Contact the SCI Advising Center

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Please note: the SCI Advising Center works only with University of Pittsburgh undergraduate students. If you are a graduate student or are not yet a Pitt student, please find relevant contacts on the SCI Who to Contact page.  

Virtual Prospective Student Office Hours

Pitt students enrolled in schools other than SCI may use Virtual Office Hours to meet with an SCI Academic Advisor via Zoom, no appointment required. Students may also email quick questions to If you have a range of questions to discuss, Office Hours are preferred. Current SCI students should refer to their assigned advisor's office hours, listed below. Advisor assignments are posted in the Student Center.

Virtual Office Hours Schedule:
Monday: 2 - 3 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 2 - 3 p.m.
Thursday: 5 - 6 p.m.

Link for Virtual Office Hours

Note, you must authenticate your Pitt account to join the meeting.

*Office hours will not be held during University holidays and closures. 

SCI Peer Advisors

What are Peer Advisors?

Are you confused about enrollment tools? Do you have questions about building your schedule? Do you want to chat with a peer about majors, classes, scheduling, etc. before you finalize your schedule? Talk to an SCI Peer Advisor!

SCI Peer Advisor Summer 2024 Drop-In Hours

Monday 12-1 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m.
Thursday 12-1 p.m.
Sunday 6-7:30 p.m.

SCI Peer Advisors Zoom Room:

Have a question? Email our Peer Advisors at

Meet Your Summer 2024 Peer Advisors

Johanna Luke
Major: Information Science
Minor: Computer Science

“Hi everyone! I’m a junior Information Science major and Computer Science minor. I’m a member of Women in Computer Science (WICS), OASIS, and on the Steel City Raas dance team! If I’m not in class, I’m usually hiking, watching Criminal Minds or New Girl, or exploring the city with my friends!”

SCI Peer Advisor Spotlight: Johanna Luke (SCI '26)

Johanna hosts drop-in hours:

Monday 6-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m.
Sunday 6-7:30 p.m.

Sarina Saran
Majors: Computer Science, Media & Professional Communications
Certificate: Public Communication of Science & Technology

"Hi! I'm a junior student working on a dual degree in Computer Science and Media/Professional Communications with a certificate in the Public Communication of Science and Technology to tie it all together. At Pitt, I'm involved with Pitt Pathfinders, Women in Computer Science (WiCS), and Girl Gains, and am happy to talk about any of those endlessly. In my free time, I love reading, exercising, trying new foods, and searching for cheap concert/musical tickets!"

SCI Peer Advisor Spotlight: Sarina Saran (SCI ‘ 26)

Sarina hosts drop-in hours:

Monday 12-1 p.m.
Tuesday 12-1 p.m.
Thursday 12-1 p.m.

SCI Advisor Contact Information

You can see your advisor’s open availability in Navigate. If you do not see availability, please send your advisor an email or visit their office hours.

Anna HermannUndergraduate Academic Advisor | Information Sciences Building, Room 510

Work Schedule
In-office: Tuesday, Wednesday | Remote: Monday, Thursday, Friday

Office Hours for Assigned Advisees
Thursdays, 2 – 3 p.m |

Emily Park, Undergraduate Academic Advisor| Information Sciences Building, Room 504

Work Schedule
In-office: Tuesday, Wednesday | Remote: Monday, Thursday, Friday

Office Hours for Assigned Advisees
Thursdays, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. |

Jen Gentzel, Undergraduate Academic Advisor | 412-383-0363 | Information Sciences Building, Room 507

Work Schedule
In-office: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, every second Friday | Remote: Monday

Office Hours for Assigned Advisees
Tuesdays, 5 - 6 p.m. | or Information Sciences Building, Room 507

Kristine Pugliese, Undergraduate Academic Advisor | 412-383-2290 | Information Sciences Building 505

Work Schedule
In-office: Monday, Thursday | Remote: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Office Hours for Assigned Advisees
Mondays, 3 - 4 p.m. | or Information Sciences Building, Room 505

Rachel Parkes, Director of Academic Advising | 412-383-0646 | Information Sciences Building, Room 509

Work Schedule
In office: Monday, Wednesday | Remote: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Office Hours for Assigned Advisees
Wednesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | or Information Sciences Building, Room 509

**Rachel will be away from the office from June 12-24 and will not hold office hours during this time.