Residential Academic Support

All students who live on campus benefit from an ever-growing array of programs to enhance their Northwestern education. The Office of Residential Academic Initiatives collaborates with campus partners to bring students academic guidance and support where they want it and when they need it. For the most current schedule of academic support, check out the website of Academic Support and Learning Advancement.


House Calls

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We partner with the Health Professions Advising to help first-year students connect with pre-med advisers and learn about academic options. Health Professions Advising offers many general information sessions in its conference room to accommodate students’ diverse and full schedules. To reach more students, Health Professions Advising now offers some of these sessions after hours in residential settings.

Evening Drop-In Peer Tutoring

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Get help with Math, Chem, and Physics! Visit the drop-in peer tutoring sessions, staffed by experienced undergraduate peer tutors, for help in some of the largest gateway courses on campus. 


Sunday Afternoon Drop-In Peer Tutoring+

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This is a drop-in study session for large introductory courses (listed below). Students can work on their own, with each other, or with peer leaders who have succeeded in these courses. In addition, Writing Place peer consultants are available for no-appointment feedback on writing assignments of all sizes. This session is a collaboration between Residential Academic Initiatives and Academic Support and Learning Advancement.

Math Exam Review Study Tables

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Each quarter, there are three Math Exam Review Study Tables offered. Teaching staff from the largest math courses are on hand at these sessions to help prepare students for exams while everyone enjoys brunch in one of our dining halls reserved for the occasion.