students touringOn Wednesday and Thursday, August 28 and 29, the Skyline College Learning Commons (Learning Center & Library) welcomed hundreds of students for our second bi-annual Learning Commons Open House and Tour Week! The campus community was invited to learn more about Learning Commons programs and services as well as meet representatives from programs housed within the Learning Commons.

Visitors received personalized tours of the Learning Commons spaces and programs and were invited to have a pastry and coffee or tea on us! We were honored to welcome over 600 students as part of the group tour experience. Over 200 other students, staff, and faculty also stopped by to say hello and grab a treat. Thank you to the faculty members who brought their classes to take part in this special fall 2019 semester kick-off event!

The Learning Commons will host another Learning Commons Tour Week for the Spring 2020 semester from January 27-31. As always, we welcome and accommodate requests for tours before or after these dates.

If you missed the Open House, please stop by the Learning Commons to learn more about the programs below:

Learning Commons:

  • Tutoring (Writing/English/ESOL/Math/Science/Business/Social Sciences)
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Workshops
  • Student Success Lab
  • Group & Quiet Study Areas
  • Computers & Printing
  • ReUSE Hub (FREE school supplies!)
  • Library & Reference / Research
  • Human Library & Poetry Corner
  • Zero Textbook Cost

Other Programs:

  • BAM (Brothers Achieving Milestones)
  • WMLA (Women’s Mentoring & Leadership Academy)
  • Honors Transfer Program
  • Learning Communities
  • TRiO Student Support Services

This event was made possible with the financial support from the Honors Transfer Program and the Academic Support & Learning Technologies Division! Thank you to the Skyline College Bookstore for the generous donation of coffee and hot water and the World Cup Coffee & Tea student staff for keeping the coffee flowing for our visitors!

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Article by Chelssee De Barra and Marisa Thigpen | Photography by Marisa Thigpen and Maya Thigpen Carmody


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