Pre-Major Advising for Freshman and Sophomores

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August Orientation Training Sessions

Freshman & Sophomore Advisers

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”

— from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland

The University of Rochester’s pre-major advising program is a collaborative partnership among College faculty and staff; the program’s goal is to assist undergraduates as they make the transition from high school to college and as they craft choices about their academic and personal plans.

Pre-major advisers and students work together to create a positive environment to support the exploration of ideas and interests:

  • How to develop educational and career goals
  • Where to find appropriate College resources and information about program and degree requirements
  • How to learn about and negotiate the College environment, its policies and procedures
  • How to develop good decision-making skills as educational plans are formulated, assessed and re-assessed during the first two years
  • How to make appropriate course selections
  • How to declare a major by the end of the sophomore year

Pre-Major Advising:

Adviser Training:

Quick Links:


Lattimore 312
Phone: (585) 275-2354

Dean of Freshman
Marcy Kraus

Dean of Sophomores
Sean Hanna