All physics students are assigned a physics faculty mentor in order to guide their academic progress while pursuing a major in physics. Students must receive mentoring from a physics faculty mentor at least once a semester, prior to registering for classes. Faculty mentors can provide guidance on physics major coursework, research opportunities, and career paths.
First-year physics students who entered CU Boulder in Summer or Fall 2018 are required to attend one group mentoring session in place of individual mentoring. These sessions are designed to introduce the faculty mentors, provide an overview of the major, and answer common questions. New transfer students are welcome to attend group mentoring or see a faculty mentor individually. Students should bring their Buff OneCard to the group mentoring session to register their attendance so their mentoring hold can be lifted. No RSVP is required.
Continuing students should prepare for a meeting with a faculty mentor by knowing their current schedule and their plans for the future. Assignments by last name are intended for initial visits. Students are encouraged to work with the same faculty mentor over the course of their academic career, when feasible. Students should bring a mentoring form, and should visit faculty mentors during their office hours.
Note: During the summer, faculty mentors do not hold weekly office hours. Please email your mentor for assistance.