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.

Our Virtual Front Desk

While our main office at 214 Folwell is closed, we are open on zoom for 2 hrs Monday through Thursday for drop-in questions and other issues.

To meet with a staff member, navigate to our Virtual Office (z link: https://z.umn.edu/SPPTfrontdesk) during our scheduled hours. A staff member will join you shortly. Please be patient, as we may be meeting with another student - we will get to you as soon as we can. Otherwise, you can always contact us at spanport@umn.edu

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Virtual Front Desk Hours

8am - 9am (Alison)
10am - 11am (Angie)

10am - 12pm (Mark)

1pm - 3pm (Megan)

8am - 9am (Alison)
1pm - 2pm (Angie)

Contact Us

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

Undergraduate Advising

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, Tutor Lab, & Conversation Hours

Writing Center

Hours will be posted week of September 7 here

The Writing Center hours 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

Hours will be posted week of September 7

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 coming soon!

Graduate Program

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.

Teaching Remotely

 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.

University of Minnesota Public Health Information