Student Support

Both Commons support students at the individual and course level. Students can receive assistance with writing, speaking, and study skills at the Weigle Informaiton Commons and with tutoring at the Education Commons, in addition to learning software and hardware through monthly workshops. The Commons support student creativity through annual programs and contests.


  • Student Assistance Services

    Student Assistance Services

    Students can stop by for walk-in services, attend a workshop or request a custom training session.
  • Hoesley Digital Literacy Program

    Hoesley Digital Literacy Program

    The Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellows program includes a cohort of juniors and seniors each year. Partially funded by a generous gift from Penn Libraries' Board Member Jim Hoesley and his wife Sandee, the program aims to demystify technology, provide hands-on training and a website building project, and foster career connections.
  • Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards

    Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards

    Thanks to the generosity of Jeff Seltzer W'78 and his wife Annie, the Penn Libraries is proud to offer these digital media project awards. Each award provides up to $1,000 for the purchase of equipment (both hardware and software) and supplies to support a new media project for up to one year.
  • Student Work Showcase

    New Media Showcase

    The Weigle Information Commons has supported a variety of student projects through course support as well as open contests. Penn students have created videos, comic books, images, posters, maps and websites over the years.