(Typical) reasons for seeking departmental advising
Professors, lecturers or academic staff offer departmental advising in the institutes and departments. You can for example turn to the departmental advising offices with the following concerns:
- Content, structure, areas of specialization in your program of study
- Course requirements, course completion certificates
- Initial information regarding the recognition of previous academic achievements
- Individual planning and organizing of your studies
Departmental advising for first semester students
In the days before the beginning of instruction, departmental advising offices provide special office hours for students who are new to the University of Potsdam. Further information regarding this service can be found in the Guide for Beginning your Studies.
During the instruction period of the semester, the departmental advising offices are open for office hours. The office hours can be found in the alphabetic list provided above.
For advising outside of the instructional period, please check the departmental websites, see announcements in your department or program or contact your departmental advising office by e-mail.
By the way
Besides the designated departmental advisers, all professors offer departmental advising – especially in their fields of specialization. Office hours for professors are listed directly in the faculties/ institutes as well as in their annotated course catalogs.