Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 Student Handbook

Campus Life Information



Announcements

Campus TV monitors are located in the Nursing Building, General Education Building, Campus Center Building, and Graduate Building.  These monitors provide information concerning campus events, school closings, program deadlines, and other important announcements.  To submit an announcement for display on the TV monitors, please e-mail your request to Elizabeth.Hernandez@ahu.edu.

Secured bulletin boards are located throughout campus. All hard copy announcements must be approved. Please bring all hard copies to the Office of Student Services for approval stamp. Once approved, the display and removal of the announcement will be handled by the AHU Security Officers.

Upon request and approval, some announcements may also be placed on AHU’s internal website, my.ahu.edu.

All displayed announcements in University common areas must be approved by the Office of Student Services.

Campus Bookstore and N.E.S.S. Café

The Campus Bookstore and N.E.S.S. Café, located on the first floor of the Campus Center building, provide students with convenient shopping for school and personal supplies. The bookstore carries a variety of school supplies, uniforms, medical instruments, and more.

All textbooks can be purchased via e-campus virtual bookstore.

The N.E.S.S. Café serves breakfast and lunch specials as well as salads, sandwiches, and fresh baked delicacies. Cold beverages and coffee in a variety of flavors (espresso, café con leche, cappuccino, and latte) are also available. Purchases may be paid for with cash, or a major credit card. Payroll deduction is available to students who are also AdventHealth employees.

Additional vending machines are available outside the Office of Student Services on the first floor of the Campus Center building and on the second floor of the General Education Building (Library).

Bookstore and Café Hours:*
Mon-Thurs 7:00 a.m-3:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.

*Hours subject to change. Please call 407-303-7747 ext. 110-1075, or 110-8466 for hours of operation.

AdventHealth Hospital Food Services

Food can be purchased at a variety of locations:

  • AdventHealth Hospital Cafeteria (Welch):  located on the first floor of AdventHealth Orlando. Hours are 6:30 a.m-2:00 a.m., daily
  • The Lakeside Café:  located in AdventHealth Orlando’s Ginsburg Tower facing Lake Estelle. Hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • Panera Bread:  2415 N Orange Avenue, Orlando FL; (407) 745-4644.
  • Cindy’s Cuban Café: 2512 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL; (407) 898-6878
  • Downtown Credo Coffee:  550 E Rollins Street Orlando, FL 32803; (407) 519-0643.

Campus Safety and Security

The University is committed to maintaining high standards of safety and security for faculty, staff, students, and property. AdventHealth University has a Security Department that provides protection and oversight of fire prevention and detection, parking and traffic control, and maintenance of campus peace and order. The Office of Campus Security is located on the first floor of the Campus Center Building.

Students are expected to abide by the orders of all campus security officers.

For emergencies, potential criminal activity, or safety concerns:

Campus Security: 407-353-4002 Available 24 hrs
Administrator on Call 407-756-6619 Available 24 hrs
AdventHealth Orlando Emergency: 407-303-1515

Available 24 hrs

Housing Security 407-353-4002 Available 24 hrs

University Housing has a dedicated security guard seven days a week from 10:00 p.m-6:00 a.m.

Regard for Human Life and Safety

AdventHealth University believes that at the core of who we are is the belief in a loving, creating, and redeeming God. As his children, we are all the recipients of his care and are the objects of his saving power. This fact gives great value to each of us. It is out of this knowledge that self-worth grows and is the basis for the respect extended to every person. This value also calls each of us to a high level of integrity and honesty in our dealings with self and others.  Therefore, activities of any student on or off campus which threatens or endangers the lives or safety of another student, faculty, staff or the community member at large will result in dismissal from the University.

Examples of such activities are:

  1. Bringing firearms or other lethal weapons onto any University property,
  2. Making threating statements (verbally or online) which indicate a desire to cause harm to another person(s),
  3. Bringing drugs or being complicit in allowing drugs to be brought onto any University Property (see complete Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Policy),
  4. Inviting non-student guests into student housing without proper authorization.
  5. Engaging in or promoting physical altercations at the University or the community at large.

Keeping our campus safe is everyone’s responsibility; therefore, it is incumbent on every student to report violations that endanger students’ lives or safety. Students who knowingly withhold this type of information will be held accountable and face disciplinary actions.

Convocation

Student, faculty, and staff of AdventHealth University come together and celebrate the heritage of the institution, as they set the tone for the beginning of a new school year. Attendance is required.  All students receive e-mail invitations, classroom announcements, and can refer to posters and handouts around campus and on the University website with additional details for this event. 

Crime Statistics

OFFENSE

YEAR

ON-CAMPUS PROPERTY

NON-CAMPUS PROPERTY

PUBLIC PROPERTY

MURDER/NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER                                     

19

0

0

0

20

0

0

0

21

0

0

0

NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER                                     

19

0

0

0

20

0

0

0

21

0

0

0

SEX OFFENSES, FORCIBLE

19

0

0

1

20

0

0

0

21

0

0

0

SEX OFFENSES, NON-FORCIBLE

18

0

0

0

19

0

0

0

20

0

0

0

ROBBERY

19

0

0

0

20

0

0

0

21

0

0

0

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

19

1

0

0

20

0

0

0

21

0

0

0

BURGLARY

19

1

0

0

20

2*

0

0

21

3

0

0

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

19

0

0

0

20

0

0

0

21

0

0

0

ARSON

19

0

0

0

20

0

0

0

21

0

0

0

ARRESTS:                                                                                     

WEAPONS: CARRYING, POSSESSING, ETC.

19

2

0

0

20

0

0

0

21

0

0

0

DISCIPLINARY REFERRALS:                                                           WEAPONS: CARRYING, POSSESSING, ETC.

19

0

0

0

20

0

0

0

21

0

0

0

ARRESTS:                                                            

DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS

19

0

0

0

20

0

0

0

21

0

0

0

DISCIPLINARY REFERRALS:                                                           

DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS

19

0

0

0

20

0

0

0

21

0

0

0

ARRESTS:                                                                      

LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS

19

0

0

0

20

0

0

0

21

0

0

0

DISCIPLINARY REFERRALS:                                                          

LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS

19

0

0

0

20

0

0

0

21

0

0

0

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

19

2

0

0

20

1*

0

0

21

1*

0

0

DATING VIOLENCE

19

0

0

0

20

0

0

0

21

0

0

0

STALKING

19

0

0

0

20

8*

0

0

21

0

0

0

 

*Reported at AdventHealth Orlando Hospital

Parking

There is no student parking on campus.  Parking for commuter students is available free of charge at the AdventHealth North King Street Parking Garage located at 421 E King Street Orlando, FL 32803. All vehicles MUST display a University parking decal, which can be obtained at the Office of Student Services.

Shuttle buses will provide service to and from Bay Run and LaSalle Arms Apartments for those living in University housing. Commuter students are not allowed to park at the Bay Run or LaSalle Arms Apartments.

Shuttle Hours for University Housing*:
Monday-Thursday 5:30am-9:00pm
Friday 5:30am-4:00pm

*These hours are subject to change

Cars parked illegally on campus, on student housing property, or in hospital parking facilities not designated for student parking will be ticketed, booted, or towed.  The cost of a ticket, or for removing a boot is $50.00. Tickets and boot fines must be paid to the Business Office within 15 business days.  Fines not paid within 15 business days will result in an additional $25 late fee and added to the student’s account. All parking fines are donated to the AdventHealth University Grace Fund. The Senior VP for Student Affairs & Health and Biomedical Sciences handles all parking disputes.

Towing of vehicles and associated charges will be handled and processed by Links Towing (407-896-0813).

Parking Violations include:

  • Unauthorized/Improper parking in designated areas (including grass and driveways).
  • Failure to display appropriate decal.
  • Parking in visitors’/designated/marked spaces.

An AHU security officer is on duty 24/7 for your protection. The AHU Security Department monitors all AHU parking areas on a regular basis for safety and parking violations. AdventHealth Security monitors the parking garages for parking, safety, and security issues. (AH Hospital Security 407-303-1515).  Any concerns relating to parking compliance should be addressed with the Director of Security at 407-353-4002.

Student ID Badges

All students are required to obtain a Student ID badge once they are enrolled at AHU. General Studies students who are accepted into a professional program will also need to obtain a new badge reflecting the change in program. Student ID badges can be obtained by visiting the Office of Student Services. 

Students are required to wear ID badges at all times while on campus.  ID badges must be clipped to the collar or placed on a lanyard.  Failure to wear an ID badge will result in removal from classes until a replacement badge is obtained. Students must have valid ID badge to access AHU shuttle services, library materials, and various support services. The first badge is free. A replacement badge costs $5.00.

For additional information regarding Student ID badges, please contact the Office of Student Services at 407-303-8016.

Lockers

Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis to students attending classes at AHU. Students must complete and sign a Locker Policy and Contract at the Office of Student Services. A copy of the Locker Policy and Contract will be given to the student as a receipt.

Locker rental fee for one academic year, August-July, is $25.00. For each trimester, the rental fee is $10.00. The fee must be paid at Financial Services at the time of rental and cannot be added to the student’s account. A locker key will be given to the student upon payment. For more information, please visit the Office of Student Services or call 407-303-8016.

Student Employment

The AdventHealth University Human Resources office assists students with part-time employment opportunities both on campus and at AdventHealth. The office is located on the second floor of the Campus Center building and can be reached by calling 407-303-9388. Employment opportunities can also be found on the hospital website https://careers.adventhealth.com.

Study Areas

Study areas are available in the R.A. Williams Library during normal hours of operation. Quiet social settings are available in the N.E.S.S. Café, on the second floor of the Campus Center building, various lobby areas in campus buildings, and outdoor benches located around campus. Classrooms or university conference rooms should not be used as study areas.

Student Housing

AdventHeath University provides housing for students enrolled in AHU coursework. Student housing placement is based on the following priorities: enrolled in a professional program, returning students, and students with completed student housing files. For additional information regarding student housing options at AHU, please visit https://www.ahu.edu/student-housing.

Students living in University Housing will receive a Student Housing Handbook containing important information for residents.  For more information, please contact the Housing office at 407-896-5869.

R.A. Williams Library

The mission of the R. A. Williams Library is to support the educational programs and goals of the University by providing instruction and resource materials that promote spiritual, professional, and personal development.

Location

The R. A. Williams Library is located on the first and second floors of the General Education Building.
The Library Service Desk is located at the library’s first floor entrance.
The library’s website is located at library.ahu.edu.

Library Hours of Operation

Normal Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday
Sunday, 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Trimester Break Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Holiday Weekends:
Closed Saturday and Sunday and the days between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.

Group Study Rooms

The library offers reservable classroom space for study groups across campus. Students can reserve a classroom for up to four hours at a time. Contact the library via phone or chat to reserve a room for group study.

Quiet Study Area

A no-talk area is designated for quiet study at the rear section of the first floor of the Library. Noise issues can be reported by texting (407) 476-8599.

Cell Phones

Set cell phones to off or vibrate while in the Library.

Photocopying and Printing

The Library offers free scanning services. Printing services are available through Wepa cloud-based kiosks located in the Library and in the lobby of the Graduate Building. Print jobs may be sent from desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.  Color printing is available for an additional fee. The instructions to activate the library printing account are located on the library website at library.ahu.edu.

The Library offers poster printing and 3-D printing services for student academic use. The library website at library.ahu.edu has information regarding policies and procedures to use these services.

Faxing

This service is offered at the Library Service Desk on the first floor of the Library. Fees are $1.00 for the first page and 10¢ for each additional page.

Computers

Computer use in the Library is on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference given to those using computers for study or research. Loaner laptops are available at the Library Service Desk to check out for five days at a time. Computers may not be used for commercial purposes, games, listening to music, or to retrieve inappropriate material. Violators will be subject to the Student Computer Policy.

Circulating Books

Circulating print materials may be checked out for three weeks and renewed if there are no holds on a title. A maximum of fifteen (15) library items may be checked out at any one time.

Reserve Materials

These are books and other materials placed on Course Reserve by course instructors. Physical reserve materials are available at the Library Service Desk and may be checked out from the Library for two hours.

Print Reference Books and Print Periodicals

These items are to be viewed inside the Library and may not be checked out.

Media

DVDS usually may be checked out for one week, but the loan period may vary by individual title. A maximum of two DVDs may be checked out to view at any one time. The majority of the library’s videos are available streaming online. They are accessible through the Library’s OneSearch discovery service on the library website at library.ahu.edu.

Anatomical Models

An extensive selection of anatomical models is available at the library Service Desk for use in the Library. Select bone models may also be checked out for one week at a time.

Overdue Materials

If any materials are overdue, fines may accrue, as per library policies. If fines on an account reach $10.00, no further materials can be checked out or renewed from the Library until the overdue items are returned. If an item is not returned within 60 days of the due date, it will be declared lost, and the user will be charged the replacement cost of the item. Replacement of overdue reserve books occurs after the item is overdue for one week.

Online Resources

The majority of the library’s resources are available in electronic format. Over 99% of the library’s journals, 60% of the library’s books, and 99% of the library’s video collection are electronic and available online through Canvas or the library website at library.ahu.edu.

Explore the library website to discover the resources available to enhance student success.  There are custom Resource Guides by topic, Research Coach Course, Academic Writer for writing citations, 70+ database resources, and much more.

Request an Article or Book (Interlibrary Loan)

The library’s “request an article or book” service (Interlibrary Loan) locates books and journal articles not available from our own collection. Please allow two weeks to obtain books and 48 hours to obtain articles from other libraries. Submit article and book requests by using the request form located on the library website at library.ahu.edu.

Assistance

The Library staff is dedicated to assisting students in gaining the knowledge and skills needed to locate high quality, relevant information. Questions are always welcome, and staff will spend the necessary time with individual students to teach them the information literacy skills needed for academic success. Assistance is available in person, by phone and text, and online through chat, video chat, and email during all library hours of operation. For contact information, see the library website at library.ahu.edu.