Useful Links for Students

SONIS - Review your schedule, bill, transcripts, and health records.

GMail.com - Login to access your sentara.edu email account

MBS DIRECT -Approved books for your classes.

Blackboard - Classes.

Wavenet - Intranet with Sentara Healthcare.

Optima Health -Individual Health Insurance Plans through Optima Health.

Meridy's Uniforms - Approved uniforms for students.

Notices:

Updates to schedules/bills are not sent via postal mail.  Instead, students receive these items via Sentara e-mail.

All individuals who attend clinical in Sentara facilities are required to obtain a flu shot.  External clinicals outside of Sentara Healthcare will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

MBS Direct-Book Rentals

Book rentals may be available for certain classes.  It is the responsiblity of the student to determine if it is advantageous to rent or purchase a book.

Some books are used in multiple semesters.  Please check with your advisor or instructor to ensure you are not renting a book for one semester if you need it for mulitple semesters.  In this instance, the purchase of the book may be more advantageous.

Campus Safety

The safety of our students and staff is a key concern at Sentara College of Health Sciences. Each year, we publish and distribute a report on crime statistics for the past 3 years. The Sentara College of Health Sciences does not have campus residences and therefore we do not maintain our own security personnel.

What's in the report?

In compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, we publish statistics for certain crimes that occurred on campus or non-campus property in the past 3 years. Sentara College of Health Sciences reports crime statistics using data obtained in cooperation with local and state law enforcement agencies. The annual report is made available to all current students and employees. Prospective students and employees are notified of its existence and afforded an opportunity to request a copy. Paper copies are available upon request through the Department of Operations.

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to include in their annual campus security reports information about where information on registered sex offenders may be obtained. To locate the whereabouts of registered sex offenders in the state of Virginia go to http://sex-offender.vsp.virginia.gov.

The complete text of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is available at: http://www.securityoncampus.org

Campus Community Notifications

Campus community notifications related to safety and/or security issues on campus or in the surrounding community are done in two ways.

For low level or informative notifications, Sentara College of Health Sciences uses the campus-wide e-mail sent to individuals assigned a Sentara.com e-mail address. Staff, Faculty and Students will receive an e-mail describing the issue and appropriate actions to take.

  • In the case of an emergency; all Staff/Faculty/Students who have signed up for the Blackboard Connect Notification System will be sent a message (phone, email, and/or text) to their designated contact number. The message will state the emergency and any actions to be taken.

Mass Emergency Notifications

Campus Operations administers the College’s mass emergency notification system. Students, faculty and staff can register to receive notifications of emergency events. These messages are only transmitted during emergencies and are an additional avenue of communication. The Dean of the College or their designee, will make the decision of whether to issue a timely campus safety/crime warning or emergency notification on a case-by-case basis considering the facts surrounding the incident, nature of the incident, continuing danger to the campus community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.

For more details

Please refer to Sentara College of Health Sciences Catalogue, Student & Faculty Handbook Policies for further information regarding crime reporting, drug and alcohol policies, safety and security alerts, and crime prevention.