There are many people and places on campus who want to help you succeed.
Going to college is exciting. It may also be challenging as you encounter new people, places, and ideas. Luckily, there are many support services to help you.
If you need help with your classes
Academic advisors help you choose classes, majors and programs that are right for you.
Professors and teacher's assistants (TAs) hold regular times for you to ask questions and get extra help.
Most colleges offer free tutoring services. Some colleges have extra support for math, writing and other subjects.
If you are concerned about money
The college's financial aid office can answer questions about scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study awards. Some offices may host workshops to help you complete the FAFSA or ORSAA or learn about financial topics.
Need a job? Most colleges have an office dedicated to helping you explore career interests, prepare for job applications and interviews, and find jobs during and after college.
Many colleges have resources like a food pantry or emergency loans for students.
If you are not feeling your best
Many colleges have nurses or doctors on campus for routine or urgent care.
Most colleges provide trained counselors to support your mental health. There may be support groups or classes as well.
Physical education & fitness centers
Regular exercise is an important part of staying healthy. Colleges often offer physical education classes and free fitness centers. Use PE classes to try something new (and get credit!)
If you want to meet new people and get involved
From video games to ballroom dance, there is a club for you! Colleges also encourage students to create new clubs.
Learn about opportunities at a college's office for community engagement.