By actively engaging students in the learning process, drop-in services support Cal undergraduates in enhancing their understanding of science coursework. By collaborating with each other and peer tutors who have successfully completed the class, students clarify concepts, hone their problem-solving skills, and bolster their confidence with the material. We welcome any and all questions related to course lectures and texts, labs, homework problems, and practice exams. In drop-in, students will foster connections not only with science concepts, but with a supportive community in which they can thrive as learners.
Drop-in support is available for the following courses:
- Biology 1A/1AL
- Chemistry 1A/1AL, 3A/3AL, 3B/3BL, 32
- Molecular & Cell Biology 102
- Physics 8A, 8B
In partnership with the Departments of Astronomy and Physics, drop-in support is also available for the following courses:
- Astronomy 7A
- Astronomy 121
- Astronomy 160
- Astronomy/Physics C161
- Physics 5A, 5B/L, 5C/L
- Physics 7A, 7B, 7C
- Physics 105
- Physics 110A, 110B
- Physics 111A, 111B
- Physics 112
- Physics 137A
Please note that service offerings may vary by semester.
Fall 2022 services will resume on Tuesday, September 6th. Full course offerings will be available beginning Monday, September 12th.
General service hours during the regular academic year are 12-6PM (PT) Monday through Friday, beginning the third week of instruction. Hours may vary during Summer Sessions. To view course-specific service hours, please visit our weekly drop-in schedule.
How to Visit Drop-in
Services are offered in-person on the second floor of Cesár Chávez Student Center and via Zoom. No prior sign-up is required!
To join us in-person: Monday-Friday, 12-4PM
- Visit the Science Drop-in Area located on the 2nd floor of the César Chávez Atrium.
- Complete the sign-in form (will be posted at the Drop-in Entrance and/or shared by the Program Ambassador).
A Program Ambassador to connect you with one of our friendly tutors.
To join us virtually: Monday-Friday, 4-6PM
- Log on to the Virtual Science Drop-in Area.
- Complete the drop-in sign-in form.
- A Program Ambassador will greet you and connect you with one of our tutors.