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Academic Commons
Academic & Career Planning Center
414 E. Clark. St.
Vermillion SD 57069
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Academic Commons

Everything you may need to succeed in college, all in one place. Located on the first floor of the ID Weeks Library, the Academic Commons can help you with anything from advising to finding your future career. The Academic Commons has all the necessary resources to guide and assist you on your journey for success. Here, you can explore your interests and find where your passions lie. Through help from writing and speaking professionals, students can enhance their knowledge and skills to become more marketable in the workforce.

Take advantage of the academic support that can help you become a successful student and employee.

Meet the Professionals

Get to know the faculty and staff in the Academic and Career Planning Center. Our staff are experts in their field, helping students excel inside the classroom and preparing them for their future career.
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Kris Brady

Assist Dir, ACPC
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Wayne Berninger

Academic Advisor
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McHale Davis

Academic Advisor
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Terrance Davis

Academic Advisor
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Heather Johnson

Asst Dir, Acad Career & Plan
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Jake Kidney

Academic Advisor
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Sara Mart

Assist Director, ACPC
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Tiernee Maloney

ACPC Senior Secretary
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Claire Rizzio

Dual Credit Advisor
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Ashlin Schoenfelder

Career Advisor
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Christian Supiot

Academic Advisor
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Carol VossWard

Native American Advisor
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Stephen Ward

Dir, Acad & Career Plan Center
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Sarah Wittmuss

SI Tutor Coordinator/Advisor

Student Resources & Opportunities

Explore the variety of resources and opportunities available to you through the Academic & Career Planning Center.
Get the help you need now, while developing the skills you'll use for a lifetime.

Tutoring

Everybody needs help now and then. Receive the assistance you need on many subjects.

Writing Center

From short stories to dissertations, the Writing Center can help you organize, revise and polish your writing assignment.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Been there, aced that. These peer-led study sessions will assist you with traditionally difficult courses.

Presentation Center

Practice, prepare and perfect your presentation while receiving helpful feedback and maybe even a standing ovation.

Explore Academic Support Options

Real-world learning. Unforgettable experiences.

Service Learning

Apply concepts learned in the classroom to real-world problems and community projects.

Global Learning

Broaden your perspective and distinguish yourself from other students.

Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

Present at national conferences and conduct research around the world.

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Apply for highly prestigious and highly competitive national scholarships.

International Student Support

Assistance provided to current international students attending USD.

Meet with academic advisers specifically assigned to student-athletes for assistance with course selection, course registration, NCAA eligibility monitoring and general campus referrals. In addition, mentors and tutors assist with time management and subject specific tutoring. The Student-Athlete Success Center also oversees the study table for student-athletes.

Visit the Student-Athlete Success Center

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Set Yourself up for Success

Lessen your load by allowing ACPC professionals to assist you through your college education and beyond. 


Ways We Assist Students:

  • ACPC can help you with many things during your time at USD, including:
  • Succeeding academically and socially in your first year
  • Academic scheduling and major exploration, declaration or change
  • Helping you promote your skills to secure internships and employment opportunities
  • Connecting you with employers
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ITS Service Desk

Blue screen blues? No "connect" in your connectivity? Come see us. We offer personal computer support and technology assistance, as well as computer and media checkout.

Learn More About Information Technology Services
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University Libraries

So much information, so little time. Access more than 250 databases for your research, inquire online or in person about research assistance, and gain access to special collections and historical materials not available elsewhere.

Explore the University Libraries