Campus Offices and Student Services


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, ncwc.edu/library/help/writing-center/. Students may contact the Writing Center Director at kdoyle@ncwc.edu or by phone at (252) 985-5135.

CASHIER SERVICES

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

 

COLLEGE STORE

The College 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.

STANDARD HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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 NCWC, maintains a private network with connectivity to the Internet, a public/global network. NCWC exercises limited control over the content of the Internet and subsequent transmissions into the private network. Those with valid NCWC 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 NCWC to access global networks in order to facilitate the goals of the NCWC educational system

Network Connectivity
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 NCWC authorized accounts may use the available computing facilities, including transmissions of data for scholarly purposes, official NCWC business, and for personal purposes so long as such use:

  • Does not violate any law or college policy.
  • Does not involve significant use of College resources, direct costs, or substantial interference with the performance of College duties /work.
  • Does not result in commercial gain or private profit.
  • Does not bring discredit to the NCWC establishment.

2. All users are expected to preserve the integrity of the NCWC 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 NCWC or Internet resources is prohibited.

5. Transferring copyrighted materials to or from any system or via the NCWC 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 NCWC 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 College 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:

1. The College has reason to believe that an account or system has been breached and is being used by someone other than the authorized user.

2. The College 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

3. The College has reason to believe that an account or system is being used in violation of College Policy, Federal or State Law.

Under these circumstances a Vice President of the College 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 College Network
It will become increasingly possible for computer systems owned by students, staff, or faculty to be attached directly to the NCWC 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 College network is subject to all of the policies stated in this document.

1. The owner of a machine connected to the NCWC network is responsible for the behavior of all users of that machine and for all network traffic to and from the machine. NCWC maintains no responsibility or liability for loss of data or hardware corruption on personal computer systems.

2. A private machine connected to the College network may not be used to provide network access to individuals who would not otherwise have access through official NCWC 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-College affiliated systems.

3. Private machines may not use the College network for commercial gain or profit.

4. 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-College affiliated users is prohibited.

5. Should the College 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 or Student Affairs office in the Hardees Building. The ID system includes ID cards with bar coded information. The information encoded on the card allows access to the Dining Hall and for functions in the Library.

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 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. or by appointment. The Food Service office must re-code replacement ID cards for students participating in the meal plan.

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 College policy and is subject to disciplinary action.

FOOD SERVICES

A. Blue and Gold Dining Hall (Hardees Building)
The College requires all campus residents to participate in the meal plan, which is provided by Sodexo Campus Services. 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 are 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 Resident Director. 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 College food service, including picnics, holiday theme meals, exam snacks, and specialty bars.

Appropriate behavior is required in the dining hall. Identification cards or cash payment are 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. Shirts and shoes are also required. Hats, headgear and hoodies over the head are not permitted in the dining hall. 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 dining hall. No cups, plates or utensils are to be removed from the dining hall. Only one entry swipe per meal period, you cannot come and go.

B. Student Meal Plans
These plans, which offer discounted prices, are available through the Student Affairs Office.

 

RESIDENT MEAL PLANS

Required for students living on-campus and optional for commuters.

Unlimited Meal Plan + $100 Flex Dollars Per Semester (Freshmen residents must remain on the above plan for their entire first year.).

15 Meals per week + $225 Flex Dollars Per Semester

12 Meals per week + $360 Flex Dollars Per Semester 10 Meals per week + $400 Flex Dollars Per Semester

COMMUTER MEAL PLANS

Optional for students living off-campus, faculty, and staff.

Blue: 45 Café Meals per semester, $100 Flex Gold: 25 Café Meals per semester, $75 Flex White: 15 Café Meals per semester, $50 Flex

Flex dollars can be used at the Internet Café and the WOW Cafe during normal hours of operation. Students (or friends/family members) can add money to their student ID card at ncwcdining.sodexomyway.com. Student ID cards are required for all meal plan transactions. At ncwcdining.sodexomyway.com, students and parents may also purchase special snack packs and treats for pick up in the dining office.

C. WOW Café: American Grill & Wingery (Flex, Credit Cards, or Cash Only)

The WOW Cafe is located in the Hartness Student Center and features wings, burgers, salads and more. Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday from Noon to 11:00 p.m., Saturdays 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sundays 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

D. Pearsall Library Internet Café (Flex, Credit Cards, or Cash Only) The Pearsall library is home to Simply-to-Go and proudly serves Starbucks, ideal for those on the run. The menu includes freshly baked items, grab-go-sandwiches, soups and salads, bottled drinks, candy and snacks. A full line of Starbucks coffee and espresso drinks are available.

More information about campus dining, including hours of operation, may be found at ncwcdining.com.

PEARSALL LIBRARY

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, the Writing Center and Math Lab, and a Peer Tutoring area. We have over 40 computers plus laptops and iPads that you can use in the library, classrooms, or residence hall.

A. Circulation
Library books circulate for three weeks and may be renewed for an additional three weeks if not requested by another library patron. Overdue charges on books are $0.20 per day. Reference materials, newspapers, periodicals do not circulate, but photocopies may be made for $0.05 per page. DVDs circulate for 3 days with one 3-day renewal, and overdue fines are $1.00 per day. For complete circulation information, visit the library homepage at ncwc.edu/academics/library/.

B. Hours
Library hours are posted on the Library’s website at ncwc.edu/academics/library/ and at the Library entrance and are updated as appropriate.

C. Interlibrary Loan
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 librarians or fill out the online form at ncwc.libguides.com/interlibraryloan.

D. Library Assistance
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 networked 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 provides assistance by email at reference@ncwc.edu, and through an online chat link on the library website that is accessible almost 24/7.

E. Library Resources
Library collections include over 67,000 volumes and over 1,200 films. In addition, the library subscribes to online databases in all subject areas that provide access to over 214,000 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: ncwc.edu/academics/library/.

POST OFFICE

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.

A. Student Mailboxes
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.

B. Package Pick-Up
U. S. 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.