Center for Academic Success

The goal of the Center for Academic Success is to maximize Lawrence students’ chances of achieving academic success. In all of its activities, the Center takes a holistic approach to assisting students, recognizing that academic abilities, success skills, and personal concerns are often connected. Services provided by the Center include:

  • Accessibility Services: Coordinating academic accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Academic Counseling and Academic Skills: Improving college success skills, including motivation, goal-setting, time management, study skills, and metacognitive abilities
  • Tutoring: Assisting students in developing writing, speaking, and quantitative abilities, and arranging content tutoring for particular subjects or courses
  • English as a Second Language: Developing skills in academic English for speakers of English as a second language
  • Academic Procedures: Providing information about academic progress, transfer credits, options for meeting the GER language requirement, preparing academic petitions, arranging for an incomplete, or taking or returning from a leave
  • Courses & Workshops: Offering courses and workshops that address and promote academic success

All students are encouraged to take advantage of the Center's resources and expertise to maximize their potential and success at Lawrence.

Location & Hours

Briggs Hall 117
Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
(summer, winter & spring breaks 8:00am-4:00pm)

Walk-in hours: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Weeks 1-7: Tues. & Wed.
Week 8-finals: Daily (Mon.-Fri.)

Stop in for popcorn every Thurs afternoon!


Briggs Hall 139
Mon-Thurs 1-11pm
Fri 1-5pm; Sun 7-11pm
Tutor Request Form
New! Math drop-in tutoring for students enrolled in any 100-level math course. 
Sun-Thurs, 8-10pm.  Briggs 421.

Schedule an appointment online!

Monita Mohammadian Gray
Dean of Academic Success

Cecile Despres-Berry
Director of ESL and the Waseda Program

Imelda (Melly) Gledhill
Student Success Specialist

Kimberly Giertz-Karis
Director of Accessibility and Academic Skills Services

Julie Haurykiewicz
Associate Dean of Academic Success

Kelsey Uherka
Quantitative Skills Specialist

Kate Zoromski
Associate Dean of Academic Success

Mailing Address

Center for Academic Success
Lawrence University
711 East Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911-5626

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