Marywood University awards scholarships each year to graduate students in non-cohort programs on the competitive basis of academic promise, professional focus and commitment, and financial need. Scholarships are available to both full-time and part-time students. The application deadline for these scholarships is mid-February of each year. You must apply on-line at the financial aid section of the Marywood University website, www.marywood.edu.
The graduate admission application serves as the scholarship application for prospective graduate students of the Speech-Language Pathology Program. The departmental academic progress file serves as the scholarship application for current graduate students in the Speech-Language Pathology Program. There are no other documentation obligations for scholarship consideration for prospective and current Speech-Language Pathology Program graduate students.
Prospective Speech-Language Pathology Program students should adhere closely to the graduate admission application deadline. Scholarship notification letters will be mailed in early April to current Speech-Language Pathology Program graduate students. Prospective students will receive scholarship notification letters with their admission acceptance packet.
Prospective and current graduate students of the Speech-Language Pathology Program who wish to be considered for graduate assistantship should use the Master's Degree and Post-Baccalaureate Assistantship Application.
The graduate admission application serves as the scholarship application for prospective graduate students of the Physician Assistant Program. The departmental academic progress file serves as the scholarship application for current graduate students in the Physician Assistant Program. There are no other documentation obligations for scholarship consideration for prospective and current Physician Assistant Program graduate students.
Prospective Physician Assistant Program students should adhere closely to the graduate admission application deadline. Scholarship notification letters will be mailed in Maarch to current Physician Assistant Program graduate students. Prospective students will receive scholarship notification letters with their admission acceptance packet.
Prospective and current Physician Assistant Program graduate students will not be considered for graduate assistantships. The schedule and intensity of program studies are not compatible with the requirements and expectations of graduate assistantships.
Marywood University provides graduate assistantships that are designed to further the educational goals of graduate students in an environment of academic excellence. Graduate assistants serve Marywood University by working with the faculty to advance research or with professional staff to enhance services.
Assistantships with twenty work hours per week afford tuition remission for eighteen graduate credits per academic year and a full assistantship stipend. Assistantships with ten work hours per week offer tuition remission for nine graduate credits per academic year and one-half of the full assistantship stipend.
The deadline for these assistantships is mid February of each year.Youmust apply on-line at the financial aid section of the Marywood University website, www.marywood.edu.
Graduate students in the MSW Degree Program are eligible for financial aid awards on the basis of documented financial need. The application deadline for these financial aid awards is mid April of each year.You must apply on-line at the financial aid section of the Marywood University website, www.marywood.edu.
The graduate admission application serves as the academic merit scholarship application for prospective graduate students to the MSW Degree Program. The departmental academic progress file serves as the scholarship renewal application for current graduate students in the MSW Degree Program. There are no other documentation obligations for merit scholarship consideration for prospective and current MSW Degree Program graduate students.
Prospective MSW Degree Program graduate students should adhere closely to the graduate admission application deadline. Prospective students selected to receive a merit scholarship will be notified soon after they receive their admission acceptance packet. These scholarships may only be garnered at the time of acceptance to the program.
Prospective and current graduate students from the School of Social Work and Administrative Studies who wish to be considered for graduate assistantship should use the Master's Degree, Educational Specialist Degree, and Post-Baccalaureate Assistantship Application.
Prospective and current social work students for the Central Pennsylvania Program are not eligible for merit-based aid. Marywood University provides a discount tuition package to all students of the Central Pennsylvania Program.
The Social Justice Incentive Scholarships are available only to MSW Degree Program students in their advanced practice year in the Marywood University School of Social Work and Administrative Studies. Successful applicants for these scholarships must have an interest in social justice practice and preparation for practicum-based learning in a setting emphasizing social justice.
Social Justice Incentive Scholarships have an application deadline of mid-April of each year. You must apply on-line at the financial aid section of the Marywood University website, www.marywood.edu.
Ph.D. Human Development Doctoral Program Scholarships have an application deadline of mid-April of each year. You must apply on-line at the financial aid section of the Marywood University website, www.marywood.edu.
Ph.D. Human Development Doctoral Program Assistantships have an application deadline of mid-April of each year. You must apply on-line at the financial aid section of the Marywood University website, www.marywood.edu.
The graduate admission application serves as the scholarship application for prospective doctoral students of the Clinical Psychology Program. The departmental academic progress file serves as the scholarship application for current doctoral students in the Clinical Psychology Program. There are no other documentation obligations for scholarship consideration for prospective and current doctoral students of the Clinical Psychology Program. Prospective doctoral students of the Clinical Psychology Program should adhere closely to the graduate admission application deadline. Scholarship notification letters will be mailed in May to both prospective and current doctoral students of the Clinical Psychology Program. Psy.D. Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program Assistantships are awarded through an internal departmental process.
Pearson Scholarship was established by the estate of Marie E. Pearson in 1998 to provide assistance to graduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence, but not necessarily financial need.
Scholarship and assistantship applicants should note that when you apply to the appropriate financial aid program based on your graduate major, Marywood University considers you for both endowed and institutional funds simultaneously.
Saint Bridget Scholarship was established in 1987 to provide support to students in the graduate programs on the basis of academic merit.
William and Carmel Callahan Scholarship was established in 1999 to provide scholarship support to students with a preference to legal residents of the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands.
Harriet Chikowski '42 Scholarship was established in 1995 by Harriet Chikowski to provide scholarship assistance based on academic merit to students in the MSW Degree Program who maintain employment in an agency that involves work with families with multiple problems and pre-delinquent child(ren).
Sister M. Cuthbert Donovan, IHM Graduate Scholarship was founded by Sister M. Cuthbert Donovan, IHM, Dean Emerita, to provide tuition scholarships on the basis of academic merit and need to alumnae/alumni of Marywood University for attendance in the graduate programs.
Monsignor William L. Donovan Endowed Scholarship was established in 2006 by Monsignor Donovan to provide financial aid for undergraduate or graduate students in support of their education.
Irĕneĕ du Pont Scholarship was established in 1974 to provide scholarship assistance to students of business and computer science.
Dr. James Golden Memorial Scholarship was established in 1990 by family, friends, and former students of the late Dr. Golden to provide scholarship support to a student pursuing a graduate degree in Counseling.
Graduate IHM Scholarship Fund was founded in 1982 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who teach in a special summer project. Their desire is to assist individuals in achieving their professional goals in graduate education.
Graduate Student Council Scholarship was established in 1989 by the Graduate Student Council and other friends of the University. Income from this endowment provides scholarship assistance to students on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.
Carol E. Greenblatt Scholarship was established in 2000 to provide assistance for graduate and undergraduate students in the MSW Degree Program.
The Sister Cor Immaculatum Heffernan, IHM '54 Scholarship, established by former students and friends of Sr. Cor Immaculatum Heffernan, IHM, will assist students in the Insalaco College of Creative and Performing Arts majoring in the MFA Program for working professionals.
Paul A. Henry Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 by his daughter, Dr. Ann R. Henry '73 to provide scholarship assistance to graduate and undergraduate students on the basis of financial need.
Hughes Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 1985 by Sister M. Constance Melvin, IHM, in honor of Mary M. Hughes and her parents, Mary A. and Michael Hughes, to provide scholarship assistance, on the basis of academic merit, for study in librarianship and/or media.
Mildred Hammond Hunkele Endowed Scholarship was established by the donors in 2001 to provide financial aid for any needy and qualified student.
Catherine Boylan Hussie Scholarship established in 1990 by the donor to provide financial aid for needy male or female students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Peter Kohudic Scholarship was established in 1995 by Peter and Nancy D. Kohudic to provide financial aid for undergraduate or graduate students, either fullor part-time who are communicants of the Orthodox Christian Faith with preference given to students from St. Tikhon's Theological Seminary. The recipient must be at least of second year sophomore status.
Alice Lawrence Memorial Scholarship was established in 1991 to provide assistance to graduate and undergraduate female students over 35 years of age returning to school to complete their degree or career choices.
The Robert J. Mahady Scholarship was established in 2000 by Mrs. Betty Mahady to provide scholarship support for graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Business and Managerial Science.
Deceased Members Class of 1957 Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2006 by members and friends of the class to provide scholarship support to needy undergraduate and graduate students. Preference will be given to direct descendants of the Marywood College Class of 1957.
Class of 1995 Scholarship - Preference shall be given to a recent graduate of Marywood University entering a graduate program at Marywood University on a full-time basis with demonstrated financial need.
The Sr. Patricia Ann Matthews, IHM, Ph.D. Scholarship, established by Sr. Gail Cabral, IHM, Ph.D. and friends, shall be given to students with financial need to support their education through undergraduate and graduate study.
Sister M. Bernardina McAndrew, IHM Scholarship was established in 1974 by Sister M. Bernardina McAndrew, IHM to provide assistance to a graduate psychology student on the basis of academic merit and need.
James F. Mellody Memorial Scholarship was established in 2002 to provide assistance to graduate students in the MSW Degree Program. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
Dr. Fergus T. Monahan MSW Degree Program Scholarship was established in 1989 to provide assistance to students in a graduate School of Social Work program with priority given to those who are minorities; woman, single heads of household who are supporting their children while they attend school; and students with established financial need.
Honorable Marion L. Munley Endowed Scholarship, established by Munley, Munley, and Cartwright, PC in recognition of Mrs. Munley's outstanding career as mother and first woman elected to the Legislature from Northeastern Pennsylvania, shall be given to worthy students interested in a career in law and/or public service.
Sister M. Johnine O'Neill, IHM Endowed Scholarship established in 2007 to provide financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students, either full-time or part-time, who are currently employed and wish to further their education.
Thomas and Rosemary Halligan O’Hora, Jr. Endowed Scholarship, established through the estate of Thomas and Rosemary Halligan O’Hora, Jr., shall be given to graduate and undergraduate students without any restrictions.
John Peragallo, Jr. Scholarship, established by John Peragallo, III and family and friends, shall be given to an undergraduate or graduate music major with organ as applied performance concentration.
Eugene L. Raymond Scholarship was established in 1966 in memory of Eugene L. Raymond, a charter member of the Development Committee of Marywood University. This scholarship is awarded to worthy students who are being trained for work among children in the fields of psycho-education and psychotherapy.
Helen Scanlon Ruane Scholarship established in 2001 by the donor to provide financial aid for students in the post baccalaureate certification in school librarianship.
Helen Sebastianelli Endowed Music Scholarship was established by Ms. Sebastianelli’s brother, Mr. Joseph Sebastianelli, and family to provide financial aid to a music major residing in Lackawanna County.
Madeline Geiger Spitzer Endowed Scholarship established in 2006 to provide financial aid to a graduating senior from Marywood University who will be attending a postgraduate program in the area of education.
Mary Donohue Stahl '36 Scholarship established in 1996 to provide financial aid for any student without preference or restriction. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient continues to meet the academic standards of the University.
Thalia Ann Thomas Scholarship was established in 1997 by Ms. Thomas to provide assistance to candidates for the M.A. degree in Art Therapy, then to candidates for the M.F.A. degree.
John Timko, Jr. Scholarship was established in 1980 to provide assistance to graduate students in business.
Harry M. and Marie E. Pearson Fund was established in 1995 to provide support for graduate assistantships for students from the Department of Counseling and Psychology.
Pearson Scholarship, established through the Estate of Marie E. Pearson, shall be given to graduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence but not necessarily financial need.
Graduate merit scholarship or need-based grant award levels may be modified or nullified to the extent that Marywood University will be able to receive the full benefit of third-party tuition payment benefits declared by the scholarship applicant as denoted on any Marywood Graduate Scholarship Application.
Eligible graduate students may utilize either the Marywood University Religious Tuition Reduction or a Marywood University scholarship related to their program of study but not both simultaneously.
Students who will benefit from the Marywood University Tuition Reduction for the Diocese of Scranton during an academic year may not receive a Marywood University graduate scholarship during that same academic year.
If a graduate scholarship or need-based grant recipient should need to withdraw from courses before the completion of a semester of study, Marywood University will recover institutional funds from the student in proportion to the percentage of tuition refunded for that semester. If the student decides to return to his or her studies in the future, he or she will be required to reapply for financial aid.
For institutional resources designated by Marywood University to support merit scholarships and need-based grants for students in master's degree programs, the University will give priority to students seeking their first master's degree from Marywood University.
To apply for a Federal Direct Loan and/or Federal Graduate Direct Plus Loan, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than June for enrollment beginning with the fall semester or November for enrollment beginning with the spring semester. The FAFSA is to be completed on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Additional forms may be required. This information will be in the financial aid section of the Marywood University website, www.marywood.edu.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan. Under this program, matriculating graduate students enrolled on at least a half-time basis (minimum of six credits per semester) can borrow up to $20,500 per academic year. Interest begins accruing on the loan at the time of disbursement. The approved loan amount can never exceed the actual cost of education less any other scholarships, grants, employer reimbursement, or loans received.
Federal Graduate Direct PLUS Loan. Under this program, matriculating graduate students enrolled on at least a half-time basis (minimum of six credits per semester) can borrow the difference between the cost of education less any other scholarships, grants, employer reimbursement, or loans received. Requirements for this loan include a credit check.
A listing of alternative loan sources can be obtained on-line in the financial aid section of the Marywood University website, www.marywood.edu. Requirements for these loans include a credit check
Credit Cards: Marywood University accepts direct credit card payments for miscellaneous charges, such as parking tickets, parking stickers, and Pacer Points through WebAdvisor. Credit cards accepted are Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.
Payment Plan: Marywood University is partnering with a third party vendor, Official Payments, to accommodate students who wish to make tuition payments monthly. Complete details on this payment method will be online by mid-summer 2012 and available at the Cashier’s Office.
Employer Deferred Plan: Payment of tuition may be deferred if the student has provided a completed "Application for Employer Deferment of Tuition Payment" form, signed by the student's employer. Students are required to pay all fees and any portion of tuition not covered by their employer at the Cashier's Office by the semester due date or at registration. The student is responsible for any tuition not paid by the employer within the prescribed period. If the student or the student's employer do not make scheduled payments on time, the University reserves the right to refuse to offer this payment plan to the student for subsequent semesters.
The University grants a thirty percent reduction of tuition (exclusive of fees) is granted to persons who have made formal permanent commitments to the service of God by pronouncement of vows or by ordination in a recognized Church, and who are actively and exclusively engaged in religious work. This benefit may be applied, at the discretion of the University, to persons in formal, full-time training for the dedicated service described above, such as seminarians and novices. In all cases, this benefit will not be granted if the tuition charges are subsidized from another source of financial aid. The tuition reduction does not extend to courses administered by other institutions for which Marywood University credit is earned. The University, the sole judge for eligibility in every case, will require proof of status or qualifications. The application for this tuition reduction is available from the Cashier's Office or on the Marywood website, www.marywood.edu.
User Support Services provides computing facilities, worldwide networking access, and related services in support of Marywood University's commitment to providing high-quality, usable technology for its students, faculty, and staff. This commitment includes access to the Internet and World Wide Web, both on campus and off campus, as well as access to dozens of academic software packages in twelve major computer labs and numerous drop-in facilities. There is at least one major lab in each classroom building. Labs are constantly being upgraded to provide the latest in computing technology. Each lab is also equipped with a PC that has Assistive Technology software, and a 24-hour student lab available in Loughran Hall as well as the Studio Arts Center.
There is a Windows drop-in facility in the Learning Resources Center (LRC 3rd floor) that is equipped with Assistive Technology software and hardware. The computers are placed on tables that can be raised and lowered to accommodate various user needs. Computer access is available to students at all times when the LRC is open: 91 hours per week with extended hours during and prior to the week of final exams each semester.
Computer lab software includes, but is not limited to:
Each lab is supported for printing needs by laser printers to provide high-quality printing for class assignments and résumés. In addition to the mainstream facilities for preparing classroom assignments, such as reports, there are also scanners for both graphics and text. All labs are networked via a high-speed fiber optic link to the central Academic Information Services computer, which provides an Internet gateway as well as access to Marywood's online library catalog. Electronic mail, web-browsing, bulletin-board services and access to world-wide computer network resources are available to all regularly enrolled students. Lab printing is handled through the GoPrint system.
In addition to providing support that constitutes the technology infrastructure of Marywood University, User Support Services staff also provides help in the form of:
- Trained students who staff all major labs during the majority of time in which the labs are open. In order to answer questions and troubleshoot problems, assistance is also provided by calling the Help Desk at 6070.
- Consultation on computer purchases, provided by the Director of User Support Services.
- Presentation of workshops, generally held in the training alcove on the third floor of the LRC, to help students use computers more effectively. Workshops are scheduled and presented by our professional staff of trainers and are free to Marywood students, faculty, and staff.
- Documentation prepared by the trainers that provide simple step-by-step instructions on how to use various types of software.
Marywood’s library collection includes more than 220,000 books and bound periodicals, over 28,000 distinct journal titles and, more than 50,000 non-print items.
The library maintains a dynamic webpage which contains links to over 55 subjectspecific indexing/abstracting databases including PsycInfo, ERIC, ArtStor, the MLA International Bibliography and Social Work Abstracts, as well as multi-disciplinary full-text databases such as EBSCOHost’s Academic Search, Wilson Web, JSTOR, and LEXIS-NEXIS.
The library is fully integrated into the campus voice and data network and remote access is available for most databases. Other resources available 24/7 from the webpage include: interlibrary loan, electronic reserves and reference assistance.
Marywood University is a member PALCI, a Pennsylvania academic library consortium with over 75 member institutions. Through PALCI’s Relais service, the holdings of many academic libraries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, andWest Virginia are easily accessible for borrowing by Marywood students. Through PALCI’s RapidILL Interlibrary loan initiative, students can have electronic articles delivered directly to their e-mail boxes, usually within a few hours of placing a request online.
The library offers numerous introductory workshops to the various databases and the online catalog. Traditional reference assistance is available during regular library hours. In-depth research consultation is available upon request. The library is also equipped with wireless networking (internet access) and provides laptop loans for use within the building.
Academic Computing advises and assists faculty, students, and staff in the use of instructional technology for the creation, organization, analysis, and presentation of scholarly, scientific, and curricular resources. Specifically, Academic Computing:
- Provides consultation services to faculty, students, and staff on the utilization of technology for learning by integrating academic and instructional needs into the strategic and tactical planning process
- Advises faculty and students regarding trends in instructional technology
- Assesses course management system support and use and maximizes effectiveness within the existing resources
- Provides faculty, students, and staff with graphical media services to enhance their instructional project (with the appropriate training in the utilization of technology to fit project needs)
Academic Computing services include:
- Moodle: Our campus course management system that allows faculty to post course content for students online.We give students support with Moodle account creation and assistance as needed for posting to discussion forums, submitting assignments, etc. Moodle is used for online courses, hybrid courses (supplements to traditional courses), and for Special Projects and Campus Clubs.
- Tegrity: A lecture capture system that faculty can use in conjuction with Moodle to record class sessions or supplemental tutorials. Students can access the recordings through their Moodle course; it is keyword searchable which allows students to find the exact topic they need to review.
- iTunes University: Audio/video repository for larger audio/video files to support coursework.
- Digital Still/Video Camera loan for class projects: Academic Computing staff will train faculty and students to use the cameras and will assist with editing and creation of audio/video files. Students must provide an authorization form signed by their faculty member before checking out equipment. Our staff also consults with students who are creating digital stories for classroom assignments.
- Audacity: Free download for PC/Mac to create podcast recordings.
- CD/DVD duplication: We can make copies of non-copyrighted materials for class projects. Small fee.
- Large-format color poster printing: Various sizes available; applicable fees depending on size and paper type. Our staff will provide students with guidelines for the creation of posters in PowerPoint for graduate research forums or presentations at conferences and workshhops.
- Campus Electronic Bulletin Board (Marywood Information Channel):
Faculty, students, and staff may submit announcements for their clubs or other campus events to the Marywood Information Channel which is displayed on Channel 18 on all TVs in public viewing spaces on campus. Please adhere to the following if you wish to submit an announcement for the Marywood Information Chanel.
- Announcements may be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com
- A lead time of three working days should be given
- Messages should be no more than five (5) lines in length and must include the title of the event, the date and time, a brief descriptive message, and the name and phone number of the contact person. Photo can be included in announcements. Please send as a .jpeg file
- Announcements from student groups must be signed by an advisor
- Messages will run for a two-week period, so please plan accordingly
- Arrangements can be made to run video announcements
- Academic Computing reserves the right to edit the copy
The Fricchione Day Care Center opened in September 1991 as an integral part of Marywood University. It serves children of the University community as well as children of employees of St. Joseph's Center and Our Lady of Peace Residence. Child care services are provided for children from eight weeks through six years of age, twelve months a year, Monday through Friday 6:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. For further information please call (570) 961-4701.
The Psychological Services Center (PSC) is an outpatient mental health clinic. The PSC exists in order to support two important goals:
- to train graduate students enrolled in Psychology and Counseling programs.
- to make quality, low cost mental health services available to both the University and the local communities.
The PSC provides outpatient evaluation, intervention, and educational services for children, adolescents, and adults; daytime, evening, and weekend appointments are available.
Evaluation services include interviewing procedures as well as formal psychological and educational testing. Intervention services include individual therapy, marital therapy, family therapy, and brief consultations to individuals, families, and organizations. Educational services include the delivery of presentations and the dissemination of written materials.
Graduate students enrolled in Psychology and Counseling practicum courses have the opportunity, pending instructor approval, to provide clinical and educational services to PSC clients. Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in other Psychology and Counseling classes may also use the clinic, pending instructor approval, for role-play activities. Licensed faculty members through the use of video recordings and live observation, in both individual and group supervision formats, closely supervise all clinical activity that is conducted by graduate students.
The PSC is a state-of-the-art training facility. The physical plant consists of ten clinical rooms, each of which contains video recording equipment. Each clinical room also has an adjacent observation area that affords students and faculty the opportunity to observe clinical activity; one of these observation areas is larger and allows for the simultaneous observation, or video playback, of four clinical sessions. Also available in the clinic are (1) a wide assortment of psychological tests and behavior rating scales, (2) computerized scoring and interpretation programs for the more frequently used assessment tools, (3) a wide array of treatment manuals and clinically oriented references, (4) a collection of developmentally appropriate toys for play assessments and therapy, (5) biofeedback equipment, and (6) a variety of desktop and laptop computers.
All clinical activity that occurs within the PSC is practiced in accord with the ethical and legal requirements of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the Pennsylvania Board of Professional Psychology. To that end, strict professional standards of informed consent, privacy, and confidentiality are maintained.
The staff of the PSC consists of a half time director, a secretary, two graduate assistants, the graduate students who provide clinical and educational services, and the licensed Psychology and Counseling faculty, who supervise the graduate students. To make an appointment to receive services at the PSC, please call (570) 348-6269. Clinic hours and other related information may be found on the clinic website at www.marywood.edu/pcs.
The Office of Student Support Services offers state-of-the-art facilities and accessible technology, learning support services and resources, counseling, academic advising, and related services to foster a positive and successful academic and student life experience for students with disabilities. Individualized support, advising, advocacy, and accommodations are available to every qualified student. The staff also works with students to develop strategies to enhance their time management, study and test preparation skills, and to promote successful transitions to Marywood and beyond.
The Writing Center provides individual consultation during any stage of the writing process: prewriting, writing a first draft, revising, or editing. Inquiries and individual appointments may be made by submitting an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the context of the University's mission, Catholic identity, and core values, the Student Life Division complements the University's academic goals by engaging students through an integrated program of services and educationally purposeful learning experiences designed to enhance holistic growth and personal development.
Intercollegiate athletics and recreation are integral aspects of the total educational program. Through training, teamwork, and rigorous competition, students are provided with opportunities for development of varied skills and values.
The University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Seventeen athletic teams, nine sports for women (basketball, cross-country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, and volleyball), and eight sports for men (baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming/diving, and tennis) are sponsored. Graduate students may be eligible to participate in athletics and should contact the Director ofAthletics and Recreation for more information.
Formal and informal recreation opportunities also are provided through intramural sports, wellness classes, sports clubs, and varied fitness activities. Facilities available include an indoor pool, and a state-of-the-art Athletics and Wellness Center that provides a fitness center with a climbing wall, a gymnasium and an arena, racquetball courts, a dance and aerobics studio, saunas, a sand volleyball court, tennis courts, and intercollegiate/intramural athletics fields.
The Campus Ministry Center staff serves the mission of the University by promoting a faith community among faculty, staff, and students and by providing opportunities for liturgical worship, prayer experiences, spiritual direction, moral development, community service, and social justice activities. All activities are planned, organized, and administered by students under the mentorship of the Campus Ministry staff. Students are thus prepared to assume leadership roles in both church and society. All members of the community, regardless of denomination, are invited to participate in Campus Ministry activities. Graduate students are encouraged to offer suggestions about ways in which Campus Ministry can best serve their needs.
The Career Services Office offers services and programs to support graduate students with career decisions, and transitions. Career counseling and assistance with resume preparation, job search techniques, and employment interviews are provided. Computerized systems for assessment and access to information about vocational interests, aptitudes, values, and work world are provided. Full- and part-time work opportunities are listed through a job announcement service. Employer information vital to interview preparation and audiovisual aids to help with decision-making are offered in the Career Resources Library, and announcements about employment fairs are available regularly. The Alumni Career Network for students and graduates wishing to communicate with alumni across the country regarding employment and relocation also is provided.
The Counseling/Student Development Center (C/SDC) supports the University's mission by assisting students' personal and academic development through a variety of psychological, psychiatric, and outreach services. These services help students develop effective problem-solving and decision-making skills, to make satisfying life choices, and maximize their capacity for on-going emotional and social growth.
The Dean of Students supervises a program of varied services and activities to increase student learning and personal development through formal and out-of-class learning experiences. Planning, policy formulation, and management of the Housing and Residence Life and the Student Activities and Leadership Development Offices also is coordinated by the dean who is the primary administrative liaison to the student body. The dean of students also administers the conduct policies and procedures and related services and programs.
The mission of the Housing and Residence Life Office is to provide a safe, comfortable, secure, and nurturing living-learning environment, conducive to students' academic and personal development while intentionally fostering a sense of community, civic engagement and responsibility, and appreciation for diversity.
Accommodations range from traditional corridor-style residence halls to suites with private baths, apartments, and small living units. Each facility is staffed by a graduate student residence director and undergraduate and graduate students serve as resident assistants in all living units. Selected on the basis of leadership ability, communication and interpersonal relationship skills, the Residence Life staff is well trained to develop a vibrant living-learning community.
The Student Activities and Leadership Development Office staff coordinates activities and programs to increase students' leadership skills and to enhance their personal, social, and cultural development through involvement in activities, organizations, and programs offering varied learning opportunities.
Other responsibilities of the office include the New Student Orientation Program, coordination of the formal leadership development/education program, administration of the student activities budget system, advisement of the Student Government Association, recognition and advisement of student organizations, and supervision of co-curricular activities and related programs.
A Registered Nurse Director, a Nurse Practitioner, a part-time physician, and a consulting nutritionist are the staff of the Student Health Services Center, located in the lobby of Loughran Hall. Committed to a comprehensive wellness philosophy, medical services, health information, and counseling are available on weekdays when classes are in session. Primary care (assessment and treatment) and referrals to community physicians and to campus and community resources for health education and counseling are provided. Serious emergencies are referred immediately to nearby hospitals, and a staff member is available after office hours for telephone consultation.
All students are expected to submit a completed health history and immunization record to the Student Health Services Center. Students who request services must have a complete record on file before non-emergency treatment can be provided. Resident students who do not submit the completed health history record, including evidence of all vaccinations mandated by state and federal law, may be required to live off campus.
Health insurance is mandatory for full-time graduate students. The primary care in the Student Health Services Center is provided without charge; however, costs of laboratory tests, emergency room or, physician treatment, or hospitalization are the students’ financial responsibility. The policy’s annual cost appears as a separate item on the fall semester bill. Students who have comparable health insurance coverage and choose to waive enrollment in this policy must notify Bollinger Insurance Solutions via the “Student Services” link on the Marywood homepage. To complete the waiver process, students must demonstrate proof of their insurance by providing their current plan information (on the insurance ID card) at this link. Once insurance coverage is verified, the charge will be removed. Any student who does not complete the waiver
The following medals are awarded to eligible graduate students: