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Advising and Support

Many advising resources are available to you as a student in Weinberg College, including people you can meet with and documents you can read. 

Find support

If you have questions or concerns, this is a good place to start.

Email communication with your adviser

Email is an important advising resource. You can email questions to advisers and to your instructors. You may also receive information by email from your instructors, your advisers, the Registrar's office, and others within the University. Check your email frequently so that you don't miss key information.

Our advising system

The system, coordinated through the Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising (OUSA), features three categories of advisers who work together to provide guidance to students.


First-Year Adviser

In Fall Quarter of your first year, your first-year seminar instructor will be your primary adviser.

More on First-Year advising

Weinberg College Adviser

In Winter Quarter of your first year, you will be assigned a Weinberg College Adviser, who will work with you until graduation.

More on College advising

Departmental Adviser

Department and program advisers help select classes and assist with major/minor requirements.

More on department advising
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Other Campus Advisers

You can also meet with advisers from other schools, University Academic Advising Center advisers and others.
More on other advisers
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