Academic Programs, Services, Conference Center and Instructional Units

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Programs

The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) programs are an important means for the education of military officers and are offered as an option to all interested UNO students. Through these ROTC programs, the student may earn appointment as a commissioned officer while earning his or her degree. Hours of ROTC credit may be counted toward graduation in accordance with policies and programs of the individual academic departments of UNO.

Air Force ROTC

AFROTC is a nationwide program that allows students to pursue commissions (become officers) in the United States Air Force (USAF) while simultaneously attending college. AFROTC classes are held on college campuses throughout the United States and Puerto Rico; students can register through normal course registration processes.

AFROTC consists of four years of Aerospace Studies classes (Foundations of the  USAF, Evolution of USAF and Space Power, Air Force Leadership Studies, and National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty), and a corresponding Leadership Laboratory for each year. Students apply leadership skills, demonstrate command and effective communication, develop physical fitness and practice military customs and courtesies.

College students enrolled in the AFROTC program (known as "cadets") who successfully complete both AFROTC training and college degree requirements will graduate and simultaneously commission as Second Lieutenants in the Active Duty Air Force. If a student enrolls in the program as a sophomore, the program can be completed in 3 years.

The AFROTC program is currently offered at Tulane University, but there is a crosstown agreement that allows UNO students to enroll in AFROTC and become full-fledged cadet participants. For more information on AFROTC course descriptions, please review ROTC programs or Tulane University Air Force ROTC, for more information on the AFROTC program.

The Air Force offers excellent scholarship opportunities in a wide variety of academic majors. For additional information or to check scholarship eligibility, contact AFROTC Detachment 320, Tulane University, at (504) 865-5394, , or visit .


Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is a comprehensive program of studies through which a student can qualify to be commissioned as an officer in the United States Army, the National Guard, or the United States Army Reserve. Students learn leadership and management skills that will help in any profession in the civilian world. The Army ROTC program consists of a two-year Basic Course, which is open to freshmen and sophomores only, and a two-year Advanced Course. Non-scholarship students participating in the first two years of ROTC do not incur an obligation to the U.S. Army. A variety of Army ROTC scholarships are offered. These provide tuition assistance, a flat rate for textbooks per semester of $450, and a per month stipend ($300-freshmen $350-sophomores,- $450 juniors, $500 seniors, up to 10 months per year). Uniforms and military science textbooks are issued without cost to students. Scholarship students are also paid for the advanced leadership camp they must attend before commissioning.

Summer training is available for outstanding cadets. Potential training opportunities include Basic Airborne School, Air Assault School, Mountain Warfare School, and others.

Admission to ROTC is conditional on meeting academic, physical, and age requirements (30 or younger for scholarship and 33 or younger for non-scholarship) as well as the approval of the Professor of Military Science. Physical training is an integral part of the ROTC program. Future Army Officers are held to high standards of physical fitness and appearance.

To be commissioned as an officer, a student must complete either the regular four-year program, a three-year program (whereby the Basic Course is compressed into one year), or a two-year program (requiring completion of the summer ROTC basic camp giving the student credit for the Basic Course). Advanced placement for ROTC training may be given to veterans and to students with previous ROTC experience. In addition to these requirements a student must complete at least one course in the area of military history. That course must be approved by the Professor of Military Science. A student's length of commitment to the military will depend on whether they serve on active duty or in the national guard or reserve, as well as the whether the student will receive a scholarship. Contact Army ROTC at Tulane University, Army ROTC, 200 Broadway, Suite 132, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504- 865-5594 or 1-800-777-ARMY and by email at


The University of New Orleans offers the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) through a cross-enrollment agreement with the NROTC Unit at Tulane University. The NROTC program offers students the opportunity to earn a commission in the Navy or Marine Corps through four-year, three-year, and two-year scholarships, and through the College Program.

NROTC scholarship students are selected annually on a nationwide competitive basis. They receive four-year scholarships that cover full tuition, university fees, uniforms, textbooks, and a monthly subsistence stipend. Scholarship students participate in paid summer training periods and receive commissions in the Navy or Marine Corps as Ensigns or Second Lieutenants upon graduation. New Ensigns have a minimum obligation of five years on active duty after commissioning, whereas new Second Lieutenants must serve four years.

For those individuals who were not selected for a scholarship during their senior year of high school, the NROTC College Program offers another path to pursuing a commission. Students are encouraged to apply for College Program prior to entering college, or at any time during their freshman or sophomore years; students should apply directly with the Tulane NROTC unit, and qualified applicants will be selected by the Professor of Naval Science prior to each fall and spring semester.  College Program students compete for three-year and two-year NROTC scholarships, and they will undergo at least one paid summer training period.  College Program students are furnished uniforms, Naval Science textbooks, and a subsistence stipend of $350-$400 per month during their junior and senior years.  These students also receive commissions in the Navy or Marine Corps upon graduation.

Requests for additional information should be directed to the Tulane NROTC unit at (504) 247-1607 or .

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education is a federal program which integrates students' academic study at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level with paid, career related work experiences. The program bridges the gap between the classroom experience and the business world at large. The term "cooperative education" (co-op) reflects the relationship between the educational institution and the employer, both of which provide students with a complete and meaningful education. It should not be confused with other work experiences such as internships, externships, or practicums. Co-op is unique because it is a structured program, has specific work schedules, and must include paid work experience related to the student's major field of study.

Students are accepted into the program by meeting certain requirements. Undergraduate students must be full-time, have successfully completed 30 credit hours, have an overall grade point average of 2.5, have a declared major, and be able to commit to the co-op program for at least two semesters. Graduate students must be full-time, have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0, be enrolled in the graduate school, and be able to commit to the co-op program for at least two semesters. Once a student is determined eligible, a match is made based on student career goals and employer needs. Employers are encouraged to interview potential candidates and make decisions based on students' goals and the type of work experience provided. Placement in the co-op program is not guaranteed; therefore, students are encouraged to interview with many different employers before accepting an offer.

Students will work one of two co-op schedules: parallel or alternating. On the parallel schedule a student works between 15 and 30 hours per week, and attends school full time. On the alternating schedule a student alternates semesters (including summers) of full-time study with semesters of full-time work. Work eligibility is based on employer evaluation and co-op coordinator decisions. The College overseeing the experience reserves the right to remove a student from the program at any time.

Once students are selected to work with a participating co-op employer, they are required to register for the appropriate co-op class. Though this class does not carry any university credit, it is an important part of the program. The addition of this class to a student's transcript is an immediate indicator to potential employers that the applicant has performed relevant work in his or her chosen field of study. For more information, contact Career Services at 504-280-6225, or visit

The University of New Orleans Center for the Book

The mission of the University of New Orleans Center for the Book is to amplify the intellectual culture and influence of the University, supporting the goals of UNO as both a research institution and an urban university by publishing and disseminating scholarship and works of literature.

The Center for the Book works to publish books around which foster intellectual conversations, highlighting the scholarship and literature of the university and the region. In partnership with The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Neighborhood Story Project, and the National Jazz Historical Park, the UNO Center for the Book is planning to release commercially viable and intellectually engaging books. The UNO Center for the Book is supported by the University of New Orleans Foundation. For more information, contact  or visit

National Student Exchange

The University is a member of National Student Exchange (NSE) which provides opportunities for students to study for up to one calendar year at another NSE member college or university with non-resident fees waived. With nearly 170 universities from which to choose, students should be able to find a campus with just the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet personal and academic needs and interests. NSE extends beyond the borders of the United States to include U.S. territories as well as Canadian provinces. Students must be at least sophomore level (30 credit hours) with a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of the exchange. Students meet with their UNO advisors prior to the exchange to assure that all credit completed while on exchange will transfer toward their UNO degree program. Information and applications for the exchange are available in Room 124 of the Bicentennial Education Center. Additional information concerning the NSE Program and all partner universities may be obtained at

The Office of International Students and Scholars

The University of New Orleans currently hosts around 600 international students, faculty, and staff from about 75 countries. The Office of International Students and Scholars provides comprehensive immigration advising, programming, and support services to all international students, staff and faculty. OISS also assists academic departments with hosting international visitors and hiring temporary or permanent international employees.  Programs include new international student orientation, educational workshops, and co-sponsorship of International Night. Additional information may be obtained by visiting or contacting or 504-280-6021.

Division of International Education

The mission of the Division of International Education is to assist the University in its continuing efforts to enlarge its global presence, and to contribute to global understanding by developing and supporting opportunities worldwide for students, faculty, staff, and the general public. The Division is located in the new International Center at UNO ( and promotes summer study abroad, manages international student exchange, oversees international admissions, provides language instruction to ease the entry of international students into the University, and manages low-residency MFA study abroad sites. The Division is the home to the Office of International Study Programs, International Student Exchange Programs, the Intensive English Language Program, and International Admissions. Additional information can be obtained at or by contacting or 504-280-7116.

The Office of International Study Programs

This office currently offers seven Programs of Study each summer in six different countries. The International Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria is UNO's flagship program. In operation since 1976, this program annually enrolls 250 students from colleges and universities throughout the United States along with 50 guest students from the University of Innsbruck. Offering almost 50 courses, all taught in English in a multitude of disciplines, this program is one of the largest American summer schools abroad and, after forty-two years, enjoys a reputation as one of the finest in Europe. In addition to Innsbruck, opportunities are offered in Costa Rica, France, Italy, Japan and Ireland. Summer programs regularly enroll both UNO and college students and adults. Each program has a distinct personality. Program durations range from four to six weeks and accommodations range from home-stays, to dormitories, to hotels. For example, the program in Ireland is designed primarily for writers with a heavy emphasis on the creative arts. The program in Costa Rica offers home-stays, Spanish language, and other classes that take advantage of the rich landscape and bio-diversity of Central America.

The office also administers the Academic Year Abroad Program (AYA) at the University of Innsbruck. Students are offered intensive study in the German language and Central European history, economics, and politics in a spectacular Alpine setting. AYA students are served by a resident academic director and take part in numerous activities and field trips throughout their course of study. Additional information may be obtained at or by contacting or 504-280-7116.

International Student Exchange Programs

The International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) administers bilateral student exchange agreements with universities in Australia, Austria, Brazil, the Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain and Turkey. Each year, a number of UNO students take part in exchanges on a semester or yearly basis. Additional information may be obtained at, or by contacting or 504-280-6388.

International Student Exchange Programs

The International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) administers bilateral student exchange agreements with universities in Australia, Austria, Brazil, the Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain and Turkey. Each year, a number of UNO students take part in exchanges on a semester or yearly basis. Additional information may be obtained at, or by contacting or 504-280-6388.

The Intensive English Language Program

Founded in 1995, the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is a full-time, non-credit, pre-academic program which fosters cross-cultural exchange by providing English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to both international and U.S. resident, non-English speaking students in preparation for study at UNO and other U.S. universities and colleges in the United States. IELP offers five 8-week sessions year-round with 20 hours of classroom instruction each week. Admission into the IELP does not guarantee admission to UNO; however, the IELP is designed to provide a transition into the regular university curriculum upon successful exit from this program of intensive study. The IELP issues an I-20 visa document to eligible nationals who are admitted. Tuition and fees include classroom instruction, orientation, special events and field trips, and access to most campus facilities. Additional information may be obtained by visiting , or by contacting or 504-280-5530.

International Admissions offers records evaluation and admission services to both undergraduate and graduate international applicants. For more information contact or 504-280-7263.

Academic Common Market

The University of New Orleans is a participant in the Academic Common Market. A current list of applicable programs listed in the Academic Common Market Inventory can be found at Additional information may be obtained by visiting

University Library

The Earl K. Long Library, situated in the heart of the campus, provides a wide array of resources and services to support the learning and research needs of the campus community. The four story building contains research collections, group and individual study spaces, electronic classrooms, and computer facilities. Over 100 computers are available in the 1st Floor Learning Commons, along with research and technical assistance. Additional computer workstations are available on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The Library's 3rd floor Innovation Lab provides students the opportunity to create digital media projects using high-end computers, motion capture technology and 3D printing. Students may borrow a laptop from the Circulation Desk or bring their own to access the Library's wireless network. The newly renovated 4th floor contains the Louisiana and Special Collections Reading Room, an exhibits gallery, a digital animation studio, an information literacy classroom, technology-rich scholarly study spaces, and the Center for Teaching Innovation. The Library provides a variety of learning environments, including collaborative, quiet, and silent study spaces for the UNO community and an electronic classroom designed to encourage active learning. The first floor also houses a coffee shop and the Privateer Enrollment Center (PEC), which addresses enrollment and student service needs in one place. The Women's Center and the Honors Program are also housed in the Library.

The Library's extensive collections and research tools provide in-depth support for faculty and student research in the Library or from any computer 24/7. The Library is a member of LOUIS, the Louisiana Library Network consortium, a 46-member consortium which hosts its integrated library system and provides access to the holdings of 34 academic libraries around the state. The Library maintains thousands of current print and electronic subscriptions, more than 200,000 electronic books, and a rich array of research databases in all disciplines, with state-of-the-art discovery tools that provide intuitive access to resources both in and outside the library. The Library also a member of the Louisiana Digital Consortium and contributes digital collections of library owned materials to the Louisiana Digital Library. The Library also and showcases faculty and student research in its institutional repository at

The Library is a selective U.S. Federal Documents and a complete Louisiana State Depository. It receives approximately 86% of federal government publications, most of which can be checked out by UNO students and faculty. The Louisiana and Special Collections Department contains specialized materials related to Louisiana and New Orleans, as well as original archive and manuscript collections, rare books, the UNO Authors Collection, and original copies of all University's theses and dissertation on Louisiana topics. The Multimedia Collection provides material in non-print formats such as microfilm and microfiche, VHS, DVDS, videos, DVDs, compact disks, audiocassettes, and even vinyl recordings. The UNO Student Government funds a leisure reading collection which is available for student check-out.

When the Library does not own materials needed by students and faculty, they can be obtained from libraries around the state or around the world through the Interlibrary Loan Service. The collection is also enhanced through reciprocal borrowing, whereby graduate students and faculty can apply for a LALINC card to borrow materials directly from other academic libraries in Louisiana.

Reference and research assistance is available in person, by phone, and through the Library's website via email, chat, and other social media applications. Subject-specific research help is available through the Library's LibGuides interface at Students are encouraged to make appointments with librarians for in-depth personal research consultations. Faculty can request library instruction sessions tailored to their course content to improve students' information literacy competencies and disciplinary research skills. Librarians are also available to consult with students and faculty about copyright, open access, and other scholarly communication issues.

The Library's website, at , provides further information and links to library resources and services and is accessible 24 hours per day. The Library may be reached by telephone at 504-280-6355.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The role of the university is to make a contribution to society in myriad ways in which the academy is uniquely qualified, such as: Fundamental research to discover and understand our universe; Creative endeavors which frame our consciousness and underscore our humanity; Inventing technology in partnership with the private sector; and Partnerships with our communities to enhance them economically, socially, politically, and educationally.

Within the University of New Orleans, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) strives to further these goals in several ways. ORSP has both a compliance monitoring role as well as a service role to assist faculty in their acquisition of external funds that further academic pursuits. The compliance role embodies the traditional components of academic research which guarantee its higher level credibility; proper ethics and protection of human subjects; proper animal care and use; scientific integrity; financial integrity; and avoidance of conflicts of interest. The service component of ORSP entails more of a partnership with the faculty in furthering their various research agendas. Some of those components include: providing leadership to small or large groups of faculty on projects requiring partnership with outside resources, assistance in identifying funding sources, announcement of special competitions, assistance and advice in proposal preparation, proposal submission and managing an award once it is secured.

All of these services are provided to insure that researchers have an overall positive experience in their pursuit of external funding. Thus, the ORSP provides a partnership role both externally and internally to the University, in numerous ways, all toward the common goals of furthering UNO's overall research agenda and development of a wide array of sponsored programs. Please call 504-280-6836 or email for more information.

Student Success

The University of New Orleans offers a number of programs that promote and support student success from the first year through graduation.

First Year Advising (FYA)

First Year Advising
is an academic unit dedicated to assisting freshmen through the advising process. Additionally, transfer students (with less than 12 earned hours) also are assisted by FYA.  It is common for incoming students to have questions
regarding a major, class schedules, and registration. Incoming freshmen and incoming transfer students with less than 12 hours will meet with the First Year Advising staff members for academic advising sessions.  FYA assists
students throughout their first year at UNO to ensure they progress on the right academic track. To find the appropriate First Year Advisor, please visit:

First Year Experience (FYE)

The first year of college can be exciting, stressful, and fun; however, the first year can often be the most challenging.  First Year Experience (FYE), in the Office of Enrollment Services, is a unit staffed by full time professionals whom assist first year students with their transition to college.  FYE provides a broad network of support services and programs that address the academic, personal, and social needs of our first year students and promote student success. In addition, they provide outreach and necessary interventions to students who are experiencing academic and social difficulties. For more information regarding their services and programs, please visit or contact .

Learning Resource Center (LRC)

The Learning Resource Center provides information about all departmental tutoring offered each semester on campus. All tutoring services and resources are free and available to all UNO students. The LRC houses the Writing Center and a 23-station computer lab for all students to utilize. The LRC is located in Liberal Arts 334. For more information, please visit or contact or 504-280-7054.

New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation is an informative campus program for all new freshmen, transfer, and adult students. The program, sponsored by the Office of Enrollment Services, is designed to help ease new students' adjustment to the
University of New Orleans. The program addresses new student concerns and questions and provides a comfortable and satisfying transition to university life. The program allows new students to register for classes. The freshman
program now includes an overnight component, allowing incoming students the opportunity to experience on campus living. For more information, please visit ,or contact or 504-280-5458.

Privateer Enrollment Center (PEC)

The Privateer Enrollment Center was opened in July 2013 and is located in the heart of the campus in the Earl K. Long Library.  The Center offers knowledgeable staff who welcome and assist students in all areas of enrollment services including Admissions (Graduate and Undergraduate), Financial Aid, New Student Orientation, First Year Experience, First Year Advising, Registrar's Office and Veterans Affairs. The PEC is designed to expedite the enrollment process as well as facilitate a successful first year for all students. For example, students will receive their first introduction to UNO in the state of the art Privateer Pride Room for a campus tour, submit documents for admission, receive federal financial aid counseling or student success coaching, meet enthusiastic and welcoming orientation leaders, learn what courses to select or about ways to get involved on campus, inquire about veterans benefits, or obtain their photo identification. The PEC is the place to visit for students to be connected to resources related to their academic, personal, and professional goals. It is also the location of Centralized Enrollment Services each semester. Additional services during those times will include representatives from the Office of the Bursar, UNO Federal Credit Union, Campus Dining, Student Health Services, University Police for parking passes, and the University Computing Center's Help Desk.

After first contact with students, they are connected to services by Alpha Teams. For example, if a student's last name begins with B, then this student has a specific member of the UNO staff from each department devoted to them from the A-D team. Each team consists of an admissions counselor, a financial aid counselor, a financial aid validator, a reception services assistant, an academic advisor and a student success counselor for first year students. For more information, please visit , or contact or call 504-280-6595.

Project Access: Educational Talent Search Program (ACCESS)

ACCESS is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education. ACCESS provides specific services and activities to participants from the target areas of Jefferson and Orleans Parishes. The program's mission is to serve young people with disabilities, ages 11 to 27. This early intervention program helps individuals from low income and potential first generation student's families to better understand their educational opportunities and options. ACCESS identifies qualified youth with potential for education at the postsecondary level; encourages them to complete secondary school; assists eligible participants to enter a program of postsecondary education; and encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary and postsecondary level to re-enter these programs. In addition to counseling, participants receive information about disability accommodations, college admissions requirements, scholarships, and various student financial aid programs. For more information, please contact the UNO Associate Director for Project ACCESS at 504-280-7425.

Upward Bound: Project PASS (PASS)

PASS is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education. PASS provides specific services and activities to participants (including students with disabilities) from Eleanor McMain High School, McDonough # 35 High School, Cohen College Prep and the target area of Orleans Parish. The program's mission is to help students, in grades 9 through 12, who are on a diploma track to complete high school, to enter a postsecondary education program potential first generation student's families to better understand their educational opportunities and options. Participants receive instruction through a variety of modalities including collaborative learning and computer assisted instruction (with state of the art laptops and iPADs). Instruction is provided in language arts, literature, composition, mathematics, and sciences. Guidance and counseling on the University of New Orleans campus on Saturdays and
during the summer component. Instruction is offered on alternate Saturdays with weekly tutoring in all subjects at McMain and McDonough #35. During the summer, the same subjects are taught with the addition of foreign language through a thematic approach. Summer program students participate in weekly field trips where they visit college campuses and/or participate in community service activities which earn them volunteer hours which can be used to complete high school requirements. Students who are in the program and have graduated from high school are included in the summer component as well. In addition to motivation, vocation, social, and personal counseling services, participants receive information about college admissions requirements, scholarships and various student financial aid programs and disability accommodations if needed. For more information, please contact the UNO Associate Director for Projects Jefferson and PASS at or 504-280-1262.

Upward Bound: Project Jefferson Parish

Jefferson is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education. Jefferson provides specific services and activities to participants (including students with disabilities) from East Jefferson High School, Riverdale High
School, and the target area of Jefferson Parish. The program's mission is to help students, in grades 9 through 12, who are on a diploma track to complete high school, to enter a postsecondary education program and to graduate from college. This college preparatory program helps individuals from low income and potential first generation student's families to better understand their educational opportunities and options. Participants receive instruction through a variety of modalities including collaborative learning, and computer assisted instruction (with state of the art laptops and iPADs). Instruction is provided in language arts, literature, composition, mathematics, and sciences. Guidance and counseling is also provided on the University of New Orleans campus on Saturdays and
during the summer component. Instruction is offered on alternate Saturdays with weekly tutoring in all subjects at East Jefferson and Riverdale High School. During the summer, the same
subjects are taught with the addition of foreign language through a thematic approach. Summer program students participate in weekly field trips where they visit college campuses, and/or participate in community service activities
which earn them volunteer hours which can be used to complete high school requirements. Students who are in the program and have graduated from high school are included in the summer component as well. In addition to motivation, vocation, social, and personal counseling services, participants receive information about college admissions requirements, scholarships, and various student financial aid programs and disability accommodations if needed. For more information, please contact the UNO Associate Director for Projects Jefferson and PASS at or 504-280-1262.

Student Support Services (SSS)

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded grant program designed to provide personal, academic and career guidance to a limited number of eligible undergraduate students enrolled at the University of New Orleans.

SSS provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and motivates students toward the successful completion of their first undergraduate degrees. The overall goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants. An eligible participant must be first generation, meet federal income guidelines and/or have a documented disability.

SSS services include: academic tutoring; advice and assistance in course selection; assistance with information on student financial aid programs, scholarships, assistance in completing financial aid applications and activities designed to improve financial literacy; assist students in applying for admission to graduate and professional programs; and exposure to cultural events and academic programs not usually available to our targeted population.

Student Support Services also provides supplemental grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants and meet other program requirements. For more information contact: Student Support Services, Bicentennial Education Center, Room 147, (504) 280-5457, (504) 280-5566 (fax) or at, or

UNO Classic Upward Bound Program

The Classic Upward Bound Program is a federally funded TRiO Program under the auspices of the U. S. Department of Education. The program serves high school students from low-income families and/or families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. During the academic and summer components the Upward Bound students participate in a program of study that includes academic classes, tutoring, financial aid resources, financial literacy, counseling, college tours, and cultural enrichment activities.

Students who complete at least one year in the program before graduation from high school also benefit from participation in the Upward Bound Summer Bridge Program, which permits eligible students to enroll in the University of New Orleans immediately following graduation from high school.  The University of New Orleans enrollment fees for the students enrolled in the Upward Bound Summer Bridge Program will permit the high school graduates to take up to two University of New Orleans college courses funded by the Classic Upward Bound Program. For more information, please contact the UNO Classic Upward Bound Director, at or (504) 280-7050.

University Success (UNIV)

UNIV 1001 is a one credit, letter-graded course required for all first time full time freshman. Students will meet in groups led by an experienced faculty or staff member and a peer mentor (an experienced student) for an in-depth review of skills and issues relevant to academic and personal success at the University. Topics include time management, effective note-taking and test preparation, campus diversity, and university resources. Enrollment is restricted to students with less than 30 hours of credit only. Enrollment is optional for transfer students within their 30 hours of credit at UNO. For more information about University Success, please visit

UNO Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free help to students who want to improve their writing. Students who come to the Writing Center work with writing coaches in one-on-one sessions on any kind of writing problem, such as brainstorming, researching, organizing, and developing ideas for their papers. In addition, students may submit drafts of their papers for feedback. While the Writing Center does not proofread or edit papers for students, the writing coaches show writers how to become better editors of their papers with regard to grammar and stylistic problems. The Writing Center welcomes papers written in all disciplines. Its webpage provides handouts for grammar and writing problems, as well as other resources. For more information, please visit the Center's website at or call (504) 280-7054

UNO Lindy C. Boggs Conference Center and UNO Conference Services

The Lindy C. Boggs Conference Center, located directly on Lake Pontchartrain, across Lakeshore Drive from UNO’s main campus, offers a full service conference center with free parking, away from the distractions of downtown New Orleans. The center has 20 meeting rooms of varying sizes; the largest can accommodate 270 attendees. The Center hosts over 250 meetings a year ranging in size from 15 to 400 attendees. Audio visual equipment rental, technical support, and full service conference planning are also available.

UNO Conference Services Meeting Planning is not limited to conferences held at the Lindy C. Boggs Conference Center. Meeting Planning has administered conferences held at local hotels, as well as in other cities, states, or countries. Meeting Planning provides personalized service for conferences, allowing constituents to be the host while staff ensure all details are addressed. The Conference Center offers full service meeting planning including: assisting with scheduling of dates, choosing a site, negotiating with hotels, establishing a budget, choosing menus, providing secure on-line registration, collecting fees, arranging transportation, printing conference literature, and manning your registration table throughout your event. After the event Meeting Planning will provide detailed financial statements and attendee lists.

For more information about the Lindy C. Boggs Conference Center or UNO Conference Services Meeting Planning, please visit the website at , or contact or 1-800-280-6680.

Office of Information Technology

UNO's Information Technology (IT) department is a comprehensive service organization that operates a complex array of multi-vendor computing servers connected to thousands of workstations over a high speed local and metropolitan area network providing key enterprise services to UNO students, faculty, and staff. IT provides support for Academic Computing, Administrative Computing, Servers and Networks, User Training and Support, and Telephony through the following divisions:

Administrative Computing Services (ACS)

Provides high quality support for core, shared administrative IT applications systems including support for Accounting Services, Admissions, Financial Aid, Human Resources, Payroll, Purchasing, Records, Registration, and other essential University administrative functions.

Enterprise Servers (ES) and Enterprise Networks (EN)

Provides high quality support for core shared servers, networks, and communication systems including the University's critical academic and administrative IT systems: Exchange, File Server, Moodle, PeopleSoft Financials and PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, SharePoint, Wired/Wireless Network, Telephony, and Web.

User Training and Support (UTS)

Provides the University community with high quality computing services, training, and support for user systems including academic computing and administrative end-user applications and services.

Information Media and Technology (IMT)

Supports UNO's needs for presentation media equipment by maintaining, scheduling, and circulating equipment throughout campus. IMT services and equipment include speaker systems, microphones, video monitors and projectors as well as on-campus traditional A/V support for student organizations, faculty and staff. Some portable multimedia equipment is also available for delivery to classrooms as well as offices.

The following is a brief description of the University's major computing services and systems managed by IT through the aforementioned divisions.

Accounts. Every faculty and staff member receives accounts for the following computing systems: Email, Local Area Network (LAN), Moodle (UNO's Learning Management System), SharePoint, and WebSTAR.  All accounts share the same user id and password.

Campus Network.  UNOnet provides wired, wireless, and remote network access to the main campus as well East campuses.  The network consists of a 10 Gigabit Ethernet core interconnecting all buildings on the main campus via a fiber-optic gigabit backbone.  Approximately 5000 individual network connections are serviced on the main campus at data rates of 100 or 1000 Mb/sec.   Wireless connectivity is available throughout all major areas on campus.

Faculty Staff Resource Center – FSRC.  The IT department maintains a resource center dedicated to meeting the technology needs of the UNO Faculty and Staff. The FSRC contains 15 PC computers with cd/dvd burners, a projector and printer services.

Helpdesk and Desktop Support. UNO IT department operates Help Desk and Desktop Support units that provide hardware and software services for the UNO community. These units provide the University with a helpful, single point of service for peripherals, desktop software and hardware, and support for UNO's main computing systems.  Services can be requested by telephone at (504) 280-HELP (280-4357), via e-mail at, or in person in Room 1O1R of the Computer Center building.

Keys and IDs. ID cards and keys are issued in the Computer Center building during normal business hours.  IDs can be used for card access to selected buildings, dormitory rooms, Library borrowing privileges, and food services.

Mathematical Computing. To assist researchers and students, UNO licenses MATLAB and Mathematica.  MATLAB integrates mathematical computing, visualization, and a powerful language to provide a flexible environment for technical computing.  Mathematica is the tool of choice for scientific research, in engineering analysis and modeling, from simple calculator operations to large-scale programming and interactive document preparation. MATLAB and Mathematica are installed in the FSRC in addition to all Student Open Labs managed by the IT department.

Messaging and Email.  Exchange is an email client/server system that offers advanced calendaring and email features, and collaboration tools.  Email can be accessed locally through a client-mail program or anywhere through the Web.

PeopleSoft. UNO's Web-based Enterprise Resource Planning system provides access to financial, and student administration information.  PeopleSoft financial accounts are issued to authorized faculty and staff.

Research Computing.  The University is a member of the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) and an Affiliate Member of UCAID (Internet 2).  LONI is a state-of-the-art, fiber optics network that runs throughout Louisiana, and connects Louisiana and Mississippi research universities to one another as well as to the National LambdaRail and Internet2.   Through LONI, researchers have access to one of the most powerful supercomputing resources available to any academic community with over 85 teraflops of computational capacity from systems based at Louisiana universities.  In addition, LONI provides access to the TeraGrid community, the world's largest, most comprehensive distributed cyber infrastructure for open scientific research.  Through our association with LONI, UNOnet currently has access to the following Internet services: Commodity Internet (I1) at 90 Mb/sec, Internet2 (I2) at 1 Gigabit/sec, and National Lambda Rail at 10 Gigabit/sec (for Supercomputer clustering and Grid based computing support).

Student Computing Labs. The Technology Fee provides UNO students with two types of computing facilities:  Open Tech Fee Labs and Departmental Labs.  Open labs are general use facilities available to any enrolled UNO student on a walk-in first-come, first-served basis.  Student Lab Assistants are on duty to help users with system related problems. Departmentallabs are facilities dedicated for specific departments or courses, and may be restricted in terms of use.

Statistical Computing.  As a Carnegie Research University, UNO is committed to the process of discovery.  To assist faculty, researchers and graduate students with quantitative analysis, UNO supports SAS and SPSS for statistical computing.  The university has a site license for these packages, and SAS and SPSS are installed in the FSRC in addition to all Student Open Labs managed by the IT department.

WebSTAR Portal.  Provides faculty and staff with Web access to UNO systems for payroll and benefits information, and for accessing class rosters and recording of student grades. Students can use this system to register for classes, access grades, class schedules, financial aid, fee payment, and other services.

UNO Women’s Center

The UNO Women's Center was created in 1985 to serve the diverse needs of women in the university and to affirm the lives of women at the University and in the communities of New Orleans. The Women's Center offers scholarships and book awards, and provides research assistance, space and support for student activities, and a range of programming throughout the year. Events include: twice per semester Coffee Talk Lecture Series, educational speakers, discussion and support groups, and periodic workshops on preventing violence against women and other topics of concern. In addition, the Center acts as a referral hub for counseling and community services; is a liaison between campus groups and departments addressing women's issues at UNO; and works with women's advocacy groups in the region. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome. The Women's Center is open Monday through Friday; hours vary.  Check the website for hours of operation.

Women's Center, Earl K. Long Library, Room 201, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148, Tel# 504.280.7285; email lverner@uno.edu