FAQs for First Year Families

Communications About Your Student

FERPA

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (known as the Buckley Amendment), Ursinus College’s policy informs students in the procedures available to provide appropriate access to personal records while protecting their confidentiality. The complete Act is available for inspection in the office of the Registrar.

Press Release Form

This form allows Ursinus College to publicize your accomplishments during time at Ursinus (i.e. Dean’s List, honors, etc). If you student do not fill out this form, Ursinus will not include you in publications, under the Buckley Amendment. Forms are given out at orientation and will be available on Move-In Day. Additionally, students can pick up a form in College Communications located in Bomberger 104.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is a guide to the policies and procedures that we use to govern ourselves. Information regarding Academic Life, Student Life, and Campus Resources are included. View the entire Student Handbook.

Move In

Learn more about residence halls and living at Ursinus here.

Extra Storage
At the end of the spring semester students must remove all personal belongings from their rooms within 24 hours after their last exam or by 5:00 p.m. on the last day of finals; whichever one comes first. For graduating students, personal belongings must be removed by 5:00 p.m. on Commencement Day. There is no on-sight storage available over the summer but there are several local storage facilities in the community.

Smart Stop Self Storage
610-489-4875
1-888-97-STORAGE
Website

Collegeville Locker Room Self-Storage
610-831-1885
Website

Campus Services

Bookstore

Our Bookstore is temporarily located in a trailer across from the LOVE statue and adjacent to Ritter Hall. The new Commons will house the future Bookstore in late 2019. The bookstore will be open Move-In Day. We have new and used books available, as well as Ursinus apparel and supplies. Below are the current semester hours:

Monday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED

 

Student Mail Service

Each new student will be assigned a keyed mailbox and a permanent Mail Stop Code (MSC) number. Returning students keep their previous numbers. A student will also keep his or her mail key for his or her entire time at Ursinus. This key must be returned upon conclusion of one’s time here.
Student mailboxes are located in Wismer Hall, Lobby B, and are accessible 24 hours a day. In order to receive incoming mail, the student’s name and MSC # must be on all incoming packages and mail.

If a package is sent, your student will receive a yellow slip in his/her mailbox.

The Ursinus Mail Center is located in the Facilities Services Building at the eastern end of the college – off of Fifth Ave, adjacent to the College Arms Apartments. The phone extension is 2483. The Mail Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:15 PM.

For mail and postal packages:
Student’s Name / MSC#
Ursinus College
P.O. Box 8000
Collegeville, PA 19426-8000

For UPS, Fed Ex., etc.:
Student’s Name / MSC #
Ursinus College
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426-8000

Cell Phone Service

The cellular phone providers with local service:

Verizon:

610-409-7879
(Front Street in Collegeville)
610-489-2250
(East Main Street in Collegeville)

AT&T:
610-489-1301
(Second Ave in Collegeville)

T-Mobile:
610-489-3182
(Plaza Drive Ste in Collegeville)


Banking

It is a good idea for your student to have a checking account while on campus. There are several local banks that are in walking distance of campus as well as a PNC ATM machine located in the lower lounge in Wismer. Fees are assessed for ATM transactions for non-PNC accounts. Bank representatives from several of the banks listed below will be onsite during Move-in Day where representatives can assist your student with his/her banking needs.

Banks
Niagara Bank
364 East Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426
610-489-7201
PNC Bank
21 Town Center Road
Collegeville, PA 19426
610-454-2021
Citizens Bank
130 Main Street
Trappe, PA 19426
610-489-9235
TD Bank
498 Second Avenue
Collegeville, PA 19426
610-409-8650
Susquehanna Bank
1856 S. Collegeville Road
Collegeville, PA 19426-2944
610-489-3536
Bank of America
130 West Main Street
Trappe, PA 19426
(800) 432-1000


Student ID

In order to provide for the identification of individuals in the Ursinus community, students, faculty, and staff are given identification cards. Students should carry these cards at all times as they may be required to access certain College buildings, services, and events (i.e. these cards will be used for meals, obtaining books and materials from the library, use of the gym facilities, and access into certain dorm buildings and classrooms). Students should report a lost or stolen I.D. To obtain a replacement I.D., students must go to the Technical Support Center in Myrin Library, and present some form of photo I.D. with a signature. The cost of the replacement card is $10.


Dining Services & Food on Campus

Please consult the dining services website for information about meal plans, dietary restrictions, and the variety of food offerings on campus.

Campus Safety

The Campus Safety Office is located in Wismer Hall on the Olin Plaza and provides services and protection for the Ursinus community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Campus safety officers are trained in appropriate areas of security procedures to include emergency response, CPR, AED, First Aid and crisis intervention.

A personal safety escort is available 24 hours a day. Campus members are encouraged to promptly report any crime or unusual or suspicious incidents to the Campus Safety Office.

Telephone Numbers

Medical or Police emergency: 911 (9-911 from a campus phone)
Campus Safety:
610-409-3333 (ext. 3333 from a campus phone)