Academic Support

Ask a Librarian

Need to know? Ask a librarian! Ask a Librarian is a free service for sending library and research-related questions to U-M Library reference staff. Staff answer questions in person and by phone at the reference desk, and online through email, instant messaging and texting. The service also offers individual consultations by appointment.

The Career Center

The Career Center inspires and supports students to transition confidently beyond college. Through professional development opportunities such as presentations and resume workshops, the Career Center helps students identify and pursue career pathways. The Career Center also offers a broad range of resources, internship search support and networking opportunities.

Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS)

CGIS provides undergraduate students with a wide variety of engagement and learning opportunities around the world. Programming features semester-long study abroad options (fall and winter terms), 3-10 week-long programs during spring and summer and academic- and calendar- year programs. CGIS offers a variety of financial aid options, and Pell Grant recipients receive an automatic waiver of the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates (GIEU) program fee.

CSP: Comprehensive Studies Program

The mission of CSP is to support, provide academic guidance for and retain undergraduate students from diverse populations. The Program offers academic advising, smaller-sized classes, tutoring and study groups, and financial aid counseling.

These resources are limited to CSP students; however, students can apply to become a CSP affiliate to gain access to these resources.

Dwight Fontenot
delfon@umich.edu

EnginFirst

EnginFirst is an organization dedicated to supporting first-generation engineering students. Part of the Office of Student Affairs at the College of Engineering, EnginFirst is committed to ensuring student success, and offers a number of resources and services in support of that goal.

Instructional Support Services

LSA’s Instructional Support Services provides learning environments for LSA faculty and students, facilitating instructional opportunities both in and out of the classroom. For more information about the support provided, or for questions, contact the office at 734.615.0100 or email them at iss-help@umich.edu.

Language Resource Center

A unit of LSA, the Language Resource Center supports faculty, staff and students involved in the study of languages, literatures and cultures at the U-M. The LRC is located on the first floor of North Quad, where students can access the media library and other diverse resources for students, faculty and staff. There is also space for group and independent study, computer workstations and computer classrooms.

lrc.contact@umich.edu

Office of New Student Programs (ONSP)

ONSP supports the continuous process of integrating and supporting students into the academic, cultural and social aspects of the University of Michigan. We sponsor a variety of programs to help new students engage in the U-M community.

SLC: Science Learning Center

The SLC offers free study groups and tutoring. They also hire around 300 undergrads each semester, with a special focus on underrepresented identity groups including first-generation students. Typical jobs include front desk monitor, computer assistant, peer study group facilitator and peer tutor. There are drop-in peer tutoring hours and appointment-based small-group tutoring for CSP students enrolled in biology, chemistry and physics courses.

Kelley Emerson
pke@umich.edu

Study Resources

A peer-driven “crowdsourcing” website, studyblue allows students to search by specific U-M class. It also offers study guides made by students and flashcards for various subjects. Students may also find the Wolfram Alpha website helpful. This site provides help with mathematical calculations and concepts, statistical and data analysis, hard sciences and more.

Sweetland Center for Writing

Sweetland offers comprehensive writing support through a variety of free programs, including in-person and web-based writing support, writing guides, support for international students and peer tutoring programs. There are satellite locations across campus, with walk-in availability as well as scheduled appointments.

Christine Modey
cmodey@umich.edu

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

UROP creates research partnerships between undergraduate students and University of Michigan researchers. The research ranges through multiple disciplines depending on the projects available (social science, humanities, biomedical, etc). The program is dedicated to providing advising support that helps in developing academic skills and research skills. The peer advisor component assists students with resume building, talking with faculty members and familiarizing students with resources across campus.