Student-Athlete Study Hall
Study hall is provided for student-athletes at the request of their coaches. It is designed to offer a quiet, dedicated workspace for studying in the Ritchie Center. Student-athletes who have been assigned study hall hours should arrive prepared with relevant materials from their classes, which must be presented to the study hall monitor upon check-in. It is the responsibility of student-athletes to track their weekly study hall hours and meet all requirements set forth by their coaches.
Student-athlete study hall is held in the Miller Academic Success Center on the third floor of the Ritchie Center.
Upon arrival to study hall, student-athletes must first check in with the study hall monitor. During check-in, each student-athlete is required to present relevant study materials and state an objective to be pursued for the duration of the study hall session. Objectives must be specific, measurable, realistic, and timely — attainable within the study hall timeframe.
Once the desired amount of study hall time has been completed, student-athletes must then check out with the study hall monitor. During check-out, each student-athlete is required to present completed work corresponding to the objective indicated at check-in.
Any violation of the rules below will result in immediate dismissal from study hall. If dismissed, all study hall hours from that session will be forfeited.
- No cell phones, meals, or tobacco during study hall hours.
- Do not be disruptive while entering and exiting study hall.
- Be quiet and show respect for those around you.
- Only study materials should be present. Bring enough work for the entire time you plan to stay.
- Movies for class must be watched outside of study hall hours.
- No usage of electronics (including cell phones) not related to the objective.
- No texting, including via computer.
- Headphones may be used but must be turned down so that others are not disturbed.
- No behavior deemed inappropriate by the study hall monitor and/or academic staff.
- No collaboration — group work must be done outside of study hall hours in order to maintain a quiet environment.
- Excessive absence while checked in will be reported to SAAS staff, and study hall time may be forfeited.
- A maximum of three study hall hours may be earned each day.
- You must check in for a minimum of 30 minutes or your study hall time will not be counted.
Student-athletes can count up to two hours per week of the following outside academic support toward study hall requirements:
- Writing Center
- Math Center
- Science & Engineering Center
- Language tutoring from the Center for World Languages & Cultures
- Meeting with a professor — see syllabus for office hours and location
- Meeting with a Student Success Coach
- Meeting with a Learning Effectiveness Program counselor
- Tutoring (current varsity student-athletes only)
Study Hall Hours Substitution Form
In order for outside academic support to be counted toward your study hall hours for the week, the Study Hall Hours Substitution Form must be fully completed, signed, and submitted to your athletics academic advisor by 12:00 noon on Friday.