Learning Resources

Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing

The Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing (CPCW) brings together all of Penn's writing programs, entities, and projects to form a collaborative whole. The Center presents writing courses, workshops and a reading circle. In addition, it offers students an opportunity to perform their writing or to become involved as a tutor, mentor or editorial apprentice.

College Houses and Academic Services

The eleven College Houses bring together undergraduates, faculty, staff, and graduate students to form vibrant residential communities within the larger context of our renowned urban campus, right in the heart of historic Philadelphia.  

Each House has a Faculty Director, one or more Fellows, a House Dean, a House Coordinator, a plentiful staff of student Residential Advisors (RAs) and Graduate Associates (GAs), student Information Technology Advisors (ITAs), and many student managers in key positions.

Open to all Penn students, House tutoring sessions in math, chemistry, and economics are free and require no advance sign-up. For more information on tutoring within the Houses, visit: http://www.collegehouses.upenn.edu/life/tutoring.

Communication within the Curriculum

Communication Within the Curriculum (CWiC)'s undergraduate speaking advisors help students develop their public speaking skills through workshops and one-on-one advising sessions during walk-in hours. CWiC also offers two critical speaking seminars and a number of affiliate courses.

Grad-Undergrad Mentoring Program

The Grad-Undergrad Mentoring Program matches undergraduates with Penn graduate and professional students to learn more about preparing for, applying to, and succeeding in graduate school.

Penn College Achievement Program (PENNCAP)

The Penn College Achievement Program works closely with a diverse group of students, many from low-income and/or first-generation backgrounds, to support their success at Penn. Among the many services offered are laptop and textbook loans, summer tuition grants, tutoring and advising.

SCUE Preceptorials

Preceptorials are short, small, non-credit seminars generated by students and led by distinguished faculty, outstanding graduate students, lauded external educators and exceptional undergraduate students. The program is designed to foster an interactive and educative environment that values learning for learning's sake. To that end, there are no grades or tests. Preceptorials are not graded, so that students are given the opportunity to have a guided learning experience outside the traditional setting of a classroom. Most Preceptorials emphasize a hands on approach to learning, and meet once over the course of the semester.

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center offers Penn undergraduates a wide variety of free, accessible, and convenient options to supplement their academic experience.

Weingarten Learning Resources Center

The Weingarten Center provides academic support services and programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at the University of Pennsylvania through its two offices. The services and programs of both offices are free and confidential.

Office of Learning Resources

The Office of Learning Resources staff provide a wide range of programming and professional consultation services in university-relevant skills such as reading, writing, study strategies, and time management.

Student Disabilities Services

Student Disabilities Services staff work closely with students who self-identify with disabilities in order to ensure equal access to all University programs, activities and services.