Whether you're considering applying to SPEA, have just been admitted and need to create an academic plan, or want to explore minors, additional programs, or change your major, our advisors can help. You can schedule an appointment with us year-round and we offer walk-in hours during the fall and spring semesters to help guide your academic plan and decisions.
Explore the services we offer
- Academic Advising Services
We can assist you with your academic planning through scheduled appointments, walk-in hours, and phone appointments, if you're away from Bloomington. Our goal is to help you throughout your undergraduate academic career and provide you with the necessary tools to successfully plan your scholastic experience.
Some reasons to visit us include the following:
- You are thinking about studying abroad
- You are experiencing academic difficulty
- You want to apply for a SPEA minor or certificate
- You need to discuss graduation requirements
- You are considering changing your major
And, of course, if you have questions about scheduling courses.
- Prospective Student Appointments
Pre-SPEA students wishing to meet with a SPEA academic advisor should contact us at (812) 855-0635 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Current Student Appointments
During the fall and spring semesters, we offer walk-in advising hours from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesdays, and 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Friday.
For more in-depth questions like discussing study abroad, scheduling your next semester, or general academic planning, please make an appointment. We cannot accommodate unscheduled phone-in or drop-in advising for detailed issues. We offer appointments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule, call (812) 855-0635—if you are not in Bloomington, we can arrange a phone or Skype appointment.
Review your Academic Advising Report from One.IU prior to all advising sessions—walk-in or appointment.
- Graduation Information
You must apply to graduate
IU Bloomington does not automatically award degrees once requirements are complete; you need to declare your intention by completing a graduation application.
Graduation Application Due Date
If you are graduating in December 2017, you should complete your graduation application by May 1st, 2017. Applying for graduation by the due date ensures that you’ll receive correspondence regarding the IU Commencement Ceremony, and that your name will be printed in the commencement program. Make sure that your address is correct in One.IU, so that you receive your commencement information and diploma.
The Indiana University Commencement Ceremony is held twice a year—in May for May and July graduates, and in December for December graduates. All aspects of the ceremony are coordinated through the Office of University Ceremonies including times, parking, cap and gown rental, and directions for students and parents
SPEA Recognition Ceremony
We host our own annual Recognition Ceremony, the Friday evening preceding May Commencement. Our ceremony includes SPEA speakers, recognition of each student, and a reception with appetizers and desserts. Any student graduating in December (of the preceding year), May, or July of that academic year is welcome to participate.
Changing your Graduation Date
What if you intend to graduate in May, apply for May graduation, and find that you need to take a summer course after all? Or you've planned an extra semester, but decide to finish early? Not to worry—simply contact the SPEA advising office to submit a change of graduation date form—do not reapply for graduation. But, do note that we don’t automatically roll your graduation date over to the next date if you do not graduate as planned. You must apply for a change in your graduation date if you intend to graduate later than anticipated.
SPEA Undergraduate Program Office
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
1315 E. Tenth Street, Room 240
Bloomington, IN 47405
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
We know you want quick answers—we do our best to return all phone messages and emails in a timely manner, which may vary throughout the year.