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University of Guam

Lacking the college tradition of having an appropriate “nickname,” and faced with the dilemma of sending a basketball team into the Navy League with little more to call them other than “COGS,” a faculty-student committee organized a name selecting election.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Law (1)

About

History

University of Guam was founded in 1952 as a two-year teacher-training school known as the Territorial College of Guam, established by Governor Carlton Skinner.[3] In 1960, the college moved to the present campus in the central district of Mangilao. In 1965, the college was accredited as a four-year, degree granting institution. 

Education

Degrees & Programs:

  • Undergraduate Degrees
  • Graduate Degrees
  • Professional Development & Continuing Education
  • UOG Online (Moodle)
  • Army ROTC
  • English Language Institute

Research

Research at UOG is supported by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). The ORSP supports faculty members and eligible University personnel to conduct research activities in collaboration with the various Micronesia colleges, as well as, select public and private agencies locally, nationally and internationally.  

Career

Services Offered:

  • Career Counseling and Assessment
  • Job Search and Referral
  • Resume Writing and Interview Critique
  • Workshops
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Alumni Connections (Mentorship)

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Services

Student services

  • Admissions & Records
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Student Life Office
  • Residence Halls Office
  • Student Counseling
  • Student Health Services
  • Career Development Office
  • Kubre Programs
  • TRiO Programs
  • National Student Exchange
  • EMSS Assessments

Housing services

Our Residence Halls are humble and modest in nature, providing conventional single and double room options to UOG students.The Residence Halls is also a great place to meet people from all over the world. Most residents come from throughout Micronesia (Guam, Rota, Tinian, Saipan, Palau, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Marshall Islands), as well as Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, the Philippines, Europe, and the United States mainland. We strongly encourage all students to avail themselves of the advantages of living on-campus, participate in residence life and enjoy the complete college experience!

Library services

University of Guam Library, housed in the Tan Siu Lin Building, a unit of Learning Resources, is the central library facility at the University of Guam / Unibetsedat Guahan. As the largest library in the Micronesia region, the Library's collections include over 98,059 print titles and 124,977 print holdings; 925,650 microfilm/microfiche units, 1527 print serial titles; 5289 audiovisual items and software; and a wealth of subscriptions to electronic full text academic periodicals.

ICT services

The Office of Information Technology strives to be a regionally strategic and innovative IT organization that provides a leading edge technology environment for students, faculty and staff to advance the University mission and goals. The University's wireless network is found centrally located in the Study Hall of all dorms and the signal can be accessed generally throughout most of the front of the Halls including the TV lounges.

Medical services

Univesrity of Guam provides the following healthcare services:

  • Emergency CPR/SFA Care
  •  Referrals to specialists
  •  HIV/STI education, counseling and testing
  •  Health Education on various health issues (Schedule at SHS)
  •  Tobacco cessation classes
  •  Group lifestyle balance

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Guam Residence Halls is much more than a place for students to sleep between classes. Living on-campus contributes to the intellectual, social, and emotional well-being of the students who compose the residential community. Student residents live conveniently near University Resources (e.g., their classes and professors, the Library, the Computer Center, and the Field House) and they are part of a community that encourages and helps them to excel academically, while providing them with edifying co-curricular programs, healthy recreational activities, and enjoyable entertainment.

Sports facilities

The University of Guam “Triton Athletic Department” is a wide ranging organization that includes varsity athletics, rental of the Calvo Field House, recreation department with sport clubs, wellness programs, classes and other activities, the Triton Fitness Center, Camp Programs and a fundraising arm. The department serves the University and the surrounding community. Triton Athletics is an ever growing organization that works with many of the Olympic committee and national teams on the island of Guam as well as youth groups, University departments and community service branches that deal with health, sport and physical well-being of the citizens of Guam. 

Student clubs

Organizations which seek to use the University’s name, resources, or facilities must be registered with the Student Life Office and the Student Government Association. All registered organizations must have a faculty advisor. Students are encouraged to belong to or form organizations to promote their common interests.

  • Alpha Phi Sigma - Criminal Justice Honor Society (APS)
  • Alpha Psi Omega: Sigma Upsilon National Theater Honor Society (APOSU)
  • American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Blue Key Honor Society (BKHS)
  • Chuuk Student Organization (CSO)
  • Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science Club (EMC²)

Accreditation

The University of Guam is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges(WASC).

Student Reviews

Biba UOG
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University of Guam has given me access to quality science programs that are relevant to our local community while still being competitive and comparative to a national level. UOG provides a local sense of comfort and a nurturing multicultural environment. What is sometimes lacking in equipment is easily made up for by the dedication of our professors to provide...

Good for locals
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Overall, UoG is not a bad place to attend school at. Customer service is iffy and they do not accept many credits for transfer.

Mangilao Village, Guam

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