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PUC Offers the College Support You Need

Starting college can be challenging, but at Pacific Union College, we have great resources in place to help students succeed. There are several invaluable resources and support services at your disposal when you’re a PUC student and if you’re struggling with something, it’s important to remember you aren’t alone. There are people in place who are available to answer your questions or provide you with additional information—you just need to ask for help.

What tutoring is available at PUC?

Yes! Our Teaching & Learning Center offers free group tutoring in over 25 different subjects, ranging from business to languages to science. Most lower-division GE courses have tutoring options available. If you’re struggling with a class but don’t see a tutoring option available, talk with the helpful TLC staff and they can set you up with a small group or an individual tutor. There’s also a writing lab available to students who would like input and direction on writing papers—it’s a great service and one you should absolutely take advantage of!

Learn more about the Teaching & Learning Center.

What can I do at the library besides study and check out books?

In the age of Google, a lot of people think libraries are obsolete, but that’s definitely not the case! At PUC’s Nelson Memorial Library, books reside there of course, but also online databases, academic search engines, journal articles, and periodicals. Through the library, students have access to over 30,000 journals and 100,000 ebooks, and over four million books through interlibrary loan services. If you need to use a computer, there are also about 60 public workstations available within the library and the computer lab areas, along with large group study rooms if you need a place to study with friends for that Anatomy test. There are also very knowledgeable librarians available to help you navigate all of these resources, so don’t be afraid to ask for help!

Get helpful tips for using PUC’s library.

Is there someone who can help me with registering for classes?

Once you’re a student at PUC, you will be assigned an advisor in the area you’re studying. For example, if you’re planning to study business, your advisor will be a professor in the department of business (helpful, right?). Your advisor knows the ins and outs of their department’s programs and will be a valuable source for any questions you have about what classes you should take, what major you should consider for your career path, and more. Every quarter your advisor will need to approve your schedule, which is a great safety net for making sure you stay on track to complete your degree! For undecided students, the TLC has an undeclared student advisor who will work with you on what general education classes to take while you figure out what to major in.

If I don’t know what I want to study, is there someone at PUC who can help me?

Some of you may not know what you plan to study yet, and PUC’s Career & Counseling Center can help you figure out the path you want to be on. They have a career counselor who can give you a career test and one-on-one help with career counseling. If already you have an idea of what career you want but aren’t sure how to get there, they can help you with your resume, cover letter, and even conduct some mock job interviews with you. There’s also an annual Career Fair, held every winter quarter, where you can meet with professionals from many different industries to network and learn more about the possibilities available after college. It’s a great event to provide you with a chance to see how your education at PUC can help you continue on to new and exciting places.

Meet Sydney Johnson, PUC’s career counselor.

What services are there if I get sick?

Did you know PUC has a free health clinic available to students? It’s true! Health Services provides students with a wide array of services, including appointments with a physician, physician’s assistant, or a nurse, along with medications (both prescription and over-the-counter), medical supplies, and diagnostic in-clinic testing. The Health Services clinic strives to be a welcoming professional place offering the highest quality of care possible, and wants your experience here at PUC to be a happy and healthy one! We are so thankful to have the clinic on our campus to provide our students with excellent care when they need it.

Get to know PUC’s Health Services clinic.

If you have questions about the student resources and support services available to PUC students, you can talk with one of our knowledgeable admissions counselors, who can give you more information. Call (800) 862-7080, option 2 or email admissions@puc.edu to get connected with a counselor now.

Get to Know PUC’s Health Services Clinic

Did you know PUC has a free* health clinic available to students? It’s true! Health Services is located on the lower level of the Education building past the Student Finance office, and provides students with a wide array of services, including appointments with a physician, physician’s assistant, or a nurse, along with medications (both prescription and over-the-counter), medical supplies, and diagnostic in-clinic testing. (See the services provided page for more information about the types of care offered.) The Health Services clinic strives to be a welcoming professional place offering the highest quality of care possible, and wants your experience here at PUC to be a happy and healthy one! We are so thankful to have the clinic on our campus to provide our students with excellent care when they need it.

Health Services is open Monday-Thursday from 9-4 p.m. and Friday from 9-12 noon. Anytime the office is closed (evenings, weekends, or school breaks) students can reach an on-call nurse 24/7, which is also a free service. In the event the clinic does not have the resources needed to assist you (such as an x-ray), Health Services will assist you in obtaining an affordable outside service. In these instances, your insurance will be used to cover the cost of any outside services utilized, and your paperwork and follow-up care will be handled by Health Services.

During business hours, you can reach the clinic by calling (707) 965-6339. Appointments with a physician or a physician’s assistant are by appointment, while walk-ins are always welcome to see the nurses on duty. After hours, to reach an on-call nurse, call the answering service at (707) 965-6789. You can also email healthservices@puc.edu if the matter doesn’t require immediate attention. Need help deciding what qualifies as an emergency, and what doesn’t? See the “What is an emergency?” page to learn more.

For new students, there are several items you are required to show proof of that Health Services needs to have on file for you, including the following: the Health Information form; a tuberculosis skin test within the last year; a record of childhood immunizations; and either enrollment in or waiving out of the Aetna Student Health Insurance plan. See the registration requirements page for more information.

The Health Information form is a four-page document that must be completed before your arrival on campus. You will need to make an appointment with your physician to have a physical examination and they will need to complete most of the form. You can also schedule your TB test to be at this time if needed. You can attach your immunization record to the Health Information form along with the results of your TB test and submit all documents to Health Services.

All students taking six units or more are required to carry their own insurance coverage. For students who are under-covered or don’t have an existing policy, the Aetna Student Health Insurance plan is available and will automatically be purchased for them. If you have adequate coverage, you are required to waive out of the Aetna plan by midnight 10/6/18, otherwise, the plan will be purchased for you. Visit the Aetna Student Health website for more information and to start the enrollment or waiver process now.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the clinic if you have any questions about the registration requirements for new students; call (707) 965-6339 or email healthservices@puc.edu. Once you arrive on campus, please stop by to meet these very special individuals here to serve you!

*Currently there is no charge for being seen by the nurses in the clinic but some visits may incur a nominal fee for supplies and/or medications. You will be made aware of any charges at the time of your visit. Please refer to our website for more details.