CLUE is the UW's free, late-night, multi-disciplinary study center.

    We offer drop-in tutoring, discussion sessions led by graduate and senior undergraduate students, and a writing center.

    Tutoring activities are organized by subject, including Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Languages, Math, Physics, Statistics and more.

    When you want help, put your name on our large whiteboard. A tutor will come to your table and work with you either individually or in a group.

    We also host discussion sessions which correspond to specific UW courses (see below).

    Throughout the quarter and especially at the end of each quarter, we offer exam reviews—these are a great way to prepare for exams & finals. See below

    Need help with your papers? The Writing Center is open from 7pm to midnight every day except Friday and Saturday throughout the regular school year.

    Bring materials associated with the assignment you are working on. This includes your test book, lab manual, lecture notes, old tests, calculator, periodic table chart...

    ...and lots of pens and pencils!

    We hope to see you soon!

    We hope to see you soon!


Tonight @ CLUE

Updates & Cancellations

The calendar above has the regularly scheduled weekly subjects/events at CLUE. The space below is for any updates or cancellations to the calendar.

Sun Jan 25

CHEM 142 Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 228

CHEM 152 Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 389

ECON 201 Exam Review 6:30-8 MGH 295

MATH 125 Volumes of Revolutions Workshop 8-9 MGH 234

MATH 307 Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 295

MATH 308 Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 241

PSYCH 202 Exam Review 6:30-8 MGH 241

Mon Jan 26

CHEM 152 Exam Review 6:30-8 MGH 389

CHEM 238 B/C Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 251

MATH 125 Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 389

MATH 324 Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 234

PHYS 325 Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 254

Tues Jan 27

MATH 120 Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 389

MATH 125 Practice Test 8-9 MGH 228

PHYS 225 Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 238

PSYCH 210 Exam Review 6:30-8 MGH 241

Wed Jan 28

ARCH 150 Exam Review 6:30-8 MGH 389

ARCH 351 Exam Review 6:30-8 MGH 295

CHEM 162 Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 242

CHEM 452 Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 295

CHEM 456 Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 234

MATH 309 Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 228

PHYS 114 Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 251

PSYCH 210 Exam Review 6:30-8 MGH 241

Thurs Jan 29

CHEM Excel Workshop 7-8 MGH 030

MATH 124 Exam Review 8-9:30 MGH 389

  • Drop-In Tutoring
  • Class Discussions
  • Writing Center
  • Exam Reviews
  • CLUE in the Day
  • CLUE @ the Halls
  • Private Tutoring
  • Conversation Groups
  • UW Mindfulness Project
Subject Day Time Location
ChemistrySun–Thurs7 pm– midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
Chemistry in McCartyTues & Thurs7 pm- 10 pmMcCarty C
Chemistry in PoplarTues & Thurs7 pm- 10 pmPoplar 106
MathSun–Thurs7 pm– midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
Math in the HUBMon2-5pmHUB 141 (Commuter Commons)
Math in McCartyMon & Wed7 pm- 10 pmMcCarty C
Math in PoplarMon & Wed7 pm- 10 pmPoplar 106
PhysicsSun–Thurs7 pm– midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
Physics in the HUBWed2-5pmHUB 141 (Commuter Commons)
Writing CenterSun-Thurs7 pm- midnightMGH 141 suite (CUADSS lobby)
BiologyWed7 pm– 10 pmMGH 1st Floor Commons
Computer Science EngineeringMon & Tues7 pm- midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
EconomicsMon, Wed & Thurs7 pm– midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
StatisticsSun & Thurs7 pm- midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
ArabicSun & Wed7 pm– 10 pmMGH 171
ChineseSun & Mon7 pm– 9 pmMGH 171
FrenchSun & Tues7 pm– 10 pmMGH 171
JapaneseMon & Wed7 pm– 9 pmMGH 171
KoreanMon & Wed7 pm- 9 pmMGH 171
SpanishMon & Wed7 pm- 10 pmMGH 171
Course Day Time Location
AAS 206Mondays6:30-8:00 pmMGH 228
AAS 350Tuesdays6:30-8:00pmMGH 295
ATMS 101Wednesdays6:30-8:00 pmMGH 254
DESIGN 166Wednesdays6:30-8:00pmMGH 234
ECON 200 AWednesdays6:30-8:00 pmMGH 251
ECON 200 BSundays6:30-8:00pmMGH 251
ECON 201 ATuesdays6:30-8:00pmMGH 234
ESRM 100Mondays6:30-8:00pmMGH 234
JSIS 201Thursdays6:30-8:00pmMGH 228
LING 100Wednesdays6:30-8:00pmMGH 228
LING 200Mondays6:30-8:00pmMGH 238
PSYCH 101 ATuesdays6:30-8:00pmMGH 251
PSYCH 101 BThursdays6:30-8:00pmMGH 251
PSYCH 202Sundays6:30-8:00pmMGH 238
PSYCH/GWSS 257Mondays6:30-8:00pmMGH 254
Subject Day Time Location
Drop-In TutoringSun-Thurs7pm to midnightMGH 141
Resume/Cover Letter Workshop
English Composition Portfolio Workshop3/9, 3/10, 3/11, 3/125pm-6pm MGH 234, Poplar 106, McCarty C, MGH 234
Statement of Purpose
Course Day Time Location
ARCH 1501/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/116:30-8MGH 389
ARCH 1511/14, 2/4, 2/25, 3/116:30 - 8:00 pmMGH 241
ARCH 3511/28, 2/4, 2/25, 3/116:30-8MGH 295
ARCHY 2052/5, 3/166:30-8MGH 234
ART H 2022/3, 2/5, 3/12, 3/156:30 - 8:00 pmMGH 241
CHEM Excel Workshop1/29, 2/27-8MGH 030
CHEM 1421/25, 2/1, 2/16, 2/22, 3/158-9:30MGH 228
CHEM 1521/25, 1/26, 2/22, 2/23, 3/11, 3/158-9:30, 6:30-8, 8-9:30, 6:30-8, 8-9:30, 8-9:30MGH 389
CHEM 1621/28, 2/23, 3/108-9:30MGH 242
CHEM 2372/4, 3/1, 3/168-9:30MGH 234
CHEM 238 A2/5, 2/23, 3/158-9:30MGH 251
CHEM 238 B/C1/26, 2/24, 3/158-9:30MGH 251
CHEM 2392/4, 2/25, 3/158-9:30MGH 254
CHEM 4521/28, 2/25, 3/178-9:30MGH 295
CHEM 4532/8, 3/118-9:30MGH 238
CHEM 4561/28, 2/25, 3/118-9:30MGH 234
ENVIR 1002/5, 3/166:30-8MGH 231, 241
MATH 1201/27, 2/24, 3/128-9:30MGH 389
MATH 1241/29, 2/19, 3/138-9:30, 8-9:30, 5-7MGH 389
MATH 1251/26, 2/23, 3/138-9:30, 8-9:30, 7-9MGH 389
MATH 1262/1, 2/25, 3/138-9:30, 8-9:30, 5-7MGH 389, 389, 241
MATH 3071/25, 2/23, 3/158-9:30MGH 295
MATH 3081/25, 2/5, 2/22, 3/128-9:30MGH 241
MATH 3091/28, 2/4, 2/25, 3/118-9:30MGH 228
MATH 3241/26, 2/19, 3/158-9:30MGH 234
PHIL 1003/166:30-8MGH 251
PHYS 1141/28, 2/22, 3/128-9:30MGH 251
PHYS 1151/21, 2/10, 3/3, 3158-9:30MGH 389, 389, 389, 241
PHYS 1162/10, 3/3, 3/178-9:30MGH 251
PHYS 1211/21, 2/11, 3/2, 3/168-9:30MGH 251
PHYS 1222/11, 3/5, 3/178-9:30MGH 241
PHYS 1232/9, 3/2, 3/168-9:30MGH 228
PHYS 2251/27, 2/19, 3/178-9:30MGH 238
PHYS 2282/3, 3/3, 3/128-9:30MGH 234
PHYS 3251/26, 3/2, 3/128-9:30MGH 254
PSYCH 101 B1/156:30-8MGH 241
PSYCH 2021/25, 2/166:30-8MGH 241
PSYCH/GWSS 2571/27, 1/286:30-8MGH 241
Course Day Time Room
Math in the HUBMon2-5pmHUB 141 (Commuter Commons)
Physics in the HUBWed2-5pmHUB 141 (Commuter Commons)
Course Day Time Room
Chemistry in McCartyTues & Thurs7 pm- 10 pmC
Chemistry in PoplarTues & Thurs7 pm- 10 pm106
Math in McCartyMon & Wed7 pm- 10 pmC
Math in PoplarMon & Wed7 pm- 10 pm106

If you are interested in private tutoring ,please take the following steps and then contact CLUE at We only offer options for private tutoring for subjects we offer at CLUE. We do not garuntee that there will be an available tutor nor do we manage the schedule or pay rate for private tutoring. We will just send out an inquiry and see if anyone is available to tutor and then we connect you with that tutor and you handle the rest. 

1. If you have not stopped in for drop-in help  or to a Discussion Session for a subject we cover, please do that first and try getting help that way. If you do come in for drop-in or a Discussion Session, find the tutor that helps you the most and just ask them if they would have time and be interested in privately tutoring you. If they can't then take the next steps and email us.

2. We also have exam reviews for some subjects so please check the exam review tab and see if we offer a review for your course before requesting a private tutor. 

3. If after that you would still like a private tutor then we ask that you email and state the subject you want help with, the amount of hours/days per week you were thinking, and the location you prefer (if any). Any other details about specific subjects or areas you want help with and age/grade level helps as well. Then we will try to get ahold of tutors and contact you back. We only have access to our tutor staff and no other outside staff. 

Thank you for your interest and support of CLUE!

Below are other department links for lists of tutors that you can look into. You will need to contact the tutor directly or the specific department for questions as this is seperate from CLUE. You can also go to our page on other campus resources to find other centers on campus that tutor.

 • Chemistry
 • Math
 • Physics
 • Econ

Please join us for CLUE Conversation sessions! Conversation Groups will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7-9pm in MGH 284

These are fun spaces where international and multilingual students can:

  • Get comfortable discussing life and culture at the UW 
  • Become confident improving communication skills and speaking English.
  • Think through the connections between their home culture and the U.S. and other countries
  • Build up resources that support daily English practice (such as pronunciation support)
  • HAVE FUN!!

Starting October 7th the conversation groups will take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights. There will be two sessions a night (both covering the same topic). Session one runs from 7-8pm and session two runs from 8-9pm. Below is a scheduleof topics for the quarter.

Activity Day Time Room
Music from different cultures1/227:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Cooking and food in the U.S. and in different cultures!1/277:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Superbowl conversation! Understanding American football and the Seattle Seahawks1/297:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Communicating with professors and classmates at the UW2/37:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Learn and use American Slang!2/57:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
What are good classes to take at the UW?2/107:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Living in Seattle. What do local people like to do?2/127:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Where will your major take you? Working and jobs in the US and abroad2/177:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Chinese New Year conversation and celebration!2/197:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Manners and politeness in different cultures2/247:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Get involved! Cool Student Clubs at the University of Washington2/267:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Life in the residents halls. What is fun? What is challenging?3/37:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Spring Break in the U.S.! What is it about?3/57:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Surviving and succeeding during finals week! Strategies for success3/107:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Springtime in Seattle. What are the most fun things to do now that the sun is back?3/127:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284

The University Washington Mindfulness Project (UWMP) is currently a student-run group that is offering free yoga, meditation, and mindfulness classes to UW students. The classes will take place in Mary Gates Hall Room 287 during CLUE hours (Sunday-Thursday 6:30-9:00pm). For a full schedule and more information about this program and to view a live schedule please visit


- Meditation: Every evening UWMP will offer 1-2 meditation sessions ranging from 10-20 minutes. Each meditation session will be lead by a teacher so it is a great opportunity to even those who are new to meditation. There will be a short discussion after each meditation.

 -Yoga: Sunday through Wednesday evening UWMP will offer 1 sixty minute yoga class. There will be both "all levels" and "beginner friendly" classes available. Classes are lead by fantastic certified yoga teachers who have a particular interest in mindfulness and relating it to college students' lives.

 - Mindfulness Seminars: Every Thursday evening at 6:30pm UWMP will host a guest speaker for Mindfulness Seminars. Seminars cover a wide variety of topics from mindfulness and technology to mindfulness of food and eating, creativity, social justice and activism, writing, and much more.

 **Students do not need to register for classes, simply show up on time whenever it works with your schedule. There is no cost associated with any of our classes. Please know that space is limited and students will be allowed in to class on a first-come first-serve basis. We will provide meditation cushions as well as yoga mats for students who don't have their own (also on a first-come first-serve basis). 

  • Who can use CLUE?
  • Is CLUE free?
  • Where is CLUE located?
  • What are CLUE's hours?
  • What are Class Discussions?
  • What is Drop-In Tutoring?
  • What is the CLUE Writing Center?
  • Does CLUE or the Writing Center make appointments?
  • What should I bring when I visit CLUE?
  • When should I start going to CLUE?
  • What are Exam Review Sessions?
  • Who are the CLUE Instructors?
  • How do I apply to be a CLUE Instructor?
  • What are CLUE's goals?
  • What other learning resources are available on campus?

We invite all UW undergraduate students to take advantage of CLUE's resources.

Yes, CLUE is a free service for all UW undergraduates. Undergraduate Academic Affairs and the New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee support our program.

We are primarily located in Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Commons (our office is MGH 161B in the Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity, and Student Success). We also host activities in the HUB and in the residence halls.

Unless specified differently above, Evening Discussion and Review Sessions are held Sunday through Thursday from 6:30 to 8pm or 8 to 9:30 pm throughout Mary Gates Hall. Drop-in Tutoring for Chemistry, Math, Physics and the Writing Center are held from 7pm to midnight. Drop-in for other areas of study are also available. Please see the schedule above for more information.

Class Discussions provide an opportunity to delve more deeply into coursework by actively studying, reviewing, and discussing course topics and issues with your peers in a relaxed atmosphere outside of the traditional classroom. Click on the Discussion Sesssions tab above to see this quarter's schedule.

CLUE's drop-in tutoring service helps students explore course concepts and problems. In collaboration with CLUE Instructors, students uncover answers in one-on-one and small group settings. Please see the Drop-In Tutoring tab above to review this quarter's schedule. Tutoring takes place in the Mary Gates Hall First Floor Commons and students are invited to come and go as they please.

The CLUE Writing Center is an interdisciplinary, drop-in writing center open to all undergraduates. You can visit our Writing Center page to learn more about this program.

No—all help is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To make the best use of your time at CLUE, you should bring any relevant materials to the assignment(s) you are working on. This includes your textbook and lab manual, lecture notes, old tests, calculator, periodic table chart, and lots of pencils. Students visiting CLUE's Writing Center should be sure to bring the assignment prompt, readings for the assignment, and any previous drafts of the paper. All students should have in mind any specific questions they wish to ask of the Instructors. CLUE provides plenty of scratch paper and has copies of most introductory course textbooks you can borrow on a short-term basis. If you plan to work for an extended period, please be sure to have plenty of water with you and maybe a snack.

We are most interested in helping students deepen their knowledge throughout the quarter (as opposed to right before an exam). However, we do realize students have busy schedules and encourage them to attend CLUE whenever possible.

Exam reviews are different from Drop-In Tutoring and Discussion Sessions. Exam Reviews cover course material and strategies for specific tests. CLUE does not recommend that undergraduates "cram" the night before an exam—learning is a process best accomplished over time. Please utilize your time effectively throughout the quarter and then come to our exam review session prepared. This is a free service to all UW undergraduates—visit the Exam Review Sessions tab above for this quarter's schedule.

CLUE Instructors are current and former graduate and experienced undergraduate students. These individuals often come to CLUE through recommendations from professors, teaching assistants, or peers. All CLUE Instructors maintain high grade point averages and have done exceptionally well in their areas of study. Our staff work part-time and many also tutor in other capacities on campus or privately. Their goal is not to simply provide answers. CLUE Instructors help students explore questions—and uncover answers collaboratively.

We're glad you are interested in helping other students. Please visit our Work With Us page to learn about the qualifications and how to apply to be a CLUE Instructor.

The Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (or CLUE) strives to further UW's mission to facilitate learning in small, comfortable environments. We have outlined our program's expectations and desired outcomes on our Mission page.

Please visit our Campus Resources page for links to other available UW resources.