Academic Advising

Honors Advising

Academic advising is available to all Core and Disciplinary Honors students throughout the academic year. 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, too, 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.

Here is an extensive list of additional advising information and resources

Dr. Karalee Surface is the regular Honors Academic Advisor and is available August through May of the academic calendar year. Honors Director Amelia Zurcher also holds student office hours, and is particularly helpful for questions having to do with fellowships and awards, graduate and professional school, and research. She welcomes ideas and suggestions having to do with the UHP. 

To talk with an Honors advisor, you have two options:

1) Make an appointment
During the fall and spring semesters (not summer), standard advising appointments are 20 minutes. If your concern is complex and you think it will require more time, you will be able to email an advisor directly, letting her know the subject you’d like to discuss, and she will book a double appointment for you.

2) Drop in during Dr. Surface’s regularly scheduled advising drop-in hours:
fall hours will be posted in August 2020.

To meet with Dr. Zurcher in her Honors Office in Sensenbrenner Hall 002 (lower level), please email her for an appointment or drop in during her weekly office hours (to be posted in August 2020)

  • All advising appointments are in Sensenbrenner Hall, 002

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

  • Please respect this schedule and do not drop in for advising outside regularly scheduled advising hours except in case of emergency.

  • If it’s impossible for you to make any of the scheduled hours, please email and let her know the nature of your issue and some times you have free; someone will get back to you.

Additional Advising Resources