Remote Academic Advising

The Newhouse Advising Office will remain open and available to students virtually during any non-residential instruction period occurring during the pandemic.


Hours: 8:30-5 EST, M-F

Though in-person services will temporarily be suspended, the Undergraduate Advising Office is prepared to continue assisting you online and over the phone. Please read on for information on how our services and resources will be available during this period and keep checking your email for updates.

Newhouse Locations for study/attending online classes

These locations throughout the three Newhouse buildings are designated for use to attend online classes and/or study.

Newhouse 1

1st Floor: Five individual carrels located in hallway outside side entrance to Room 102
3rd Floor: Chairs and benches on the bridge that connects Newhouse 1 to Newhouse 2

Newhouse 2

1st Floor: Seating group in Dick Clark lobby
2nd Floor: Lobby seating outside Sports Media Center Gallery; benches in hallway; seating group in elevator lobby; seating group in The Chicago Room, room 276
3rd Floor: Seating group near the entrance to the bridge that connects to Newhouse 1
4th Floor: Individual edit suites inside room 472 (walk-in, first-come first-served); seating group in hallway connecting to Newhouse 3

Newhouse 3

1st Floor: seating group in lobby
2nd Floor: various seating throughout
3rd Floor: Student Lounge, room 310 (10 seats); Study Room, room 311; Study Room, room 312; Hallway seating groups; Student “Waiting Room” for Advising & CDC, room 327;
4th Floor: Edelman Family Library, room 425 and Hallway seating groups (several distinct groupings throughout the floor)

Contacting your Academic Adviser

Quick Questions

Quick questions: Students who have quick questions should email or their academic adviser. We will do our best to answer your questions within one business day. Our virtual office is open from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday, EST.


Students who need to discuss an issue in depth should schedule an appointment with their academic adviser through Orange Success.

If you are unable to book an appointment with your academic adviser, contact Suzanne Maguire at

For Skype appointments, include your Skype username when making your appointment.

For Zoom appointments, your adviser will send you the URL for the meeting.

For phone appointments, include your phone number when making your appointment (domestic calls only).

Academic Adviser assigned by student last name.
Alison Fredericks
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Richard Mendez
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Brad Stalter
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Kristin Cutler
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Director of Advising
Suzanne Maguire

Assistant Dean of Student Services
Karen McGee

Navigating Your Newhouse Degree Seminar

The 45-minute “Navigating” seminar is geared toward first-year and sophomore students and covers the following:

• Recap of your core requirements
• How to explore and research SU minors as well as adding a second major
• Additional Newhouse requirements—Global and Diversity
• Planning coursework to accommodate both study abroad and a professional semester or summer in either • Los Angeles or New York City

Fall 2020 Navigating Sessions

Dec. 1, 4 p.m. EDT
Dec. 2, 10 a.m. EDT
Dec. 8, 1 p.m. EDT

View the Navigating Your Newhouse Degree video recording>>

Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Seminars

Students may apply to transfer into Newhouse from other Syracuse University schools/colleges. Please refer to Public Communication intra-university transfer application rules.

Admission Criteria:
• Your cumulative Syracuse University GPA required for admission varies each semester, depending upon the number of spaces available and the number and strength of the applicant pool.

• Completed 30 (graded, not P/F) credits at Syracuse University.

• Receiving a B or higher in one of the following:  WRT 105, WRT 109, CAS 100, ENL 211, ENL 213. NOTE: For spring ’21 applicants only, we will accept a “pass” in this class if taken in the spring ’20 semester.

• Space availability (this has no relation to the major you choose)

Application: Go to eForms to obtain the IUT application.  No other materials are required.

Submission: Email your completed IUT form to  Send a PDF or take a clear photo.  We will except your electronic signature.

Deadlines: May 1 for fall semester and Dec. 15 for spring semester.

General Inquiries: Email with any questions.

Note: Photography and Graphic Design majors may require a minimum of six semesters on main campus.

Fall 2020 IUT Sessions

Friday, Sept. 18: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 1: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 14: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 3: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 20: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 14: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.