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Connect with LAS Faculty

Build your college network

Connecting with professors is one of the best ways to grow as a student and scholar and ensure you get the most from your educational experience. In LAS, professors hold different roles that involve research, instruction, leadership, and mentorship. They also have spent years navigating university settings as undergraduate students, graduate students, and academic professionals. This collection of experiences makes them experts across many areas that benefit you as a student and can support your success and development inside and outside the classroom. Be sure to take advantage of the information and resources professors can offer by interacting with them throughout your LAS journey. Take the steps to begin building your college network by reviewing the opportunities and resources below and discover how you can connect with faculty according to your needs and interests.

Receive guidance and support with your college journey Heading link

Enroll in the Connect Program to work with a faculty mentor in your department and receive guidance and advice on the college and post-grad journey. Faculty mentors help students identify goals and create plans to address interests and needs. Meetings are monthly, one-on-one, or in small groups.

Enroll in the Connect Program

Build knowledge and skills in a research experience Heading link

Learn from faculty experts about your field, contribute to knowledge, and explore questions of interest when you join them in a research experience. Take the steps to get started and become research ready.

Become Research Ready

Discover success strategies in Student Drop-in Hours Heading link

Get to know your professors and learn strategies to excel in your courses by attending Student Drop-in hours (also called office hours). Discover how to prepare and plan for drop-in hours, and have meaningful conversations with your professors.

View the Student Drop-in Hours Guide

Learn from first-gen faculty experiences Heading link

Listen to first-gen professor’s stories, learn from their experiences, and ask them questions by attending the Tell Me Your Story Speaker Series.

Discover the Tell Me Your Story Speaker Series

Interact with professors on topics of interest Heading link

Explore areas and topics of interest by connecting with professors through informational interviews. Read about informational interviews, how to schedule one, and the kinds of questions you can ask to start a conversation.

How to do Informational Interviews