This section includes a wide variety of facilities, services, and activities, arranged alphabetically, which are available to members of the GRU community.
Academic Advisement Center
Academic Advisement is a good place to begin with questions about advisement, academic supports and registration steps. The staff is dedicated to assisting students in understanding the core curriculum, the advisement- registration process, and how to use an array of supports, even if Academic Advising is not where the student needs to be advised. Academic Advisement also serves as the advising department for students in transition to and between majors (e.g. Undecideds, Pre-Nursing). Well grounded in the undergraduate programs, the advisors specialize in the “core” curriculum – the basic course of study required of degree seeking students. An integral part of the college experience is the selection of major and commitment to that field of study. When students elect to be undeclared for a few terms of purposeful exploration, then Academic Advisement becomes their advising home providing advisors who assist in formulating initial academic plans, guide through core course selections, recommend student actions and connect to appropriate supports.
Located on the second floor of University Hall (262) at the Summerville campus, the center is open weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm and matches registration hours and holidays. While walk-ins are always welcome, an appointment allows time for both the advisor and student to prepare for a productive meeting. Academic Advisement’s Front Desk in Allgood Hall (N205) on the second floor in the atrium at the Summerville campus provides quick support information when classes are in session (see posted hours each term). Timely information is available on Academic Advisement’s websites, bulletin boards, Facebook, (Augusta State University: Academic Advisement) and Twitter (asu_adv).
Academic and Research Technology
Academic & Research Technology (ART), a division of Information Technology Services, includes Educational & Collaborative Technology and Instructional Systems and Services (including Audiovisual Services).
Instructional Systems and Services is dedicated to assisting the faculty in delivering a highly integrated, technology-infused curriculum that reflects and responds to the evolving learning styles of our students. The team is responsible for supporting highly reliable technology located inside of the classrooms and instructional systems such as the Desire2Learn learning management system, Echo360 lecture capture system, Cisco WebEx, online testing, and related online learning systems. The team also provides the centralized scheduling of classrooms and meeting spaces on all of our campuses. The Audiovisual Services team supports the delivery of instruction inside of the classroom as well as provides support for special events. The team is dispersed throughout all of our campuses to better serve our students and faculty.
Educational & Collaborative Technology is a team of talented individuals with experience in instructional design, multimedia design and development, mobile app programming, web design/development, and medical illustration. The team specializes in partnering with the faculty to create high quality multimedia, 2D and 3D animations, games, mobile and iPad apps, videos, eBooks, and other evolving technologies used for instruction. Walk-in services are located in the Educational & Collaborative Technology Center (ECTC) located in University Hall Room 156.
The staff in the ECTC provides “at the elbow” assistance for students in designing and developing all types of multimedia projects including video editing and production, graphic design, audio, presentation posters, and a host of ever evolving technologies. The Center includes high-end computers and software dedicated to multimedia development. Training for individuals and groups is available upon request.
The ECTC also provides equipment and material check out system, video and audio duplication, DVD & CD duplication, and color laser printing. Checkout items include digital still cameras, digital video cameras, tripods, and videos.
The Georgia Regents University Alumni Association exists to promote the growth, progress and welfare of Georgia Regents University and serve as a link between alumni and GRU. The association is composed of former students and graduates of Georgia Regents University and its legacy institutions (the Junior College of Augusta, Augusta College, Augusta State University, the Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Health Sciences University). All graduates are members of the association upon graduation from GRU. For information on alumni programs or volunteering, please call the office of Alumni Affairs.
Georgia Regents University is affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division II) and is a member of the Peach Belt Athletic Conference. Georgia Regents University supports men’s teams in baseball, basketball, golf (Division I), cross-country, track and field, and tennis. The university supports women’s teams in volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis, golf (Division I), track and field, and cross‑country.
The JagStore is your source for new, used and rental textbooks, course materials, supplies and merchandise for Summerville campus courses at GRU. The JagStore is located in Washington Hall on the Summerville campus. The JagStore accepts cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, JagCard, and Financial Aid/Loan. Financial Aid/Loans are accepted for payment for several days prior to the start of each academic session; be sure to check www.jagstore.net for dates. Operated by Georgia Regents University, a primary goal of the JagStore is to provide educational materials to students at the lowest cost possible.
Additional products and services
- GRU and Jaguar clothing and gift items
- College rings
- Cold beverages, snacks, and other convenience items
- Graduation items
Money saving tips for purchasing course materials
- Purchase used books when possible; used books are 25% cheaper than new and help conserve our environment.
- Consider renting textbooks when possible.
- Purchase or rent textbooks as early as possible; more used books are available and the bookstore is not as busy.
- Purchase only the required materials before classes begin. If a textbook is listed a recommended or optional, wait to purchase until after classes begin. You may not need these books.
- Sell unwanted textbooks back to the JagStore during regular business hours. Please be aware that the highest prices are offered at the end of a semester.
The JagStore is happy to offer refunds and exchanges.
- An original receipt is required for all refunds and exchanges.
- Return the merchandise in the same condition as when purchased.
- Make refunds and exchanges within the proper time frame. The final day for refunds will be posted in the bookstore, printed on the receipt, and listed in campus publications each semester.
- We cannot offer refunds or exchanges at any time for study outlines, software, multi-media products, some pre-wrapped course materials or other items multi-media products.
Regular hours are Monday – Thursday 7:45 am – 6:00pm and Friday 7:45 am – 3:00pm during academic sessions. Extended hours are offered at the start of each semester.
Health Sciences Campus
Student Center Bookstore
(706) 721-3581 http://www.webmedbooks.com/mcg/default2.aspx
The staff of the Student Center Bookstore is always ready to help you with any of your buying needs for Health Science campus courses. Remember the store is here to support the needs of Georgia Regents University. The Student Center Bookstore stresses good customer service while offering a wide variety of items for sale, in addition to textbooks and supplies.
Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Business Office is located on the first floor of Fanning Hall. Normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday - Friday.
The purpose of the Business Office is to provide accounts receivable, receipting and cashiering services to students, insurance participants and departments. Services include:
- Process all tuition and fee payments
- Delivery of information regarding student billing, important dates, and refunds
- Providing billing services to insurance participants
- Performing receipting and daily deposit functions
- Managing all GRU receivables and collections activities
The Business Office provides quality services that are courteous, respectful and helpful to all while adhering to state and enterprise policies and
(706-737-1599 - Summerville Campus; 706-721-3280 - Health Sciences Campus) www.grudining.com
The Summerville campus offers two dining options;
- Allgood Café, located in Allgood Hall offers a great place to eat and to meet friends. A great selection of take-out sandwiches, salads and beverages are available.
- The JSAC Food Court, located in the Jaguar Student Activities Center features a Starbucks, Freshens Smoothies, Stacks Deli, a Grill and Lavincita Pizza.
- Catering is offered for all events by our experienced professional staff.
Please visit www.grudining.com for hours and special offers.
Campus Dining on the Health Sciences campus is located in the lower level of the GRU Student Center. The Student Center is at the corner of Laney Walker Blvd. and 15th Street. Parking is free for students.
Career Services provides career development and job search assistance to all currently enrolled students at Georgia Regents University. Graduating seniors have access to career services for one full year after graduation. Alumni Services after this period are available for a nominal fee. The office is located on the Summerville campus in University Hall, Suite 263.
Office hours are 8 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with evening appointments available upon request. The website offers an extensive amount of content and online resources to assist students. Career Advisors assigned by major are available for appointments to work individually with students on their specific career planning or job search needs. Additionally, Career Services offers walk-in hours that do not require an appointment and satellite office hours where students can meet Career Advisors in alternate campus locations.
Some of the primary activities of the office are:
CAREER PLANNING & EXPLORATION:
Students unsure of a career path or academic major are encouraged to schedule an appointment with one of our career advisors for consultation and access to a variety of career assessments and planning tools.
JOB SEARCH PREPARATION & ASSISTANCE:
Once enrolled at Georgia Regents University, students have automatic access to an on-line job search database called CareerLink. This database has listings of current full-time degree required and non-degree required vacancies, part-time on and off campus opportunities, internships, volunteer jobs and seasonal hiring needs. Students may use CareerLink to view the majority of the Federal Work Study, Graduate Assistant and Student Assistant job listings. Students can search CareerLink by job title, location, and employer or position type to find jobs locally or nationwide that meet their needs.
Most jobs require the submission of an approved résumé through CareerLink and the Career Services website provides several resources on resume preparation. Students are encouraged to email a draft of their resume to Career Services for a critique or schedule an appointment for more in depth assistance.Students can practice their interviewing techniques with InterviewStream directly from CareerLink or schedule individual mock interviews. CareerLink lists upcoming employer visits to campus as well as upcoming career services seminars.
Business majors can receive career advisement through the Hull College of Business CAP (Career & Academic Planning) Center and should call 706-737-1560 to schedule an appointment.
Center for Public Service and Research
(706-737-1710; FAX: 706-667-4083) www.gru.edu/political_science/cpsr.html
The Center for Public Service and Research is a nonprofit organization established to serve the Central Savannah River Area. The Center’s mission is to serve the community through research and service that helps public and non-profit institutions in our region become more effective. An integral part of Georgia Regents University, the center provides all types of research, including needs assessments, survey research, program evaluation, policy analysis, and development of logic models.
Many of the Center’s projects involve students as active partners in the research, giving them an opportunity to practice good research skills, learn about community problems, and work towards serving the common good. The Center also frequently organizes programs to shed light on public problems.
Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
(706-667-4511) Science, C3016 www.gru.edu/curs
The Center sponsors campus initiatives designed to promote faculty-led research and scholarly activity with undergraduates at Georgia Regents University.
Child Care Center
Georgia Regents University operates a child care center for children of GRU faculty, staff and students. The Child Care Center, established in 1986, has planned programs for each child’s level of development and a variety of learning and play activities are scheduled for children, based upon age level. Nutritionally balanced lunches are served daily, in addition to morning and afternoon snacks. The Center is fully licensed by the State of Georgia. During special times such as summer vacation and holidays, space may be available for children up to twelve years of age.
The Child Care Center is located adjacent to the campus at 601 Old Bailie Street and is open five days a week, Monday through Friday, twelve months a year, for children six weeks to four years of age.
The hours of operation are from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Conservatory Program at GRU
The Conservatory Program provides professional instruction in music to children and adults in the Greater Augusta area. The Conservatory Office is located in, and most of the instruction takes place in, the GRU Fine Arts Building on the Summerville campus. The program offers four kinds of musical instruction: 1) private lessons in voice, all orchestra and band instruments, piano, guitar, and recorder; 2) class lessons for voice, beginning guitar, beginning piano, and music theory; 3) ensembles for middle and high school students (string orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz band); 4) summer camps—week-long day sessions for piano, choir, band, and orchestra. Public concerts and recitals are scheduled for both soloists and ensembles each semester.
Cooperative Education is an academic program that provides an excellent means to develop marketable skills in the workplace to complement a student’s educational experience in the classroom. Co-op positions are paid positions that are structured to enhance the curriculum and expand the knowledge of the student. Students receive documentation of the Co-op experience on the academic transcript as a non-credit course. There are three Co-op plans for student participation. Under the Parallel plan, students work part-time and attend school concurrently. The Alternating plan allows students to rotate between semesters of full-time work and school. The Co-op Intern program is a paid, career related work experience for one semester only.
To apply for the Co-op program, a full-time student must have a declared major and a minimum Overall 2.5 GPA, be of sophomore standing or better, and be willing to work at least two academic semesters in a Co-op assignment (Co-op Intern excluded from two semester commitment). Call the office for an appointment for more details.
The Copy & Print Center can meet all duplication needs and give documents the professional quality that students, faculty, staff and other employees and departments want and need. The Copy Center is located in the Annex II Building HT-1200 on the Health Science campus. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Counseling Center strives to promote services for personal growth and development. Free and confidential counseling services are available for currently enrolled students of GRU. The Center is located on the Summerville campus with a satellite office on the Health Sciences campus. Office hours during the semester are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After hours appointments may be scheduled by calling 706-737-1471.
- Counseling Services: The Center provides individual personal, academic and career counseling using a brief counseling model for short term counseling. Examples of counseling issues may include helping clients choose an appropriate major or career goal, improving study skills or test taking or addressing personal problems related to stress, anxiety or depression. Those seeking career exploration have access to various career and interest inventory assessments. Clients pursuing personal counseling for issues that may require long term counseling or specialized treatments not appropriate for the Center will receive assistance with an appropriate community referral.
- Self Help Seminars: Each semester, the Center offers free seminars on study skills, time management, test taking and stress management. Other specialty seminars vary by semester but typically include topics such as money management, career decision making, relationships, and math anxiety. Faculty and staff development programs target special professional issues.
- Internship Opportunities: Graduate internships are available to GRU students enrolled in the psychology and counselor education masters programs. Interested students should visit or call the Center to learn more details and to obtain an internship application. Internships are granted on a space available basis following a careful screening and interview process. Interns are supervised by licensed counselors and complete an orientation and training period prior to providing individual career, academic and personal counseling. Interns also participate in coordinating and facilitating outreach programs such as classroom presentations and self-help seminars.
Cultural and Entertainment Programs
A wide spectrum of cultural and entertainment programs is provided for students through the dance‑concert series, film series, and Lyceum series. Outstanding members of the creative and performing arts are brought to campus to enrich the educational, personal, social, and cultural components of the student life. These programs are funded by Student Activity fees.
Lyceum Series: The Georgia Regents University Lyceum Committee was formed with the spirit of the ancient Lyceum in mind. The committee presents to the Georgia Regents University community the finest in stimulating and entertaining lectures, music, theatre, and dance. The result has been a series of uniformly high quality programs funded by Student Activity fees.
Film Series: Each semester from August through May the university presents films of outstanding international reputation. Most have been unavailable in local theaters or rental outlets. The series thus provides film students and film lovers with an invaluable opportunity to study the art of cinema. www.gru.edu/student_activities/film_series.html
Distance Learning at GRU
Georgia Regents University offers a variety of distance learning programs and courses designed to help meet the evolving learning needs of students who prefer the online format or require more flexibility in their coursework.
These courses are designed for students who may not be able to attend a class at a specific time, day or place due to balancing their career, family responsibilities, travel, and/or physical challenges.
Currently, GRU offers degree programs and courses via non-traditional delivery methods via the Internet utilizing synchronous and asynchronous technologies. The courses utilize the Desire2Learn learning management system and other online educational tools such as Echo360 lecture viewing, Cisco WebEx synchronous audio and video chatting, online testing systems, and related technologies. These courses are usually asynchronous and electronically interactive, but may use a combination of live chat rooms, threaded discussions, electronic bulletin boards, email and/or interactive Web pages. Some courses are delivered via synchronous video conferencing with a professor in one site delivering live two-way video instruction to another site.
Georgia Regents University has procedures in place to verify identification and to protect the privacy of students who participate in distance learning activities and students are informed of any additional charges associated with distance learning courses at the time of registration.
Georgia Regents University authenticates that the student who registers in a distance learning course is the same student who participates in, completes the course, and receives the credit, by verifying the identity of the student using the following methods:
- Requiring unique usernames and secure passwords on which students’ access to all secure online and network campus resources are based. These online campus resources include, but are not limited to, access to the student information system (Banner), campus learning management system (Desire2Learn) through which students access their online coursework, electronic mail, and related systems. Passwords must be changed every 180 days and must adhere to certain complexity requirements. These procedures are outlined in the Acceptable Use Policies.
- Requiring identification in the registration process including social security number during application process and photocopy of student driver’s license or some other form of government identification with a photo. A scanned or faxed copy will be acceptable if student is a distance-learning student and cannot travel to campus.
- Some online courses require students to travel to an approved testing site for proctored exams. At each testing site, the proctor is required to check the identity of the student against an official form of ID (state-issued driver’s license, passport, or student ID).
- Some online courses utilize high stakes electronic exam software to administer examinations. These systems require students to log on to the Learning Management System with their unique ID and password and lock down the students computer during the testing process.
Students are informed in advance of any additional charges associated with distance learning degree programs/courses at the time of registration. All tuition and fee schedules are publicly available on the Georgia Regents University website, including the costs associated with online courses so that students are notified in advance of registration of any additional expenses.
Email Policies and Procedures
Electronic mail (email) is an official method of communication at Georgia Regents University, delivering information in a convenient, timely, cost-effective and environmentally sensitive manner. It is the policy of this institution that:
- all students, faculty and applicable personnel have access to email, and
- the university may send official communications via email and electronic mailing lists
Student Email: All students registered for classes at Georgia Regents University are provided an email account (JagMail), which can be accessed through PAWS (Portal and Web Services). The University may use this email account to send communications to the student body. Student email addresses will be recorded in the university’s electronic directories and records. Students are responsible for reading official university email in a timely fashion.
Privacy Issues: While email is personalized and relatively confidential, there is no guarantee of absolute privacy in a computer system. Computer users should be aware that the Georgia Open Records Act applies to records stored in computers as well as on paper. Recent rulings indicate that the public has a right to review any documents created on email by government officials and that companies who own the media on which email is implemented have the right to read that email. Federal and state law may require the university to examine email under some circumstances including provision of messages to outside agencies. However, employees of Information Technology Services at Georgia Regents University are prohibited from accessing information for which they have no job-related “need to know.” They are also expected to maintain the strictest confidentiality regarding any information obtained during the course of fulfilling their job function.
Appropriate Use of Email: All use of email will be consistent with other university policies, including the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Policy. Policies concerning acceptable use of information technology resources can be found on the Information Technology Services website (www.gru.edu/its). Email is not appropriate for transmitting:
- hoaxes, scams, false warnings
- obscene material
- mass mailings
- chain letters or “mail bombs”
Misuse of Georgia Regents University email is subject to penalty including, but not limited to, suspension from email use, banning from email use, suspension from Georgia Regents University, or expulsion from Georgia Regents University.
Legal Issues: The appropriate use and protection of all information systems and associated resources is expected from all users including faculty, students, staff and visitors throughout the institution. “Appropriate use” of information systems resources is defined as use which is for the purpose of furthering the mission of Georgia Regents University.
All users of information systems resources are expected to comply with existing GRU Policies and Procedures and those of the University System of Georgia. In addition, users are expected to honor copyrights and software licenses and comply with all federal and state laws including those prohibiting slander, libel, harassment and obscenity. Users must obey laws prohibiting the private use of state property. Information that is confidential by law, including educational and medical records must be protected. The use of information systems for the advertisement or sale of a commercial service or personal property is prohibited.
Users should have no expectation of privacy for information stored or transmitted using GRU’s information resources except for records or other information that is confidential by law (i.e., medical and educational records).
Information Technology Services: Contact Information Technology Services if:
- You require specific instructions about or assistance with email accounts
Student Use of Email: The following procedures apply to student email accounts:
- Students are expected to check their Georgia Regents University JagMail no less than twice per week
- Faculty may require students to check their email more frequently than twice per week
- Faculty may also require students to subscribe to university provided electronic mailing lists or other lists related to their coursework
Information Technology Services
(706-721-4000) Service Desk
Information Technology Services (ITS) is the primary provider of information technology for Georgia Regents University (GRU). Our goal is to support the mission of GRU by providing technology leadership and service for our constituent groups: our students, our faculty and our staff.
Georgia Regents University’s students are central to our purpose. Each student is given a JagID account, which allows access to campus technology resources including computer labs, campus portal and email, personal file storage, and wireless network access across campus.
There are over 1,200 student computers located in e-study areas, internet cafés, departmental labs, classrooms, and general campus labs located throughout the numerous campus facilities. These systems are regularly updated using the Student Technology Fee so that our students can utilize the most current technology resources available for their needs. Information Technology Services also provides printing services in the labs through the PawPrint$ system. To learn more about PawPrint$ services please visit the ITS website (www.gru.edu/its).
Information Technology Services provides a web application portal called PAWS (Portal and Web Services), that provides a single point of access to campus news and events, dedicated student email (JagMail), classroom tools (e.g., Desire2Learn), shortcuts to campus services (Pounce - registration, Financial Aid, JagTrax, grades), and a personal calendaring system. Additionally, we provide each student with a network-based file storage space (JagDrive).
Information Technology Services provides wireless network access through JagWiFi. Anyone with a laptop computer or other mobile device and a valid JagID account can access the internet via wireless network clouds across campus. These wireless clouds are located in and around most buildings and high-traffic areas throughout the numerous campus facilities; check the ITS website (www.gru.edu/its) for the latest cloud information.
The ITS Student Help Desk provides assistance with the use of campus technology resources; phone, chat, and walk-in support is available. Check the ITS Help website for more information and to access the chat feature. www.gru.edu/its/help
Located in University Hall, Room 130
Health Sciences Campus
Located in Greenblatt Library, Room 148
Monday –Thursday, 7:30am-9:00pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
The JagCard is the official university identification card at Georgia Regents University. The JagCard is used for door and gate access at University Village and other locations around campus. Students, faculty, and staff may also use the card as payment at locations such as vending machines, campus dining, the bookstore, media services, library, copy center, photocopiers and many other locations. Students, faculty, and staff may add value to their JagCard using cash, check or charge at the JagCard Office in the Jaguar Student Activity Center, the JagStore in Washington Hall or the Business Office in Fanning Hall; they may add value using cash only at the JagCard terminal in the Jaguar Student Activity Center lobby. The JagCard, which remains the property of GRU, should be carried with you at all times and must be presented when requested by a University official. Lending the card to anybody is a violation of regulations and is subject to penalty. Lost or stolen JagCards must be reported immediately to the JagCard Office. The first issued JagCard to the institution is free; all replacements for lost or damaged cards will be $15.00.
JagTrax is a web-based advisement tool that audits an undergraduate student’s academic progress toward degree completion but is not intended to replace face-to-face advising. Students must work with their advisor to interpret and fully utilize this tool. All current faculty and advisors have access to JagTrax via their MyASU account.
Beginning Summer 2012, all currently enrolled undergraduate students using the 2009 catalog forward to fulfill their degree program are able to use JagTrax to monitor their degree progression. Review the FAQs and Tutorials available on the Registrar’s webpage or the Help tab instructions on each page of JagTrax for more information.
Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre
The Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre is the cultural heart of the GRU campus. Students take center stage at the Maxwell Theatre. The Department of Music ensembles and the GRU Theatre events provide ample performance opportunities for students. Students, faculty, staff, and community members attend a broad variety of events. The Student Activities Lyceum Series presents national and international music, dance, and theatre companies. Also part of Lyceum, the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society brings a rich series of world class performers to campus and the Augusta Symphony calls the Maxwell Theatre home for its Publix Family Series.
The Maxwell’s stage and stage thrust multi-level extension make the theatre extremely versatile. Performances from opera and theatre to symphony and dance all feel at home on the Maxwell stage. The theatre is an intimate venue for the audience with each of its 740 seats remarkably close to the stage. Many performances at the Maxwell Theatre are free to GRU students, faculty, and staff with a valid GRU ID, and all performances are reasonably priced for the general public. For information about upcoming performances, call the box office at 706-667-4100. For technical information about the theatre call the Theatre Production Coordinators’ office at 706-667-4099.
Military and Veterans Services (MVS)
Georgia Regents University maintains an Office of Military and Veterans Services (MVS) to assist service members, veterans and their affiliated family members to maximize their educational experience. The MVS is located on the second floor of Washington Hall and coordinates Veterans and Tuition Assistance benefit processing.
As students at Georgia Regents University, veterans and certain other persons may qualify for VA benefits. Eligibility for such benefits must be established in accordance with policies and procedures of the VA. Interested persons are advised to investigate their eligibility early while planning to attend GRU. New or returning students should make adequate financial provisions for one full semester from other sources, since payments from the VA are sometimes delayed. Each person receiving VA educational benefits is responsible that all information affecting his or her receipt of benefits is kept current, and each must confer with the School Certifying Official in the MVS at least once each semester to keep his or her status active to receive funds.
Active duty military members may be eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA) as well as some reservists and National Guard members. Georgia Regents University is an LOI Institution in the Go/Army/Ed web site. Service members must first establish an account at the Education Services Division Office at their current duty station. Their SOU (Statement of Understanding) must be approved by their supervisor (E-7 or higher) and they must name GRU as their home institution. At the same time, they must pursue admission to Georgia Regents University. They can locate the on-line application at www.GRU.edu and select the Apply Now link at the bottom of the page. In addition, they must provide all required documents. Contact the Military Services Coordinator in the MVS for more information.
Residence Life manages on-campus housing for approximately 750 students. For the student who lives on campus, GRU offers a variety of living environments in both single occupancy rooms, suite-style and community apartment living.
Our experienced staff seeks to provide students with intellectual, social, cultural, and recreational experiences to enhance the student’s stay at the University, and to facilitate academic success and individual growth.
Living in a residence hall is a unique experience that provides opportunities to meet new people and to explore new ideas and ways of relating to others.
Residence hall living is a vital part of the educational experience in which students are encouraged to assume individual and group responsibility.
For additional information please contact:
Student Center Room 2011
Augusta, Georgia 30912
Please visit www.gru.edu/parking and www.gru.edu/transportation for information on parking services.
Please visit www.gru.edu/public_safety/ for information on police services.
Professional and Community Education
(706-737-1636) Summerville Campus www.gru.edu/pace
(706-721-3967) Health Sciences Campus www.gru.edu/ce
The Division of Professional and Community Education (PaCE) is proud to offer courses to benefit GRU faculty, staff, and students, as well as Augusta’s community at large. Our offerings include test prep, medical coding, computer applications and programming, foreign language and culture, job skills, management, and a wide variety of other non-academic credit courses and certificates on an ongoing basis. A number of these courses are available on campus and over 600 online courses are offered monthly. For the most part, there are no admissions requirements to register for community classes.
A variety of courses are presented for the health care professional throughout the year. Live courses composed of lectures, skill stations, hands-on practice, group discussions, and expert panel discussions are included in our offerings. We also offer several enduring materials that can be accessed online or by CD ROM. Several departments in the Medical College of Georgia and the College of Dental Medicine host week-long and weekend courses at resort destinations to allow participants to maintain licensure and spend some relaxing afternoons with families and friends.
Several types of CE are offered to health care providers. These include, but are not limited to: Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Dental Education (CDE), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) and CEUs in allied health areas. The Division provides free online access to participant transcripts, listing all continuing education completed at Georgia Regents University. The site containing your history of CE at GRU is available to you 24 hours per day from our website at www.gru/ce.
The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is awarded for satisfactory completion of a professional development program. PLUs (Professional Learning Units) are available to teaching professionals for designated courses. Permanent records are maintained by the division and transcripts are available upon request. Professional credential information is tracked by the division.
The Office of Student Development assists Georgia Regents University students in retention and academic advancement efforts. The office serves to bridge the gap between students, faculty, and staff. For some students, the pursuit of higher education may present particular challenges and the office provides special assistance and motivation to such students, as well as offering guidance and assistance with academic, social, cultural, and personal concerns. This office also oversees the efforts of the Minority Advising Program, which is open to all students and was specifically established to enhance the academic welfare of minority students in the University System of Georgia. The Program’s goals include the promotion of academic success, development of human potential, and the creation of an environment that fosters the success and retention of minority students. For additional information, contact Karen Mobley Belk (email@example.com)
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as a means for student input and involvement. It has five executive members: President, Vice President, Secretary, Comptroller, and Humanitarian. Each class within the Graduate Programs on the Health Sciences campus elect SGA Representatives to attend the meetings and to serve as liaisons between their class and the SGA. Within the SGA, there are several committees, one of the most active being the Entertainment committee, which is the primary programming board of the Health Sciences campus.
Student Health Insurance
All Health Sciences Campus students are required to have health insurance. Pearce & Pearce, Inc. (P&P) is the insurance company selected for the Health Sciences Campus. All students are charged a student health insurance premium for each semester. If a student already has health insurance that meets the campus requirements, the student must complete a waiver application. P&P will confirm the student’s coverage and notify the university if a waiver is approved. A credit for the premium is then posted on the student’s PULSE account. For any questions please call 706-721-3448. Voluntary enrollment in the plan is available.
Summerville Campus graduate students receiving qualified graduate assistantship, graduate international students holding F or J visas, graduate students enrolled in programs that require proof of insurance, graduate students receiving fellowships that fully fund their tuition and International Scholars are required to have health insurance. United Health Care (UHC) is the insurance company selected by the Board of Regents (BOR). These students are charged a student health insurance premium for each semester. If a student already has health insurance that meets the BOR requirements, the student must complete a waiver application. UHC will confirm the student’s coverage and notify the university if a waiver is approved. A credit for the premium is then posted on the student’s PULSE account. For any questions please call 706-737-1411. Voluntary enrollment in the plan is available.
Student Health Medical Clinic
Health Sciences Campus students only: Services provided by the medical clinic include disgnosis and acute and chronic illnesses, including women’s health, travel medicine, minor procedures, diagnostic testing, etc. Clinic hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled on-line via osh.georgiahealth.edu or call our office at 706-721-3448.
As of 8/1/2013 all students on both campuses will be eligible to receive services at the Student Health Medical Clinic.
The specific minimum immunization requirements at Georgia Regents University are established by Board of Regents policy, which is periodically reviewed and modified. The Board of Regents policy allows Georgia Regents University to enhance these requirements, with the concurrence of the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia. GRU’s specific immunization requirements are also periodically reviewed and modified. With the concurrence of the President of Georgia Regents University and Chancellor of the University System of Georgia, individual schools may require additional immunizations.
All entering GRU students must provide sufficient evidence that they are fully immunized or have proof of immunity with serological titer against Mumps, Rubella (German Measles), Rubeola (Red Measles), Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Hepatitis B (18 years or younger) and Varicella (Chicken Pox). Newly admitted freshmen or enrolled students planning to reside in university managed campus housing are required to provide of meningcoccal vaccination. All students enrolled at Health Science campus are required to provide additional documenation of a PPD (tuberculin test), polio injections, Hepatitis B, HIV and HCV immunity.
Student Life and Engagement
The mission of the department of Student Life and Engagement is to engage students, provide purposeful opportunities that enhance the academic experience and foster personal growth in an environment that demonstrates the university’s core values. Programs are created using a model to increase campus engagement at four basic levels. The goal is to move campus participation from dormant (not engaged) to leadership (fully engage). These programs and services help make GRU more attractive to potential students, and increase enrolled students’ engagement, satisfaction, and retention. There are 64 recognized clubs and organizations. Experience in these organizations encourages self-discovery, leadership, and life-skills development. Being involved in a campus organization helps students meet new friends, gain leadership experience, network with faculty and staff, and genuinely enjoy their collegiate experience.
The Department of Student Life and Engagement works with academic departments, the Office of Admissions, and other Student Services units, and provides an orientation experience for first-year undergraduate students, parents, and guests. In 2009, more than 1,600 students experienced orientation during June, July and August. Participants learned about the rich history of institution, met with faculty for advising, registered for class, purchased their books, toured the campus, and established a connection to the university.
Student publications include The Bell Ringer newspaper, Phoenix Magazine, Sand Hills literary magazine, Choice Voice, and Jaguar Student Handbook. These publications are valuable tools for students to gain work experience in writing, reporting, publishing, and business management. They help promote student learning and enhance skills which are valuable in the workplace. Student fees support all of these publications.
Student organizations are independent associations with members comprised of GRU students and potentially faculty, staff, or individuals from the community. Only students may serve as officers or have a controlling interest in the organization. Student organizations include academic, service, professional, institutional, and special interest groups. Student organizations must register with the Office of Greek Life and Leadership to reactivate their charter or to submit a constitution and bylaws each academic year. Registration is granted to organizations whose purpose and proposed activities are clearly related to GRU’s educational goals and mission. A complete listing can be found in the Student Handbook, www.gru.edu/student_activities/docs/handbook.pdf.
(Summerville Campus - 706-737-1408; Health Sciences Campus - 706-721-2011) www.gru.edu/registrar
Permanent academic records are maintained by the Office of the Registrar. Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (often referred to as the “Buckley Amendment”), a student attending a post‑secondary educational institution may examine his or her permanent record maintained by the institution to assure the accuracy of its contents. This Act also provides that no personally identifiable information will be released to any party not authorized to have access to such information without the written consent of the student.
The mission of Student Services is to provide opportunities for student growth at all levels of development—personal, social, academic, cultural, and professional—and to provide student services that contribute to educational programs and student success. The Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Students is charged with supervising the Counseling Center, the Career Center, Testing and Disability Services, Financial Aid, Student Activities, International Student Programs, the First Year Experience Program, University Village and the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. The Assistant Dean of Students works closely with the Vice President to coordinate International student programs and other special projects focusing on the first-year experience. The Vice President enforces the Student Code of Conduct and serves as faculty advisor to the Student Judicial Cabinet. The office also provides housing and student health insurance information. The Student Services office is located in Bellevue Hall and is open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To arrange an appointment after hours, call 706-737-1411 or email the office at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study Abroad Office
The study abroad office is located in Allgood Hall E134 and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day. The office provides opportunities for students to travel abroad on academic programs and earn credit towards their degree. The office also provides opportunities for our study away programs which are our domestic programs. In both Study Abroad and Away programs, students earn credit towards their degree.
Additionally, the office provides opportunities for students to earn money towards the payment of their study-abroad experience through fundraising and scholarships. Students should come to the office for more information on programs, funding, academic content, and any other issues pertaining to experiences abroad and with the study away programs.
Testing and Disability Services
(Office - 706-737-1469; Fax - 706-729-2298) www.gru.edu/testing_and_disability_services
The office of Testing and Disability Services provides national and institutional testing to students and members of the community and helps to ensure an accessible and positive college experience for students with disabilities. The Center is located on the first floor of Galloway Hall. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Testing Services administers the University System of Georgia COMPASS exam, departmental Exit Exams, and other institutional tests. Testing Services also oversees the administration of national testing programs such as the PRAXIS, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) subject tests, the American College Testing Program (ACT), Law School Admissions Tests (LSAT), Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), College Level Examination Program(CLEP), and other national tests as the need arises. Call to inquire about other examinations not listed here. Some of the tests have fees and require registration. Fees and test dates vary and can be obtained by calling the Office. Testing information can also be picked up from the Office.
- Disability Services provides assistance to students who have either a physical, emotional, or learning impairment which substantially limits one or more life activities. To receive services, students must provide current documentation of the disability from a qualified professional. The Board of Regents’ criteria for evaluations must be followed in the documentation of learning disorders or attention deficit disorders (See below for additional information.)
Certain auxiliary aid services, like sign-language interpreters, may take several months to coordinate. Georgia Regents University uses the services of the Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC) to provide books in an alternative format for students who have a documented need for this accommodation. Depending on availability, books in an alternative format may take seven to ten days (if already available in an alternative form) to several months for production (if the text is not available in an alternative form). It is therefore necessary for students who need specialized services to plan their future accommodations at least a semester in advance.
Learning Disabilities (LD): Students who have been diagnosed within the last three years or believe that they have a learning disability, should contact Testing and Disability Services for information related to LD documentation and testing. In assisting students with learning disabilities, Georgia Regents University follows the definition and criteria for evaluation established by the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia. Testing and Disability Services does not provide testing for learning disabilities, however, referrals to the appropriate Regents’ Center for Learning Disorders must be received through this office. Testing may also be conducted by a qualified professional utilizing the BOR criteria for outside evaluations (only assessments meeting BOR criteria will be accepted as documentation of a learning disability).
There are two GRU libraries, Reese Library on the Summerville campus and Greenblatt Library on the Health Sciences campus. University Libraries provide books, ebooks, government publications, journals, audiovisuals, databases, historical collections, and more, in support of student and faculty research.
University Libraries Locations
Reese Library (Summerville)
2500 Walton Way
Greenblatt Library (Health Sciences)
1439 Laney Walker Blvd.
University Libraries provide research assistance for students in person and electronically. Find assistance on the first floor of both libraries during regular operating hours. Assistance can also be provided by email, chat or text services. (Reference assistance at Reese Library, 706-737-1748, Health Science reference at Greenblatt Library, 706-721-3441)
University Libraries provide tours and instruction classes for undergraduate, graduate and professional students. ILIT 1500, an undergraduate research methods course, is also available. Students can request appointments with librarians, including specialized medical reference librarians, for more in-depth research needs.
Thousands of research journals are available electronically through research databases held in GALILEO and elsewhere, with many available full text. Remote access is available. GIL allows book searching. Books not available here, but located at other University System of Georgia libraries, may be requested through GIL Express. Articles and other materials not held in our libraries may be requested through Interlibrary Loan available on the University Libraries home page.
A valid JagCard must be presented to borrow materials. Materials will be loaned only to the person to whom the JagCard is issued. Length of checkout for library materials to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students is found on the library website. It is the borrower’s responsibility to return materials when they are due. Fines are imposed to insure that materials are returned promptly for the use of other students. Students who have not settled their library accounts will not be permitted to graduate, register for classes, collect financial aid, or order transcripts.
University Libraries offer a variety of study and computer areas. Reese Library offers group study rooms, two group practice presentation rooms, lockers, and individual study carrels. A Family Room is equipped with computers for students and an adjacent play area for children. Greenblatt Library offers a computer lab, Media-scape workstation, group study rooms, lockers, and rented study carrels.
- Print from desktop computers at both libraries using the JagCard. If needed, add money to the JagCard either online or through the JagCard Office.
- Photocopy self-service is available at both libraries and is payable by JagCard or cash. TouchNet and check payment may also be available.
- Scan materials at both libraries free of charge.
- Computer help is available at both libraries. At Greenblatt, ask the Information Technology Help Desk on the first floor.
- Fax documents from Greenblatt Library for a fee.
UV Connections (formerly, First Year Experience)
UV Connections (UVC) is designed for first time students as a way to make an easy and fun transition into college. UVC provides a supportive network for students to adjust to Georgia Regents University’s academic, social, and cultural environment. The goal of the program is to increase retention and help students successfully progress toward graduation. Participants will take classes with other UVC students, live together at University Village, have an immediate support group with assigned staff mentors, participate in study sessions, attend campus social and athletic events, be a part of a social support system that will help students meet new people, interact, share experiences with other first year students. The UV Connections program is open to all first year students who have signed a lease with University Village. Visit GRU’s UV Connections website at http://www.gru.edu/uvconnections/ for more information.
The GRU Writing Center is located in University Hall Room 235. It is open during fall and spring terms 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Summer hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We assist students from all disciplines with their composition skills. From planning and organization, to the final editing, our tutors will assist all currently enrolled students with all aspects of the writing process.