The second component of the First-Year Experience is advising. Your seminar instructor will be your official advisor for the year. Once you declare a major, you will be paired with a faculty mentor in your discipline.
Professor Benowitz addresses his advisees
To officially “mark” the transition from your first-year advisor to your major advisor, the Office of the Dean of Faculty sponsors an Advising Connections event in March. Advisors meet their new advisees at this time to officially welcome them to the department. After greeting advisees in assigned rooms, advisors and advisees proceed to one of nine central locations to enjoy punch and Elizabethtown's signature carrot cake reduced to convenient, handheld, muffin form!
85% of students that attended the Advising Connections event felt that it helped them connect with their advisor, stating:
"I feel like it was a great opportunity to talk to the other people in your department & also the professors. It gave me an opportunity to figure out what I should be doing for the upcoming semesters."
"I really enjoyed hearing from the head of the department and then meeting in groups with our advisors. The informal conversation made the experience more comfortable for the students who were just meeting their advisor for the first time."
If you are a double major, please visit first one department and then another. If the second department has already left the meeting room, please proceed to the appropriate refreshment location.
|Department||Meeting Location||Refreshment Location|
|Business||Hoover 110||Hoover first-floor lobby|
|Chemistry & Biochemistry||Musser 232||Masters atrium|
|Communications||Steinman 204||Steinman first-floor lobby|
|Education||Nicarry 106||Outside Nicarry 106|
|Engineering & Physics||Esbenshade 187||Masters atrium|
|English||Nicarry 207||Nicarry second-floor lounge|
|Fine Arts||Steinman 100||Steinman first-floor lobby|
|Music||Zug 204||Zug lobby (Hess Gallery)|
|Theatre||BSC 105 – 111||Tempest Theatre hallway|
|History||Wenger 204||Wenger 103 (Fetzer Lounge)|
|Mathematical Sciences &
|Esbenshade 382 (Math),
Esbenshade 281 (CS)
|Modern Languages||Nicarry 204||Nicarry second-floor lounge|
|Occupational Therapy||Esbenshade 360, 362, 373||Masters atrium|
|Political Science, Philosophy
and Legal Studies
|Nicarry 201||Nicarry second-floor lounge|
|Psychology||Esbenshade 270||Masters atrium|
|Religious Studies||Wenger 310||Wenger 103 (Fetzer Lounge)|
|Social Work||Nicarry 205||Nicarry second-floor lounge|
|Sociology & Anthropology||Nicarry 212||Nicarry second-floor lounge|
|Deciding||Thompson 105||Jay Walk|