SBS Advising Resource Center (The ARC)

The SBS Advising Resource Center is here to guide you to success throughout your time at UMass and beyond. Our advisors and programs are crafted to help you explore your academic interests, create a curriculum that works for you, articulate and achieve your goals, become an engaged member of your community, and prepare for life after graduation.

128 Thompson Hall  |  (413) 577-1057  |  Hours: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. during the academic year
Walk in between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., M-F while classes are in session, to meet with a Peer Advisor.

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Carolyn Bassett
Assistant Dean & Executive Director of the Advising Resource Center
Jackie Brousseau-Pereira ’00 MPA
Academic Dean, Director of First Year Seminars 
Vanessa BlaisVanessa Blais
Associate Director, Advising Resource Center
Dominick UsherDominick Usher
Assistant Director, Advising Resource Center, specializing in SBS Exploratory Advising and oversight of the Peer Advisor Program
Rhys Livingstone
Academic Advisor specializing in Exploratory Advising
Carol Sharick
Director of Career & Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Aimee Jo PionAimee Jo Pion
Administrative Assistant
Pamela Stawasz
Advisor specializing in the Global Education requirement
Diane Curtis, J.D.
Director of Pre-Law Advising
210 Thompson Hall  |  (413) 577-0396
Rebecca Bell
Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development for SBS
Flannery Weiss
Graduate Advisor specializing in SBS Exploratory Advising and Global Education