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Walk 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.

Departmental advisors are available to assist you with questions regarding the major requirements and admissions to the major. For questions regarding CORE/Gen. Ed. requirements, ARHU's Global Engagement (i.e. foreign language) requirement and other University requirements, please contact Arts and Humanities advising at 301-405-2108. For advising on the Rhetoric minor, please visit: for more information.

There are two options for meeting with an advisor.  You can schedule a 30 minute appointment or you can go through drop-in advising if you have a quick question or two.

Reasons to schedule an appointment instead of going through drop-in advising:

  • Change of major to COMM (Note: We are unable to process changes of major during walk-in advising)
  • Planning for future semesters
  • Discuss study abroad programs and how they fit with your track
  • Discuss academic difficulties
  • Mandatory advising for first semester students

Drop-in advising is limited to 10 minutes when others are waiting. If you need longer than 10 minutes, please schedule an appointment for advising so that the advisor can give you the time that you need.

Drop-in Advising Schedule for Spring 2020

Note: Drop-in advising is limited to 10 minutes when others are waiting.  Please see below to schedule an appointment if you feel you will need longer than 10 minutes. 

Effective Monday, January 27, 2020 through Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

Monday 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Thursday 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Friday No walk-in advising

Scheduling an Advising Appointment

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.

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