Geographical Sciences Advising 


The Geographical Sciences Advising Office is staffed by Advisors Byron Marroquin and Allison Bredder, and Director of Undergraduate Studies Dr. Keith Yearwood.

Prior to your meeting, be sure to check out our Strategies for a Successful Advising Experience to make the best use of your advising appointment!

For current University of Maryland Students seeking to schedule an appointment with a member of our Advising Team or see drop-in hours (no appointment necessary), please navigate to TerpEngage - Advising. You can find us under > Teams > GEOG - Academic Advising.

If you are not a current University of Maryland student, please reach out to us as <geog-advise [at] umd.edu>.

Drop-in hours are posted on TerpEngage - Advising. You can find us under >Teams > GEOG Academic Advising. No appointment is necessary for drop-in hours. Students are seen on a first-come first-served basis.

Every semester you must meet with a GEOG Advisor for mandatory advising before you can register for courses the next semester. We will remove your block at this meeting and discuss your remaining degree requirements. You should plan to visit advising at least 2 weeks prior to your registration date. You can schedule an appointment through or visit us during drop-in hours. You can make an appointment and view drop-in hours on TerpEngage.

Environmental Science and Policy students should meet with Allison Bredder.

For general inquiries, such as quick questions about coursework, requirements, or otherwise do not feel that you need a full advising appointment, feel free to reach out to us at via email at geog-advise [at] umd.edu.