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First-Year Advising

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."

Advising Connections Locations
11 a.m. March 9

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
Biology Gibble Masters atrium
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 &
Computer Science
Esbenshade 382 (Math),
Esbenshade 281 (CS)
Masters atrium
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
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