Current Student Resources



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 dowloadable resource with important advising and course scheduling information, contact information, entrance-to-major details and more.

Advising staff, 2020Appointments

All advising meetings for Fall 2020 will be conducted via Zoom. Call 814-865-1503 or schedule online


Virtual drop-in advising will be held every Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. via Zoom.

During the first week of classes, virtual drop-ins will be held daily from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. via Zoom.

To access drop-ins, students must sign in to Zoom with thier 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 of 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.

Advising Resources

Advising leads, 2019


For honors and special courses.

COMM 494 Application for Undergraduate Research Credits (Updated May 2018)

COMM 494 TA Guidelines (Updated May 2018)

COMM 496 Independent Study

COMM 496H Honors Independent Study

Schreyer Honors College Thesis Guidelines


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