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Academic Success

The House that Academia Built

Whether you need face-to-face time with a tutor, a quiet place to study or computer access, you can find it here. The best part – it is all only a few steps away from your doorstep.


Academic Resource Center

The Student Housing Academic Resource Center (SHARC) is a centralized go-to location for academic resources and is available to residents. The ARC works in consensus with existing campus resources, bringing you a convenient and accessible resource center.

Student Housing Academic Resource Center (SHARC)
Pentland Hills Bldg. A, Room 104


Hone Your Skills!

Academic programs offered throughout the year include:

  • Study skills
  • Selecting a major
  • Study buddies
  • Speed-reading
  • Finals stress management
  • Applying to grad school
  • College paper writing
  • Tutoring fairs

Check for upcoming academic programs. 


In-Hall Tutoring and Study Groups

Get the help you need right where you live. Tutors and study group leaders visit Residence Halls to provide academic support. These upper-division students work with professors and are experienced with lower-division courses. Meeting times and locations are posted in the halls. Topics covered include math, chemistry, biology and physics.

*2007-08 UCR Residential Life Academic Needs Assessment


Professors as neighbors? That’s right. Faculty members live and work in the Residence Halls. Find our Faculty-In-Residence lunching and holding study groups inside Residential Restaurants.

Faculty-In-Residence also:

  • Answer questions
  • Provide feedback
  • Hold office hours
  • Team up with staff to organize programs

For upcoming faculty-led events, contact the Academic Resource Center for more information at


Computer Labs and Print Quotas

Computer Labs

Computer lab access is available to all residents. For printing homework and papers, each resident receives a print quota for the year. Find the closest computer lab to you. 


Living-Learning Communities

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Spend a year immersed in your academic field with peers and mentors. Choose a Living-Learning Community to connect and excel! Learn more about finding the right Living-Learning Community for you.

Leadership Opportunities  


Resident Associations

Gain leadership experience and grow as an individual – and have fun doing it! Resident Associations are student-run organizations and the voice of the residents. Learn how to get involved with your Resident Association.

More than 800 Student Jobs

And that's in Housing and Dining alone! Learn more about residential community jobs, and get paid while you go to school!