Academic Resources

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Welcome, Hornets! As a Sac State Student, here are some tips on how to be successful throughout your educational journey at Sacramento State. We encourage you to discover and visit the wide array of Academic Support and Tutoring Services that the university provides. Also, enjoy on-campus and off-campus activities by visiting any of the places to hang out. Lastly, become involved in student life to make your Sacramento State experience memorable. Stingers up!
Tips for Success:
  1. Two hours of studying is recommended for each unit of coursework (3 unit class = study 6 hours/week)
  2. Keep a planner, schedule study time, have a designated study spot and limit distractions
  3. Read all course syllabi and attend class on time
  4. Ask questions during class and at office hours; professors do not know you are struggling unless you talk to them
  5. Check your SacCT, Saclink e-mail, and MySacState messages daily
  6. Meet with an Academic Advisor and Major Advisor at least once each semester
Academic Support & Tutoring Services

General Resources:

  1. Academic Advising Center: Get on the fast track to graduation by visiting an Academic Advisor for advising on General Education and Graduation Requirements.  Located in Lassen Hall, 1013.
  2. Career Center: Explore major and career options by meeting with a Career Counselor, who can also assist you with your cover letter, resume, mock interviews and more!  Also, find out about events and programs.  Located in Lassen Hall, 1013.
  3. Services to Students With Disabilities: Services and accommodations are provided to students with visual, hearing, mobility impairments, specific learning disabilities, psychiatric disorders, and/or other types of disabilities.  Located in Lassen Hall, 1008.
  4. University Library: Check out and renew library books and other media, check out laptops, and reserve study rooms.  Located in the University Library Building.

Tutoring & Mentoring Resources:

  1. Peer and Academic Resource Center (PARC):  Achieve academic success through free individual and group tutoring, peer advising, academic support workshops, and Supplemental Instruction. Open Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm and Friday from 8am-4pm at the PARC main office, Lassen Hall 2200. After-hours tutoring Monday-Thursday from 5pm-7pm at "PARC After Dark" in AIRC 3007. Tutoring subjects include: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Family and Consumer Sciences, Foreign Languages, Government, History, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, & Writing.
  2. University Reading and Writing Center (URWC): Brainstorm, revise, and polish your writing assignments for any course in any academic discipline with free writing tutoring. Located in Calaveras Hall, 128.
  3. Math Tutoring Lab: Free Math tutoring for Sac State students. Open Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-1pm. Located in Brighton Hall, 118. Tutoring available: all lower-division Math courses, a few upper-division Math courses, all MLSK courses, Statistics 1, help with studying for Math diagnostic exams, etc. Please see tutor schedule posted outside BRH 118 for the latest tutoring schedule.
  4. Physics Tutoring Center: Sequoia Hall, Room 124. For current tutoring hours, please visit, click "Tutoring," then "Tutoring Center," then "Tutoring Center Schedule."
  5. Chemistry Department Help Office: Sequoia Hall, Room 502. For current hours, please visit, go to "Student Resources," and click "Help Office Schedule."
  6. Engineering and Computer Science Tutoring: All ECS tutors have earned upper division status in ECS with demonstrated academic achievement. Tutors are prepared to assist you in the coursework for all ECS majors, and they are anxious to help you reach your academic goals.
  7. The College of Health and Human Services (HHS) Student Success Center (SSC) offers free peer tutoring for students from majors such as Health Science, Kinesiology, and other HHS majors, as well as for all those who are planning to apply to the impacted Health Science major. To make an appointment, drop by Solano Hall 3000 or call (916) 278-7643.
  8. Prospects Psychology Peer Mentoring for Success: Prospects is comprised of a team of knowledgeable Psychology Majors who are trained as Peer Mentors. Their goal is to help other Psychology majors/minors and those who are interested in applying to the impacted Psychology major to succeed in their professional and academic goals. Services include: learning different subfields in Psychology, course planning, choosing a faculty advisor, preparing for a major-advising meeting, finding internship and research assistant opportunities, information on graduate school, how to get involved in Psychology-related clubs and organizations, and assistance with other Psychology-related questions. Location & Hours: Amador Hall 358, 9am-4pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-2:30pm Friday.

Get Involved On-Campus:
  1. Student Organizations & Leadership (SOAL): Get involved in campus life through a variety of leadership programs and more than 300 clubs and organizations with SOAL!
  2. Associated Students, Inc. (ASI): ASI offers many opportunities to get involved. Whether you like to plan events, create policies, advocate for student rights, or just meet new friends; they have you covered.
Places to Hang Out On-Campus:
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  1. Multicultural Center: This welcoming space provides educational programs that helps students learn about themselves and others. Located in University Library, 1010. 
  2. University Union: Enjoy the commodities this building provides. including: Games Room, Meditation Room, Study Areas, Terminal Lounge (watch music videos or just listen to music, read magazines, play board games, or hook up your iPod in one of the rooms and listen to your own playlist), eateries, and UNIQUE Programs that bring innovative, quality entertainment to campus.
  3. The WELL: Take advantage of this state of the art facility that offers informal recreation, intramural sports, fitness, wellness services and more!
Places to Hang Out Off-Campus:
  1. Sac State Aquatic Center: Enjoy outdoor recreation services, including: beach area, picnic tables, barbeques, four docks, classrooms, and convenient parking. 
Places to Use Your OneCard:

Students have the opportunity to receive special discounts for being part of the University. Simply show your OneCard at select local businesses to enjoy the discounts and special offers!