Below are resources and offices that will help you in your academic endeavors. These include:
- To find program requirements for your academic program, click here: all programs by subject matter, and find your specific program.
- To access your academic department, click here: Departments, and your specific department's Website.
- To have all questions related to graduate education, the best guide is the School of Graduate Studies Website.
- The University Career Services Office (now known as Center for Advising and Career Exploration) provides a comprehensive program of career services to all students. Graduating students are provided assistance with making the transition to employment through workshops on resume writing, interviewing techniques, job search strategies and information on employment. Recruiters from major area corporations, government agencies and school systems visit the campus as a part of the year-long campus recruiting program. In addition the office maintains listings of full- and part-time jobs which can also be accessed through their website and the Voice Job Line (860-832-1647).
- If you wish to study abroad, visit CIE: Center for International Education.
- For help with writing, mathematics and study skills, visit the Learning Center. The Learning Center (TLC) helps students reach their academic potential. Students who wish to establish a strong point average are encouraged to visit TLC early in their college experience for assistance with collegiate study skills, time management and exam preparation. TLC provides study skills tutorials, individual and small group study sessions, a study skills course called the Master Student (ID 102), The Mathematics Tutoring Center, learning styles and study skills assessment, and a computer-based Praxis I practice program for students applying for teacher certification. TLC is located in Copernicus, Room 241 (832-1900). Hours are Monday 8am-5pm, Tuesday 8am-7pm, and Wednesday-Friday 8am-4pm.
- The Registrar's Office will provide information about where and when you may enroll in courses. The Enrollment Center of the Registrar (Willard Hall Lobby) is a centralized service center for all students (full- or part-time). Students may obtain all forms needed to initiate administrative and academic actions at the Center. The Center's hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 8am to 6pm; Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday morning during the academic year, 7:45 am to 12pm. The Enrollment Center is located Willard Hall Room 111.
The University offers more than 500 courses each semester in the evening and on weekday sand Saturdays for graduate students. Credit and non-credit courses, workshops and seminars are also available to students, community groups, civic organizations, businesses and industry.
The Enrollment Center/Office of the Registrat registers all part-time and full-time graduate students. Students are notified in advance of registration dates and procedures. All graduate students who have been formally admitted to one of the University's graduate programs receive advisement from their faculty advisors.
- Registration "How to Guide" - http://www.ccsu.edu/registrar/Forms/CentralPipeline_Registration_Guide_for_Students.pdf
- The Elihu Burritt Library offers the graduate student many academic resources both on campus and from home.
Borrowing and Loan Periods for Library Materials
You must present a current CCSU (BlueChip card) ID at the Circulation Desk located on the Main Level to take out materials. You may have a maximum of 25 items checked out at one time. Most books may be checked out for four weeks and renewed once if not on hold for another patron. Materials from the Media Room, such as CDs and DVDs, may be checked out for two weeks and cannot be renewed. A fine of 10 cents per day, per item will be charged for overdue materials. CCSU doctoral students may borrow books from the circulating collection on a semester basis. All music CDs, videos, DVDs, software and picture books circulate for 2 weeks.
Lost or damaged material - current replacement costs, plus a $25.00 processing fee per item. Out of print books, $75.00 for hardcover, $50.00 for paperback. Registration and/or transcripts may be withheld until the account is settled.
Your Library Record
Logging into your library record allows you to view what books you have checked out renew books, view digital course reserves, and access subscription databases and e-journals at home. For more information on logging into your library record follow this link.
The Reserve room is located on the Main Level. Assigned readings and other materials for a class a re put on reserve in the library so that all students have access to the material. Books, photocopied material, class notes, videos, audio cassettes, CDs, etc. are available for short term loan. Overdue reserves are fined at $0.50 per hour or day depending on the loan period. Some reserves are also available electronically. You will need a valid Blue Chip ID number and PIN code, and Adobe Acrobat Reader or Windows Media Player if you are using audio reserves. See the Reserve Room on accessing and using course reserves.
Help with Research
The library offers a number of ways to get help with research. Please refer to the Ask-A-Librarian-Page for more information.
Using the Library at Home
By logging into Central Pipeline with your BlueNet ID and clicking the "Library Digital Resources" link, the library's subscription databases and E-journals collections will be available to you off-campus. You can also access Digital Resources directly from the Burritt Library homepage. When you click on any of the databases links, a new window will open asking you for your CCSU BlueChip Card ID number and CONSULS PIN code. If you've never set a PIN code, instructions for doing so are available on the login page. The PIN code can be any combination of letters and numbers. You should select one that is easy to remember for difficult for others to guess.
Most computers in the library require a CCSU BlueNet ID for logon; however, there are a few PCs and Citrix terminals on each floor that do no require a logon. All computers have Internet access and the full complement of subscription databases and E-journal collections. The library is now a wireless access zone. Please refer to the FAQ on setting up wireless access on your notebook computer. Instructions are available for both Windows and Macintosh platforms.
Printing, Photocopying and Scanning
Students may photocopy library materials or print from computers in the building. The cost for both services is $0.10 per page. Since there are no coin-operated copiers in the building, you must swipe your BlueChip card for payment. If you need to put money on your card, there is a vending machine located on the Main Level of the building next to the Reserve Room. In addition to laser printing and photocopying, we have a digital sender that allows library users to easily convert paper black and white and color documents to digital formats (.PDF, .JPG, or .TIFF) and send via e-mail. It is equipped with a 50 sheet auto document feeder as well as a flatbed scanner. Use of the digital sender, which is located on the 3rd floor of the library next to the laser printer, is free of charge.
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