Current and prospective undergraduate Humanities students at the UW are encouraged to meet with HAS academic advisers to discuss admission, declaring a major, graduation, academic planning, and personal issues affecting academic progress. Advisers are available for virtual, in-person, and phone appointments through the HAS Office in A-002 Padelford Hall.


Advising Availability

Please keep the following schedule in mind when planning your visits to the Undergraduate Programs Office.

Regular Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Office Closed: All UW holidays


Individual Appointments

PLEASE NOTE: Per current UW guidelines, HAS is currently operating on a remote basis only.

To schedule an advising appointment or to ask a question, please email A booking calendar tool is currently being developed and is coming soon.

* If you need to cancel or reschedule, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. *


Drop-in Advising

Drop-in Advising will begin in October and occur online Monday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. PST. Drop in appointments are perfect for quick questions or basic advising.

To participate in our online first-come-first-seen, 10-minute academic advising meeting for fall quarter 2020, we will be using zoom. Further details on how to participate in drop-ins via zoom will be sent to students at the start of fall quarter.


Email Advising

We will endeavor to respond to email inquiries within two business days. For pressing or complicated advising questions, please schedule an individual advising appointment.


What to Expect in an Advising Appointment

HAS advisers are here to work with you to navigate your degree and explore opportunities that impact your academic progress and career planning. Our advisers are looking forward to helping you plan for both your short and long-term goals – the more you connect with your support team, the more you’ll be able to make the most of your time at UW.

Here are examples of how you can work with our advisers:

  • Find out if a Humanities major or minor is right for you: See an HAS adviser to talk declaring a major/ minor, finding out what being in a program really means for your day to day, or learning about prerequisites. Transfer students can work with advisers to find out which credits will be approved to count towards their degree at the UW.
  • Explore choices and navigate decisions: See how you can connect the Humanities to majors and minors in other departments around the UW. Talk about how you can customize your degree program to fit with your interests, needs, and future goals. This can include funding resources, graduate school prep, professional development, and more.
  • Track progress: Consult with an adviser to check on your academic progress and build out your roadmap to graduation. Students can also work with advisers to create parallel plans in case circumstances change.
  • Customize your degree: Work with advisers to find out how to add experience, honors research, certificates, or training from other programs to specialize your degree. Advisers can help you make plans and discover opportunities around campus.
  • Study abroad: Forge a more global outlook! Explore study abroad opportunities with different departments and the UW Study Abroad Office. Work with an HAS adviser to see how courses taken abroad can be used toward your degree. Start researching early!
  • Graduate: Apply to graduate and finalize your academic plans with an adviser. Get graduating senior priority (GSP) registration. Our advisers are here to support, guide, and connect you to resources to get you ready for the next chapter in your life! Students are eligible to start the application to graduate process once they have earned senior status at 135 credits.