Academic support

College of Science and Engineering academic programs are rigorous and challenging. To be successful, take advantage of academic support programs, libraries, and computer labs at the University of Minnesota.

Academic support programs

Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE)

CAPE provides personalized services to help students in the major and career decision-making process. Visit the CAPE website.

Center for Writing

The center helps students become better writers. Visit the Center for Writing website.

Disability Resource Center (DRC)

The DRC helps students access learning opportunities, whether in class, at work, or in social and cultural experiences. Visit the DRC website.

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE)

MCAE offers tutoring and a place for students to study together. Visit the MCAE website.

Tutoring and Academic Success Center (TASC)

TASC offers peer tutoring, academic skill coaching, small-group workshops, credit-based academic skill courses, and exam reviews. Visit the TASC website for more information.

University Honors Program

The honors program has peer consulting sessions and study groups. Visit the University Honor Program website.


University of Minnesota Libraries is one of the largest research library systems in North America, made up of 12 different locations. The Libraries offer students access to 100,000+ subscriptions to newspapers, periodicals, and other serials, plus workshops, online resources, and expert librarians who can help you find the answer to any question you can think up. Visit the University of Minnesota Libraries website. Popular libraries for CSE students are:


Students in the College of Science and Engineering use special computer labs for coursework. If you choose to have a personal computer, the college does not require any specific type of computer or software. However, for guidance on what laptop to buy, see our computer recommendations for students

CSE computer labs

There are 13 computer labs with the special software and hardware you will need for your major. Visit the CSE Labs website.

Virtual Online Linux Environment (VOLE)

VOLE is a full CSE Labs Linux desktop accessed through an app so you can connect to the software and hardware from anywhere with an internet connection. Visit the VOLE website.

Public computer labs

The University's public computer labs are general labs located throughout campus that are open to all students. Visit the public computer labs website.

Technology Help

Technology Help provides computer and technology support for students. Visit the Technology Help website.