REMINDER- Restructuring Academic Support Services



Friends and Colleagues,

With academic year 2019-20 underway, I wanted to take a moment to remind you about some key initiatives that pertain to student academic services. As you are undertaking your important work with our students, whether via the classrooms, the residence halls, the spiritual and contemplative spaces, the social and recreational venues, or elsewhere across our community, please know that the following academic services are available to support our students:


The Career Center*

Location: Kelley Center

Phone ext. 4081

*Students in Dolan and in The College are encouraged to first connect with their career directors and counselors in the career and professional development centers located within their respective schools (Dolan- Career Suite; The College- CNS 7 suite)


Project EXCEL

Location: BCC Lower Level

Phone ext. 4064


Office of Academic Support & Retention

Location: Academic Commons- 1st floor, Dimenna-Nyselius Library

Phone ext. 2222


Office of Accessibility**

Location: Academic Commons- 1st floor, Dimenna-Nyselius Library

Phone ext. 2615

**IMPORTANT- all accessibility resources (e.g., alternative testing environments; proctoring; etc.) are now occurring in the Accessibility Office suite of the Academic Commons. This is where you should send/drop off materials when necessary, as well as where students need to go for accommodations.


Joining Accessibility and Academic Support & Retention in the Dimenna-Nyselius Library are the Writing CenterMath Tutoring, the ITS Helpdesk, as well as the Fredrickson Family Innovation Lab and the Center for Academic Excellence. At the “heart” of all these resources is the university Library, with its staff of professionals and scholars who create a truly welcoming and invigorating learning environment for the entire university community. A formal announcement of the Academic Commons will follow in the near-future.


Mark Ligas, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Excellence

Associate Professor of Marketing

For more information, contact Fran Levine / 203-254-4025 /