2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Facilities and Services

Park University’s Parkville Campus is located high on a bluff commanding an inspiring view of the Missouri River, which sweeps in a broad curve around the quiet, small town of Parkville, Mo. To the south and southeast, the skyline of Greater Kansas City is visible. The 700-acre Parkville Campus is a site of great natural beauty, with woodlands, waterfalls and wildflowers.

Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center offers services to graduate students including writing help, disability services and tutoring for some graduate courses. Graduate students may access the Canvas course “Park Tutoring Help” for more information. The ASC is located on the Parkville Campus in the Norrington Center. Visit www.park.edu/academic-support-center or call (816) 584-6330 for more information.


All books required for graduate courses are available for purchase from MBS Direct, http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/PARK.htm.

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center assists students in all stages of career development, including career assessment, résumé and cover letter preparation, interviewing skills and job search strategies. The objective is to give students the skills and opportunities necessary for a successful job search. For a list of services, contact the Career Development Center, located in room 224 of the Mabee Learning Center/Academic Underground on the Parkville Campus. Contact careerdevelopment@park.edu or (816) 584-6407, or visit www.park.edu/career-development-center.


The Counseling Center supports student mental health and wellness through limited individual counseling services, consultation and referral services. Located in Dearing Hall on the Parkville campus, the Counseling Center also houses a resource library with self-help and wellness materials. For students in need of intensive services or specialized care, Licensed Professional Counselors on staff can help connect students with mental health facilities and providers in the community. For more information, contact counselingappointments@park.edu or visit www.park.edu/counseling-center.

McAfee Memorial Library

The McAfee Memorial Library provides access to quality information resources that enables a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

  • Collections – Our collections include more than a quarter million books, ebooks, videos and periodical and research databases. Electronic resources are available 24/7 at www.park.edu/library. Additional materials can be obtained via interlibrary loan and/or reciprocal borrowing agreements with local and regional libraries.
  • Services – Reference and instruction librarians are available to help with basic research and the use of electronic resources on-site, via phone, email and live chat (seven days a week). They also offer classroom instruction in basic research, in the use of electronic resources and in support of course assignments. Contact one of our reference and instruction librarians to schedule an instruction session. Instructional videos in the use of electronic resources can also be found on the library website.
  • Parkville Campus – The library, located in the Norrington Center, provides a comfortable environment for individual and group study, including individual study carrels, tables, seminar and group study rooms. Computers and a network printer/copier/scanner are also available for use.
  • Special Collections and Campanella Gallery – The library also administers the Fishburn Archives, located in the Academic Underground, which consists of manuscripts, print material, photographs, scrapbooks, artwork, and artifacts including furniture, sports trophies and textiles, documenting the founding and history of Park University and Parkville, Missouri, and is available by appointment. It also houses the Campanella Gallery, which features art exhibits from Park students and faculty and local artists.
  • Library Hours – Hours during Fall and Spring terms are CST/CDT (Hours are subject to change.)
    Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Chat-based reference service (“Ask a Librarian”) hours can be found on the library website, at: www.park.edu/library.

Testing Center

The Testing Center, located in room 221 of the Mabee Learning Center/Academic Underground on the Parkville Campus, handles CLEP, DSST and the proctoring of final exams for Kansas City area online students. Tests are given by appointment. Graduate students at a distance should consult their graduate program for instructions regarding examinations. For more information, visit www.park.edu/testing-center or contact testingcenter@park.edu or (816) 584-6887.

Other University-Wide Facilities

Students enrolled in a graduate program have access to all Park University facilities, subject to normal student use policies.