USI has over 1,000 up-to-date computers available for students to use located in Rice Library and throughout labs across the campus. For a listing of computer labs, hours, and software available, visit www.usi.edu/it/computer-labs. Rice Library also has laptops and tablets available for short-term checkout.
David L. Rice Library Spring Hours
|Monday–Thursday, 7 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
||Saturday, Noon-5:00 pm
|Friday, 7 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
||Sunday, Noon–10:00 p.m.
Research Help is staffed, and archives open, fewer hours than these. Hours are subject to change; regular hours and holiday hours are posted in Rice Library and on the library’s web site at www.usi.edu/library/.
Telephone Services for students living in Residence Life are not provided by default as most students have and prefer to use their own cell phones. However, students, who may require a traditional phone, may request one through the Housing and Residence Life office.
USI Campus Store
The USI Campus Store is located on the first level of the University Center West. Store hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (times subject to change without notice).
Save time and avoid the lines—order your books online by visiting www.usi.edu/campusstore. The Campus Store offers United Parcel Service (UPS) shipping for students who wish to have books sent to them.
Students may return new or used texts for a refund during the first five (5) days of the semester. After that time, refunds will be granted only in the case of dropped classes. To receive a refund, a student must bring in the completed drop slip (processed by the Registrar’s Office) and the receipt, within five weeks from the first day of the term.
Eagle Access Card Office
The University uses the Eagle Access Card as the identification (ID) card for students, staff, and faculty. In addition to being the ID card, the Eagle Access Card is a convenient, easy, and safe way to access products and services without carrying cash. By activating the declining balance feature of the card, you make your ID card a campus debit card as well.
The Eagle Access Card Office is located in the University Center West. Eagle Access Card Office hours while classes are in session are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday (times subject to change without notice).
Are You Registered to Vote?
If you are not registered to vote, visit the Voter Information page at www.usi.edu/government-and-legal-affairs/voting-information for information about how to register online and a list of University offices where a voter registration application is available.
It is normal for people to struggle at challenging times, and the Counseling Center is here to help. The Counseling Center offers individual therapy, group therapy and substance abuse assessments to currently enrolled students. All services are supported by tuition and student fees, and students do not need to pay extra to access counseling services. However, students found responsible for certain violations of the Code of Student Behavior may be charged an additional administrative fee for a Substance Use Assessment.
The Counseling Center is here to help USI students develop the personal awareness and skills necessary to overcome problems, make effective decisions and grow and develop in ways that will allow them to maximize their total educational experience at the University of Southern Indiana. The Counseling Center’s services are viewed as another form of learning whereby students learn how to relate effectively to others, understand and cope with emotions, set appropriate goals, make healthy decisions, resolve inner conflicts, develop independence and increase self-confidence. Through counseling and the various presentations and workshops that are offered, the Counseling Center helps students fulfill their hopes, dreams and potentials in their journey of life-long learning.
To make an appointment, simply stop by the Counseling Center (located in the Orr Center, Room 1051) at your convenience. Except in very limited circumstances, all information shared with counselors is kept private and confidential. Referrals are offered when students have needs that are beyond the role and/or scope of services available. For additional information and resources, call the Counseling Center at 812-464-1867 or visit their website: www.usi.edu/counselingcenter
USI students with documented disabilities, if they so choose, may receive accommodation assistance through Disability Resources. It is requested that students register at least 60 days prior to the date services are needed. More information is available at www.usi.edu/disabilities or at Disability Resources; Science Center Room 2206; phone 812-464-1961 or TDD 812-465-7072.
Noncredit Courses/Lifelong Learning
A wide range of noncredit programs for adults, working professionals and youth are available through USI Outreach and Engagement. Lifelong Learning courses are open to anyone in the community regardless of educational background. All courses are presented in a non-competitive and informal atmosphere where interest in learning is the primary consideration. No grades are assigned and formal admission to the University is not required for course registration. Courses are offered throughout the year in following categories: professional development, personal enrichment, fitness and recreation, youth programs, safety programs, software skills, noncredit online courses, conferences, and customized consulting and training. Workplace contractual programs are also available for area organizations. The Lifelong Learning catalog and further information is available from Outreach and Engagement, located in the University Center East; by visiting USI.edu/LifelongLearning; by phone during normal business hours at 812-464-1989; or by email to email@example.com.
Service Learning Program
Service-Learning is a course-based experiential learning strategy. It engages students in meaningful and relevant service with a community organization while using ongoing reflection to draw connections between the service and course content. Service-Learning provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to real-life situations, enhances academic learning and promotes civic responsiveness.
The Service Learning Program works with USI’s colleges, departments, and other programs to support these projects and ensure that the experiences benefit both students and the community.
When viewing courses online via myUSI, sections that include a Service Learning component will be identified with a Service Learning “attribute.” To search for Service Learning courses, use the Look Up Classes feature under the Registration menu. Highlight the desired subject(s), select Service Learning from the list of attribute types, and submit. Any Service Learning course from the selected subject(s) will be displayed. To view all Service Learning courses, select all subjects from the list (highlight the first subject, scroll to the bottom of the list, then hold the Shift key down while clicking the last subject; all subjects will be highlighted), select the Service Learning attribute, and submit. All Service Learning courses will be displayed.
The list of Service Learning courses offered each semester will continue to grow throughout the registration period as instructors integrate community projects in their courses. Visit www.usi.edu/outreach/service-learning-program for more information, including a current list of courses, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepare today for a national scholarship competition
Visit www.usi.edu and type Scholarship Opportunities in the search box to find:
- advice on becoming a strong scholarship candidate
- how to reach USI faculty mentors
- general tips for scholarship seekers
- who and how to ask for recommendations
- interview tips and much more
Lucrative scholarships are often the most competitive. Help is available for USI students, regardless of major, who want to compete for prestigious scholarships. Graduate, undergraduate, and study abroad awards are all available. www.usi.edu/admissions/scholarships; Honors Program, 812-464-1833.
Public Safety (Security and Parking)
USI Public Safety provides 24/7 campus emergency response, asset protection and is tasked with the safety of all employees, students and guests on campus. USI has partnered with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office to provide a dedicated law enforcement presence on campus. This partnership assists USI Public Safety monitor and stay apprised of any potential threats or issues that may affect the University.
USI Public Safety services include emergency medical response, a campus-wide emergency phone system, security escort service, disabled vehicle assistance, a lost and found, crime prevention/safety programs, and after-hour access to offices and/or residences.
Public Safety annually publishes the federally mandated Annual Security Fire and Safety report, which contains crime statistics and important information on reporting crimes and suspicious activity. The report also provides information on the transmission of timely warning and emergency notification information related to specific crimes or threats presented to the campus community. Obtain a copy of this important annual report on the Public Safety website at www.usi.edu/public-safety or contact Public Safety directly, 812-464-1845.
Non-restricted parking in USI’s main campus lots is available to commuter students, faculty, staff and visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Campus lots have few restrictions, and those areas with restrictions are marked with appropriate signage.
All Housing and Residence Life areas have restricted parking, requiring housing students to register their vehicles and display a decal. Visitors to campus apartments must park in visitor areas only. Housing and Residence Life residents are prohibited to park in campus lots between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on class days. Visit www.usi.edu/public-safety/parking/traffic-and-parking-regulations for all parking and traffic regulations.
Important Telephone Numbers
||on-campus ext 1845
|Public Safety Emergency
||on-campus ext 7777
||on-campus ext 1091