Undergraduate advising in geography is the primary reponsibility of a full-time staff member, Jodi Vender. Jodi can assist current and prospective students with entry-to-major, scheduling, degree audits, and other academic issues. Students whose primary major is geography also have an official faculty advisor; check eLion to find out assigned advisor. Dr. Lorraine Dowler is Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs, and Dr. Roger Downs is the department's Honors Advisor for Schreyer Scholars.

To schedule an advising appointment with Jodi Vender, please use our online scheduling tool:

You may also call the Geography Department office at 865-3433 or visit 302 Walker Building (staffed Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) to set up an advising appointment.

To contact Jodi, email, call 814-863-5730, or visit 305 Walker Building.

This Google Calendar shows available/busy times for geography academic adviser Jodi Vender. The "Week" tab is easiest to view.

For other advising-related resources, click on the links below.

Geography Undergraduate Student Handbook


College of EMS Undergraduate Student Resources

College of EMS Giles Writer-in-Residence Kimberly Del Bright


Penn State Undergraduate Advising Handbook

Penn State Academic Advising Portal

Penn State Office of Undergraduate Education

Penn State Office of Global Programs

Penn State Schreyer Honors College