How do I get into the Graduate Center?
- Students will be issued a Union Graduate College ID.
- The ID is a proximity card -You wave your ID in front of the card reader and the lock opens.
- If you have another proximity card near your Union Graduate College card, you may need to press it right against the reader. Or you can keep the cards separate.
- At certain times of the day you will need your card reader to access the elevator and the first floor stairwell.
How do I get a Union Graduate College ID?
- A Union Graduate College ID card can be attained at Student Services at the Graduate Center.
- Your first ID card is free ($25 for a replacement).
What is allowed in the Union Graduate Center?
Students may bring any personal belongings that are fit to be used or consumed on the Graduate Center premises:
- Book bags, laptops, cell phones, books, drinks (non-alcoholic), food.
- For detail about prohibited items, please read through the prohibited behavior and conduct section that follows.
Prohibited Items, Behavior and Conduct
- No pets or animals, are allowed, unless for the seeing or hearing impaired. Then they must be leashed on all occasions
- While inside the Graduate Center, disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other College activities, including the College's public-service functions on or off College premises, or other authorized non-College activities, is strictly prohibited.
- Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion and/or other conduct that recklessly or intentionally threatens or endangers the physical or mental health or safety of any person is also strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, bias or hate related crimes, sex offenses, acts of domestic violence, and stalking.
- Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances except as expressly permitted by law is strictly prohibited.
- Possession or use of firearms and/or other such materials (including but not limited to handguns, shotguns, rifles, bb guns/rifles, paint guns, pellet guns, sling shots, knives, martial arts weapons, fireworks and explosives, dangerous chemicals or other weapons) anywhere on the college campus is strictly prohibited. This includes Union College and Graduate College operated buildings and property or automobiles parked on College property. The possession of a New York State weapons permit does not authorize any person to have a firearm on campus.
- When on the Union College Campus, compliance with Union College's rules and regulations is required.
- Union Graduate College is a smoke free campus. No smoking or use of tobacco products are allowed on college owned property.
- For a complete, detailed description of further forbidden conduct at Union Graduate College, please consult page 35, Article III, of the Union Graduate College Student Handbook.
Student meeting/study rooms & Adjunct Faculty Rooms
Union Graduate Center provides students, adjunct faculty and visitors with an assortment of meeting rooms located throughout the building. Modeled after professional business office settings, these rooms are typically furnished with items such as desks, chairs, computers and telephones. They can be found in the following areas:
Students and faculty can reserve rooms in advance by contacting the administrative assistant at their school you are attending:
Room 221: Student Meeting Room and Adjunct Office Hours
- Features include table, chairs, computer, and telephone.
Room 223: Student Meeting Room and Adjunct Office Hours
- Features include a large desk, chairs, computer, and telephone.
Room 224: Student Meeting Room and Adjunct Office Hours
- Features include a round table, chairs, computer, and telephone.
Room 224A: Student Meeting Room and Adjunct Office Hours
- Features include a large desk, chairs, computer, and telephone.
- Study Cubicles 225A and 225B
Room 326: Student Meeting Room and Adjunct Office Hours
- Features include table and four chairs
Documents will be posted each day outside of the room of interest. The document will list hours of use and occupancy of rooms during any reserved time periods.
School Management & Engineering/Computer Science
School of Education
Center for Bioethics
GUIDELINES FOR ROOM USAGE:
Student or Adjunct Faculty Meeting Rooms: 221, 223, 224, 224A, 225A, 225B, 326, 326A
Classrooms: 002; 116; 306
- This can be reserved by students, adjunct or staff
Lounge: 206 (attached to kitchen)
- These rooms are primarily used to classes, but during "non-classroom" hours it can be reserved.
- This is not open for reservations from 11 am - 2 pm daily to allow college community to share a lunch room area.
Is there any Computer Lab space in the Graduate Center?
Yes. There is lab space located in building. While a student may also utilize wireless coverage throughout the building, the following areas are specifically designated with computers for students:
Does the Graduate Center have any convenience or entertainment space?
- Located in room 002 of the basement of the Graduate Center, the curriculum library offers a quiet small library, several large desks, seating for 10-20 people, computer workstations and a printer.
- Located in room 011 in the basement of the Graduate Center, the computer lab is a quiet area featuring 14 computer workstations and two printers.
Yes. The Graduate center offers plenty of space for students to roam, relax, and feel at home. These areas and features include:
What kinds of technology resources are available at the Graduate Center?
Kitchens & Vending machines
Kitchen located in room 203 of the Graduate Center.
- Complete with refrigerator, microwave, sink, and coffee maker.
- Half Kitchen, located in Atrium on first floor of the Graduate Center with sink, microwave, and coffee maker.
- Offering a wide assortment of drinks and snacks.
- Located in the basement of the Graduate Center.
Second floor "Gathering"/Seminar room
- Room 206 is a large, versatile room where students and staff are encouraged to meet or simply relax.
- Features comfortable leather couches and seating in addition to several desks and chairs.
- This area is located in the first floor of the Graduate Center and is found in the main entrance of the building. Featuring a two story high ceiling and windows all around, the atrium is a trademark area in the Graduate Center. It is a place where students can work, converse, or just relax.
Union Graduate College offers wireless coverage on all levels of the building.
- When entering the building, your machine or communication device will recognize a wireless network.
- When you start your web browser, you will be prompted for a Username and Password. We are giving everyone Guest access initially and will provide additional information in the future about individual accounts.
Everyone can use the following to log on to the wireless system:
- Password = "Guest"
Computer Lab Areas
Main Computer Lab located in room 011
- Features 12 computer workstations, 2 printers, and other items.
Curriculum Library located in room 002
- Features additional computers workstations and printer.
Parking at the Graduate Center
Do I need a permit or parking pass to park in the Graduate Center parking area?
Parking Rules and Regulations
- During the day, we ask that you park to the right of the Graduate Center
- After 5:00 PM, you are encouraged to park in the spots in front of the building.
- When leaving at night, be cognizant of personal safety and consider asking a Safety Officer to escort you to your vehicle.
Parking at Union College
- Union Graduate College assumes no responsibility or risk for any vehicle, its occupants, or property contained therein or thereon, while parked or driven on Union Graduate College property.
- Please be certain to lock your vehicle, keep GPS systems and other valuables locked in your trunk or otherwise out of site.
Can I park on Union College when I have class or am using the library?
Do I need a permit or parking pass to park on the Union College Campus?
- Yes. For your safety and personal security, we encourage you to park on Union College campus when you are accessing their campus during the evening.
Union College Parking Rules and Regulations
- Yes. Union College requires that all vehicles, including motorcycles and motorbikes, have a permit.
- The permit is a sticker that is attached to your vehicle.
The required parking permit can be obtained at the Union College Security Office at College Park Hall.
- The building is a renovated Hotel/Inn and is located at 450 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308.
- Campus Security is located on the first floor.
Upon registering, please make sure to bring your:
- Student ID
- Vehicle registration
- Completed Student Vehicle Registration form
- $15 fee payable to Union College by cash, check, or money order
- Union College assumes no responsibility or risk for any vehicle, its occupants or property contained therein or thereon, while parked or driven on Union College property.
- Parking on Union College property is a privilege, not a right, and parking space is not guaranteed for each vehicle in any parking area.
- The Campus Safety Department will issue tickets to illegally parked vehicles and if necessary, tow vehicles at the owner's expense. No one is exempt from campus traffic enforcement.
- Complete Union College Parking Regulations
Visitor parking is available directly in front of the Graduate Center. If all of those spots are taken, please park to the right of the Graduate Center.
What security service(s) does Union Graduate College offer?
Safety Procedures and General Tips
- Union Graduate College employs Safety officers who patrol during evening and weekend hours.
- Students are encouraged to review safety procedures and general tips (see below)
- The Union College trolley stops at the Graduate Center approximately every 20 minutes beginning at 6pm through midnight
Union Graduate College continuously aims to protect its students, faculty, and surrounding community. Seeing this, please take a few short moments to review the following list of general safety hints and tips. Safety education and knowledge goes a long way towards building awareness and furthering prevention.
Reducing exposure to risks
How to act during a confrontation
You can protect yourself by taking steps to decrease your exposure to risks.
- Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you at all times.
- Use assertive body language to communicate that you are aware and in control.
Leaving Union Graduate College or Union College after dark
Trust your instincts.
- If something or someone makes you feel uneasy, get out or away from the situation.
If you feel threatened, don't be afraid to make a "scene".
- Public embarrassment is the least concern when you are in a dangerous situation.
- If you are ultimately confronted, it is best to comply with instructions and not resist.
Walking alone on Union Graduate College or Union College
If you are leaving College buildings after dark, try to leave with someone you know & trust, who can walk with you to your destination.
- If this is not possible, travel with friends or use the college walking escort services.
- Upon reaching a vehicle, don't fumble in your purse/pocket for car keys. Have them ready in your hand before you reach your car/home
Safety for working or studying after hours
If you must walk alone:
- Do so with confidence.
- Keep your head up, always being alert with shoulders back.
- Make eye contact with anyone you may be suspicious of.
- A passerby with honest intentions will not be irritated with you for acting cautiously.
- Let others know that you are aware of their presence
- Travel only in well-lighted areas.
- Don't take shortcuts through vacant, wooded, or dark areas.
- Avoid delays in secluded areas; waiting to meet with people, speaking on cell phones, or stopping for any reason can make you a target.
- If you think someone is following, switch direction abruptly.
- If you still feel uncomfortable, seek an area where there are other people, call or find an Emergency Phone and alert Security.
Reporting an Event General Safety Tips
If you plan to work or study in a building after normal hours and are concerned about being alone, let Security know the following:
- Where you are working or studying.
- Where you will be throughout the time period.
- When you anticipate leaving.
- Any concerns or demands you may have.
If you ever witness a crime or see any suspicious sounds, activities or behavior occurring, please report it to campus safety immediately:
- For emergency situations, please call 911.
- For non-emergencies, please call 518-631-9912.
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