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Beginning of Semester Success

Beginning of Semester Success Workshops

Beginning of Semester Success (BOSS) workshops are open to all College of DuPage students and provide strategies for study skills, time management, as well as maintaining a positive attitude throughout the semester. Some workshops are designed for any College of DuPage student, while others focus on particular programs or populations at the College. These workshops equip students to be successful in all their academic pursuits and take full control of their college careers. Students also learn about the free services available to them on campus, including services in the Learning Commons.

The Learning Commons' Nursing Boot Camp

Learn how to succeed in COD's nursing program! COD nursing tutors will focus on specific skills to help nursing and pre-nursing students succeed. Send an email to to register and receive a link for this Zoom event.

  • Tuesday, August 23, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 11 a.m.

Nursing Dimensional Analysis Workshops

COD nursing program students will practice medication conversions and dosage calculations with the help of a COD nursing tutor. Send an email to to register and receive a link for this Zoom event.

  • Monday, August 22, 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 23, 1 p.m.

Popcorn and Planning

Learning Commons staff will help students get organized at the start of the semester, from mapping out assignment deadlines and projects to studying for tests.  Grab some popcorn and join us in-person in the Learning Commons (SRC2102):

  • Wednesday, August 24, 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2 - 4 p.m.

Crack Your Science Course

Learn how to dissect your textbook, review for exams, master your homework, and conquer your science class.

Navigating College as a Non-traditional Student

Tips for nontraditional learners on how to handle anxiety, uncertainty and the unknowns of today's educational patterns. Exploration of some COD services provided for students.

Academic Success for Non-Native English Speakers

Learn how to practice and improve your English language conversation skills and study techniques in a friendly environment.

Control Your College Destiny

Learn study techniques, how best to relate to peers and professors, set a mindset to succeed, and achieve your college goals.

Contact Information

Learning Commons
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102
Call: (630) 942-3940

Learning Commons Hours of Operation

Learning Commons West
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1016B
(630) 942-3960

Mathematics Assistance
(630) 942-3339

Writing, Reading, and Speech Assistance
(630) 942-3355

Tutoring Services
(630) 942-3686