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Learning Commons

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons, located in the Information Commons (first floor, John T. Richardson Library), is a collaborative learning studio which provides a variety of peer tutoring services and resume assistance.

No appointment necessary. See below for hours.

Services Offered

Tutoring & Advising

FYAS Math Tutoring: The First-Year Academic Success (FYAS) Program is designed to help you complete prerequisite math or writing courses required for your major and the Liberal Studies Program. FYAS provides math tutoring during Summer Quarter. 
Session I (June 18 - July 12) & Session II (July 16 - August  16): 
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
College of Science and Health Tutoring: Many academic programs offer free tutoring services for students.  For departments not listed below, see the College of Science and Health Tutoring Services

Hours vary weekly.  Check the daily schedule at the Learning Commons.

Startup Advising: Entrepreneurship student advisors from the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center are available for students to discuss to their business ideas, go over projects from their entrepreneurship courses, or talk generally about the academic and experiential sides of entrepreneurship.
Will resume in Autumn Quarter 2018.

Study Jams

Study Jams are collaborative study sessions designed to create a sense of community amongst academically-focused students of color, first generation students, participants in cultural student organizations, and those involved in the Office of Multicultural Student Success's programs.  Math and writing tutors are available regularly and snacks and collaborative events are provided at least once per quarter.

Study Jams have moved to the Identity-specific Student Centers on the 3rd floor of the O'Connell Building.

Resume, Internship & Job Search Help

A job recruiter will look at your resume for less than 10 seconds. How do you look on paper? Stop by for help with drafting or perfecting your resume. Peer Career Advisors help DePaul students and alumni jump start the job and internship search process, prepare for interviews, and determine the best Career Center services to assist in your search. 

Will resume in Autumn Quarter 2018.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) aims to help students successfully complete historically difficult classes through peer-assisted study sessions. Open to all students in a targeted SI course.

Will resume in Autumn Quarter 2018.


The Learning Commons, located in the John T. Richardson Library, is a student-centered learning environment that provides collaborative peer-education in a central location surrounded by academic resources. The Learning Commons supports Goal 1 of Vision 2018, "Focus the entire university community on student learning and success," by offering of a range of high-quality, academic support services in a convenient, visible location. To work towards the Learning Commons mission, Learning Commons partners adhere to the following guiding principles:

  • Services are peer-based
  • Services are open to all students
  • Services are provided on a drop-in basis
  • Service partners share in the governance and administration of the Learning Commons