Resources for communicators.

The Speaking Center is located in the lower level of Gleeson Library and is available to help all USF students prepare for speeches–such as oral presentations, team presentations, and powerpoint demonstrations. The coaches are USF students, selected because of their skill and experience (and excellent grades) in public speaking, and they can help you with a variety of aspects of public speaking, including delivery and outlining.  Tutors are available on a drop-in basis as well for appointments.

Coaches are available for appointments Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.o make an appointment, please use the

To make an appointment online, use the scheduling system at You can also make an appointment in person at Gleeson Library,  or call (415) 422-6713, or email For more information on the USF Speaking Center or help making appointments, please check out our home page.

The Writing Center is located in lower level of Gleeson Library.  The primary goal of the Writing Center is to help students develop their writing skills in rhetoric, organization, style, and structure, through one-on-one interactive conferences with writing consultants.  Students are encouraged to come to the Writing Center if they would like to think through ideas, revise their work for clarity and organization, or work on editing and proofreading skills.  For an appointment, visit us in Gleeson Library, call (415) 422-6713, or make an appointment online at

Various Workshops in Reading and Writing are available to assist students with academic writing, reading, and speaking: See the schedule of classes for times and days for RHET 101, 105, 107, 113.

Writing Center for Credit (RHET 102) is a 1-unit course providing support for student writers.

Student Success Workshops are offered by CASA.

Resources for cyclists

Thanks to the generosity of many people, we’ve been able to assemble a small fleet of bicycles for students to use while enrolled in this class.

Local retailer Mike’s Bikes offers free Tuesday night classes in bike maintenance and repair at several locations around the Bay Area.


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