• CALS Student Success Advisor Sam Boudreau advises a student on their course schedule.


Welcome to the CALS Student Advising Center!

Supporting the success of our students is central to the mission at CALS. As we prepare you for your professional life, we want your experience at UVM to be impactful and rewarding. The materials on this website aim to answer your basic questions as you navigate your academic requirements while also making UVM your home away from home.

Our Student Services team in the CALS Dean’s Office is here to support you at every step of your academic journey. We commonly offer support with:

  • Changing your major or minor
  • Questions about your degree audit
  • Personal or medical issues that are impacting your academic performance
  • Navigating academic policies
  • Planning your academic schedule

We strongly encourage you to meet with your academic advisor on a regular basis. If you're a first-year student, please schedule with either Sam Boudreau or Emma Lane. If you're a transfer or upper-class student, please contact your faculty advisor to set up an appointment.

Meet the Team


Kaylee Boutin, Student Services Specialist

Email: Kaylee.Boutin@uvm.edu | Phone: 802-656-2980

  • Assists in the coordination of college events such as ASVs, open houses, and orientation
  • Interacts with Students, families, faculty, and staff to address questions and concerns related to CALS academic programming
  • Assists with block scheduling, catalog changes, and changing of  majors/minors
  • Works to coordinate CALS advising and course evaluations surveys
  • Assists the associate dean with reviewing CALS Scholarships

Read more about Kaylee

Emma Lane, Student Success Advisor

Email: Emma.R.Lane@uvm.edu | Phone: 802-656-1179

  • Represents the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at First Time, First Year (FTFY) events
  • Advises FTFY students across every CALS major
  • Conducts skills and knowledge-based workshops for CALS undergraduates
  • Assists with registration and degree audit walkthroughs
  • Provides 4-year schedule consultations
  • Assists with Admitted Student Visit Days (ASVs)
  • Bolsters retention efforts and initiatives

Read more about Emma

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Whitney Northrop, Associate Director of Student Services

Email: Whitney.Northrop@uvm.edu | Phone: 802-656-0289

  • Helps students navigate degree requirements (exceptions, graduation certification)
  • Liaises with student support offices
  • Supports students in need of medical verification for absences and academic flexibility
  • Supports students with medical withdrawals and incompletes
  • Assists with leave of absences, withdrawals, re-entry 
  • Provides academic probation review and counseling

Read more about Whitney

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Kate Finley Woodruff, Associate Dean of Student Services and Academic Programs

Email: cfinleyw@uvm.edu | Phone: 802-656-1032

  • Manages the Student Services Office
  • Oversees college recruitment, retention, and enrollment, as well as Orientation, Open Houses, Admitted Student Visit Days, and Commencement
  • Works on college academic programming and community relations
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Where to Find Us

Morrill Hall, Room 106
146 University Place
Open weekdays | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 802-656-2980

Email CALS Student Services

members of the CALS Student Services team


Resources for Building Your Schedule

2022-23 Catalogue

Registration Worksheet (PDF)

How do I change my major?

It is not at all uncommon for students to change majors at the end of their first or second years at UVM. Selecting a different major sometimes involves changing from one undergraduate school or college within the university to another. Provided a student is in good academic standing and that space is available in the new area of study selected, requests for a major change are, in most cases, easily accommodated, even when a school or college change within the university is involved.

Students should submit a change of major form through their MyUVM student portal. Once you submit the form, a representative from the college where that major is housed will be in touch with you to discuss next steps.

Change my major

How do I add a minor?

Although CALS does not require that students declare a minor to graduate, many students declare a minor during their time here at UVM. A minor is typically 15-18 credits (or 5-6 classes).

Students can declare a minor within CALS or from another college/school. Students should submit a change of minor form through their MyUVM student portal. Once you submit the form, a representative from the college where that minor is housed will be in touch with you to confirm or to discuss next steps.

Add a minor


I'm a graduating senior. What are my required next steps?

CALS seniors who are eligible to graduate must submit a Senior Records Check (SRC). To submit an SRC, students should meet with their academic advisor who has access to the form.

SRCs for May graduates are due March 1st. SRCs for January graduates are due December 1st.

Email CALS Student Services for more information