Peer Advising Program

Experienced students want to make your life easier

Peer advisors (a.k.a. PAs) are upper-level students who offer you not only the information and support you need, but also an invaluable student perspective. They’re well-trained in academic regulations and requirements, referrals, and helping skills. They won’t tell you which classes to take or avoid, but they can give you a balanced view and help you design a course schedule that serves your needs and interests. With their guidance, you’ll have a more fulfilling college experience both academically and socially. We believe in PAs so much, every first-year Comm student is assigned one.

Where: Undergraduate Advising Office, 411 Machmer Hall
When: Drop-in hours: M-Th 10-4:15 and F 10-12:30
Contact: 413-545-6322 or askcomm@comm.umass.edu.

Just drop in ...

Peer advisors staff the Undergraduate Advising Office every day, so you can always find a knowledgeable student who is eager to help you. You can meet with a particular peer advisor if you’d like. Each one holds regular office hours. See the menu at left for the PA schedule.

... or try AskComm

AskComm blog: Here, peer advisors offer a wide range of tips and timely information, from study advice to career and scholarship information to important deadlines. Visit the blog.

AskComm e-mail: For when you don’t need a face-to-face meeting, or when you want to know whom to meet with for a particular concern. A peer advisor will reply with the information you need or with a referral to someone who can help.
askcomm@comm.umass.edu