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Academic Resources

On-campus residents get better grades and are retained at higher rates than students living off-campus. Learn more about academic resources that help on-campus students succeed.

Student Housing Resources

KU Student Housing strives to build learning-centered communities. Living on-campus places students in close proximity to trained staff, study groups, and upperclass mentors. In the halls, there are designated Academic Resources Centers that serve as study spaces. The Daisy Hill Commons, Templin, and GSP feature full classrooms.

Resident Assistants help each resident develop an academic goal plan and set up academic “check-ins” throughout the semester to help residents reach their goals. Quiet hours are enforced during finals week each semester. 

Living on-campus also puts students within walking distance of a variety of academic resources outside of KU Student Housing. See the links below for more information.


University Academic Support Centers

The University Academic Support Centers offer many services and programs to assist students in their academic success and to enhance their collegiate experience at KU. Choose from learning strategy consultations, group workshops, and general or course-specific academic assistance, by appointment or walk-in.

jayhawk statue in front of Strong Hall, home of the University Academic Support Centers main office

KU Writing Center

Writers need feedback, sounding boards, and other people to coach them while they compose. That's where the KU Writing Center comes in. It's a place for productive talk about writing, with trained peer consultants to help you brainstorm, draft, and revise your projects.

student collaboration in Anschutz Library

Undergraduate Advising Center

The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) assists students in choosing a major, making schedule plans, finding academic and professional resources, and more. The UAC empowers all students to take ownership of their education by providing personalized, comprehensive academic advising in a supportive environment.

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