First-Year Frequently Asked Questions

 

Questions often asked by first-year students….with answers.

Career Services:

Crouse Center for Student Success:

Student Activities:

Wellness Center:


Career Services

How do I get a job on campus?

The first step is to sign up on College Central Network (CCN) at the following link: http://www.collegecentral.com/aurora/index.cfm

  • Use your AU ID number, including the leading zero (for example 0123456), as your access ID.
  • Use your AU e-mail address.
  • Complete the registration process following the directions given on the site.

Once you're registered, go to the CCN home page (http://www.collegecentral.com/aurora/index.cfm).

  • You'll see an Application for Student Employment form on the right side - open that, fill it out, save it to your flash drive or your computer.
  • Upload the form as your "primary resume" following the directions on the site.

Go to the "jobs" section. Search based on:

  • on campus
  • part time
  • work study

Follow the directions in the posting to apply!

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Who can answer questions about on-campus jobs?

If you have questions, feel free to contact Michelle Neitzel, Student Employment Coordinator, at mneitzel@aurora.edu or 630-844-6880 or Terri Hoehne, Career Success Counselor at thoehne@aurora.edu or 630-844-6882.

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Where is the Career Services office?

We are located within the Crouse Center on the third floor of Eckhart Hall, Room 312.

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Do I have to make an appointment or can I just stop by?

You can make an appointment by contacting Michelle or Terri (see contact information above). We also offer walk-in hours every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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Crouse Center for Student Success

Where can I get a copy of my schedule?

Visit WebAdvisor by clicking on the link at the bottom of the homepage at www.aurora.edu. Log in using your AU e-mail username and password. Click on the ‘Student’ menu and choose ‘Schedule.’ It’s a good idea to check your schedule on WebAdvisor on the first day of classes to make sure your classroom locations haven’t changed.

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Is it too late to add a class to my schedule?

You can add daytime classes to your schedule until Friday, August 30 at 5:00 p.m. During the first week of the term, the Crouse Center advisors see walk-ins from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Just stop in to the Crouse Center to adjust your schedule.

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Where is the Crouse Center?

We are located on the third floor of Eckhart Hall; there are two doors to our office (Eckhart 310/312) — you can come in either door and check in at the front desk.

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How do I find out what books I need?

You can view your schedule on WebAdvisor (see directions above), click on any of your class titles, and then click on “Click here for text/supply information for this course” at the bottom of the page.

Visit the AU Bookstore’s website and click on Online Bookstore. Choose “Books,” and then “Textbooks & Course Materials.” Use the drop-down menus to enter your class information.

If you would prefer to rent textbooks, visit the same link above and click on Online Bookstore. Click the large bar at the top of the page that says, “Textbook Choices: Click to Browse Rental, Digital, and More.” Use the search menus to find your books.

Stop by the AU Bookstore in Dunham Hall when you get to campus. Books are organized by subject, and you can purchase them onsite.

If you want to purchase books from a retailer other than AU, use the ISBN number to find and purchase your books.

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How can I find out my professors' email addresses?

You can look up your professors’ names by viewing your schedule on WebAdvisor (see above). Then visit http://www.aurora.edu/dir/staffdir.htm to look up their contact information.

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Student Activities

What is the Welcome Weekend schedule?

The schedule is posted here.

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Is Welcome Weekend required?

There are many required events to help you get acclimated to life at Aurora University and learn about resources to help you be successful. The required events are designated with ‘*’ on the schedule.

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What ways can I get involved on campus?

Find out how to get involved on campus at the Involvement Fair on Thursday, August 29 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the University Quadrangle. This is a great way to learn about student organizations and many other ways to get connected at AU.

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Who should I contact if I have questions about Student Activities or Welcome Weekend?

The Office of Student Activities is located in the Spartan Spot. You can stop by or contact Brandy Skierkiewicz, Director of Student Engagement (bskierki@aurora.edu or 630-844-3823) or Megan Russe, Coordinator of Student Activities (mrusse@aurora.edu or 630-844-5452).

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Wellness Center

What is the Wellness Center?

The Wellness Center is a nurse directed health clinic that provides college-specific nursing care to AU students. From the common cold to strep throat or the flu, the staff is able to test and treat a variety of conditions that are most common amongst the college student population.

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How much do services cost?

Services are free for all currently enrolled AU students, with the exception of a small charge for prescription medication.

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Where is the Wellness Center?

The Wellness Center is located at 1400 Southlawn. Please contact us at 630-844-5434 or email us at wellness@aurora.edu for questions or information on our location. Immunizations may be turned in to Emily Fuller in Eckhart Hall, Room 204.

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When can I go to the Wellness Center?

We are open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Do I need to turn in any immunization records?

Yes! If you are living on the Aurora campus or taking 9 or more credit hours per 16 week semester, immunization records are required. The requirements are 2 measles, 1 mump, 1 rubella shot (may have been given as a combined MMR shot), and a tetanus/diphtheria (Td or Tdap) shot given in the past 10 years.

For more information, you may visit our website.

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Do I need to turn in a physical?

No, the Wellness Center does not require you to turn in a physical exam. However, we do require that you complete our Student Health Record. Click here to download and print a copy of the record.

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Note: Confidential information will not be given online. All advising questions are answered by Crouse Center student interns.