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How to Meet with Your Academic Advisor

Appointments: Made online with our 24-hour Online Scheduler and scheduled to last 30 minutes. Appointments are recommended for:

  • Registration planning/clearance
  • Choice of major(s)
  • Academic program planning; planning for graduation
  • Study abroad, internship, or independent studies
  • Probation
  • Taking a leave of absence/ returning after an absence
  • Academic success
  • References/recommendation

*From Monday, March 26th-Thursday, April 19th, the CAS Advising Team will hold drop-ins to see as many students as possible during registration. No appointments are required during this time.

Drop-In Advising

For the first two weeks of every semester, we hold drop-in advising appointments. After the first two weeks, each advisor holds weekly drop-in hours and they are handled on a first come/first served basis. Drop-in advising only focuses on one issue and are limited to 15 minutes. Drop-in advising is appropriate for:

  • Emergency affecting academic progress
  • Withdrawal from AU
  • Late actions concerning registration deadlines
  • Signatures on forms
  • Registration stops
  • Degree audit issues/ graduation clearance
  • Sharing positive academic news

For Dean's Signature

Students needing the Dean's signature should contact their Academic Advisor for fastest processing.

Advising Team & Caseload Breakdown

Academic Advisor


Contact Information

Benjamin Berg

Art History, Audio Technology/Production, Dance, Education, Graphic Design, Music, Musical Theatre, Studio Art, Theatre, Undecided T-Z

Jorge Maldonado

Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, World Languages & Cultures


Julia Marrone

Computer Science, Mathematics, Math & Econ (joint program), Physics, Psychology, Statistics

Darian Mitchell

Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Neuroscience

Laura Nitzberg

African American and African Diaspora, American Studies, Arab World Studies, Asian Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies, Undecided A-S

Valerie Rauenzahn

Health Promotion, Literature, Public Health

Emily Jones-Green


Tyler Atkins-Mose

Assistant Director


Congratulations, Class of 2022!

You will be hearing from the First-Year Advising Team in the coming weeks about next steps. Please make sure to activate your AU email account to receive the most up-to-date information. 

If you have questions, please contact

Best of luck in finishing your senior year!