Natural Sciences Learning Center (NSLC)
The NSLC is a study center for undergraduates located close to the teaching laboratories and classrooms. It includes a student lounge, a computer classroom, a conference room, eight multipurpose rooms for TA's office hours and study groups. The Center is a "home base" for our freshman and sophomore students taking Bio 2960 (Principles of Biology I), and Bio 2970 (Principles of Biology II).
A second use of NSLC is to bring together information on careers, internships and research programs of interest to students majoring in Biology.
The NSLC is located in Room 104-117 on the ground floor of the Life Sciences Building. Hours are Monday - Thursday 9 am - midnight, Friday 9 am -6 pm, Saturday 12pm-5pm, and Sunday 1 pm - midnight (closed on Saturday). Visit our homepage at http://www.nslc.wustl.edu for more information about NSLC, Biology Courses, Student Research Opportunities, Biology Majors and the Biology Department; the WWW version of this Handbook can also be found at the NSLC homepage.
Biology Student Affairs Office
Erin Gerrity and Patrick Clark operate the Biology Student Affairs Office in Jeanette Goldfarb 105. Erin Gerrity is the person to see to declare a major in biology and to obtain a Biology advisor. She also edits the undergraduate biology newsletter, BIOrhythms, which includes items submitted by students. Patrick Clark checks students' records for completion of graduation requirements for the biology major and minor and determines eligibility for honors. To register for a class that requires "permission of the department," you must see Patrick Clark. Lab courses are limited by the size of our teaching labs, and some upper-level courses are limited in size to encourage discussion.
Most of our library materials, including access to most journals, are available electronically at Olin Library’s Life Sciences webpage http://libguides.wustl.edu/biology. For help in using these resources, contact biology librarian Ruth Lewis at Olin Library: 935-4819, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services for students with hearing, visual, orthopedic, learning, or other disabilities are coordinated through the Disability Resource Center (314-935-5970). Since information about a student's disability is not obtained in the admission process, handicapped students must voluntarily identify themselves to this office in order to obtain services. To the greatest extent possible, handicapped students are integrated as equal members of the total student population. Services provided for handicapped students may include (but are not limited to) readers, note takers, special parking, tutoring, counseling, appropriate academic accommodations (e.g., alternate testing conditions) and referral to community resources.
The Student Educational Service provides a variety of services and resources for undergraduate students who may need or desire assistance in achieving maximum academic success. The program also helps students obtain a well rounded learning experience through involvement in diverse social and cultural activities. Disability Resources Office is also a part of Cornerstone.
Several career centers exist on campus to help students find part-time work, summer employment, internships, and full-time permanent jobs. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with career services as soon as they are comfortably settled into their freshman year.
The Student Health Service is an on-campus facility which provides immediate care and treatment for illness or injuries and can assist with other aspects of medical care. Students do not need to make an appointment for the general clinic.
The International Office provides social, cultural, and academic support, English Language instruction, and information on governmental regulations for international students. It also works to facilitate cross-cultural understanding within the University and St. Louis area.
The Office of Student Activities (OSA) is a great place to learn how to get involved. OSA keeps a comprehensive list of all student organizations and contact names, maintains a calendar of events, and can help you start a new group.
The Office of Residential Life functions as a part of the total educational program and is dedicated to the growth and development of each resident student. The Housing Office is responsible for providing on-campus living spaces. It can answer questions about billing, mail, and many other aspects of life on campus.
The Scheduling Office provides assistance to student groups and faculty with planning and scheduling spaces for meetings, activities, and events in Washington University common areas. It is also responsible for the University Calendar.
During their stay at the university students sometimes get very concerned about how things are going in their lives. The Student Counseling Service provides a variety of personal and group services to enable students to understand and deal more effectively with such times.