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 three options:

1) If your question is quick and simple (e.g., a “how do I” question you cannot answer with the links on this page), Instant Message Dr. Surface using your Marquette Microsoft Office account, during the following hours: Tues evenings 8:30-10:30 pm. As a student at Marquette you have access to Skype for Business to IM. 

2) Make an appointment
Standard advising appointments are 15 minutes. If your concern is complex and you think it will require more time, please email Dr. Surface directly, letting her know the subject you’d like to discuss, and she will book a double appointment for you.

 -Dr. Surface’s regular advising hours, by appointment on the weekly calendars:

Tues. 9:30 am – 11 am
Tues. 1 pm – 4 pm
Thurs. 9:30 - 11 am
Thurs. 1 pm - 4 pm
Fri: 9:30 am – 11 am

Dr. Surface's Calendar:

November Calendar

December Calendar

3) Drop in during Dr. Surface’s regularly scheduled advising drop-in hours: Fri. 11 am - 1 pm

To meet with Dr. Zurcher, drop in during her weekly office hours, Mon/Thurs 12-2, Tues 12:30-2 pm, or email her for an appointment.

  • 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