CAMPUS WRITING CENTER
The Writing Center provides assistance with all forms of writing for coursework and professional development. Writing consultants are available for face-to-face consultations in our center located on the Rocky Mount campus (PEL 146) or online through our scheduling system, ncwc.mywconline.com. Many students find the collaboration and reflection of a consultation to be an important part of the writing process. Writing workshops are offered each semester on topics such as writing a resume and citing sources. Students can find video tutorials and handouts answering common questions on our website, ncwu.edu/library/help/writing-center/. Students may contact the Writing Center Director at email@example.com or by phone at (252) 985-5135.
The Cashier’s Office provides check cashing services, as well as student banking services for the students’ convenience. Students may cash personal checks up to $100 per week. Checks with second endorsement will not be accepted. There is a $35 charge to the student for checks returned due to insufficient funds. A second returned check would result in another $35 charge and the loss of check cashing privileges. For those students who work on campus, student paychecks are issued on the 10th of each month. The Staff Accountant disburses these checks and can cash the check if it is less than $100.00 once. The student will have to endorse the back of the check. This is an informal means by which students can deposit funds into an account maintained in the Cashier’s Office. Students are informed of their account balance as transactions occur. Students do not receive checks which can be used off campus; the service operates more like an ATM. Most students find this an effective way to handle their money without the complication and expense of maintaining a traditional checking account. It is also a way for students to avoid keeping large amounts of cash in their rooms. Interest is not paid on deposited funds. This service is only available during business hours. The Cashier’s office is located in the Pearsall Classroom Building, Room 188.
Student Banking- Rules and Regulations
• No credit card transactions from students to obtain cash
• One transaction per day
• $100.00 per week limit
• $5.00 minimum withdrawal
The University Store provides required and recommended educational tools for your success at Wesleyan. These items include textbooks, study guides, resource materials, and general supplies. A variety of gift items, emblematic items, and clothing are also available. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are also accepted.
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Modified hours exists for special events, holidays and summer operations.
NETWORK AND COMPUTING POLICY
North Carolina Wesleyan University, hereinafter referred to as NCWU, maintains a private network with connectivity to the Internet, a public/global network. NCWU exercises limited control over the content of the Internet and subsequent transmissions into the private network. Those with valid NCWU network service accounts, hereinafter referred to as USERS, are expected to abide by all current and future policies/guidelines deemed necessary and prudent. These guidelines will be made publicly accessible, either through printed or electronic media. This policy is intended to do the following:
1. Preserve the utility and flexibility of the system
2. Protect the privacy and work of students, faculty, and staff
3. Preserve the right of NCWU to access global networks in order to facilitate the goals of the NCWU educational system
Users requiring network connectivity will request such from authorized Network Services personnel. Personal computer systems will be reviewed and audited before such network connectivity is granted. Only systems with compliant hardware and software will be granted connectivity. Hardware and Software in development stages may not be used without written notification to Information Systems department. Upon request of the IS Dept. personnel, hardware and software believed to be causing problems must be removed. Contact the IS Dept personnel for further clarification.
General Usage Policy
1. Faculty, staff, students and others with NCWU authorized accounts may use the available computing facilities, including transmissions of data for scholarly purposes, official NCWU business, and for personal purposes so long as such use:
- Does not violate any law or University policy.
- Does not involve significant use of University resources, direct costs, or substantial interference with the performance of University duties /work.
- Does not result in commercial gain or private profit.
- Does not bring discredit to the NCWU establishment.
2. All users are expected to preserve the integrity of the NCWU network by prohibiting any person from sharing personal passwords or sharing personal accounts. It is the users’ responsibility to report any unauthorized use and protect their accounts from such use by changing their passwords periodically and using passwords which have the following requirements:
- Passwords must be at least 8 characters long and must contain a combination (3 out of 4) of at least: 1 uppercase letter, 1 lowercase letter, 1 number, 1 special character.
- You cannot reuse any of your last five (5) passwords.
3. Owners of an account are responsible for actions that occur from that account.
4. Any attempt to circumvent system security, guess other passwords, or in any manner gain unauthorized access to NCWU or Internet resources is prohibited.
5. Transferring copyrighted materials to or from any system or via the NCWU network without express consent of the owner may be a violation of Federal Law and is a felony under State Law. Such violations will be subject to case-by-case review and may result in censure, removal of network access, or reported to pertinent authorities.
6. Use of electronic mail and other network communications facilities to harass, offend, or annoy other users of the network is prohibited.
7. The use of NCWU network facilities for playing graphics-based interactive games is NOT permitted; unless written permission has been granted. Users must stop such activity on request from authorized staff.
Information Access and User Privacy
Electronic mail and other information passing over the University network, including information stored in user accounts and computers are considered to be private and confidential. Although this type of information must be accessed by system personnel for the purpose of backups, network management, etc., the content of user files and network transmissions will not be viewed, monitored, or altered without the express permission of the user except in the following circumstances:
- The University has reason to believe that an account or system has been breached and is being used by someone other than the authorized user.
- The University has received a complaint that an account or system is being used to gain unauthorized access or to attempt to gain unauthorized access to another network site
- The University has reason to believe that an account or system is being used in violation of University Policy, Federal or State Law.
Under these circumstances, a Vice President of the University may authorize system support personnel to monitor the activities of a specified account or computer system and to search electronic information stored in that account. The authority for this search must be requested on an account-by-account basis and monitoring will be restricted to the specified account. If this search provides evidence of violation the account will be disabled and action taken with appropriate authorities.
Private Machines Connected to the University Network
It will become increasingly possible for computer systems owned by students, staff, or faculty to be attached directly to the NCWU Network via on-campus attachment or dial-in services. Of course, the owner of a personal machine may use that machine at his or her discretion, however, the use of the University network is subject to all of the policies stated in this document.
- The owner of a machine connected to the NCWU network is responsible for the behavior of all users of that machine and for all network traffic to and from the machine. NCWU maintains no responsibility or liability for loss of data or hardware corruption on personal computer systems.
- A private machine connected to the University network may not be used to provide network access to individuals who would not otherwise have access through official NCWU channels. The private machine may not be used to redirect data to other networks, nor may it serve in any way as an electronic gateway to non-University affiliated systems.
- Private machines may not use the University network for commercial gain or profit.
- Private machines may be used to support anonymous ftp, http, or gopher services when these services fall within the definition of scholarly use. Unless otherwise approved, in writing, provisions for interactive login services for non-University affiliated users is prohibited.
- Should the University have reason to believe that a privately-owned system is using the network inappropriately, network traffic to and from that system will be monitored and, if justified, the system will be disconnected and appropriate punitive action will be taken.
STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS
All students are required to obtain a photo student identification (ID) card through the Campus Security office in the Hardees Building. The ID card is a chip-enabled card which allows access to campus facilities, including all campus dining venues and Pearsall Library, as well as access to campus printers.
Inappropriately punching holes in the card will result in the need to purchase a replacement card. The initial card is provided at no cost. Lost ID cards should be reported immediately to Campus Security or the Student Affairs Office. Lost cards can be replaced for a fee of $20. Replacement ID cards are available through the Student Affairs Office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
The ID card is needed to cash checks on campus, pick up packages at the Post Office, to access the Dining Hall, and to gain access to the Taylor Recreation Center (fitness and sport courts). The ID card is issued during the student’s first semester. If in the opinion of the Student Affairs staff, an identification card has become too worn due to normal use, the card will be replaced at no cost. Lost cards should be reported to the Student Affairs office. Attempting to obtain an ID card with false information or using someone else’s ID card to gain access to campus services is a violation of University policy and is subject to disciplinary action.
The University requires all campus residents to participate in the meal plan, which is provided by Aramark Collegiate Hospitality. Commuter students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus are welcome to dine in the dining hall with cash/credit card or purchase a commuter or staff meal plan. These plans offer discounted prices and are available at any dining service cashier or dining hall office. Three meals a day are served Monday through Friday, with brunch and dinner being served on Saturday and Sunday.
The nutritional information for menu items is posted for each meal to help students make appropriate nutritional decisions and to meet individual needs. Resident students who are ill and unable to leave their rooms are provided a carryout meal upon request to Health Services or the student’s Area Coordinator. Students requiring special diets for medical reasons should contact the General Manager of Dining Services to make the necessary arrangements.
Special events are also hosted by the University food service, including picnics, holiday theme meals, exam snacks, and specialty bars.
An identification card or credit/debit card payment is required for entrance to the dining hall during meal times. Meal Plan swipes require you bring your photo student ID: if you do not have it, you will be denied entry. Appropriate behavior is required in the dining hall. Shirts and shoes are also required. Each student is responsible for cleaning up after themselves and returning all dishes, utensils, and cups to the dish-room area. All food must be consumed in the dining hall. No cups, plates or utensils are to be removed from the dining hall. Only one entry swipe per meal period is allowed.
More information about campus dining, including dining venues, hours of operation, and available meal plans may be found at www.ncwu.campusdish.com.
Elizabeth Braswell Pearsall Library is a place on campus that provides print, media, and electronic resources to support both academic work and recreational needs. Friendly and knowledgeable library staff are eager to help students deal with technology and find the information that they need. The library offers comfortable study space for both independent and collaborative work and includes a flexible instruction lab, a media production lab, and the Writing Center. We have over 40 desktop computers plus laptops and MacBooks that you can use in the library or use in your classes or dorm room.
Library hours are posted on the library’s website at ncwu.edu/academics/library. and at the library entrance and are updated as appropriate.
The library offers free interlibrary loans. When a book or article is not available in the library, we can request it from another library for you. To request an interlibrary loan, talk to one of the library staff or fill out the online form at https://ncwc.libguides.com/interlibraryloan.
Skilled library staff members are here to help you find information, use available resources, and deal with technology. Librarians can save you time and help you improve your grades by assuring you have the information you need to succeed. The library’s desktop computers are available for students to do research, type papers, check email, etc. Laptop computers are available to use in the library or check out for use outside of the library. In-person reference assistance is available when the library is open except during late night hours. The library also helps by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and through an online chat link on the library website that is accessible almost 24/7.
Library collections include over 60,000 volumes and over 1,200 films. In addition, the library subscribes to online databases in all subject areas that provide access to over 237,000 electronic books; full-text articles from over 44,000 magazines, newspapers, and journals; and over 43,000 educational and feature films. Students can access these resources both on-campus and off-campus any time of the day or night via the library’s website: ncwu.edu/academics/library.
The Post Office is located in the Hardees Building and can be reached at 985-5175. Hours: 9:00 am
1:00 pm; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Each resident student is assigned a Post Office box in his or her respective residence hall.
Post Office box keys are distributed to students during check-in at the residence halls. Verification of registration must be presented before a key will be issued. Mail should be distributed to each of the residence halls by 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If Post Office box keys are misplaced, there is a $25 charge for replacement. Replacement should be made immediately as mail is not accessible without a key.
US Postal Service packages along with UPS and Fed-Ex packages must be picked up at the Post Office during posted hours. Students will be notified by email when a package has been delivered and may be picked up during normal operating hours. A picture ID is required in order to pick up a package. The Post Office provides outgoing mail service.