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Need Help? Information for Communication Majors

For help with:

  • Applying to the COMM major
  • Course selection
  • Checking your progress toward completing major requirements
  • General questions about the major

 

 

Communication Undergraduate Advising Center:
411 Machmer, 545-6322
askcomm@comm.umass.edu

Peer advisors are available on a drop-in basis
MWF 9:30am - 4:30pm TUTH 9:30am - 2:15pm
No appointment necessary

For help with:

  • Advice about careers and graduate study in Communication
  • Course Planning
  • Checking your progress toward completing major requirements
  • Opportunities outside the curriculum

 


Faculty Advisor in the Major

Your faculty advisor is listed in the lower right corner of your SPIRE Student Center page.

Contact your faculty advisor by phone or email for an appointment time.

 

For help with:

  • Approval to receive Comm credit for courses taken at other universities 

 

For help with:

  • Prior approvals for Domestic Exchange & International Study programs
  • Academic Advisor Credit Alert holds

 

 

Prof. Shawn Shimpach

To schedule an appointment, contact Ms. Susan Dreyer in Machmer 405, 545-1311.

 

Prof. Lynn Phillips, Chief Undergraduate Advisor or
Prof. Emily West, Undergraduate Studies Director

To schedule an appointment contact Ms. Susan Dreyer in Machmer 405, 545-1311.

 

 

For help with:

  • All questions pertaining to the Global Education (including language) Requirement
  • Declaring a Global Education option

 

 

 

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences Advising Center:
128 Thompson Hall, 577-1057

If COMM is your primary major, you must complete a 5-course SBS Global Education requirement or you will not graduate. You must visit the SBS Office as soon as you are admitted to the major to declare an option, or your SPIRE Academic Requirements Report (ARR) will not work properly.

For help with:

  • Approving late adds, late drops, late changes in grading basis
  • Course withdrawals
  • Enrolling in more than 18 credits during a semester
  • Petitions to enroll beyond the 10th semester
  • Dean's holds
  • Reinstatement from suspension or dismissal
  • Complicated Gen Ed requirement questions

 

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Advising Center:
128 Thompson Hall, 577-1057.
http://www.umass.edu/sbs/academics/undergraduate/advising_center

 

 

 

 

For help with:

  • Checking University (Gen Ed) requirements
  • Final clearances for graduation
  • Changes in degree (graduation) dates

 

 

Senior Staff in the Records Office:
207 Whitmore, 545-0555.