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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.

Fall 2022 Virtual Office Hours Schedule:
Monday - 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Thursday - 5:00-6:00 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

Fall 2022 Peer Advisor Drop-In Hours

SCI Peer Advisors Zoom Room:

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

9:00 am – 11:30 am

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meet Your Fall 2022 Peer Advisors

Annabelle Cotton
Major: Digital Narrative and Interactive Design
Minor: Computer Science

“I am a junior majoring in Digital Narrative and Interactive Design intending to major in Creative Writing and Statistics. When not in class, I work for a Berlin based software analytics company called ChartMogul and as an Assistant Harbormaster at Annapolis City Dock (two very different things!) I love photography, film/tv, graphic design, and data science. I could never decide between the humanities and computer science, so I came to Pitt to do both!”

Drop-in hours: Tuesday 10 am – 12 am, Thursday 11 am – 12 pm

Joy Gimei
Major: Information Science
Certificate: Engineering for Humanities

"Hey guys, I am a rising Junior majoring in Information Science and pursuing a certificate in Engineering for Humanities! I am currently the Vice President of the Information Science club (OASIS), Photographer for Humans of Pitt, and DEI chair of my sorority (Delta Delta Delta). When not in the classroom, I am probably making a Spotify playlist, working out at the Pete, or adventuring with my friends :) "

Drop-in hours: Monday 10 am – 12 pm, Tuesday 3 pm – 4:30 pm


Tegan Lapp
Major: Information Science
Minor: Political Science

“I am a senior studying Information Science while minoring in Political Science. I am currently a Blue & Gold Society Ambassador as well as the Internal Secretary for the gender-inclusive honor fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi. I am a transfer student into SCI from Dietrich and I never coded before college!”

Drop-in hours: Wednesday 9 am – 11:30 am

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 Advisor Contact Information

Anna HermannUndergraduate Academic Advisor | Information Sciences Building, Room 505

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

Office Hours for Assigned Advisees
Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. |

Emily Park, Undergraduate Academic Advisor| Information Sciences Building, Room 500B

Work Schedule
In-office: Monday, Wednesday | Remote: Tuesday, 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 | 412-624-2290 | Information Sciences Building 505

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

Office Hours for Assigned Advisees
Tuesdays, 2 - 3 p.m. |

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

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

Office Hours for Assigned Advisees
Wednesdays, 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. |