State of the Graduate School
Welcome to the State of the Grad School and happy summer! Through this address, the Graduate Student Association (GSA) hopes to inform all graduate students of important updates within the Graduate School and beyond. Check in each month to get important information on insurance, parking, and other issues that affect our students.
This month, we have brief updates on health insurance, parking, and campus crime.
- Health Insurance: By now, all students should have received an email from Gallagher Student Health regarding the 2017-2018 enrollment/waiver form. Waiver and enrollment forms are due by Sept. 15. Please make sure to complete the online process before that date. You will be prompted on how to login on Gallagher Student Health’s webpage – follow the instructions in the red box. If you experience issues with logging in, call the UMB-specific help line at 844-288-4916. Our plan (Gold-level) remains unchanged from last year, but luckily our premium costs have decreased slightly. The university has also instituted a new accident insurance student plan that will cover deductibles, copays, and co-insurance amounts for accidents incurred in the coverage period (Aug. 2017 – July 2018).
See more information about waiving health insurance here
- Parking – New for the 2017-2018 academic year, yearly parking permits are available for students in the Market Center Garage. With this permit, students will need to apply online on a yearly basis ($350/year).
Click here to register for parking for the 2017-2018 academic year
- Crime – Have you ever wondered why you don’t always get alerts for crimes you hear about on or near campus? When members of the GSA brought up this very point, it was explained that the UMB Crime Alert System is intended to be just that – an active alert system. It is supposed to alert students, staff, and the UMB community to crime-related events that represent a “clear and present danger” to those on campus. That means that alerts for crimes that happen off campus (and aren’t anticipated to be nearing campus or affecting campus grounds) aren’t sent out. It also means that after-the-fact crimes like an off-campus mugging for example, may not have an alert sent out because there isn't a current risk to the university. If you want to know more about crime on campus and are interested in receiving more reporting, email your questions and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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