100 Campus Drive
Weatherford, OK 73096
Transfer Student Orientation
- Student ID/Parking Permit/Textbooks
- Accessing Your SWOSU Accounts (PDF)
- Auxiliary Services (Food Services)
- Campus Police
- Career Services
- Computer Labs
- Dean of Students
- Health and Counseling Services
- Residence Life
- Writing Center
- Veterans Affairs
- Getting Involved
- What to Do On Campus
- Looking for something?
- Financial Aid
- Student Handbook
Obtain your free student ID from Auxiliary Services located on the second floor of the Memorial Student Union. Your student ID will serve as your meal ticket, Wellness Center pass, library and computer lab access, and free admission to SWOSU Bulldog athletic events. A SWOSU student ID will also get you discounts around town.
Parking decals (non-expiring) may be obtained at the Campus Police Department located at State and College. Decals are $25 each. The fee will appear on your tuition and fee bill each semester. Decals must be placed on the front lower left hand side of the front window (where Oklahoma State inspection was placed) and to be displayed at all times while parked on or adjacent to university property. Replacements for lost or destroyed decals are available during regular office hours, as well as additional decals for multiple cars. All vehicles parking on or adjacent to university property must properly display the appropriate parking decal.
Buy or Rent textbooks. Visit the University Bookstore, located in Rogers and Jefferson Hall, to rent, or buy your textbooks. You can also buy or rent books by logging into the My SWOSU portal, click the Campus Connect tab, and click on Buy Books. Rent your textbooks to save up to 50% off.
Auxiliary Services provides and manages all the food on campus. SWOSU offers five locations to eat on campus or use a meal plan.
- The Food Court (Grill) is located in the Student Union and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Food Court has four fast food outlets and a bakery: Arrezzio's Italian Café, Brandy's Grill, Casa Solana Mexican Cantina, The Strip Joint, and The Corner Bakery.
- Duke’s Diner is an all you can eat diner that features a large variety of offerings, which include five different lines. In addition to the entree lines, Duke’s Diner offers a salad bar, desserts, ice cream, and a variety of beverages.
- The University Market is located in Rogers and Jefferson Residence Halls. It features a grab and go concept offering hundreds of items ranging from motor oil, toothpaste and toiletries to microwaveable sandwiches, chips, and ice cream.
- The Bulldog Beanery is located in the Student Union and features Starbucks Coffee, specialty drinks, and smoothies. Drinks are half price when you visit the Bulldog Beanery during Happy Hour, Monday through Friday 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
- Grains and Berries Yogurt Shop is located in the Student Union and offers yogurt by the ounce and a number of toppings. The yogurt price is reduced when you visit during Happy Hour, Monday through Friday 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Choosing a Meal Plan
19 Meal Plan - This plan gives you 19 meals per week (7 days). The 19 meal plan provides the lowest price per meal. It includes three meals each day, Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.
14 Meal Plan - You can select any 14 of the 19 meals we offer during the week. This plan is perfect for students who rarely eat breakfast.
10 Meal Plan - This plan is for the student who works at night, skips meals, or is off campus most of the time.
Commuter Meal Plan - Commuter students can purchase a commuter meal plan (in increments of 10 meals) to use at any point in time.
Flex Dollars can be used in place of cash. If you go over the allotted $4.75 for a meal, you can use flex dollars to cover the difference. Flex dollars are accepted at Duke’s Diner, the Food Court, University Market, Grains and Berries Yogurt Shop, Bulldog Beanery, and University Bookstore.
Flex Dollars are included with Flex Meal Plans (original Flex Dollars). Original Flex Dollars are non-refundable and must be spent by the end of each semester. Optional Flex Dollars may be added to the original account at any time. Optional Flex Dollars are refundable with a $10 cancellation fee and transferable from one academic year to the next. These dollars can be purchased in the Auxiliary Services Office located on the second floor of the Student Union. Flex dollars are accepted at Duke’s Diner, Food Court, University Market, Freshens Smoothie Bar, Bulldog Beanery, and SWOSU Bookstore.
Visit www.swosu.edu/resources/tuition.asp for a complete meal plan price list.
Your SWOSU ID will serve as your meal card. Any meal plan changes must be made 30 days from the first day of the semester.
For additional information, visit www.swosu.edu/auxservices.
The Campus Police provide the following services for students free of charge.
- Disabled vehicle assistance
- Jump Starts and air assistance
- Building and vehicle unlocking (you may keep a spare key at the police department)
- Gun storage (for hunting or handguns that are not allowed on campus)
- Inventory sheets to list the valuables in your residence hall or apartment. Registering your belongings with the Campus Police may help them retrieve your valuables if they are stolen. The form is available on the Campus Police website.
- Escort (Campus Police Officers will provide a safe escort across campus if requested)
Visit www.swosu.edu/police for additional information and statistics.
SWOSU Alert is an emergency notification system that will send text messages or emails about weather related closings or other campus alerts. The service is free and voluntary, but you are strongly urged to register. Once registered, you may add an email address or an additional phone number so that a friend or family member also receive the notification. Visit the Campus Police website to sign up to receive the alerts: www.swosu.edu/resources/alert.asp
The Career Services Office is available to assist students in selecting a major, building a resume, preparing for interviews, and finding part-time or full-time employment. The Career Services Office is located in Stafford 209. For more information contact 580.774.3233 or email@example.com or visit the website www.swosu.edu/careers.
Register with College Central Network, the Bulldog Job Board, to search for jobs targeted toward SWOSU students and alumni, upload your resume so that it can be viewed by employers, review your job search history, and receive e-mails about workshops, upcoming job fairs, on-campus interviews, and other related topics. To apply for on-campus employment, and to sign up for on-campus interviews you must register on the Bulldog Job Board. Registration is free.
Main computer lab (Stafford 128) is open extended hours to accommodate students.
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 12 Midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. – 12 Midnight
Many computer labs are available for student use across campus and in the Al Harris Library.
All students need to be aware and comply with SWOSU’s Computing Policy. www.swosu.edu/resources/policies/dept/its/compolicy.asp
Students seeking accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will need to see the Dean of Students and provide appropriate documentation of their disability and the desired accommodation. The Dean works with students and faculty in the coordination and provision of services. Contact Dean Dougherty by phone (580.774.3767), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit her office in Stafford 214.
ABC’s of SWOSU
ADA Documentation of Disabilities
ADAAA-Americans with Disabilities Act Amended Act of 2008
FERPA (Federal Education Right to Privacy Act)
Health and Counseling Services is located in the Wellness Center. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8a.m. to 12p.m. and 1p.m. to 5p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 580.774.3776.
Health Services – A registered nurse is available to see students during regular business hours. Services provided include but are not limited to:
- Physical assessment with referral to local physician if condition warrants
- Education for prevention of disease and self-care techniques
- TB skin testing
- Pregnancy testing
- Blood Glucose testing
- Allergy injections
- CLIA-waived testing including Strep, Influenza, and Urine Analysis
There is not a charge to see the university nurse. A charge of $10 applies for a physician visit made with a local physician contracted with SWOSU. For a complete list of tests and prices, visit the Health Services website www.swosu.edu/shs.
Immunizations Required - Oklahoma state law requires all full or part-time students to have on file with Student Health Services written documentation of vaccination against Hepatitis B and Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR). In addition, first-time enrollees who will be living on campus must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. For more information log onto www.swosu.edu/shs or contact Student Health Services at 580.774.3776.
Counseling Services - Students seek counseling at Student Counseling Services for a variety of reasons. Some of which are depression, anxiety, stress, homesickness, grief, abuse and relationship problems. SWOSU has two Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) on staff. What is discussed with a counselor is completely confidential. Typically Counseling Services sees clients an average of 4-6 weeks, however, in extenuating circumstances, the process may extend beyond this limit.
Additional information is available at www.swosu.edu/scs. To schedule an appointment with a counselor call 580.774.3776
When you hear the word “library,” most likely the first thing that comes to mind is “books.” While the SWOSU library is mostly filled with books, you might be surprised at what else they offer. From popular DVD’s and audio books, to laptops that can be checked out, and podcasting equipment, the SWOSU library is filled with great resources. The Lay-Z-Boy recliners and flat screen TVs are a nice touch also. The Al Harris Library has gone to great lengths to extend their resources into the digital age.
Visit the Al Harris Library website www.swosu.edu/library to discover all the great resources available.
The SWOSU campus is home to five residence halls: Stewart Hall, Oklahoma Hall, Neff Hall, and Rogers and Jefferson Halls. Most residents stay in double occupancy rooms, however, a limited number of private rooms are available depending on availability. Our rooms vary in size but all come with two standard twin beds, two desks, two chairs, and closet space and chests of drawers for two. All rooms are equipped with free utilities, cable TV, and wireless internet access. Each building has its own laundry facilities, study areas, lounges with big screen televisions, and recreation rooms outfitted with pool tables, foosball, and other entertainment.
Individual academic departments offer free tutoring for students. Tutors are upper-level students majoring in the area in which students are having problems and have typically already taken the lower-level courses. Check with specific academic departments, Career Services (Stafford 209), or online (Current Students →Academics→ Tutoring Schedule) for a copy of the tutoring schedule.
The Writing Center is located in the Al Harris Library, Basement B3.
Students working on papers, speeches, or presentations may drop in and see a Writing Center consultant. Call 774.7083 to ask for an appointment or e-mail them at email@example.com.
Visit www.swosu.edu/academics/writingcenter for the Writing Center hours.
Students at all levels, writing papers in any discipline, may benefit from discussing their writing with trained Writing Center student consultants. Consultants will be happy to discuss papers at any stage of development, even before there is a draft, and students are welcome to attend sessions more than once while working on a project. Both strong writers and struggling writers can enjoy receiving thoughtful feedback on papers, speeches, and presentations.
Thank you for serving our country! We are glad you have chosen SWOSU to obtain your education. If you need addition information about receiving benefits, visit the Veterans Affairs page.
Intramurals/Wellness Program - Flag football, softball, rappelling, sand and court volleyball, aerobics, basketball, fun runs, Pilates, kickboxing and Zumba classes. All classes dependent upon the availability of a teacher. Sign up in the Wellness Center for classes and intramurals. Visit http://www.swosu.edu/students/intramurals for a schedule of intramural events.
Student Organizations – SWOSU offers more than 70 student organizations including Orientation Leaders, Student Government, Collegiate Activities Board, academic organizations in every area, social fraternities and sororities, political affiliations, religious organizations and more. Organizations are a great opportunity to get involved on campus, meet other students, and build your resume. Click here to view a complete list of the student organizations or visit the Dean of Students Office, Stafford 214.
Crowder Lake University Park - Visit Crowder Lake any day of the week from 1:00 p.m. until sundown to canoe, rock climb, hike, and fish for free with a student ID. To fish you must have an Oklahoma fishing license. Camping is available at a discounted price for SWOSU students.
- Wellness Center – 72,000 square feet, state-of-the-art Wellness Center with three basketball courts, aerobics rooms, an innovatively designed 25-foot tall free standing rock climbing wall, three-lane running track, weight facility,and cardiovascular workout facility.
- Dawg Days – jam-packed fun weeks at the beginning of the fall semester with get-togethers, Project Blue, bingo, picnics, oozeball, dances, prizes and more.
- SWOSUPalooza – Spring brings out the bands with our annual SWOSUPalooza concert event with alternative and contemporary music.
- Homecoming Week – Homecoming King and Queen, parade, decorating contests, football game and more. This year’s festivities will be October 27, 2012.
- NCAA II Intercollegiate athletics – SWOSU offers 12 sports. Support the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs! Attend sporting events for free with your SWOSU ID.
- Panorama – Attend concerts, performances and lectures from world-renown groups. This year’s lineup includes:
- September 20: Kunal Nayyar—The Big Bang Theory TV Show
- October 15: The Capitol Steps—Washington D.C. Political Satire Show
- January 22: Reed Timmer—Storm Chaser
- February 26: Jack Hanna—Animal Expert
For additional information visit http://www.swosu.edu/news/events/panorama
- Hang out in the Student Union – Check out the Game Room, Grains and Berries Yogurt Shop, and the Bulldog Beanery. Get ½ price drinks when you visit the Bulldog Beanery during Happy Hour, Monday–Friday 2:30–3:30 p.m.! Grains and Berries Yogurt Shop offers frozen yogurt at a discounted price, Monday–Friday 2:30–3:30 p.m.
- Theatre Events - attend theatre events at the Hilltop Theatre for free with your SWOSU ID.
- A tutor?
- Check with the academic department. Many offer free tutoring.
- Career Services will have a copy of tutoring times across campus (once classes begin).
- The schedule will also be available online two to three weeks after classes begin. Go to Current Students, Academics, Tutoring Schedule.
- A place to have something laminated or copied?
- Go to the University Press located directly across from the football field (prices vary).
- Go to the library for copies (10¢ each) or get free copies at the SGA House located on the corner of College Avenue and Broadway Street.
- A place to send/receive a fax for free?
- Go to the Dean of Students Office in Stafford 214, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Permission to hang flyers on campus?
- Visit the Dean of Students Office in Stafford 214 to have them stamped and approved.
- A job?
- Visit the Bulldog Job Board at www.swosu.edu (Quick Links →Bulldog Job Board) to see a list of current on and off campus, full and part-time openings and apply online. Career Services encourages you to visit their website at www.swosu.edu/administration/careers to learn resume, cover letter, and job search tips.
- Somewhere to workout?
- Check out the Wellness Center, pool, volleyball courts, Rader Park and Crowder Lake facilities.
- Something to do?
- Check the web for a list of sporting events, campus activities and list of campus organizations.
- Use your student ID for free admission into most campus events and discounts at off-campus locations.
- Join or start an intramurals team.
- Visit Crowder Lake any day of the week from 1:00 p.m. until sundown to canoe, rock climb, hike, and fish for free with a student ID. To fish you must have an Oklahoma fishing license. Camping is available at a discounted price for SWOSU students.
|INFORMATION: WHOM TO SEE ABOUT WHAT|
|Academic Program||Academic Advisor|
|Academic Grievance||Student Handbook: See website|
|Activities Scheduling||Dean of Students, STF 214
|ADA Information||Dean of Students, STF 214
|Add or Drop a Class||Academic Advisor & Registrar Office, ADM 108
|Admissions||Registrar Office, ADM 108
|Change a Major||Academic Advisor|
|Change of Name or Address||Registrar Office, ADM 108
|Clubs and Organizations||Dean of Students, STF 214
|Counseling Services||Student Counseling Services, Wellness Center
|Credit Evaluation||Academic Advisor or Registrar
|Employment on Campus||Human Resources, ADM 101
|Filing for Student Elections||Student Senate Office, 120 W College
|Financial Assistance||Student Financial Services, STF 224
|Health Services||Student Health Services, Wellness Center
|Housing Information||Residence Life, Neff, 103
|Make Up on Incomplete Grades||Instructor|
|Obtaining Calendar Dates & Event||Dean of Students, STF 214
|Placement (Jobs after Graduation)||Career Services STF 209
|Posting Fliers||Dean of Students, STF 214
|Problems in Courses||Instructor|
|Student Career Services||Career Services STF. 209
|Student Government||Student Senate, 120 W College 774-0615 Fax
|Testing||Assessment Office, 8th & College St. 45
|Transcripts||Registrar Office, ADM 108
|Vehicle-Parking Fines & Appeals||Campus Police, College & State St
|Vehicle Registration||Campus Police, College & State St.
|Veteran Assistance||Registrar Office, ADM 108
|Withdrawing from the University||Registrar Office, ADM 108
|Degree Check||Registrar Office
|Graduation Fees||Cashier Window, ADM 111
|Class Ring||University Bookstore
|Cap and Gown||University Bookstore
|Alumni Magazine||Burton House
|Alumni Membership||Burton House
|Alumni Dues||Burton House
|EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS|
|Student Health Center||774-3776|
Scholarship opportunities are available to students. The SWOSU Foundation Scholarships deadline is March 1. Scholarships are also available through getting involved in student organizations and through academic departments.
All Oklahoma resident undergraduate students will be considered for the Continuing Student Tuition Waiver Scholarship.
This fund is awarded competitively based upon a point total comprised 50% by their cumulative college grade point average, 25% by the most recent fall semester grade point average and 25% by the most recent spring semester grade point average. In using this method, annually a student's ability to earn an award depends half on their cumulative work and half on the academic merit shown during the most recent year. Students must also complete 24 hours of undergraduate work in Fall and Spring.
Scholarship values vary annually based upon the pool of applicants, but typically vary from 12 to 6 credit hours of tuition paid per semester for those who qualify.
For more information about financial aid opportunities visit http://www.swosu.edu/administration/sfs/index.asp.
The Bulldog Card is the SWOSU Financial Aid refund distribution process. A Bulldog Card is mailed to your permanent address after being admitted to SWOSU. Make sure to activate your card to receive your refunds faster. For more information about the card, visit www.swosu.edu/students/debit-card.asp or visit the Bursar’s Office (Administration 109).
The Bursar’s Office located in the Administration Building, Room 109 can help students with payments and small loans. Below is a list of services available to students.
- Pay tuition and fines (tuition can also be paid online through My SWOSU portal.
- A student with payment problems can make arrangements with the Bursar for paying his/her tuition and fees. A payment plan will only be set up if the student asks.
- The Bursar will cash small checks (cannot exceed $50).
- The Bursar can provide small loans to students.
Book vouchers are available for students to purchase books if their financial aid has not arrived. Vouchers can be obtained by visiting the scholarship coordinator (Administration 109).
Online Bill Pay
Students may pay tuition online with a credit card. Log into your My SWOSU portal, click the Campus Connect tab, click on Review/Pay Account, select a term code, then click pay by credit card.
The SWOSU Student Handbook is a source of information and listing of campus policies and procedures. The Student Handbook is available online (Current Students →Academics → Student Handbook).
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