A college is more than class instruction; for those who affirm its goals, it becomes a way of life. How effective, and valued, a college education may be depends to a large degree upon the careful selection of those activities beyond the classroom which best facilitate personal development. A significant, yet balanced participation in church outreach programs, campus social activities, daily physical exercise, and college cultural events adds wholeness to student life and brings the student closer to Atlantic Union College's goal - students who are both competent and complete.
The chaplain coordinates efforts in pastoral care for the College community. Students interested in exploring their faith, understanding the meaning of personal crises, participating in religious activities, or serving in ministry to the community may contact the Chaplain.
The Counseling Center is the primary mental health facility for the college. The purpose of the Center is to provide a confidential, trusting, and caring environment where students and their families can work on the issues that brought them to therapy..
Health Services will render first aid to students as needed and keeps the medical and immunization of students on file according to state regulations.
Life learning takes place everywhere on the AUC campus, much of it in the residence halls. The residence halls, Lenheim Hall for men and Preston Hall for women, are designed with student roommates in mind and contain two beds, two desks, and two closets in each room. As is stated in the College Catalog, single students under the age of 23 are required to live in the College Residence Halls.
The College does offer student apartments that are adjacent to the campus. These apartments are managed by Student Housing, and are available to students in good standing who are over 21 years of age. Arrangements for moving out of the dorm must be approved by the Deans’ Council before signing any rental/lease agreement. For information regarding apartment availability contact the Director of Student Housing, Olga Torres, at ext. 2294.
Under the following conditions any student can petition to live outside the College campus:
- They are at least 23 years of age at the beginning of the semester.
- They live with a parent or legal guardian who is present in the home.
- They live with a close relative who is 25 or older and has an established home.
- They are married, separated, divorced, or widowed.
- They are single parents and their child/children live with them.
- They show financial need and are offered free room and board with an approved local family.
Questions or requests regarding the housing policy should be directed to the Residence Hall Dean.
Student Support Services
This office provides resources and services for students beginning with the freshman year through the senior year. Support for the freshmen includes
- a comprehensive orientation,
- mentoring and tutoring services,
- and assistance with problem-solving skills.
For seniors and graduates of the College, assistance is available in finding employment. No charge is made to the student or graduate for providing this service.
For all students there is help with
- career exploration,
- job skills seminars,
- and a job bank.
The goals of the Student Support Services office include ensuring the academic success of all students, facilitating reasonable accommodations for any student who has an identified disability, and by providing academic support to any students who needs it.
Atlantic Union College is a testing center for many national programs such as Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Dental Admissions Test (DAT), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and American College Testing Program (ACT). For more information or to schedule a test call Admissions at 978-368-2239. The Center for Academic Success offers in-house testing for a substantial portion of accommodations documentation. Preparation for standardized testing and assistance with obtaining accommodations on these tests is also available.