Princeton can be a complicated place, and no individual can answer all of your questions or meet all of your advising needs. Fortunately, however, you have a team of people who can help you develop your intellectual interests, achieve your learning goals, and explore the immense universe of academic opportunity at the university.
All first years are assigned a faculty adviser, chosen from among Whitman College's outstanding faculty fellows. Your faculty adviser will help guide you through Princeton's many academic opportunities and will be there during your first two years (or one year for BSE students) to discuss your course schedule and academic plans.
You and your faculty adviser are supported by Whitman's excellent Peer Academic Advisers, who, alongside the Residential College Advisers (RCAs) and Resident Graduate Students (RGS), help you during orientation and throughout your time in Whitman. As successful juniors and seniors, Peer Academic Advisers have expertise in navigating academic life at Princeton and can provide a student’s perspective on a range of academic issues and experiences.
Within the College office, the Dean and Assistant Dean for Studies can help you with your academic questions or concerns. They can assist you with administrative procedures, explain university policies, and connect you to academic support resources around the university. To make an appointment please contact Dean Schwalm [email protected] or Dr. Matt Newman [email protected] directly to schedule a meeting. If you aren't sure who to contact, you can email Sara Krause [email protected], our college coordinator.