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Buying Books

The TWU Bookstore isn't just in Denton - it's in CyberSpace too! You can order books, TWU apparel and school supplies through the TWU Bookstore Website. To find the text book section:

  • Click on the "Books" tab. 
  • From the drop-down menu, select "Textbooks & Course Materials."
  • Fill in all the drop down menus, selecting your course and section number for the appropriate semester and department
  • You can either purchase the books then, through the TWU Bookstore site, or you can write down the information and buy them from another vendor.

Also, whenever it is time for you to graduate, you can order your graduation regalia online.

Career Services

The Office of Career Services has many resources available to you on their website. You will find links to employment opportunities as well as to information about upcoming career days. You will also find helpful resources for preparing for a job search, interviewing and internships.

Commuter & Non-Traditional Student Services

The Office of Commuter and Non-traditional Student Services recognizes the unique environment in which online students earn their degrees. They are here to help you have a successful and well-rounded experience as a TWU student. You can think of this office as your one-stop-shop to find answers to your questions. They can connect you with people and services throughout Student Life and the entire campus who can assist you in addressing a variety of your everyday life needs. As a part of Student Life, Commuter Serivces is focused on giving you the resources you need to balance your life with your academics.

Getting to Campus

If you do have to come to campus read through this information about general transportation information, public transportation and carpooling.


All students who park on campus during the week must have a TWU parking decal. Parking decals are enforced Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. students may parking in gray, black, blue, or auburn curbs with a valid parking permit. Handicapped restrictions are enforced at all times. 

If you have further questions about this policy, please visit the TWU DPS website or contact them at 940.898.2911.

Counseling Center

The TWU Counseling Center makes every attempt to provide services to you, up to the limits of the law and professional ethics. As a Distance Education student, you may access any and all materials available on their Online Resources website.

The TWU Counseling Center can refer you to appropriate mental health providers, within our limits of knowledge (by telephone only). Due to legal and ethical issues, we do not provide Internet, e-mail, or other electronically-based counseling, therapy or communications. In addition, due to varying state laws, students who reside outside the state of Texas may find that we are unable, by law, to provide counseling or therapy services of any kind.  

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services, (DSS) is a resource for Texas Woman's University students with disabilities on the Denton, Dallas, and Houston campuses. DSS determines  appropriate accommodations for students in the classroom and in the use of University facilities in order to provide equal access to educational opportunities at TWU.

Office of Teaching & Learning with Technology

The Office of Teaching & Learning with Technology (TLT)  helps you indirectly by helping faculty members design quality online courses. They help you directly by being an information hub. Anytime you have a question about where to go or who to talk to, they can help. If they don't know the answer, they will help you find it!

Student Email

TWU student email is accessed through Gmail. You will log-in with your TWU username and password. Here are some of the other features:

  • Unlimited storage space
  • Ability to save and access files from any computer through Google Drive
  • Additional apps: Google Hangouts, Google Forms, and Google Calendar
  • Improved navigation and responsive design superior to older e-mail systems (such as Outlook)
  • Easier to pair email with phone device

For more information including training material, how to access your Gmail account with your mobile device and FAQ’s please go to

Student ID Cards

Distance Learners will receive a Student ID Card in the mail, after the 12th class day. It will not have your photo on it, but it will say "distance learner" and will entitle you to student discounts wherever they are available, as well as for services if you come to campus. You may also need to show your student ID card if you use your TexShare card at a library in Texas. If you do not receive your student ID card soon after the 12th class day, please contact Beth Lewis, Director for ID Systems at or 940.898.3645.

Technology Discounts

TWU Students are eligible for discounts on certain technology items such as personal software, computers, tablets, and accessories. The items must be purchased through the TWU Service Desk website. For additional information please contact the TWU Service Desk at 940-898-3971.

Technology Service Desk

The Technology Service Desk provides user support services via telephone (940-898-3971), email ( and online chat. If needed, technicians also connect with your computer and see what is on your screen. The Technology Service Desk can help with Blackboard, registration, Pioneer Portal, TWU email, Microsoft applications and other TWU related technical issues.

Tutoring & Training Services

All current, TWU students have access to, a free, 24-hour online training database. Visit the TWU Technology Service Desk for more information.

Mathematics and Technology Success Center

The Mathematics and Technology Success Center (MTSC), located on the TWU Denton Campus in MCL 307, is available to assist TWU students in reaching their educational goals in math and technology through technology programs and individual or group tutoring. Tutoring is provided for TWU students who are enrolled in math and technology courses or enrolled in any courses with math or technology components. They also tutor any statistics course and the statistical software: SAS and SPSS. For students that cannot come to campus, the MTSC also provides several online resources for math review, computer literacy and exam preperation.

OWLive - TWU Online Writing Lab Live

The Write Site has a program called Online Writing Lab Live (OWLive). Students can schedule live, online tutoring sessions with Write Site staff. Previously, there were only two appointment choices: face-to-face or OWL (receiving comments on a paper via email). OWLive combines these two options, utilizing audio, video, and chat space for a synchronous online tutoring session. Like all Write Site services, OWLive is completely FREE.

The Write Site @ Night is located in the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence, Blagg-Huey Library, room 221. Learn more about this service.


Smarthinking is an online tutoring service that provides tutoring in Mathematics (basic math through Calculus including Bilingual Math), Biology, Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Accounting, Introduction to Finance, Statistics, Spanish, Writing and Microsoft Office 2010 programs. It is only available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in at least one Distance Education course. Tutoring in some subjects is available 24/7. With Smarthinking you can:

  • Connect with an e-structor and interact with a live tutor.
  • Submit your writing for any class to their Online Writing Lab.
  • Submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor.
  • Use the iPad app to access live tutoring anytime and anywhere.
  • Opt-in to text messaging for notification of the return of reviewed writing and for pre-scheduled appointment reminders.
  • Speak voice-to-voice with your tutor using the voice-enabled whiteboard. 

To access Smarthinking:

  1. Log-in to your Pioneer Portal Account.
  2. Click on "My Tools."
  3. Click on "Student Tools."
  4. Click on "Distance Education Tutoring."

 Minimum Technology Requirements:

Operating System

Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac (10.4+), Google Chromium, iOS, Android 


Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 12.0+, Google Chrome and Safari 5.0+


At least 1 GB RAM and a Pentium Dual-Core or faster processor

Flash Player

Version 9.0.28+ (If you need to install Flash, go to, and follow the instructions for the free download.)

Internet Connection

 256 kbps or above


Should be enabled. If you need to install Java, go to, and follow the instructions for the free download. 

Popup Blockers

Must be disabled.

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