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 | Statistical Software 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.  Spring 2018 walk-in hours are on the following days and times:

  • Wednesdays, 10am to 12pm
  • Wednesdays, 5 to 7pm
  • Thursdays, 11am to 1pm

​To contact CWiC, call 215-746-3543 or email cwic@sas.upenn.edu.

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 by appointment only with writing for different audiences and purposes.  Drop-in hours are also available for undergraduates at the Writing Center, located at 3808 Walnut Street.

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

Statistical Software Consultations: Receive assistance and guidance on statistical software programs, including STATA, R, and Excel. Hours are in WIC Room 128 by appointment using this online scheduler.

Research Skills

The Penn Libraries Peer Resource Liaisons are students who can help you with various aspects of navigating the library and doing research, including: 

  • Formatting citations
  • Finding books and articles online
  • Finding books in the stacks
  • Connecting you with subject specialist librarians
  • Connecting you with library and Penn services

The Peer Resource Liaisons will be available in WIC on a walk-in basis. Spring 2018 hours are forthcoming.

You can also come chat with a librarian about anything research-related at our Research Drop-In Hour on Wednesdays from 4-5pm in the WIC Lounge!

You can get help accessing information and conducting research any time by:

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.

Don't see the topic you're interested in? Submit a consultation request for help.