President's Emerging Scholars Program

*Due to COVID-19 our Office is closed. You can still meet with your assigned advisor virtually. Call 612-624-7729 to schedule an appointment. You can also email cla-pes@umn.edu or schedule here (z.umn.edu/claappt).

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
-George Sheehan

Contact us:
CLA - President's Emerging Scholars
2 Appleby Hall
128 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone:
612-624-7729

Additional Resources:
UMN PES

President's Emerging Scholars (PES) is an advising community within the College of Liberal Arts that provides personalized, holistic, and culturally competent advising that advances academic excellence, campus engagement, and professional development for students placed in our program by the Office of Admissions.

CLA-PES offers:

  • Low-student-to-advisor ratio
  • Peer mentoring
  • First-year learning communities
  • Computer lab
  • Reserved seats in high-demand courses
  • Educational and professional development workshops
  • A freeĀ 5-day Summer Seminar in June for incoming first year students
  • Scholarships - Students who meet all program requirements are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship in their first year and a $1,000 scholarship in their fourth year.

Office Hours

Our Business Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM
***Please allow your advisor or staff 24 to 48 hrs to respond to emails during business hours***

Peer Drop-In Hours:
Monday-Friday 11:30AM-3:30PM
Help with general questions, adding or dropping a class or registration