Your Advisors

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Every new first-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences is assigned to three advisors: a student peer advisor, a faculty advisor, and an advising dean. A list of your advisors and your first appointments with them will be available by the end of June.

Your Student Peer Advisor

Your student peer advisor is an Arts & Sciences student who will help you get settled and answer your questions about student life on campus. Your student peer advisor will contact you in June and serve as a resource for you as you adjust to college life. 

Your Faculty Advisor

Your faculty advisor is an Arts & Sciences faculty member, though not necessarily in the discipline in which you currently intend to major. Your faculty advisor's main role is to advise you on academic matters until you are ready to declare a major; once you do so you will be re-assigned to a new faculty advisor in your major field of study. The initial in-person advising meeting with your faculty advisor - which is mandatory - will, for most students, take place on August 21. 

Your Advising Dean

You are also assigned to an advisor in the College's academic advising office based on the first letter of your last name. Assignments will be made by mid-July. In the meantime, if you'd like to discuss your intellectual interests and academic options, have questions about the College's degree requirements, or run into any academic challenges along the way, please call 607-255-5004 or stop by the Office of Admissions and Academic Advising in KG17 Klarman Hall. You may also reach us by emailing your questions to