The Learning Commons at RU is a welcoming learning space with 2 campus locations offering key resources and support for student success:
Operated by a collaborative team of professional staff, faculty members, and student staff members, the Learning Commons offers RU students one-stop access to Peer Mentoring, Peer Tutoring, and Disability Services. The Learning Commons also provides testing accommodations and maintains open study spaces for individual and group use. The Learning Commons hosts focused workshops and social events, and offers timely advice and direction on RU resources in support of student learning. On the Chicago campus, its location in the RU Library also offers convenient access to library staff and resources.
Request accommodations and access ongoing support by connecting with Disability Services in the Learning Commons. Disability Services serves students and other members of the RU community with documented disabilities.
Our goal is to promote equitable opportunities for individuals with disabilities by ensuring accessibility and full participation in all aspects of campus life and by increasing awareness of disability rights on campus. The use of these services is completely voluntary and confidential. RU students in Chicago, in Schaumburg, and online can visit the Disability Services webpage to access information and request support.
On each campus, the Learning Commons offers testing accommodations to ensure students with disabilities have an equitable opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of course material being assessed with exams and quizzes. Disability Services staff determine accommodations based on the impact of a student’s disability and current disability documentation. Exams are administered in person by staff members.
Faculty members are responsible for arranging testing accommodations for their students using the web form for the appropriate campus. Forms are available on Inside Roosevelt.
Enhance your learning process by visiting the Learning Commons to work with peer tutors on starting and completing homework assignments, drafting and revising papers, organizing and practicing presentations, refining reading comprehension and analysis skills, and preparing for upcoming exams. Peer tutoring is available in:
Our well-trained and knowledgeable peer tutors offer expertise in their subject areas and experience with supporting the learning process to help you meet your specific goals. Students may use the Navigate App to view the schedule and book an appointment in advance, and walk-in appointments are also available.
Find support for life and learning at RU by visiting the Learning Commons to work with peer mentors on a variety of matters, including building campus relationships, managing time, setting goals, balancing responsibilities, developing study skills, navigating the university, optimizing your learning environment, and accessing campus resources.
The peer mentor program offers one-on-one, ongoing guidance to students in order to support persistence, motivation, and wellness. Our well-trained and wise peer mentors share their expertise and experience to foster a productive partnership. Use our Peer Mentor Matching Survey to connect with our peer mentors.
Find learning support at RU’s Schaumburg Campus by visiting the Learning Commons to work with a Graduate Success Coach on a variety of matters, including managing time, setting goals, balancing responsibilities, developing study skills, reviewing writing assignments and professional materials (Graduate Student applications, resumes, and CVs), and locating relevant campus resources.
The Success Coach program offers one-on-one, ongoing guidance to students to support persistence, motivation, and wellness. Our well-trained and knowledgeable Success Coaches share their expertise and experience to foster a productive partnership. To get matched with a Success Coach today, please e-mail Rina Carpenter, Associate Director of Student Life and Access, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Learning Commons also offers 24/7 virtual tutoring and other academic support tools through a partnership with Brainfuse Online Tutoring. To access Brainfuse, go to the Blackboard homepage and select the Brainfuse link.