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General Advising

The Advising Office in 303 Lucas Hall serves most majors in the UMSL School of Fine and Performing Arts and the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). 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.

The office is open Monday, Thursday & Friday 8am - 4pm and Tuesday & Wednesday 8am - 6pm. Appointments can be made at (314) 516-5501.

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:

Who advises my major?

While many students in the School of Fine and Performing Arts and the College of Arts and Sciences receive advising in 303 Lucas, students in several degree programs should meet primarily with their departmental advisor. 

Click here for a Full list of SoFPA department advising coordinators.

Who are the SoFPA advisors?

Sylvia Baker
Media Studies
Undeclared A - G

Grace Derda
Music Ed
Art Ed

Sarah Klekamp
Art History/Studio Art
Theater & Dance
Undeclared H - M