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Academic Support

Academic Support

Made up of six unique, but integrated hubs, The Teaching + Learning Commons provides comprehensive academic support for students. Services provided by the Academic AchievementExperiential Learning, and Writing Hubs empower students to take control of their education, helping them to develop essential skills for learning across disciplines and enabling them to achieve their full potential.

Academic Support at the Teaching + Learning Commons

Content Tutoring

Content Tutoring helps undergraduate students advance their own success by offering personalized support with course-specific learning skills and strategies. Learn more here.

Learning Strategies Appointments and Canvas site

Learning Strategies appointments and Canvas site can help students learn better and get the most out of studying through research-based metacognitive learning techniques.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions offer students the opportunity to master course material within a community of learners. Learn more here

Writing Support

The Writing Hub supports all writers on campus—every writer, any project—and promotes writing as a tool for learning. Undergraduate and graduate students can make one-on-one appointments with writing mentors or visit our weekday drop-in hours in the Teaching + Learning Commons at Geisel. We also offer writing workshops and dissertation writing retreats during the academic year. Visit the Writing Hub

Summer Success Programs

Summer Success Programs are offered to enhance and bolster UC San Diego students' success. Learn more.

Campus Student Support Services

Academic Integrity Office

Whether you are faculty or student, we all share the responsibility of upholding academic integrity. The Academic Integrity Office offers help to students and faculty who witnessed an academic integrity violation as well as assists students who need to respond to an accusation. So if you are involved in or witnessed cheating, contact UC San Diego's Academic Integrity Office for guidance.

Computing and Digital Media Resources

Digital Media Lab in Geisel Library provides a space for media creation and editing. Capabilities include 3D printing, video & sound editing, media-rich website creation, etc. 

Instructional Technology Services (ITS) offers several services to UC San Diego students, which include: managing your email, Google apps, course podcasts, P2P file-sharing software resources for students, and locating campus virtual computing labs, and more.

Online Courses UC San Diego offers multiple opportunities for online learning through the Teaching + Learning Commons' Digital Learning Hub.

Podcasts of UCSD Lectures Podcasts can be a great study tool to learn lecture material. Listen to podcasts of your UC San Diego courses.

VPN Connection To access UCSD restricted content, such as shared drives and electronic library materials, connect via the Virtual Private Network (VPN). 

Library Services

In addition to being a great place to study, the UCSD Library has a wealth of academic resources for students! Here are just a few many helpful options available to students:

You can also find the Teaching + Learning Commons located on the lower level of Geisel Library.

Student Affairs

For a comprehensive list of campus resources for students, visit Student Affairs Resources and Information.