Dennis Gosnell and Chelsea Ratterman
Assistant Editor and Editor
Services available to students
As the new school year begins, knowing what resources are available may help jump start the upcoming semester. There are a multitude of resources available on campus for students to utilize. Clubs on campus help students get connected and tutoring and counseling help students through the hardest parts of the semesters. Knowing where and how to get these services and use them is the most important part.
Learning Resources Center
Monday – Thursday (7:30 am – 10 pm) Friday (7:30 am – 5 pm)
Saturday (7:30 am – 4 pm) Sunday (1 am – 8 pm)
At the LRC students can find print and non-print resources that will aide in their education. First floor books are for reference only and cannot be checked out, but copies can be made. Also on the first floor, reference librarian(s) are available to assist students in their research. Books on the second floor may be checked out. This floor also has an audio/video resource specialist to help with any audio or video needs. Both first and second floors also house computers, which students may use to search the many online database(s) to which the LRC subscribes. These computers are also available for students to access the internet.
Financial Aid Information and Office Hours
Monday & Tuesday (8 am – 8 pm)
Wednesday & Thursday (8 am – 6 pm)
Friday (8 am – 5 pm)
Located in Student Service Room 200, the Financial Aid office assist students in locating grants and loans for which they qualify. A requirement for filing for aid is to have completed the Federal Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) form, which is completed using the student’s and parent’s federal tax forms. Students can call the financial aid office for assistance in filling out this form at no cost. Identify Rose State on the form, using federal school code 009185,
Students are encouraged to fill out applications from January – March for aid. The earlier the application is received the better chance a student has of receiving the aid.
Student Success Center and Lab
Center Hours: Monday – Friday (8 am – 5 pm) or by appointment
Lab Hours: Monday – Friday (9 am – 5 pm)
Both are closed on weekends
The Student Success Center and Lab provide important resources and connections to students. The Student Success Center, located in Student Services Room 106, helps connect students with important campus resources such as tutoring and counseling as well as providing workshops for helpful hints to survive college life. The Lab, located in Student Center Room 111, provides the PLATO system that assist students in improving their COMPASS scores. The Lab also helps students succeed at using D2L, OASIS and their RSC email account. The Lab provides additional support by connecting students with peer mentors.
Tutoring Center and Fall Hours
Monday – Thursday (8 am – 8 pm) Friday (8 am – 5 pm)
Monday – Thursday (8 am – 10 pm) Friday (8 am – 5 pm)
Saturday (10 am – 4 pm) Sunday (1 pm – 8 pm)
Each student may take up to two hours per week per subject of free tutoring. Students must notify the tutoring center and their tutor ahead of time if they are going to miss a tutoring session. If a student misses two tutoring sessions they can be dropped, even if prior notification had been given. For more information, please call 733-7417.
Academic Labs and Fall Hours
Math lab @ 733-7929 http://www.rose.edu/math-lab
Science and Math room SM121
Writing lab @ 733-7384 http://www.rose.edu/writing-center
The academic labs provide students a place to go and get individual assistance. Students can checkout videos, books, or calculators. Students can also come to an academic lab to take a test and do homework. Textbooks may also be available for students to use in the various labs. The Math lab isfor individualized assistance with math classwork and concepts. The Writing lab provides students assistance on papers and writing projects. The Language Lab offers assistance with foreign language courses. The Reading Lab is where students can improve their reading ability.
Fall Hours: Monday – Tuesday (8 am – 8 pm)
Monday – Friday during the schools extended hour’s timeframe
Wednesday & Thursday (8 am – 6 pm) Friday (8 am – 5 pm)
VA trained specialists are available to help students that are looking to utilize the various GI Bill chapters entitlements from military service. They are located in SB 100S and 100T and can be contacted at 733 7326
Extended Academic Programs
For more in depth academic learning, students can participate in the Service Learning or Honors Programs. The Honors Program offers students the opportunity to develop their intellectual potential and become active members of the community. For info on this program, call 733-7394 or go to Fine Arts Room 117. The Service Learning Program is a teaching method that allows students to utilize what they’ve learned in practical use in the community. For more info on this program, call 733-7346.
These services are for those students requiring additional help or specific aids in navigating toward graduation. The Services for Students with Disabilities office is located in LRC 125 and reached by phone @ 733-7407. Students wishing to take advantage of these services need to bring in their documentation and class schedule. Be sure to start the process early, preferably before classes begin. These services are provided based on the requests of the student and by the accommodations needed for the different classes.
Looking for a job? The RSC Career Services has a directory of off- campus employment opportunities for those looking for part-time or full-time employment. Career Services also assists in resume creation, interview techniques and job search skills. The Discover program the center offers can help a student decide on a career and/or major by obtaining more info on their chosen field. The program gives guidance on careers based on an individual’s abilities, values and interests and gives them more in-depth info on specific careers. The Career Services office is located in the Professional Training Center’s Room 134A and can be contacted @ 733-7488.
Fall Hours: Monday – Friday (8 am – 5 pm)
The Special Services office SB 101, provides students, faculty, and staff with short-term counseling for those who may be having issues with study, life, depression, anger or grief. These professionals will help you learn coping skills to help you make the most of your education. For information contact 733-7373.
Online Login Information
Rose State College has a comprehensive list of all the online accounts provided to RSC students posted at www.rose.edu/student-login. The OASIS program allows students to view financial and academic records. The D2L program lets students participate in classes and access assignments posted by the professor. The student’s RSC email account and computer access across campus is activated after enrollment is completed. To login into OASIS, D2L, and campus computers, a student’s username is the first initial of their first and last name, followed by their student ID (i.e. JD0258698). The initial password is the student’s birthday in the format MMDDYYYY. To login to the student email the username is firstname.lastname@example.org with the password being the student’s birthday in the format MMDDYYYY. Passwords must be changed every six (6) months. The system administer will notify you when the password change is due.
OASIS access: www.oasis.rose.edu
D2L access: www.d2l.rose.edu
RSC student email access: www.stuwebmail.rose.edu