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The SCU caliber of instruction continues to be intellectually rigorous, student-focused, and grounded in the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, care for the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.



Academic Resources for Students

The following suite of academic support services are available. Any student coming to campus to access facilities or services will be required to follow all safety protocols. We encourage you to visit these websites and make appointments to meet with our staff if you have questions or need support.

  • The University Learning Commons and Library The library has reopened for reservable study space to support students and faculty who need access to quiet study/instruction space and reliable internet access. Those needing access to the space may use the online reservation system. Reservable study hours will be posted on the library services guide. Although open hours and capacity will be limited, the Learning Commons continues to provide access to electronic resources through its website and physical materials through its pick-up service and residential delivery service, as well as virtual reference consultations and information literacy instruction.
  • Benson Memorial Center is open at reduced capacity to provide study space for students. In addition to the individual study spaces available in the lower level, Parlor B on the first floor of the Benson Memorial Center is open and dedicated to quiet use only—no Zoom and no cell phone use.
  • Academic Advising: Students can meet virtually or by phone with an academic advisor in the John B. Drahmann Academic Advising and Learning Resources Center to discuss academic resources such as time management, study skills, etc., discuss majors and minors and plan for next year. Visit the Drahmann Center website and select “Make an Appointment” to schedule an appointment time.
  • Academic Technology provides a broad range of technology resources, equipment and services to support students, faculty, and staff, including:
  • The Office of Accessible Education (OAE) is designated by the University to ensure equal access for students with disabilities to all academic and University programs. Students with disabilities seeking academic accommodations may apply online. Refer to the documentation guidelines for assistance with submitting appropriate documentation. Please visit the OAE website to learn more about how OAE may be able to support you, including virtual drop-in hours available weekly (see website for day, time, and link to meet with an advisor). You may also email oae@scu.edu to schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.
  • OneStop Enrollment (Bursar’s Office and Financial Aid Office) Staff are available to assist you with your billing, financial aid and registration needs.
  • Registrar Contact The Office of the Registrar for questions related to student academic records, course scheduling and registration, grades, awarding of degrees, and final exam schedule.
  • Tutoring Students are highly encouraged to schedule weekly appointments for the entire term, as tutoring is most effective when done on a consistent basis. Tutors are all currently enrolled undergraduate students who have completed the courses in which they tutor, giving them a great understanding of the course content. Tutoring is provided at no additional cost to SCU students. Visit the Tutoring Center website for a list of available subjects or to make an appointment. For tailored writing and math support, visit the HUB Writing Center and Math Learning Center.  
  • The HUB Writing Center can help you with many of your writing projects. Make an appointment to discuss your essays, research papers, lab reports, cover letters for internships or other applications, and more. Access our appointment system through the HUB’s website
  • The Math Learning Center: Online appointments should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Once the appointments are scheduled, tutors will follow up with an email containing the Zoom meeting link.

Programs Abroad

Applications for 2021-22 Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring abroad and domestic experiential learning programs were due January 2021. Approximately 31% of the junior class applied for programs. We continue to monitor programs in keeping with current health and travel conditions and provide regular updates to students. A list of program cancellations is available here.

To help support our international students who are not able to enter the United States due to travel, visa and COVID-19 restrictions, we launched our new Shanghai Start Program which took place across Winter and Spring Quarter 2021. The new study abroad program is specifically for international undergraduate students in China.