DUS News

DUS News

July 6, 2015
Inside Scoop: Who Is Your Academic Adviser?

Find out in eLion by clicking on Advising and selecting Adviser Information, and you'll see your adviser's name and contact information. You can also read more about your adviser at Division of Undergraduate Studies Staff.

Important Dates:

     * date applies to University Park. For important summer-session dates at all campuses, see the Summer 2015 Academic Calendars.

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Advising This Week

Need help with your schedule before the drop deadline Monday night, July 6? Talk with a DUS adviser at University Park by coming to the lobby of Grange Building, 8:15–11:30 a.m. and 1:15–4:30 p.m. For meetings with your adviser after that, make an appointment online or call 814–865–7576. At all other campuses, contact your Academic Advising Center for assistance.

Need To Drop Or Add A Course?

If you’re thinking about dropping a summer course, the deadline for most classes at University Park is this Monday, July 6 (before midnight on eLion; 5:00 p.m. if you go to the Registrar’s office in Shields Building or to the department offering the course). Before you decide to drop, review the Late-Drop Checklist and come to Grange Building to talk to an adviser about the pros and cons. If you want to add a course, you have until this Tuesday morning, July 7, at 8:00 a.m. (Note: eLion is never available 3:00–7:30 a.m.).

Top 5 Things To Remember

In case you missed the DUS Dean’s Meeting last week or can't recall something that was mentioned, here are the Top 5 Things To Remember.  

Narrowing Down Possible Majors

If it seems overwhelming to go through Penn State’s long list of majors to find a good fit, check out MajorQuest. Click on an interest area (or two or three), select your campus, and MajorQuest will list majors and resource links to help you explore further. Then talk about your top interests with your adviser.

The Knowledge Commons

The Knowledge Commons in Pattee Library is an excellent place to study, work on a project with your team, plug in your laptop, create a video assignment, use a PC or Mac, get help from media specialists and tech consultants, or just plain read on comfortable lounge furniture. Check out all the resources and services!

Work For The Collegian

If you’d like to try out for a reporter or photographer position with The Daily Collegian, go to one of the sessions below and bring a pencil and blue exam book. All meetings take place at The Collegian, room 223, 123 S. Burrowes Street, State College. 

  • Wednesday, July 8, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 9, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

DUS Social Media

Check out the Division of Undergraduate Studies on Facebook for the latest DUS news, announcements, and events! Follow us on Twitter, too.

Additional Resources:

Academic Advising Portal
Advising questions? Need academic information? Check out and bookmark Academic Advising Portal or contact your DUS adviser.

Explore Majors
Making decisions? Use the Exploration Resources on the DUS website to explore and make decisions about possible majors

Make An Appointment
Want to make an appointment with your adviser? Use our online appointment scheduling system!

Penn State Events
Interested in more events at Penn State? For a list of workshops, seminars, information sessions, career and major fairs, and more, visit the Events Calendar at Penn State.

Mailing Address

Division of Undergraduate Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
101 Grange Building
University Park, PA 16802

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Phone and Email

(814) 865-7576
(814) 863-8913
8:00am - 5:00pm (M-F)

DUS at All Penn State Locations

For information on DUS enrollment and academic advising at all Penn State locations, please view our list of Advising Centers to find your location.