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Learning Commons

Located in Buckley Center 163, The Learning Commons connects with our peer tutors, assistants, and consultants in a variety of disciplines to deepen your learning through practice, questions, and review.

Our trained peer tutors are available for all UP students who want to reach greater levels of success in various disciplines and skill areas such as writing, math, foreign languages, sciences, speech and presentations, nursing, economics and business, and group project planning.

The Learning Commons' tutor training program is nationally recognized by the College Reading and Learning Association's International Tutor Training Program Certification. Our content tutors are either certified as Level 1 tutors or are working toward certification. Our writing assistants in the Writing Center take a three-credit training course in preparation to support UP students.

The Learning Commons is a program of the Shepard Academic Resource Center.

An invitation to improve your college experience

Join us in Buckley 163 to practice the disciplines you are working so hard to learn. Also, for writing, presentations, and group projects, you can work with our peer tutors to deepen key communication skills across many disciplines. During the fall and spring semesters, the Learning Commons is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM, Friday from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, and Sundays from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. 

Hours for Finals Week:

Starting the Sunday of finals week, the Learning Commons offers a limited number of tutoring times by appointment only, so that our tutors can study for their own final exams. Our open times are:

Sunday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Note: The MRC is closed)

Monday: Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday: Closed until the next semester

Please note that tutors may be able to meet you at other times in the library.

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