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!


Please help CLUE feed a needy family this Thanksgiving through Bellevue LifeSpring. You can donate non-perishable items for the holiday meal & long weekend or money towards a gift card. Download this flyer for more information. Bring in any of the requested items to CLUE and we will collect them for the family we adopted.

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

CLUE is closed until Jan 5, 2015!!! Have a great break Huskies and see you next year!!!

  • Drop-In Tutoring
  • Class Discussions
  • Writing Center
  • Exam Reviews
  • CLUE in the Day
  • CLUE @ the Halls
  • Private Tutoring
  • Conversation Groups
Subject Day Time Location
ChemistrySun–Thurs7 pm– midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
Chemistry in the HUBWedn2:30-5:30pmHUB 141 (Commuter 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 HUBThurs11 am– 2 pmHUB 141 (Commuter Commons)
PhysicsSun–Thurs7 pm– midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
Writing CenterSun-Thurs7 pm- midnightMGH 141 suite (CUADSS lobby)
Writing in McCartyMon & Wed7 pm- 10 pmMcCarty C
Writing in PoplarMon & Wed7 pm- 10 pmPoplar 106
BiologyWed7 pm– 10 pmMGH 1st Floor Commons
Computer Science EngineeringMon & Wed7 pm- midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
EconomicsSun, Wed & Thurs7 pm– midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
StatisticsSun & Thurs7 pm- midnightMGH 1st Floor Commons
ArabicSun & Thurs7 pm– 10 pmMGH 171
ChineseSun & Thurs7 pm– 9 pmMGH 171
FrenchSun & Wed7 pm– 10 pmMGH 171
JapaneseMon & Wed7 pm– 9 pmMGH 171
KoreanTues & Thurs7 pm- 9 pmMGH 171
SpanishMon & Wed7 pm- 10 pmMGH 171
Course Day Time Location
AES 150 A/BWednesdays6:30-8:00 pmMGH 234
ATMS 101Tuesdays6:30-8:00pmMGH 254
BIOC 440Wednesdays6:30-8:00 pmMGH 251
ECON 200 AWednesdays6:30-8:00pmMGH 241
ECON 200 BSundays6:30-8:00 pmMGH 241
ECON 201Tuesdays6:30-8:00pmMGH 241
ESRM 100Mondays8:00-9:30 pmMGH 295
GEOG 123Wednesdays6:30-8:00pmMGH 228
LING 200Tuesdays6:30-8:00pmMGH 238
LING 100Wednesdays6:30-8:00pmMGH 287
MGMT 200 CMondays6:30-8:00pmMGH 228
NUTR 300Wednesdays6:30-8:00 pmMGH 389
POLS 201Mondays6:30-8:00pmMGH 251
PSYCH 101 A/DThursdays6:30-8:00pmMGH 251
Subject Day Time Location
Drop-In TutoringSun-Thurs7pm to midnightMGH 141
Writing in McCartyMon & Wed7-10 pmMcCarty 334
Writing in PoplarMon & Wed7-10 pmPoplar 107
Resume/Cover Letter Workshop
English Composition Portfolio Workshop12/1, 12/2, 12/3, 12/45pm-6pm Poplar 106, MGH 254, McCarty C, MGH 254
Course Day Time Location
AES 150 A/B11/186:30-8MGH 389
ARCH 15010/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/46:30-8:00pmMGH 389
ARCH 35010/9, 10/23, 11/13, 12/46:30-8:00pmMGH 234
ATMS 10110/4, 12/26:30-8:00MGH 251
CHEM Excell Workshop10/8, 10/137:00-8:00pm & 8:00-9:00pm both daysMGH 030
CHEM 142 A/C10/14, 11/11, 12/38:00-9:30pmMGH 389
CHEM 142 B/D10/14, 11/4, 12/26:30-8:00pm, 8:00-9:30pm, 8:00-9:30pmMGH 389
CHEM 15210/13, 11/12, 12/48:00-9:30pmMGH 241
CHEM 16210/22, 11/19, 12/38:00-9:30pmMGH 295
CHEM 23710/22, 11/12, 12/78:00-9:30pmMGH 251
CHEM 23810/19, 11/12, 12/78:00-9:30pmMGH 228, 228, 234
CHEM 23910/14, 11/9, 12/28:00-9:30pmMGH 254
CHEM 452 A10/19, 11/20, 12/78:00-9:30pmMGH 238
CHEM 452 B10/19, 11/16, 12/78:00-9:30pmMGH 238
CHEM 455 A11/2, 12/48:00-9:30pmMGH 242
CHEM 455 B10/13, 10/20, 11/17, 12/48:00-9:30pmMGH 242
ECON 20111/56:30-8MGH 295
ENVIR 10010/28, 12/76:30-8:00pmMGH 389, 241
GEOG 12312/26:30-8MGH 389
MATH 12010/12, 11/11, 11/19, 12/58:00-9:30pm, 6:30-8:00pm, 8:00-9:30pm, 7-9MGH 389
MATH 12410/19, 11/16, 12/58:00-9:30pm, 8:00-9:30pm, 5:00-7:00pmMGH 389
MATH 12510/14, 11/11, 12/58:00-9:30pm, 8:00-9:30pm, 5:00-7:00pmMGH 241
MATH 12610/19, 11/16, 12/58:00-9:30pm, 6:30-8:00pm, 7:00-9:00pmMGH 241, 389, 241
MATH 30010/13, 10/27, 11/11, 12/48:00-9:30pm, 8:00-9:30pm, 6:30-8:00MGH 238
MATH 30710/12, 10/27, 11/13, 12/48:00-9:30pm, 8:00-9:30pm, 8:00-9:30pm, 6:30-8:00pmMGH 234, 234, 241, 241
MATH 30810/14, 10/22, 11/11, 12/78:00-9:30pmMGH 287
MATH 30910/16, 11/16, 12/78:00-9:30pmMGH 228, 228, 254
MATH 32410/15, 11/3, 11/16, 12/88:00-9:30pmMGH 254
MGMT 200 C12/38-9:30MGH 231
PHYS 11410/7, 10/29, 11/19, 12/38:00-9:30pmMGH 241
PHYS 11510/9, 11/3, 11/24, 12/48:00-9:30pmMGH 251
PHYS 11610/13, 10/27, 11/17, 12/78:00-9:30pmMGH 228
PHYS 12110/29, 11/17, 12/4, 12/88:00-9:30pmMGH 389, 389, 271, 389
PHYS 12210/7, 10/28, 11/18, 12/88:00-9:30pmMGH 241
PHYS 12310/28, 11/18, 12/78:00-9:30pmMGH 295
PHYS 22410/23, 11/13, 12/88:00-9:30pmMGH 228
PHYS 22611/4, 12/98:00-9:30pmMGH 254
PHYS 22710/20, 11/18, 12/48:00-9:30pmMGH 238
PHYS 32110/15, 11/5, 12/98:00-9:30pmMGH 28
PHYS 32411/17, 12/98:00-9:30pmMGH 287, 242
PSYCH 101 A/D10/296:30-8MGH 295
PSYCH 101 B/E10/13, 11/5, 11/9, 12/46:30-8:00pm, 8:00-9:30pm, 6:30-8:00pm, 8:00-9:30pmMGH 389
SCAND 36710/9, 11/4, 12/26:30-8:00MGH 295
Course Day Time Room
Chemistry in the HUBWedn2:30-5:30pmHUB 141 (Commuter Commons)
Math in the HUBThurs11 am– 2 pmHUB 141 (Commuter Commons)
Course Day Time Room
Chemistry in McCartyTues & Thurs7 pm- 10 pmC
Chemistry in PoplarTues & Thurs7 pm- 10 pm106
Writing in McCartyMon & Wed7 pm- 10 pmC
Writing 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
Relationships and dating at the UW and beyond!Oct 217:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Understanding American slang! (learn some too)Oct 237:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Popular Culture (TV Shows)Oct 287:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
HalloweenOct 307:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Approaches to choosing good classes at the UWNov 47:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Having fun on the weekends in Seattle!Nov 67:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Sports in America and in your countryNov 137:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Using technology at the UWNov 187:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Thanksgiving fun!Nov 207:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
Having fun over the holiday breakNov 257:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
CelebritiesDec 27:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
American HolidaysDec 47:00-8:00pm, 8:00-9:00pmMGH 284
  • 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.