Resources available both online and in person

From virtual counseling services to reserving books online for pickup, resources on campus have shifted since the COVID pandemic, with more available online while still being available in person.

With the current construction at Heritage Campus, including renovations on the White Library, many resources and study areas have been relocated to the Barth Learning Resources Center on Windward Campus.

Isabella Lira, majoring as an occupational therapy assistant, said, “We are able to meet somewhere and be able to study with my classmates that’s accessible.”

Del Mar student Tori Garcia, also majoring as an occupational therapy assistant, agrees that the Barth Learning Resources Center is another place to collaborate with her fellow classmates where, “It’s quiet but not too quiet to where we’re able to discuss classwork,” while becoming acquainted with her fellow classmates.

Current DMC students receive free access to Microsoft Office suite online. To download/use the software, visit and log in using your DMC credentials.

Nicholas Vera, aviation maintenance major, says, “It helps tremendously. Everything that applies to our major we come and check online and print it out. Everything is online. All the files we need. Every day we use these resources.”

Free online tutoring is also available when you visit Viking Center on Canvas, use your student login, and click on the link in the left menu to access the free tutoring provided by the Student Success Center. This goes for the math lovers as well. With the Math Learning Center (MLC) for online tutoring, students will go to MLC Canvas page using DMC student login. MLC offers lecture videos for all their math books and handouts.

DMC student Anelys Cruz, a nursing major says, “Tutoring helps with essays. I have set up appointments online. It has helped” when she meets a tutor in person.

Even work-study student Hannah Gatchel agrees that utilizing the tutoring resources has been her “go-to place” for assistance.

“Tutors here are amazing. They help with anything imaginable.”

The Stone Writing Center (SWC) provides one-on-one writing instructions online with individual comments from professional writing tutors that read students’ work online. This is also accessible with over the phone sessions.

Angela Aquilar, administrative assistant at the Stone Writing Centers says they have seen a steady traffic with students.

If you need to research information you can use DMC website library resources by searching Library, click the search icon and BEACON searches the research A to Z database in one location for academic journals, eBooks, newspapers and magazines. You do not have to be on campus to utilize this information.

“I’ll use the books at the library that’s specific to my major. They are really helpful,” said Vera.

The Counseling Center is available to DMC students by emailing and for outside additional resources contact crisis text line – Text “Home” to 741-741. For anyone suffering or know someone suffering from severe suicidal thoughts or suffering from major depression contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number at 1-800-273-8255.

Jessica Edwards, director of Counseling services, says, “Students can sign up virtually. Fall semester is our busiest season. Students can do consultations over the phone. But students tend to prefer in-person sessions. We also have a zen area where students and staff can relax for up to 30 minutes.” Students and staff may enjoy soft lighting and a reclining massage chair.

For disability services resources call 361-698-1292. Here Del Mar will assist with applying for online classes, professors will be notified of accommodations requested by student and prior to test taking, further accommodations will be provided.

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