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To enroll in the major or meet with an advisor, sign up for a 20-30 minute advising appointment on the online scheduling calendar (Navigate) below or attend drop in office hours for GSS Adviser & Program Coordinator Gretchen L. Hill-Marino, M.A., Academic & Career Adviser Ryan Smith, M.S., or Director Professor Reuben Zahler.

Making an Advising Appointment with your Academic/Career Adviser:

We recommend Chrome or Firefox browsers.

  1. Log into Navigate: 
  2. Enter your duck ID and password
  3. Click on the blue button on the upper right-hand corner of the screen “Schedule an Appointment”
  4. Follow the prompts; select an option under the drop down menu(s)
  5. Select “General Social Sciences” as your department.
  6. Select your advisor (or click next to see all appointment options):

At the time of your scheduled appointment, meet your adviser in their office. Office locations listed below.

See available office hours and office locations listed below.

Gretchen Hill-Marino, M.A. (in PLC 338 (check-in) or PLC 341):

By appointment only: Mondays – Fridays 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Drop-in: Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm*

Ryan Smith, M.S. (in PLC 338 (check-in) or PLC 341):

By appointment only: Varies – See online calendar – 

Drop-in: Wednesdays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm*, Thursdays 9:30 am to 11:30 am*

Professor Reuben Zahler (in McKenzie Hall 307):

By appointment only: 


Prospective majors are required to meet with a GSS adviser to discuss the degree requirements, academic and career goals, and declare the major.

Current majors are encouraged to meet with an adviser at least once a year to confirm that appropriate progress is being made toward completion of the degree.

Graduating majors are required to meet with their adviser during the first term of the year they plan to graduate. This gives us an opportunity to confirm your progress toward your degree and discuss career plans.

Academic assistance:

*Interested in your academic progress towards graduation?  Check out the GSS Undergraduate page or the Academic Resources page to learn How to Read Your Degree Audit , use the GSS Concentration Sheet Check Off List, and/or the GSS 1-Year Academic Plan Sheet.


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