Supplemental Instruction Open House and SI Leader Info (Feb. 21)

From Ethel Swartzendruber, Director of Supplemental Instruction:

Supplemental Instruction (SI) will hold an Open House next Tuesday, February 21, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in the first floor lobby of KRCH.  There will be refreshments and some basketball hoops to attempt. This is to help students enrolled in the SI-linked courses to be more aware of this peer-led academic resource.  Current student leaders will be on hand to help students understand what SI is and what to expect if they haven’t attended a study session yet.  There will also be an information table for students who may want to apply to be a SI leader for the fall semester.  (Our application goes live on February 22 and remains open until March 5.)


Spring 2017 Final Exam Schedules Now Available!

The Spring 2017 Final Exam Schedule has been published!  You can see the exam schedules for both final and evening exams online:

  • Click on the PDF file version to see a complete alphabetic listing of all final or evening exams.
  • Click on “Final Exam System” or “Evening Exam System” to see your personal list of final or evening exams (through Scheduling Assistant).  Change the Academic Session to “Spring 2017,” then click the Search button.

Writing Lab Workshop: Audience Awareness (Sept. 28)

Workshop: Audience Awareness

Wed., Sept. 28th | 1:30 – 2:30 PM | HEAV 220

How do you tailor a document for a particular audience or reader? We’ll guide you through activities to help addressing formal and informal audiences, global and American readers, and other situations where you’re not sure what to say and how to say it.

Free and open to all Purdue students, staff and faculty. Registration is required, so sign up online at and choose the “Group Workshops” schedule from the menu.

Academic Success Center Services (Fall 2016)

Need a little extra help to become that star student you always dreamed of?  Look no further than the Academic Success Center (ASC)!  Here are services they provide:

PEER SUCCESS COACHING PROGRAM | Our Peer Success Coaching program has expanded again since last year, offering more openings for students seeking additional support and accountability as they work toward academic, social, and/or personal goals during the semester. Students can apply for a PSC online at Contact Mariana Naddaf for more information.

WORKSHOPS | The ASC offers free workshops available to all students on topics including time management, overcoming procrastination, and effective study strategies. The schedule is available online.  Students can register to attend a workshop online or at the event. Interested in setting up a workshop for a class or student group? Contact Josh Lee from more information.

CONSULTATIONS | Students can get tailored support on study strategies, time management, test-taking strategies, and other academic success topics in a 1-on-1 meeting with an academic consultant. Students can sign up for an appointment through the Krannert Calendar App or visit during our drop-in hours:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesdays from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In addition to these opportunities, the ASC will continue to help students connect with academic support resources through and provide online resources through our website.





Biology Resource Center (& Help Room; Fall 2016)

From the Biology Counseling Newsletter, September 2, 2016:

The Biology Help Room located within the Biology Resource Center (Lilly B-401) has tutors available to help with first- and second-year biology courses during the following times.

Biology Help Room:

  • Mondays – Thursdays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Fridays: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Tutors who speak Mandarin Chinese are available during the following times:

  • Tuesdays: 1:00 pm  –  3:00 pm
  • Wednesdays: 12:30 pm –  2:30 pm

The rest of the BRC including the student lounge is open 24/7.

COSINE Math and Science tutoring (Fall 2016)


COSINE (College of Science Instructional Nightly Enrichment) is a free tutoring program to help student succeed in their first year science courses. COSINE offers tutoring right in your own backyard. Our goal is to help you develop problem-solving skills needed to do your homework. Please visit one of our locations for assistance.

  • HARRISON HALL – Conference Room C110, Monday and Wednesday, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
  • SHREVE HALL – Jade Room, Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 -10:00 pm

*For optimal tutoring, please bring your text books and class notes.