All History majors will be assigned a member of the faculty to serve as his or her Department mentor. The faculty mentor will oversee the student's major and will be available to discuss academic goals, the nature of the discipline, post-graduation plans (graduate school, law school, employment opportunities, etc.), or whatever else a student needs to talk about. The mentor should be viewed as the best source of information about a student's course of study.
History majors are required to see their mentors during registration to review their major program. Their registration for History courses will not be complete until their mentors approve their major program. Please note that under the self-service DORI system, the College advisors check to see if a student has submitted the approval form; if not, the registration can be put on hold.
Academic advisors in the College Office will review their students' entire academic programs to insure that those students meet all the University and College requirements. However, students should be aware that they bear the primary responsibility for making sure that all requirements for graduation are met.
Don't know who your mentor is? Not to fear!
Simply email, call (412.396.6470), or stop by to see Laura Miller, Administrative Assistant, in 603 College Hall, and she'll be happy to let you know. Once you know who your mentor is, you can check out the Faculty and Staff Contact Information page on our DORI site to find out how to contact and the best time to meet with him/her.