Advising Office Information 

The Government & Politics Advising office hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 9am - 4pm. We are located in 3104 Tydings Hall. Advising appointments are available via Zoom, by phone, or in person. Thirty-minute appointments can be scheduled through TerpEngage. When you schedule, please be sure to select your preferred delivery method. Appointments must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Spring 2024 Advising Office Information:

An advisor will be in the office daily (9am-4pm). Please schedule through TerpEngage or call ahead if you wish to speak with a specific advisor. We offer both in-person and virtual appointments.

Jillian will be in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

Shayna will be in the office on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. 

Advisors will be available virtually on days they are not working in-person.


For general advising questions: please send an email to gvptadvising [at]

Note: All students who intend to change their major to GVPT or declare GVPT as a double major must e-mail (gvptadvising [at] or call our office (301-405-4168) to sign up for a Major Change Workshop. More information about declaring the major can be found here.


Advising Office Closures:

Thursday, May 23rd - GVPT Advising will be closed until 12PM and then operating virtually only between 12pm-4pm.
Friday, May 25th - GVPT Advising will be closing at 12PM.
Monday, May 27th - Closed for Memorial Day.
Wednesday, June 19th - Closed for Juneteenth.

Our Advising team:

Jillian Santos

Shayna Shor



The Government & Politics Office takes a holistic approach to advising. We deliver accurate advising information to ensure timely degree completion. We serve as a resource liaison, promote experiential learning, and encourage post-graduation planning. Our office provides an accessible and welcoming environment that respects the diverse needs and backgrounds of our students.


The Government & Politics Advising Office aims to deliver a responsive and innovative high-quality advising program that facilitates student learning and development. We strive to be a model of excellence at the University of Maryland.


  1. Deliver accurate advising and degree information and assist with timely degree completion.
  2. Take a holistic approach to advising by discussing and clarifying academic, career, and life goals.
  3. Serve as a campus research liaison and play an active role in the advising community.
  4. Maintain a high level of accessibility and provide a welcoming environment for students.
  5. Respect the diversity of our students, including physical and learning abilities.
  6. Encourage student autonomy.
  7. Promote experiential learning opportunities and encourage post-graduate planning.

Other Advising Resources:

  1. College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Feller Center Advising Office
  2. Education Abroad Appointments
  3. Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA) Personal Advising Services
  4. Immigrant and Undocumented Student Life
  5. Career Center Appointments
  6. Accessibility & Disability Services
  7. Counseling Center Appointments