STUDENT SERVICES

APTITUDE TESTING

Free testing is available to help students determine the majors and careers that are a good match for their aptitudes and interests.  Most students have taken several verbal and math aptitude tests in school, but those tests measure only a small part of their natural abilities. At the Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation in north Dallas, they test 21 different kinds of aptitudes! These include the ability to think in three dimensions, the rapidity with which ideas flow into a person's mind, foresight (seeing possibilities), inductive reasoning, and analytical reasoning. And just in case you're interested in a career as a surgeon or musician, they even test your pitch discrimination and finger dexterity. This testing normally costs $720, but because of a generous endowment by Robert L. and Della Foree, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at DBU may be tested free-of-charge! For further information contact the Financial Aid Office at (214) 333-5363. Students must have a good financial standing to qualify.


DINING SERVICES

Dallas Baptist University offers a variety of locations where students can enjoy meals and other food and convenience items. All locations accept cash, credit/debit cards, Flex Dollars, and Patriot Dollars. In addition, the Crowley Dining Hall accepts meal plan memberships. All DBU dining services are provided by La Frontera Hospitality. 

Meal Plan Memberships: 

Traditional Plans:

All students living in the residence halls (Lange, Williams, Crowley, and Spence) are required to purchase Traditional Meal Plans for use in the Crowley Dining Hall. These plans are also available to residents of the Colonial Village Apartments, Williamsburg Village Townhomes, Brownstone Residences, commuter students, faculty, and staff.

  • 14-Meal Plan – includes 14 all-you-can-eat meals per week in the Crowley Dining Hall, with an additional $125 in Flex Dollars.

  • The Unlimited Meal Plan – unlimited all-you-can-eat meals per week in the Crowley Dining Hall, with an additional $100 in Flex Dollars.

  • The Unlimited Plus Meal Plan – unlimited all-you-can-eat meals per week with an additional $500 in Flex Dollars.

Each Traditional Meal Plan membership comes with weekly meal allowances that can be used in the Crowley Dining Hall. In addition, Traditional Meal Plan memberships come with Flex Dollars which can be used at any dining location and in the General Store. Flex Dollars work on a declining balance format, like an ATM/debit card. The Flex Dollar balance, as a part of the Traditional Meal Plan membership, is a “per semester” amount and any funds not used will zero out at the end of the academic year. Choose the plan that fits your lifestyle, as meals do not carry over from one week to the next. 

Apartment Life – Resident Flex Plan:

  • $210 – All students living in the Colonial Village Apartments, Williamsburg Village Townhomes, and Brownstone Residences are required to purchase the Apartment Life – Resident Flex Plan for use at all on-campus dining locations. 

Colonial Plans:

  • 25 Meal Block offers any 25 all-you-can-eat meals in the Crowley Dining Hall, with no additional Flex Dollars.

  • 60 Meal Block offers any 60 all-you-can-eat meals in the Crowley Dining Hall, with no additional Flex Dollars.

  • The Patriot Plan offers $300 Patriot Dollars as well as 15 meal blocks in the Crowley Dining Hall.

  • The Colonial Plan – offers $200 Patriot Dollars as well as 8 meal blocks in the Crowley Dining Hall. 

Patriot Dollars:

  • Patriot Dollars work like an ATM/debit card and can be used at any on-campus location. Students use Patriot Dollars to purchase beverages, snacks, or full meals for themselves or their friends. Patriot Dollar balances will remain on a student’s account throughout the duration of their enrollment at the University. Additional funds can be added to a student’s Patriot Dollars account at any time during the school year by visiting the Crowley Dining Hall office or calling 214-333-5446. 

Declining Balance

Declining balance dollars are available for use at any food service location as a “debit” system outside of normal meal plan allowances at the Crowley Dining Hall. Additional declining balance dollars can be purchased at any food service location or by calling 214-333-5446. 

On-Campus Dining Locations 

The Crowley Dining Hall is a multifaceted residential dining facility and is located in the Mary C. Crowley Complex. This location offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an array of nutritious selections, including a produce market featuring fresh-cut vegetables, dressings and toppings; a grill serving hamburgers and chicken; a pizza station with hand-tossed pizza; and a comfort station featuring traditional favorites.  

The Crowley Dining Hall accepts meal plans, cash, debit/credit cards, Flex Dollars, and Patriot Dollars. Hours for the Crowley Dining Hall have been designed to meet students’ lifestyles: 

Days

MEAL

Hours

Monday through Friday

Breakfast

7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Lunch

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dinner

4:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Brunch

10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Dinner

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday

Breakfast

8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Lunch

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dinner

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday through Wednesday

Late Night Dinner

9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • Students who have purchased a meal plan must present their University student identification card upon entering the Crowley Dining Hall.

  • Students without a Traditional or Colonial meal plan must pay in cash, debit/credit card, or Patriot Dollars.

  • A student’s identification card cannot be loaned to another student or guest. 

The Hoblitzelle Patriot Café, located in the John G. Mahler Student Center, offers a full-service Chick-fil-A, with available outdoor seating on the Patriot Plaza. Here you will find a casual atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students to meet and eat. Patriot Dollars, Flex Dollars, credit/debit cards, and cash are accepted. The Patriot Café is open: 

Days

Hours

Monday through Friday

7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sunday

Closed

The Patriot Café is closed during Chapel on Monday and Wednesday.

The Daily Bread Bistro, conveniently located on the third floor of the Collins Learning Center, is a perfect place to grab lunch while joining friends. Patriot Dollars, Flex Dollars, debit/credit cards, and cash are accepted. The Daily Bread Bistro is open: 

Days

Hours

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Study Grounds, conveniently located on the second floor of the Collins Learning Center, is a Starbucks “We Proudly Serve” coffee café. It’s a perfect spot to take a study break, grab some coffee, breakfast, or a quick snack with friends. Patriot Dollars, Flex Dollars, debit/credit cards, and cash are accepted. Study Grounds is open: 

Days

Hours

Monday through Friday

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday

7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday

Closed

The Union, located on the lower level of the Brownstone Residences – Phase III facility, The Union offers a full service MOOYAH restaurant and the DBU Coffee House.  The Union is a great place for students to hang out and catch a game or the latest news and boasts a viewing area with multiple TVs and soft seating. The Union is open:

 MOOYAH Restaurant hours:

Days

Hours

Monday through Friday

11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday

Closed

DBU Coffehouse hours:

Days

Hours

Monday through Friday

7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturday

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday

3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The General Store, located adjacent to the Crowley Dining Hall, is a one-stop location for all your grocery and convenience needs. Patriot Dollars, Flex Dollars, debit/credit cards, and cash are accepted. The General Store is open: 

Days

Hours

Monday through Friday

11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

For catering information, please contact DBU Catering at (214) 333-5974 or by email at dbucatering@dbu.edu. 

All questions and concerns should be directed to Matt Dewhirst, Director of Landscaping and Special Projects. You may contact Matt Dewhirst at matthewd@dbu.edu.


HEALTH SERVICES

The Health Services Clinic is located in the Colonial Village Apartment #1108 next to the Burg Center and is supervised by a Registered Nurse. Students, whether full-time or part-time, faculty, staff, and guests may come to the Health Services Clinic for acute nursing care. 

Current immunizations, medical history form, and copy of health insurance are required for all DBU students living on campus and may be updated in Health Services. Immunizations for Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis, MMR, TB skin test, meningitis vaccine, influenza vaccine, and Hepatitis B are available. Blood pressure monitoring, blood sugar testing, asthma nebulizer, oxygen, first aid care and supplies, health education resources, and several health seminars are provided throughout the year. 

DBU Health Services does not function as a primary physician clinic, rather it is a clinic of registered nurses highly capable to administer aid. The University is concerned about the health of its students and will provide first aid and emergency care as facilities permit. However, the University cannot assume responsibility for medical care, and parents and students must look to their personal physician in these matters.


CENTER FOR CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Center for Career and Professional Development defines success as each student finding and fulfilling God’s purpose and calling for their life. It is the CCPD’s desire that students embark on a journey to obtain knowledge and skills in the desired field of study through career development, experiential learning, and mentoring opportunities. The CCPD staff strives to empower students to successfully pursue their educational and professional goals. Career workshops, one-on-one coaching, mock interviewing, internships, resume and cover letter reviews, social media branding, conducting job searches, career fairs, and events are all services offered through this office in order to aid in students’ quests for professional growth.

The CCPD offers students and alumni a fantastic online job search engine, Handshake. Alumni and students are strongly encouraged to create a professional profile, view job listings from area employers, match their skills to job opportunities, and apply to jobs online. Employers have the capability to view applicant resumes and contact individuals directly. Internships can also be found on the Handshake online job search engine. This online system is available to students and alumni twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities.

Life is a journey and the CCPD is honored to play a vital role in the success of each student’s story.

Career & Professional Development

Dean Learning Center, Suite 102

214-333-5556

careerservices@dbu.edu

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

We are closed for Chapel on Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am


BARNES & NOBLE AT DBU

Barnes & Noble at DBU occupies the first floor of Henry Blackaby Hall and is the official University bookstore. Barnes & Noble features a curriculum resource center where students can purchase textbooks and educational support materials. Additionally, the bookstore features a varsity collegiate retail section providing students with the latest athletic team apparel and institutionally-branded gift items. Barnes & Noble is equipped with shipping and receiving capabilities to serve DBU’s growing online student population, and numerous point-of-service registers to provide service to students and campus community patrons.


STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 

University programs and activities are conducted in such a manner that no otherwise qualified individual with disabilities shall, solely by reason of a disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any such program or activity. Notifications and inquiries regarding Disability and Accommodation Services should be directed to the Director of Student Services (214.333.5706) or the Dean of Students (214.333.5340). All information provided to request disability accommodations is strictly voluntary and confidential.


COUNSELING SERVICES 

The Dallas Baptist University Counseling Center exists to promote the mental health and well-being of currently enrolled DBU students by providing quality Christian counseling services that enhance healthy emotional, psychological, and spiritual development. Through DBU's Student Counseling Center, individual, group, premarital, and couples counseling are available on a limited basis to address any issues or concerns that DBU students may have. These counseling services are provided free to DBU students currently taking classes as well as faculty and staff. All counseling will be provided or supervised by a licensed professional.

Counseling is scheduled by appointment only. The Counseling Center is located on the first floor of the Collins Learning Center. To schedule an appointment, talk with a counselor, or for more information, contact the Counseling Center at 214.333.5288 or email counselingcenter@dbu.edu.

COUNSELING RECORDS 

The confidentiality of counseling records will be maintained in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA permits disclosure of such records to third parties under circumstances described by law and in the University’s FERPA policy. A copy of the policy is available for inspection and review in the Office of Student Affairs, Registrar’s Office, and Student Handbook.