Departmental academic advising is provided by the Director of Undergraduate Studies, who meets individually with concentrators to discuss course selection, tutorials, and thesis topics (usually at the beginning of each term and by appointment at other times). Additionally, a system of Faculty-Student mentoring has been instituted, whereby each student will be assigned a faculty member to meet with on at least a casual basis through the academic year. Students are reminded, however, that they are each ultimately responsible for the fulfillment of concentration requirements, and should check regularly on the current status of their progress. Procedural information and advice is available throughout the year in the Undergraduate Office. With the new protocol of delay in concentration choice, students are all the more strongly urged to be in contact with the department as early as possible (i.e. Freshman year and on) if they have an interest in studying History of Art and Architecture. Please contact the Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies, Thomas Batchelder (Sackler 208, 617.495.2310), who is available on a walk-in basis during most regular office hours.