Additional Advising Resources

Honors Advising
Academic advising is available to all Honors students throughout the academic year. Outside of the fall and spring registration periods, Honors advisor Dr. Karalee Surface is available to discuss academic progress, Honors and other requirements, course and major and minor selection, and any other academic matter. She can also help with referrals to other units on campus. Dr. Surface's hours are below, along with links to weekly calendars on which you can sign up for appointments. You may also email Dr. Surface with quick advising questions, at She will answer your emails during her advising hours.

During fall and spring registration, Maria Cooper and Amelia Zurcher will also provide pre-registration advising; watch your email for special advising hours and appointments. Dr. Zurcher's drop-in office hours are listed at the bottom of this page.

Advising in the University Honors Program is a collaborative process. Many logistical questions — e.g., how to withdraw from a course, how many credits a minor requires, how many credits must be taken in residence — can be answered with a quick Web search or on this university reference page. Note, too, that if you are an Honors student in a college other than Arts and Sciences, or if you have already declared a major in Arts and Sciences, you have a primary adviser in that college or department whom you are usually required to consult before class registration.

Please note: 

  • Standard advising appointments are 15 minutes, but if your concern is complex and you think it will require more time, please email Dr. Surface directly ( All advising appointments are in Sensenbrenner Hall, 002.
  • Please respect this schedule and do not drop in outside the regularly scheduled hours except in case of emergency. If it’s impossible for you to make any of the scheduled hours, please email and let her know the nature of your issue and some times you have free; someone will get back to you.

If you sign up for an appointment but then can't make it, please be courteous and cancel your appointment online.

Dr. Karalee Surface’s regular advising hours, by appointment on the weekly calendars below:
Tues. 12-2 pm
Thurs.12-4 pm
Fri. 11-1 pm
Fri. 9-11 am: drop-in hours (no appointment needed)

Dr. Karalee Surface's Calendar
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Dr. Zurcher's office hours: T/Th 12:30-2 pm


Additional Advising Resources

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Quick links


    University Honors Program
    Sensenbrenner Hall 002
    P.O. Box 1881
    1103 W. Wisconsin Ave.
    Milwaukee, WI 53233
    (414) 288-7516
    University Honors Program

    Dr. Amelia Zurcher
    Director, University Honors Program
    (414) 288-3475

    Maria Cooper
    Assistant Director, University Honors Program
    (414) 288-7517


    Help support the Honors Program. In the drop-down menu of the “Designation Box,” select “other,” then copy and paste the following phrase “Honors Program” into the box labeled “other."