Advising in CLS

2015 Commencement on the Fairfax Campus.
2015 Commencement on the Fairfax Campus.

Want to graduate on time?  Your academic advisor is the person on campus who can help you to stay on track for graduation.  You should plan on meeting with your advisor at least once a semester to receive advice on academic planning and how to make the most out of your time at Mason.

Your CLS advisor can:

  • Help you understand degree requirements
  • Discuss and help you declare a concentration and/or minor
  • Help you run a Degree Evaluation and map out the road to graduation
  • Offer information on opportunities to enhance your degree including, but not limited to, internships, study abroad, honors in the major, and beyond
  • Discuss research opportunities, and graduate and professional school


Who is my advisor?

All CLS students are assigned to an advisor based on the first 1-2 letters of their last names:

  • Last names beginning with A-B, Ca-Ch are advised by: Kristin Tyburczy
  • Last names beginning with Ci-Cz, D-K are advised by: Jada Crocker
  • Last names beginning with L-R, Sa are advised by: Olivia Inturias
  • Last names beginning with Sb-Sz, T-Z are advised by: Elli Ambros



The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law established to protect the privacy of student records. The CLS faculty and staff abide by these privacy guidelines. Confidential student information will not be communicated to a third party, including immediate family members, without the expressed consent of the student, except when allowed under FERPA law.