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Advising Appointments

Drop-In Math Advising for Spring 2022

When signing up for the drop-in advising queue, please type the name of your Math advisor (or None if you do not have a Math advisor).

When an advisor is ready to see you, they will send you an email with a link to their Zoom room. Please check your email regularly while waiting in the queue.
 

For the week of January 10-18, Math department advisors will only have remote drop-in advising. Scheduled advising appointments will start the second week of classes. Until January 31st, all advising appointments will be in Zoom.

Acceptable topics for a drop-in meeting for the first week include:

  • Checking that your semester schedule is appropriate
  • Checking that your graduation requirements are met
  • Questions about prerequisites
  • Drop/Add questions

Unacceptable topics for drop-in meetings include:

  • Change of major
  • Adding a major/minor
  • Jobs/Internships
  • Study Abroad
  • 4-year plans
  • Anything that will take longer than 15 minutes

Note: Math department advisors cannot override students into full MATH courses. If you’re interested in joining a full class, please contact the course instructor.

Drop-in advising for the first week of classes will be done entirely through Zoom. To enter the drop-in advising queue, sign up through Starfish by going to https://tinyurl.com/MATH-PSU-Virtual.

Math majors should meet with their assigned advisors. Students who are not in the Math major or do not have an assigned Math advisor can meet with Dr. Hair or Dr. Little.

 The advisors’ drop-in hours for the first week of classes are as follows (all times US Eastern).

Dr. Steven Hair
Monday January 10: 8:30-9:30am, 12:00-1:00pm
Tuesday January 11: 8:30-11:30am, 12:00-1:00pm
Wednesday January 12: 8:30-9:30am
Thursday January 13: 8:30-11:30am
Friday January 14: 8:30-9:30am, 12:00-1:00pm

Dr. Cheryl Hile (Dr. Hile’s advisees only)
Monday January 10: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Wednesday January 12: 2:00-3:00pm
Friday January 14: 1:00-2:00pm

Dr. David Little
Monday January 10: 2:00-2:30pm
Tuesday January 11: 9:30-11:00am, 1:00-2:00pm, 2:30-3:30pm
Wednesday January 12: 9:30-11:00am, 1:00-2:00pm, 2:30-3:30pm
Thursday January 13: 1:00-2:00pm, 2:30-3:30pm
Friday January 14: 1:00-2:00pm

Dr. James Kowalski
Monday January 10: 10:00-11:30am
Tuesday January 11: 10:00-11:00am
Wednesday January 12: 10:00-11:30am
Thursday January 13: 10:00-11:00am
Friday January 14: 10:00-11:00am

Ms. Lisa Melanson
Monday January 10: 2:30-4:00pm
Tuesday January 11: 12:00-1:00pm

Wednesday January 12: None
Thursday January 13: 11:00-12:30pm
Friday January 14: 11:00-1:00pm

 

The advisors’ drop-in hours starting Tuesday, January 18 are as follows (all times US Eastern).

Dr. Steven Hair
Mondays, 12:00-1:00pm
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00pm
Fridays, 12:00-1:00pm

Dr. David Little
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00pm
Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00pm
Thursdays, 1:00-2:00pm

Dr. James Kowalski
Mondays, 10:00-11:30am

Ms. Lisa Melanson
Mondays, 2:30-4:00pm

Appointment Information

Starting January 18th, advising appointments will be available in-person and in Zoom.  Advising appointments are available for mathematics majors and non-mathematics majors. Students that are not mathematics majors can schedule an appointment to meet with an adviser by going to Starfish (https://sites.psu.edu/starfishinfo/), selecting Services, and searching for "Science - Mathematics Advising (MTHBS, MTHBA)".

 

  • Students with general questions about the mathematics program or courses should schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Hair.
  • Students who are interested in a mathematics major (either change of major or concurrent major) may schedule an appointment with either Dr. Steven Hair or Dr. David Little.
  • Students who are interested in a mathematics minor should schedule an appointment with Dr. David Little.
  • Current mathematics majors should schedule an appointment with their assigned advisor.

If you have questions about making an appointment with a mathematics advisor, please email the Undergraduate Mathematics Office at undergrad@math.psu.edu

Quick questions via email

It may be more convenient for you to send quick questions via email rather than schedule an appointment. Mathematics majors should email advising questions to their assigned academic advisor. Otherwise:

 

  • Questions about the mathematics major should go to Dr. Steven Hair (smh384@psu.edu).
  • Questions about the mathematics minor should go to Dr. David Little (dpl14@psu.edu).
  • Questions about mathematics course content should go to Dr. Cheryl Hile (cvh11@psu.edu).
  • Questions about grader and proctor positions or Credit by Exam should go to Katie Miller (kle16@psu.edu).
  • Email questions about other topics (course prerequisites, transfer course evaluations, course equivalencies, independent study, tutoring and learning support) to undergrad@math.psu.edu