Your Previous School vs. UCCS

Transferring to a new school can be very exciting. As a transfer student now attending UCCS, there are a multitude of opportunities awaiting you. We would like to welcome you and make you aware of the various programs and services that are now available for you as a UCCS student. Below is a list of frequently asked questions that we have answered for you. The Office of First Year Experience is happy to answer any other questions you may have regarding your transition to UCCS.

Question:

At my previous college,  I was involved in several different clubs and organizations, what does UCCS have to offer?

Answer:

There are over 180 clubs and organizations at UCCS that you can get involved in. Visit the ROAR office in the lower lever of the University Center for more information. We also offer intramural sports as well as outdoor recreation activities through the UCCS Recreation Center.

Question:

At my previous college, there were limited computers available for student use. What access to computer labs do students have at UCCS?

Answer:

UCCS has over 500 computers for student use. There is a computer lab located in the Kraemer Family Library (open the same hours as the library) and the Columbine Hall Computer Lab (open various hours).

Question:

At my previous college, I had to pay for parking? What is parking like at UCCS?

Answer:

If you choose to park on-campus, you must purchase a parking pass. If you are interested in free parking, you may park at the Four Diamonds complex off of Nevade and take the shuttle to campus.

Question:

My previous college hired student employees. What job opportunities exist at UCCS for students?

Answer:

UCCS has over 1000 work-study and student hourly positions available every year. To see if you qualify for work-study, you must complete your FAFSA. To apply for jobs on campus, please visit the Student Employment website at www.uccs.edu/stuemp. 

Question:

At my previous college, my largest class has around 35 students. How many students will be in my classes at UCCS?

Answer:

While UCCS certainly has a few classes that are large (100+ students), the majority of the classes at UCCS have between 25 and 50 students.

Question:

At my previous college, my classes were oftentimes taught by graduate teaching assistants, is this common at UCCS?

Answer:

While labs and recitations are sometimes taught by graduate students, the majority of classes are taught by professors (with PhDs). Our professors have a significant amount of  experience in their field of expertise. Additionally, the faculty at UCCS are student centered and want to get to know you.

 Question:

At my previous college, we did not have any sports teams or athletics. Does UCCS have an athletics department?

Answer:

UCCS is a member of the NCAA and the RMAC (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference). We have basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, track, softball, and volleyball. We invite all students to support our Mountain Lion Athletics. GO MOUNTAIN LIONS!

Question:

At my previous college, I had the opportunity to get to know one of my professors as a mentor. What opportunities do I have to interact with professors outside of the classroom?

Answer:

The professors at UCCS are great. Many of them will oftentimes get to know their students both in and out of class. UCCS also offers a faculty/staff mentorship program where students are paired with a staff or faculty mentor. For more information about the UCCS mentor program, please contact the Office of First Year Experience at fye@uccs.edu. 

Question:

At my previous college, I was able to take evening and weekend courses, which worked well because I work full-time. What does UCCS offer to students working full-time?

Answer:

UCCS recognizes that it is difficult for students to work full-time and go to school full-time. We suggest this if you work full-time, you go to school part-time (and vice-versa). UCCS does offer some evening and weekend classes, but does not guarantee that all of the classes that you need to earn your degree will be offered during these times.