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New PARC (PSFA Academic Resource Center) Opens for all Students

The PARC is a free learning center open to all SDSU students offering coaching, school supplies, food, charging outlets, resources, and drop-in advising.

New PARC (PSFA Academic Resource Center) Opens for all Students

The PARC is a free learning center open to all SDSU students offering coaching, school supplies, food, charging outlets, resources, and drop-in advising.

by Gabriela Romero

November 10, 2021

The College of PSFA advising team actively seeks new ways to support students, and the PARC (PSFA Academic Resource Center) now serves as the college’s new control center for student success.

PARC offers learning coaching, free food to enjoy there or take home, free school supplies, outlets for charging devices, information about campus resources, and drop-in office hours with advisers for career, study abroad, academic advisers, and professors.

Located in PSFA Room 200, this sunny spot is an inviting study space on the northwest side of campus. The PARC is open to any student from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and from 12 - 4 p.m. on Thursdays.

The PARC serves all students at SDSU, including graduate students and cross-registered community college students.

Learning coach appointments are open to PSFA and ROTC students only. Whether students need guidance with taking notes, organization, strategies for reading and writing, or overall confidence with learning, PSFA Learning Coach Rebecca Tedesco is an experienced resource.

Tedesco says, “learning how to learn is necessary for university-level classes, even after you have earned your high school diploma, GED, or Associate’s Degree. The PARC is here to help you do just that and to develop strategies to achieve your goals at SDSU.”

PSFA student assistant Jasmine Jaramillo frequently visits the PARC. She says the resource center is a peaceful environment for study groups which is one of her favorite aspects.

“I have several group projects within my classes, so it is a great meeting place for all of us. With my busy schedule, I often find myself forgetting to bring lunch to campus, and always know that I can rely on the PARC to provide snacks, or even soup in the middle of the day. I feel the staff that work in the PARC are the most helpful. I enjoy how willing they are to help with various campus resources,” Jaramillo says.

PSFA and ROTC students can make appointments for free 60-minute learning coaching sessions with Rebecca Tedesco by contacting her email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or scheduling an appointment online through SDSU Navigate.

All SDSU students can study, re-charge, eat, and meet with professors and advisers for career, study abroad, or academic advising at the PARC.

The content within this article has been edited by Lizbeth Persons.

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