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ACE Lab – Academic Center for Excellence
Rochester University’s Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) offers free peer tutoring sessions, 24/7 online tutoring support, study resources, computer and printer stations, and much more. At the ACE, you’ll have access to student-centered programs, resources, and services to help you develop and grow as a student. It’s a great resource for printing your paper, checking your email, finding a textbook, checking out a calculator, working with a tutor, improving your study skills, or working independently. All services and resources are free to RU students.
The ACE is located in the Utley Center, downstairs from the Auditorium and right next to the cafeteria. Connected to the ACE is the Community Hub for Integrated Living and Learning (CHILL), which provides a quiet and comfortable area for individual and group study. Inside of the CHILL, you will find comfortable couches, table spaces for group study and independent work, charging ports for laptops and cellphones, and three large screen TVs that are available for recreational use after 5pm.
The ACE offers both walk-in tutoring and appointments for foundational RU courses during open hours. Online tutoring is available 24/7 via Smarthinking. The ACE also offers additional resources such as support in time management and study strategies, academic coaching, computer stations, independent study spaces, and other academic resources.
Throughout the academic year, the ACE hosts small educational and social programs. Announcements about upcoming programs can be found on ACE social media sites. Information regarding the Athletic Study Hours Program and required study hours is communicated directly to student-athletes.