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CLA Advising

CLA Advising office provides professional advising services to declared Liberal Arts majors. We are available to all CLA declared students, to support and assist in degree and education planning. We encourage students to meet with their faculty advisors as well, for advice on major coursework and to benefit from mentoring in their specific fields.


We offer drop-ins when there is an academic deadline. Check online for the next drop-in date.


Find your advisor below and click on the appointment link.

Last Name
Directions to
A-BL Book appointment with Breann Breann Leake Directions to Breann's office
BN-CH Book appointment with Kristin Kristin Robison Directions to Kristin's office
Ci-ER Book appointment with Hannah Hannah Kelliher Directions to Hannah's office
ES-HAR Book appointment with Kathryn Kathryn Webber Directions to Kathryn's office
HAS-Ki Book appointment with Emily Emily Foley Directions to Emily's office
KJ-MC Book appointment with Frances Frances van Pelt Directions to Frances's office
MD-PAR Book appointment with Kay Kay Slater Directions to Kay's office
PAS-R Book appointment with Zach Zach Peterson Directions to Zach's office
S-TE Book appointment with Alex Alex Vasquez Directions to Alex's office
TF-Z Book appointment with Jasen Jasen Sousa Directions to Jasen's office


Director of CLA Advising: Ana Frega

CLA students with an undecided major should see advisors in the Academic & Career Engagement and Success (ACES) Center, Campus Center, 1st Floor, Suite 1100 (617.287.5500).

Current and former members of the learning communities CLA First! and CLA SophoMORE should see advisors in their programs, Wheatley, 4th Floor, Room 125 (617.287.5721).

College of Liberal Arts Advising Mission Statement

CLA Advising teaches and empowers undergraduate students with majors in the College of Liberal Arts to become active participants in their education and engaged members of the University community, within the College of Liberal Arts and beyond. We work collaboratively with our advisees and with faculty advisors, providing information, support, and guidance, as we encourage students to make informed academic decisions, take advantage of the university’s educational opportunities, and assume ownership of their academic choices. Through the advisor/advisee partnership, students are able to identify and develop educational plans that are meaningful and relevant for their academic purposes, and to connect those plans to their individual life goals.


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