5 Things to Know About the Learning Commons

5 Things to Know About the Learning Commons

exterior Russell Hall
The Learning Commons is located in Russell Hall.

If you know students who are looking for academic help or study space, direct them to Learning Commons, a part of the Capstone Center for Student Success.

Peer tutoring for math, biology, chemistry, statistics, economics, accounting, foreign languages and other subjects is available on a drop-in basis every week. Some subjects also have dedicated learning groups. See tutoring schedules and links to sign up. 

Peer and professional coaches work one-on-one with students who want to develop time management, organization and study skills. Coaches also offer skill-building sessions on notetaking, effective reading techniques, brain hacks and study strategies for core classes. Students can book a coaching appointment or register for a skill session. 

The Office of Undergraduate Research has recently joined the Learning Commons on the second floor of Russell Hall. Students can schedule a meeting with a research ambassador to learn how to get involved in undergraduate research opportunities. 

Physical resources include quiet study rooms and open study areas with amenities like write-on walls and whiteboards, comfortable seating, coffee and snacks. Students can book a study room at the front desk on either the second or third floor of Russell Hall. 

Every Learning Commons service is free to UA students. Programming runs 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Friday.