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2023 Fall Class Schedule 
    
2023 Fall Class Schedule [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Miscellaneous University Offices and Services


Computer Labs

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 Fall Hours

Monday–Thursday, 7:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m. Midnight  
Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.  
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.  
Sunday, Noon–12:00 a.m. Midnight  

Research Help is staffed, and the archives unit is 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 Service

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). 

You can confirm your Fall Archie’s Book Bundles beginning 30 days before the start of class! For more information, please visit: www.usi.edu/campus-store/archies-book-bundle

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.  

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

USI recognizes the role mental health plays in students’ readiness, ability to learn, and success in college. To meet this need, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has a unique mission to provide mental health services to USI students. 

CAPS offers individual therapy, group therapy and substance abuse assessments to currently enrolled students. Our website, www.usi.edu/counseling-and-psychological-services, includes information and resources for general mental health, substance abuse, college transition, sexual assault prevention, cultural ethnic diversity, as well as LGBTQ and Veteran support. On the website, there is a direct link to TalkCampus which is a 24-hour peer support social media platform where USI students can receive support from other college students across the country and around the world. Additionally, the CAPS website includes links to TimelyCare, a third-party contractor partnered with CAPS in which any USI student (regardless of location in the country) can receive telehealth counseling, health coaching, or 24/7 mental health coaching.  

CAPS staff promote mental health awareness and advocacy by providing consultation, presentations, and workshops to the USI community. All services are supported by tuition and student fees. Students are not required to pay extra to access counseling services. The only exception may be for students found responsible for certain violations of the Code of Student Behavior where there may be an additional administrative fee for a Substance Use Assessment. Except in very limited circumstances, all information shared with CAPS staff is kept private and confidential. In some situations when students have needs that are beyond the role and/or scope of services available, CAPS staff can assist with the referral process.

We encourage everyone to utilize CAPS. To schedule an appointment, students can come in-person to the CAPS office (Orr Center, Room 1051), call (812) 464-1867, or schedule directly online through the website. For general questions, we can also be contacted via our email at usi.caps@usi.edu or through the online chat included on our website.   

Disability Resources

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 outreach@usi.edu. 

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. 

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 for more information, including a current list of courses, or email servicelearning@usi.edu. 

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)

Security

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.

Parking

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

Security 812-464-1845 on-campus ext 1845
Public Safety Emergency 812-492-7777 on-campus ext 7777
Parking 812-465-1091 on-campus ext 1091