Current Student Resources


Spring 2021 Update

Advising QR code, directionsWith construction in Carnegie Building, the advising office has moved to downtown State College — 112 West Foster Avenue — for the spring semester. The office is located about a block past Panera (corner of Allen Street and Beaver Avenue) near the high school football field. Use this QR code for map and directions.

Advising appointments may be scheduled (details below) in person or virtually.  


Administrative support staff Brenda Johnson and Katie KennedyThe Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications recognizes the importance of advising and supports students as they plan and achieve their academic and career goals. A dedicated, nine-person advising staff exists for one-on-one meetings, drop-in hours and small group sessions with students.

The ultimate responsibility for understanding University policies and completing all degree requirements rests with the student. However, the advising office can assist students with information and advice on:

Advising Syllabus: A downloadable resource with important advising and course scheduling information, contact information, entrance-to-major details and more.

Advising staff, 2020Appointments

Call 814-865-1503, 814-865-1591 or schedule online.

-- First Week of Classes, Drop-In Options --

Monday to Friday, 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.

In Person: Advising Office, 112 W. Foster Ave. (see QR code above for dirctions)

Virtual: Zoom,

Virtual Drop in Structure:
-To access drop-ins, students must sign in to Zoom with their Penn State email address and user ID.
-Students will see the first available adviser and cannot request a specific adviser.
-Drop-ins are limited to 15-20 minutes. Students with more complex questions will be referred to schedule an advising appointment.
-Wait times will vary based on the number on students waiting to be seen.
-The waiting room may close at any time to ensure all students can be seen within the drop-in timeframe.


-- Scheduling an Appointment --
(30 minute appointments for longer discussions regarding scheduling, graduation plans, study abroad and more)

  • To schedule an appointment, please schedule through Starfish LINK
  • How to schedule an appointment in Starfish. INFO
  • What do you need help with / appointment type = Advising for Assigned Advisees (If you are choosing "Advising for Any Student" you will not see any availability listed.)

Advising Resources

Advising leads, 2019


For honors and special courses:



204 Carnegie Building

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