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STAR Centers

students studying in STAR center

STAR Centers (Students Taking Academic Responsibility) are academic resource centers for on-campus residents. The centers help create a positive, academically-orientated environment to help students achieve academic success

The centers are open Sunday - Wednesday from 4:00pm - 11:45pm and are staffed by student assistants and our Academic Mentors. 


  • Maya (anticipated opening - Spring 2019)
  • South Campus Plaza North
  • Chapultepec 
  • University Towers
  • Tenochca 

Resources Offered

  • Individual/Group Study Areas
  • Free printing
  • Computers
  • 500+ Course Books & Guides 
  • Peer Essay Review
  • Monthly Academic Success Programs:
    • Note Taking Techniques
    • Course Schedule Planning 
    • GPA Calculation 
    • Campus Resources
    • Research Assistance 
    • Midterm Madness - simple tips for midterm preparation 
    • Finals Central - enjoy snacks while studying for finals