Commuter Student Resources

Counseling Services 

(504)280-6683 – University Center 226
Every student who comes to the university faces decisions and makes changes. With these changes occasionally come social or emotional concerns that generate conflicts and questions which make it difficult to function to one's full potential. The primary function of Counseling Services is to assist students with these difficulties in a professional, unbiased, objective way to promote personal growth in self-awareness, self-management, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills.

Counseling Services

Dining Services 

(504)280-6370 – University Center
Campus dining offers a variety of meal plans, including plans specifically catered to commuter students. Plans include meals per week or semester or declining balance to be used at all of UNO's campus dining options. Additionally, all meal plans are tax exempt, so you save 9% in sales tax by purchasing a plan rather than paying in person!

Dining Services

Student Health Services

(504)280-6387 – University Center 238
The professionals in the UNO Student Health Services office provide primary care for a variety of services as well as more specialized long-term care and health maintenance when necessary. Some of these treatments and services include: treatment of injuries and illnesses such as sprains, scrapes and infections; immunizations; health education counseling; confidential testing and treatment for STD's.

Student Health Services

Housing Exemption Form 

(504)280-6402 – Pontchartrain Hall North 128
If you are a commuter who is new to UNO, you are required to complete the Housing Exemption Form. First time, full-time students are required to live on campus unless they meet the following criteria:
• Residing with parents, grandparents, or married brothers/sisters.
• 21 years of age on or before the first day of classes.
• Determined through marriage or parenthood (provide a copy of the marriage license or birth certificate).
• An extreme financial situation that would prevent the student from attending UNO due to on-campus living requirements. FAFSA must be filed with UNO if you select this reason. (Attach a letter explaining circumstances).
• Medical condition that requires special living accommodations that residential life cannot reasonably provide. (Attach doctor's note.)
• Extenuating circumstances. (Attach detailed letter explaining circumstances.)
• Educational requirements, to include internships, co-ops, and student teaching. (Requires Department head signature.)

Housing Exemption Form

Legal Services 

(504)-280-6229 – University Center 236A
Student Legal Services is a Student Government service that provides FREE legal advice to regularly enrolled University of New Orleans students. Student Legal Services can: Give legal advice; Write letters and negotiate on your behalf; Assist with drafting of wills, living wills, and powers of attorney; Review and notarize documents; Help you prepare to go to court.

Legal Services

Parking Services

(504)280-6666 – Computer Center 221 (University Police)
To obtain a residential and\or student parking decals, students must have a valid driver's license, a valid vehicle registration and login to WebSTAR and complete the online decal application. The decal fees can be paid online or paid at the Bursar's Counter in the Administration Building.

Parking Services

Public Transit

The Regional Transit Authority gets people moving around New Orleans! A bus stop is conveniently located in the center of campus and is serviced by a number of routes, including Elysian Fields (55), Hayne (60), St. Bernard - Paris Ave. (51), and St. Bernard - St. Anthony (52). Standard fares are only $1.25. Jazzy passes are available at any Walgreens and select grocery stores: 1-day for $3.00, 3-day for $9.00, and 31-day for $55.00.

Public Transit

Recreation & Fitness Center 

(504)280-7296 – Recreation & Fitness Center
The UNO Recreation & Fitness Center has 87,000 square feet of space dedicated to a variety of fitness and recreational activities. This full-service, state of the art center offers the latest equipment and technology in a convenient location. UNO students can enjoy FREE membership to the rec center and discounted rates for additional family members.

Recreation & Fitness Center

UNO Federal Credit Union

(504)280-6496 – Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center
UNO Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution serving the University of New Orleans faculty, staff, students, alumni, contract workers and their families since 1972. Services offered include checking & savings, loans, credit cards, and more.

UNO Federal Credit Union

 

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Student Lounges

Need a place to rest during the day? Check out the Gallery Lounge in the University Center, the Student Success Center in Milneburg Hall 159, or check with your individual college!

Computer Labs

There are number of computer labs on campus available for student use: the Learning Resource Center in Liberal Arts 334, the Earl K. Long Library, the University Computer & Communications building, or the Student Success Center in Milneburg Hall 159. Need a laptop? No problem! You can borrow one at the library!