Student Life > Adult & Graduate Students
Union understands the extremely busy schedule of our adult and graduate students. Below are some student services that
are of particular interest to our adult and graduate students.
Adult/Graduate Student Handbook
- The Campus Life Handbook provides campus policies, community values and resources for our adult and graduate students.
- Located in the Student Union Building, Barefoots Joe is a coffee house that provides single-origin coffees that are roasted on-campus. In addition to coffees and espresso, Barefoots offers teas, smoothies, hot chocolate, and baked goods.
- As a venue, Barefoots seeks to plan, promote, and host events that create shared experiences, meaningful conversations, and a deeper engagement with music, creativity, cultural participation, and imagination.
- Quick Links: Barefoots Joe
- The Union community gathers to worship on most Fridays and Wednesdays at 10am during the fall and spring semesters.
Adult and graduate students are welcome to attend or listen to our chapel podcast.
- Quick Links: Chapel Schedule |
Chapel Podcast: XML |
iTunes | Live Chapel Video: LiveStream
- Dr. Paul Deschenes, a clinical psychologist, and Tamarin Huelin, a licensed counselor, staff the Counseling Services office. Their offices are located in the Student Union Building, between Student Life & the Office of Spiritual Life. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. To make an appointment with Dr. Paul Deschenes, you may call 731-661-5322, e-mail the Dr. Deschenes at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the office to make an appointment. To make an appointment with Tamarin Huelin, call 731-661-5923, email at email@example.com, or call the UU Health Clinic at 731-661-5284. Walk-ins are accepted based on availability of the counselor at the time. There is no charge for counseling services.
- Counseling services is committed to providing counseling from a Christian perspective for Union University students. We strive to provide an atmosphere in which students can feel secure and comfortable to explore their personal, academic, or other concerns. Typical issues and concerns may include: depression, anxiety, relationship or family problems, anger, study skills, time management, marital or premarital concerns, and stress management.
- Various personality and intellectual assessments are available to provide information to assist in personal growth, academic growth, decision making, and vocational issues.
- Quick Links: Counseling Services
- "E-nnouncements" is a listing of news and announcements for students, faculty, and staff which serves to highlight events from all areas of the University and to remind students of
important dates and deadlines. It is updated daily and can be found on the Portal (portal.uu.edu.) From the portal home page, click on "Community" in the red bar across the top of the page.
Click on "Ennouncements" from the pull-down menu. To submit an E-nnouncement, simply click on "New" and fill out the form.
For questions, contact Tina Netland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 731-661-5090.
- The Clinic is open from 8 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday while classes are in session. The clinic is staffed by a full-time Family Nurse
Practitioner and a clinic assistant and health records/immunizations expert. Appointments with the Nurse Practitioner are available by appointment or, as
volume allows, on a walk-in basis. Student fees cover the cost of professional services and over-the-counter medications provided in the clinic. Lab tests, prescription medications,
and immunizations are available for a fee that will be posted in the clinic waiting room.
- Quick Links: Health Services
The Hundley Center for Academic Enrichment
- Free peer tutoring is available in the Hundley Center on the second floor of the Emma Waters Summar Library.
The hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1:00 - 8:00 p.m and Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Tutors are available in a
variety of undergraduate disciplines and are added upon request of student need and tutor availability. To check on the times available for a specific
discipline, please visit the Hundley Center website. Students can make appointments online by
clicking the "Make Appointment" tab on the website. At this time, tutoring for graduate courses is not offered. For more information,
you may contact the Director at 731.661.5951 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
- Quick Links: The Hundley Center for Academic Enrichment
Info Dawg Line
- The Union community can use the Info Dawg Line at 731-661-5048 as a good source for university closings or other pressing information.
- All students are strongly encouraged to sign up for campus-specific UUAlerts, a text messaging system, for accurate
and timely weather or emergency information.
Local Discounts for Union University Students
- Businesses all over Jackson value the patronage of Union students. Many offer discounts when you present your Student ID. This group will be updated with accurate information regarding discounts available to Union students at local businesses.
- Quick Links: Local Discounts for Union University Students (Facebook group)
- Adult students are welcome to join Union's mission trips, known at Union as Global Opportunity (GO) Trips. For details about
mission opportunities, please contact Julie Bradfield, Director of Student Outreach, at 731-661-5242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Quick Links: GO Trips
- The Office of Residence seeks to serve Graduate students through four different facets found below as you seek housing in the Jackson area:
- Warmath Family Housing
Warmath Family Housing is
apartment-style housing for graduate students, students who are married, students with small families, or non-traditional undergraduate students. The apartments include two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen and a living room with a dining area. Warmath is located between Heritage Residence Complex and Greek Row. If you are interested in Warmath Family Housing, please complete an application, and return it to the Office of Residence Life with the $25 Application Fee.
- Union University: Off-Campus Housing Opportunities
Many times special housing opportunities are made known to the Office of Residence Life. Therefore a Facebook group was
developed for adult and graduate students inquiring about off-campus housing entitled
Union University: Off-Campus Housing Opportunities. This group allows students to see previously posted off-campus housing opportunities. If an individual desires to post a listing they will need to contact the Office of Residence Life at x5432 or at email@example.com.
- Union University: Off-Campus Roommate Listings
Another vital Facebook group recently developed was the
Union University: Off-Campus Roommate Listings.
This assists students with finding and identifying roommates. Students simply post whether they are in need of roommates or
are willing to be a roommate. Anyone posting must understand that they do this at their own discretion, Union University
created the group however we do not manage postings.
- Jackson Apartment Rentals
The Residence Life website displays Jackson Apartment Rentals which includes current information for the most "popular" apartment rentals found in Jackson.
Safety and Security
- Not only does the Office of Safety and Security provide security for Union's campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, they also
assist each student by issuing student ID cards and parking permits. The Office of Safety and Security remains open late each day
that a new BSOL co-hort begins which allows all evening students an opportunity, before their first class, to obtain a parking permit and
student ID that will be needed for the library, bookstore, labs, and Union athletic events.
- To reach the Security Office: Day: 731-661-5018; 24-hour Security cell: 731-394-2922 (Students are encouraged to enter
the 24/7 security cell phone into their phone.)
- Parking Permits: All students who drive a vehicle on Union's campus must register that vehicle with the University at the beginning of each fall semester. The vehicle's license plate number is required in order to register. The first parking permit is included in your total tuition package. There is a $5 charge for each additional permit received within a year. Students are allowed to park in Faculty and Staff spaces after 4:30 p.m., which gives adult and evening students easy access to the buildings.
- Quick Links: Safety and Security
Student Dining Services
- The Dining Hall and Lexington Inn are open to all adult & graduate students. Students can have an all-you-can-eat meal in the Cafeteria for a set price or an ala carte meal in the Lexington Inn.
- Quick Links: Student Dining Services |
Barefoots Joe Coffeehouse
Student Leadership and Engagement
- The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement is committed to providing opportunities for all students to enhance their leadership skills through such avenues as campus involvement and
service to the Jackson community. Campus involvement is usually accomplished through Alpha Sigma Lambda, the student honor society for adult undergraduates. Membership in Alpha Sigma
Lambda is limited to the top ranking 10% of students who have a minimum of twenty-four credit hours from Union University. The Student Activities Council promotes campus community at
Union University and is advised by the Office of Student Leadership & Engagement. In addition to hosting campus traditions (Carl Perkins Christmas Party, Homecoming, Variety Show, etc.),
the Student Activities Council puts on several concerts and movies each year open to all our adult and graduate students. Students can find out about events via
E-nnouncements, the online listing of news and announcements found on the portal (portal.uu.edu). In conjunction with the Office for Spiritual Life, many
community services activities and projects are organized throughout the year as well.
- For more information, please contact Jason Castles (firstname.lastname@example.org) about campus involvement or Julie Bradfield (email@example.com) about ministry opportunities and community services.
- Quick Links: Student Leadership and Engagement;
UUAlerts - Emergency Notification System
Union University offers an emergency notification system that is available to all students, faculty, staff, spouses and parents on our Germantown, Jackson, Olford Center and Hendersonville campuses.
If the University has been provided with the correct cell phone number, students, faculty and staff will have an account created for them.
Students, faculty and staff will still need to update their account with alternate contact information (e-mail and additional phone numbers) as well as provide cell phone carrier information in order to receive text and e-mail alerts.
You may sign up for text messages and/or update your profile at: http://uu.regroup.com.
- Friends and Family
Registration for this system may be found at http://www.uu.edu/regroup. After arriving at the site, friends and family will be asked for their name, e-mail address, cell phone number, and carrier information. Once registered, you will remain in the system unless you choose to have your name removed. You may choose to be removed from the system at any time.
Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career
(located in the West End of Penick)
- The Vocatio Center staff helps students define their career goals, write resumes, prepare for interviews, and locate job opportunities.
It is not a placement agency, but a department committed to helping individuals discover their gifts and find direction for their life calling
and career. Hours for the department are from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
- Resume Writing and Cover Letter Assistance, Interview Training, Job Search Strategies, Career Counseling - By appointment
- Career "U"niversity for Business & Liberal Arts Majors
- Etiquette Luncheon
- Personality Testing - MBTI & Strong Computerized Testing = $40
- Referrals via online Resume Database - you must be registered with the Vocatio Center and have an approved resume on
file in order for your resume to be activated for employers review and in order to participate in on-campus interviews.
- Thursdays are Career Days!! (which means most Thursdays, the Vocatio Center offers some type of career development event).
See our Calendar of Events on our website
- Full and part-time jobs, as well as internships, are also listed on our password-protected employment opportunities website.
Contact the Vocatio Center for the current password.
- Quick Links: Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career
Wellness and Intramurals
- Wellness and Intramurals offer a wide variety of services and activities to the Union Community. The Union Community refers to all faculty, staff, students and their spouses & dependents. All Union Community participants must have an identification tag (DAWG TAG) when entering the Wellness Center, Activity Center, and Aquatic Center. For more information call Blake Pennington, Director of Wellness Services, at 731-661-5307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wellness Center: The 3,600 square foot Wellness Center provides for a full body workout no matter what your physical goals are. We provide numerous instructional and motivational opportunities in order to reward students, faculty, staff and community members for reaching their physical goals. Personal trainers are also available for hire as well.
Personal trainers are also available for hire as well.
- Intramurals: There are numerous intramural sports that are offered during the fall and spring semesters. Students can sign up at www.uu.edu/studentlife/intramurals.
- Aquatic Center: The 25 meter, heated pool ranges from 4 feet in the shallow end to 12 feet in the deep end. Whether you enjoy swimming laps, water aerobics or just playing with the kids, the Aquatic Center has opportunities for you. Pool rental is also available. For prices & availability, contact Blake Pennington at 731-661-5307.
- Activities Center: The indoor/outdoor Activities Center can be used to play basketball, volleyball, sand volleyball, racquetball, tennis, soccer and much more. For reservations, please contact the Wellness Center desk at 731-661-5447.