Our Office is Now Virtual

Click the sections below to learn about how to connect with us in Fall 2020.

As part of the directives from University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the Governor’s office, Spanish & Portuguese Studies is now running a virtual office environment.

General Questions


Office Operations

Angie Rehn

Spanish and Portuguese Studies Advising

612-624-9348 (press 0 when you get to voicemail)

Undergraduate Program

Megan DeLaCruz
612-626-4629 (press 0 when you get to voicemail)

Graduate Program

GPC Alison Hribar

DGS Sophia Beal

Contact Us
Email:  spadvise@umn.edu
Phone: 612-624-9348 (press 0 when you get to voicemail)

To find drop-in hours and instructions, or to set up an appointment, please go to our advising page on the Spanish and Portuguese Studies Department website.

Make a Google Hangout or Phone Appointment
Spanish and Portuguese Studies appointments will be held via Google Hangout or phone. Available appointments can be seen at this link. If you elect the phone option, we will call you from a restricted/private phone number. If you can not find an available appointment time, please email spadvise@umn.edu

Zoom drop-in hours
Drop-ins will be held via Zoom during specific times.  Students must have either installed the Zoom for Meetings Desktop App or the Zoom Mobile App in order to attend drop-in hours. If you do not have access to the internet, please call 612-624-9348 and leave a message with a return phone number.  We will call you back as soon as possible.

During drop-in hours, go to our Zoom site and enter the waiting room.  An advisor will meet with students in order of how they entered the waiting room.

Drop-in hours will be updated weekly.

Writing Center

The Writing Center hours (posted here) will be offered online only from September 14 - December 18. If you have any additional questions, please contact spwrite@umn.edu or spanport@umn.edu

For more information, please visit the Writing Center’s web page.

Tutor Lab

The Tutor Lab hours will be offered online only from September 14 - December 18. To meet with an Instructor, navigate to our virtual zoom appointments during one of our scheduled hour

Conversation Hours

Info here!

Currently Enrolled Students

Please email both Alison & Sophie. Alison is also available to zoom during her office hours or by appt. 

All Graduate Exams will be online until further notice. Please contact Alison & Sophie with questions.

Prospective & Incoming Students

Please email Alison Hribar at spptgrad@umn.edu with questions or concerns.

 Triage Requests: If your course requires special support, please send requests to LATIS at teachremote@umn.edu

Accessibility/Accommodations: Instructors need to provide accessibility/accommodation needs via closed captioning and transcripts (machine driven). Further information is available at accessibility.umn.edu.