Academic Information Resources

At the University Park Campus, you can find several sources of academic information:

1. Your Academic Adviser
You will be advised by an academic adviser in the college in which you're enrolled. This person may be a professional adviser or faculty member in your college. He or she can play an important role in your college career by helping you plan an academic program and schedule each semester's courses. Use Adviser Informaiton on eLion to find out who your adviser is and how to contact him or her. What if you and your assigned adviser are not compatible? Contact the program or department head or the director of your advising center and ask for another adviser.

2. Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS)
DUS, Grange Building, 814-865-7576, provides academic advising, information, and referral services to anyone who requests assistance, including students not enrolled in DUS. DUS advisers answer questions about exploring majors, provide information about academic policies and procedures, and help students evaluate their educational plans. Walk-in Advising is available Monday-Friday, 8:15-11:30 a.m. and 1:15-4:30 p.m. in Grange Building.

3. Academic Advising Centers and DUS Programs Coordinators
Acadmeic advising centers are located in every college. DUS programs coordinators throughout Penn State provide the University's only coordinated advising network and offer advising information for students, faculty, and staff. Advising centers and DUS programs coordinators at University Park are listed below. For more information or to make an appointment, call the appropriate phone number.

DUS Coordinator  College  Location Phone (814 area code)
Terry Musser Agricultural Sciences 101 Agricultural Administration Building 865-7521
Joane Stoneberg Arts and Architecture 104 Borland Building 865-9523
Jeff Gugino Smeal College of Business Business Building
Lobby, Grange Building
Rhea Leydig Communications 204 Carnegie Building
Lobby, Grange Building
Jeffrey Warner Earth and Mineral Sciences 14 Deike Building 863-2751
Marion Schwartz Education 228 Chambers Building
Lobby, Grange Building
Gail Kamon Engineering 208 Hammond Building  863-1033
Margaret Sebastianelli Health and Human Development 5 Henderson Building 865-2156
Irma Giannetti Information Sciences and Technology

104 IST Building
Lobby, Grange Building

The Liberal Arts 101 Sparks Building 865-2545
Carolyn Jensen Eberly College of Science 213 Whitmore Lab 863-3889
School of Nursing 210 Health and Human Development East Building 863-2229
  Division of Undergraduate Studies Grange Building 865-7576