Student Assistance Services

Learn about the academic and personal support services offered by WIC and our campus partners.  Please see the individual descriptions below to find out where and when services are available:

Communication Skills | Time and Project Management | Writing Skills | Software and Tech Consultations | Research Skills | Butler Assistive Technology Room

CWiCCommunication Skills: Communication Within the Curriculum (CWiC) Speaking Center provides walk-in assistance with public speaking and presentation skills in Rm 126.  Walk-in services have ended for the Spring 2017 semester.  Check back or contact CWiC for updates on availability.  ​To contact CWiC, call 215-746-3543 or email

Weingarten Learning Resources CenterTime and Project Management: The Weingarten Learning Resources Center, a department of the Vice Provost for University Life Division, provides workshops and small-group assistance with project planning, reading, study strategies and time management here. Walk-in assistance is available at their main location in Stouffer Commons.  To schedule an appointment, contact Weingarten at 215-573-9235.

The Critical Wiring ProgramWriting Skills: The Marks Family Writing Center provides assistance at WIC by appointment only with writing for different audiences and purposes in Booths 1 and 2.  Drop-in hours are available for undergraduates at the Writing Center.

​To contact the Writing Center, call 215-573-2729 or make appointments with the online scheduler.

Our statistical software consultant, Patricia Posey, is available to answer your questions about R, SPSS, and STATA.  Assistance is available by appointment in WIC on Monday and Tuesday afternoons.  Use the online scheduler to request an appointment with Patricia.

Microsoft Excel: Appointments are available for assistance with all of your Excel questions.  Submit a consultation request for help with basics, formulas and functions, charts, and any other questions you may have.

Research Skills: The Penn Libraries provide assistance with accessing information and conducting research:

Butler Assistive Technology Room: The Weigle Information Commons facilitates the use of the Butler AT Room and provides technology and instructional support.  The room is available 24 hours a day and is reservable online.  For more information, call 215-898-7555 or email us