Staff Advising Information + Hours
Staff advisors in the Research and Academic Services Office (RAS) are there to guide you in selecting your courses to fulfill your Social Science and Humanities requirements or in choosing Free Elective courses. They can also help you explore other academic options such as study abroad, dual degrees, minors, and submatriculation opportunities in graduate programs across the University. If you find yourself in some academic trouble, need a referral for academic support, or are having some personal problems, RAS Staff Advisors are available to assist you in whatever way they can. (For a complete list of staff at RAS, click here.)
Seeing an Undergraduate Staff Advisor
Undergraduate Walk-in Advising Hours:
During the academic year in-person walk-in advising takes place Monday – Thursday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Please note any questions or advising for Accelerated Masters should be directed to graduate advisors and students can email email@example.com to set up an appointment.
In order to be seen for Undergraduate Walk-in Advising, you must first join the line via QLESS. QLESS will notify you when it is your turn either via your mobile device or via the Queue screen outside of the RAS office (Towne 109). You can join the line only on the days and times listed above for Undergraduate In-Person Walk-in Advising. Once you have been notified, make your way to the office and check-in with the Front desk.
To join the line for Undergraduate Walk-In Advising there are three options:
- Join Online
- Click the hyperlink above or type this URL: https://kiosk.na4.qless.com/kiosk/app/home/86
- Join via your mobile device by downloading the QLESS App.
- Search for University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
- Choose RAS@PennEngineering (SEAS)
- Join the line via our onsite kiosk
- The kiosk will be available just outside of our office door
Undergraduate Students will be notified according to how they joined – either via updates in the QLESS mobile app, via text message, or on the Queue screen outside of RAS.
Undergraduate Advisors are also available by appointment during the semester. To schedule an appointment, please email one of the advisors indicated below. Advisors will send students a Zoom meeting link for an online advising session.
- Ellen Eckert (General advising, dual degree, internal transfer)
- Michaile Rainey (General advising)
- William Wright-El (General advising)
- Emily Delany (General advising)
- Dr. S. Sonya Gwak (For Non-Academic Advising Only)
Have advising questions or need to talk?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for drop-in questions for undergraduate advisors Monday – Thursday during business hours.
RAS General Contact:
- Phone: 215-898-7246
- Email: email@example.com
- Have a quick question for RAS? Chat with RAS via the chat feature in your Google@SEAS account.
- Simply engage the Chat feature in your Google@SEAS email account
- Click on the plus icon (+)
- Type in firstname.lastname@example.org
- Core Chat hours are on Mondays – Thursdays from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM during the semester.
Please visit the Graduate Affairs Advising page https://grad.seas.upenn.edu/graduate-advising/ for details on Graduate Advising.