Academic Services and Learning Resources

The Office of Academic Services and Learning Resources helps each Holy Cross student take the next step toward academic success. Whether you’re a first-year student looking for a tutoring workshop, a sophomore Honors student looking for advice on choosing a major, a junior athlete seeking to improve time management skills to become a stronger leader, or a senior trying to balance your current courses with planning for life after Holy Cross, the office has something to offer you.

Academic Skills Workshops/Success Coaching

ASLR offers academic workshops and success coaching with professional staff members focused on topics including time management, study strategies, and more.


Passport is is a program designed to assist promising first-year students achieve their full potential during their transition to the educational experience at the College of the Holy Cross.

The Mentor Program

The Mentor Program is designed to support students in their transition from high school.

STEM+E Workshop

The STEM+E Tutoring Workshop is a peer-based tutoring program designed to provide one-on-one assistance and small-group support to Holy Cross students.

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

PAL is a series of free, collaborative twice-weekly review sessions open to all students enrolled in CHEM 181: Atoms & Molecules, and CHEM 221: Organic Chemistry 1.

Meet the Staff

Meet our current administrative office staff.

For Faculty

ASLR programs are designed to supplement the course experience. We welcome faculty involvement to advance the goals of student success.

Student Employment Opportunities

Peer leaders through ASLR help guide and support students as they navigate their academic paths. We offer multiple leadership opportunities for a variety of interests and schedules.

It can be a challenge to adjust to the rigors of a college curriculum and everyone can use a little help. Established in 1997, the office helps Holy Cross students make the most of the academic opportunities at the College, courses taking through the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA) and beyond.

Through workshops and individual appointments, the office helps students:

  • improve time management, reading, and study strategies by engaging an individual’s strongest learning styles
  • clarify academic interests in order to select or change a major
  • augment a major with a minor, concentration, academic internship, study abroad, or other special academic programs
  • connect with other academic resources, including drop-in tutoring

The office is located in Dinand Library 204 and is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Looking for Information About Learning Accommodations?
Please contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services to discuss individual accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.