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STEM Harbor is OPEN for finals week

View the finals week faculty and Navigator schedule. The last day of operation for the 2023-2024 academic year is Thursday, May 16, 2024.

We will be closed for summer break Friday, May 17, 2024-Friday, August 9, 2024. We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday, August 12, 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year!


The STEM Harbor is a study area for students of any major enrolled in STEM courses, declared STEM majors, and non-declared majors interested in exploring STEM majors and careers. STEM Harbor is located in the Science and Mathematics Building (SCI) 223. Please visit us!

The STEM Harbor is a community for small group study sessions and meetings with STEM faculty and Navigators during scheduled or drop-in hours. STEM Harbor intentionally centers student engagement, retention, and course success and cultivates the intrinsic capabilities and assets historically marginalized students bring to STEM. Our supportive, culturally informed, and affirming STEM Success Team is committed to ensuring equitable academic, transfer, and career outcomes for Latine/a/o and historically marginalized STEM students.


  • Peer mentoring and advising on campus support resources,  STEM internship and research program experiences, and best practices for succeeding in STEM courses
  • Peer facilitated review and study sessions
  • Office hours and tutoring with STEM faculty and academic advising with our  STEM counselor and Student Success & Support Specialist
  • Computers and charging stations
  • Free snacks provided by the VC Basic Needs Center
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Comfortable sitting/study areas
  • Free printing (with staff approval)
  • School supplies
  • Positive and culturally affirming vibes!

STEM Harbor Goals: 

  1. Engage students in a STEM community that centers culturally inclusive messaging and contributes to students’ sense of belonging and sense of academic self-concept. 
  2. Develop access to resources like tutoring and faculty office hours to support course success and increase degree completion and transfer. 

STEM Harbor Objectives: 

  1.  Improve campus-wide fall-to-fall retention (baseline: 58.2%; target: 62%) and STEM program of study students (baseline: 60.5%; target: 65%).
  2.  Increase STEM program course success rate (baseline: 77%; target: 82%).
  3.  Increase STEM student completion of transfer-level math in the first year (baseline: 37%; target: 45%).
  4. Decrease STEM program of study median time to completion (in years) (baseline: 3.5, target: 3).
  5. Decrease units attempted by STEM program degree completers from 94 units to 85 units (baseline: 94; target: 85).
  6. Increase CSU transfers by 20% (baseline: 928; target 1,115); maintain Latine student representation at 63% of CSU transfers.
  7. Increase students' resourcefulness.
  8. Increase students’ career/transfer self-concept.