Campus Life

Facilities & Resources

On Campus Dining Facilities

The UWest Dining Hall is located on the second floor of the Recreation Building, across from Hall A. Students who live on campus are automatically enrolled for the lowest meal plan. Students who reside off campus are welcome to purchase meals in the Dining Hall. The Dining Hall is closed during breaks and holidays.

In addition to the Dining Hall, students are welcome to join the Kitchen Club and use the student kitchen located on the first floor of the Recreation Building. The Kitchen Club and Student Government provide some basic cookware, cooking utensils, and small appliances. Recently remodeled, it is also equipped with two stoves and three community refrigerators available for student use: two refrigerators are for general use, the third is reserved only for vegetarian food items containing no garlic or onions. Students using the community refrigerators are responsible for labeling and appropriately discarding their food items when necessary. Each student is responsible for the cleaning, care, and maintenance of all university property provided in the student kitchen.


The UWest library is open to university students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the neighboring communities. It is located on the ground level of the Education Building.

Library hours:
Up-to-date library hours and closures can be found on the UWest Library website.

Recreational Facilities

UWest provides students, faculty, and staff with various recreational facilities: gym, recreation center, swimming pool, basketball courts, and outdoor spaces for badminton and volleyball.

The gym is equipped with a variety of exercise equipment including, but not limited to: treadmills, elliptical machines, and weight machines and benches. The recreation center offers all your favorite table games: table tennis, billiards, foosball table soccer, and air hockey. Also available to students are: basketballs, volleyball equipment, badminton equipment, card games, and board games.
The swimming pool is located between the two residential halls and is generally available everyday between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Students are not allowed to use the swimming pool at any other times. Students should refer to posted signs around the pool area for rules about safety and usage. The basketball court is located next to parking lot 3 and the General Services offices.

Students may borrow recreational equipment from the Residential Life desk attendant office in Hall A. Some games and other equipment are also available in the Student Life office on the second floor of the Education Building. To check-out recreational equipment and/or games, students are required to provide a valid UWest student ID card. Students will be charged a replacement fee for the full cost of lost or damaged equipment.


Students living in the Residence Halls will be assigned a mailbox. The cost of this mailbox rental is $10 per semester. Students also have the option of renting secured mailboxes during the school year at the cost of $35/year (price subject to change). Information about renting secured mailboxes may be obtained at the receptionist desk in the main lobby of the Administration Building.

Meditation Center and Buddhist Shrine

The UWest Meditation Center and Buddhist Shrine is located on the second floor of the Education Building. It is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Hours subject to change.) This facility is available to all students, staff, and faculty for meditation and any other suitable spiritual practice. Burning incense and candles is not allowed in this room as it is a fire hazard and the scent and smoke may disturb faculty, staff and students with allergies or asthma.

Career References

UWest does not function as an employment agency or make any guarantees of employment as a result of completing the degree curricula offered. UWest will, however, assist both degree candidates and graduates in every way possible and will make every effort to inform students of career opportunities, including internships and exchange programs.

In partnership with the Student Life Office, MonsterTRAK provides full-time, part-time, temporary and internship opportunities targeted by employers to University of the West students and alumni. MonsterTrak has the largest job listing and resume database for college students and alumni. The service is free to our enrolled students and alumni.

In addition to MonsterTRAK, the Student Life Office also recommends students visit other job search databases: