Academic Services Director, Kat Eli
LSJ Academic Advisers, Jonathan Fincher and Kat Eli
LSJ Academic Adviser, Jonathan Fincher and his dog, Soda

LSJ Advising

LSJ Academic Advisers work with students to clarify and reflect on academic and personal goals. LSJ Advisers help students develop their ability to think critically and demonstrate the core skills and values of a liberal arts education. Through partnerships with faculty, staff, alumni, and LSJ students, LSJ Advisers help position students for careers of deep personal and social significance. 

Contact Information 

Smith Hall Mezzanine, M253 (Between the 2nd and 3rd floors)

LSJ Advising Office Drop-In Hours 

Drop-In advising Mondays 10am-12pm and Wednesdays 2pm-4pm.


Schedule an Advising Appointment

Schedule an advising appointment with Jonathan 

Transfer Thursday

All prospective transfer students are invited to attend Transfer Thursday to learn more about the LSJ major. Transfer Thursday sessions have been put on hold for Autumn quarter. 

What to Expect in an Advising Appointment

LSJ academic advisers are here to work with you to navigate your degree and explore opportunities that impact your academic progress and career planning. The advisers work with you to plan for short-term and long-term goals. 

Here are examples of how you can work with an academic adviser:

  • Prepare to apply: See an LSJ academic adviser to talk about applying to LSJ. Advisers can answer questions and provide tips for preparing your application.
  • Degree planning: As a student you may decide to double major, double degree, add on a minor or two, or plan for other experiential learning opportunities. The LSJ academic advisers can help you make plans to help keep you on track and taking full advantage of opportunities.
  • Study Abroad: Explore study abroad opportunities through winter and summer opportunities or early fall start! Work with an LSJ adviser to see how courses can be used toward your LSJ requirements.
  • Graduate: Apply to graduate and finalize your academic plans with an adviser. Get graduating senior priority (GSP) registration allowing you to register for classes the Friday before seniors. Students can apply to graduate once they have earned 135 credits (senior status). It's recommended to apply to graduate two quarters early in order to utilize your GSP registration status for your final two quarters. 

We encourage you to schedule an appointment with our office to have any questions answered!