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Learning Commons

Welcome to the Learning Commons!

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The Tutoring Center will be closed March 9th - March 30th. We will open back up on April 1st. 

Have a great break! :) 


Mission Statement

The Learning Commons, through its resources and opportunities, empowers students to pursue academic excellence. By improving learning strategies, by engaging a diverse body of students, and by collaborating with academic and student life, the Learning Commons promotes student development and achievement.


Vision Statement

The Learning Commons will create collaborative academic programs that promote student success, access, inclusivity, and engaged learning. We will provide academic support in a safe environment with trained peer consultants to promote student persistence, retention, and completion. The Learning Commons will achieve national recognition as a standard-bearer program for learning assistance.


Message from the Director


Welcome to CWU Learning Commons. Our team is committed and motivated to create opportunities for students to experience academic success. We are very proud to be a nationally certified CRLA program and strive for continual improvement of services. We are especially proud that students who seek our services have greater success in the classroom, both in GPA and in pass rates. We in the Learning Commons work hard to make sure our core values are reflected in everything we do. We welcome feedback and encourage you to use all of the resources that are available to you through our department.

--Katie Boswell, Director,
National Certified Learning Center Professional, Level 3
President-Elect, College Reading and Learning Association Northwest


Core Values

Accountability, Responsibility, & Dedication

We are accountable to students, responsible for our actions and for ensuring a safe, collaborative learning environment, and dedicated to serving others.

Compassion, Respect, & Empathy

We value diversity, compassion, and empathy. We work diligently to ensure our work is reflective of a respectful, inclusive environment.  

Honesty & Integrity

We practice honesty and transparency. We proudly uphold integrity through a commitment to do what is in the best interest of our students, staff, faculty, and university community.



The Learning Commons provides tutoring, academic coaching, and development education. Tutoring is available in a variety of formats, including the University Math Center, the University Writing Center, PALs (support for historically difficult courses), and online tutoring. All students are welcome to avail themselves of any of these free tutoring services offered.

The Learning Commons also oversees all developmental education at Central Washington University. This includes Transitional English (ENG 100T) and Developmental Math (MATH 100A, 100B, 100C). If you have questions about Developmental Education at CWU, please contact

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Ellensburg Campus
Library 190
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 963-1270, M/S 7554

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