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.
Please read the following update from the UW novel coronavirus and COVID-19 facts and resources page:
- This autumn, the UW is safely returning to in-person instruction and activities. The University requires masks indoors for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, and also requires all students and personnel to be vaccinated. Please get vaccinated if you haven’t already, and attest to your vaccination status. These are just two of the many health and safety measures in place for autumn quarter.
- We remain committed to providing a high-quality Husky Experience for every student, supporting the University of Washington’s vital research and service missions, and continuing to provide the outstanding medical care that keeps our community healthy.
- If you are sick with any illness, you must stay home, even if you are fully vaccinated.
At this time, the Communication Commons space is currently closed for student use. To set up an advising appointment, please see our contact and advising appointment information below.
Call: (206) 543-8860
At this time, all advising appointments will be held virtually via Zoom, with in-person appointments available on certain days/times and on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to set up an in-person appointment outside of the offered slots, please email one of our advisers with your reasoning, otherwise visit our appointment sign-up page below to schedule an advising appointment.
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: At this time, all drop-in advising will be offered virtually via Zoom. Please visit our appointment sign-up page to determine if drop-in appointments are currently being offered and for more information on how to be added to the queue.
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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