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Center for Student Success

Every Hartwick College student deserves a chance to soar. At our Center for Student Success, you’ll find people who have one goal in mind: to support your academic accomplishments and help build your confidence.

Located above the Stevens-German Library, the Center for Student Success (CSS) is an open and inviting space  with cozy seating for conversations or reading, and small tables where you can work alone or on a group project with new friends.


Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Yager Hall, 5th Floor

More than just a quiet space, CSS has the people and resources you’ll need to address any academic challenge. Academic counselors will help you set academic goals and support your progress. A peer tutor may be just the ally you need to move through a difficult class or subject area – they’ve been there and are ready to help.

Our dedicated AccessAbility Services staff will help ensure you get what you need. Note-takers, readers, and private spaces for test-taking are all available to you, in full compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

At Hartwick, there’s no reason to face academic challenges alone. CSS offers programs, including Success Strategy and JumpStart, to put you back on the path toward achieving your goals. Workshops on study strategies and test-taking will help you develop better time management and create organization techniques that work for you. It’s all about developing skills that will bring you success at Hartwick and throughout your life. 

Meet the Staff

Jonathan Coller-Takahashi

Director of the Center for Student Success

Merlin Joseph

Student Success Specialist for Athletes

Lara Sanford

Director of AccessAbility Services

Thomas Talbot

Student Success Specialist and Tutor Coordinator

Shira Williamson

Academic Services Coordinator

Jason Stanton

Student Success Specialist

Kathleen Carlson

Coordinator of CSS Operations