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Peer Learning Program

The Center for Digital Liberal Arts offers peer learning support for Occidental College students. Visit the Peer Learning Floor on the ground floor of the library to find drop in support from research advisers, subject advisers, and critical making studio advisers. Visit language tutors and global crossroads support in the Global Forum of Johnson Hall.

Drop in Schedule

“Alex is awesome! He answered my homework questions. Thanks Alex!”

Oxy Student

on their experience with the Politics Adviser

Subject Help

Subject Advisers (SAs) in a range of disciplines are available to clarify concepts, work on skills for various courses, and suggest useful study techniques.



Focused Sessions

Grasp course concepts

Talk through readings for better comprehension

Develop discipline specific study skills

Hours & Location

6-10pm // Sun-Thu
Library Ground Floor


Daily drop-in schedule
Music Theory meets in Booth Hall, Room 224


Research Help

Research Advisers (PRAs) assist fellow students with research questions and assignments at evening drop in hours held in the Academic Commons during the school year.

1-1 Advising

Navigate research guides, journals, and databases

Think through your research paper prompt

Review IRB and URC applications

Hours & Location

7-10pm // Sun-Thu
Critical Making Studio // Library Ground Floor

“Jad is great at providing the one-on-one attention I need while studying Arabic.”

Oxy Student

on their experience with the Arabic Adviser

Language Help

Language Advisers (LA’s) are Occidental students and Visiting Language Assistants from France, Spain, and Argentina who offer language peer advising to members of the Oxy community.

1-1 Advising

Practice verbal language skills

Identify your common grammatical mistakes

Find current language materials in social media and other popular sources

Hours & Location

Sun-Thu// Check the calendar
Sundays-Academic Commons, Ground Floor // M-Th Johnson Hall, Global Forum & Varelas Innovation Lab

GxR Help

Global Crossroads Curators (GCCs) develop compelling content for display, teach other students how to use the Global Crossroads web and mobile applications, schedule daily playlists, and support student development of visual literacy and research skills in their coursework.

Curating Sessions

Learn how to use Global Crossroads

Research for your project effectively

Schedule your project to display on the Global Forum media wall

Hours & Location

Hours vary, please check the calendar

Global Forum // Johnson Hall (look for the Global Crossroads logo on a tabletop sign)

CMS Help

Critical Making Studio Advisers (CMSAs) are available to assists  students in critically engaging with a range of digital production tools and integrate them into their scholarly practice.

Studio Support

Check out Audio Visual equipment

Explore various coding platforms

Tinker with electronic starter kits

Hours & Location

Equipment Check Out Hours: 3-5pm // Mon-Fri

Open Studio Hours: 1pm-6pm // Mon-Fri

Critical Making Studio // Library Ground Floor