Centers, Offices, and Services

Transcripts

Students may request a transcript of their collegiate work through the Office of the University Registrar, in person, by mail, or online. Official transcripts bearing the signature of the Registrar and the seal of the University are sent, at the request of the student, to other institutions and organizations.

A fee will be charged per transcript. The University requires at least one week’s notice for the issuance of transcripts. No transcripts can be issued until all financial obligations to the University have been satisfactorily settled.

International Student Advising

The International Education Coordinator promotes the overall welfare of international students through the coordination and development of programs that enhance international student success. These include orientation and referral for academic advising; participation in the sponsorship of academic, cultural, and professional activities that promote the educational, recreational, and emotional well-being of international students; and verifying and maintaining all necessary immigration documents. The International Education Coordinator can be contacted at the Multicultural and International Center at 215.951.1948.

Bucks County Center

La Salle University offers Master’s and undergraduate degree programs at its Bucks County Center in Newtown, PA.  The center is located in the Silver Lake Executive Campus, approximately one mile from the Newtown-Yardley exit of I-95.  This full-service educational facility includes traditional classrooms, seminar rooms, nursing labs, computer labs, executive training and professional development facilities, a student lounge, and a Resource Center that houses library materials and computer workstations.

Courses are offered during the evening and on weekends to accommodate adult learners and working professionals.  Students can complete master’s degree programs in a variety of academic areas, including Master of Business Administration (MBA), Education, Professional Clinical Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy, and Nursing.  An undergraduate degree in Nursing (ACHIEVE), and a full-time day program in Organizational Leadership are also offered at the Center.  Click on the links above for additional information about these programs.

Montgomery County Center

La Salle University offers some master’s degree programs, a bachelor’s degree and certificate programs at the Montgomery County Center, located in the Victory Office Park on Germantown Pike in Plymouth Meeting, PA, approximately one-quarter mile East of Exit 19 of I-476 (“Blue Route”) and approximately one-quarter mile South of the Norristown exit (Exit 333) of the PA Turnpike (I-276).  The facility includes classrooms, computer classrooms and labs, a student lounge, and a Resource Center that houses library materials, and computer work stations.  An accelerated Bachelor of Social Work degree completion program, the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy or Professional Clinical Counseling, along with certificate programs also are offered at the Montgomery County Center.  Click on the links above for additional information about these programs.

Library Services

The Connelly Library & Bucks County Resource Center

The Connelly Library is the academic hub of La Salle University, offering traditional and innovative library services including Information Literacy Instruction, in-person and chat reference support, interlibrary loan and other services, plus warm and inviting individual and group study spaces that are open over 100 hours a week, with extended late night hours around midterms and finals. In addition to an extensive print and electronic book collection, the library collects feature films and documentaries that support the university’s academic and recreational needs. The library also provides access to almost 100 online research databases that support teaching and learning activities in every discipline.  The Special Collections area holds hundreds of rare and illustrated editions of the Holy Bible, archival material related to historic properties on La Salle’s grounds, the largest collection in the world of literary and creative works concerning the Vietnam War, and unique academic collections exploring popular culture, including a collection on Bob Dylan. The University Archives serves as the official repository for University records which possess permanent historical, administrative, legal, cultural, or fiscal value, and document the history of La Salle University. In addition to the Connelly Library on the Main Campus, students at Bucks County Center can visit the Resource Center to work on assignments or meet with a librarian for research support. Connelly Library books and interlibrary loan materials can also be delivered to the Bucks County Center or the Montgomery County Center for pick up. To access library hours, search the library’s online and print resources, contact a librarian, access 24/7 chat reference or learn more about the Connelly Library visit library.lasalle.edu .

Computing / Technology-Based Learning Facilities

Main Campus

Computer Labs and Technology

The computer facilities at La Salle University’s Main Campus offer state-of-the-art computers with the latest software for all majors. Computer labs are located in several buildings on campus. The main student lab is located in Wister Hall.

Technology on campus also extends beyond the labs. La Salle University offers wireless access in most buildings on campus, including the Student Union.

Academic Technology

The University’s Web portal, mylasalle, provides a single point of access to e-mail, calendar, Br. LUWIS, school events, and customized content for students, faculty, and staff.

The University also offers Canvas, a course-management system that allows faculty and students the ability to share content and communicate online. With this technology incorporated within courses, they can access multimedia and Web resources, communicate and share information within the class, collaborate on projects with team or group members, post assignments, or take tests and quizzes.

Tutoring services are accessible using the GradesFirst system. Please visit the mylasalle portal for more information.

The La Salle mobile application provides a full range of iOS- and Android-enabled tools for students with mobile devices. Features include viewing the following:

  • View Class Schedule and Final Grades
  • Gold Card Balance
  • Today At La Salle (Weather, Events, Photos)
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Device Specific Apps 
  • Faculty/Staff Directory
  • RSS Feeds (News, Athletics)
  • Library Hours and Information
  • Real-time Shuttle Tracking

IT technical support is available in Olney 200. This Help Desk, staffed by an IT technician, can assist with password resets, laptop troubleshooting, or other technical issues. Help Desk services are also available by phone at 215.951.1860.

Bucks County Center

The computer facilities at the Bucks County Center also offer students access to the latest hardware and software technologies. These Centers include computer labs and wireless technology as well as integrated classrooms.

Montgomery County Center

The computer facilities at the Montgomery County Center also offer students access to the latest hardware and software technologies, including mylasalle and Canvas.

Visit the Information Technology Department website for more details about the services offered.

Dining Services

Main Campus

La Salle Dining Services offers a wide array of dining choices to meet the needs of even the most busiest of schedules. From our two “all you care to eat” dining halls, Blue & Gold and Treetops Cafe, to the Union Food Court and our P.O.D. Markets, our locations offer a variety of options which include grab and go options and traditional hot meals.

Blue and Gold Dining Hall and Treetops Cafe are our two “all you care to eat” dining halls where students can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a meal swipe that is deducted from their weekly or semesterly balance, depending on their meal plan. Both dining halls have multiple stations including a Mongolian grille, a deli, a hot food line consisting of home-style meals, and a grill serving hot dogs and hamburgers, among options. Blue and Gold is located along Olney Avenue on main campus and is open seven days a week, and Treetops Cafe is located on South Campus next to Saint Basil Court and is open for traditional meal service Monday through Friday. Blue and Gold Dining Hall and Treetops Cafe also have convenience stores where students can use their Special Food Account (SFA) dollars​ which are built into their meal plans along with Gold Card, cash, and credit card. These locations offer grab and go meals, chips, snacks, and drinks.

Treetops Cafe also offers a late night snack option. Treetops After Dark is open Tuesday through Saturday and serves casual hot food in a relaxed environment, and students can enjoy our game room which includes Xbox, air hockey, ping pong table, and an arcade game. The Treetops Express convenience store is also open for students to purchase snacks, chips, and drinks. Students can use their Special Food Account Dollars, Gold Card, cash, and credit card at Treetops After Dark

The Union Food Court is located inside the Student Union Building on main campus and has multiple food kiosks offering personalized foods including salads at Greens to Go, pizza and Stromboli at Bene Pizza, burgers and fries at Grille Works, and Mexican flare at Zoca. The Union Food Court is also home to the Union Market, a convenience store offering snacks, chips, drinks, and grab and go meals, and a full-service Subway and Starbucks. Students can use their Special Food Account Dollars, Gold Card, cash, and credit card in the food court, or meal exchange at Subway and Starbucks.

For hours of operations and locations of all dining options, as well as meal plan information and reloading Special Food Account dollars, visit us at www.lasalle.campusdish.com. Also, keep up with us on social media! Follow us on Instagram: @LaSalleDining!

Saxby’s Coffee

Saxby’s is a coffee shop located in Founder’s Hall on West Campus along Olney Avenue. Saxby’s serves a variety of hot and cold drink options in addition to a variety of sandwiches and pastries. Students can use their Gold Card funds at this location.

Bucks County Center

Bucks Xpress is open evenings; and vending machines located near the Cafe provide a wide variety of snacks, light meals, and beverages.

Montgomery County Center

Limited vending machine food choices provide snacks and beverages.

Career and Employment Services

Career development is a continuous process in which skills are learned, developed, or enhanced through education and experience. The Office of Career and Employment Services provides graduate students with the opportunity to discuss and formulate their career goals and plans, develop or expand contacts with potential employers, and research career information and trends. Resources, services, and events offered through Career and Employment Services include personalized career counseling, information on careers and employment, resume review and interview preparation, alumni networking receptions, and on-campus recruiting and job fairs.

The Career Services Center is located on the fourth floor of the Administration Building on Main Campus and is open throughout the year, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and during the academic year until 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. A Career and Employment Services staff person will also be available (by appointment) at La Salle’s Bucks County Center and Montgomery County Center on selected days. Appointments during evening hours and/or at our Bucks and Montgomery County locations must be made in advance. Please call 215.951.1075 to make an appointment. (www.lasalle.edu/careerservices)

Housing / Community Development

La Salle University’s office of Community Development assists students in locating housing in the surrounding community. Off-campus property listings are available by contacting the Off-Campus Community and Commuter Student Services Coordinator at 215.951.1916. These listings should not be construed as indicating approval or supervision by the University, and all agreements entered into by the users of this listing are traditional agreements between the landlords and students. The University’s role is merely that of a conduit for the listing.

Counseling and Health Services

Residential graduate students are eligible to use the services of the Student Health Center, the Student Counseling Center, and the Alcohol and Other Drug Education Center. The La Salle University Student Health Center is a primary health-care facility that provides acute health care and is staffed by clinical nurse practitioners. It is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the academic year. All residential graduate students must have a completed health history form on file. After-office hour emergencies are referred to Albert Einstein Medical Center. Security or fire rescue will transport students to Einstein Medical Center. Students are financially responsible for emergency room visits. The Student Health Center can be reached at 215 951 1565. The Student Counseling Center provides short-term counseling and crisis intervention. Appointments can be made by calling 215.951.1355. The Alcohol and Other Drug Education Center (AODEC) offers individual counseling, personal assessments, support groups and resources concerning issues related to substance use. The AODEC can be reached by calling 215.951.1357. Part-time and non-residential Graduate Students can access counseling services through Graduate Psychology’s Community Center for Psychological Services (215.951.1006).

All residential Graduate students as well as all Graduate Students registered for six (6) or more credits or in a full-time program are required to carry health insurance coverage, either through the University-sponsored plan or through an alternative comparable plan, such as coverage on a parent’s health insurance plan. Prior to first attendance at the University, and annually thereafter, registered Graduate students in in the aforementioned categories must complete the online student health insurance waiver/enrollment process. In order to complete the waiver/enrollment process or if you have questions regarding coverage, please go to www.firststudent.com or call customer service at 800-505-4160.

Public Safety

The Public Safety Department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, patrolling campus and responding to emergencies and calls for service. Public Safety provides shuttle service around campus and to SEPTA between 7:15 am and 1 am each day during the academic year, in addtion to personal safety escorts in the immediate vicinity of the University which are available at all times. If there is an incident requiring a timely warning or emergency notification, Public Safety will send a La Salle Alert notification via the Rave Emergency Notification System.

Public Safety can be contacted at 215.951.1300 or by downloading the Rave Guardian app on your mobile device. Rave Guardian provides 2-way texting and voice directly to Public Safety.

La Salle University complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act which includes crime statistics for three most recent years, and policy statements related to crime, emergency management, and fire safety, where incident occurred on, or immediately adjacent to, property owned or controlled by the University. Compiled by La Salle University Public Safety Department. Copies of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report are available online and in print at Public Safety Headquarters and the Student Affairs Office.

Shuttle Bus Service and Parking

Public Safety provides shuttle service around campus and to SEPTA between 7:15 am and 1 am each day during the academic year. La Salle’s shuttle buses can be tracked in real time online or via the La Salle mobile app.

Identification Cards

All students attending classes on campus are required to carry a valid La Salle ID card. This card is also the Library card. The ID Office issues ID cards. Information about obtaining ID cards can be found by visiting the mylasalle portal. The schedule for the ID office is 8:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. This schedule will be modified as necessary during school holidays and breaks. ID office phone number is 215.951.1579.

Recreational Facilities

La Salle University invites all students, faculty, and staff to utilize the recreational facilities.

The IBC Fitness Center is located on South Campus and contains free weights, cardio, and strength equipment. The facility also has men’s and women’s locker rooms.

Across from the IBC Fitness Center is the St. Basil’s Fitness Studio. The studio is available for all resident students, and is located on the second floor of the residence hall. It is equipped with ellipticals, a cardio area, and dumbbells.

The Hayman Center offers the use of the following: three full-length basketball courts; a six- lane, 25-yard pool with diving well; locker rooms; and two fitness lofts above Kirk Pool equipped with treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes.

The Saints Edward and Francis residence halls are home to two outdoor basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, and play host to Explorer Fitness classes. Classes are open to all members of the La Salle community, free of charge.

The Belfield Tennis Courts are located on 20th Street, complete with six tiered and lighted tennis courts.

Across 20th Street, McCarthy Stadium features a multi-purposed, synthetic surface athletic field surrounded by a quarter-mile, all-weather track.

DeVincent Field, home to the Explorers baseball and field hockey programs, also has a Sprinturf surface and outdoor batting cages.

The Explorers softball field and open grass recreation field are on West Campus. The Rowing Room is also located on West Campus in Benilde Tower.

Users can check the availability and hours of facilities, take a virtual tour of several facilities, and get general information online or by calling the Recreation office at 215.951.1560.

Art Museum

The Art Museum at La Salle University opened its doors in 1975 as a cultural resource for La Salle students and for the communities surrounding the University. Currently, La Salle is the only university or college in Philadelphia with a permanent display of paintings, drawings, and sculpture from the Renaissance to the present. In addition to the permanent collection, the Art Museum owns a number of special collections that are not on regular view. The largest of these is the works on paper collection. Smaller holdings include groups of rare illustrated Bibles, Japanese prints, Indian miniatures, African art, Chinese ceramics, pre-Colombian pottery and Ancient Greek ceramics. Selections from these works, often supplemented by loans for other museums, form the basis for temporary exhibitions held four or five times a year. The collection is housed in a series of period rooms on the lower level of Olney Hall. Admission is free. For more information, including arranging group tours, call 215.951.1221.

English Language Institute

La Salle University’s English Language Institute (ELI) was established to provide the highest quality English as a foreign Language (EFL) instruction for international students and business professionals.  Courses focus on all aspects of EFL learning proficiency – listening, speaking, reading and writing to meet learning goals.  The ELI recognizes that learning English requires more than just studying in the classroom.

ELI students are encouraged to interact with other students and share experiences as a valuable part of their education and for learning English. As the ELI is a part of and located on the campus of La Salle University, EFL students are encouraged to participate in campus activities as well as events organized by the ELI.  For more information contact the ELI at ELI@lasalle.edu or 215.991.2600.

Student Health Insurance Requirement

All Graduate Students registered for six (6) or more credits or in a full-time program are required to carry health insurance coverage, either through the University-sponsored plan or through an alternative comparable plan, such as coverage on a parent’s health insurance plan. Prior to first attendance at the University, and annually thereafter, registered Graduate students in the aforementioned categories must complete the online student health insurance waiver/enrollment process.

In order to complete the waiver/enrollment process, registered students should go to www.firststudent.com.  Select La Salle University, click on the Waiver Your Schools Insurance button or the Enroll Now button and follow the directions.  Students with questions regarding coverage may go to www.firststudent.com or call customer service at 800-505-4160.  They may also contact Administrative Services at 215-951-1370.