Advising

You can contact us by email: commadvising@umd.edu

Drop-in Advising Schedule   Scheduling an Appointment

The Department of Communication Undergraduate advising is located in Room 2101D in the Skinner Building. The COMM Undergraduate Advising Office phone number is 301-405-0862.

In light of the campus moving primarily to online services after spring break, the Advising Office will be modifying the way we deliver services. See below for details.

Mandatory Advising (for first-semester freshman and external transfer students in their first semester at UMD)

  • Via phone appointments: Schedule an appointment using our online calendar (see below) and call the advising office at the number indicated on your confirmation email at your scheduled appointment time.

  • An advisor will send a copy of your academic plan to ARHU Advising after your phone call.
  • You will need to complete the academic plan with an ARHU advisor prior to your advising block being lifted.
Mandatory Advising (for all other students with mandatory advising blocks)
  • If you know what classes you plan to take in the fall: Complete the COMM Mandatory Advising Form found here: https://go.umd.edu/COMMmandatoryadvising  An advisor will respond via email as soon as possible and make a note in the system that your departmental mandatory advising is satisfied.  Due to the anticipated volume of requests, please allow 2 business days for a response. If you already have an appointment scheduled and would like to take advantage of the form/email advising, please cancel your advising appointment in order to free up that time for another student.

  • Via phone appointments: Schedule an appointment using our online calendar (see below) and call the advising office at  the number indicated on your confirmation email at your scheduled appointment time.

  • You will also need to complete your mandatory advising with ARHU in order to have your advising block removed.

General Advising
  • For general quick questions please email:  commadvising@umd.edu.  

  • Via phone appointments: Schedule an appointment using our online calendar (see below) and call the advisor at the number provided in the confirmation email at your scheduled appointment time.

  • You may also reach us by phone: 301-405-0862 or 301-405-6519 after spring break between 9 am and 4 pm Monday-Friday (Please note that with phone appointments taking place, we will not always be able to answer your call.  If you leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as possible or you can email us at the address above.)

Drop-in Advising Schedule for Spring 2020

Drop-in advising has been canceleld for the spring semester.  Please contact us via one of the methods above for advising.

Scheduling an Advising Appointment

For the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, all COMM advising appointments will take place over the phone. 

To schedule an advising appointment with a Communication Academic Advisor, please use our online scheduling system found here to schedule an appointment with an advisor. You will complete a one-time registration process that takes about two minutes (if you have already set up an account for the Oral Communication Center (OCC), you should use that account). After registering, you will login and select COMM Advising from the drop down menu. If you prefer, you can call the Undergraduate Advising Office at 301-405-0862 to schedule an appointment. Please note that we cannot send confirmation emails for appointments scheduled over the phone.

You can also contact us by email: commadvising@umd.edu