Check out PVCC’s Resources to Help You Navigate Fall Semester
Welcome Pumas! Starting your college experience might look a little different this semester, but our commitment to your academic success has never been stronger. As you begin to navigate your online classes, instructors, and schedule, keep in mind, there are a multitude of resources to help you along the way. Click on any of the following to find additional instructions on how to contact these departments.
- Advising - Your advisor will tell you about your mandatory Puma Power Up session, as well as help you navigate schedules, scholarships, test scores and more.
- Financial Aid - Questions about your tuition? Our staff can help navigate eligibility requirements for education expenses including tuition, program and course fees, books, and living expenses.
- Counseling - Feeling overwhelmed? PVCC’s counselors do not conduct therapy, however, they do help you learn more about yourself and identify coping strategies to emerge with enhanced self-confidence and a clear path.
- Learning Success Center - Our tutors and academic success coaches are taking additional measures to help with the continuity of your studies, offering live tutoring, success coaching, and reading coaching.
- Library - The library is offering limited in-person services. The library will take requests for library materials. To make a request, call us at 602-787-7200, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or place your book request via our library catalog. Request pick-up hours are M/W/F 10:00am-2:00pm & T/Th 3:00pm -7:00pm in the west end of the E Bldg. We're here to help make your fall semester a little easier. Remember, you can always request 24/7 librarian assistance via Ask a Librarian.
New Students - Tips for Online Learning Success
Number one thing to remember is to reach out to your instructors and classmates regularly. They want to hear from you and together, find new and innovative ways to teach and learn. Your suggestions and input always make the transition easier, creating a stronger, fuller experience. To be successful learning at home:
- Create a designated workspace with good lighting
- Stay mentally focused with minimal distractions
- Work on a computer not your phone
- Make sure you have good WiFi connection
- Make a schedule, not just for studying, but eating sleeping, and exercising
- Log on frequently to stay on top of things
Proper nutrition is paramount to good study and learning habits as well. Eating foods that help blood flow to the brain, creates a clearer and more inspired atmosphere. Try some of the following:
- Omega-3’s found in wild fish and game help memory, language, creativity and attention.
- Nuts, eggs contain boosting choline, an important B complex related nutrient.
- Stay hydrated and well rested.
Lastly, prepare yourself mentally to reduce stress, and work smarter not harder through planning and preparation.
- Don’t procrastinate. Reviewing your notes and materials regularly.
- Listening is key. Pay close attention during your class to maximize retention and be clear on the information being taught.
- Plan a study session with classmates via a chat room. Reviewing information with others in your same boat as you can significantly help you make sense of the subject matter.
- Reach out to your instructor or TA with any questions prior to tests. Remember, they want to see you succeed.