A small group of students around a table studying and socializing.
Small group of students sitting around a table learning
Students helping one another and working with an instructor
A student and instructor working one-on-one
Six students around a table working on problems with an instructor
A student and instructor working on a problem at the board

Our Program

The Chemistry Learning Center offers a supportive learning environment where students work with instructors in small groups. Our program is partially funded to work with students in the CAE (Center for Academic Excellence), CeO (Center for Educational Opportunity), PEOPLE, and Posse support programs. We also try to welcome students on academic probation, first generation low income students, underrepresented students, students returning after a long absence from college, students-at-risk of failing the course, students re-taking the course after earning a D or F, new transfer students, returning veterans, and McBurney Center students. We generally follow these guidelines when accepting students though we consider each student on a case-by-case basis and also take into account available space in our program.

Building Community

Recent events that highlight the systemic racism and injustice many of our students of color experience on a daily basis caused great frustration and heartache for our staff. We love and value the students we work with and recognize the anger felt by many. We will continue to work to create a space where all students feel welcomed, valued, and respected. We also recognize the shared responsibility we have to create substantive change by doing our part to reject hate and end injustice.


  • We’ve moved!

    We are now located in 4330 Medical Sciences Center (MSC) and are no longer in the Chemistry Building. Click here for our location.

  • Change of operation due to COVID-19

    Because of COVID-19, our office will be open only for in-person appointments and some in-person instruction. We will be closed for general drop-in.

  • Courses supported this spring

    We are able to support students in all Chem 103, 104 and 108 lectures. We are also able to support students in Chem 343-1 (MWF 9:55; Wickens), Chem 343-1 (MWF 1:20; Gellman) and Chem 345-3 (MWF 2:25; Ellison).

  • Applying to the program

    Please visit the Apply page where an application will be sent to you. If you are not familiar with our program please watch the short video describing what we do and who we try to support before applying (thanks!).

  • COVID-19 updates

    Please visit the UW Covid-19 Response page for updates, testing, tracing, dorm, dining, and academic impacts, health and safety issues, and other important information.