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Peer Advising Program

Our 2018-19 Peer Advisors

During the summer, Peer Advisors serve as guides and mentors for new first-year and transfer students. They also help to administer the summer College Studies online course. During the academic year, Peer Advisors are available to meet with current undergraduate students.

Peer Advisor Support for New Incoming Students:

A Peer Advisor is a student leader who works with the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs to assist you before and during registration. The Peer Advisor is an upper division student at W&M and can offer tips and strategies from an insider's point of view. Peer advisors will reach out to new students through email on June 12 (transfer students) and on June 26 (for new students). They will review the draft schedule of courses you will create as part of College Studies and give you feedback ahead of your initial summer registration window. The Peer Advisors support the advising process for new students by:

  • Providing leadership and fostering a network of peer support
  • Serving as role models who can provide information about curricular and co-curricular opportunities at W&M
  • Informing new students about policies and procedures
  • Teaching new students how to schedule classes and how to register
  • Helping new students prepare for meetings with their faculty advisors
  • Supporting the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs staff and faculty advisors
Peer Advisor Support for Continuing Students (during the academic year)

Want to get a peer's perspective on academic life at William & Mary? During the academic year, our peer advisors can meet with you and talk about:

  • Adapting to academic life generally
  • Tips on communicating with faculty advisors and professors
  • What it might mean for you to be a "William & Mary" student
  • Managing the registration process
  • How to connect with campus resources
  • Ideas for getting involved on campus

To reach a Peer Advisor during the academic year, you can find a list of Peer Advisors and their availability hours below. You can also contact us via [[academicaffairs, email]] with any questions. For additional information on the Peer Advising Program please contact [[gfwilliams, Gail Williams]].

peer advisors names, emails, availability times
Peer Advisor
Social Class
[[mdai03, Portia Dai]] Thursday 3 p.m.-4 p.m. English/Secondary Education 2026
[[kmernst, Kevin Ernst]] Friday 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Business Analytics/Accounting

[[emfix, Emma Fix]] Wednesday 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Government/Religious Studies 2026
[[dmgurl, Dylan Gurl]] Friday 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Public Policy 2025
[[mchuerta, Mateo Huerta]] Friday 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Government/History 2024
[[lkhui, Levi Hui]] Thursday 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Neuroscience 2025
[[bamccullough, Blake McCullough]] Thursday 2 p.m.-3 p.m. History/Medieval & Renaissance Studies 2025
[[mamontana, Morgan Montana]] Tuesday 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Neuroscience/Pre-Med 2025
[[dango, Daphne Ngo]] Tuesday 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Undecided 2026
[[pjnolan, Payton Nolan]] Friday 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Biology (Pre-Med) 2025
[[tlobrien, Talia O'Brien]] Friday 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Finance/Hispanic Studies 2025
[[meramsey, Megan Ramsey]] Wednesday 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Biology (Pre-Med)/French 2025
[[ckrenaud, Chloe Renaud]] Tuesday 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Psychology/Government 2026
[[ogritchey, Olivia Ritchey]] Friday 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Psychology/Public Health 2024
[[raschwind, Rachel Schwind]] Monday 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Economics/Environmental Policy 2024

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Peer Advisors' Blog

These students are academic role models that form part of the advising network that supports William & Mary undergraduates.