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The support of the Herd is always behind you.

You need what you need when you need it. We get that, which is why we offer loads of resources for every stage of your academic journey.


Stay on track. 

Advisors keep you on track to graduate, and they’re a great resource for things like creating class schedules, giving you insider info about campus, and getting you the help you need.  

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Learning Resources

Student Handbook

Learn what you need to succeed.

The student handbook includes policies and procedures to help you succeed.
Download handbook

Grant Application

Fund your passion.

Dean John O’Connell encourages students in need of funding for travel and research endeavors to submit the Dean’s Student Grant Application.
Download application

Health and Safety

Stay safe and healthy.

As a student of music, you have special health and safety issues that pertain just to you.
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College newsletter

Celebrating our success in the arts.

Expressions—the College of Visual and Performing Arts newsletter—celebrates our student, faculty, staff, and alumni successes.

Academic resources

Your advisor is dedicated to your success. Take advantage of their expertise and seek their guidance when you need any academic assistance.


You’ll be surrounded by the resources you need to achieve academic success at Helmke Library, including study space, technology loans, and research assistance. You can also use Helmke Library for private or group study time—and our helpful librarians are always around to share their expertise.

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You’ll be able to improve your academic performance with our Math Testing Center, Tutoring Center, and Writing Center. Tutoring and consultations are free for all Mastodons. Our tutors (all students) will help with coursework, offer assistance with all aspects of writing, and also recommend additional campus resources.

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Our Honors Program will set the bar higher for your academic achievement and prepare you for research and work in the real world while you study at the undergraduate level. These experiences will give you an edge, whether you apply to graduate school, directly enter the professional world, or simply want to dig deeper into your studies.

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