Academic Advising
The Program’s academic advisor is a faculty member that offers academic advising to students enrolled in the Program. Students may request an appointment by contacting the Program’s administrative office at (787) 764-0000, ext. 88581. Students may also be referred to academic advising as part of the early identification of students with possible difficulties and the attention to students in probation processes, established by the College of Natural Sciences. It is recommended that students visit their academic advisor every year to evaluate their academic progress and curricular sequence.

Students are encouraged to reach out to their academic advisor or the DPD Director if they find themselves at risk of not meeting the “≥3.0 GPA” policy in an effort to prevent the need to repeat a course to improve a grade.

In addition to the campus level peer counselors and their orientation events, the Nutrition and Dietetics Program has its own Peer Mentoring Program that pairs new students (mentees) with experienced students classified in their third or fourth year of study (mentors).  The Peer Mentoring Program was initiated in 2016, as part of the DPD continual improvement plan, and also helps to disseminate Program information to students.  Requests for volunteer peer mentors are sent initially through the two student organizations: El Círculo de Dietética and the Nutrition Journal Club.  The main objectives are to propagate leadership opportunities for upperclassmen, and create a sense of community and support for new students during their transition to university life; it is also hoped that lasting friendships may begin.

Student mentors are asked to make a commitment for the entire academic year, be willing to share their contact information to facilitate interaction, be willing and available to assist new students, take leadership in reaching out in communication to new students, meet in person at least two times a semester before the course registration survey and during fellowship opportunities organized by the Program Chair and administrative office.  Student mentors are paired by personnel in the administrative office of Nutrition and Dietetics under the supervision of the Program Chair. 

Centro de Información y Tecnología (CITec) – Natural Sciences Library

Some of the services offered at the library include:

  • Reference – orientation to the user in the bibliographic search and of printed or computerized information.
  • Anaqueles abiertos – free access to bibliographic or informative resources.
  • Circulation / Reservation – loan of the bibliographic resources of the library following the Rules of Use.
  • Study Rooms- classrooms to study in groups composed of three or more people.
  • Interlibrary Loans – ask other libraries for books and articles that the library does not have.
  • Library Instruction – workshops and guidance on the use of resources and services of the library.
  • Research Room – provides an adequate space for the particular needs of graduate students, professors and researchers in the natural sciences.
  • Tutoring services – tutoring services are offered in several of the bachelor’s courses (Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics). The tutoring services are provided by competent tutors and are completely free of cost. Opúsculo Tutorías Primer Semestre 2018-19


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Departamento de Consejería para el Desarrollo Estudiantil (DCODE)
The DCODE is attached to the Dean of Students of the University of Puerto Rico. It consist of a multidisciplinary team of support professionals with academic preparation specialized in Counseling, Social Work and Psychology and with licenses to practice their respective professions in Puerto Rico. Some of their services are:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Individual and group psychotherapy
  • Support groups
  • Administration and interpretation of inventories of vocational interests
  • Workshops on topics related to: Emotional well-being and Academic Success Strategies
  • Specialized training


For more information visit  or call to (787) 764-0000, Ext. 86500 or 86501

Medical Services
The Department of Medical Services works through the provision of Law 101 of the Department of Health for medical-hospital facilities that defines us as a Diagnosis and Treatment Center. As a health facility, it has the responsibility to assure the university population clinical care in quantity, quality and excellence. This is achieved through the availability, continuity and accessibility of the services offered. The purpose of the Department of Medical Services is to promote good physical, mental and social health of the entire university community, as well as the achievement of the best lifestyles. Some of their services are:

  • External Clinics
  • Emergency room
  • Medical Records
  • Quality of life


The Medical Services facilities are temporarily relocated at the second floor of the University Center. For more information visit or call (787) 764-0000, Ext. 86562 or 86563.

English Language Resource Center
The English Language Resource Center of the English Department opened in 1957 as a language laboratory. Since then, the center has significantly expanded and now consists of three separate but connected units: the Language Laboratory, the Joseph Ferri Screening Room, and the Computer Room. These provide services to the undergraduate and graduate programs of the department as well as other programs at UPR. The center is primarily concerned with the development of English language skills. With this goal in mind, the center provides spaces, staff, and resources to help students develop their written and spoken English skills.

The Resource Center is open to serve not only the needs of the English Department, but those of the university community as well. Special meetings, screenings, or examination sessions may be arranged and scheduled with the Resource Center technicians.

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturdays & Sundays Closed


For more information visit or call (787) 764-0000, ext. 89656

Centro Universitario de Servicios y Estudios Psicológicos (CUSEP)
The CUSEP is a unit of the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Social Sciences, which arises from the need of the Faculty and specifically teachers and graduate students in the area of Clinical Psychology. training and service space. The CUSEP allows teachers and students to integrate the practice with theory, as well as provide a service to the community in general. Some of the services offered by CUSEP are:

  • Service and referral information
  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Play therapy
  • Couple therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults
  • Psychometric and psychological evaluations


For more information visit or call (787) 764-0000, ext. 87680 or 87681

Oficina de Asuntos para Personas con Impedimentos (OAPI)
The OAPI will ensure the faithful fulfillment of the rights of persons with disabilities guaranteeing their equal participation and access to the services, programs and activities available to the university community in general.

For more information visit or call (787) 764-0000, ext. 86000