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Welcome to the Center for Access and Academic Success (CAAS)

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    Welcome Back, Hawk Nation!

    The Center for Access and Academic Success (CAAS) welcomes you back
    to in-person classes and life on campus.

    We are dedicated to your success as a student. In CAAS you will find tutoring, academic coaching and other programs designed to help you succeed. For first-year students, the Academic Advisor assigned to your school, who will advise you through your first year, is also in CAAS.


    Well-trained, certified student tutors can help you with subjects such as biology, chemistry, history, exercise science, Spanish, accounting and psychology – and many more. Check out the list of tutors, subjects and times. You can make an appointment for tutoring in Starfish.

    Also available

    For help with writing assignments, papers and essays: The University Writing Center
    For help with math courses and other courses requiring quantitative skills: The Math Lab

    Academic Coaching Workshops

    CAAS workshops will help you sharpen the skills you will need for success in college such as time-management, test-taking and stress management. Check back to this site for details about when and where.

    Study Hall

    If you need a quiet place to study, you are welcome to use the study space in CAAS, which is available Monday through Thursday, 8 am – 8 pm and Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

    CAAS Advisors

    CAAS Advisors are assigned to one of the four schools in the university with undergraduate programs. They help first-year students schedule their courses and offer academic success events and programs for their school. Students in any class year who are on Academic Probation can also talk with their school’s CAAS advisor about how to improve their academic performance.

    Ms. Shaniqua Collins

    School of Education, Social Sciences and the Arts
    (Criminal Justice, Art Education, Special Education, Secondary Education, English, Digital Media Studies, Visual Arts, Mathematics, History, Sociology, Social Work)

    Ms. Kyra Holley

    School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences
    (General Agriculture, Agribusiness, Urban Forestry, Child Development, Dietetics/Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences, Fashion Merchandising, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry, Marine Sciences)

    Mrs. Tselate Talley

    School of Pharmacy and Health Professions & General Studies
    (Exercise Science-Clinical, Exercise Science-Health Fitness, Sport Management, Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitation Psychology)

    Mrs. Andrea Taylor

    School of Business and Technology
    (Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Computer Science, Engineering, Aviation Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Construction Management Technology)

    Center for Access & Academic Success

    Student Development Center (SDC), Suite 2200

    Email: caas@umes.edu