The SBS Advising Center is here to guide you to success throughout your time at UMass and beyond. Our advisors and programs help you explore your academic interests, create a curriculum that works for you, articulate and achieve your goals, and become an engaged member of your community.
For your convenience, many forms are included on this website. However, the Advising Team is eager to help you navigate your way through your academic experience at UMass.
Make an appointment today!
128 Thompson Hall
Hours: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Your Academic Advising Team
Mark Lange 
Academic Dean & Director of First Year Seminars
Carolyn Bassett 
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Advising
Vanessa Blais 
Associate Director of Advising, specializing in SBS Exploratory Advising
Diane Curtis, J.D. 
Director of Pre-Law Advising
210 Thompson Hall
For questions about Career Development, see
Rebecca Bell 
Assistant Director of Career Planning
Career Services, Goodell Building, Rm 511
Tim Beaucage 
Graduate Advisor, specializing in Global Education and general advising
Greg Blackburn 
Graduate Advisor, specializing in SBS Exploratory Advising
Alyssa Cote 
Graduate Advisor, specializing in SBS Exploratory Advising and Global Education
Saulo DePaula 
Graduate Advisor, specializing in general advising
Aimee Jo Pion 
Walk in between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., M-F while classes are in session, to meet with a Peer Advisor .