Graduate Student Services and Facilities

As part of the fees students pay when registering for graduate courses at UMHB, many resources, services, and facilities are available. We invite you to participate in and take advantage of these opportunities.

Student Professional Liability Insurance

Student professional liability insurance is provided by the University at no additional cost to the student for students who participate in clinical instruction as part of required academic coursework in the following programs::  Nursing, Master of Art in Counseling, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.  For more information, contact your Dean or Program Director

The Robert and Linda Black Center for Student Counseling, Testing, and Health Services

Students Seeking Disability Accommodations
Students who are otherwise qualified for a university program or course and who desire accommodation(s) for a disabling condition (prior to the accommodation being needed) are responsible for initiating the request directly to:

Disability Services
UMHB Box 8437
900 College Street
Belton, Texas 76513
Office: (254) 295-4696
Fax: (254) 295-4196

More information regarding procedures and required documentation will be provided to the student upon receipt of the student’s specific request.


Professional and confidential clinical counseling services are available to students in need of assistance for a wide variety of issues. Crisis counseling, stress management, and a range of other emotional issues are addressed, as appropriate, on an individual and support group basis. Free counseling services are offered to currently enrolled students on a short-term basis by appointment only. When appropriate, referrals are made to mental health providers in the local area. If a student wishes to continue counseling services beyond short-term, UMHB counselors may be available on a fee-for-service basis, as schedules permit. Confidentiality is maintained in accordance with state regulations. More information can be found online at Student Counseling Center is located in the Mabee Student Success Center, Third Floor.



The following exams are not offered at the Center, but for which information resources are available, include GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, MAT, ExCET, TExES, NTE, TOPT, and TOEFL.
Townsend Memorial Library offers a variety of online practice tests including the GRE, MCAT, LSAT, TOEFL, GMAT, and NCLEX. Simply access the library’s homepage and look for Learning Express Advantage in the list of databases.
When utilizing the UMHB Student Testing Center, students must fully comply with all testing protocols and the university’s academic integrity policy.

Student Health Services Center

A vital component of the university experience for UMHB students is a healthy lifestyle. The goal of the UMHB Student Health Services Center is to educate students on health issues and encourage healthy lifestyles. Health fairs, wellness screenings, and health topic presentations are examples of UMHB’s effort to educate and empower students to make informed decisions about their health.

A full-time Registered Nurse serves as Coordinator of the UMHB Student Health Services Center and provides a range of student health services, including first aid, nursing assessment for wellness and illness, immunizations, patient education, and referrals to local healthcare providers and community health resources as needed.

The UMHB Student Health Services Center is available at no cost to UMHB students during regular business hours, with or without an appointment. The Student Health Services Center is located on the third floor of the Mabee Student Center. 

State of Texas Vaccination Requirement:

Effective January 1, 2014, the State of Texas requires all first-time students &/or transfer students who are 21 years or younger to receive a vaccination for Bacterial Meningitis. The vaccine must be obtained within five years preceding enrollment or a booster is required. Written evidence of vaccination must be submitted to UMHB. A student must receive vaccination or booster at least 10 days prior to the first of class or moving into campus housing, whichever is first (Texas Education Code, §51.9192, Subchapter Z).

•    If a student has been outside the US in the last year for more than a 3 week period, a TB skin test is recommended. Once accepted for admission to UMHB, international students from countries identified as “TB high-risk” (source: World Health Organization) are required to submit a negative TB test from a licensed medical professional within the United States.  Results from test completed outside the United States recorded on government-issued documents must be presented by the student upon arrival.  UMHB reserves the right to review the source of test results to determine if they will be accepted.   The test results must be dated no more than 6 months prior to the student’s initial enrollment date at UMHB. Either a negative TB skin test or a negative (normal) chest x-ray report will be accepted. Test results may be included on the UMHB Medical History form or scanned and emailed separately to UMHB Health Services. The Health Center also offers the TB skin test at a nominal charge. 

  • Students are encouraged to submit proof of current immunizations for their age, as published by the State of Texas. (source: 25 TAC §§97.61; 97.63-97.72) Health Services Center contact
Student Medical Expenses

UMHB assumes no responsible for medical expenses incurred by students and strongly encourages all students to maintain individual medical insurance.

Various health insurance applications are available for the student’s convenience at the health center. It is up to the individual student/parent to choose which healthcare plan would best meet their needs.

Students may be required to show proof of individual medical insurance acceptable to UMHB as a condition of participation in some university programs or activities.

Resources for Pregnant Students


The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor continues to provide equal access to its education programs to students during pregnancy and childbirth.  Any student may meet with UMHB’s Title IX Coordinator to learn how the university supports and encourages pregnant students in continuing their education.  Depending on the circumstances, the university may be able to help students with excused absences, a leave of absence from school, or other reasonable alterations to academic programs in order to help students remain in school in spite of limitations which may be recommended by a health care provider.

Pregnant students who anticipate a need for assistance with their academic program are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator rather than individual faculty members.  The Title IX office will work with the student and with faculty as needed to develop an individualized education plan that will insure equal access to the university’s programs and provide pregnant students the best opportunity to complete their education.  Contact:  Susan Owens, Vice President for Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator and non-discrimination compliance officer, Sanderford Administrative Complex, 900 College Street, Belton, Texas 76513, 254-295-4527,


Career Services

The  Career Services Center: Located in the Mabee Student Success Center, Suite 202. Hours are M–F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Walk-ins welcome and appointments are available. In addition, current students have access to the Career Center services 24 hours a day on the intranet and internet.

Visit Career Services website and events calendar at

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Career Services

UMHB Box 8415
900 College Street
Belton, TX 76513
Office: (254) 295-4691
Fax: (254) 295-5692


Mission: The mission of Career Services, a division of Student Life, is to encourage and assist graduate students and alumni in the discovery of their unique talents and gifts, development of career and job related skills, and leadership in purpose and vision as they pursue their calling.


Services: Complimentary services include: Assessments, Career Coaching; Career Events; Crusader Successes; CRU Connection online platform linking Crusaders with Employers; Internship Searches; Job Leads; Mock Interviews; Resume and CV Development and Research Tips. Graduate students registering with Cru Connection and Career Services are provided an action plan with specific tasks for career strategy. Career Services also assists graduate students with exploring careers and job searches. Resources are also available for students interested in finding employment abroad through Going Global.

Job Postings: CRU CONNECTION is the platform Career Services uses for part-time and full-time job postings and internships, including liberal arts, business, technology, teaching positions, health care, and ministry opportunities.

Career Events: Several campus job fairs and company showcase days are hosted each year, as well as a calendar listing of area career-related activities for graduate students to participate in.

Mock Interviews: Mock interview appointments are available for graduate students to prepare for important job interviews. Career Services offers a resource area for general career planning and partners with several national career search internet organizations that serve college graduates.

Townsend Memorial Library

The University library contains resources to support research in disciplines leading to degrees and collateral material for breadth of comprehension. The library acquires materials in greater depth in those disciplines for which graduate work is offered. Graduate faculty and librarians select materials specifically to support the curriculum. Monographs, full-text journals, databases, and cataloged web sites provide infrastructure to graduate research.

Library services are directed to increasing the successful delivery of pertinent information. Librarians teach skills to allow the student to determine the extent of information needed from the wide array available. Effectively and critically surveying a subject to identify needed information and evaluating its validity and authority are research techniques taught in classroom and personal instruction that contribute to information literacy and lifelong learning. If books or journal articles needed for research are unavailable at Townsend Memorial Library, graduate students may borrow materials from other libraries either through interlibrary loan or by means of a TexShare card.

Townsend Memorial Library currently provides 36 public access computers containing the Microsoft Office Suite for word processing as well as searching capabilities for the online catalog, databases, and internet.

The library contains total volume holdings of over 209,000 items, including books, audiovisual materials, and electronic books. The library subscribes to about 500 print journals and there is online access to more than 140,000 full-text journals. The library provides access to 125 subscription databases and almost 27,000 electronic book titles.

Current UMHB graduate students who have a valid library account may access library resources electronically from off-campus locations. Additional information about the library may be found at or by calling (254) 295-4637 or (877) 316-3313 (toll-free).

Library hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.–1:00 a.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; and Sunday 2:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m.

Student Organizations

Graduate students are welcome to join a variety of UMHB student organizations. More information can be found at:

Dining Services

The Student Dining Facility is located in Bawcom Student Union.

The Student Dining Facility

Breakfast (M-F)

7:15 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.

Lunch (M-F)

11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Dinner (M-Su)

4:30 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.

Saturday Brunch

11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Sunday Brunch

11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Monday- Thursday
10:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M.
10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Grill 1845
Monday- Thursday
10:00 A.M.-12:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.
Monday- Thursday
7:30 A.M.-12:00 A.M.
7:30 A.M.-6:00 P.M.