SBS Advising Resource Center

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!

Book an appointment with UMass Amherst-SBS Advising

128 Thompson Hall
413.545.3460 (fax)

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

Tonya Blundon
Advisor specializing in SBS Exploratory Advising

Rhys Livingstone
Advisor specializing in Global Education and SBS Exploratory Advising

Diane Curtis, J.D.
Director of Pre-Law Advising
210 Thompson Hall
Tel: 413.577.0396

For questions about Career Development, see
Rebecca Bell
Assistant Director of Career Planning 
Career Services, Goodell Building, Rm 511
Tel: 413.545.6268

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
Administrative Assistant

Walk in between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., M-F while classes are in session, to meet with a Peer Advisor.