Undergraduate Advising

The College of Fine Arts (CFA) provides multiple layers of support for students throughout their undergraduate program for guidance, mentoring and support, including:

Academic Advisors
Academic Advisors are located in each School, and assigned to individual students (available on the Student Link under “Academic Summary”). Academic Advisors guide students through curriculum planning, degree progress, and navigating policies and procedures. Academic Advisors support students with transactional items (petitions, transfer credit, overload, etc.). Academic Advisors provide individualized University referrals for academic and personal concerns.

Faculty Mentors
Faculty Mentors are CFA faculty in the student’s chosen area of artistry. The mentoring focuses on artistic development, professional practice, and co-curricular and career opportunities. Students may choose to have their studio instructor as their mentor; others will choose to expand beyond that relationship. Students are encouraged to have more than one mentor as appropriate. Students struggling to identify a mentor, or those who encounter challenges with a mentor, will work with their academic advisor, or the CFA Student Services team, to help identify an alternative.

Student Services Team
The Student Services team is available for all CFA undergraduates to discuss the student experience including: social and emotional well-being; degree exploration and tracking; Intra-University Transfer (IUT), Dual Degree program application and planning; transactional forms, policy questions, crisis intervention, Title IX issues, and overall issues that cross multiple University constituencies. Questions? Contact cfastu@bu.edu.


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Other Questions

Barb Raney (braney@bu.edu), Manager of Student Services and Undergraduate Academic Advisor for SOM, can help with any SOM students’ questions about undergraduate academic advising, major and minor requirements, graduation plans, etc.

Beth Zerega (bzerega@bu.edu), Assistant Director for Administration and Undergraduate Academic Advisor for SVA, can help with any SVA students’ questions about undergraduate academic advising, major and minor requirements, graduation plans, etc.

Brian Dudley (bdudley@bu.edu), Undergraduate Academic Advisor for SOT, can help with any SOT students’ questions about undergraduate academic advising, major and minor requirements, graduation plans, etc.

Mary Ducharme (mducharm@bu.edu), CFA Registrar, is a resource for students with records questions including transcripts, transfer credits, and applying for graduation.

Brendan Hoey (brendan2@bu.edu), Director of Undergraduate Student Services for CFA, is a resource for undergraduate students concerning both academic and personal matters. He is also the CFA liason for Dual Degree students and prospective IUT students.


Learn more about University-wide advising resources.