FAQs: Orientation

Disability Accommodations
Students who anticipate needing academic accommodations due to a disability please contact Morgan Chicarelli, Director of Student Life and Inclusion, for information regarding this process. Notification of academic accommodations can take up to four weeks to process. New students should begin the process as soon as possible.

Health Insurance
NUNM does not offer a health insurance plan, nor does the school ask for proof of insurance. NUNM however, has resources for student’s seeking to purchase their own health insurance.

NUNM does enroll all students in its NUNM Clinic Benefit Plan. To waive the NUNM Clinic Benefit Plan, a waiver needs to be submitted to the Business Office. All waiver requests must be submitted no later than the Friday of the second week of classes.

Tuberculosis Testing
NUNM policy, Oregon State law and the guidelines of OSHA and the CDC require that all NUNM students participate in tuberculosis surveillance. Incoming students, transfer students, and students returning after leave of absence of more than one year are required to have a QuantiFERON Gold in-tube TB blood test.

Tri-Met Bus Passes
NUNM offers Tri-Met passes to all NUNM students at a discounted rate through the Tri-Met College Universal Passport program. Students are automatically enrolled in the program and charged a fee for the pass each term. If students wishes to opt-out of the program, they may do so by signing a waiver available in the Business Office. Students must either opt out of the program or pick up their passes by the end of the fourth week of the quarter.

Parking
New students will be given an opportunity to sign-up for the parking lottery during New Student Orientation. Spaces are limited. The cost is $100 per term. Permits will be awarded at the end of the first week of classes in the fall term. Parking Permits are not required during the summer months.

Bike Racks
Indoor bike rack spaces cost $25 per term. Registration and keys will be available during the first week of classes. Outside bike racks are free and only require a “campus code” which will be handed out at orientation.

Lockers
NUNM provides lockers for students who are interested. These lockers require your own lock. Some lockers are larger and require two people sharing. You will receive an email the first week of classes regarding reserving a locker; please know they are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Change of Address/Phone/Email
Please make sure we have your current information, including temporary summer information and any changes to your e-mail.

Faculty Advisor
All incoming students are assigned a college advisor, a full-time faculty member, who will work with you during your 4-6 years at NUNM. You will receive your advisor letter at orientation.