Academic Resource Centers

To assist on-campus students with their studies, the academic resource centers in Derby and Kramer dining centers offer computer labs, free tutoring, study space and printer/copier access. 

Derby Academic Resource Center (DARC)

Derby Dining Center
Room 134

Academic Resource Center at Kramer (ARCK)

Kramer Dining Center
Room 121

Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 6 to 10 p.m. 


Available Equipment

Both resource centers offer computers and printers for student use. Printing is 5 cents per page (Cat Cash only). The computers are available only during normal ARC hours. Also available for use in the centers:

  • Expo markers
  • Paper cutter
  • 3-hole punch
  • Books for leisure reading

Room Reservations

ARC rooms can be reserved by any on-campus student or organization for a variety of purposes. One room in each center is set up as a classroom with various multimedia tools including an LED projector, wireless microphones, a computer and an overhead ELMO projector. Quiet rooms also are available in both centers for meetings or individual/group study sessions. Bring your K-State ID to the center to check out a key.

Reservations for Derby 133B, 134, 134D or Kramer 120 or 121D can be made by contacting the ARC in which the space is located. All requests are subject to approval and must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Fees may apply based on the residency of a student or organization.


Tutoring is available for a variety of subjects. Sessions vary in size and are open to all students. There's no need to make an appointment. 

Spring 2014 Tutoring Schedule








5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Derby 133



5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Kramer 120




6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Kramer 120



7 to 10 p.m.

Derby 133

(General I&II, Descriptive, Engineering I&II)



5 to 8 p.m.

Kramer 120



5 to 7 p.m.

Derby 133

Higher Math



7 to 10 p.m.

Derby 133



6 to 9 p.m.

Kramer 120




8 to 10 p.m.

Derby 133



9 to 10 p.m.

Derby 133


Or by appointment; contact

Research Assistance
(Provided by KSU Libraries)

 Mondays 8 to 10 p.m. Derby 133


Tutoring will be available Sunday, Jan. 26 through Thursday, May 9. Contact Neil Ross (; 785-532-3492) for additional information.

In addition to the subjects listed above, Housing and Dining Services and the Academic Assistance Center have partnered to provide tutoring for the following topics in the Kramer Dining Center Heritage Room. Contact Cal Boren (; 785-532-3493) for information regarding the schedule. 

  • Biology
  • Economics
  • French
  • Geology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

In addition to the Academic Resource Centers in the Derby and Kramer Dining Centers, there are several other academic-related resources available to students. 

Academic Assistance Center
Provides other tutoring services and courses that encourage academic success.

Academic and Career Information Center (ACIC) 
Allows students to explore different majors and the careers associated with those majors.

Academic Advising at K-State 
Connects students to information about academic advising at K-State.

Career and Employment Services (CES) 
Provides services that help student with their job searching skills and offer programs that connect students to full time and part time employers.

Counseling Services
Conducts career counseling and assessments for students.

Student Access Center
Provides support for students with all types of disabilities.

Educational Support Services
Offers programs and resources to assist first-generation and low income students in completing their degree.

Office of Student Life
Assists students with grade grievances and extended absences from class.