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“Academic advising is a dynamic relationship between advisor and student to support the student's educational and career success. Advisors provide guidance on academic policies and regulations, post-graduate opportunities, and other resources available on-campus that offer academic and personal support.”

—UMD Student Success Office

Make sure to also visit the SPH Undergraduate Center for Academic Success and Achievement.

Matt Wootten, staff member of the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland

Matt Wootten
Department of Behavioral and Community Health Academic Advisor

Room: 1234M
Phone: (301) 405-2518 





Meshael Abusalem, graduate student of the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland

Meshael Abusalem
Department of Behavioral and Community Health Academic Advising Graduate Assistant

Room: 1234K
Phone: (301) 405-2518 

Current Community Health majors should reserve individual appointments via the School of Public Health Appointment Scheduler. Students may choose to have an in-person or virtual appointment. For virtual appointments, students will receive an email with a Zoom link prior to their appointment. 

The following groups of students are required to complete a mandatory advising appointment prior to registering for the next semester. 

  • ​Students who are currently registered in their first semester as a Community Health major.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in HLTH 302 and HLTH 391/HLTH 391H (Senior Audits).

To satisfy the mandatory advising requirement students must attend an individual advising appointment with a Community Health Academic Advisor. Students will receive an email with directions to satisfy the mandatory advising requirement.

Community Health Advising offers “Walk-In-Wednesdays” each Wednesday from 10:00am-12:00pm during the Fall and Spring semesters. Walk-in advising appointments are 15 minutes each and are reserved for general questions regarding the Bachelor of Science in Community Health degree program.

During the Fall 2021 semester, Walk-In Advising will be offered virtually via Zoom. Please use this link to access virtual walk in hours.

During schedule adjustment, virtual walk-in hours are offered on Monday's, 2:00-4:00pm and Friday's, 12:00-2:00pm. 

Interested in learning more about the Community Health major? Community Health advising offers prospective student appointments for current University of Maryland, College Park students. Students should reserve a prospective student appointment via the School of Public Health Appointment Scheduler.

NOTE: It is SPH policy that if a student wishes to bring parents, legal guardians or family members to a meeting with an advisor, faculty member or other School official, this meeting must be scheduled at least 1 business day in advance, and University parties involved must be notified that the student’s parent, legal guardian, or family member will be present at the meeting. The student must also have the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Academic Release Information Form on file with the department.  You may contact an advisor in the department to receive a copy of this form if you want to sign it, or you may print it using the link. See your Community Health Undergraduate Handbook for more information.