Spring Consultation on Long-Range Academic Plans

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Consultation on Long-Range Academic Plans 

During April of your sophomore year, plan to meet with your sophomore adviser or a faculty member to discuss a tentative program of study for your junior and senior years. This meeting is mandatory. There is also a consultation form that needs to be filled out and turned in to your residential college dean, but filling out the form is secondary to the primary goal of the meeting: taking stock of your academic objectives and reflecting on your progress as you work on a program of study for the rest of your undergraduate career.

After spring break, you will receive an e-mail message about this consultation and online access to a form to help you organize courses into a preliminary but coherent program of study. Selections should satisfy your intellectual interests and plans, the distributional requirements, and the requirements for your major. This planning process entails no formal commitment to particular academic choices and courses, but it is a critical element of sophomore year.

You may pick any faculty member for this consultation—your current sophomore adviser, a DUS, or another appropriate person. The point is to discuss your plans with a faculty member who is knowledgeable about your area of interest and with whom you can talk comfortably. The person you choose may or may not be your faculty adviser next year, because your adviser for junior and senior years is the DUS or a designated departmental representative.

Your residential college dean is always willing to help you choose an appropriate faculty adviser or to discuss your academic considerations and plans.

Your spring consultation with a faculty member should be both extensive and thoughtful, taking into account not only the courses you will probably take for your major, but also those outside it. Discussion of specific courses you might take as a junior or senior can help you clarify your intellectual interests.

Sophomore Advising Nights in the Residential Colleges

Fall 2013

Pierson College

  • Tuesday, September 24, 7:30 p.m.
  • Pierson College Masters House
  • Dean Amerigo Fabbri, supported by representatives from
    • Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE), who will discuss opportunities and resources related to study abroad, UCS, fellowships, and Yale Summer Session
    • and Mendy Yang PC ’15, CIPE Peer Adviser

Jonathan Edwards College

  • Wednesday, September 25, 9:00-10:00 p.m.
  • JE Dining Hall
  • Dean Joseph Spooner, supported by representatives from
    • Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE), who will discuss opportunities and resources related to study abroad, UCS, fellowships, and Yale Summer Session
    • and Allison Lazarus JE ’14, CIPE Peer Adviser

Silliman College

  • Monday, September 30, 8:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Silliman Common Room
  • Dean Hugh Flick, supported by representatives from
    • Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE), who will discuss opportunities and resources related to study abroad, UCS, fellowships, and Yale Summer Session
    • and Margaret Coons SM ’14, CIPE Peer Adviser

Berkeley College

  • Tuesday, October 1, 9:00 p.m.
  • Berkeley College dining hall
  • Dean Mia Reinoso Genoni, supported by representatives from
    • Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE), who will discuss opportunities and resources related to study abroad, UCS, fellowships, and Yale Summer Session
    • CIPE

Trumbull College

  • Tuesday, October 1, 8:00 p.m.
  • Trumbull College dining hall
  • Dean Jasmina Besirevic, supported by representatives from
    • Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE), who will discuss opportunities and resources related to study abroad, UCS, fellowships, and Yale Summer Session
    • and McKenna Keyes TC ’14, CIPE Peer Adviser

Ezra Stiles College

  • Wednesday, October 2, 9:00-10:00/10:30
  • Underground Crescent Theater
  • Dean Camille Lizarribar, supported by representatives from
    • Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE), who will discuss opportunities and resources related to study abroad, UCS, fellowships, and Yale Summer Session

Branford College

  • Tuesday, October 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Branford College dining hall
  • Dean Hilary Fink, supported by representatives from
    • Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE), who will discuss opportunities and resources related to study abroad, UCS, fellowships, and Yale Summer Session
    • and Austin Haynesworth BR ’14, CIPE Peer Adviser

Morse College

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Morse College dining hall
  • Dean Joel Silverman, supported by representatives from
    • Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE), who will discuss opportunities and resources related to study abroad, UCS, fellowships, and Yale Summer Session
    • and Ruth Nakaar MC ’14, CIPE Peer Adviser

Saybrook College

  • Tuesday, October 8, 9:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Location TBA
  • Dean Christine Muller supported by representatives from
    • Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE), who will discuss opportunities and resources related to study abroad, UCS, fellowships, and Yale Summer Session
    • Junior and senior peer advisers

Timothy Dwight College

  • Tuesday, October 8, 9:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Timothy Dwight College Thompson Room
  • Dean John Loge, supported by representatives from
    • Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE), who will discuss opportunities and resources related to study abroad, UCS, fellowships, and Yale Summer Session
    • and Julian Chernyk TD ’15, CIPE Peer Adviser

Calhoun College

  • Wednesday, October 9, 6:00-7:30
  • Calhoun College dining hall
  • Dean Leslie Woodard, supported by representatives from
    • Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE), who will discuss opportunities and resources related to study abroad, UCS, fellowships, and Yale Summer Session
    • and Anna Blazejowskyj CC ’14, CIPE Peer Adviser

Davenport College

  • TBA