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.)
Please note updated procedures due to operational changes in response to COVID-19. For more information about Fall 2020 please visit https://ras.seas.upenn.edu/fall-2020/. For information about Spring 2021 please visit https://ras.seas.upenn.edu/spring-2021/.
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Walk-in Hours/ Advising Update and Temporary Measures:
Physical walk-in advising has been suspended in compliance with changes to University operations in connection to COVID-19. Please check this page often for any updates.
Undergraduate Advisors are available by appointment. 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, study abroad)
- 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.
Staff Advising for Spring 2021 will be begin on January 20, 2021. Alyse Edwards and Tori Frew from the RAS Office will hold online advising hours via Zoom, Monday –Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm (EDT). Check your SEAS email for the link.
Dean Loo will also hold office hours via Zoom. Please email him directly for the link.
We are accessible via email between 8am-5pm (EDT) during the semester as well if you are unable to attend office hours.
RAS General Contact:
- Phone: 215-898-7246
- Email: email@example.com