Academic Survival Guide

Why use the Libraries?

It is good for you and your GPA! We studied it and found that students who use the U Libraries are correlated to have higher average GPAs and are more likely to graduate in fours years than those who do not. 

Get supplies

Find the stuff you need for your courses.
 

Textbooks

Save money with the Libraries! Find ebook textbooks, reserve books, or books from other libraries that you can borrow.
 

Libraries website and resources

Chat with a librarian 24/7, find books, articles, statistics, data, and MORE!

 

Makerspaces

Want to try out a 3D printer, sewing machine, or vinyl cutter but not sure where to start? Visit the new prototyping lab in Walter Library.

 

Study space finder

Locate the ideal space for group or solo work, on any campus, at any time.

 

Charger kits

Charge up your phone, tablet, or laptop with a charging kit from Walter, Wilson, Magrath, or Bio-Med.
https://www.lib.umn.edu/faq/25951 or https://www.lib.umn.edu/faq/25950

 

SMART Media

Check-out media equipment (cameras, microphones, tripods, etc.) and get help with using media equipment and software.
smartmedia@umn.edu / Wilson, Walter, and Magrath Libraries

Assemble your team - Send for reinforcements
Get peer help with coursework

SMART Learning Commons and MCAE (Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence) - One-on-one and small group tutoring for gateway courses such as mathematics, sciences, statistics, economics, writing, and library research.
smartlc@umn.edu / Wilson, Walter, and Magrath Libraries
mcae@umn.edu / 612.624.6386 / 140 Appleby Hall

Department tutors - There may be tutors assigned for your course or college. Ask your Instructor or TA.

Peer Research Consultants help with gathering and organizing information for papers and projects.
ampala@umn.edu / 612.624.0365

Writing Center - Online and in-person consultations can help you develop good writing habits and revision strategies.
612.625.1893 / 15 Nicholson Hall or 9 Appleby Hall

Student English Language Support (SELS)
One-on-one assistance to improve English language skills (speaking, presenting, grammar, listening, reading and pronunciation).
esl@umn.edu / 612.624.1503 / Nicholson Hall and Walter SMART

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
Help maintaining visas and non-immigrant status paperwork, academic and personal counseling for international students.
isss@umn.edu / 612.626.7100 / 190 Hubert H. Humphrey School

https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/academic-resources-for-intl-students/

Assemble your team - Send for reinforcements Get peer help with coursework SMART Learning Commons and MCAE (Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence) - One-on-one and small group tutoring for gateway courses such as mathematics, sciences, statistics, economics, writing, and library research. smartlc@umn.edu / Wilson, Walter, and Magrath Libraries mcae@umn.edu / 612.624.6386 / 140 Appleby Hall Department tutors - There may be tutors assigned for your course or college. Ask your Instructor or TA. Peer Research Consultants help with gathering and organizing information for papers and projects. ampala@umn.edu / 612.624.0365 Writing Center - Online and in-person consultations can help you develop good writing habits and revision strategies. 612.625.1893 / 15 Nicholson Hall or 9 Appleby Hall Student English Language Support (SELS) One-on-one assistance to improve English language skills (speaking, presenting, grammar, listening, reading and pronunciation). esl@umn.edu / 612.624.1503 / Nicholson Hall and Walter SMART International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Help maintaining visas and non-immigrant status paperwork, academic and personal counseling for international students. isss@umn.edu / 612.626.7100 / 190 Hubert H. Humphrey School https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/academic-resources-for-intl-students/
Assemble your team - Send for reinforcements
Get peer help with coursework

SMART Learning Commons and MCAE (Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence) - One-on-one and small group tutoring for gateway courses such as mathematics, sciences, statistics, economics, writing, and library research.
smartlc@umn.edu / Wilson, Walter, and Magrath Libraries
mcae@umn.edu / 612.624.6386 / 140 Appleby Hall

Department tutors - There may be tutors assigned for your course or college. Ask your Instructor or TA.

Peer Research Consultants help with gathering and organizing information for papers and projects.
ampala@umn.edu / 612.624.0365

Writing Center - Online and in-person consultations can help you develop good writing habits and revision strategies.
612.625.1893 / 15 Nicholson Hall or 9 Appleby Hall

Student English Language Support (SELS)
One-on-one assistance to improve English language skills (speaking, presenting, grammar, listening, reading and pronunciation).
esl@umn.edu / 612.624.1503 / Nicholson Hall and Walter SMART

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
Help maintaining visas and non-immigrant status paperwork, academic and personal counseling for international students.
isss@umn.edu / 612.626.7100 / 190 Hubert H. Humphrey School

https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/academic-resources-for-intl-students/

 

Please contact Kate Peterson (katep@umn.edu) with any questions.