Students who have declared a major in Asian Languages and Literature have several resources available to them for academic and general advising.

The Undergraduate Adviser serves as the first point of contact for administrative and informational questions. The Undergraduate Adviser will help students declare their major and minor, verifying study abroad credits, and maintain records towards graduation requirements.

Undergraduate Advising Hours 

undergraduate adviser: fei zhao

Winter 2017 drop-in hours: 

M, W, Th 3:30pm-5:00pm
T 9:30am-1:30pm, 3:30pm-5:00pm
F  9:30am-3:30pm

Gowen M-216

*Please send your full name and student ID number in your inquiry emails



Winter 2017 drop-in hours:

Mondays and Fridays 9:30am-11:00am
or by appointment



Graduate Advising Hours

Prospective graduate student advising is available on an appointment-only basis with the Academic Counselor. Please email the Academic Counselor in order to set up a time to discuss graduate level applications, courses, programs, admissions, etc.

If you are a current AL&L graduate student, advising is available on a walk-in basis. The door is always open!


Prospective graduate students and prospective TAs should contact our Academic Counselor at for more information.


Each student is also assigned an individual faculty mentor upon declaring a major in the department. Student and mentor arrange an initial meeting, and subsequent meetings are at the student's initiative. The mentoring system provides an opportunity for each major to have ongoing, face-to-face contact with a faculty member. Mentors are not necessarily specialists in the student's field of study; they are available for general advising on a student's academic experience and intellectual concerns.

Finally, each program has a program coordinator. The coordinators are available to provide program-specific information (future course offerings, study abroad options, etc.), and are responsible for authorizing any necessary course substitutions.

Interested and prospective students are encouraged to contact the Advisors for information on the major and for referrals to faculty members who might be available to discuss goals and plans.