The University of New Orleans (UNO) recognizes the important educational role that involvement in student life provides for students. There is a commitment to focus on the development of the whole student by extending the classroom experience through co-curricular activities. By becoming involved on campus, students have an opportunity to develop intellectual, social, leadership, communication and recreational skills. These skills can assist students personally and professionally. Student Affairs is committed to sponsoring and promoting activities that complement the educational experience. The following information is only a sampling of the offerings available. We encourage all students to explore all aspects of student life at the University of New Orleans.
Counseling Services offers problem assessment and short-term personal (mental health) counseling to currently-enrolled UNO students. These services are focused on the resolution of students' current personal concerns and problems which might interfere with academic functioning. The Counseling Services staff can also assist students with referrals for longer-term or specialized treatment, if needed. Additionally, Counseling Services offers career testing and counseling to assist undecided students in choosing a career path which corresponds to personality traits and their current interests and skills. For additional information, please visit Counseling Services.
Department of Recreation and Intramural Sports
The Department of Recreation and Intramural Sports (RIS) offers a variety of programs and services for UNO Students.
Recreation and Fitness Center
A very popular service for students is the UNO Recreation and Fitness Center. This facility serves students who are interested in participating in a variety of fitness and recreational activities. The Recreation and Fitness Center has 3 basketball courts, an indoor running track, 2 racquetball courts, an indoor swimming pool, 2 group exercise rooms , weight equipment, and an extensive amount of cardio-vascular equipment which includes: treadmills, elliptical cross trainer machines, upright and recumbent bikes, rowing machines, AMT cross trainers, and much more. A variety of Group Exercise classes are offered each semester. Personal Training and Fitness Assessments are also available.
A variety of intramural sports are offered each semester which include but are not limited to: flag football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, racquetball, and more. Club sports are also available and new club sports can be created depending on student interest.
Summer Sports Day Camp
The Department of Recreation and Intramural Sports Summer Day Camp provides a variety of fun activities for children ages 5-11. The program is held during the months of June and July. For more information, please visit the RIS web site at Recreation and Intramural Sports and click the summer camp link or call (504)280-6357.
University of New Orleans Intercollegiate Athletics is a member of NCAA Division I and the Southland Conference.
For the 2018-19 academic year, UNO will field teams in seven men's sports (baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field andtennis) and seven women's sports (basketball, cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, tennis, indoor volleyball and beach volleyball). The men's and women's basketball teams host home games at UNO Lakefront Arena. The baseball team plays home games at Maestri Field at First NBC Ballpark. The volleyball team plays home matches at the Human Performance Center. The men's and women's tennis teams play home matches at the UNO Tennis Center.
Contact the UNO Athletic Department at (504) 280-6102 for more information or visit http://www.UNOPrivateers.com/.
Students with a valid student identification card are admitted free to all home athletic events.
For up-to-date information on game times and locations, check the Privateers' official website at: http://www.UNOPrivateers.com/. The Athletic Department can be followed on Twitter at @UNOPrivateers, Instagram at @UNOPRIVATEERS or on Facebook/UNOPRIVATEERS.
Office of Student Accountability and Disability Services
The University of New Orleans is committed to providing an environment where all students have an equal opportunity to participate in the academic experience, including students with disabilities. Students with disabilities have rights as determined by federal and state laws.
The office can provide reasonable academic accommodations for students who have documented disabilities.
Academic accommodations include, but are not limited to, extended test taking time, course materials in alternate formats, sign language interpreters, recording devices for lectures, and the provision of some assistive listening devices.
This office can assist in the coordination of accommodations for campus tours and other events with advance notice.
The Director serves as the Section 504 Compliance Officer. Please direct questions to UNO Disability Services or by calling (504) 280-6222.
A student's education is a process of honest inquiry. Success, by its very nature, depends on the integrity of the experience. The basic philosophy of the UNO Student Code of Conduct is one of education. The University encourages student growth and development of the individual. The University is committed to protecting student rights and the rights of others. If a member of the UNO community believes that a student has violated a policy or part of the UNO Student Code of Conduct, they are encouraged to report this in writing to The Office of Student Accountability. Policies and expectations for students are outlined in the UNO Student Handbook and other official publications.
For more information please refer to the following website Student Accountability.
Office of International Students and Scholars
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides support to approximately 600 international students, faculty, and staff from more than 75 countries. Specifically, OISS assists international students, faculty, and staff in maintaining their legal status under U.S. immigration law. In addition, the staff provides support on such matters as cross-cultural adjustment, personal and financial issues, and academic problems. Programs offered by OISS include new student orientation and educational workshops. OISS produces a regular newsletter, maintains an e-mail listserv, and co-sponsors cultural events such as International Night. Specific information about OISS programs is available at the following web address: http://oiss.uno.edu.
Service Learning is a teaching and learning approach that integrates community service projects with academic studies to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen the communities in which we live and work. Through fieldwork, applied research, and other academic activities, students engage in project-based service initiatives with community partners. Students, faculty, and partners work together to arrive at desired results, create innovative solutions to challenges, and achieve sustainable outcomes that benefit our partners as well as create a legacy of engagement with the communities we serve.
The mission of the Office of Service Learning at the University of New Orleans is to serve the community by engaging our undergraduate and graduate students in academic work that intersects with the needs of community organizations. Service Learning at UNO will allow students and faculty to put to work the philosophies, skills, and theories learned in the classroom.
Students who enroll in service learning courses commit to completing designated service work integrated into the classroom environment. UNO encourages socially conscious students already enrolled at UNO as well as incoming freshmen with service learning experience to become service-learning leaders. Moreover, UNO invites students from universities throughout the country who seek unique experiences to fulfill their service learning requirements in New Orleans, one of America's culturally and historically singular cities.
UNO provides an academic environment that cultivates and graduates leaders ready to continue their service in communities within Southeast Louisiana, throughout the United States, or across the world.
The Service Learning program at the University of New Orleans was established through a generous and thoughtful grant from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation, and is positioned for growth through the ongoing support of an expanding group of individuals and entities that believe in the value of this type of experiential learning.
The Office of Service Learning and the newly formed Service Learning Network look forward to identifying new community partners and securing the funds required to refine existing courses and enable faculty, staff, and students to develop new courses and projects.
For more information, please contact the Office of Service Learning at email@example.com or visit the offices at Room 2011 in the Administration Building to speak with program managers. Additional information is available on the website at Service Learning
Student Health Services
Student Health Services is committed to providing the highest quality health care to the UNO community. Health Services offers evaluation and treatment of illness and injury, as well as educational programming for health promotion and illness prevention. Primary care is provided to students, by appointment. Various injections, immunizations, and advice on travel abroad are available to students. Comprehensive physical evaluation and diagnostic laboratory testing are also available to students.
New or re-entering students are subject to a State legislated pre-matriculation immunization statute which requires students to provide UNO with their immunization status regarding measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and diphtheria, tetanus diphtheria (TD) or tetanus toxoid reduced diphtheria a cellular pertussis (Tdap). Additionally, two meningococcal immunizations are required. The meningococcal vaccinations should be separated by at least eight weeks. Student Health Services can provide immunizations for students who have been admitted but may not have paid fees or attended classes. There is a fee associated with these immunizations. Students are encouraged to visit the Student Health Services website to learn more about immunization compliance and waiving of rights. Students who waive immunizations may be required to leave school if there is a disease outbreak on campus.
Student Health Services is located in the University Center room 238. Clinic hours Monday through Thursday are 7:30 am until 4:30 pm and on Friday from 7:30 am until 2 pm. Please visit the website Student Health for more information.
Student Health and Accident Plan
The University negotiates a moderately priced blanket student health and accident plan. Students not covered by another insurance policy are strongly encouraged to enroll in this plan as medical costs can be high and jeopardize a student's education. The plan includes savings realized by Student Health Services acting as the primary care giver. Additional savings are provided through the use of a preferred provider organization. Dependents can also be covered on this policy.
The policy is an optional service offered to students. The University of New Orleans neither receives money from this service nor adjudicates claims on students' behalf. Policy information is available at Student Health Services, University Center room 238, and on our website, Student Health.
International Students are required to have health insurance. This policy meets the minimum requirements of the law and is cost effective. However, International Students may purchase other policies or bring one from their country that meets the minimum requirements.
University of Louisiana System policy requires all unmarried, full-time undergraduate students regardless of age or emancipation status, live in campus residence halls as long as space is available. Under certain circumstances, housing exemptions are granted. Click for more information regarding the On Campus Housing Requirement.
Pontchartrain Hall is UNO's newest residence hall comprised of two state of the art four story buildings, Pontchartrain Hall North and South. Residents will have their choice of a private room with bath, a two- bedroom unit with one bath or a four bedroom unit with two baths. Each bedroom is furnished with a bed, student desk, chair, chest of drawers and built in closet. In addition, two and four bedroom units have common lounge areas which are also furnished. Each bedrooms is wired for Ethernet and cable television. Wi-Fi is available throughout both Halls.
All residence facilities have card access, security cameras, a small convenience store, an activity area with billiard tables and foosball, which is open 24/7 for students. There are social areas to accommodate a variety of programs for residents, study areas, 2 residents' kitchens and laundry facilities. The patio area is furnished with tables, chairs and three BBQ pits.
Residence Hall rates include all utilities, furnishings, cable television and internet. Laundry facilities, free of charge, are located in each hall for resident's use. Residency in Pontchartrain Hall requires mandatory participation in the Pontchartrain Hall Campus Dining program.
Please note that admission to the University does not guarantee on-campus housing accommodation. Students must apply separately for housing and accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a student is officially accepted for admission to the University.
For more information, please contact UNO Student Housing at (504) 280-6402 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of Lafitte Village is to provide housing to married students, single-parent students, and couples in domestic partnerships at an affordable cost. Staff and faculty members are allowed to live in the complex if space is available. This housing opportunity gives non-traditional students the ability to still pursue their education while also raising a family. Lafitte Village is conveniently located on the edge of UNO's campus, providing a calm and quiet atmosphere.
Recently renovated, it offers one and two bedroom units, which all include stainless steel refrigerators and stoves, utilities, internet and basic cable television. Wi-Fi is available throughout the complex. A laundry facility is located onsite, free of charge, for residents' use. The brand new playground and courtyard is a perfect place for children to play and also provides a place to study outside.
The facility has key access to the complex which has surveillance cameras throughout the grounds and parking area.
Please note that admission to the University does not guarantee on-campus housing accommodations. Students must apply separately for housing and accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a student is officially accepted for admission to the University.
For more information, please contact UNO Student Housing at (504) 280-6402 or email@example.com.
Privateer Place is an apartment-style community located on the campus of the University of New Orleans. Students are a short walk to classes and campus events. Privateer Place strives to create a "Place to Live, Learn, and Grow: Facilitating a fun, friendly, vibrant, and diverse community while supporting residents' academic success and encouraging personal growth and empowerment".
Privateer Place offers apartment style living with three floor plans, both private and semi-private:2 bedroom/2bathroom (furnished), 4 bedroom/2bathroom (furnished) and efficiency style apartments (unfurnished). Students can select an academic (9 month) or full year (12 month) lease agreement. All apartments come with an “all inclusive” package which includes fully equipped kitchens, utilities (electricity, water, and internet), free parking and our unique Go Explore program (14 days at any of our other participating villages). Homer Hitt scholarships are accepted and Financial Aid Deferment is offered at Privateer Place!
Furnished units include a bed, student desk, desk chair, nightstand, and chest of drawers in each bedroom. Each common living area includes a couch, matching chair, coffee table, end table, and built-in dining table with chairs. On-site amenities include electronic key fobs, on-site laundry facilities, swimming pool/spa, sand volleyball court, basketball court, meeting room, barbecue picnic pavilion, clubhouse with Wi-Fi and 24/7 staff and maintenance on call.
Privateer Place is open during academic breaks, and residents are able to stay in apartments throughout the lease term. For leasing information please visit us at www.privateerplaceUNO.com or call our office at (504) 282-5670.
Living in Privateer Place also satisfies the UL System on Campus Residency requirement for first year students.
Driftwood has offered a student's-eye view of the University of New Orleans (UNO) since 1959. Published weekly during the fall and spring semesters, Driftwood contains general news, features and other articles of interest to the university population. The newspaper is run and staffed entirely by UNO students. Staff members gain practical experience in interviewing techniques, layout and design, photography, AP style and writing on deadline. Paid positions and internships for college credit are available, or students may submit articles and photos on a freelance basis. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The annually published literary magazine, Ellipsis, includes stories, poems, photographs and drawings by members of the UNO community and publishes award-winning work by UNO students.
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership is committed to providing programs and opportunities through which students may become meaningfully involved in campus life. These programs and initiatives include leadership development, organizational involvement, campus wide entertainment, cultural and educational programs, volunteer service, and recognition. The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership strives to create opportunities so that students can achieve academically and socially in ways that will facilitate their transition into the world as responsible citizens. Areas falling under the purview of The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership include leadership development and advisement of student organizations, Student Government Association, Student Activities Council, the Leadership Cabinet, Greek Life, and the Service Coalition. For more information, please refer to Student Involvement and Leadership.
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership (SIL) provides advisory support and guidance to the university's thirteen fraternities and sororities. The department offers various programs and services, including active oversight of chapter events, planning and implementation of leadership retreats and workshops, monitoring of academic performance of fraternity and sorority members, and recognition of the positive achievements of the organizations. In partnership with faculty, staff, alumni, and inter/national fraternal organizations, the office challenges and educates students in the areas of leadership, cultural awareness, personal and group development, scholarship, and civic responsibility. More information about Greek Life is available at UNO Greek Life.
The UNO Leadership Cabinet has served the University of New Orleans for over 30 years and has provided leadership opportunities for all students on campus regardless of their leadership experience. Members of the Leadership Cabinet plan and execute UNO leadership programs, including retreats, conferences, and the annual student leadership award ceremony.
The Service Coalition is a group of individual student volunteers and studentgroups collaborating with non-profits and community service providers to improve long term environmental and social problems in the New Orleans area. The Service Coalition plans monthly service days, coordinates alternative break programs, and oversees the campus recycling program.
Student Activities Council
The Student Activities Council (SAC) is the university’s official student programming board on campus. The purpose of SAC is to provide educational, cultural, social, and entertaining activities for the UNO community. The Council is responsible for the planning and implementation of major activities on campus such as the Welcome Back Luau, Cultural Conversation Hours, the Drive-in Movie, Homecoming Week Festivities, the end of the year crawfish boil, and much more. With student input, SAC offers new, fresh events every year. (www.sac.uno.edu)
Student Government Association
All regularly enrolled students are members of Student Government Association (SGA), which provides an opportunity for each student to participate in the general community affairs of the University. Student Government Association members assume the responsibilities of self-government consistent with the responsibilities and policies of the University administration. In addition, the Student Government Association maintains a variety of services such as forums for students to express ideas and concerns with administration. SGA also funds other activities and services on campus such as student organization programs, legal services, and limited academic travel funds for undergraduate and graduate students. UNO Student Government Association.
Student organizations are a vital part of undergraduate and graduate experiences at the University of New Orleans. With over 100 registered student organizations at UNO, students are able to take advantage of the many opportunities outside the classroom. As a member of a UNO organization, students develop leadership and interpersonal skills, build friendships, and serve the campus community. Types of groups include: professional, honors, political, religious, service, social, Greek, special interest, and departmental. (www.sil.uno.edu). The list of all recognized student organizations can be found at: SIL Student Organizations.
UNO Career Services
UNO Career Services provides a range of career development services for current UNO students and alumni to explore career options, plan and prepare for the job search, and pursue their career goals. Services include résumé review, cover letters, job search, mock interviews, career preparation workshops, career assessments, self-assessment of work values/ethics, business etiquette/communication, career advising, majors and career pathways, networking and recruitment events, career fairs, and the coordination of internships and experiential educational opportunities. Career Services also manages the Career Compass job database, which lists updated part-time and full-time job postings, as well as internships/co-ops and volunteer opportunities. Once registered in the database, students receive notifications regarding jobs and internships, career fairs, career workshops and other career related events and activities. For additional information, please visit www.career.uno.edu and/or follow us on social media: Twitter@UNOCareer or Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn at: UNO Career Services..
The Office of Veterans' Affairs provides information on educational benefits for veterans attending UNO. Veterans eligible for educational benefits are urged to establish contact with this office when they arrive on campus. For further information call (504)280-6992, email email@example.com, or visit the office at 105 Earl K Long Library, Privateer Enrollment Center or UNO Office of Veteran's Affairs.