Advising in the Classics Department
When you declare a major in Greek, Latin, or Classical Civilization, you will receive an email that assigns you to an individual faculty advisor. That person, a professor in the Department, will provide assistance on the following topics:
- course selection
- fulfilling the requirements of the major
- general distribution and minor requirements within CAS
- planning for off-campus studies, internships, and other opportunities
- navigating the Four-Year Plan
- career ideas and opportunities
All advisors hold regular office hours; please check that faculty member's UVM webpage to see when s/he is available and to find contact information to arrange an appointment.
Classics minors or students considering a major/minor who would like advice are welcome to make an appointment with the Chair, or to reach out to professors they know in the Department.
Advisor Changes: Leaves, Sabbaticals, and Student-Initiated Changes
If and when your advisor goes on sabbatical or other leave, you will be assigned temporarily to another faculty member until your advisor returns and resumes duties; if you are being reassigned, the Department's administrative coordinator will email you to let you know who your acting advisor is. If for whatever reason you would like to change your advisor, please contact the Department Chair.
Additional Resources: Careers, Research, Graduate School, etc.
Members of the Classics faculty have a wealth of knowledge to share about the nature of the field, job opportunities available to Classics majors, graduate programs in Classics and related disciplines, and more. We encourage you to tap into that expertise through consultation with individual faculty members. We also recommend you join the Goodrich Classical Club, which sponsors regular events, lectures, and socials on campus and where a lot informal peer advising takes place. You can also find them via the Goodrich Classical Club on Facebook.
Seeking Other Kinds of Advising?
Your academic advisor has expertise in scholarly issues, especially pertaining to the field of Classics. The College of Arts and Sciences Student Services office can help you to identify many other resources you may need, including free professional advising and support concerning student health, legal matters, writing and learning skills, general career planning, lifestyle/residential issues, academic accommodations, and more.