When students arrive, they have access to a broad network of advising resources. Each College student is assigned to both an association dean and to a faculty member who can assist them with scheduling classes and defining their academic interests.
To facilitate academic advising, every student is placed in an “association.” The association dean’s primary responsibility is to advise students on academic matters and to refer them to the various agencies and offices the University has established to assist them. Students should never hesitate to call on their dean. Each of the 12 association deans schedules office hours in Monroe Hall, and the College staff are happy to arrange appointments.
An important source for students throughout their four years, the association deans advise students on academic matters, help with academic plans, and provide resources for other avenues of assistance. The deans are useful resources for discussing classes and potential majors, for making plans for studying abroad, or for providing help when facing academic challenges.
Students are assigned to their association deans based on either their first-year housing assignment or based on their designation as an Echols scholar, student-athlete, or transfer student. Students remain with the same association as long as they remain in the College.
The deans have daily office hours; students can make an appointment to meet with their association dean at any time by calling 924.3351 or by visiting 101 Monroe Hall. The College also offers Walk-In Advising from 2:30 to 4 p.m. every Monday through Friday (no appointment is needed)
More details about association deans, including their photos, assigned areas, and contact information, are available on the College website.