Life at USC
February 27 - March 3
USC Research Day 2017
University in Focus: Maintaining Relevancy and Sustainability in a changing higher education environment
Things to Remember
Student Employment/ Labour
Students at the University of the Southern Caribbean are encouraged to obtain part-time employment at the University’s industries, services, or academic departments in order to help pay for their school expenses. Students accepting employment at the University are expected to be punctual to work appointments and to maintain their work schedule during the entire semester, including examination week. To be absent from work appointments without justifiable cause or previous arrangement, or without notification in the case of illness, is sufficient reason for discharge.
Upon Registration, each student is assigned an advisor who is responsible for ensuring that the student follows the specified curriculum. A student’s advisor may change during the course of his or her study for various reasons. Advisors are there to guide students in choosing their courses and to provide them with valuable advice in academic matters.
USC in the Community
The University is committed to making contributions to the community and participating and partnering with others to make our communities a better place. USC participates in various programs and is involved in programs through its:
- Campus Ministries Department
- Portraits of Excellence Scholarship Programs
- Career Fairs
The University Bookstore makes available to students textbooks and stationary supplies, small gift items and other items. The bookstore open from 8 am to 5 pm.
The Security Unit’s main responsibility is to monitor and maintain order and safety on campus. This is accomplished by the following:
- Ensuring student safety on a daily basis, and at the same time providing a safe study environment for all
- Ensuring that students adhere to the rules and regulations of the University
- Conducting investigations as necessary
- Acting in emergencies; controlling and regulating the flow of human and vehicular traffic on campus
The University operates a Counseling center staffed by trained counselors and other office personnel. Services are designed to foster mental and emotional health skills. The center also provides career guidance and counseling to assist students to adjust to University life, together with intervention in crisis situations. It also assists students in charting success courses.
Please note that the Counseling Center is not a disciplinary unit. It is available for those who desire to have a better understanding of self, acquire time-management or study skills, improve interpersonal skills, and develop coping mechanisms.
Food services may be obtained at various locations on campus including the USC Café located on the bottom floor of the admin building next to the Main auditorium, Snack Shop which can be found downstairs the Business Block, the USC Food services which cater for the dormitory students and other campus members and also, from the Caribbean Health Foods outlet. Healthy and nutritious vegetarian food purchases can be made at either of these locations.
At the University Gym we offer a range of fitness activities, all geared to meet your health and fitness needs.
These services includes:
- Personal Training
- Weight Training
- Body Shaping
- Body Building
- Weight Loss Programmes
USC Health Services
The Health Services Department assists the campus family in fostering and maintaining good health through daily services, as well as periodic and annual health programmes, lectures and other health-related features, and makes referrals when necessary. Health is a student's most precious possession.
Good health means self-awareness, self-control, self-satisfaction, loving relationships and a stable sense of well-being, even in the most trying times. Illness must be reported immediately to the USC Health Services.
Residence hall students should report illnesses to the respective residence hall dean, who will then contact the Campus Nurse. The Student Health Service is located across the gate from the Cedar Hall dorm,. The Centre opens from 8: a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 8:a.m to 12 p.m. on Friday. A registered nurse is 'on call' on weekends. Doctor's Clinic runs from 11: 00am – 4:00pm as a walk-in appointment on a first come first served basis.