Student Affairs Offices
Office of the Dean of Students
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS-FIRE)
John Skumurski, Director, Feigenbaum Hall, (518)-388-6104
EMERGENCIES – (518) 388-6911
The College’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office is located at 712 Roger Hull Place. EHS develops, implements and oversees all phases of environmental health and safety, fire safety and workplace safety that directly impact the working, academic and residential conditions at Union College. The EHS staff interacts on a daily basis with all areas of the Union community (academic, residential and administrative). Additional information on environmental health and safety, fire safety and workplace safety may be found at
Carmela Hartman, Student Accounts
McKean House, 388-6106
All full-time undergraduate students are required to be covered by health insurance that meets the minimum requirements established by the College. Students who enroll at Union will be billed for the Student Health insurance unless they process the online waiver and provide proof of alternate coverage. Students who are covered by their parents/responsible party’s insurance may waive the enrollment in the College plan online at https://www.gallagherkoster.com/. The waiver and the submission of the verification in formation must be completed annually by August 6. Waivers processed after the deadline will receive a pro rated credit.
Mail Service Guidelines
The mailroom is located on the first floor of the Reamer Campus Center. The mail counter is open 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday through Friday for sending and picking up packages or special delivery mail. Campus mail does not require postage and may be dropped in the appropriate slot outside the mail room window.
The Schenectady Post Office is located downtown on Jay Street, only a short walk from campus. Its window hours are Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. - noon. This is also a good place for passport information.
Mail and packages to Union should be addressed as follows:Student's Name
Schenectady, NY 12308
A full range of U.S. postal services are provided, including UPS, FedEx, FedEx Ground, and DHL. A fax machine is also available in the mailroom.
When a student receives a package, he/she is notified with a “Package Slip” in their mailbox. It is the responsibility of the student to pick up the package within a reasonable time
All First-class mail (letters, bills, postcards, etc.) is forwarded over the summer and winter term breaks to the address we have on file. No other mail (magazines, periodicals, etc.) is forwarded and is disposed of or recycled. If a student would like to receive any of these mail pieces, they should make arrangements in advance with either the publisher or sender. Additionally packages received via UPS or FedEx cannot be forwarded and must either be held or returned.
We can assist you with packaging and shipping (packing materials are available in the Campus Bookstore). Student can ship their belongings home with the assistance of the mailroom. Ask about our “End of School Year” ship it home programs.
Reamer Campus Center
A Key Bank ATM is located on the first floor in the Atrium. A big screen T.V. and the Bookstore/ Convenience Store, as well as W.R.U.C. (the College’s radio station) are located on the first floor along with Dutch Hollow. The Strauss Unity Lounge and the Women's Resource Center are located on the third floor. The Concordiensis (the College newspaper) is located on the fourth floor.
Special Events and Conferences
Mary D’Amelia, Director
Facilities Services Building, 388-8732
The Office of Special Events and Conferences is the primary point of contact for faculty, staff, alumni, and all outside organizations who wish to use Union facilities for their events or conferences. Instructional activities (classes and labs, rehearsals and concerts, theater, tutorials and seminars, etc.) and major institutional events (Board of Trustee meetings, Commencement, ReUnion and Homecoming First-year Orientation, Parents Weekend, Nott Memorial exhibits, etc.) have planning and scheduling priority, with the exception of College Park Hall which offers year round conferencing to outside organizations.
It is recommended that all persons interested in using campus facilities first review the scheduling and solicitation policies posted on the events web page (http://www.union.edu/eventservices) prior to planning their event. Event coordinators in the Office of Special Events and Conferences will work directly with students to provide event planning training; assistance with event coordination; advice on risk management and liability compliance; vendor selection; and site selection. Office hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.