Avery Point Academic Center
The Avery Point Academic Center serves the campus as both
a Writing Center and a Q Center.
The Academic Center is available to the Avery Point community (free of charge), including students, staff, and faculty, for individual and group study; tutoring; development of reading, writing, math, and computer skills; and other assistance with academic or related subjects.
The staff brings experience as students and teachers to the tutoring process. The Academic Center philosophy is that learning incorporates problem solving skills within a range of disciplines, and that people learn by doing. The goal of the Academic Center is to use the staff's skills and knowledge to help you learn.
Although you do not need an appointment for tutoring during operating hours (see Schedule and appointment information), if you are a walk-in, please be patient if you find the staff already working with others.
If you are working on a draft of a paper, bring it in on flash drive so that you can work on it on one of our PCs (in the Academic Center or the Student Computer Room).
If you are looking for help with math or science, bring in your text and some problems to practice. Regular math and chemistry group study sessions comprise a significant part of the Academic Center´s activities. Inquire if you are interested in joining a group.
The Academic Center also sponsors workshops by appointment during the summer session in math and writing, along with workshops during the semester in response to student or faculty requests. Please call if you are interested in this opportunity.
The computer classroom (ACD 314) is networked with mainframe and browser access and loaded with most academic software used on campus.
Wireless connections for laptops are available from within the Academic Center to members of the University community.
The Student Computer Room (ACD 319) has 12 PCs, all networked with mainframe and browser access and loaded with most of the academic software used on campus. One flat-bed scanner is available for student use. The PCs currently print to the print server in the Academic Center (ACD107), but we expect to have a printer in the Student Computer Room before the end of the spring semester.
The Student Computre Room is available to all students from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m Monday through Thursday and by request on Fridays.
Printing in the Academic Center or the Student Computer Room requires the use of a Husky OneCard (student ID) with money loaded onto the card for swiping at the printer (10 cents per page). Money may be loaded online or in person at the Co-op. We do not accept cash for printing. Printing services without a UConn OneCard are only available at the Library.
Computer assistance is available through the Academic Center staff and the IT office in Room 317, and also from the Student Computer Room during the main part of each working day.
Assistance with HuskyCT, registration software, and academic projects are available through Academic Services staff.
The Academic Center is located in ACD 107. The computer classroom (ACD 314) and the Student Computer Room (ACD 319) are on the third floor of the Academic Building.