Getting in touch with your advisor

You have a pre-major advisor and a College Contact who can help you with questions. Both are listed on the  left-side of your Penn InTouch homepage. 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 Penn InTouch.

Your advisor is available by email. Advisors are willing to speak by phone or make arrangements to connect through Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom or other online platforms for appointments. You can make an appointment by emailing your advisor directly.

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Quick Question? Drop in!

Use Calendly to schedule a drop-in appointment with a College advisor. If you have questions about drop-ins, including connecting, email college@sas.upenn.edu.

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.
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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
215.898.6341
college@sas.upenn.edu

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