Pitzer Academic Support Services

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To help you transition into your best online study experience, the Office of Student Affairs provides these helpful updated services. 

Virtual Study Room and Coaching

We understand that getting started on studying can be a challenge in your new setting away from school. In light of that, Connie Helland, our academic coach, will be piloting a new way to help support our students. Connie will be opening a virtual study room one hour per day Monday-Friday at 1:00-2:10 PDT via Zoom. There will be a 10-minute group academic coaching session followed by one hour of study time. The virtual study room will be limited to 15 students per session. You can contact Connie at connie_helland@pitzer.edu if you would like a Zoom access code for the virtual study room. 

Support and Wellness

Case Management will continue to be available via phone, email or zoom. Strive 2 Thrivewill also be providing remote wellness programming and linkages to free wellness resources through their Instagram @pzstrive2thrive and Campuswell.

Arc Counseling and Open Path Collective both offering affordable and online therapy. Or, there are local and national resources on Pitzer’s case management page. I would also like to highlight California’s peer warmline where students can call and talk to someone if they are feeling lonely, anxious or just want to talk to someone.  

Academic Accommodations

Approved academic accommodations will remain in effect throughout the remainder of the semester for students already registered with PASS. Please work with your faculty to discuss your accommodations to determine how these will be implemented based on the new learning environment. Below are some guidelines and resources for your use:  

If you are approved for:

  • Extended time on exams/quizzes:
  • At this time, our testing center in Atherton is closed for the rest of the semester. This means that proctor forms will no longer be needed.

You need to reach out to your professor to inquire about the format of any upcoming exams/quizzes. Professors are responsible for extending your time on Sakai quizzes/exams; please feel free to remind your professors to do so.

We will continue to update you as we find out more information and learn of your needs. Our team will be available to you by email at academicsupport@pitzer.edu to address any concerns and questions that come as we navigate through these changes together. 

Mike Segawa, VP for Student Affairs

Gabriella Tempestoso, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Academic Support Services