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The Advising Office in 303 Lucas Hall serves most majors in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) and the College of Fine Arts & Communication (COFAC). Advisors meet regularly with undergraduate students to discuss degree progress, course selections, and campus policies as well as refer students to other appropriate campus entities.
 


During the school year, the office is open
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 8am – 7pm
Thursday 9:15am-5pm & Friday 8am - 5pm.
 
Advising hours are
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 8am – 6pm
Thursday 9:15am-4pm & Friday 8am - 4pm
and appointments can be made at (314) 516-5501.

 
SUMMER ADVISING HOURS ARE MON-FRI 7:30-6:00
Please do arrive prior to 5:30 to ensure advisement
summer

 

Who advises my major?

While many students in CAS and COFAC receive advising in 303 Lucas, students in several degree programs should meet primarily with their departmental advisor. For CAS those degrees are Anthropology, Biology, Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Chemistry, Economics, Physics & Astronomy, or both Pre-Social Work and Social Work. For COFAC Art Education, Music, or Music Education should meet with their department.

Students from other programs are encouraged to meet with their departmental advisors as well before meeting with an advisors in 303 Lucas.

What do I need for an appointment?

In addition to lifting holds and registering students for classes, advisors help students understand the university's programs, requirements, policies and procedures, help answer any questions or concerns students may have, and refer students to available campus resources based on need among other administrative duties. So in order to get the most of an advisor, it helps to come in prepared. Here are several things students can do before meeting with an advisor:

Review the Student Advising Syllabus
Have your student number
Have a picture ID
Review your DARS
Look at the Course Catalog
Take the Math Placement Test
Schedule an appointment

      

Who are the advisors?

A full list of departmental advisors can be found here.

 

CAS/CoFAC Professional Advisors

li Lisa Baker
bakerll@umsl.edu
Astrophysics, Physics
Computer Science
Economics BA, BS
Mathematics BA, BS
Political Science
Public Policy Administration
Undecided Q - Z
 
syl Sylvia Baker
bakersy@umsl.edu
Communication
Media Studies
Undecided A - D
 
grac Grace Derda
derda@umsl.edu
Music
Music Ed
Art Ed
 
lind Linda Guetterman
guettermanl@umsl.edu
Liberal Studies
Philosophy
 
mele

Sarah Klekamp
klekamp@umsl.edu
Anthro/Sociology
Modern Languages
Sociology
Art History/Studio Art
Theater/Dance
Undecided E - K

 
mich Michael Koertel
koertelmi@umsl.edu
Psychology
Undecided L - P
 
john John Perez
perezj@umsl.edu
Criminology
Criminal Justice
English
 
joes Joe Southerland
southerlandj@umsl.edu
Pre-Health Professions
Biology
Chemistry
Biochem/Biotech