Sources of Guidance

Finding advice and support

With more than 2,000 courses, 50 majors, and many resources to tap into on two campuses, understanding how to best take advantage and learn to your fullest can seem a bit overwhelming at first. Your faculty adviser, professors, deans, and others will help. 


A source of constant support

You’ll be matched with an academic adviser that you’ll meet with regularly throughout the year. Your adviser will guide you through policies and procedures and make sure you’re on track with your classes and fulfilling your degree requirements. In your sophomore year, you’ll select an adviser from the department in which you’re majoring.


People who can help

Academic Fellows: Peers offer help and support for particular courses in a small-group setting.
Writing Fellows: Peers serve as educated readers who help you convey your message clearly.
Speaking Fellows: Peers help you craft, prepare, and deliver presentations and take part in class discussions.
Personal Librarians: In your first year, you’ll be matched with a librarian who will serve as your go-to person for all things library-related.
Career Development Office: Professionals and peers help you assess your strengths, choose a major, narrow down career interests, ready your tools, find an internship, and plan for a career.