Advising

You can contact us by email: commadvising@umd.edu

Drop-in Advising Schedule   Scheduling an Appointment

The Department of Communication Undergraduate advising is located in Room 2101D in the Skinner Building. The COMM Undergraduate Advising Office phone number is 301-405-0862.

In light of the campus moving primarily to online services after spring break, the Advising Office will be modifying the way we deliver services. See below for details.

Change of Major (for current UMD students you must have submitted an application here: https://www.admissions.umd.edu/explore/majors/limited-enrollment-program... before the June 5th deadline)

  • Via phone appointment: Schedule an appointment using our online calendar (see below) and call the advising office at the number indicated on your confirmation email at your scheduled appointment time.

  • An advisor will send a copy of your academic plan to ARHU Advising after your phone call.

  • You will need to complete the academic plan with an ARHU advisor prior to your major being changed/added.

Mandatory Advising (for first-semester freshman and external transfer students in their first semester at UMD)

  • Via phone appointments: Schedule an appointment using our online calendar (see below) and call the advising office at the number indicated on your confirmation email at your scheduled appointment time.

  • An advisor will send a copy of your academic plan to ARHU Advising after your phone call.

  • You will need to complete the academic plan with an ARHU advisor prior to your advising block being lifted.

Mandatory Advising (for all other students with mandatory advising blocks)
  • Via phone appointments: Schedule an appointment using our online calendar (see below) and call the advising office at  the number indicated on your confirmation email at your scheduled appointment time.

  • You will also need to complete your mandatory advising with ARHU in order to have your advising block removed.

General Advising
  • For general quick questions please email:  commadvising@umd.edu.  

  • Via phone appointments: Schedule an appointment using our online calendar (see below) and call the advisor at the number provided in the confirmation email at your scheduled appointment time.

  • You may also reach us by phone: 301-405-0862 or 301-405-6519 after spring break between 9 am and 4 pm Monday-Friday (Please note that with phone appointments taking place, we will not always be able to answer your call.  If you leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as possible or you can email us at the address above.)

PR Course Permission
  • COMM331, COMM332, COMM353 and COMM483 require Departmental permission to register. If you are a current COMM major and are planning to take any of these courses in the fall semester and do not have a mandatory advising block, you may complete the form here: https://go.umd.edu/PRpermission for permission to register (please allow up to 2 business days for a response).
  • If you need permission to register for COMM386, please see our Internship page for the application form and instructions.

Drop-in Advising Schedule

Advising is currently being offered by appointment only.  See below to schedule a phone appointment with an advisor.
 

Scheduling an Advising Appointment

Currently, all COMM advising appointments will take place over the phone. 

To schedule an advising appointment with a Communication Academic Advisor, please use our online scheduling system found here to schedule an appointment with an advisor. You will complete a one-time registration process that takes about two minutes (if you have already set up an account for the Oral Communication Center (OCC), you should use that account). After registering, you will login and select COMM Advising from the drop down menu. If you prefer, you can call the Undergraduate Advising Office at 301-405-0862 to schedule an appointment. Please note that we cannot send confirmation emails for appointments scheduled over the phone.

You can also contact us by email: commadvising@umd.edu