Student Services

Bookstore

The Daemen College Bookstore (Follett #134), located on the ground floor of Duns Scotus Hall, carries all required and optional textbooks (new and used), as well as study and exam guides.  Many textbooks are available for rent as well as purchase (please see store for details).  The Bookstore also carries school supplies, trade books, greeting cards, art supplies, Daemen College clothing and gifts. Research and supplementary texts can be special ordered. Change and stamps are available at the checkout. The bookstore accepts cash, personal check with proper ID, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. We also make arrangements with the office of Student Accounts to set up “book credit” accounts for students who wish to use their financial aid for the purchase of textbooks and supplies. Visit the bookstore on the Internet at www.daemen.bkstr.com or from the Daemen home page under “Student Services.” Computer software may be purchased at educational prices through the Software Shop on the bookstore website. The bookstore buys used textbooks year round. 

Bookstore hours during the fall and spring semesters are:

 Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday  As needed
Additional hours are scheduled at the beginning of each term. (Hours are subject to change.)

Career Services

The Career Services staff are available to assist graduate students and alumni in evaluating their interests and needs as part of the process of changing or advancing their careers. Appointments can be made at times other than regularly scheduled office hours. Assistance is provided with honing job-search skills, resume writing, individual counseling, career interest assessments, and connecting with professionals through various opportunities to network with alumni and employers.  Extensive resources are available for all students and alumni through College Central Network (CCN), to access job openings, employer information, career advice documents and podcasts. CCN also provides introductions to alumni and Daemen supporters willing to discuss career path and industry specifics.  Please visit our website: www.daemen.edu/career.

Classroom Technology Services

The Classroom Technology Services Department provides the College community with classroom technology support and instructional equipment such as computers and video projectors, document cameras, digital video cameras, sound reinforcement and many other types of digital and analog equipment. Students and organizations may request the use of equipment through email at: cts@daemen.edu or by phone: 839-8240. Student identification cards are also made in the Classroom Technology Services department.

Computing Services

Computing is an integral part of a Daemen education. All faculty and students have email accounts, and high-speed network access available from their offices and residence hall rooms. Many courses mix web resources, on-line discussion groups and other electronic resources with traditional lectures and in-class discussions for a rich and varied learning environment.

While there is no requirement for students to buy computing equipment, over 95% of our students have their own computers, and most students have laptops. Those who choose to use equipment in one of the public computing labs have access to a wide variety of resources available free of charge. Located in the Research and Information Commons and the Business and Commerce building, these labs contain Dell computers configured with high-speed Internet access and productivity software. Software is updated regularly, and hardware is replaced every three years. During the fall and spring semesters, these labs are open 117 hours each week. Additional computer equipment is available in departmental labs in animation, graphic design, natural sciences, mathematics and psychology for students taking classes in those disciplines.

Academic Computing Services provides support for the instructional, research and communication needs of the college community. An Ethernet network provides 100 or 1000-megabit service directly to all offices,classrooms, labs, and residence halls to give students, faculty and staff access to local network services such as Blackboard, WebAdvisor and the Daemen Website. External access to the Internet is provided via a 1 Gbps link and an Internet2 connection. Students living on-campus can access this high-speed network free of charge. Faculty and students living off-campus can access our network resources remotely.

Academic Computing Services supports a standard suite of software for email, web browsing, word processing, virus protection and other standard needs. Daemen College has entered into licensing agreements with Adobe,Microsoft, SPSS, Symantec and others to provide our students, faculty, and staff with access to the most widely used productivity software.

Faculty may use dedicated computer classrooms for hands-on computer instruction, or use cart-based wireless laptops to turn any conventional classroom into a computer lab. Projection equipment also facilitates computer aided instruction and demonstrations.

In addition, faculty may make computer resources available outside of the classroom on the web via Blackboard, a learning management system.The Research and Information Commons offers on-line bibliographic searching. College administrative functions are computerized and integrated by means of an Ellucian student information system.

Counseling Services

Professional counselors retained by the College are available for regularly scheduled hours on campus to assist with personal, emotional, social, and mental health concerns. Up to fifteen sessions are offered to each student per academic year at no cost to the student, regardless of private insurance coverage. Crisis situations will be referred to a professional clinician, a community service agency, or an area hospital.

From time to time, Counseling Services will offer workshops designed to meet current needs of students.

Health and Insurance Services

Upon acceptance to the College, a new student is required to have a physical examination; the examination must have been conducted within the past year. In accordance with New York State law, all students born on or after January 1, 1957, are required to prove immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. These students must provide adequate evidence of immunity in order to ensure their class registration.  Other vaccinations are recommended, as detailed on the Student Health Form sent to students upon their acceptance to the College.

In addition, NYS legislation requires all students, regardless of age, to make an informed decision about whether to receive the meningitis vaccine. Information about the disease and vaccine is on the Student Health Form. Further information about the risks of contracting meningitis is available on the following websites: www.health.state.ny.us, www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo, http://www.nmaus.org .

The Health and Insurance Services Office offers confidential assistance in referring students to area health care providers in the event of illness or accident, procuring necessary health evaluations prior to clinical clerkships/internships, and obtaining required immunizations. The staff also provides assistance to students with health insurance questions/claims.

All resident students, all international students, and all intercollegiate and club sport athletes, as well as any student in a health-related field of study who is participating in a clinical clerkship/internship must be covered by health insurance. The College offers a plan that insures for losses resulting from accident or illness, to the extent stated in the brochure, under the provisions of the policy. This coverage is fully explained in the brochure available in the Health and Insurance Services office. The brochure can also be viewed on the Gallagher Koster Insurance Agency, Inc. web page at www.gallagherkoster.com/daemen.

As a resident student, international student, student athlete, or student participating in a clinical clerkship/internship, you must either purchase the College plan or provide the College with a photocopy of your current insurance ID card, proving you have health insurance coverage that can be used in the United States. If the photocopy of your insurance ID card is not submitted by the published deadline, you will be enrolled in the Daemen College Student Insurance Plan and the premium will be added to your student account. The fee is non-refundable.

Any student who is not covered by an insurance plan may purchase the Daemen College Student Health Insurance Plan. Coverage for spouses and dependent children is also available. Enrollment in the plan entitles the student to the comprehensive health services available at Family Care Medical Center. The center is located at 61 Maple Road, Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 565-1234, a short distance from the College. Free round-trip transportation can be provided from campus.

Personal property and liability insurance, while recommended, is the responsibility of each individual student and is not provided by the College.

Global Programs

The Global Programs Office provides information and services both for Daemen students desiring to study abroad and international students who have chosen Daemen for their graduate education. Students studying abroad under the auspices of Daemen College meet with Global Programs staff for program information, application assistance, and College approval of their international educational experience.

The Global Programs Office provides comprehensive assistance and support for the community of international students at Daemen College. Staff members help international students with their initial adjustment to the College and Buffalo. The office provides information and advice about immigration regulations, cultural differences, financial matters, and personal concerns.

The College's ESL program provides instruction in English and academic skills to prepare second language students for success in their course work. During the 2013-14 academic year, the program will transition from a bridge program to a full, multi-level Intensive English Program (IEP) within the Department of Modern Language.

Library

The mission of the Daemen College Library is to support classroom instruction, provide information for independent research relating to the College curriculum, and to provide recreational reading for the College community. Located in the Research and Information Commons (RIC), the library provides access to information in print, electronic, and digital formats, and well-trained and knowledgeable staff to meet the information needs of the College community.  The library serves as a gateway to information resources found in Western New York and around the world.  

Collection

The library has a print collection of over 100,000 volumes and 580 print serial subscriptions.  The library also has access to over 76,000 electronic books and 52 electronic full-text journal titles. Faculty, librarians, and students recommend new materials for purchase.

Services

Reference Librarians are employed to help students, faculty, and staff find the information they need. The Reference Librarians provide:

  • Course-specific library instruction so that classes may become aware of the resources necessary to complete course assignments.

  • Instruction on locating and analyzing resources so that students may independently locate and analyze need-specific resources.

  • Advisement on in-text citation and reference page preparation.

The library staff collectively possess the specialized skills necessary for the library to function in a diverse, global, and increasingly complex information environment. Please seek their assistance.

All library study spaces within the Research & Information Commons have wireless connectivity and task lighting.  Spaces include: quiet study space, talking permitted study space, group study rooms, media viewing rooms, a “pillows and pads” area, a seminar room, a café, and three classroom/learning areas of varying size and technological sophistication. There is a variety of furnishings including individual study carrels, tables and chairs (both fixed and on wheels), booths for groups, and a variety of lounge chairs.  

The library utilizes the latest information technology including a large video wall in the central atrium.  The library homepage at www.daemen.edu/library has links to help students perform high quality library research.  The catalog of library holdings is computerized.  Users may also search specialized databases for full-text scholarly articles and other full-text information located around the world.  Most course reserve readings are available full-text on the library website. Information sufficient for the vast majority of classroom assignments is available from the library.   However, if users need specialized information located elsewhere, interlibrary loan is available.  InfoPass cards are also available at the Circulation Desk.  They allow students to borrow books from other academic libraries in Western New York. 

Loan privileges are granted to students, faculty, and staff of the College.  A current Daemen ID card serves as a library card.  The loan period for books is four weeks, with one renewal permitted. 

The library circulates laptop computers from the Circulation Desk to students for use within the RIC.  A student must present a valid Daemen College ID card, have no outstanding library fines, and sign a “Laptop Loan Agreement Form.” 

There is a drop box located outside the main entrance of the RIC for return of materials outside of library hours.

Library services within the Research & Information Commons are available for 105 hours per week during the academic semester on the following schedule: 

Library Services Hours

 
Sunday 
10 AM - 1 AM (Library/Academic Computing Svce. and access to 2nd and 3rd floors end at Midnight)
Monday - Thursday 7 AM - 1 AM (Library/Academic Computing Svce and access to 2nd and 3rd floors end at Midnight)
Friday      7 AM - 1 AM (Library/Academic Computing Svce and access to 2nd and 3rd floors end at 9 PM)
Saturday      9 AM - 11 PM  (Library/Academic Computing Svce and access to 2nd and 3rd floors end at 6 PM)

Special schedules for summer session, holiday periods, semester breaks, and final exam periods are posted in advance on the library homepage and at the entrance to the RIC.

Ministry on Campus

Campus Ministry seeks to serve the spiritual needs of the entire College community: students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni of any faith, of any denomination (or of none at all). Acknowledging that various religious beliefs are present on campus, this ministry has distinctly ecumenical and interfaith dimensions. Since campus ministry takes place in an academic context, it aspires to help members of the College community grow in their own faiths. Campus Ministry offers spiritual guidance, counseling, Bible Studies, retreats, and social action projects.  The Campus Minister also offers pre-marital counseling; couples who request the services of the Campus Minister are required to participate in the Prepare/Enrich Program, a four or eight week pre-marital program that identifies a couple’s strength and growth areas.  The initial work will be done online with feedback sessions by the Campus Minister.  The office also lists churches, synagogues, and other religious facilities in the Buffalo area. Those desiring to worship or seek spiritual guidance in any specific denomination may contact Campus Ministry for referral.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Requests for accommodations and supporting documentation are submitted to and authorized by the Disability Services Coordinator. See the College’s policy on the accommodation of students with disabilities in the “Accreditation and Institutional Policies” section of this Catalog. Students with disabilities should discuss arrangements for testing and other accommodations with the graduate faculty; main campus Disability Services staff and/or staff at off-site instructional locations can also provide assistance and services upon request.

Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services

The mission of the Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services is to support veteran scholars and eligible family members' success in postsecondary education by coordinating services to address their academic, financial, physical and social needs. As a designated Military Friendly School and a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Daemen College is committed to providing the best possible service to the men and women who have served our country. We recognize that the transition from military service to civilian life, including the rigors of pursuing a college degree, can be challenging - not only for students themselves but for their loved ones. The Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services is staffed with a full-time director and peer advisors who provide assistance with the admissions process, financial information, academic support and advice, and liaison with other campus offices, including services for students with special needs. The Center can also help students navigate Veterans Administration and other community resources available to veterans and their families. A dedicated veteran student lounge provides a comfortable and welcoming environment for study and conversation.

Registrar

The Registrar’s Office provides the following services for graduate students:

  • preparing course offerings for each term which are accessible (on the Search for Sections option on WebAdvisor) on the Daemen website;
  • processing registrations for courses which require a permit to register;
  • after the last day for drop/add, processing withdrawals from courses for students who submit a withdrawal form;
  • processing final grades, as well as Incomplete and other grade changes, for publication on WebAdvisor;
  • designing/revising/customizing evaluations for all programs (and approved curricular substitutions), thereby enabling students and advisors to monitor progress towards program completion and explore status on other programs;
  • pending department chair's approval, processing acceptable transfer studies for incoming and returning graduate students;
  • verifying candidates for graduation/degree conferral;
  • processing and verifying changes in student status and general student directory information;  
  • certifying veterans’ enrollment;
  • processing transcript requests.
  • processing professional licensure applications as appropriate.

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