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Stay Connected, Informed, and Supported

With Unity’s Official AI Chatbot

Answers are a Text Away

With Spruce, Your On-Demand AI Chatbot

Who is Spruce?

At Unity Environmental University – Distance Education, our commitment to your success extends beyond the classroom. Our team of dedicated professional advisors are here to guide you one-on-one throughout your college experience. To complement the support services we currently provide, we are thrilled to introduce our newest service…SPRUCE, the official AI chatbot of Unity! In addition to your advisor, Spruce is available 24/7/365 so you never have to be alone on your academic journey.

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What Does Spruce Do?

Have questions about textbooks, start dates for terms, or any other aspects of your academic experience? Spruce is here to help! Just a text away, Spruce will provide you with quick and accurate answers, ensuring you have the information you need, when you need it.

But that’s not all – Spruce goes beyond answering questions. From time to time, Spruce will reach out to check on your academic progress and well-being. Navigating challenges can be part of the journey, and Spruce is here to lend a helping hand by connecting you with the necessary resources and guidance.

Spruce is also here to enhance the resources we provide our students by pointing toward the following:

  • Online tutoring on-demand
  • Free unlimited virtual counseling for students
  • Access to professional academic and career advising

Explore our full list of student resources.

How Do I Meet Spruce?

Spruce will send an introductory text message when you join us as a student in Distance Education. If you need to update your cell phone number with the University to ensure seamless communication with Spruce, simply email your advisor.

Key Features of Spruce

  • 24/7 Availability: Spruce is always at your service, day or night, ensuring you never feel lost or alone.
  • Instant Answers: Get quick and accurate responses to a wide range of questions, from administrative details to academic inquiries.
  • Proactive Outreach: Receive timely check-ins and support from Spruce to enhance your academic experience.
  • Resource Connection: Access valuable resources and guidance to overcome challenges and succeed.
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Why “Spruce”?

At the core of Unity Environmental University’s mission lies a profound connection with nature, exemplified by the remarkable resilience of the spruce tree. Just as the spruce tree serves as a vital component of coniferous forests, Unity Environmental University aims to play a crucial role in nurturing sustainable ecosystems and promoting environmental stewardship.