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Contact: Jonas Macapinlac, Interim Director of Auxiliary Enterprises
Tel: (671) 735-2944 | Emailjmac@triton.uog.edu

Triton Store

Location: Next to Calvo Field House

Tel: (671) 735-2931 | Websitewww.tritonstore.gu 

The Triton Store is conveniently located next to the Calvo Field House and is the official source for University of Guam logo merchandise. The Triton Store carries apparel, gifts, Apple computers and accessories, textbooks and instructional materials, snacks, and beverages, and hot bentos. 

Food Services and Vending

Instagram: @uogeats

Food trucks and food vendors are available to serve the campus community with meals and cold beverages at reasonable prices. Food trucks are located in the center courtyard across from the RFK Library and are open for lunch to the general public Monday through Thursday. Food vendors are located at the School of Health building and the School of Business & Public Administration building and are also open to the general public Monday through Friday.

Post Office - UOG Station

Location: Student Services Center

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday  Friday

The Post Office at UOG Station provides USPS services to the University community and the general public. 



Contact: Doug Palmer, Athletics Director

Tel: (671) 735-2861/2 | Emailpalmerd@triton.uog.edu


The University of Guam Calvo Field House was originally developed to provide UOG students with a site to expand their knowledge and skills in the areas of health and physical education. This concept eventually broadened to allow the Calvo Field House to be used alternately as a community center for sports and recreational use as well as a concert and performance hall and convention center.

The facility hosts intramural sports, varsity sports competitions, and physical education and recreation classes in a newly renovated Triton Fitness Center with locker rooms and restroom facilities. 

For the island as a whole, the facility offers a unique venue for events never before economically or practically feasible. Comprising an area of 70,500 square feet, the Calvo Field House can accommodate more than 2,700 people for basketball and volleyball games and approximately 3,100 people for concerts, mixed martial arts and boxing matches, graduation ceremonies, and other events.

The Calvo Field House also houses program and administration offices for the University, including the Office of Admissions & Records, the Financial Aid Office, and the TRIO Program offices.



Location: Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business & Public Administration Building, 2nd Floor


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YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCCYLziip0SHgjtxB4cDEOjQ

Facebook and Instagram: @uogc4ei

The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (C4EI) was developed through a partnership with the Bank of Hawaii Foundation and the University of Guam School of Business & Public Administration. It launched in April 2016 with four years of initial funding from the Bank of Hawaii Foundation, which is now extended to 2027. The C4EI was designed as an interactive learning laboratory that brings students’ business ideas to life and nurtures growth from concept to launch and beyond.  

As part of students’ curricular and co-curricular activities, the C4EI serves as a gathering place for students to share business concepts and to explore the feasibility of their potential business. The goal is to spur an entrepreneurial spirit within and among students of all academic fields, moving them past the initial stage of idea generation into the implementation of a successful and profitable company. 

Students utilizing the center will benefit from existing resources, including the C4EI Data & Research Repository — a growing digital catalog of strategic business plans, case studies, and industry research of businesses operating in Guam and the region. As a bridge from the start-up phase, the Guam Small Business Development Center will provide the long-term resources and support for students who have already launched their businesses. The added benefit is that students can remain plugged into both centers’ networks for ongoing resources and support. 

In addition, the C4EI hosts the SBPA Dean’s Speaker Series and Entrepreneur Series. The series gives students the opportunity to connect with successful professionals from across different business disciplines. Through this partnership, students are also able to hear inspiring perspectives from local, national, and international guest speakers. 

Follow the C4EI social media channels to access C4EI's offerings that include podcasts and announcements on training, seminars, and workshops.



Interim Associate Dean/Director: Peter R. Barcinas
Location: Agriculture & Life Sciences Building, Room 228

Tel: (671) 735-2080

The University of Guam Cooperative Extension & Outreach (CE&O) under the College of Natural & Applied Science (CNAS) enables the multicultural community of Guam to make more informed decisions through non-formal and self-directed programs and materials. Both in-person and online research-based information is shared through education venues that allow citizens of Guam and the region to make decisions for their lives. Reciprocally, their needs are communicated to University professionals to answer questions through research.

CE&O is part of a much larger family of 112 U.S. land-grant colleges and universities that share research, information, scientific breakthroughs, and best educational practices. CE&O receives a majority of its funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food & Agriculture, but faculty and staff are also active in attracting significant additional funding that is used for outreach, extension, and research efforts. This program is fully integrated with the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center under CNAS and builds partnerships with and provides service to other schools and colleges of UOG. In addition to extension education, CE&O faculty and staff also teach undergraduate and graduate classes.

CE&O has education and materials addressing a variety of issues, concerns, needs, and opportunities for Guam and the region. Subject matter includes livestock care; aquaculture; fruit and vegetable production; small-business development; community development; consumer skills for decision making; production agriculture methods; pest identification and treatment; food technology; food label development; nutrition education; healthy living across the lifespan; consumer horticulture; plant disease identification and management; agroforestry, native plants, soil science, and technology; sustainable agriculture issues; youth leadership development; and science and technology education, to name just a few topics with research-based information for the public.

Through four program areas — 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Family & Consumer Sciences, and Community Development — CE&O brings together the research and develops education programs and materials to address learner needs.

CE&O’s mission is to bridge research to citizens to ensure healthy families, strong economic systems, and vibrant communities for Guam’s future.



Director: Carlos Taitano
Location: Micronesian Area Research Center/Computer Center Building, 2nd Floor
Tel: (671) 735-2600/1  |  Emailuog.gle@triton.uog.edu

The Global Learning & Engagement department, formerly Professional & International Programs, at the University of Guam responds to the educational and training needs of its dynamic and diverse constituencies. Through an array of comprehensive programs and services, GLE facilitates learning and workforce development in an environment of open access through lifelong educational opportunities.

Professional Development and Continuing Education

GLE helps to plan and provide many types of credit and non-credit continuing education programs to meet special interests within the community to continue learning. Courses may be offered during daytime or evening hours and can be taught on campus or at the workplace.

Courses and workshops are often a result of requests by individuals or groups within the community. The topics vary from job skills enhancement to personal enrichment interests. Various community education programs and seminars focus on social issues. Business, industry, and professional organizations provide special courses at UOG for their employees.

Self-paced courses are also available through GLE anytime, anywhere. All that is needed is a web-enabled computer and a desire to learn skills or update current skill sets that will assist you in your career. A team of online professionals are available for assistance as well as educational textbooks to support the interactive learning experience.

AMA University Programs

GLE partners with the American Management Association (AMA) to offer more than 75 courses and five certificate programs for:

  • Continuing education
  • Professional and workforce development
  • Business and industry training

GLE offers AMA curriculum delivered by experienced faculty that meets the needs of professionals who want the latest management thinking and best practices.

Through a partnership with Ed2Go, UOG GLE is able to offer more than 100 comprehensive trainings and career programs virtually that facilitate learning and workforce development. 

English Adventure Program

The English Adventure Program is a short-term English language learning program designed for travel agents, students from visiting schools, and visiting institutions that want to learn English while enjoying the wonders of Guam’s tropical environment. The program offers a variety of packages catered to meet the needs of each individual group. Custom packages can focus on beginning, intermediate, or advanced English curriculum. Optional tours, sports, cultural activities, and recreational activities may also be provided.

English Language Institute

Location: Global Learning & Engagement Office (MARC Bldg., 2nd Floor) 
Tel: (671) 735-2600  |  Emailelienglish@triton.uog.edu 

The English Language Institute (ELI) at the University of Guam has offered classes in English as a Second Language since 1979 with the principle purpose of preparing students for university enrollment.

Programs are offered throughout the year. Students attend daily classes to improve writing skills, conversation and listening skills, reading comprehension, and study skills and to ultimately gain confidence using English.

The ELI welcomes all individuals regardless of national origin who have completed secondary education and who are at least 18 years of age. No previous knowledge of English is necessary.

The ELI faculty have extensive teaching experience and training in Teaching English as a Second Language. In addition, both teachers and staff have international teaching and work experience.

Event Management Services

UOG GLE oversees the logistics, planning, management, and seamless execution of virtual and in-person events. With experience in managing events ranging from meetings, conferences, and trade shows, UOG GLE offers comprehensive event management services that can meet every client's unique vision, objective, and need.



Program Manager: Boris Hertslet

Location: Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business & Public Administration Building, Rooms 116–117
Satellite Office: Bank of Guam, East-West Center, Upper Tumon

Tel: (671) 735-2596

Email: admin@guamptac.com, boris@guamptac.com
Website: www.guamapex.com

The Guam APEX Accelerator, a unit of the School of Business & Public Administration, provides the education and training to ensure that local businesses become capable of participating in federal, state, and local government contracts.

Guam APEX’s wide range of free services includes one-on-one counseling sessions, group workshops, webinars, and matchmaking events.

Guam APEX’s mission is threefold:

  1. To support overall national security by ensuring a broad base of capable suppliers for the defense industry and other agencies, enhancing competition and ensuring that government agencies realize the best value for their procurement dollars.
  2. To improve Guam’s economy by helping businesses successfully compete for government contracts, thereby creating and retaining jobs and bringing other economic benefits to the communities.
  3. To support government agency efforts to meet their mandated small-business goals for contracting dollars.

The Guam APEX Accelerator (formerly Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center, or PTAC) was established on Oct. 1, 2008, and is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.



Coordinator: Velma Yamashita, Ph.D.

Location: Dean’s Circle, Houses #14 and #15
Tel: (671) 735-2965 | Email: islacenter@gmail.com
Website: www.uog.edu/isla
Gallery hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday

The mission of Isla Center for the Arts is to provide specialized programs in the arts that are not otherwise available to the community of Guam. The focus of Isla’s programs is to conserve and promote the indigenous arts of the Pacific area and to serve as a source for a broad understanding of Western art and culture.

Programming at Isla includes an annual series of exhibitions, free of charge, that emphasize the arts of the Pacific region as well as those of the Western world. Isla houses a permanent collection of more than 300 objects, including European and Japanese prints. The highlight of the collection is the array of objects that represent the sculptural and weaving traditions of the Micronesian region. Objects in the permanent collection are available for research upon request.

Isla serves students ranging from elementary through University levels, local artists, the Guam public, and visitors to Guam. Isla’s broad range of programming attracts approximately 2,500 patrons annually.

Isla is under the umbrella of the Division of Communication, Media, & Fine Arts of the University of Guam’s College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. Funding for Isla’s programs comes from grant awards, corporate and private donations as well as the annual Ceramic Celebration and Art-a-thon campaigns.

To view previous exhibitions, visit the website.



Chief Information Officer: Vincent Dela Cruz

Location: Computer Center Building
Tel: (671) 735-2640 | Emailhelpdesk@triton.uog.edu 

Website: www.uog.edu/it

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides a wide variety of academic, instructional, administrative, and research-related services. OIT supports these services by overseeing campus computer systems, computer labs, enterprise software, and network and internet connectivity. Consistent with the regional role of the University, OIT also provides technical services and support to various public agencies as needed.

The campus network is supported by a 10 GB Research & Education Network backbone (REN), redundant 700 Mbps internet access, and connectivity to internet exchange points. OIT provides network and internet access throughout the campus utilizing monitored wired and wireless connections. With the availability of the Guam Open Research & Education eXchange (GOREX) link with the University of Hawaii, authorized users can access Internet2. Internet2 provides a high-speed data transfer between institutions and direct access to supported content delivery networks.

Additionally, the University of Guam participates in EduRoam. This membership allows visitors from other participating institutions to securely access the campus network using their own institution’s credentials.

The University of Guam Computer Labs are equipped with modern computer workstations, printers, and multimedia systems. Most workstations include the latest productivity software such as Microsoft Office, Google Suite, statistical analysis software, and high-speed internet access. CAD and GIS software are available upon request.

The Computer Labs are located at:

  • Office of Information Technology: Computer Center Labs 108, 107A & 107B
  • College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences: EC 209, HSS 111 & HSS SBS Office
  • College of Natural & Applied Sciences: Computer Science Lab in Warehouse B
  • School of Business & Public Administration: Rooms 218 & 219
  • School of Education: Room 108A
  • School of Health: 2nd Floor
  • TRIO Programs: UOG Field House 209 & 210
  • UOG Residence Halls: Guma‘ta Hall in Dorm 3



Location: Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero Business & Public Administration Building, Room 148
Tel: (671) 735-2590
Email: sbdc@pacificsbdc.com
Website: www.pacificsbdc.com 

The Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center Network (PISBDCN) is a part of the University of Guam School of Business & Public Administration. It was established to coordinate resources from the University of Guam, the local government, the federal government, and the private sector to provide high-quality business and economic development assistance to existing and prospective small businesses.

PISBDCN contracts with local agencies to establish service centers that provide high-quality management and technical assistance to current and potential small-business owners. Assistance is provided through counseling programs, training programs, business and economic information programs, women in business and other minority programs, veterans programs, village outreach programs, a capital formation advisory service program, a business assistance center program, and an international trade program.

Existing service centers under the PISBDCN include the Guam Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and SBDCs in the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Yap, and Pohnpei), Palau, and the Marshall Islands. Advisers within these service centers provide direct assistance and coordinate the client’s utilization of all of the center’s resources. The counseling program offers free and confidential one-to-one assistance that incorporates the expertise available within its own staff, augmented by faculty and students from affiliated institutions of higher learning and independent professionals. The counseling program provides comprehensive assistance in one or more of the following service areas: feasibility studies, market research, economic and business surveys, business plan development, loan preparation assistance, management, and marketing.

The training program sponsors a comprehensive list of high-quality workshops and conferences focused on business start-up, business plan writing, business management, human resources management, and marketing that are designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of existing and prospective small-business owners and their employees. 



Dean of University Libraries: Dr. Monique Carriveau Storie
Tel: (671) 735-2331/2 | Email: mstorie@triton.uog.edu 

Circulation Desk: (671) 735-2311 | Reference Desk: (671) 735-2341 | Administration: (671) 735-2331/2/3
Website: www.uog.edu/library

The Territorial College of Guam Library was founded in a World War II military Quonset hut in Mongmong in June 1952, the same year the Territorial College of Guam was established. The curriculum of the College was supported by the library’s initial collection of 2,000 volumes consisting mainly of donations from the military and public libraries on Guam. Since then, the University of Guam Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Memorial Library, housed in the Tan Siu Lin Building, has evolved into the largest library and research facility in the Micronesia region. The library provides 54,201 square feet of work and study area and is equipped with 400 reading seats, serving the University as well as the community of Guam.

The RFK Memorial Library is an academic component and the central library facility of the University. At present, it houses more than 98,059 print titles and 124,977 print holdings; 26,902 microfilm reels and 899,748 microfiche units; 1,527 print serial titles, 187,897 print serial issues; and 5,289 multimedia items. The Integrated Library System (ILS) was installed in January 2009, and SYMPHONY went live in February 2009. The library’s online catalog, OCEAN, allows 24/7 access to students, faculty, staff, and other community and regional cardholders and enrollees to the library collection and electronic resources both on and off campus. Electronic database resources subscribed by and licensed to the Library cover a wide-range of subjects in full-text, peer-reviewed articles. New acquisitions and databases are selected regularly to enhance and support the academic quality of the University’s class, research, and professional needs.

In September 2009, the Library received a three-year Federal National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the “Information Literacy for Future Island Leaders” Project. In August 2010, the Graduate Research Center opened for service on the second floor of the library. Services available are large-screen computers with Internet and Microsoft Office; research assistance for graduate class assignments; research assistance for theses and special projects; and circulating copies of UOG theses and special projects, etc.

The RFK Memorial Library was designated a Selective Federal Depository in 1978 through the University’s land-grant status. As one of the two selective depository libraries in the region, RFK Memorial Library receives 46% of U.S. government publications, many in electronic and Microform formats. The newly added Documents Without Shelves program provides 24/7 access to more than 55,000 federal government documents in PDF full-text via the library’s OCEAN online catalog.

Other special collections at the RFK Memorial Library include the Mobil East Asian Collection, the Thesis and Special Projects Collection, the Micronesian Resource File Collection, and the Reference Information File consisting of local and ephemeral materials of current interest. The East Asia Collection offers books and periodicals on the cultures, history, language, and societies of Japan, Korea, and China, including Taiwan and Hong Kong. Mobil Oil Guam established this collection with generous initial and continued support.

The Instructional Media Services within the Library serves student and faculty needs in audio-video duplication and video projects.

The RFK Memorial Library provides Interlibrary Loan services through OCLC, DOCLINE, and other means to UOG students, faculty, staff, administrators, and other library patrons in Guam, Micronesia, and the Western Pacific. Many items can be obtained cost-free, although there may be charges associated.

As a Resource Library of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, the RFK Memorial Library supports the Regional Medical Library (UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library) to fulfill the medical, health, and consumer health information requests from U.S. health professionals and from the general public in Guam, Micronesia, and the Western Pacific region. The program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Md., and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.

The RFK Memorial Library is open six days a week during the regular semesters. Hours are posted on the front entrance, Circulation Service Desk, Reference Service Desk, and other locations within the building. Hours vary during the interim and summer sessions. 

The RFK Memorial Library is administered by the director. The Office of the Director for Learning Resources is located on the first floor of the Robert Kennedy Memorial Library building.



Interim Associate Director: Deepti Birhade

Location: Dean’s Circle, House #6
Tel: (671) 735-2620/1
Moodle Help: moodlehelp@triton.uog.edu 

The Telecommunication & Distance Education Operation (TADEO) under the Senior Vice President's office is a member of the Micronesia High-Frequency/Single-Side Band radio (HF/SSB) network. TADEO provides voice communication to the Pacific Islands as a public service. TADEO serves as a radio contact point for outer-island search-and-rescue support and natural disaster communication. In conjuction with the U.S. government, TADEO assists with Operation Christmas Drop every year, in which 70+ remote islands receive boxes of goods and supplies via parachute at Christmas.
TADEO assists various campus departments with video conference services for online collaboration, recruitment, and vendor demonstrations.

Center for Online Learning

The Center for Online Learning is a sub-unit under TADEO whose mission is to coordinate and promote distance education programs for local, military, and regional adult learners. These programs may lead to either a certificate in a specialized area or a college degree.

The center, in conjunction with TADEO staff, manages, monitors, and administers the Learning Management Software (LMS). The Center for Online Learning also provides training for faculty in the use of LMS and in the design and implementation of distance education course material. Lastly, the center monitors and maintains an electronic help desk for online users.



The Federal TRIO Programs are federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. These programs are 100% federally funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The University of Guam is a host institution to three out of the eight Federal TRIO Programs: Educational Talent Search, Student Support Services, and Upward Bound.

Educational Talent Search

Location: Calvo Field House, 2nd Floor
Tel: (671) 735-2246
Website: www.uog.edu/trio-program/educational-talent-search 
Hours: 8 a.m. – Noon and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

Educational Talent Search (ETS) serves 738 eligible Guam Department of Education middle and high school students to help them reach their academic potential. Participants must be first-generation college students and/or low-income based on the Federal Income Guidelines.

The free services for ETS students include:

  • connections for academic tutoring;
  • advice and assistance in secondary course selection;
  • assistance in preparing for college entrance examinations and completing college admission applications;
  • information on the full range of federal student financial aid programs and benefits;
  • connections for financial and economic literacy service; and
  • exposure to the campuses of institutions of higher education.

ETS also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or re-enter and complete postsecondary education. Services are provided at the target schools and at the UOG campus.

Student Support Services

Location: Calvo Field House, 2nd Floor
Tel: (671) 735-2248 | Fax: (671) 734-7514
Website: www.uog.edu/trio-program/student-support-services 
Hours: 8 a.m. – Noon and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday

Student Support Services (SSS) serves 160 students providing opportunities for academic development, assisting with basic college requirements, and motivating them toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education. Participants must be first-generation college students, be low-income based on the Federal Income Guidelines, and/or be a student with a disability.

The free services for SSS students include:

  • academic tutoring;
  • advice and assistance in course selection;
  • assistance in completing the FAFSA;
  • career exploration activities;
  • information on financial aid programs and benefits;
  • guidance on financial and economic literacy, including financial planning;
  • information on graduate and professional programs;
  • Summer Bridge Program; and
  • study skills workshops

Upward Bound

Location: Calvo Field House, 1st Floor (next to Fitness Center)
: (671) 735-1991/2 Fax: (671) 734-7514

Website: www.uog.edu/trio-program/upward-bound 
Hours: 8 a.m. – Noon and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday; Saturdays by appointment

Upward Bound is a college preparation program that serves 103 eligible Guam Department of Education high school students. Participants must be first-generation college students, low-income based on the Federal Income Guidelines, and/ or at-risk due to lack of academic support. Eligible students from non-GDOE high schools may apply and are accepted on a space-available basis.

The free services for Upward Bound students include:

  • biweekly afterschool tutoring;
  • help with college and financial aid applications;
  • career and college preparation activities;
  • financial aid and financial literacy information and application assistance;
  • off-island educational programs;
  • summer program with GDOE high school credit;
  • self-development activities, including field trips, study skills, and more

Services are provided at the target high schools and at the UOG campus.