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Classics Undergraduate Advising is:

  • the place to go to explore Classics as a new major or minor
  • for degree-planning for existing majors
  • to discuss post-graduation plans
  • as well as to find out about Classics courses and faculty.

Academic advising can also address more specific questions, such as selecting courses, problems with a class or professor, and referral to other UT services and resources. 


If you are a Classics major, please schedule an appointment HERE. In your appointment confirmation email, you will be provided with the advisor's personal Zoom link. However, Susan works mostly from campus and can generally see Classics appointments in person. If she cannot see you in person, she will let you know in advance of your appointment time. Feel free to email the advisor with questions as well. Depending on the nature of your emailed questions, we may ask you to schedule an appointment. 

If you are not a Classics major and have a question, please email the advisor.

Declaring a Classics major

Classical Language and Classical Studies are open majors. Students who wish to the declare must meet with the advisor to review the degree requirements before declaring. During peak times, such as registration, we may close off new major declaration appointments.

Current Liberal Arts students who wish to add or change to a Classics major can simply schedule an appointment with an advisor to do so.

If you are a UT student not currently enrolled in Liberal Arts, you should submit the UT Austin internal transfer application.  Once you have submitted the application, you will be required to meet with an advisor before you can declare. You can schedule a "Declare a Classics Major" appointment HERE once you have submitted the application. 

Academic Advisor

Susan Somers
Garrison Hall (GAR) 1.140

I answer the phone during business hours when on campus. If I am in appointments, on the phone, or working remotely, your call may go to voicemail. While I am checking voicemails, I often do not check voicemail as frequently as email. I recommend you email me rather than leave a voicemail.

Susan has been advising since 2010 and advising in the Department of Classics since 2013. She earned her bachelor's degree in history and philosophy from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and her master's degree in history from The University of Texas at Austin.