Academic Advising

Honors Advising

Academic advising is available to all Core and Disciplinary Honors students throughout the academic year, and we welcome conversations of all kinds -- come with a specific question or just to say hello.

Advising in the University Honors Program is a collaborative process. Many logistical questions — e.g., how to withdraw from a course, how many credits a minor requires, how many credits must be taken in residence — can be answered with a quick Web search or on this university reference page. Note that if you are an Honors student in a college other than Arts and Sciences, or if you have already declared a major in Arts and Sciences, you have a primary adviser in that college or department whom you are usually required to consult before class registration (though we are always happy to advise you too!).  You can check who your advisors are in Checkmarq by clicking into the "Manage Classes" section and then clicking on "Advisors" in the lower left-hand corner. Your primary advisor should be listed first, if you have multiple advisors.

Fall 2023 Advising: 

Standard advising appointments are 15 minutes. If your concern is complex and you think it will require more time, email the advisor you intend to book an appointment with directly. Include the subject you’d like to discuss, and a double appointment will be booked for you. 

Appointments are held both in-person and virtually. In-person appointments are in the Honors Office in Sensenbrenner 002; virtual appointments are by Teams.  Please ensure you are scheduling for your preferred meeting format via the schedule below. 

If you sign up for an appointment but then find you can't make it, please be courteous and cancel your appointment online. 

Honors Director Dr. Amelia Zurcher: 

Amelia will meet students in-person and virtually by special appointment; please email 


Honors Advisor Karalee Surface: 
Make an appointment with Karalee

Monday         9:00am - 3:00pm (on campus) 

Tuesday        11:00am - 3:00pm (virtual) 

Thursday       9:00am - 12:00pm (virtual) 

Karalee will also meet students virtually by special appointment, please email 


Additional Advising Resources: