Student Resources

The University of the Incarnate Word offers a variety of resources to help students achieve their scholarly, personal, and professional goals.

Academic Resources

Writing Support Website

Writing specialist guide graduate students in improving their writing skills and assist at any stage in the writing process.

  • Schedule an appointment
    • To schedule an appointment, you must create a log in account. Once you log in, you will have access to schedule an online or face to face appointment.

Any questions regarding writing support can be emailed to

Statistics support can be found through the Brainfuse Online Tutoring app available on the Cardinal Apps dashboard. Statistics mentoring for students and faculty is also available by appointment on a limited basis through WCOnline, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies writing and statistics support center.

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.

UIW Libraries

Administration Building, Suite 1A
(210) 829-2758

Theses, Doctoral Projects and Dissertations Website

The Theses, Doctoral Projects and Dissertations coordinator supports post-baccalaureate students in the task of creating correctly formatted and ready-to-publish scholarly manuscripts. Support includes providing instructional time to students and materials about writing, formatting, and publishing.

Accessibility Resources

Administration Building, Suite 51
(210) 829-3997

Student Disability Services Website

Arts and Entertainment Resources

UIW Theatre Arts produces in two venues: The Coates Theatre and the Cheever Theatre. These are both located in the Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre Building. This building also houses the scene shop, a design studio, props storage, a department library, the Theatre Arts Box Office, and a spacious lobby.

Current Season

Campus Resources

Student Engagement Center, Lower Level
Help Desk
(210) 829-2721

Technical Support Website

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.

Student Engagement Center
(210) 829-6056

Book Store Website

Student Engagement Center, Level 3, Room 3150
(210) 829-6034

Campus ID Website

Each enrolled graduate student is provided with an official University Identification Card enabling the student to attend University functions and utilize University facilities and services. ID cards can be used to purchase food on campus, check out books from the library, and gain entry into the Wellness Center, Natatorium, athletic events, and theatre performances. The first ID is free and is available in the Cardinal Card Office.

*School of Professional Studies and School of Osteopathic Medicine provide student ID’s at the specific school location.

There are a variety of dining options on campus. 

Campus Dining Website

  • Resident Dining & Coffee Shop: Experience a wide variety of fresh food buffet style. Enjoy fresh brewed coffee from the Coffee Shop located outside of the Resident Dining entrance. 
    • Located in the Student Engagement Center, 1st Floor 
  • Hortencia's: This cafe features brands like Chick-Fil-A and Sammie's. It also offers convenience and grocery items. 

    • Located in the Administration Building, Ground Level 

  • Finnegan's: This coffee shop features the best of Starbucks coffees, lattes, and teas along with a variety of snacks, sandwiches, and pastries. 
    • Located in the Mabee Library, 1st Floor 
  • Luciano Pizzeria: Experience delicious authentic Italian pizzas and cuisine. 
    • Located in the Student Engagement Center, Ground Level

Financial Resources

Chapel Building (located directly behind the Administration Building)
(210) 829-6008

Financial Aid Website

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.

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

UIW students may apply online for any available postings. Working as a student employee is an excellent way to make money while attending classes, as well as, gaining valuable work experience. All students, including international students on F-1 or J-1 Visas, may only work up to 20 hours a week while classes are in session and during breaks.

Search employment opportunities: 

Health and Wellness Resources

(210) 832-5656

Counseling Services Website

Broadway Campus: Administration Building, Suite 438

M-TR 8:00a-6:00p, Fri. 8:00a-5:00p

School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM): Room B151

M-F 1:30p-5:00p

School of Physical Therapy: Room 1146

Wednesday 1:00p-5:00p

Ground level of Agnese Sosa Parking Garage (entrance behind the Illa Faye Miller School of Nursing)

(210) 829-6017

Health Services Website

The Campus Health Center provides basic health services that focus on primary prevention care, health education and counseling, care for acute minor illnesses and injuries, and the maintenance of health records and assistance with the university insurance plan.

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 Community Garden was started in 2012 by UIW students in a vacant plot behind the Gorman Building, an initiative designed to educate the student body about environmental sustainability and wellness while offering a free source of fresh vegetables for the consumptions of students and faculty. 

Community Garden Website

International Student Resources

International Conference Center (ICC), Room 200
(210) 805-5705

International Student and Scholar Services Website

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services is here to help you navigate the U.S. and find your place here at UIW.  We host on and off-campus events for international students and scholars and work with the UIW and San Antonio community to help you make the most of your time in the U.S. We are also your number one resource for U.S. federal immigration information as related to your student immigration status. 

Military Student Resources

Student Engagement Center, Level 3, Room 3021
(210) 832-5651

Center for Veteran Affairs Website

The mission of the Center for Veterans Affairs is to welcome and recognize all service members who are serving and who have served to protect the rights and freedoms of our country. The Center is here to assist the students attending UIW, in all programs, using educational benefits under Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Assistance Programs in the pursuit of their educational goals.

Mission and Faith Resources

Administration Building, Room 147
(210) 829-6000

Mission and Ministry Website

Mission & Ministry seeks to empower this community to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ by facilitating initiatives of service, peace, and justice.

Administration Building, Room 158
(210) 283-6423

ECCL Website 

The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership, established by Sister Dorothy Ettling (CCVI) in 2013, looks to develop leaders who promote social justice in partnership with diverse local and global communities.  The Center provides over 35 programs of service and engagement.

All Faiths Reflection Room Location: Student Engagement Center, Room 3140

Professional Development

Student Engagement Center, Level 3, Room 3030
(210) 829-3931

Career Services Website

Career Services is committed to educating UIW students and Alumni in their career exploration development. Services include individual career counseling, personality and career assessment, resume and cover letter review, career-related workshops, and programs to assist with the necessary skills needed for post-graduation success.

Safety Resources

Located in the lobby of Clement Hall
(210) 829-6030

University Police Website

The University of the Incarnate Word Police Department is a recognized by the State of Texas as police agency. The interim Chief of Police, Jessica Serbantes, 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.

Administration Building, Room 425
(210) 283-5091

Title IX 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.

Parking Website

Student Basic Needs

If you are experiencing basic needs challenges, such as access to housing, food, medication, books, childcare, safety, transportation, or other financial hardships, learn more about our Student Basic Needs initiative.

Learn More and Request Assistance