Support for Your Students

Students often require support, whether academic or personal, and Penn offers a wide range of resources. These pages provide instructors with information that can help them know how to assist students with diverse needs.

Faculty may also contact or refer undergraduate students directly to their school’s academic advising office. These offices can help students having academic or personal difficulties and connect them with additional support. Academic advising contacts:

  • Arts and Sciences: email Casenet or call 215-898-6341.
  • Engineering: email Sonya Gwak in Academic Programs Office or call 215-573-8369.

General Support Services

Course Problem Notices
Through Courses in Touch, instructors in any school can send a notice to students who seem to be having trouble in their course. These notices also go to the appropriate advising office.

Counseling & Psychological Services
Students with concerns of a personal, emotional, social, or educational nature may visit CAPS for help and guidance free of charge.

For more information about undergraduate advising offices by school

*Arts and Sciences College Office

*Engineering Academic Programs Office

*Nursing Office of Student Services

*Wharton Academics and Advising Office

Academic Support

Weingarten Learning Resources Center
Professional instruction in skills such as academic reading, test taking, and study strategies.

Tutoring Center
A variety of subject-specific peer tutoring services to supplement support from faculty, TAs, and instructors.

Critical Writing Program
Provides expert help in writing for undergraduate and graduate students.

Communication Within the Curriculum
Helps students express themselves orally with clarity and confidence.

Language Direct
Provides tutoring for foreign languages.

Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
Provides opportunities for undergraduates to become involved in research and a way for professors who have research projects to reach interested undergraduates.


Weigle Information Commons, Penn Libraries
Offers students tutoring in use of digital media as well as technology rich group study rooms. Weigle can also provide customized programs for your classes.


Penn Online Research Tutorial
Step-by-step guide through the research process.

Reference Services
Reference librarians are avaialbe to support students at any step of their research projects.