Taking care of business: Ten resources on campus for academic, career, and personal success

Brianna Sheen

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Nik Bolig, political science sophomore waits for the bus on April 28, 2015. He said the Saturday route would be more successful if they ran the normal route and times along with MESA route. Photo by Morgan Haire.

Nik Bolig, political science sophomore waits for the bus on April 28, 2015. He said the Saturday route would be more successful if they ran the normal route and times along with MESA route. Photo by Morgan Haire.

1. The Wellness Center and RecSports

Where: On Midwestern Parkway across from Sundance Court Apartments

HOURS: Monday to Friday, 5:30 a.m. to midnight, and Saturday to Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

SERVICES: Pool, fitness classes, gym equipment and running track, basketball and volleyball courts, sports equipment and more. Recreational Sports operates out of Wellness Center and offers sports like Ultimate, indoor soccer and flag football.

For fitness schedules and the RecSports calendar, see mwsu.edu/student-life/wellness-center

“Both are perfect opportunities to meet other students, maintain or advance your personal fitness, [..] enter in fun and competitive sports leagues, and learn about health and wellness throughout your college career.” Joey Greenwood, director of RecSports and the wellness center

2. The Career Management Center

Where: Clark Student Center, office 108, by the bookstore.

HOURS: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SERVICES: MustangsHIRE job database, professional workshops, resume and interview assistance, career and graduate studies planning, internship help, and more.

See mwsu.edu/career/student-alumni1

“The Career Management Center will equip students and alumni with the skills they need to make a successful transition to full time employment or graduate school after MSU.” Dirk Welch, director of the career management center

3. The Mustangs Advising Center

Where: On Louis J. Rodriguez Drive across from the overflow parking lot

HOURS: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SERVICES: first-year student advising, Supplemental Instruction

For more information, SEE mwsu.edu/academics/mac

4. The Counseling Center

Where: Corner of Hampstead and Louis J. Rodriguez Drive

HOURS: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SERVICES: Personal, group, career, and academic counseling, workshops, scholastic support programs

For more information, SEE mwsu.edu/student-life/counseling/

5. The Registrar’s Office

Where: First floor of Hardin South, Office 101

HOURS: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SERVICES: Process grades and academic standings, send transcripts, organize registration, make class schedule and catalogs, perform degree audits, organize graduation, and more. Bring a photo or school ID.

For more information, see mwsu.edu/registrar

“Our goal is to provide excellent service from registration to graduation and beyond.” Darla Inglish, registrar

6. Student Support Services

Where: McGaha Hall on Louis J. Rodriguez Drive

HOURS: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SERVICES: Free tutoring, academic counseling, academic workshops, long-term academic support.

For tutoring schedule, application and more, see mwsu.edu/studentsupportservices

“We select and maintain a total of 160 students each academic year to help progress from acceptance and enrollment through graduation.” Lisa Estrada-Hamby, director of student support services

7. The Writing Center

Where: Prothro-Yeager 201

HOURS: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SERVICES: Online or in-person writing instruction and support.

See mwsu.edu/writingcenter

8. Student Government Association

Where: Meetings are every first and third Tuesday of the month in Clark Student Center Comanche Suites at 7 p.m.

SERVICES: Voice of the student body, give funding to student organizations, present new policies to the administration

See mwsu.edu/sga

“If you have a desire to represent your organization, enhance the campus or serve your fellow classmates, then SGA is the organization for you.” Jesse Brown, student government association president

8. MESA Bus Route

What: With 21 stops, the MESA bus route runs around Wichita Falls to stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Free with an MSU ID, the shuttle runs every 30 minutes from 5 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturdays.

See map at mwsu.edu/Assets/documents/sga/15Apr02_MSU_MESA_11x17-1.pdf

“It allows students without transportation the ability to experience areas in Wichita Falls that are out of walking distance.” Jesse Brown, student government association president

10. Disability Support Services

Where: Clark Student Center, office 168, in the atrium.

What: Disability Support Services makes accommodations for students with a documented mental or physical impairment. Accommodations include testing and note-taking services, adapted technology, and even advocacy.

See Mwsu.edu/student-life/disability/

“As a student with disabilities, your college experience can be and should be equally gratifying and rewarding. Sometimes there may be support you need to optimize that experience, and that’s why we’re here.” Debra Higginbotham, director of disability support services

Print Friendly, PDF & Email