Academic and Student Resources

Academic Advising

The college provides extensive academic advising opportunities for both first- and second-year students. A professional advisor is assigned to each team and meets weekly with professors to discuss the curriculum and student progress. Advisors in both years provide academic and developmental advising and help with educational planning, career exploration, decisionmaking, and adjustment and personal concerns.

Robert W. Emery Writing Center

Located in the Katzenberg Center on the third floor, the center is a comfortable space where CGS students can meet with faculty to strengthen their writing and close reading skills. This is an excellent opportunity to receive one-on-one help with writing assignments, e.g., close reading, developing a thesis, documentation styles, and more. Additionally, you may consult with the staff about organizational skills and study strategies.

Peer Mentoring Program

The CGS Peer Mentor Program is an integral part of the first-year student experience at the College of General Studies. Peer Mentors, juniors and seniors who are CGS alumni, serve as role models and guides for incoming CGS students. Through one-on-one and group activities, Peer Mentors provide support for first-year students in their transition to the Boston University community and the College of General Studies. They provide mentorship for both academic and student life matters to foster student success.

Peer Tutoring Program

Peer Tutors are outstanding sophomore students who have been recommended by the faculty. Peer Tutors offer organization skills and study strategies to CGS students.

The Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg Center

Located on the third floor of the College of General Studies building, the Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg Center is a quiet reading/study area with wireless access, and includes small conference rooms that can be reserved for study groups.

The Brendan Gilbane Lounge

Located on the lower level of the College of General Studies building, the Brendan Gilbane Lounge is a quiet study area with wireless access, and includes small conference rooms for group study.

For more information on opportunities to become involved at the college, see the CGS Experiences website and the Student Life website.