Working with an Advisor

We invite you to suggest the faculty member you would like to work with as your advisor. (If you have no suggestion, the chair will help you find an advisor.) In making this selection you should take into account your plans for being on campus and inquire about the faculty member's leave schedule. If your advisor goes on leave we will assign someone else to cover for her or him, or assign you to an instructor you request.

The essence of advising at Mount Holyoke is a dialogue between faculty and student. To this end we encourage you to talk to your advisor about the work you are doing in your courses, about what you are excited about, what you are learning about literature, theory, and textual study.

You should talk to your advisor during every preregistration and registration period about your plans, your course selections, fulfilling your requirements, and the developing shape of your major.