Where to find help with academics

Everyone needs help with a class from time to time. Luckily, there are many services around campus that can help students with a myriad of subjects. Some of these services are open to walk-ins and others book. There is help for anyone struggling with a class or university life in general.

The Academic Advising Center, located in room 509 Gruening, helps students who have not declared a major or students looking at exploring other majors. They hold student success workshops on various study skills and university information such as time management, note taking and creating a four-year plan.

Rural Student Services (RSS), helps students of Native background or from rural locations. They offer a variety of services including advising, fostering a place to practice tradition and encouraging personal development. RSS helps about 580 students, according to Olga Skinner, the staff advisor. RSS is located on the second floor of the Brooks Building.

Student Support Services (SSS) works with students who are first-generation college students, are financially limited or have a disability. SSS encourages and motivates students to complete their studies, and assists them through their college experience. SS offers a wide variety of programs including laptop and technology loans, tutoring, printing and financial literacy. Students can apply to SSS online or go to the office at room 514 in the Gruening building.

The UAF Writing Center assists students with all aspects of writing including brainstorming, organizing thoughts, researching, citation styles and editing. The center also has free printing of up to 25 pages. They have hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. excluding 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. They also have hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The Writing Center is located in room 801 of the Gruening building. Students can make an appointment by calling 907-474-5314 or emailing uaf-writing-center@alaska.edu

The UAF Speaking Center assists students and faculty prepare and deliver public presentations. They offer assistance with conceiving, organizing, writing and delivering individual or group presentations. The center is located in room 507 Gruening. It has various hours every day except Sunday ranging from around 10 a.m. to 7 p.m, specific hours can be found on the UAF Speaking Center Website. Students can make an appointment by calling 907-474-5470 or emailing uaf-speakingcenter@alaska.edu

The UAF Math and Stat Lab is available to help any student in a mathematics or statistics course. Students can get help from tutors or just use the area to work on homework. The lab also has computers and printers available for student use. The lab is located in Chapman 305 and is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Students do not need to make an appointment for the Math and Stat Lab.

The UAF Women’s Center, offers resources, advocacy and a study space for anyone to use. It is located in room 130 of the Wood Center. The Women’s Center also includes the office of UAF’s Title IX Advocate.

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