May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

The Campus

Academic Programs, Services, Conference Center and Instructional Units

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Programs

The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) programs are an important means for the education of military officers and are offered as an option to all interested UNO students. Through these ROTC programs, the student may earn appointment as a commissioned officer while earning his or her degree. Hours of ROTC credit may be counted toward graduation in accordance with policies and programs of the individual academic departments of UNO.

Air Force ROTC

AFROTC is a nationwide program that allows students to pursue commissions (become officers) in the United States Air Force (USAF) while simultaneously attending college. AFROTC classes are held on college campuses throughout the United States and Puerto Rico; students can register through normal course registration processes.

AFROTC consists of four years of Aerospace Studies classes (Foundations of the USAF, Evolution of USAF and Space Power, Air Force Leadership Studies, and National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty), and a corresponding Leadership Laboratory for each year. Students apply leadership skills, demonstrate command and effective communication, develop physical fitness and practice military customs and courtesies.

College students enrolled in the AFROTC program (known as “cadets”) who successfully complete both AFROTC training and college degree requirements will graduate and simultaneously commission as Second Lieutenants in the Active Duty Air Force. If a student enrolls in the program as a sophomore, the program can be completed in 3 years.

The AFROTC program is currently offered at Tulane University, but there is a crosstown agreement that allows UNO students to enroll in AFROTC and become full-fledged cadet participants. For more information on AFROTC course descriptions, please review ROTC programs or Tulane University Air Force ROTC, for more information on the AFROTC program.

The Air Force offers excellent scholarship opportunities in a wide variety of academic majors. For additional information or to check scholarship eligibility, contact AFROTC Detachment 320, Tulane University, at (504) 865-5394, , or visit .


The Reserve Officer Training Corps produces 75 percent of all Army officers. Founded in 1916, ROTC has produced more than one-half million lieutenants for America’s Army. It remains the broadest avenue for men and women seeking to serve as officers in the Army. The Army officer is a prestigious professional who serves as a leader in the most respected institution in America.

You may enroll in Army ROTC as a college elective for up to two years with no obligation. ROTC gives you a wide range of experiences while you work toward a degree. You’ll combine your time in the classroom with hands-on experience. If you choose not to make the Army your career, you will have acquired job skills that are sure to give you a definite advantage over your peers when the time comes to seek civilian employment. Whether you’re planning a career in the Army or the corporate world, Army ROTC is a smart elective course to take. As part of Army ROTC, you’ll be in the company of a diverse group of individuals with broad interests who excelled in their chosen areas of interest. They may have been presidents of their student governments, captains of their varsity sports teams, club presidents, or members of the National Honor Society.

Your studies will include: Leadership Development, Military Skills, and Adventure Training. Army ROTC courses teach you how to succeed in a competitive world both in college and beyond. Monetary benefits of Army ROTC include for scholarship winners are: 100% paid tuition and fees, $1200 annually for books, and a tax free monthly stipend of $425. Cadets may also elect to study a foreign language. A Cadet with a single three-credit hour course per semester of a Level-III difficulty language would earn $1,200.00 per year.

Many prominent Americans got their start through Army ROTC. The program has produced two U.S. Secretaries of State, innumerable business and civic leaders and a female astronaut. Among the more famous graduates of the program are Colin Powell, Sam Walton, Earl Graves, Lenny Wilkins and James Earl Jones. Contact Army ROTC at Tulane University, Army ROTC, 200 Broadway, Suite 132, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504- 865-5594.


The University of New Orleans offers the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) through a cross-enrollment agreement with the NROTC Unit at Tulane University. The NROTC program offers students the opportunity to earn a commission in the Navy or Marine Corps through four-year, three-year, and two-year scholarships, and through the College Program.

NROTC scholarship students are selected annually on a nationwide competitive basis. They receive four-year scholarships that cover full tuition, university fees, uniforms, textbooks, and a monthly subsistence stipend. Scholarship students participate in paid summer training periods and receive commissions in the Navy or Marine Corps as Ensigns or Second Lieutenants upon graduation. New Ensigns have a minimum obligation of five years on active duty after commissioning, whereas new Second Lieutenants must serve four years.

For those individuals who were not selected for a scholarship during their senior year of high school, the NROTC College Program offers another path to pursuing a commission. Students are encouraged to apply for College Program prior to entering college, or at any time during their freshman or sophomore years; students should apply directly with the Tulane NROTC unit, and qualified applicants will be selected by the Professor of Naval Science prior to each fall and spring semester. College Program students compete for three-year and two-year NROTC scholarships, and they will undergo at least one paid summer training period. College Program students are furnished uniforms, Naval Science textbooks, and a subsistence stipend of $350-$400 per month during their junior and senior years. These students also receive commissions in the Navy or Marine Corps upon graduation.

Requests for additional information should be directed to the Tulane NROTC unit at (504) 247-1607 or .

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education integrates students’ academic study at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level with paid, career related work experiences. Cooperative Education bridges the gap between the classroom experience and the business world at large. The term “cooperative education” (co-op) reflects the relationship between the educational institution and the employer, both of which provide students with a complete and meaningful education. It should not be confused with other work experiences such as internships, externships, or practicums. Co-op is unique because it is a structured program, has specific work schedules, and must include paid work experience related to the student’s major field of study.

A student is matched based on career goals and employer needs. Employers are encouraged to interview potential candidates and make decisions based on students’ goals and the type of work experience provided. Co-op placement is not guaranteed; therefore, students are encouraged to interview with many different employers before accepting an offer.

Students will work one of two co-op schedules: parallel or alternating. On the parallel schedule a student works between 15 and 30 hours per week, and attends school full time. On the alternating schedule a student alternates semesters (including summers) of full-time study with semesters of full-time work. Work eligibility is based on employer evaluation and co-op coordinator decisions. The College overseeing the experience reserves the right to remove a student from the program at any time.

Once students are selected to work with a participating co-op employer, they are required to register for the appropriate co-op class. This class may or may not carry university credit, as the college will make this determination. The addition of this class to a student’s transcript is an immediate indicator to potential employers that the applicant has performed relevant work in his or her chosen field of study. For more information, contact Career Services at 504-280-6225, or visit

The University of New Orleans Center for the Book

The mission of The University of New Orleans Press is to amplify the intellectual culture and influence of the University, supporting the goals of UNO as both a research institution and an urban university by publishing and disseminating scholarship and works of literature. The University of New Orleans Press is supported by the University of New Orleans Foundation. For more information, contact or visit

National Student Exchange

The University is a member of National Student Exchange (NSE) which provides opportunities for students to study for up to one calendar year at another NSE member college or university with non-resident fees waived. With nearly 170 universities from which to choose, students should be able to find a campus with just the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet personal and academic needs and interests. NSE extends beyond the borders of the United States to include U.S. territories as well as Canadian provinces. Students must be at least sophomore level (30 credit hours) with a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of the exchange. Students meet with their UNO advisors prior to the exchange to assure that all credit completed while on exchange will transfer toward their UNO degree program. Information and applications for the exchange are available in Room 124 of the Bicentennial Education Center. Additional information concerning the NSE Program and all partner universities may be obtained at

The Office of International Students and Scholars

The University of New Orleans currently hosts around 500 international students, faculty, and staff from about 75 countries. The Office of International Students and Scholars provides comprehensive immigration advising, programming, and support services to all international students, staff and faculty. OISS also assists academic departments with hosting international visitors and hiring temporary or permanent international employees. Programs include new international student orientation, educational workshops, and co-sponsorship of International Night. Additional information may be obtained by visiting OISS | The University of New Orleans ( or contacting or 504-280-6021.

Division of International Education

The mission of the Division of International Education is to assist the University in its continuing efforts to enlarge its global presence, and to contribute to global understanding by developing and supporting opportunities worldwide for students, faculty, staff, and the general public. The Division is located in the International Center at UNO and promotes summer study abroad, manages international student exchange, and provides language instruction to ease the entry of international students into the University. The Division is the home to the Office of International Study Programs, International Student Exchange Programs, and the Intensive English Language Program. Additional information can be obtained by contacting or 504-280-7116.

The Office of International Study Programs

This office currently offers six summer Programs of Study in five different countries. The International Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria is UNO’s flagship program. In operation since 1976, this program annually enrolls over 250 students from colleges and universities throughout the United States along with 50 guest students from the University of Innsbruck. Offering almost 50 courses, all taught in English in a multitude of disciplines, this program is one of the largest American summer schools abroad and enjoys a reputation as one of the finest in Europe. In addition to Innsbruck, opportunities are offered in France, Italy, Japan and Ireland. In addition to UNO students, summer programs regularly enroll guest students and adults. Each program has a distinct personality. Program durations range from four to six weeks and accommodations range from dormitories or hotels to a castle in northern Italy. For example, the program in Ireland offers courses with a heavy emphasis on the creative arts, while the program in Japan pairs students with local peers who are eager to share their culture and lifestyle.

The office also administers the Academic Year Abroad Program (AYA) at the University of Innsbruck, offered each fall and spring. Students benefit from intensive study in the German language and courses in Central European history, economics, and politics in a spectacular Alpine setting. AYA students are served by a resident academic director and take part in numerous activities and field trips throughout their course of study. Additional information may be obtained at or by contacting or 504-280-7116.

International Student Exchange Programs

The International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) administers bilateral student exchange agreements with universities in Australia, Austria, Brazil, the Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain and Turkey. Each year, a number of UNO students take part in exchanges on a semester or yearly basis. Additional information may be obtained at or by contacting or 504-280-6388.

The Intensive English Language Program

Founded in 1995, the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is a full-time, non-credit, pre-academic program which fosters cross-cultural exchange by providing English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to both international and U.S. resident, non-English speaking students in preparation for study at UNO and other U.S. universities and colleges in the United States. IELP offers five 8-week sessions year-round with 20 hours of classroom instruction each week. Admission into the IELP does not guarantee admission to UNO; however, the IELP is designed to provide a transition into the regular university curriculum upon successful exit from this program of intensive study. The IELP issues an I-20 visa document to eligible nationals who are admitted. Tuition and fees include classroom instruction, orientation, special events and field trips, and access to most campus facilities. Additional information may be obtained by visiting or by contacting or 504-280-5530.

Academic Common Market

The University of New Orleans is a participant in the Academic Common Market. A current list of applicable programs listed in the Academic Common Market Inventory can be found at Additional information may be obtained by visiting

University Library

The Earl K. Long Library, situated in the heart of the campus, provides a wide array of resources and services to support the learning and research needs of the campus community. The four story building contains research collections, group and individual study spaces, electronic classrooms, and computer facilities. Over 100 computers are available in the 1st Floor Learning Commons, along with research and technical assistance. Additional computer workstations are available on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The Library’s 3rd floor Innovation Lab provides students the opportunity to create digital media projects using high-end computers, motion capture technology and 3D printing. Students may borrow a laptop from the Circulation Desk or bring their own to access the Library’s wireless network. The newly renovated 4th floor contains the Louisiana and Special Collections Reading Room, an exhibits gallery, a digital animation studio, an information literacy classroom, technology-rich scholarly study spaces, and the Center for Teaching Innovation. The Library provides a variety of learning environments, including collaborative, quiet, and silent study spaces for the UNO community and an electronic classroom designed to encourage active learning. The first floor also houses a coffee shop and the Privateer Enrollment Center (PEC), which addresses enrollment and student service needs in one place. The Women’s Center and the Honors Program are also housed in the Library.

The Library’s extensive collections and research tools provide in-depth support for faculty and student research in the Library or from any computer 24/7. The Library is a member of LOUIS, the Louisiana Library Network consortium, a 46-member consortium which hosts its integrated library system and provides access to the holdings of 34 academic libraries around the state. The Library maintains thousands of current print and electronic subscriptions, more than 200,000 electronic books, and a rich array of research databases in all disciplines, with state-of-the-art discovery tools that provide intuitive access to resources both in and outside the library. The Library also a member of the Louisiana Digital Consortium and contributes digital collections of library owned materials to the Louisiana Digital Library. The Library also and showcases faculty and student research in its institutional repository

The Library is a selective U.S. Federal Documents and a complete Louisiana State Depository. It receives approximately 86% of federal government publications, most of which can be checked out by UNO students and faculty. The Louisiana and Special Collections Department contains specialized materials related to Louisiana and New Orleans, as well as original archive and manuscript collections, rare books, the UNO Authors Collection, and original copies of all University’s theses and dissertation on Louisiana topics. The Multimedia Collection provides material in non-print formats such as microfilm and microfiche, VHS, DVDS, videos, DVDs, compact disks, audiocassettes, and even vinyl recordings. The UNO Student Government funds a leisure reading collection which is available for student check-out.

When the Library does not own materials needed by students and faculty, they can be obtained from libraries around the state or around the world through the Interlibrary Loan Service. The collection is also enhanced through reciprocal borrowing, whereby graduate students and faculty can apply for a LALINC card to borrow materials directly from other academic libraries in Louisiana.

Reference and research assistance is available in person, by phone, and through the Library’s website via email, chat, and other social media applications. Subject-specific research help is available through the Library’s LibGuides interface at Students are encouraged to make appointments with librarians for in-depth personal research consultations. Faculty can request library instruction sessions tailored to their course content to improve students’ information literacy competencies and disciplinary research skills. Librarians are also available to consult with students and faculty about copyright, open access, and other scholarly communication issues.

The Library’s website, at, provides further information and links to library resources and services and is accessible 24 hours per day. The Library may be reached by telephone at 504-280-6355.

Training Resources and Assistive-Technology Center

The University of New Orleans Training, Resource and Assistive-technology Center (TRAC) provides quality services to persons with disabilities, rehabilitation professionals, educators and employers. UNO TRAC has built a solid reputation for its innovative training programs and community outreach efforts. The Center is recognized as a valuable resource statewide, nationally and internationally on disability issues. The TRAC building is a training, evaluation, conference, administrative and short-term residential facility. Please call 504-280-5700 for more information or information or visit:

Office of Research

The University of New Orleans Office of Research fosters faculty, staff, and student innovation across disciplines, helping investigators find funding, apply for opportunities, manage awards, and learn best practices at every stage. We safeguard the integrity of the research conducted in our community, protect the intellectual property of our investigators, and promote UNO’s creative, scholarly, and research achievements.

The mission of the UNO Office of Research is to 1) support and grow the research, scholarly, and creative enterprises of the University community, 2) foster innovation-the process of creating new ideas and bringing them to fruition-and 3) promote sustainable economic growth and advancements in quality of life through research, scholarly, and creative output.

We are responsible for: cultivating a creative and entrepreneurial spirit that values high achievement in the UNO community; positioning researchers advantageously through informed advocacy, efficient administration, and adaptive service; equipping faculty, staff, and students to identify, obtain, and utilize grants; investing in promising research, scholarship, and innovation; increasing public awareness of the University and the value of its body of work; fostering local, regional, national, and global relationships with current, former, and potential sponsors; furthering collaborative, interdisciplinary research across departments and schools; developing systems and implementing policies that encourage and ensure integrity; managing and administering grants, contracts, and sponsored programs; and communicating transparently about our services, policies, and procedures.

In order to serve as a resource for UNO faculty, staff, and students, the Office of Research:

  • Identifies funding opportunities
  • Assists in preparing proposals for submission
  • Safeguards the integrity of conducted research
  • Provides internal funding opportunities
  • Promotes and recognizes achievements
  • Discovers and protects intellectual property
  • Offers guidance, assistance, and oversight once funds have been awarded
  • Trains prospective researchers on the grant writing, submission, and management processes

Please call (504) 280-6836 or email for more information.

Student Success

The University of New Orleans offers a number of programs that promote and support student success from the first year through graduation.

First Year Advising (FYA)

Advising is an integral part of a successful college education. All students (first-time freshmen and transfer students) with fewer than 30 credit hours towards their degree are assigned to a First Year Advisors in their academic major. First Year Advisors assist you in identifying and attaining your academic goals, by helping you find the resources you need to develop and self-manage your educational plans. The collaborative relationship between you and your advisor is a key element in a successful transition to the University of New Orleans. Students transition to departmental/college advisors once they have earned 30 credit-hours towards their degree. To find your First Year Advisor, please visit: Academic Advising | The University of New Orleans (

Departmental Advising (FYA)

Students move to departmental advisors once they have earned 30 credit hours towards their degree. Centrally located in each college, the departmental advisors work with students to ensure that they are making timely progress towards their degree. Each student is assigned a departmental advisor, and you are encouraged to work with faculty mentors around the selection of appropriate courses within the major. The collaborative relationship between you and your advisor is a key element to successfully completing the curriculum in your major and graduating on time. To find a department advisor, please visit: Academic Advising | The University of New Orleans (

First Year Experience (FYE)

The first year of college is exciting, stressful, and fun; however, the first year is often the most challenging. Our First Year Experience (FYE) professionals promote the success of first year students through a broad network of support services addressing their academic, personal, and social needs. In addition, they provide outreach and necessary interventions to students who are experiencing academic and social difficulties. To explore our services and programs, please visit: visit or contact .

Learning Resource Center (LRC)

The Learning Resource Center provides academic support to students through tutoring, academic coaching, workshops, and other services. The LRC is committed to the belief that students’ success and academic experience are enhanced when they are empowered to cultivate the skills, strategies, and behaviors of confident, independent lifelong learners. Our mission is to provide UNO’s diverse student population with the tools needed for academic success. Whatever your academic goals are, the LRC is here to help. To explore our services and programs, please visit:

New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation is an informative campus program for all new freshmen, transfer, and adult students. The program, sponsored by the Office of Enrollment Services, is designed to help ease new students’ adjustment to the University of New Orleans. The program addresses new student concerns and questions and provides a comfortable and satisfying transition to university life. The program allows new students to register for classes. The freshman program now includes an overnight component, allowing incoming students the opportunity to experience on campus living. For more information, please visit ,or contact or 504-280-5458.

Privateer Enrollment Center (PEC)

The Privateer Enrollment Center was opened in July 2013 and is located in the heart of the campus in the Earl K. Long Library. The Center offers knowledgeable staff who welcome and assist students in all areas of enrollment services including Admissions (Graduate and Undergraduate), Financial Aid, New Student Orientation, First Year Experience, First Year Advising, Registrar’s Office and Veterans Affairs. The PEC is designed to expedite the enrollment process as well as facilitate a successful first year for all students. For example, students will receive their first introduction to UNO in the state of the art Privateer Pride Room for a campus tour, submit documents for admission, receive federal financial aid counseling or student success coaching, meet enthusiastic and welcoming orientation leaders, learn what courses to select or about ways to get involved on campus, inquire about veterans benefits, or obtain their photo identification. The PEC is the place to visit for students to be connected to resources related to their academic, personal, and professional goals. It is also the location of Centralized Enrollment Services each semester. Additional services during those times will include representatives from the Office of the Bursar, UNO Federal Credit Union, Campus Dining, Student Health Services, University Police for parking passes, and the University Computing Center’s Help Desk.

After first contact with students, they are connected to services by Alpha Teams. For example, if a student’s last name begins with B, then this student has a specific member of the UNO staff from each department devoted to them from the A-D team. Each team consists of an admissions counselor, a financial aid counselor, a financial aid validator, a reception services assistant, an academic advisor and a student success counselor for first year students. For more information, please visit Privateer Enrollment Center | The University of New Orleans (, or contact or call 504-280-6595.

Project Access: Educational Talent Search Program (ACCESS)

ACCESS is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education. ACCESS provides specific services and activities to participants from the target areas of Jefferson and Orleans Parishes. The program’s mission is to serve young people with disabilities, ages 11 to 27. This early intervention program helps individuals from low income and potential first generation student’s families to better understand their educational opportunities and options. ACCESS identifies qualified youth with potential for education at the postsecondary level; encourages them to complete secondary school; assists eligible participants to enter a program of postsecondary education; and encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary and postsecondary level to re-enter these programs. In addition to counseling, participants receive information about disability accommodations, college admissions requirements, scholarships, and various student financial aid programs. For more information, please contact the UNO Associate Director for Project ACCESS at or 504-280-7425.

Upward Bound: Project PASS (PASS)

PASS is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education. PASS provides specific services and activities to participants (including students with disabilities) from Eleanor McMain High School, McDonough # 35 High School, Cohen College Prep and the target area of Orleans Parish. The program’s mission is to help students, in grades 9 through 12, who are on a diploma track to complete high school, to enter a postsecondary education program potential first generation student’s families to better understand their educational opportunities and options. Participants receive instruction through a variety of modalities including collaborative learning and computer assisted instruction (with state of the art laptops and iPADs). Instruction is provided in language arts, literature, composition, mathematics, and sciences. Guidance and counseling on the University of New Orleans campus on Saturdays and during the summer component. Instruction is offered on alternate Saturdays with weekly tutoring in all subjects at McMain and McDonough #35. During the summer, the same subjects are taught with the addition of foreign language through a thematic approach. Summer program students participate in weekly field trips where they visit college campuses and/or participate in community service activities which earn them volunteer hours which can be used to complete high school requirements. Students who are in the program and have graduated from high school are included in the summer component as well. In addition to motivation, vocation, social, and personal counseling services, participants receive information about college admissions requirements, scholarships and various student financial aid programs and disability accommodations if needed. For more information, please contact the UNO Associate Director for Projects Jefferson and PASS at or 504-280-1262.

Upward Bound: Project Jefferson Parish

Jefferson is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education. Jefferson provides specific services and activities to participants (including students with disabilities) from East Jefferson High School, Riverdale High School, and the target area of Jefferson Parish. The program’s mission is to help students, in grades 9 through 12, who are on a diploma track to complete high school, to enter a postsecondary education program and to graduate from college. This college preparatory program helps individuals from low income and potential first generation student’s families to better understand their educational opportunities and options. Participants receive instruction through a variety of modalities including collaborative learning, and computer assisted instruction (with state of the art laptops and iPADs). Instruction is provided in language arts, literature, composition, mathematics, and sciences. Guidance and counseling is also provided on the University of New Orleans campus on Saturdays and during the summer component. Instruction is offered on alternate Saturdays with weekly tutoring in all subjects at East Jefferson and Riverdale High School. During the summer, the same subjects are taught with the addition of foreign language through a thematic approach. Summer program students participate in weekly field trips where they visit college campuses, and/or participate in community service activities which earn them volunteer hours which can be used to complete high school requirements. Students who are in the program and have graduated from high school are included in the summer component as well. In addition to motivation, vocation, social, and personal counseling services, participants receive information about college admissions requirements, scholarships, and various student financial aid programs and disability accommodations if needed. For more information, please contact the UNO Associate Director for Projects Jefferson and PASS at or 504-280-1262.

Student Support Services (SSS)

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded grant program designed to provide personal, academic and career guidance to a limited number of eligible undergraduate students enrolled at the University of New Orleans.

SSS provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and motivates students toward the successful completion of their first undergraduate degrees. The overall goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants. An eligible participant must be first generation, meet federal income guidelines and/or have a documented disability.

SSS services include: academic tutoring; advice and assistance in course selection; assistance with information on student financial aid programs, scholarships, assistance in completing financial aid applications and activities designed to improve financial literacy; assist students in applying for admission to graduate and professional programs; and exposure to cultural events and academic programs not usually available to our targeted population.

Student Support Services also provides supplemental grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants and meet other program requirements. For more information contact: Student Support Services, Bicentennial Education Center, Room 147, (504) 280-5457, or at, or Student Support Services | The University of New Orleans (

UNO Classic Upward Bound Program

The Classic Upward Bound Program is a federally funded TRiO Program under the auspices of the U. S. Department of Education. The program serves high school students from low-income families and/or families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. During the academic and summer components the Upward Bound students participate in a program of study that includes academic classes, tutoring, financial aid resources, financial literacy, counseling, college tours, and cultural enrichment activities.

Students who complete at least one year in the program before graduation from high school also benefit from participation in the Upward Bound Summer Bridge Program, which permits eligible students to enroll in the University of New Orleans immediately following graduation from high school. The University of New Orleans enrollment fees for the students enrolled in the Upward Bound Summer Bridge Program will permit the high school graduates to take up to two University of New Orleans college courses funded by the Classic Upward Bound Program. For more information, please contact the UNO Classic Upward Bound Director, at or (504) 280-7050.

University Success (UNIV)

UNIV 1001  is a one credit, letter-graded course required for all first time full time freshman. Students meet in groups led by an experienced staff member and a peer mentor (an experienced student) for an in-depth review of skills and issues relevant to academic and personal success at the University. Topics include time management, effective note-taking and test preparation, campus diversity, and university resources. Enrollment is restricted to students with less than 30 hours of credit only. Enrollment is optional for transfer students within their 30 hours of credit at UNO. For more information about, please visit

Academic Success (UNIV1003)

UNIV 1003  is a one credit, letter-graded course for students to learn the strategies needed to be successful in college. Through an interactive seminar incorporating activities, application and reflections, students will approach topics related to academic success and the challenges that might impede the path to graduation. Skills covered include memory, self-management, study behaviors, test taking strategies and critical thinking. Seniors are ineligible to enroll in this course. For more information, visit

Academic Early Alerts

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to student success. The Academic Early Alert program connects students of all levels with a professional staff member concerned about the student’s academic progress in a particular course. When responding to alerts around a student’s difficulty with assignments, attendance, or class participation, our team reaches out to the student, and provides appropriate resources, guidance, and referrals. Providing assistance early in the semester is very important to students’ success in their collegiate career.

UNO Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free help to students who want to improve their writing. Students who come to the Writing Center work with writing coaches in one-on-one sessions on any kind of writing problem, such as brainstorming, researching, organizing, and developing ideas for their papers. In addition, students may submit drafts of their papers for feedback. While the Writing Center does not proofread or edit papers for students, the writing coaches show writers how to become better editors of their papers with regard to grammar and stylistic problems. The Writing Center welcomes papers written in all disciplines. Its webpage provides handouts for grammar and writing problems, as well as other resources. For more information, please visit the Center’s website at Writing Center | The University of New Orleans ( or call (504) 280-7054

Office of Information Technology

UNO’s Information Technology (IT) department is a comprehensive service organization that operates a complex array of multi-vendor computing servers connected to thousands of workstations over a high speed local and metropolitan area network providing key enterprise services to UNO students, faculty, and staff. IT provides support for Academic Computing, Administrative Computing, Servers and Networks, User Training and Support, and Telephony through the following divisions:

Administrative Computing Services (ACS)

Provides high quality support for core, shared administrative IT applications systems including support for Accounting Services, Admissions, Financial Aid, Human Resources, Payroll, Purchasing, Records, Registration, and other essential University administrative functions.

Enterprise Servers (ES) and Enterprise Networks (EN)

Provides high quality support for core shared servers, networks, and communication systems including the University’s critical academic and administrative IT systems: Exchange, File Server, Moodle, PeopleSoft Financials and PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, SharePoint, Wired/Wireless Network, Telephony, and Web.

User Training and Support (UTS)

Provides the University community with high quality computing services, training, and support for user systems including academic computing and administrative end-user applications and services.

Information Media and Technology (IMT)

Supports UNO’s needs for presentation media equipment by maintaining, scheduling, and circulating equipment throughout campus. IMT services and equipment include speaker systems, microphones, video monitors and projectors as well as on-campus traditional A/V support for student organizations, faculty and staff. Some portable multimedia equipment is also available for delivery to classrooms as well as offices.

The following is a brief description of the University’s major computing services and systems managed by IT through the aforementioned divisions.

Accounts. Every faculty and staff member receives accounts for the following computing systems: Email, Local Area Network (LAN), Moodle (UNO’s Learning Management System), SharePoint, and WebSTAR. All accounts share the same user id and password.

Campus Network. UNOnet provides wired, wireless, and remote network access to the main campus as well East campuses. The network consists of a 10 Gigabit Ethernet core interconnecting all buildings on the main campus via a fiber-optic gigabit backbone. Approximately 5000 individual network connections are serviced on the main campus at data rates of 100 or 1000 Mb/sec. Wireless connectivity is available throughout all major areas on campus.

Faculty Staff Resource Center - FSRC. The IT department maintains a resource center dedicated to meeting the technology needs of the UNO Faculty and Staff. The FSRC contains 15 PC computers with cd/dvd burners, a projector and printer services.

Helpdesk and Desktop Support. UNO IT department operates Help Desk and Desktop Support units that provide hardware and software services for the UNO community. These units provide the University with a helpful, single point of service for peripherals, desktop software and hardware, and support for UNO’s main computing systems. Services can be requested by telephone at (504) 280-HELP (280-4357), via e-mail at, or in person in Room 1O1R of the Computer Center building.

Keys and IDs. ID cards and keys are issued in the Computer Center building during normal business hours. IDs can be used for card access to selected buildings, dormitory rooms, Library borrowing privileges, and food services.

Mathematical Computing. To assist researchers and students, UNO licenses MATLAB and Mathematica. MATLAB integrates mathematical computing, visualization, and a powerful language to provide a flexible environment for technical computing. Mathematica is the tool of choice for scientific research, in engineering analysis and modeling, from simple calculator operations to large-scale programming and interactive document preparation. MATLAB and Mathematica are installed in the FSRC in addition to all Student Open Labs managed by the IT department.

Messaging and Email. Exchange is an email client/server system that offers advanced calendaring and email features, and collaboration tools. Email can be accessed locally through a client-mail program or anywhere through the Web.

PeopleSoft. UNO’s Web-based Enterprise Resource Planning system provides access to financial, and student administration information. PeopleSoft financial accounts are issued to authorized faculty and staff.

Research Computing. The University is a member of the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) and an Affiliate Member of UCAID (Internet 2). LONI is a state-of-the-art, fiber optics network that runs throughout Louisiana, and connects Louisiana and Mississippi research universities to one another as well as to the National LambdaRail and Internet2. Through LONI, researchers have access to one of the most powerful supercomputing resources available to any academic community with over 85 teraflops of computational capacity from systems based at Louisiana universities. In addition, LONI provides access to the TeraGrid community, the world’s largest, most comprehensive distributed cyber infrastructure for open scientific research. Through our association with LONI, UNOnet currently has access to the following Internet services: Commodity Internet (I1) at 90 Mb/sec, Internet2 (I2) at 1 Gigabit/sec, and National Lambda Rail at 10 Gigabit/sec (for Supercomputer clustering and Grid based computing support).

Student Computing Labs. The Technology Fee provides UNO students with two types of computing facilities: Open Tech Fee Labs and Departmental Labs. Open labs are general use facilities available to any enrolled UNO student on a walk-in first-come, first-served basis. Student Lab Assistants are on duty to help users with system related problems. Departmental labs are facilities dedicated for specific departments or courses, and may be restricted in terms of use.

Statistical Computing. As a Carnegie Research University, UNO is committed to the process of discovery. To assist faculty, researchers and graduate students with quantitative analysis, UNO supports SAS and SPSS for statistical computing. The university has a site license for these packages, and SAS and SPSS are installed in the FSRC in addition to all Student Open Labs managed by the IT department.

WebSTAR Portal. Provides faculty and staff with Web access to UNO systems for payroll and benefits information, and for accessing class rosters and recording of student grades. Students can use this system to register for classes, access grades, class schedules, financial aid, fee payment, and other services.

UNO Women’s Center

The UNO Women’s Center was created in 1985 to serve the diverse needs of women in the university and to affirm the lives of women at the University and in the communities of New Orleans. The Women’s Center offers scholarships and book awards, and provides research assistance, space and support for student activities, and a range of programming throughout the year. Events include: twice per semester Coffee Talk Lecture Series, educational speakers, discussion and support groups, and periodic workshops on preventing violence against women and other topics of concern. In addition, the Center acts as a referral hub for counseling and community services; is a liaison between campus groups and departments addressing women’s issues at UNO; and works with women’s advocacy groups in the region. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome. The Women’s Center is open Monday through Friday; hours vary. Check the website for hours of operation.

Women’s Center, Earl K. Long Library, Room 201, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148, Tel# 504.280.7285; email or visit