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Thomas B. Day Student Success Programs


Endowed by Bernard and Doris Lipinsky, the Thomas B. Day Student Success Programs seek to ensure the success of all students at the university, by helping to provide pathways to student support services and to enrich learning opportunities via high-impact educational practices. In order to serve the whole student, the Thomas B. Day Student Success Programs forms intentional partnerships between the Division of Undergraduate Studies,the Division of Student Affairs, and the Academic Colleges, that include the following:

Residential Learning Communities


A Residential Learning Community is an option in which first-year students live and take courses together. Small groups of students take courses that fulfill graduation requirements and bring together students with a common interest or a common area of study, such as social justice or business. Students in Residential Learning Communities take advantage of special academic support services and additional computer laboratories and study lounges. Visit SDSU Housing to learn more about this enriched housing option.

University Seminar (General Studies 100)


One-unit elective courses (General Studies 100) provide students with an opportunity to explore a variety of areas that define the university experience at a major comprehensive university. In some instances, these courses are embedded within the Residential Learning Communities-including the Honors Residential College. In other cases, the courses are program-defined, for example, offered by EOP, Athletic Support Services, or the Compact Scholars Program.

Division of Undergraduate Studies
Student Learning Lounge

Housed in Administration 201, the Student Learning Lounge is one of the few indoor study spaces open to all students on campus outside of the Library, that promotes deeper student engagement and academic activities to ensure student success.


The DUS Student Learning Lounge provides a learning commons for students to study, access academic resources, and to meet face-to-face with valuable student support professionals during the academic week. It is also a shared space between the students, faculty, and staff.In addition to serving as a comfortable study space, the lounge also offers free use of several computers with internet connection, a printer, kitchenette, and both a conference room and outdoor patio that may be reserved by students and staff alike for group study or meetings. DUS students assist in monitoring the operation of the lounge that is often frequented by their peers in various DUS programs including, but not limited to: the Compact Scholars Program, Weber Honors College, and Liberal Studies.


Its centralized location on campus and student-welcome environment also make the lounge an especially ideal place for commuter students to frequent between classes to warm up a meal in the kitchenette microwave, or to review class notes or read comfortably on a couch, before heading off to their next class. The DUS Student Learning Lounge is also a sought after space for organized student leadership activities such as those hosted by Mortar Board, the Honors Council, and Scholars for Success website.

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Contact Us

For more information, please call 594-3810 or email

or drop in during open hours of operation to see the staff member on duty in AD 201J.

Student Learning Lounge
Hours of Operation

Spring 2013 Hours


Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

and Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m