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Marcia and Roy Armes Rocket Academic Center

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics recognizes the unique needs of student-athletes in regards to academic support and is committed to their overall success at the University of Toledo. The Rocket Academic Center is located in the Larimer Athletic Complex and is open to all student-athletes. This facility is wireless and includes academic staff offices and a full-service computer lab. Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) staff provides a variety of services to assist student-athletes that includes course scheduling, monitoring eligibility, academic coach program, study hall, individualized and group tutoring, career preparation and community service engagement.

Hours of operation
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday-Thursday : 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Academic Advising

Student-athletes will be assigned two academic coordinators (major advisor and athletic coordinator) during their time at UT. Both advisors work together to assist the student- athlete with creating balanced course schedules that meet degree requirements and will not interfere with athletic commitments. SAAS academic coordinators maintain files on all student-athletes to monitor academic performance, NCAA eligibility and progress towards graduation. All tracking information (targeting reports, tutorial feedback, faculty academic progress reports, eligibility data and college advising documentation) is kept on file and communicated to coaches regularly.


Tutorial assistance is available to all student-athletes through both the Rocket Academic Center and the University’s Learning Enhancement Center (LEC) located in Carlson Library. SAAS provides tutors in math, science, economics, business, social science and humanities. Student-athletes can also visit the LEC, which offers tutoring in the to all UT students free of charge.

Academic Coach Program

Academic coaches work one-on-one with freshmen, new transfer students and returning students who may struggle with study skills and are not performing well academically. The Academic Coach Program assists them with organizational skills, time management and study skills. Student-athletes will meet weekly or bi-weekly with their academic coach for 50 minutes to discuss their academic progress, upcoming assignments and weekly academic plan. The goal of this program is to model time management skills and develop a comprehensive plan to assist the student-athlete in the transition from high school to college.

Student-Athlete Development Program

Student-Athlete academic services (SAAS) is committed to providing a comprehensive program to support all UT student-athletes. UT’s Student-Athlete Development program (previously known as the CHAMPS/Life Skills program) focuses on four areas of development: academic, personal, community service and career/professional development. SAAS collaborates with the Department of Athletics and other campus units, as well as the leaders in the Toledo community, to provide programming throughout the academic year.

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