The History Department offers students a wide range of advising resources to help them decide which courses to take, whether to become a concentrator (or to pursue a secondary field), how to find their way through the concentration, and what to do with their degree

The History Undergraduate Office

The Undergraduate Office is comprised of three people:

Located in Room 101 of Robinson Hall, the office is open Monday through Friday, 9am–5pm for walk-in visits. Students may also schedule an appointment online to meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) or Assistant DUS during their scheduled office hours.

In addition to the Undergraduate Office where the ADUS and DUS regularly meet with students during office hours, there are three groups of advisors available to students:

House, Faculty, and Peer Advising

House Advisors

House Advisors make up the first group and provide most of the individual advising to History students. Each Undergraduate House is assigned a dedicated advisor. House Advisors are available to students both before and after they have declared a History concentration or secondary field to discuss the program’s structure, requirements, and rewards. They also sign study cards for the concentrators in their Houses and help build community life.

Faculty Advisors

Concentrators may also request a faculty advisor with whom to discuss their historical interests and questions that may arise from their classes and research. Faculty advisors do not take the place of House Advisors, who remain responsible for nuts and bolts concentration advising, but can add to the richness of concentrators’ intellectual life. Faculty advisers can help you think about your general historical interests and long-term goals; provide insight into the lifestyle and logistics of a entering graduate school, an academic career, or other options that can be enhanced by your training in history.

HDSAB's (History Dept. Student Advisory Board)

Finally, there are History Dept. Student Advisory Board members (HDSABs), who are history concentrators who have volunteered to represent the department and discuss their experiences as concentrators with fellow students.