Health Science Affairs

Student Success Guide


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  • Transportation Options
  • Tuition Waivers, Stipends, Payroll Issues
    • Always start with your department to ensure the proper paperwork was submitted to the next level
    • College of Medicine (Biomedical Sciences Tracks):
    • College of Health Science and Human Service; College of Pharmacy (except Pharm D)




semester one TIPS, TRICKS, AND PEER ADVICE:  how to find success and balance

Websites You Should Visit Often:

    • MyUT Portal:  This is the portal for all students and contains specific tabs for information and resources for current students, Tips and Tricksincluding links to financial aid, registrar, student accounts, rocket e-mail, and much more!  You can access this through the main university page at, or directly by typing in your browser.
    • University of Toledo Website: The main UT website contains information for all things UT - such as programs pages, auxiliary office and student service pages.  The site contains a search feature specific for the University of Toledo website.  The website address is:
    • Graduate School: For students in the College of Graduate Studies (excluding Pharm D), this website will contain handbooks, forms, news, and information pertaining to your graduate school experience.  It is recommended you become familiar with this site and refer to it for information on policies and procedures.  The website address is:
    • Office of International Student & Scholar Services:  The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) provides assistance and services to international students at The University of Toledo, helping students transition to life at UT and in the United States. Serves as a resource for orientation, visa requirements, on-campus and off-campus housing, banking, and international student health insurance.  The website address is:
    • Blackboard Online Course Management System:  (see information below specific to Blackboard)  The direct website address is:

Apartments Near the Health Science Campus:  The listings below are several search engines for finding housing near the Health Science Campus and in no way is an endorsement of any specific listing.  It is up to the student to research the housing options best suited to their needs.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL OF THE WONDERFUL PLACES TO go and things to DO IN TOLEDO AND THE SURROUNDING AREA!  Toledo has some world famous destinations for you to enjoy!

Professional Teams Within Driving Distance:



Voted #1 Zoo in the nation in 2015, this is a must see. Events take place year round.  Don't miss the Lights Before Christmas in December with over 1 billion lights.


Toledo Botanical Garden is open free to the public year-round. Your visit to the Garden can be a brief break for fresh air or an entire day of exploration. We welcome you to enjoy walking, bird watching, picnicking, reading, photography, drawing, or simple relaxation amidst the beauty of nature.


With more than 12,000 acres of protected natural land to explore and 120 miles of trails to traverse, there’s plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the wonder and majesty of nature in northwest Ohio.


The Toledo Walleye Hockey Club is here to provide world-class family sports entertainment in a premier setting. The new Huntington Center is a spectacular indoor arena for hockey, concerts and other events.


We are a professional, world-class Triple-A minor league baseball team that is an affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. And as such, are not only a great entertainment venue, but also a great source of pride for our region and especially for our fans.


Come support your team -- the University of Toledo Rockets!  Take study break and enjoy an athletic event with your friends!  All University of Toledo Students are admitted FREE to all UT home sporting events with a valid I.D.!

Toledo museum of art

More than 30,000 works of art represent American and European painting, the history of art in glass, ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, Asian and African art, medieval art, sculpture, decorative arts, graphic arts, and modern and contemporary art. The Glass Pavilion has five galleries, a glass study room, classrooms, two hotshops, a multipurpose GlasSalon, public and private courtyard space, and a coffee bar.

Valentine Theatre

The Valentine Theatre is a 120-year-old 901-seat facility operated by the Toledo Cultural Arts Center, Inc. The Toledo Cultural Arts Center, a non profit organization, produces and provides cultural and performing arts experiences for diverse audiences of all ages, to enhance the quality of the cultural and economic life of the City of Toledo, Lucas County, Northwestern Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

Toledo Symphony

The Toledo Symphony is a community-supported organization that is an exceptional musical presence for the region, creating a home for professional musicians and teachers who deliver outstanding performances and music education for all.

Cedar Point Amusement Park

A world class destination just an hour and a half away in Sandusky, Ohio!  Cedar Point is known for a couple of things. It’s known as the roller coaster capital of the world. But some just refer to Cedar Point as the world’s best amusement park. With 120-mph roller coasters that have 80-degree drops. An amusement park that has rides for the entire family and gives you water rides that make you wonder why it’s simply only the roller coaster capital of the world. 


Put in Bay, Ohio, is located on the crown jewel of the Lake Erie Islands, South Bass Island. More than half a million people visit the island every year. Getting to Put in Bay island is half the fun! The island is on Lake Erie, approximately 5 miles from Catawba Island and Port Clinton, Ohio. The Lake Erie Island area is a beautiful section of the Lake Erie basin. Fishing, sailing, and island-hopping are frequent and regular seasonal activities in the summer, while ice fishing is the top selection for winter time. 


Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun. We’ve been voted the number one “out of the box” workout and the “best party ever.” Experience WOW – the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes.

Tony Packo's/Packo's at the park

This Toledo landmark is known the world over for its famous Hungarian food, as well as its famous celebrity patrons.  The restaurant boasts several locations, including the downtown location near 5/3 Baseball Field, home of the Mudhens team. See the famous collection of autographed hot dog buns lining their walls from celebrities, and other famous dignitaries!  The restaurant was also made famous on the 1970s sitcom M*A*S*H by hometown hero/actor Jamie Farr.

The Docks - restaurants

The Docks has been Toledo’s place to be and be seen since 1996, and offers an eclectic array of cuisine from which to choose. But choose wisely, for every restaurant at the Docks is first-rate, and has a personal atmosphere which exudes an attitude all its own. Venues at the Docks include: Zia’s Italian, Real Seafood Company, Admiral's American Grill and El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant (coming soon).


gradkowski's (on Main Campus)

Now a backup quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bruce Gradkowski first made his name as starting QB for the Toledo Rockets—visit the restaurant he opened at the edge of the Main Campus near the UT Bookstore. Echoing Gradkowski's love of his adopted hometown, the menu overflows with dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.


Books and Other School Supplies

  • Shop around for your books and supplies.  Here are a few sites used by your peers:
    -University of Toledo Bookstore

    Check the University Library or your local library to see if a book can be checked out for the semester.

  • Rentals:  You can rent some textbooks at much lower costs than purchasing, but here are some things to remember:
    • Check to see when the books are due back.  You may need to rent for additional time if you need the book for exams.
    • Check with your program to see if you will need the book later in your program, for a comprehensive (comp) exam, or even a project.

Community Section

    • Check out our Community Section for additional discounts on places to go and things to do in Toledo and the surrounding area!

Cellular Service

Rocket Wireless has provided cellular voice and data services exclusively to students, faculty, staff and alumni of The University of Toledo for over ten years. We provide service through Verizon, AT&T and Sprint networks. Benefits of signing up with Rocket Wireless include:

Convenient locations:
    • Health Science CampusMulford Library, Room 018
    • Main Campus-Student Union room 1560. 
  • No credit check, or deposit required
  • Available one year contracts
  • Exclusive plans and services

Technology: Laptops, Software, and Other Electronics

  • Take advantage of the UT student discounts personal technology purchases(laptops, software and other electronics).  Check out the Information Technology Page on all things Technology!

    (note: certain sales or other offers may offer better overall pricing, shop around for the best deal.) 

dollar signsHardware/Software Purchases



  • PrepareTo Do List
  • Returning to School:  It's Been How Long Since You Were in College? (Coming soon!)
  • Studying Area
    • Set up a study area in your home or apartment where you can be free of distractions and have plenty of room to spread out materials for studying.
    • Set aside specific study time once you have gotten into your class routine.
    • A whiteboard is a good tool for studying and testing yourself on material.  Sizes vary, but a handheld board will do just fine.
  • Technology Purchases and Suggestions from your Peers
    • Hardware
      • Computer/Laptop/Tablet (Many students use these to take notes in class, work on papers and projects, and access the Internet)
      • iPad (Many students use this to take notes during class and for the ease of Internet use)
      • External hard drive to back up your work
    • Software
      • Google Docs (Used for collaborative projects with other students)
      • Microsoft Office (Free download for students at the MyUT Account)
    • Applications
      • Rave Guardian
      • SelfControl (An app you can download for Mac and an alternate version for Windows to block websites for a period of time to eliminate distractions when you study - such as Facebook, etc.)
      • UT Mobile App



Last Updated: 9/27/18