University of Guam Catalog
Program Coordinator/Career Coach: Sallie L.T. McDonald
Location: Student Center
Tel: (671) 735-2233
Hours: 8 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
The Career Development Office is open to all UOG students and alumni and offers assistance in internship opportunities, referrals for job placement, and career counseling and advisement in finding suitable positions within their career choices. The office is committed to help guide the students and alumni in developing self-direction and personal responsibility in the career decision-making and job search process; to network with a variety of employers for available job opportunities in their organizations; and to maximize students’ exposure to the employers through the annual Fall Employer On-Campus Recruitment and the annual Spring Job Fair events.
Other services, like providing class presentations on career exploration, outreach
career presentations on and off campus, and workshops on topics including mock interviews,
resume writing, application processing, and dressing for success are conducted throughout
the year. Personal conferences may be arranged to review student and alumni goals,
plans, qualifications, career assessments, educational requirements, and other matters
Program Coordinator: Marlene Leon Guerrero
Tel: (671) 735-2201
Students may opt to study abroad and experience new places, ideas, and cultures through the National Student Exchange. The National Student Exchange provides a unique and exciting opportunity for study over the course of a semester, a summer, or an academic year at one or more of nearly 200 institutions in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Students go on exchanges for many reasons, including:
Location: Student Center
Tel: (671) 735-0246
The Student Life Office (SLO) coordinates extracurricular programs and activities in order to provide a positive and interactive social and learning environment for students and to promote development. The SLO also provides assistance for academic and disciplinary problems and complaints.
The Student Life Offices organizes orientation for all new students, familiarizing students with the University’s academic programs, student support services, and campus life activities as well as providing them an introduction to administrators, deans, student leaders, and advisors. New Student Orientation begins one week prior to the Fanuchånan (Aug.–Dec.), Fañomnåkan (Jan.–May) and Finakpo’ (June–Aug.) sessions.
Students have the opportunity to participate in more than 50 organizations under the Student Life Office and are encouraged to get involved. A list of student organizations may be found at www.uog.edu/life-at-uog.
Students with a common interest or purpose who seek to form an organization and use the University’s name, resources, or facilities must register the organization with the Student Life Office and must have a faculty advisor. Recognized organizations may request Student Government Association financial aid and assistance for their activities. However, neither the University nor the SGA is obligated to provide facilities, supplies, or financial assistance to any campus organization. Necessary forms to petition for University recognition may be obtained from the Student Life Office.
Location: Student Center
Tel: (671) 735-2222
The Student Government Association (SGA) of the University of Guam is the official
name adopted by the organization representing the students of UOG. All students who
have paid the student activity fee are regular members of the association. The SGA
is governed by student officers and senators within the framework of its constitution
and by-laws. Officers and senators are elected annually by the student body and are
responsible for administering the affairs of the association. The association is responsible
for most student body activities and shares with the administration a concern for
the morale, welfare, and development of all students. Through shared representation
on academic, community, and student grievance committees the rights and responsibilities
of students are protected by the association.
Location: Student Center and EMSS Office
Tel: (671) 735-3342
Counselors assist students with a wide range of personal concerns and issues, which are divided into three areas of specialization: educational advisement, psychological counseling, and accommodative services for students with disabilities. Confidentiality is strictly maintained within each of these four areas.
Academic counselors assist students in identifying their personal educational goals. With the use of technology, counselors can help student determine which areas of study best meet those goals. Students that have not yet declared a major are advised to seek the assistance of an academic counselor.
Psychological counseling (short-term) is available to all registered students who may be undergoing personal difficulties or learning problems that interfere with a student’s daily functioning. Individual counseling is offered to assist students in resolving issues that cause emotional distress. Group counseling offers the opportunity for students to work together in learning to deal more effectively with personal concerns.
Accommodative services assist students with disabilities in ensuring their needs are met for academic purposes. Students requesting accommodations should be made as early as possible before the beginning of the semester but will be accepted throughout the year. All students with disabilities must submit appropriate educational, medical, and psychological documentation to substantiate their need for services and a copy of their course schedule.
Courses offered to students: FY-101: First-Year Seminar is a three-credit course required
for all entering students with less than 30 credit hours of college coursework. This
course is designed to help students get the most out of their academic experience
by offering ongoing orientation to university life, academic self-help skills, and
Location: Student Center
Tel: 735-2225/6 | Fax: 734-4651
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
Student Health Services is committed to providing high-quality, accessible, cost-effective health care that adequately meets the needs of the University of Guam’s diverse student population. These health care services are confidential and responsive to promoting optimal wellness, thereby empowering students to make informed and self-directed decisions about healthy life choices that will ultimately assist them to achieve their academic and career goals.
The Student Health Services office provides health clearances for University enrollment, pursuant to Public Law 22-130, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated. Student Health Services also provides the following services:
All UOG applicants must present:
- Evidence of having been vaccinated against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (either MMR#1 and MMR#2 vaccinations OR titer to prove immunity). Students born before 1957 are exempted from MMR requirements.
- Results of a tuberculin (TB)/purified protein derivative (PPD) skin test taken no earlier than six months of the date of application are required for submission. (If the results of the PPD/TB skin test are positive, you must have a Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) form attached with your Chest X-ray report filled out by your health care provider. The LTBI form and Chest X-Ray report shall be presented to the Department of Public Health & Social Services, Tuberculosis Department in Mangilao, Guam. You will obtain a Certificate of Tuberculosis Evaluation, also known as Public Health Clearance.
- New applicants must also complete a health clearance form and submit it to the Student Health Services.
Required documents must be submitted to the Student Health Services office and be cleared before orientation and registration. Failure to submit documents to clear health requirements will delay registration. All students are highly encouraged to purchase a medical health insurance plan valid on Guam.
Most medical care services in the United States are extremely expensive. To protect our UOG international (I-20) students from these high costs, the University requires all full-time international students to have health insurance by providing proof of coverage that is valid on Guam. You may contact the University Designated School Official at the Office of Admissions & Records for more information at (671) 735-2201.
The University strongly recommends all full-time exchange students have health insurance
coverage valid on Guam.
Location: English & Communications Building, 2nd Floor
The student newspaper, Triton’s Call, has been an instrument of information and news
for UOG students and the UOG community since 1965. It also provides opportunities
for students to acquire experience in various facets of journalism, such as reporting,
writing, editing, photography, layout, production for multimedia/digital platforms,
and advertising under the guidance of faculty advisors. Triton’s Call reporters, editors,
photographers, designers, and contributors are all students studying at the University.
Location: See Campus Map
Tel: (671) 735-2260/1 | Fax: (671) 734-2262
The Residence Halls Office is responsible for providing student housing and promoting residence life programs for students. Living on campus contributes to the intellectual, social, and emotional well-being of the students who compose the residential community. Student residents live conveniently near University resources, and they form a community that helps and encourages academic excellence, while providing co-curricular programs, healthy recreational activities, and enjoyable entertainment.
The University of Guam has three co-ed residence halls (dormitories) on campus, which accommodate up to 191 student residents in double-occupancy rooms and single private rooms. Dorm 1 residences are located on the first floor of the building with two wings and a total of two corridors, while Dorms 2 and 3 are two-story buildings with two wings, for a total of four corridors per hall dorm. Each corridor has 12 rooms and one or two shared bathrooms. Two students generally share residential rooms, though single rooms may be obtained for a premium when space is available. All rooms are air-conditioned and furnished with a bed, a desk and chair, and a closet or wardrobe with a chest of drawers for each resident. The residents share one kitchen, a study hall, a TV lounge, and a laundry room. Additionally, a convenience store is located in Dorm 1, while the cafeteria that serves the mandatory meal plan is located in Dorm 3.
The Residence Halls are staffed by student Resident Assistants (RAs). The RAs coordinate many co- curricular and extracurricular activities, competitions, and events, such as movie nights, game days, and much more. Recreation for residents is available at the Calvo Field House with its weight room, exercise room, and indoor courts.
Application for residence on campus may be made with the Residence Halls Office. A $100 reservation/security deposit is required at the time of the initial application. However, if a student’s application is placed on the waiting list, the security deposit is returned to the student and will be required upon availability of a room in which the student is interested. Rooms are reserved (with deposits) on a first-come firstserved basis in accordance to the application schedule for continuing/returning, new, and all applicants. Students who make reservations and are not on the waiting list but cancel their application will receive a $50 refund from their deposits ONLY when they provide the Residence Halls Office with a written cancellation before the first day of the contract period. After that date, the entire deposit is forfeited. A reservation will be automatically canceled if a student fails to arrive at the Residence Halls at the beginning of the contract period, unless a prior written confirmation of the reservation, which specifies the date of arrival, is received by the Residence Halls Office before the first day of the contract period.
To receive a housing application or additional information regarding the Residence
Halls, contact the Residence Halls Office. Prospective residents are welcome to visit
the Residence Halls from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call to schedule
The TRIO Programs are responsible for the management of three federally funded programs: Student Support Services, Upward Bound, and Educational Talent Search.
Location: Calvo Field House, 1st and 2nd Floors
Tel: (671) 735-2248 | Fax: (671) 734-7514
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
Student Support Services is a 100% federally funded program that provides free academic services to eligible University of Guam students. These services are designed to assist low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities in completing their bachelor’s degrees.
Services available include: academic assistance in math and English, academic guidance and counseling, financial aid searches, and cultural activities.
Location: Calvo Field House, 1st Floor (next to Fitness Center)
Tel: (671) 735-1991/2 | Fax: (671) 734-7514
Hours: 8 a.m. – Noon and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday; Saturdays by appointment
The Upward Bound (UB) program is a TRIO college preparation program hosted by UOG. It is 100% federally funded to serve 103 high school students currently attending one of Guam’s public high schools. Students from non-GDOE high schools may apply if they meet the program’s eligibility requirement and are accepted on a space-available basis.
The program’s main objectives are to: a) improve academic performance and GPA; b) help improve standardized test scores; c) retain students in high school so they may graduate; d) provide college preparation and support services for college enrollment immediately after high school; and e) track alumni progress toward completion of their postsecondary degree(s).
UB’s free services for eligible students include tutoring, academic support services, career and college preparation activities; financial aid information and financial literacy assistance; a summer program for high school credit at UOG; study skills and self-development; field trips; and more. UB staff provide the services at the target high schools and at the UOG campus.
Location: Calvo Field House, 2nd Floor
Tel: (671) 735-2246
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
Educational Talent Search is a 100% federally funded program under the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the U.S. Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. ETS is a nationwide program under the TRIO umbrella. The program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.
The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and with the postsecondary application process. ETS also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. The goal of ETS is to increase the number of youths from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.
The UOG ETS program serves 738 middle (eighth graders only) and high school students as well as young adults until age 27. Participants must be first-generation college students and/or from a low-income family background based on the Federal Income Guidelines.
The Enrollment Management & Student Success division is committed to student support. Significant human growth and student development take place not only in the traditional classroom setting, but also in the Residence Halls, Student Center, and through involvement in campus co-curricular activities. The services listed above, in addition to the Financial Aid Office and the Office of Admissions & Records, fall under the direction of the dean of Enrollment Management & Student Success: