Student Services faculty

The Student Services team welcomes you to the College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences. We look forward to working with you throughout your time as a UVM student.

2019 CEMS Graduation Ceremony Photo Gallery

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Summer 2019 Office Hours

***Please note that our office has temporarily moved to the second floor of Pearl House (12 Colchester Avenue) for the summer***

CEMS Student Services is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We don't hold drop-in office hours over the summer. CEMS Student Services staff members are available by appointment. If you are in need of advising or assistance, we recommend calling ahead or scheduling an appointment by emailing

Some of the services we provide to current students

  • Primary advising for first year engineering majors and undeclared students in CEMS
  • Secondary advising for all CEMS students
  • Connecting students to available resources on campus
  • Monitoring academic progress
  • Coordinating requests for substitutions, waivers and credit-by-examination
  • Determining degree completion status and eligibility to graduate
  • Notifying faculty when students are missing classes due to serious illness or an emergency
  • Advising on academic components of the study abroad process
  • Certifying students for engineering licensure exams (FE, PE)
  • Providing registration support and assistance with schedule conflicts
  • Implementing the academic standards of the College and in cooperation with the CEMS Studies Committee
  • Coordinating requests for late withdrawals, leaves of absence and incompletes
  • Signing student forms that require the Dean’s signature (for example, the Change of Student Status form)


Marnie Owen - Assistant Dean of Student Services

 Marnie Owen

Genevieve Anthony - Academic Advisor

Matt Manz - Academic Advisor

 Matt Manz

Amanda Wells - Academic Advisor

Amanda Wells

Samantha Williams - Graduate Programs Coordinator

 Samantha Williams

CEMS Faculty Advising Handbook

CEMS Faculty Advising Handbook

Academic Advising in CEMS
Shared responsibility is the key to an effective and successful advisee/advisor relationship. While students are ultimately responsible for the decisions they make throughout their educational journey, faculty and professional staff advising and mentorship are key to informing and empowering those decisions.

In their 2014 report Strengthening Advising at UVM, the Student Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate used the following definition of academic advising: “Academic advising is a developmental process which assists students in the clarification of their life/career goals and in the development of educational plans for the realization of these goals. It is a decision-making process by which students realize their maximum educational potential through communication and information exchanges with an advisor; it is ongoing, multifaceted, and the responsibility of both student and advisor. The advisor serves as a facilitator of communication, a coordinator of learning experiences through course and career planning and academic progress review, and an agent of referral to other campus agencies as necessary”. (David S. Crockett, Ed., (1987), Advising Skills, Techniques and Resources: A Compilation of Materials Related to the Organization and Delivery of Advising Services (Iowa City, Iowa: ACT Corporation).

Clearly delineated advising responsibilities are key to the success of a system of shared accountability. As such, CEMS Student Services developed (and continually updates) Making the Most of Advising in CEMS in conjunction with the CEMS leadership team and the CEMS faculty at large. These guidelines outline the responsibilities of CEMS students, faculty, and the professional advisors in CEMS Student Services.