Honors Advising

What is Honors Academic Advising?

One opportunity available to Honors students is access to Honors Academic Advising. Honors advising is more than just schedule planning. Our experienced advising staff will work with you to make the most of your time at VCU, helping you to succeed in your classes as well as introducing you to opportunities within the university and in the Richmond community.

Advising Expectations

All freshmen are required to meet with their Honors advisor once per semester. After your freshman year, you have access to both a departmental advisor (for your major) and an Honors advisor. We encourage you to meet with an Honors advisor once a year as well as during the semester before graduation.

All Honors advising appointments are held in the Honors College at 701 W. Grace Street. Please arrive on time and prepared for an appointment. After you sign in at our front desk, your advisor will greet you and start your appointment.

Making an Appointment

Our advisors hold walk-in hours at the start of every semester. Please see the Honors College Weekly Update for these hours. To make an appointment, contact your advisor through email (click on their name below) or by calling our front desk at 804-828-1803.

Advising Assignments

Students are assigned to an advisor based on their school, major or program of study:

Ben Plache

  • Chemistry
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Radiation Science
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Nursing

 Dr. Carrie Connolly

  • Students enrolled in Guaranteed Admission Programs

Jared Johnson

  • Anthropology
  • Economics (Humanities and Sciences)
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
  • Health, Performance and Exercise Science (HPEX)
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Studies
  • L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
  • Mass Communications
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • School of Business
  • School of Education (Liberal Studies for Early Education)
  • School of Social Work
  • Sociology

Laura Blunt

  • School of the Arts

Megan Dailey

  • African American Studies
  • Biology
  • Forensic Science
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Science
  • School of Life Sciences
  • Undeclared