Programs and Policies

The Learning Commons provides centralized academic and skill-building supports for all University of Cincinnati students. All of our services are free and open to all students!

Observation Notice

The Learning Commons observes our student-staff members to ensure that students are receiving the highest quality support within the Learning Commons. To disrupt your appointment/session as little as possible, the University records selected sessions with Learning Commons Peer Educators. This may include sessions, among others, in the Learning Commons main office, individual tutoring/coaching rooms, the MASS Center, the Academic Writing Center, or Supplemental Instruction/Supplemental Review Session classrooms.  

These recordings are made only by the Learning Commons professional staff, program mentors, and student staff to provide for staff evaluations or staff training and any recording will not be reproduced, edited, or viewed by individuals who do not have a direct interest in the performance of the Learning Commons employee being evaluated. 

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE LEARNING COMMONS SESSION OR PROGRAM, YOU CONSENT TO BEING RECORDED.  SHOULD YOU NOT CONSENT TO BEING RECORDED, PLEASE NOTIFY THE LEARNING COMMONS STAFF AND YOU WILL NOT BE RECORDED. 

No Show Policy

The Learning Commons has the following No-Show Policy:

Students must cancel all appointments at least 24 hours in advance. Students who cancel within 24 hours, arrive 10 or more minutes late, or fail to attend will receive a No-Show status for their workshop or appointment.

Two No-Show statuses will result in a block from appointment-based services and workshops until the student meets with a professional staff member. Scheduling rights will be reinstated once the student has met with a Learning Commons staff member. Any future appointments scheduled at the time of receiving a second No-Show will be canceled.

Three No-Show statuses will result in a block from appointment-based services and workshops until the end of the semester.

By scheduling an appointment for any Learning Commons service, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the Learning Commons No Show policy.

Weather Policy

If the University has declared inclement weather, all appointment-based programs will switch to online appointments and non-appointment programs will be canceled:

  • Continuing as Online Appointments:
    • Academic Coaching
    • Academic Writing Center
    • Peer Tutoring
    • Success Skills Workshops
  • Canceled:
    • Learning Assistants
    • Learning Communities
    • MASS Center
    • Supplemental Instruction
    • Supplemental Review Sessions

If there is a shelter in-place warning, all services will be canceled. For questions about Clifton campus services, call (513) 556-3244 or email LearningCommons@uc.edu. For questions about Clermont campus services, call (513) 558-8319 or email UCCLearningCommons@uc.edu.

Homework Policy

The Learning Commons focuses on creating independent learners and making sure you understand the concepts necessary for you to complete your work and excel in a course.

Remember – your homework is a way to prepare for your exams. By helping you to understand the concepts in your course, your Peer Educator is preparing you to complete your homework on your own. And if you’re able to complete your homework independently, then you’ll know that you’ll be prepared for your exam! If at any point you find yourself struggling with your homework and the concepts, be sure to visit us again.

It is important to know that none of our services provides homework help, but you can bring in assignments that are already graded to review the problems or concepts you missed.