Learning Commons
Brooks Library 1st Floor, MS: 7554
(509) 963-1270

Welcome to the Learning Commons!

The CWU Learning Commons welcomes all students to engage in academic excellence. Students who wish to succeed in the classroom are invited to work with us to develop skills and habits that accelerate learning and deepen understanding of course content through our peer-to-peer collaboration model.

All CWU students also have access to eTutoring through the Northwest eConsortium.

Students are encouraged to use these services throughout the quarter.

Learning Commons Hours through June 2, 2023:Two students looking at a computer in the Learning Commons

  • Sun. 2 - 5pm


  • Mon. 10 - 9pm

  • Tues. 10 - 9pm

  • Wed. 10 - 9pm

  • Thurs. 10 - 9pm

  • Fri. 10 - 4pm



Mon. (June 5th) 2 - 9pm 2-6pm
Tues. (June 6th) 10 - 9pm 10-6pm
Wed. (June 7th) 10 - 5pm 10-5pm

Schedule an Appointment

To make an appointment or ask questions, call 509-963-1270, or email us at

  • Mission, Vision, & Values


    The Learning Commons empowers students to pursue academic excellence.


    The Learning Commons will support all Wildcats in achieving academic success through access, inclusivity, and engaged learning.


    Curiosity: Our work centers on student engagement and success in the academic disciplines and requires creativity, critical thinking, and open inquiry. We demonstrate the sincere pursuit of new knowledge, and we strive to pass this curiosity on to students through eager interest in their own inquiry and success. Curiosity fuels our learning which broadens our understanding.

    Equity: We demonstrate this value by recognizing the intersection between students’ individualized strengths and needs and systemic imbalances. We use that knowledge to offer resources that aim to support our diverse student body, empowering everyone to achieve their goals.

    Respect: We demonstrate this value by approaching people and ideas with intellectual charity and open-mindedness, fostering respect for each person, with their unique identities, worldviews, languages, voices, and experiences. As such, we seek to meet difference and disagreement with empathy and wisdom. In doing so, we hope to learn from everyone and make experience our teacher.

    Accountability: We demonstrate this value by recognizing that our conduct inevitably ripples out to our team’s effectiveness and the lives of our patrons. Therefore, we use our time wisely, do our best work, and answer for our choices as well as how we receive the choices of others.

    Empathy for all: We demonstrate this value through active listening, kindness, and a friendly attitude toward patrons of all identities, backgrounds, and abilities. We see each team member and patron as a whole person first and seek to use this mindset to fuel each interaction with compassion.

The Learning Commons is located on the ground floor of the Brooks Library and houses the University Writing Center, the University Math Center, the Peer-assisted Learning (PALs) program, and Wilcat Academic Mentoring (WAM).

For additional information on academic resources, theories, skills, & strategies, check out our Learning Resources.

Any questions, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Drop into the Learning Commons for Study Buddies on Thursdays from 1-3pm and 6-8pm.