Communication Advising and the Communication Commons
Department of Communication academic advisers are the main resource for current and prospective students to learn about the Department’s majors and programs. They can assist students with academic planning, internships, research, study abroad, graduation, graduate school, and career development. Our advisers are also available to provide referrals to resources both on and off campus.
The Communication Commons in the Department of Communication offers a warm, collaborative space for students to study, work on group projects, host meetings, as well as meet with our student services/advising staff with academic questions.
Due to COVID-19 and remote learning, the Communication Commons space is currently closed. However, virtual advising is still available. Please see our contact and advising appointment information below.
* Please note that during the time in which the UW is practicing remote learning, no phone calls will be answered. Feel free to contact us via email with your questions.
Note: While the UW is operating under remote learning protocols, advising appointments will be conducted through Zoom. Click on the button below to make an appointment.
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-11:30 a.m.; 1:00-4:30 p.m.
If you are a student who is currently located in a time zone different than the one in Seattle (Pacific Daylight Time), you are welcome to email an adviser directly to set up an appointment outside of the offered times below if you are wanting one that better accommodates your schedule.
Note: While the UW is operating under remote learning protocols, drop-in advising will be conducted through email. Please contact an adviser directly or email@example.com for assistance.
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-11:30 a.m.; 1:00-3:30 p.m.
For more information on what constitutes an advising appointment versus a drop-in, please see our FAQ page.
When signing up for your advising appointment, please keep in mind that this is a professional meeting and we request that you arrive on-time to respect your adviser’s and fellow students’ schedules. If you know that you will be late, please inform your adviser in case you need to reschedule.
Late appointment policy
If you are more than 15 minutes late to your scheduled advising appointment, you will be asked to reschedule. This policy serves as a reminder to be respectful of fellow students’ time. Advising appointments are in high demand and can be difficult to schedule. A “no-show” deprives another student the opportunity to meet with their adviser and takes away from advisers’ time to assist students.
If you need to cancel a scheduled appointment, please give 24 hours advance notice.
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