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Online Advising During COVID 19

To support the University of Michigan's efforts to help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all advising appointments will be conducted virtually through the Fall 2020 Semester via Zoom or by phone. Walk-in advising will be suspended until further notice. 


Thom Chivens | Advisor

The Undergraduate Advisor provides interested students with information and guidance in planning a major or minor. Upon review of the information on our majors and minors, we encourage you to meet with the advisor, Thom Chivens, in order to discuss specific courses and ways in which anthropology can contribute to your career goals. Dr. Chivens is available for advising appointments in the Fall, Winter and Spring terms.  Click the button below to schedule an appointment. 


Melinda Nelson | Undergraduate Program Coordinator 

The Undergraduate Program Coordinator is available to answer basic advising questions via email at However, some questions require an appointment, such as questions about: transfer or study abroad credits or senior audit (a.k.a. major or minor release). Please click on the button below to schedule an appointment. Ms. Nelson is available for scheduled advising appointments year round.  You may choose to conduct your advising appointment either via Zoom or by phone, you will recieve a Zoom link before your appointment or a phone call at your scheduled time. 

Resources in Support of Student Well-Being

Attending to basic needs for students:

Student Well-being: