College of Design
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Advising Appointments

College of Design academic advisers offer individual appointments and drop-in hours to provide services and support.


Drop-in hours are brief sessions (5-10 minutes) for quick issues, such as:

  • Brief review of your current semester class schedule
  • Petition process discussions
  • Follow-up signatures for academic forms (after initial advising appointment)
  • Short Q & A's


To make an appointment with your academic adviser, call or stop by:


McNeal Hall

12 McNeal Hall

or 612-624-1717

Rapson Hall

107 Rapson Hall

or 612-626-3690

Apparel Design
Fashion Studies minor
Landscape Design & Planning
Graphic Design
Product Design
Housing Studies
Housing & Community Development minor
Interdisciplinary Design minor
Interior Environments minor
Interior Design
Retail Merchandising




When meeting with an adviser…


It’s your responsibility to:

  • Read and understand your APAS and your four-year plan, and ask your adviser if you have questions
  • Schedule appointments early and arrive on time
  • Stay current on collegiate and University policies, deadlines, and resources
  • Make satisfactory academic progress toward timely graduation
  • Make and be accountable for your own decisions about your academic life
  • Treat your adviser in a respectful, professional manner (which includes turning off your cell phone during appointments)


It’s your adviser’s responsibility to:

  • Advise you in a knowledgeable, professional, and respectful manner
  • Communicate to you pertinent collegiate and University information, including changes to your degree program
  • Allow you to make your own decisions about your academic life
  • Keep appropriate information about you confidential


Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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