Information for Students
Other Resources and Information
Students may open a bank account by simply going to the institution of their choice and stating that they would like to open an account. Generally, two forms of identification are required to open an account. A teller will explain the kinds of accounts that are available. Banks are listed in the Duluth/Superior telephone directory, and there is also one bank located on the UMD campus. TCF Bank, 127 Kirby Plaza, 218-726-8401.
Most students have found the best solution is to open both a savings and a checking account with the same institution. A checking account permits you to write checks, which eliminates the possibility of losing rather large amounts of money that you may otherwise have to carry with you. Some institutions have automatic teller machine (ATM) service to make withdrawals or deposits any time of the day or week. Automatic tellers are located in the Kirby Student Center and nearby shopping centers.
The Cashiers Office serves as a payment center for the campus. The office is responsible for cashing checks, processing student account payments, selling maroon parking permits and locker rentals, selling departmental deposit cards and processing departmental deposits.
140 Darland Administration Building
Drop box available when the office is closed
For information regarding computer lab access, please refer to the following web site: www.d.umn.edu/itsss/labs/fullaccess/.
First Floor - The first floor of Kirby Student Center houses an information desk, Print Shop, stamp machines, TCF Bank, automatic bank tellers, public telephones, student lounge, UMD Stores, student organization offices, and Northern Shores Coffee Shop. The Kirby Information Desk cashes checks, sells newspapers, provides information about campus events, provides bus schedules, and houses a “lost and found”. The series of offices across from the Information Desk house the Statesman (student newspaper), Student Association (student government) and Kirby Program Board (student social activities).
Kirby Games Room:
The Kirby Games Room offers video games, pool, pinball, fooseball and board games.
Kirby Lounge and Meeting Rooms:
The Kirby Lounge (first floor) is open for you to relax in between classes and activities. Special events are often held in there and there are many meeting spaces available as well. Student organizations and university departments can reserve the Ballroom, Garden Room and Meeting Rooms located on the third floor of Kirby Student Center. All rooms are reserved at 134 Kirby Student Center (726-7166) next to the first floor Information Desk.
The UMD Library opened in September 2000. The 167,570 square foot library and annex complex is a beautiful and spacious environment conducive to research and study. Building highlights include group study rooms with network access, reading rooms, classrooms equipped with computers for hands-on instruction, rooms with adaptive equipment for users with disabilities, and full-access computer labs.
The UMD Library provides access to a wide array of electronic resources as well as traditional materials. Since there are numerous computers, laptop connections and wireless connectivity in the building, students can easily access the internet as well as electronic indexing services and full-text reference sources the Library makes available via its web page. The Library is generally open 7:30 until midnight during the week with extended hours during finals.
Lockers located throughout the campus are available for rent. Students use lockers to store their jackets and coats, especially during the winter months. You can rent one from the Cashier window in the Darland Administration Building lobby. They are available to rent on the first day of class. The cost include a deposit for the padlock, which is refunded if the padlock is returned by the end of the academic year.
University residences have washing machines and clothes dryers located in the building. Students living off campus may find coin-operated machines in the building or laundromats nearby. You must supply your own detergent.
The UMD Mailroom, in located in the basement of Darland Administration Building, Romm #44. Mail services include certified, registered, and insured mail; postage stamps and 1st class metering; domestic and international mail; discount rates for Fed Ex and UPS package mailing; zip code information; and change of address cards.
Vehicles on the UMD campus must be parked in designated parking areas (permit lots, pay lots, or meters) or they will be tagged or towed by Parking Services. The type of lot is designated with signs at the entrance. Overnight parking is only allowed at metered spots. For more information about parking, contact Parking Services, 245 Kirby Plaza, 726-7433.
The campus is patrolled by licensed, uniformed police officers seven days a week, 24 hours a day. They provide safety and security for the campus and are available around the clock to respond to emergencies. If the need arises, you may contact Campus Police by dialing 911 (for any reason) to request Campus Police assistance. If you need administrative assistance, you can call 726-7000.
UMD has very little trouble with violent crime. However, theft is a problem on many college campuses, and it is recommended that students mark all personal property. Items such as purses, wallets, and backpacks should not be left unattended. Students living in the residence halls are encouraged to carry personal property insurance.
UMD "Safewalk" Service
A free escort service is available for anyone who stays on campus late in the evening to study, attend evening classes or meetings, or for any other reason. You can call the "Safewalk" service or stop by the "walk-in" office to ask someone to accompany you anywhere within a three-mile radius of campus. All escorts wear identification jackets and carry a two-way radio and flashlight. Call 218-726-6100 to request an escort.
UMD Stores sells UMD clothing, jackets, coffee mugs, art supplies and other UMD memorabilia. UMD Stores also sells gifts, cards, magazines, snacks and personal items. The lower level of UMD Stores carries textbooks, school supplies, calculators, film, and film processing. It also includes a general book selection. The Computer Corner offers computer hardware, software, and accessories.
The Dining Center provides cafeteria-style meals for all residence hall students. In addition, students living off campus may purchase economically priced meal tickets for use in the Dining Center. The Plaza Food Court (second floor, Kirby Plaza) offers a wide variety of foods that includes a bakery selection, grill, hot entrees, beverages, pizza and more. Vending machines are located throughout campus offering a variety of refreshments.
Northern Shores Coffee Shop is located in Kirby Plaza's lower level.
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