Come talk about your major, minor, accomplishments, or challenges. No appointment necessary.
Consider arriving early during busy times of the semester. There is seldom any wait from weeks 3 - 8 of the semester, so if you'd like to sit down with an advisor to plan out your coming year(s), discuss special interests and opportunities, or tailor your program to your intellectual and career goals, mid-semester is the best time for this.
Our peer advisors all have weekly drop-in hours. They can help you declare, coordinate your interests and classes, and plan your upcoming semester.
Since GES has many different majors & minors, students may only go to the hours designated for them.
- Urban Studies students should contact Paula Pentel for drop-ins or appointments (not listed on calendar)
- All other students should look for an advising period that is designated for their major or minor
Our GES Advising Team
We have a great team of advisors who specialize in one or more of our major and minor programs.
When contacting an advisor, please follow these guidelines to help us serve you as effectively as possible.
- Use your UMN email
- Include your student ID number in the email
- Write your major/minor program in the subject line
Dr. Ivan Bialostosky
423 Social Sciences (West Bank)
612 625 0133
Geography and GIS, Biology, Society, and Environment and Public Health students: Ivan has both walk-ins and appointments every week. See the calendar above for walk-ins. Schedule an appointment on Ivan's calendar. Please include your name and what you want to discuss in the description section.
BSE peer adviser
BSE peer adviser
Urban Studies Advisor & Co-Coordinator for Urban Studies
348 Social Sciences (West Bank)
Peer advisor for GEOG and GIS