Advising

Advising Student CGS

The College of General Studies is home to a talented group of experienced and dedicated academic advisors, happy to help you navigate through the University and achieve your academic goals. All degree-seeking and certificate students in the College of General Studies are assigned an advisor to work with throughout their time at the University. Your advisor is your individual and personal connection to the University of Pittsburgh—your guide, advocate, and a key member of your support team. 

Contact your advisor if you have a question or need information about any of the following and more:

  • Academic/Advising Holds
  • Add/Drop Decisions 
  • Career Choices
  • Course Selection
  • Curriculum Requirements
  • Graduation Review
  • Internships
  • Personal Issues
  • Problems with Major/Minor
  • Study Abroad Opportunities/Service Learning Experiences
  • University Policies/Procedures
  • Withdrawal/Resignation Decisions

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call 412-624-6600 or stop by our office, located on the first floor of Wesley W. Posvar Hall. Regular business hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:30 AM–6 PM, and Friday from 8:30 AM–5 PM during the fall and spring terms. Business hours are from Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM during the summer term.

Academic Advising Walk-In Appointments for Fall 2018 (2191) Term

CGS & Pitt Students:        

A College of General Studies advisor is available daily for walk-in academic advising sessions. These appointments are typically between ten and fifteen minutes and are first-come, first-serve. Note: You cannot have your advising hold lifted during a walk-in appointment.  

  Day  Hours
August 20-September 7 Monday 11-3 PM
  Tuesday 11-3 PM
  Wednesday 11-3 PM
  Thursday 11-3 PM
  Friday 11-3 PM
September 10-December 14    
  Monday 12-1 PM
  Tuesday 12-1 PM
  Wednesday 12-1 PM
  Thursday 12-1 PM
  Friday 12-1 PM

Non-Pitt (Prospective) Students:

These sessions are good for anyone seeking reinstatement, possible transfer students, or students from another school wanting to inquire about our degree programs. 

Day Hours
Wednesday 12-2 PM
Thursday 12-2 PM

Academic Advisors

Advisor Email
Tiwanda Taylor
Director of Advising and Student Support
tltst28@pitt.edu
Tom Damski
Academic Advisor 
tjdst27@pitt.edu
Krista Stokes
Academic Advisor
kqs1@pitt.edu
Mel Watkins 
Academic Advisor 
mwatkins@pitt.edu