Until further notice, undergraduate advising for the department of Family Science will be conducted via Zoom. The app is available for downloand on Apple and Android devices and you can also join meetings by calling in. When you schedule an appointment, a link to use for the Zoom meeting and all other instructions will be included in your confirmation email


**Walk in hours during schedule adjustment January 25 through February 5**

Monday, January 25 and Wednesday, January 27 10:00am-11:30am

Tuesday, January 26 and Thursday, January 28 1:00pm-2:30pm

Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 5 10:00am-11:30am

Walk in hours can be accessed here

Please keep in mind that drop in hours are meant to quickly address questions, if you feel your needs require more than 15 minutes, please schedule an individual appointment


Please click here to schedule individual appointment with the advisor.

*Please note that the appointment calendar becomes available only two weeks at a time.  If you don't see any time available, pelase check again soon.


The goal of the Family Science undergraduate advising office is to provide transitional and ongoing support for students, so that they may make informed decisions concerning their academic plans and professional/personal goals.

What is Academic Advising?

Academic advising is a partnership between students and their advisor. The sole aim of this partnership is academic, professional, and personal success. Ultimately, students are responsible for their success and experience here in the Department of Family Science, while the advisor will:

  • Ensure students know and have access to all the available resources at the University of Maryland, the School of Public Health, and the Department of Family Science.
  • Encourage students to grow and develop as individuals.
  • Empower students to take full responsibility for their academic decisions and get the most out of their experiences in the Family Science Department.  

Who is the advisor for Family Science major?

Kendyl Oliver
Academic Advisor
​4200 Valley Drive, Suite 1142MM 

Why should you see your Academic Advisor?

  • To discuss any problems that affects your academic performance
  • To discuss your academic progress
  • To discuss your academic standing (probation, dismissal, etc.)
  • To discuss any unusual circumstances that requires special assistance
  • To confirm the completion of all degree requirements for graduation
  • * When required by your advisor.

What should you expect?

Your Advisor will:

  • Help define and develop realistic personal, social, academic, and career goals.
  • Make appropriate suggestions and referrals that address needs, interests, and concerns.
  • Educate with regards to Department’s policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • Provide transitional and ongoing support.
  • Provide options and resources when facing academic difficulties.