriate wireless LAN 802.11b/a/g network interface. Guest wireless access is also provided on request (http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/).
Many of the schools, programs, and research centers operate their own computing facilities that are also available to students as appropriate. Details of these facilities can be found in the individual school/program sections of this catalog.
The university Help Desk is located in the Jonsson building and offers walk-in, telephone, email and web chat support for a wide range of technology problems. Contact info: 2911 (info), [email protected] (email).
The latest information regarding computing facilities can be found at the campus web site at http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/.
Students are assisted in resolving personal difficulties and enhancing skills in order to succeed in their academic pursuits, as well as achieve personal and emotional well-being. Students' development is facilitated by a variety of services including personal counseling, psychiatric services, consultation, and outreach. The Student Counseling Center also serves the UTD community by providing crisis management and intervention. In addition, the Center is committed to the training and education of graduate students as future helping professionals.
Stress, depression, anxiety, and adjusting to life transitions are some of the issues that bring students to the Counseling Center for confidential individual counseling. Other common concerns include relationship conflicts, grief and loss, loneliness, self-esteem, body image, eating disorders, or planning for the future. Relationship Counseling for students and their partners focuses on resolving conflicts and improving communication. Psychiatric and other referrals are provided when it is determined that such assistance would benefit a student and their treatment. Consulting is provided to students, faculty or staff for helping a friend, family member or student with a personal problem. Workshops are offered frequently during the semester and assist students in developing life skills such as time management, effective communication and managing test anxiety. The Personal Development Library includes books, audiotapes, and self-help videos with informaiton on a wide range of topics including sexuality, relationship enhancement, dealing with emotions, and personal growth.
Services are provided by licensed mental health professionals and trainees under the supervision of licensed psychologists. The center is a member of the Dallas Metropolitan Consortium in Psychology, a training program for pre-doctoral psychology interns that is accredited by the American Psychological Association. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.utdallas.edu/counseling/.
Disability Services provides accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Students are urged to make their needs known to Disability Services as soon as they are admitted to the university.
NOTE: Students requesting accomodation see "Course Substitution" in the Academic Policies and Procedures section.
The Office of Disability Services is located in the Student Union (SU 1.610), (972) 883 2070.
The Student Health Center offers routine medical treatment to all currently enrolled students. Services include diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries, general medical problems, some gynecological problems, health educatio, and limited immunizations. While there is no cost for most services, there are charges for laboratory services, medications and specific procedures provided at the Health Center. All charges for services or treatment obtained from facilities other than the campus health center are the responsibility of the individual student. The staff at the Health Center make referrals as indicated.
The Student Health Center provides information on the prevention and transmission of HIV infection and AIDS, offers HIV and AIDS education programs, and offers testing.
Information about bacterial meningitis is available upon request at the Student Health Center. Information also is distributed in Orientation packets, in the A to Z Guide to Student Life, in the graduate and undergraduate applications for admission to the University and is published in the University newspaper, The Mercury, at the beginning of each semester.
All medical services and records are held confidential to the extent permitted by law and are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Texas Open Records Act, and Article 5561(h), Vernon’s Annotated Texas Civil Statutes.
The Student Health Center is located in the Student Union (SU 1.606), (972) 883-2747.
The University of Texas at Dallas does not have immunization requirements other than TB testing for all persons born outside the United States.
The International Student Services Office provides
services for those students that
hold a non-immigrant visa
status while studying at UTD. The office
staff offers individual
counseling as well as group workshops to
This catalog is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and The University of Texas at Dallas or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.
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