Graphic Design College of Design


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Advising Appointments




As a College of Design student, you have a professional academic adviser assigned to you who serves as the primary resource person during your academic career. Your adviser can help you in many ways, so be sure to connect with him/her on a regular basis.

Use drop-in hours for...

Brief review of your current semester class schedule
Petition process discussions
Follow-up signatures for academic forms (after initial advising appointment)
Short Q & A's

When meeting with an adviser it’s your responsibility to:

Read and understand your APAS and your four-year plan, and ask your adviser if you have questions
Schedule appointments early and arrive on time
Stay current on collegiate and University policies, deadlines, and resources
Make and be accountable for your own decisions about your academic life
Treat your adviser in a respectful, professional manner (which includes turning off your cell phone during appointments)

It’s your adviser’s responsibility to:

Advise you in a knowledgeable, professional, and respectful manner
Communicate to you pertinent collegiate and University information, including changes to your degree program
Allow you to make your own decisions about your academic life
Keep appropriate information about you confidential

Future Freshmen



If you are in high school or have been admitted as a new freshman for the coming term, please contact your College of Design (CDes) Freshman Admissions Counselor to get all your questions answered.

CDes Freshmen Admissions Counselor:
Lizzy Eischens
Phone: 612-625-9886

Future Transfers



If you have completed college credits after graduation from high school, then you are considered a transfer student. Contact your CDes Transfer Admissions Counselor to get all your questions answered. Please also review this Webpage: for information on admissions deadlines, criteria, forms, and links to transfer guides.

Graduate Students



Admissions Assistance:
Liz Goebel, Design Graduate Programs Coordinator
Phone: 612-626-1219

Undergraduate Students



Students already enrolled in a College of Design major can visit 12 McNeal Hall or 107 Rapson Hall, both of which have information about careers and internships, study abroad, the Honors Program, the Mentor Program, scholarships, undergraduate research, graduation, and much more!

Graphic Design Adviser
Katie Leonard
Office: 12 McNeal Hall
Phone: 612-624-5092
Appointment Scheduling: 612-624-1717

Katie's Wise Words of Advice:

Be open to new ideas and experiences.
Try to find balance between academic work and personal activities.
Get to know faculty members.
Use the resources the University has to offer.
Ask questions.
Meet with your adviser.
Explore your passion.

Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Services
12 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
107 Rapson Hall, 89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
P: 612-624-1717 | E:

General Information
P: 612-626-9068 | E: