Academic Advising

For Advising Questions or Appointments:

  1. First, students should see our peer advisors. This year our Peer Advisors will have OPEN office hours. Students do not need to schedule an appointment. Peer Advisors are located in Room 145. More information can be found in the Peer Advising Drop-In Center tab below.
  2. Students can also make an appointment with an advisor via the "Book an Appointment" link on the right-hand side of this page. Madison will have some open office hours once add/drop is complete. You can email her at matyler@umass.edu. Please try to book an appointment first. Her office is in Totman Room 146.
  3. If a student has an emergency they should see Undergraduate Program Director Tom St. Laurent, tstlaurent@kin.umass.edu. He has drop-in office hours scheduled from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on Thursday.

Students are strongly advised to consult their academic advisors about the content and sequence of their curriculum, especially where the choice and sequencing of electives are concerned. 

Book an advising appointment if you need help with the following:

  • Evaluating transfer credits
  • Enrolling in the kin major
  • Getting prior approval for future coursework
  • Obtaining graduation clearance
  • Questions about academic status, re-entry into the kin major, academic dishonesty
  • Making a plan for after graduation