Jun 20, 2024  
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Undeclared Advising Program

Peter Palumbo, M.A., Associate Dean/Director of Academic Advising
Phone: 401.865.2701
Location: Phillips Memorial Library 207

The Undeclared Advising Program at Providence College is administered by the Student Success Center. This program provides assistance to students who prefer to explore various academic options before committing to specific majors. The director of academic advising is responsible for selecting and assisting faculty advisors who are prepared to advise undeclared freshmen and sophomores in their orientation to the College, course selection, exploration of academic goals, and major program options, as well as the transition process into their declared majors.

The Undeclared Advising Program seeks to help students identify majors consistent with their academic strengths and goals and to foster their academic growth and development. While students are ultimately responsible for their own choices and for conducting their own major search processes, undeclared advisors are encouraged to guide them toward prudent exploratory course selections as they test various major options.

Meetings and workshops sponsored by the Undeclared Advising Program and the Career Education Center seek to help students recognize and develop their academic abilities, intellectual interests, and career aspirations to better enable them to make informed course selection and academic planning decisions. Normally, students are expected to declare a major by February of their sophomore year. Students may not enter their junior year without having declared a major.