UCCS Services and Support
While studying at UCCS, we want you to be successful and stay on track. That’s why we’ve built a system that will help elevate you to reach your full potential.
With the help of our First Year Experience team, the Centers for Academic Excellence and our Academic Advising team, you will find individualized support to aid you in your journey from start to finish.
Each year, thousands of students take advantage of these support systems, and we continue to add resources to these programs.
While on campus, don’t forget to take advantage of the Kraemer Family Library, a state-of-the-art hub of intellectual growth aimed at supporting students in their journey. Here, you’ll develop critical research skills, aided by faculty and staff who constantly train to provide you with the best.
First Year Experience
FYE assists freshmen and transfer students through their first year at UCCS in their academic and personal goals.
They help students develop academic skills and provide resources to connect new students with the campus community.
Students have access to five Excel Centers for Academic Excellence focused on: communication, languages and social sciences, science, math, and writing.
Each center provides tutoring and academic support. UCCS offers a variety of free tutoring and extra instruction for specific courses.
Academic advising resources for undergraduate students on campus including, academic support, academic orientation, senior graduation checks, transfer credit evaluation and additional support to make each student's college journey a success.
The center offered over 7,514 one-on-one advising sessions in 2017.
The Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness and Community (MOSAIC) provides support and creates opportunities for students to develop a sense of community and place on campus.
MOSAIC nurtures connections and community across social identities, cultures, gender identities and sexual orientations.
Career advising and resources are available throughout a student’s educational path at UCCS. Students undecided about a major can get help discovering exciting possibilities for study.
Those considering a career change can find help exploring career areas and the jobs that will bring satisfaction. Students ready to find a job can receive assistance in creating a powerful resume and cover letter, and the Career Center also can assist with polishing interviewing skills.
Student Military Support
We take great pride in providing transition assistance to military veterans and military-connected students including financial, social, and academic support through our Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs (OVMSA).
OVMSA is housed in the McCord-Herbst Student Veteran Center, which serves as a place for students to study and socialize with other veterans, proudly providing transition assistance in the form of financial, social and academic support.
We facilitate the journey for students with disabilities toward becoming confident, self-advocating, and independent adults.
We promote an equitable and inclusive experience by providing reasonable accommodations for students and advancing awareness and education within the campus community.
The UCCS Gallogly Recreation & Wellness Center offers health and mental health services to all actively enrolled students and medical insurance is not required to be seen for an appointment.
With the help of our professional staff and student volunteers, we coordinate a number of inclusive and socially-aware cross-departmental events, workshops, presentations, and one-on-one conversations on a variety of topics, including: mental health, stress management, exercise and active living, body image, eating disorders, sleep, sexual health, nutrition, and fostering healthy relationships with yourself and others.
The Wellness Center is open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kraemer Family Library
The mission of the Kraemer Family Library is to serve you with respect and to anticipate, understand and respond to your information needs. The success of each student is paramount to the Library's services and collections.
Resources at the Library are nearly limitless, with programs focused on research and workshops, study options such as quiet areas, group rooms and more, as well as programs focused on open dialogue about equity, diversity and inclusion.
The Library is open on a convenient schedule, which can be located here.