Privateer Enrollment Center Unveiled in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The University of New Orleans unveiled the Privateer Enrollment Center, a one-stop-shop for student services, during a ribbon cutting ceremony on the first floor of the Earl K. Long Library. The ceremony was attended by UNO administrators, faculty, staff and students as well local elected officials.
"This represents an enormous step forward in the way we serve our students at the University of New Orleans," said President Peter J. Fos. "We are committed to the success of our students, and this facility—as well as all of the staff who are at the heart of it—will make sure that our students are put on the right track from the first time they register for classes. This new facility will allow students to focus on learning and not on obstacles in enrollment services which have occurred in the past. This is something our students deserve."
The 12,000-square-foot Privateer Enrollment Center is located in the heart of campus in the Earl K. Long Library. It is designed to expedite the enrollment process as well as facilitate a successful first year for all students. The center offers knowledgeable staff in all areas of enrollment services including admissions, financial aid, new student orientation, first-year experience, first-year advising and veterans' affairs.
Students can gather in the state-of-the-art Privateer Pride Room for a campus tour, receive financial aid counseling, get student success coaching, inquire about veterans' benefits and obtain a photo ID and parking pass without leaving the facility. A 1,200-square-foot Starbucks lounge is expected to open in January.
"The PEC is a significant improvement for the students of UNO," said Brandan Bonds, UNO Student Government president. "Streamlining the admissions and registration process for new and first-year students is something we've have always wanted. We're excited that the administration has simplified this process and we look forward to the new and exciting things the PEC will bring to campus."
Additional services in the center will include representatives from the Office of the Bursar, UNO Federal Credit Union, Student Health Services and the University Computing Center's Help Desk.