Undergraduate Advising

The English department supports majors by offering a comprehensive advising team based on your personal interests. You will find us on the 7th floor of the Helen C. White Building, next to Memorial Union. As you approach Helen C. White, you will find a door tucked into the corner that says floors 4-7. As soon as you walk through those doors, take the elevator up to the 7th floor. As you exit the elevator, go left and you will find the English advising suite of offices down the hall to your right.

If you are not sure who best to help with your question, contact the Academic Advising Manager.

Our advisors

Erin Polnaszek Boyd

Position title: Academic Advising Manager

Email: erin.polnaszek.boyd@wisc.edu

Phone: (she/her/hers)

Caroline Hensley

Position title: Career Advisor

Email: cmhensley@wisc.edu

Shuta Kiba

Position title: Health and Humanities Certificate Advisor

Email: kiba@wisc.edu

Joseph Nosek

Position title: English as a Second Language Interim Director

Email: jmnosek@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-3783

5127 Helen C. White Hall

If you need assistance enrolling in a creative writing workshop, please connect with Ron Kuka.

To schedule an appointment with our advisors, please use Starfish. If you are unable to find a time that works with your schedule or current time zone, let the advisor know so we can identify a time that does work. You can also email your advisor directly.

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Helpful campus resources

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