|Facilities and Resources|
On Campus Dining Facilities
The UWest Dining Hall is located on the second floor of the building across from Hall A. Students who live on campus are automatically enrolled for the meal plan, which provides for three meals a day, Monday through Friday. Students who reside off campus are welcome to purchase meals in the Dining Hall. The Dining Hall is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Breakfast 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
In addition to the Dining Hall, students living on-campus are welcome to use the student kitchen located below the dining facilities on the west side of the building. The kitchen provides some basic cookware, cooking utensils, and small appliances. Recently remodeled, it is also equipped with two stoves and three community refrigerators available for student use: two refrigerators are for general use, the third is reserved only for vegetarian food items containing no garlic or onions. Students using the community refrigerators are responsible for labeling and appropriately discarding their food items when necessary. Each student is responsible for the cleaning, care, and maintenance of all university property provided in the student kitchen.
The UWest library is open to university student, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the neighboring communities. It is located on the ground level of the Education Building.
Please refer to the Library website for the hours of operation.
Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to borrow library materials with a valid UWest i.d. card. Community users who wish to have borrowing privileges may apply for a community library card for a fee of $60 per academic year and must present the card at the time of check-out.
The UWest Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) International Library Network.
For more information and up-to-date policies, please visit the Library website at http://library.uwest.edu.
Bookstore and Café
The UWest Bookstore carries most required course reading materials and study guides. It also offers a variety of classroom supplies, university merchandise, postage stamps, and other student necessities. The Café serves hot and cold specialty drinks and offers packaged foods and snacks for sale. The Bookstore and Café are located in front of the Courtyard on the Southwest side of the Auditorium.
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and holidays: Closed
Days and hours of operation, are subject to change without notice. An effort will be made to post all changes as early as possible, on or around the Bookstore/Café entrance.
UWest provides students, faculty, and staff with various recreational facilities: gym, recreation center, swimming pool, basketball courts, and outdoor spaces for badminton and volleyball activities.
The gym is equipped with a variety of exercise equipment including, but not limited to: treadmills, stationary bicycles, elliptical machines, and weight machines and benches. The recreation center offers a variety of table games: table tennis, billiards, foosball soccer table, and air hockey table. Also available to students are: basketballs, volleyball equipment, badminton equipment, card games, and board games.
Students have access to the Gym and Recreation Room 24 hours a day, seven days a week.. (Hours subject to change.) Both are located in the floor below the Cafeteria. The Swimming Pool is located between the two dormitories and is generally available everyday between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Students are not allowed to use the swimming pool at any other times. Students should refer to posted signs around the pool area for rules about safety and usage. A new basketball court is located next to Parking Lot 3 and The General Services offices.
Students may borrow recreational equipment from either the Residential Life office in Hall A. Some games and other equipment are also available in the Student Life office on the first floor of the Administration Building. To check-out recreational equipment and/or games, students are required to provide a valid UWest student i.d. card. (Other forms of acceptable photo identification include: valid driver’s license or passport.) Students will be charged a replacement fee for the full cost of lost or damaged equipment.
Students living in the Residence Halls will be assigned a mailbox. The cost of this mailbox rental is $10 per semester. Students also have the option of renting secured mailboxes during the school year at the cost of $35/year (price subject to change). Information about renting secured mailboxes may be obtained at the receptionist desk in the main lobby of the Administration Building.
Meditation Center and Buddhist Shrine
The UWest Meditation Center and Buddhist Shrine is located on the 2nd Floor of the Education Building, across from IT. It is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Hours subject to change.) This facility is available to all students, staff, and faculty for meditation and any other suitable spiritual practice. Burning incense and candles is not allowed in this room as it is a fire hazard and the scent and smoke may disturb faculty, staff and students with allergies or asthma.
UWest does not function as an employment agency or make any guarantees of employment as a result of completing the degree curricula offered. UWest will, however, assist both degree candidates and graduates in every way possible and will make every effort to inform students of career opportunities, including internships and exchange programs.
In partnership with the Student Life Office, MonsterTRAK provides full-time, part-time, temporary and internship opportunities targeted by employers to University of the West students and alumni. MonsterTrak has the largest job listing and resume database for college students and alumni. The service is free to our enrolled students and alumni.
In addition to MonsterTRAK, the Student Life Office also recommends that students visit other job search databases: