Fall 2020 Information

Fall Office Hours

GMercyU’s hybrid model for the fall semester means that some departments are fully remote and some are offering in-person office hours on certain days/times. Regardless, each department will be ready to respond to your questions via email or phone during regular business hours. Find the department you're looking for below and the best ways to get in touch this fall.

Academic Affairs
Academic Resource Center
Academic Schools
Accessibility Services
Admissions
Assessment and Compliance / Institutional Research
Athletics
Bookstore
Campbell Solution Center, Bursar
Campus Ministry
Campus Store
Career Development
Counseling Services
Dining Services
Financial Aid
First-Year Experience: FYE1000
Health & Wellness Center
Human Resources Department
Information Technology Services
International Programs
Keiss Library
Mail Services
Marketing Department
Office of Dean, Student Success
Office of VP/Dean of Students
Plant Services
Public Safety
Registrar
Residence Life 
Student Activities & Leadership Programs
Student Study Spaces
Teaching and Learning Technologies
Title IX
University Bookstore

Academic Affairs 

Location: University Hall, 2nd floor,  W203
On-Campus Availability: The office will be open for in-person visits during these times:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30am – 11:30am and 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Tuesdays: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Thursdays: 9:30am-11:30am
Remote Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Contact Information: Mary H. Van Brunt, Provost/VPAA, vanbrunt.m@gmercyu.edu
Daniela Wexler, Executive Asst to Provost, wexler.d@gmercyu.edu
Linda Shaheen, Administrative Asst, shaheen.l@gmercyu.edu

Academic Resource Center: Advising and Coaching 

(Study skills, test-taking strategies, and time-management skills) 
Location: Keiss Library and Learning Commons
On-Campus Availability: Fully remote 
Special Instructions: Remote appointments are available via Zoom/phone, or click the links below during the specified days/times for virtual drop-in appointments.
Allyson Waylen:  Available via email Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8:30am – 4:30pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00am – 5:00pm 
Virtual drop-in hours: Tuesdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm OR Thursdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm 
Kim Logan: Available via email Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Thursdays, 8:00-4:00pm; Fridays 8:30am-4:30pm 
Virtual drop-in hours: Mondays, 9:00am-12:00pm and Wednesdays 1:00-4:00pm 
Contact Information: ARC@gmercyu.edu 

Academic Resource Center: Tutoring Services

Location: Keiss Library and Learning Commons
On-Campus Availability: Fully remote
Special Instructions: Tutoring is fully remote via email, Zoom, or phone, including GMercyU peer tutors and Smarthinking.
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm, for the ARC Director, Writing Specialist and Math Specialist
Contact Information: ARC@gmercyu.edu 

Academic Schools

School of Arts and Sciences

Location: Connelly Faculty Center, 203 and 201
On-Campus Availability: The office will be open for in-person visits during these times:
Monday, Wednesday: 10:00am – 2:00pm (CFC 203)
Tuesday, 12:00pm – 2:00pm (CFC 201)
Special Instructions: For Tuesdays, please make an appointment ahead of time and call Dean Lisa McGarry at 215-641-5538 or ext. 21538 when you arrive.
Remote Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Contact Information: Lisa McGarry, Dean, mcgarry.l@gmercyu.edu
Robert Garber, Administrative Assistant, garber.r@gmercyu.edu

School of Business and Education

Location: University Hall, 2nd floor, W203
On-Campus Availability: The office will be open for in-person visits during these times:
Monday, Wednesday: 9:30am – 11:30am (UH W203)
Tuesday,  11:00am – 1:00pm: (UH East 2nd floor)
Special Instructions: For Tuesdays, please make an appointment ahead of time and call Dean Mary Sortino at 215-646-7300, ext. 21581 when you arrive.
Remote Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Contact Information: Mary Sortino, Dean, sortino.m@gmercyu.edu 
Linda Shaheen, Administrative Assistant, shaheen.l@gmercyu.edu

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Location: University Hall, 2nd floor
On-Campus Availability: Fully remote
Remote Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Contact Information: Mary Sortino, Dean, sortino.m@gmercyu.edu 
Jill Winnington, Assistant Dean, winnington.j@gmercyu.edu
adultadvising@gmercyu.edu

Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions

Location: Frances M. Maguire Hall, 1st floor
On-Campus Availability: The office will be open for in-person visits during these times:
Monday, 8:30am – 2:00pm
Tuesday, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Special Instructions: You will need to make an appointment for these specific days/times:
Mondays, 12:30pm – 2:00pm (Upon arrival, call Dean Ann Phalen at 267-448-8714)
Thursdays, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Upon arrival, call Associate Dean Mary Hermann at 215-646-7300, ext 21195)
Remote Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Contact Information: Ann Phalen, Dean, phalen.a@gmercyu.edu  
Mary Hermann, Associate Dean, hermann.m@gmercyu.edu
Claudia Wenderoth, Administrative Assistant, wenderoth.c@gmercyu.edu
Donna Doyle, Administrative Assistant, doyle.d@gmercyu.edu
Patricia Schneider, Administrative Assistant, schneider.p@gmercyu.edu

Location: Bensalem Campus
On-Campus Availability: The office will be open for in-person visits during these times:
Tuesday, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Special Instructions: For Fridays, please make an appointment ahead of time and upon arrival call Mary Ann McLaughlin at 215-646-7300, ext 51128.
Remote Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Contact Information: Lisa Benfield, Administrative Assistant, benfield.l@gmercyu.edu  
Mary Ann McLaughlin, Assistant Professor/Program Director, mclaughlin.m1@gmercy.edu

Location: PLB 
On-Campus Availability: The office will be open for in-person visits during these times:
Monday, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Special Instructions: For Mondays, please make an appointment ahead of time and upon arrival call Mary Ann McLaughlin at 215-646-7300, ext 51128.
Remote Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Contact Information: Lisa Benfield, Administrative Assistant, benfield.l@gmercyu.edu  
Mary Ann McLaughlin, Assistant Professor/Program Director, mclaughlin.m1@gmercy.edu

Accessibility Services 

On-Campus Availability: Remote only, appointments will be held via Zoom or by phone.
Special Instructions: Schedule an appointment by contacting Brandi Crawford at email listed below.
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Contact Information: Brandi J. Crawford, Director of Accessibility Services, crawford.b@gmercyu.edu

Testing Center Accommodations
Location: ARC 2nd floor, Keiss Library and Learning Commons
On-Campus Availability: In-person appointments and remote proctoring available by appointment.
Special Instructions: All test proctoring appointments must be scheduled one week in advance via email.
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Contact Information: Erik Azzarano at ARCTesting@gmercyu.edu

Admissions

Location: Admissions House
On-Campus Availability: In-person and virtual appointments available.
Special Instructions: Please schedule an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Upon arrival on campus, ring the doorbell or call 215-641-5510.
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Contact Information: admissions@gmercyu.edu or 215-641-5510

Assessment and Compliance / Institutional Research

Location: Connelly Faculty Center
On-Campus Availability: Fully remote
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Contact Information: Dawn Hayward, Assistant VP, Academic Affairs, hayward@gmercyu.edu
Jing Gao, Director of Institutional Research, gao.j@gmercyu.edu
Michael Deluca, Data Analyst, deluca.m@gmercyu.edu

Athletics

Location: Griffin Complex
On-Campus Availability: Yes.
Special Instructions: When you arrive in the lobby, someone at the front desk will direct you.
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, but closing depends on practice schedules.
Contact Information: Go to gwyneddathletics.com/staff-directory to find your contact.

Campbell Solution Center, Bursar

Location: Campbell Hall
On-Campus Availability: In-person meetings available Tuesdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm and Thursdays from 9:00am-12:00pm, by appointment only.
Special Instructions: Please schedule your appointment at least 48 hours in advance. Each student will be limited to bringing one other person to the appointment.
Daily Hours of Operation: Contact us Mondays and Thursday, 8:00am – 5:00pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:00am – 4:00pm.
Contact Information: campbellsolutioncenter@gmercyu.edu or 215-646-7300, ext.21595 
studentbilling@gmercyu.edu or 215-646-7300, ext. 21278
Note: The Bursar office and CSC are processing virtual book vouchers. And, students who need an ID card can email a “selfie” headshot to idcardpicture@gmercy.edu and their ID card will be emailed to their home.

Online/Accelerated Bursar Office

Location: Connelly Faculty Center
On-Campus Availability: Fully remote 
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 8:00am – 4:30pm, Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Contact Information: gpsbursar@gmercyu.edu or 215-646-7300, ext. 21029

Campus Ministry

Location: Visitation House
On-Campus Availability: By appointment only.
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Contact Information: Jeff Wallace, Director of Campus Ministry, 215-641-5590 or wallace.j@gmercyu.edu 

Career Development

Location: Keiss Library
On-Campus Availability: Fully remote
Special Instructions: Virtual appointments are available by video, phone, email for resume and cover letter assistance; internship and job searching tips and resources; interviewing strategies and mock interviews; job fairs, workshops, and events.
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:00pm (evening hours available by appointment)
Contact Information: To schedule an appointment, write cd@gmercyu.edu. You can also also visit the Career Development webpage at gmercyu.edu/cd.

Counseling Services

Location: Griffin Complex, 2nd Floor, Student Services Suite
On-Campus Availability: By appointment only. 
Special Instructions: Email counseling@gmercyu.edu at the time of arrival.
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Contact Information: counseling@gmercyu.edu or 215-641-5571
For on-campus emergencies, please call Public Safety first at 215-641-5522, ext. 2111.

Dining Services

See all details here.

Financial Aid

Online/Accelerated Financial Aid

Location: Connelly Faculty Center, PLB, Bensalem campus
On-Campus Availability: Fully remote 
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Contact Information: gpsfinancialaid@gmercyu.edu or 877-499-6333, ext. 21080

Campus Undergraduate/Graduate Financial Aid

Location: Campbell Hall
On-Campus Availability: In-person meetings available Tuesday, 1:00-4:00pm and Thursday 9:00am – 12:00pm, by appointment only.
Special Instructions: Please schedule an in-person appointment at least 48 hours in advance.
Remote Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 5:00pm; Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Contact Information: financialaid@gmercyu.edu or 215-646-7300, ext. 21216

First-Year Experience: FYE1000 

Location: As scheduled on your course schedule
On-Campus Availability: Yes
Special Instructions: A hybrid course (5 on-campus, in-person class meetings)
Virtual, synchronous meetings at least once a week
Remote option for students unable to come to campus
Contact Information: Meredith Hoch-Oescher, Dean, Student Success, hoch-oescher.m@gmercyu.edu or Kim Logan, logan.k@gmercyu.edu

Health and Wellness Center

Please see all details here.

Human Resources Department

Location:  Connelly Faculty Center
On-Campus Availability: In-person staff will be available least one day a week on campus, more if needed.
Special Instructions: Please schedule an appointment ahead of time.
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Contact Information: 215-646-7300 or hr@gmercyu.edu 

Information Technology Services

Location: Fatima Hall
On-Campus Availability: Two staff members will be available on campus for classroom and user support, by appointment only.
Special Instructions: Students, staff, and faculty should contact IT via phone or email. We will attempt to resolve issues remotely first. If you prefer email, please provide as much detail as possible: screenshots of the issue, the best number to reach you, your availability.
Daily Hours of Operation: On site: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Remote support: Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 6:00pm, Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Contact Information: 215-646-7300, ext 21444 or it@gmercyu.edu

International Programs

Location: Griffin Complex, 2nd floor, Student Services Suite
On-Campus Availability: Yes
Special Instructions: Please make an appointment and upon arrival call 215-641-5584.
Office Hours: Fridays, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Contact Information: tsai.m@gmercyu.edu or 215-641-5584.

Keiss Library

See details here.

Mail Services

Location: Frances M. Maguire Hall
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00am-9:00am and 2:15pm-3:45pm
Contact Information: For any mail inquires, email mailservices@gmercyu.edu.

Marketing Department

Location: Assumption Hall
On-Campus Availability: By appointment only.
Special Instructions: Please make an appointment at least 24 hours in advance; call your contact upon arrival.
Daily Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Contact Information: marketing@gmercyu.edu

Office of Dean, Student Success

On-Campus Availability: Fully remote
Special Instructions: By appointment only.
Daily Hours of Operation: Varies
Contact Information: Meredith Hoch-Oescher, Dean, Student Success, hoch-oescher.m@gmercyu.edu

Office of VP / Dean of Students

Location: Griffin Complex, 2nd fl, Student Services Suite
On-Campus Availability: In-person office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Special Instructions: By appointment only. Upon arrival, please call 215-641-5566 or email stern.j@gmercyu.edu.
Contact Information: Joshua Stern, stern.j@gmercyu.edu or 215-641-5566

Plant Services

Location: Plant Services Building 
On-Campus Availability: Regular Hours
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 7:30am – 4:00pm
Contact Information: Faculty/staff work requests can be submitted via the portal (click the  button) or by emailing plantservices@gmercyu.edu. 
For after-hours emergencies, call Public Safety at 215-641-5522, ext. 2111. 

Public Safety

On-Campus Availability: Yes, 24/7
Contact Information:  For non-urgent matters, call 215-646-7300, ext. 21522
For emergencies, call 215-641-5522, ext 2111

Registrar

Location: Campbell Hall
On-Campus Availability: By appointment only.
Special Instructions: Please schedule an appointment at least 48 hours in advance for an in-person appointment during these days/times:
Tuesdays, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday, 9:00am - 12:00pm 
Remote Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30am -4:30pm
Contact Information: Go to gmercyu.edu/registrar for helpful information and details, or call 215-646-7300, ext. 21437.

Residence Life 

Location:  Loyola Hall
On-Campus Availability: Yes
Special Instructions: Appointments available by email; email is the best way to get in contact with all staff. 
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, but staff are on call 24/7 for emergency response and other student issues. Specific hours for each staff member will vary week to week, will be posted on doors each Monday for students, and will include a mix of in-person and remote.
Contact Information: reslife@gmercyu.edu or 267-448-1305
Bryan Dunphy-Culp, Director: dunphy-culp.b@gmercyu.edu 
Michelle Murray, Associate Director: murray.m@gmercyu.edu
Lisa Marie Turtle, Residence Director (Loyola, St. Brigid, Siena Halls): turtle.l@gmercyu.edu
Kyle Hartman, Residence Director (Alexandria Hall): Hartman.k@gmercyu.edu
Terri Schwabenland, Administrative Assistant: schwabenland.t@gmercyu.edu

Student Activities & Leadership Programs 

Location:  Waldron Student Center
On-Campus Availability: Yes.
Special Instructions: Please schedule an in-person appointment for these days/times: 
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesdays, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Contact Information: For appointments, write studentactivities@gmercyu.edu or call 215-641-5565.
Use our new GriffinEngage website to get involved! 

Student Study Spaces 

See details here.

Teaching and Learning Technologies

Location: University Hall, 2nd floor
On-Campus Availability: Fully remote
Special Instructions: Please schedule a remote appointment.
Daily Hours of Operation: Mondays – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Contact Information: Travis Meister, Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies, meister.t@gmercyu.edu
Michelle Simms, Director of Instructional Technology, simms.m@gmercyu.edu
Kirsten Jensen, Instructional Technology Support Specialist, jensen.k@gmercyu.edu

Title IX

Location: Griffin Complex, 2nd floor
On-Campus Availability: Yes
Special Instructions: Walk-ins are available on Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Please call or email for an appointment on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Contact Information: Title IX Coordinator, Robert Wood, wood.r@gmercyu.edu, 215-646-7300, x 21140, Emergency cell: 410-340-7214 
Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Casey Hilferty, hilferty.c@gmercyu.edu, 215-646-7300, x21572

University Bookstore 

Location: Griffin Complex
On-Campus Availability: Appointment-based shopping experience
Special Instructions: Customers will not be permitted to try on clothing prior to purchasing.
Daily Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Friday 10:am – 3:00pm 
Contact Information: gwynedd@bkstr.com, 215-641-9080  
 

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