Students should plan to see their advisors at least twice a semester, once during the Browsing Period to discuss their plans, and once again for Advisor Authorization. Please plan ahead. Advisors have regular office hours and will make special appointments if necessary, but they cannot be available at all times.
After being admitted to the major, students will be assigned a departmental advisor and will be notified by email. This information is also available in each student's e-portfolio under Academic Career > Advisor Information. If a student wishes to be advised by a particular member of the Department, he or she must obtain that faculty member’s agreement prior to applying to the major.
When Department members are absent from their duties for whatever reason (sabbaticals, leaves, retirements, etc.) the Department Administrative Assistant will reassign their advisees. We do our best to inform students of these changes, but again, this information will be found in student e-portfolios as stated above.