On behalf of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS), welcome to UIW. ORGS serves as the advocate for leadership in research and graduate and professional education at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW). In collaboration with administrators and faculty, ORGS provides strategic direction, support, and oversight to post-baccalaureate education and research at UIW.
Our vision is to empower innovative leaders and engaged scholars to serve local and global communities. Our guiding principles of graduate study are:
We are so excited for you during this next step in your academic journey. Below you will find a guide on getting started as a graduate student. Should you have any questions throughout your tenure, we are happy to assist.
On behalf of University Mission and Ministry, I offer a warm welcome to all students, especially first year students and those new to main campus. I hope and pray that this will be a fruitful and fun year for all of us. As you begin your journey here at the University of the Incarnate Word, we invite you to join us in making “visible and tangible the Incarnate Word of God in the university.”
Sr. Walter Maher, CCVI
Vice President of University Mission & Ministry
"The University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good" (University Mission Statement).
There are several ways to get engaged in the mission and spiritual development.
Stay informed of and comply with regulations and policies. All policies relating to graduate education can be found in the Graduate Bulletin. For specific dates on adding/dropping courses, registering for graduation, or other academic processes, please review the Academic Calendar. Note that individual programs may have additional policies in addition to what is stated in the Graduate Bulletin.
The University of the Incarnate Word is strongly committed to the nurturing of academic excellence. The university expects its students to pursue and maintain truth, honesty, and personal integrity in their academic work. Academic dishonesty, in any form, constitutes a serious threat to the freedoms which define an academic community.
The following definitions and guidelines have been established to secure the maintenance of academic integrity at the University of the Incarnate Word.
Forms of Academic Dishonesty (these include, but are not limited to:)
Keep track of courses and meet all university and program requirements to successfully complete the degree. You can see your progress via Degree Works, which can be accessed via Cardinal Apps. Degree Works is a web based tool to help students and advisors monitor student's progress toward degree completion. Degree Works combines UIW’s degree requirements and the coursework you have completed in an easy‐to‐read worksheet that helps you see how courses that you have completed count toward degree requirements, as well as what courses and requirements you still need to complete.
The UIW Libraries support the university's academic programs with materials, instruction, and technology that advance the intellectual development of its students and the scholarship activities of its faculty.
For more information go to Graduate Student Services on the UIW Libraries website.
Writing specialist guide graduate students in improving their writing skills and assist at any stage in the writing process.
Any questions regarding writing support can be emailed to email@example.com
Statistics/SPSS mentoring is on basic statistics and assistance with SPSS software. When attending a session bring a copy of the course syllabus, textbook, and assignment. Sessions last about one hour. Sessions are by appointment only and can be scheduled by emailing Dr. David Fike.
Financial assistance consists of various federal, state, institutional, and private programs designed to assist you with financing your college education. The majority of federal and state student aid programs are based on the idea that you (and your parents or spouse, if applicable) have the primary responsibility for paying educational expenses. Those expenses, or costs of attendance (COA), can include tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, personal expenses, transportation, and expenses related to dependent care. Financial assistance is generally intended to meet the gap between your expected family contribution (EFC) from your FAFSA and the cost of attending college.
A Graduate Assistant is a graduate student who is hired by the University of the Incarnate Word to assist faculty or administrators with their respective duties.
Graduate assistants are graduate students, first and foremost. Graduate assistantships provide financial assistance and educational and professional developmental opportunities for graduate students. Graduate Assistants support the university in its teaching, research, administrative, and service missions.
Open to full-time and part-time graduate students who are enrolled in their programs as defined by enrollment policy, who are in good academic standing, and who satisfy continuous enrollment policies. Other eligibility conditions may be applied depending on the type and location of work performed. If the student’s GPA falls below a 3.0 during any portion of the academic year, the student may be terminated by the department from the assistantship during that academic year. Students employed by the university in faculty (including adjunct faculty appointments) or staff positions are not eligible for assistantships. Graduate Assistants may not concurrently work for more than one department/school/ college regardless of funding type.
Find open positions at Cardinal Talent .
The University of the Incarnate Word has subscribed to GrantForward Funding Opportunity Search and Recommendation service, which is open to all members of our institution. We invite you to sign up to use the service to keep your awareness of funding opportunities. GrantForward (see quick overview video) helps you find grant opportunities that suit your research needs with a database of grants from over 12,000 sponsors which is updated daily. You can search for grants by keywords and advanced filters, save your favorite searches for new grant alerts, and save your favorite grants to keep track of them. GrantForward also recommends grants to you based on your CV, past publications, and research interests.
You can access GrantForward at grantforward.com
Bannerweb - UIW's student information system, called Bannerweb, allows you to register for classes online, check grades, view the course catalog, etc.
To register for courses each semester you must contact your advisor. They will give you a PIN (that changes each semester) that gives you access to register for courses in Bannerweb. Communicate with your advisor in a timely fashion to ensure you get the necessary classes.
The bookstore is located in the Student Engagement Center (UIW main campus). You have the option of purchasing a paper copy of your textbook as well renting or downloading it digitally (if applicable). Any bookstore credit will be applied to your UIW ID. To check if you qualify for a book loan or would like more information, visit Bookstore Credit.
Main: (210) 829-6056
Fax: (210) 829-6057
Your UIW email account is powered by Microsoft's Office 365. It has all the features of Microsoft Outlook on the web, including calendar, contacts, and 100 Gigabytes (GB) of storage! UIW Email is the official form of electronic communication between UIW and you – plan on checking it often.
Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) – UIW’s LMS, called Blackboard, provides you with access to course syllabi as well as other features faculty may choose to include, such as assignments, discussion boards, online quizzes, video lecture capture, etc.
Your student portal, called Cardinal Apps, provides single sign-on access to many tech tools (e.g., UIW Mail, Blackboard, BannerWeb, etc.).
Students have access to wireless internet connectivity across the entire campus. In classrooms, the library, and indoor/outdoor gathering spaces, most students will want to select the uiw-connect network connection.
Help Desk personnel are located at the front desk of the HelpDesk@SEC, which is located;on the lower level of the UIW Student Engagement Center.
Students and faculty may bring their laptops to the front desk for diagnostic; services and minor troubleshooting. The HelpDesk@SEC serves; as the initial point of contact for all calls related to desktop and laptop support as well as calls related to audiovisual classroom support.
Call the HelpDesk@SEC or submit a ticket when you have technical troubles or need service with:
After daytime work hours, there is a 24/7 Help Desk Service that the UIW community can call to report problems and to seek assistance.
Get your Student ID at the Office of Campus Life, located in the Student Engagement Center. Your first ID is FREE!
For more information on obtaining an ID card, visit Campus Engagement.
In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Subpart E and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the University ensures accessibility to its programs, services and activities for students with documented disabilities.
Accessibility is accomplished through the provision of a wide variety of services tailored to each student's documented needs and strengths.
To qualify for services, the student must provide the Office of Student Disability Services with the appropriate documentation of his or her disability at the time services and/or accommodations are requested.
The University takes all allegations of sexual misconduct seriously and is committed to providing information, education, resources, support, interim measures, and clear direction to University of the Incarnate Word community members to prevent and address such conduct. The University will always attempt to respond to sexual misconduct that it knows or should know about in order to stop prohibited conduct, prevent the recurrence of any conduct of concern, prevent and/or eliminate any hostile environment, and, where appropriate, address any effects on campus from such prohibited conduct.
The University of the Incarnate Word Police Department is a recognized by the State of Texas as police agency. The Chief of Police, Robert Chavez, oversees a staff combined of both sworn and nonsworn personnel. Police officers are on duty 24 hours a day 365 days a year, to insure the safety of the University community, enforce the laws of Texas and the regulations of the University.
Located in the lobby of Clement Hall
Visit the University Police Department Website
A parking permit is required to park on campus. Any vehicle that is not registered or does not have a permit properly displayed is subject to a parking fine.
All registered students and UIW employees may register their vehicle and order parking permits online through Cardinal Cars (found in your Cardinal Apps portal). Once your vehicle is registered, a parking decal will be available for pickup in the Business Office. You may register multiple vehicles under the same account, but only ONE decal is allowed per student/employee. Parking decals are removable, and must be transferred and displayed on the vehicle that is on campus.
Visit the parking website for additional information such as parking permit rates.
Find out where to park or where buildings are located using the interactive campus map.
The Primary Care Clinic provides health services that focus on primary prevention care, health education and counseling, care for illnesses and injuries, the maintenance of health records and assistance with the university insurance plan.
Closed weekends and UIW Holidays
Monday - Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We are located on the ground level of the Agnese/Sosa parking garage. The entrance to our facility is behind the Illa Faye Miller School of Nursing; there is a red awning over the entrance.
Counseling services are available to students enrolled at the University of the Incarnate Word and its affiliate high schools.
Broadway Campus: Administration Building, Suite 438
Monday -Thursday 8:00a-6:00p, Fri. 8:00a-5:00p
School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM): Room B151
Monday - Friday 1:30p-5:00p
School of Physical Therapy: Room 1146
The University of the Incarnate Word Sports and Wellness department consists of the Richard and Janet Cervera Wellness Center, the Ann Barshop Natatorium and the Henrich Center for Fencing and International Sports as well as the intramural sport department and the club sport department. The mission of the UIW Sports and Wellness department is to enrich the lives of the UIW community through fitness, wellness, athletic participation and competition.
The UIW Center for Veteran Affairs employs a dedicated staff to assist you with VA benefits. For more information, Contact the Veteran Affairs at UIW. This office is located in the Student Engagement Center Level 3, Room 3021. Hours of operation include 8:00am-5:00pm M-F.
*The University of the Incarnate Word is proud to provide veterans with dedicated resources to assist with meeting their education goals. In fact, UIW has been recognized as a Best for Vets and Military-Friendly School because of our efforts helping veterans and active-duty military.
The mission of the Student Veterans of America at UIW is to expedite, facilitate, and reinforce the successful transition for U.S. military veterans and their families to university life while fostering a lasting bond of friendship with veterans of allied armed forces and mentoring the next generation of military and civilian leadership.
For additional information or to join, contact the SVA advisor Adriana Leal.
The University of the Incarnate Word offers a variety of resources to help students achieve their scholarly, personal, and professional goals. Visit the Student Resources webpage.
We are so excited you chose to become a Cardinal. If you have any questions and would like to speak to representatives from our various departments or just want to begin collecting your Cardinal swag, join us for our Graduate Welcome and Blessing on Thursday, January 16, 2020 in the Student Engagement Center Ballroom from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Find out where to park or where buildings are located using the interactive campus map.