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"What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers."
- Martina Horner, President of Radcliffe College - 1972-1989

The resources below should put you in touch with the people who can help you gain the information and skills that you need to ensure your success at Western Oregon University.

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  • Determine your best study environment and time of the day. Plan study time each week that is consistent with your style.

  • Skim the entire exam before answering anything, and then plan your time according to difficulty and value of each item.

  • Create acronyms. Make up a word or phrase using the first letter of each term you want to remember (e.g., the spectrum of colors in a rainbow can be remembered with Roy G. Biv = red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet).,

  • Buy a planner and use it. Learning to manage time is one of the most important skills a student needs to master.
  • Focus on the main idea and any supporting information.

  • Assess your stress level before you begin studying. If you are experiencing a high degree of stress you won't be able to study as effectively.

  • Remember, some anxiety or stress is normal and can actually enhance your performance!

You have come here seeking knowledge.

University Housing is committed to helping you in your quest. Use the links below to access helpful resources available to you right here on campus!


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    Academic Advising and Learning Center

    LOCATION: Academic Programs and Support Center, Room 401

    CONTACT: advising@wou.edu, 503-838-8428

    Office of Disability Services -

    LOCATION: Academic Programs and Support Center, Room 405

    CONTACT: ods@wou.edu, 503-838-8250 VTTY; fax: 503-838-8721

    Student Enrichment Program -

    LOCATION: Academic Programs and Support Center, Room 201

    CONTACT: sep@wou.edu, 503-838-8550

    The Writing Center -

    LOCATION: Academic Programs and Support Center, Room 301

    CONTACT: writingcenter@wou.edu, 503-838-8286

    Multi Cultural Student Services and Programs -

    LOCATION: Werner University Center (WUC),
    Room 212

    CONTACT: mssp@wou.edu, 503-838-8737

    Service learning and Career Development -

    LOCATION: Werner University Center (WUC),
    Room 119

    CONTACT: slcd@wou.edu, 503-838-8432

    Non-Traditional Student Services -

    LOCATION: Werner University Center (WUC),
    Room 119

    CONTACT: 503-838-8063

    Student Health and Counseling Center -

    LOCATION: Student Health and Counseling Center (Across the street from the WUC

    CONTACT: contact@wou.edu, 503-838-8313

    Vice President for Student Affairs -

    LOCATION: Werner University Center, Main Concourse

    CONTACT: studentaffairs@wou.edu, 503-838-8221


    University Housing 503-838-8311 | or e-mail: housing@wou.edu

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