Advising Office
Phone: 612-624-9348

Academic Advisors
Natalie Wharton
Maryanne Williams Smoczyk

Zoom Drop-in Hours

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.

Monday, November 20th: 3:00 pm-5:00. pm
Tuesday, November 21st: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Wednesday, November 22nd: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Thursday, November 23rd: University closed
Friday, November 24th: University closed

Make a Phone or Zoom Appointment

Spanish and Portuguese Studies appointments will be held in-person, phone or Zoom.  Available appointments can be seen at 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

Peer advisors

Rachel Hoppe, peer advisor

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Rachel Hoppe is a peer advisor for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese from Chanhassen, MN. She is pursuing a double major in Journalism and Spanish Studies. She fell in love with Spanish after seeing how passionate many of her teachers at Chanhassen High School were for the language. Rachel knew she wanted to continue studying Spanish when she started to see her ability to communicate complex thoughts develop. Rachel hopes she can help other students continue their academic endeavors within the Spanish and Portuguese Studies department!

Annika Wulf, Peer Advisor

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Annika Wulf is a peer advisor for the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies.  Originally from Mound, MN, Annika is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, and Spanish & Portuguese Studies.  Annika has been interested in Spanish Studies since she was in high school, when her favorite Spanish teacher sparked a love for language learning, as well as for studying cultures and linguistics.  As the peer advisor, Annika hopes to be a helpful resource to students pursuing the various programs available within the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies.