Workshops and Programs

A variety of workshops are held throughout the Fall and Spring semesters and are open to all students. Additionally, the Learning Centers offer programs to help students refresh their skills or prepare for their college career.


Free 45-minute workshops on a variety of topics are offered throughout the semester according to the schedule below. You will notice that certain weeks in the semester are designated for instructional support for general skills such as calculator use, Power Point presentations, and research paper citations.

Workshops are held in the Marvin Library Learning Commons

Workshop Schedules

Workshop Descriptions by Subject


Self-Paced Math Review

This course is the perfect solution for the student who needs to prepare for a High School Equivalency (HSE) or college placement test or who plans to enroll in a college algebra or trigonometry course but feels a little rusty or unprepared.

This non-credit, interactive computer video course allows students to review arithmetic and algebra skills needed for success in basic college math courses.

Students will meet with a Learning Assistance Center Education Specialist to establish a study plan. Students will then work independently and at their own pace, progressing through multi-media lessons, taking practice tests, and generating a record of their progress.
Cost: $25
Registration Information

Criminal Justice Jump Start

The Criminal Justice Jump Start program is designed to help Criminal Investigation, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Forensic Science and Public Administration majors develop a foundation for college success. The three-day workshop series offers activities which focus on study techniques, academic planning, self-advocacy skills, and building peer relationships. You will also get the opportunity to meet members of the Criminal Justice faculty. Academic Coaches and Criminal Justice faculty facilitate the discussions.

Why you should attend:

  • Meet with staff and instructors from the department
  • Meet other incoming freshmen students
  • Meet current students who are in the program and students who have graduated from the program
  • Build your communications and self-advocacy skills
  • Learn about study techniques and academic planning
  • Start to build a plan of attack for the semester
  • Connecting to the college and laying a foundation for success are two of the most important components involved in being successful at Hudson Valley and beyond.

For more information about the Criminal Justice Jump Start program, call Andrew Roberts at (518) 629-7260 or email

Schedule: Tuesday, Aug. 27 - Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Meeting Room 1
Cost: $10
Registration Information

Midterm Check

The Midterm Check is an online survey that provides students with the opportunity to request information from many academic and student support services based on their self-assessed needs. Submissions are received by the Office of Retention and Student Outreach Services which notifies the selected offices of the student’s request for support and outreach is made by those offices to the student. The purpose of the survey is to help students identify areas they are in need of assistance during the middle of the semester and connect them with the requested resources in a timeframe that meets the students’ needs. Students: take the Midterm Check (login may be required).

Study Groups

Learning Center professionals encourage students to form study groups. Introductory workshops are available for study group members and study group leaders. A study group leader is recruited from a specific course section when a group of students in that same class seeks help. Study group leaders are hired by the Learning Centers, trained as Peer Tutors, and paid for helping their classmates. Study groups may reserve space to meet in many areas within the Marvin Library Learning Commons building during the week and on Saturdays.

Get in Touch

Learning Assistance Center
Marvin Library Learning Commons, Lower Level

The Learning Centers are open during the Library building hours.