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ACADEMIC AND FACULTY ADVISORS
Every semester, students will meet with either their academic advisor or faculty advisor. The advisor’s role is to take a holistic view of each student in order to maximize the student’s educational experience. This is done by assisting students in defining, planning and achieving their educational, personal and career goals. Advisors are a great front-line guide for students during their academic journey.
FACULTY AND COURSE INSTRUCTORS
All faculty members keep office hours, during which students can meet with their professors one-on-one. Whether or not students need help in individual classes, it is strongly recommended that they visit professors during office hours for help with everything from exploring additional academic and professional opportunities on and off campus to learning more about the faculty member’s area of expertise.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER
The Academic Success Center (ASC) offers a wide variety of support services that are free and available to all Purdue students.
DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER (DRC)
The (DRC) is the office designated by Purdue to provide services, resources, and programs to facilitate equal access for disabled students, resulting in their full participation in curricular and co-curricular offerings.
myPurduePlan is a web-based tool Purdue students can use to track their progress to their degree. This self-help tool complements the guidance students receive from their academic advisor. “Fifteen to Finish” is a phrase your student will hear throughout his or her Purdue education — if they take 15 credit hours each semester (30/academic year), they are more likely to graduate in four years.
The Purdue University Libraries system on the West Lafayette campus includes six subject-oriented libraries, the Hicks Undergraduate Library, and the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center. The Ask a Librarian service offers chat help with library resources at lib.purdue.edu/askalib.
PURDUE WRITING LAB
The Writing Lab offers free one-on-one consultations to any Purdue student working on any writing project, at any stage of the writing process. The Purdue Online Writing Lab offers global support through online reference materials and services.
UR SUPPORT CENTER
The University Residences Support Center (URSC) seeks to foster faculty and student engagement through impactful learning and intellectual development within an innovative environment. The URSC offers two locations with many amenities for students to study individually or in a group setting.
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