Student Support

We’re here for you, no matter where you live or what your educational goals may be. All of our services are easily accessible and specifically designed to ensure you have the support you need when you need it. We want to do everything we can to help you reach your full potential.

Academic Advising

Our Student Success and Faculty Advisors work exclusively with our online and evening students and are here to provide one-on-one guidance, whether you’re looking for help setting the right goals or you simply need assistance connecting with university resources. 

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Counseling Services

If stress or other life challenges leave you struggling or in crisis, you can turn to a confidential, professional counselor for help. The University of Mary has partnered with CHI St. Alexius Health to offer ZOOM internet counseling options for all evening and online students. ZOOM is a HIPAA compliant video meeting that is set up through email. To make an appointment, call 701-530-7195 or 1-800-327-7195.

All services are provided in a manner consistent with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Library Services

As an online or evening student, you have the same level of research assistance and full access to electronic resources as any on-campus student. Welder Library is equipped with over 240,000 online eBooks and 70 databases with over 60,000 journals, providing millions of pages of digital content. Each year, online students conduct over 3.5 million searches in databases and library collections. Our interlibrary loan service provides online students with more than 10,000 articles and books each year.

Have a question on research topics or resources? You can make a personal appointment with a librarian to help guide you through your research. Appointments can be conducted online with ZOOM, so students can connect with a librarian from anywhere.

To learn more or begin exploring the library, go to our Library Services for Online Students

Military / Veteran Support

We want to serve those who serve our country. That’s why we offer active duty, retired, reserve members, and their eligible family members a number of benefits and services. Students can complete classes online or take evening/night classes on a military installation.

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Tutoring Services

Tutoring is a great way to learn a difficult subject, which is why all University of Mary online and evening students can take advantage of Smarthinking, a 24/7 online tutoring service. To use Smarthinking, follow these steps:

  • Log into your Canvas account. Canvas is the online cloud-based system you’ll use for all your classes. 
  • Select the course that relates to your tutoring request.
  • Click on the Smarthinking tab at the bottom of your left-hand menu bar.
  • You will be directed to a System Check page to make sure you enable popups. At the bottom of the page select, "Click here to continue".
  • Welcome to Smarthinking! Please select whichever service you need:
  • Work with a Tutor or Career Coach
    • Submit My Writing or Career Documents
    • Submit a Question
    • Review My Sessions and Submissions

To make sure you have the support you need to handle your writing assignments—from routine papers to graduate-level academic work—our Writing Center provides one-on-one reviews of and help with your writing. To work with our Writing Center staff, send an email to and be prepared to provide information about your assignment and the rough draft on which you’re seeking feedback.