Academic Advising

Please contact Laura Owen, the School of Information advisor, to declare an Information major (ISTA or eSociety). Students interested in the eSociety major through UAonline only should contact Kami Merrifield.

  • Any advisor can declare an Information minor although students are welcome to contact Laura Owen with questions. Minors are encouraged to use walk-in hours rather than booking a half-hour appointment. 

Keep in contact with your advisor at least once a semester throughout your plan of study, up to and including graduation. Please use Wise Advising for appointments (instructions below) or consult the posted walk-in hours. Appointments are never made via email. 

Laura Owen - Academic Advisor
To schedule an appointment with Laura Owen, please login to UA WiseAdvising here.
  • Login with your NetID
  • Select your college: Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Select your department: General ISTA/ eSociety or School of Information 
  • Select "Laura Owen: Academic Advisor"
  • Choose an open, blue block of time to meet or come in during the green listed walk-in hours. If there are no blue blocks, there are no appointments availalble, only walk-in hours.
  • Please check in for walk-in hours or an appointment in Harvill 439.  A campus map can be found here.
  • If you'd like a schedule a phone appointment, simply note in the comments that you'd like the appointment to be over the phone and where you can be contacted. 

Students: You can always view your Advisement Report for clarification on degree requirements! 


Walk-in Hours

Walk-in hours for advisor: 


Tuesday, August 14th:



Thursday, August 16th: 



Kami Merrifield - Advisor for UA Online

To schedule an appointment with Kami Merrifield, please login to UA WiseAdvising here.
  • Login with your NetID
  • Select your college: UAOnline Advising 
  • Select your department: UAOnline Advising 
  • Select "Kami Merrifield: Student Academic Success Specialist"
  • Choose an open, blue block of time to meet.


Support Staff: 

Jana Phillips
Program Coordinator
(520) 621-3565




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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences