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University College

We help you thrive academically and personally so you can accomplish what you set out to do.

What We Offer

Our services keep you on track for success and offer support when you experience challenges.

  • Tutoring for gen ed classes

  • Writing assistance for any writing situation

  • Advising for first year students and special populations

  • Developmental math help for pre college-level math

  • Seminars and workshops for personal and academic development

  • Orientation services for new students

  • Agency partnerships for various student communities

  • Persistence and retention strategies for successful academic outcomes


As your first advisors on your academic journey, we’ll make sure you’re set for success inside and outside the classroom.

Get to know UCollege advising

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Dr. Julia N. Visor Academic Center

The Visor Center is a free resource where you can get support for your academic and personal success all in one spot.


  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Saturday: Closed

  • Sunday: 4 to 8 p.m.


The Visor Center is located on the lower level of the Vrooman Center, between Manchester and Hewett Halls.

Join a Community

Many students come to campus being part of an agency. You can continue the partnerships you know and are familiar with or join something new.


Get academic advising, coaching, and programming that will help you succeed and thrive in college. Open to first generation college students and underrepresented populations.

Learn more about TRIO

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STEM Alliance

Get exclusive and unique opportunities in science, technology, engineering, or math. Open to underrepresented populations in STEM fields.

Learn more about STEM Alliance


Connect with a mentor who can help you navigate college and achieve your goals. Open to first-year and first generation students.

Learn more about MASAI

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Award-Winning Orientation Services

University College welcomes thousands of freshmen and transfer students to campus every year. Our special programming gives new students a warm welcome and introduction to life as a Redbird.

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Students Helping Students

Some of the best people to help you through your college journey are your peers. We have a community of trained students who are ready to support you every step of the way.

Join our awesome team of students

  • Peer Tutors

    are students who excelled in the same classes you’re taking are ready to help you do the same.

  • Peer Instructors

    help lead our seminars. They’ll share their experiences and guide you through life as a college student.

  • Peer Success Advocates

    reach out to you when you’re struggling in the classroom. They’ll teach you the skills and strategies you need to be successful. Connect with an advocate

Get Back on Track

If you find yourself in a challenging academic situation, we can help. We’ll reach out with ways you can get back on track. You can also reach out to us anytime you’re struggling.

Learn more about academic standing

Possible situations might include:

  • Academic dismissal

  • Probation

  • GPA warning

  • Midterm grades

  • Not registered for classes

  • Undeclared major