Peer Advising Program

Experienced students want to make your life easier

Peer advisors (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: Comm Undergraduate Advising Office, N323 Integrative Learning Center (ILC)
When: Drop-in hours: M-Th 10-4:30 and F 10-12
Contact: askcomm@comm.umass.edu.

Just drop in ...

Peer advisors staff the Comm 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 or just drop in. Each PA 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