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Advising Office
Phone: 612-624-9348
Office: 215 Folwell Hall

Academic Advisors
Maryanne Williams Smoczyk
215 Folwell Hall

Mattia Beghelli
215 Folwell Hall

Majors are required—and minors are encouraged—to meet with a departmental academic advisor at least once a year. Once a year, majors in our department receive a registration hold. To have the hold removed, majors must meet with the advising staff.

Drop-in Hours for the Week of August 13th
Monday, August 13th: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. & 12:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14th: 9:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. & 1:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15th: 9:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 16th:  9:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. & 1:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday, August 17th: 1:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

To declare a Spanish Studies major or Spanish/Portuguese Studies major, be sure to complete Major Orientation Module before attending the appointment 

What can I do during drop-in hours?
  • Have a pre-registration hold removed
  • Pick up or drop off Faculty/Student Contracts for courses taken outside the department
  • Register for SPAN3972W–Graduation Seminar
  • Complete an equivalency petition form for sponsored study abroad programs (Toledo, Mérida, MSID Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico)
  • Drop off petition materials from outside study abroad programs
  • Pick up approved materials from outside study abroad programs

What can I do during an appointment?

  • Discuss major/minor progress
  • Study abroad planning
  • Review graduation planning for Spanish studies major, Spanish-Portuguese studies major, Portuguese studies minor or Spanish studies minor
  • Declare a Spanish studies major or Spanish-Portuguese studies major after reviewing the Online Major Module

In order for us to best help you plan your study abroad, please be prepared for your planning appointment by bringing the required items and reviewing our Learning Abroad page.

Make an Appointment

If you need to make an appointment with an advisor, you can sign up on the appointment calendar. We understand that our students are busy and that appointments need to be cancelled or rescheduled at times, but we request that you respect our time and the time of all our majors and minors. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please let us know with as much notice as possible, that way another student can schedule an appointment to meet with us during that time.