Graduate Advising

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Graduate Advising

New Students


All new students must schedule a meeting with a graduate advisor upon start of graduate studies either on Advising Day or shortly after. Students should schedule meetings with advisors by going to the department office or sending an email requesting an appointment to new students must attend the first Graduate Seminar during their first term. The seminar will take place on a Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and the date will be posted on the Graduate Seminar Schedule. The Chair will discuss many important issues regarding our graduate program at the seminar. All new students are strongly encouraged to attend the Chair's welcome meeting on Advising Day. Students also must follow the suggested sequence of study, especially as it relates to selection of culminating experience mentor.

In summary, new students should attend the Advising Day meeting with the Chair, see a graduate advisor the same day or shortly thereafter and attend the first meeting of the Graduate Seminar. Subsequently, students should meet with an advisor at least once per term.


If you are a current or newly admitted graduate student seeking for advice, please contact the department during the summer (

Request Advising by Appointment Only
Advisor Location Availability
Timothy Sun
Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Zoom info is posted on this site. Contact if you are not enrolled in this site.)
Hui Yang
Thornton Hall 966 Wednesday: 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. (Zoom info is posted on this site. Contact if you are not enrolled in this site.)