Undergraduate Advising

Declaring a Major & Being Assigned an SPLH Faculty Mentor

Victoria Celli, Undergraduate Academic Advisor from College Advising and Student Services is our dedicated SPLH undergraduate advisor.  She will be available to assist you with academic advising, particularly in the area of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) requirements.

  • Declaring your SPLH major

Ms. Celli can do this for you. Please make an appointment with her to declare your major.  Students can schedule an appointment with her either online through MySuccess via the myKU Portal or by calling College Advising & Student Services at (785) 864-3500 during normal business hours (8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday).  She does not schedule appointments via email as her availability changes quickly.  Office hours in the SPLH office for fall 2020 and starting in spring 2021 will be virtual through zoom.

  • Completing your plan of study

Ms. Celli can also assist you with this. After you have created a plan of study, you should go over it with your faculty mentor (faculty member assigned to you by Sondra Murphy).

  • In the semester before you plan to graduate, meet with Ms Celli for a graduation check.
  • Ms Celli is also available to help you with questions about classes and enrollment to meet graduation requirements throughout your undergraduate career. 

Once you have declared your major, Sondra Murphy will assign you an SPLH faculty mentor. Your faculty mentor is available to help you select electives, complementary minors and majors, and co-curricular activities as well as answer questions about graduate school and careers post-graduation.  After meeting with Ms. Celli, please e-mail your plan of study to your assigned SPLH faculty mentor and request an advising appointment with your SPLH faculty mentor. You should also visit the opportunities section to learn about co-curricular activities to discuss with your mentor.

Applying for Graduate School Tutorial

Students should begin thinking about applying to graduate school in the Spring of their Junior year. Please review the Graduate School Application Tutorial for a timeline of activities and make an appointment with your faculty mentor to discuss your graduate school application plans.

Group Advising Slides

Each semester around enrollment time faculty mentors present advising reminders in certain SPLH classes. You can view the presentation slides here.

          Freshman Advising Slides Spring 2022 (pdf)