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Study Zone

Student studying
The Study Zone: a new format designed to help students flourish academically

About the Study Zone

The Study Zone program first opened on January 29, 2018, and we are delighted to announce that it is now entering its third semester in operation! This comfortable place provides low-key support to help students make real progress on their academic work during each visit. Becoming distracted, getting stuck, and being short on time are all common obstacles to success. By providing a productive location, personal support, and even snacks, this informal study location will help students get past those barriers and turn academic goals into reality. 

The Study Zone is located within the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), and is also sponsored by the College Center for Advising Services (CCAS) and the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program (WSAP).

Using the Study Zone

The Study Zone offers a new form of support. When students arrive, peer leaders are there to help them make an individual plan for that study session. Once they get down to work, the peer leaders will be available to check in and to help with staying focused and on track.  If difficulties pop up, the Study Zone is the perfect place to connect to additional resources, like the Tutoring Zone, and CETL's Study Skills program just down the hall from. If students need a mini-break, they can write on the doodle wall and have a light snack before getting back to their work. At the end of each study session, one of the peer leaders will guide the reflection about that day’s progress and the plan for the next session.

Be part of the Study Zone: Enrollment is limited!

Enrollment is limited for the Spring 2019 Study Zone cohort. Enrolling in this program requires a commitment to spend a minimum of three hours in the Study Zone each week. The Study Zone is free of cost for enrolled students, and students admitted to this program can spend as much time as they find productive in this space whenever it is open. Applicants will be offered a spot on a first-come, first-served basis. Fill out the online application to apply. If you have questions or would like more information please email studyzone@rochester.edu.