Quick Question? Drop in!

For in-person drop-ins, come to the College office in 120 Cohen Hall, Weekdays from 12PM-4PM.  

If you have questions about drop-ins, call the office at 215-898-6341 or email

Getting in touch with the College office

The College Office is located in 120 Claudia Cohen Hall and is open from M-F 9AM-5PM.  You can schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with a College advisor by calling the College front desk at 215-898-6341.  

10 minute drop-ins are available for quick questions in-person and virtually M-F 12PM-4PM.  For in-person drop-ins, come to the College Office in 120 Cohen Hall from 12PM-4PM. For virtual drop-ins, you can schedule using Calendly

Getting in touch with your advisor

You have a pre-major advisor and a College Contact who can help you with questions. Both can be found in Path@Penn under Degree Planning and Audit. Your College Contact is an advisor in the College Office who can answer questions your pre-major advisor cannot, provide a second opinion and provide general advising questions even if you’re a junior or senior.

If you have a declared major, your major advisor is also listed on Path@Penn.

Contact your advisors by email to discuss their preferred mode for appointment scheduling and meeting.

General Information about the College Office

The College Office serves as home base for all students in the College of Arts and Sciences. It is your hub for administrative needs, academic advising and programming. It is also the office of the Dean of the College.

The College Mission  •  The History of the College

The College Office:

  • Provides professional academic advising by appointment.
  • Coordinates programs around course and major exploration.
  • Processes graduation applications and audits seniors for graduation. Coordinates the College Graduation Ceremony.
  • Coordinates the pre-major and peer advising programs.
  • Maintains student records and generates official letters for law school applications and verification of good academic standing.
  • Represents the College to prospective students through print and electronic materials and live presentations.
Meet the College Office

Lauren does a quick tour around the office to introduce you to the deans, academic advisors and staff of the College Office.

Contact Information

The College Office
120 Cohen Hall, 249 South 36th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304

Dr. Steven J. Fluharty, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience

Dr. Paul D. Sniegowski, Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College, Professor of Biology