Welcome to Undergraduate Advising for Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media Studies, Creative Writing, and English

Visit the Undergraduate Programs section for instructions on how to declare the English major or minor and degree requirements.  Many common questions are answered in our Undergraduate FAQ.

Undergraduate Advising is available to help with academic and career planning, preparation for graduate school, and other questions and concerns of undergraduates, alumni, and prospective undergraduate and graduate students. We also work with prospective and certificated teachers interested in the English Language Arts teaching endorsement for secondary education. We're involved in the UW ArtsLink and UW WordLink, and we administer internships and the English Study Abroad Programs, We provide a home for Bricolage, the UW's undergraduate literary and art magazine, and AU, the UW's speculative fiction journal. We also work with the Honors Society students in Sigma Tau Delta.

Advising Hours 

I will not have in-office meetings available  during the UW's suspension of classes due to the COIVD 19 illness.  If you have any questions  at all,   please e-mail me at

If e-mail is not sufficient,  and so often it is not, you can schedule an appointment with me through e-mail, if you would like to talk. My direct line number is 206-543-3976.  We can also set up a Zoom appointment, if you would prefer. When you make an appointment, let me know  how you would like to connect.

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Staying Connected

Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media Studies: new majors are automatically subscribed to the "clfmmajors" email list, but anyone is welcome to subscribe.

English & Creative Writing: anyone can subscribe to our "englmajors" e-mail list. You do not need to be an admitted English major, or a UW student, to receive e-mail messages from English Advising. You can also view our career blog and internship blog, or find us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

How to Reach Us

We can be reached at (206) 543-2634 or or Undergraduate Advising Staff, with individual and office contact information can also be found on our staff page. You may wish to consult directions to our offices in A-2-B Padelford Hall if you haven't visited us before - it can be a challenge to find us.

Graduate Advising

For graduate advisers, please see Graduate Program Staff.