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

During the academic year, we provide drop-in advising hours from 10-4, but  most days we suggest that you call or e-mail in advance for an appointment, especially if it is during peak registration periods. If you drop in during busy times, we are happy to see you, but just know you may have  a wait.  ( or 206-543-2634).
Mon: 10:00am - 4:00pm (closed 10-11:30am for a weekly meeting)
Tues: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wed: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thu: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Students wishing to have their coursework evaluated for an English Language Arts Endorsement need to make an appointment.

(During the academic year, other times may be available between 8:30am and 10:00am, by appointment only. Contact us at or to discuss setting up a special advising session if needed.)

We are located in A-2-B Padelford Hall, in the A wing on the Plaza Level (PL). Click here for directions to our offices.

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.