Academic Commons


Mondays-Thursdays     9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Fridays                          9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Academic Commons is a study center located in IL 224. Students are invited to study, meet friends, and seek assistance with coursework.

Our Mission is to create enhanced opportunities for learning by bringing an array of student academic support services together in a central, visible, and academically-identified location to facilitate seamless access to services for SMSU students and education resources for the wider community.

Feel free to browse the shelves and see what's new!

Education Students: A variety of materials and resources have been added to the Education Curriculum Library, most of which are available for checkout.

Need Academic Help?

Stop in or make an appointment to work with one of our many tutors, at no cost to you! We offer general academic tutoring in many subjects, a 24 station computer lab, and many resources to make your learning experience better.

We are home to the Education Department Learning Center, Math Lab, and Science Help Desk.

Need Supplies for a Project?

The Academic Commons has the following supplies available for your use at no cost:

 Art Supplies:                   Other Supplies:
• Colored Pencils                 Calculators
• Crayons                            Scientific Calculators
• Chalk                                Compasses
• Sidewalk Chalk                  Dry Erase Markers
• Craft Items                         Graph Paper
• Craft Scissors                    Headphones
• Glue/Glue Sticks                Highlighters
• Hot Glue                            Pencil Sharpeners
• Markers                             Protractors
• Paint & Brushes                 Rulers/yardsticks
• Rubber Cement                  Wide Ruled Paper
• Scissors                            White Out

We also provide the following Materials and Services for an additional fee:

Materials and Services:
Transparencies                               $ .25 / each
Laminating (priced by the item)     $1.50 / 12"x 36" running foot
Poster Board – All Colors 22x28       $ .50 / sheet
Construction Paper                         $ .05 / sheet   (No Charge for Education Students)
Paper by the Roll                            $ .50 / yard    (No Charge for Education Students)




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