Academic Advising

The success of Brown’s open curriculum rests on the strength of our academic advisors, who help students define their academic pathways and shape their educational goals. Together with academic deans and peer advisors, faculty advisors help students to see their four years at Brown as an intellectual exploration in and out of the classroom.

Opportunities for advising occur almost any time faculty and students come together—in class, in the lab, during office hours, at departmental events or other extracurricular activities. Brown’s formal advising program provides the most structured forms of support for our students. Faculty serving as first-year, sophomore, and concentration advisors may find useful resources on this webpage and also on our advising tools ASK and Focal Point

If you are interested in serving as a first-year or second-year advisor, please contact Ann Gaylin or Carol Cohen, the Associate Deans for First-Year and Sophomores Studies. For information about concentration advising, please contact Besenia Rodriguez, the Associate Dean for Upperclass Studies.