Spring/Summer 2020 Advising and COVID-19

The turbulent Winter 2020 semester is coming to a close, and the Spring/Summer 2020 terms are upon us! We wanted to make sure you know how and when you can reach Linguistics advisors over the summer months, especially as your Summer and Fall plans begin to take shape. Below are some helpful links and information that will help you stay in touch with us all summer.

Contacting the Linguistics Department and Advising

During the Spring/Summer terms, you can request a virtual advising appointment by emailing linguistics@umich.edu. You may also reach us by calling us at 734.764.0353 (please note all phone calls will be forwarded to a voicemail, which we are regularly monitoring). Please be sure to provide your name, uniqname, and a phone number or email where we can reach you. We will generally respond to emails and phone calls within 1-3 business days.

Winter 2020 Grades

If you need further clarification about grade conversion for WN 2020 grades, the LSA Newnan Advising Office has created both a webpage as well as a Grade Conversion Tips guide that may be of assistance. If you need further assistance in this process, you may contact a Newnan advisor for help.


Any students who are interested in using the summer period to initiate an Honors thesis should review the Honors procedures and timeline page here. Once you have secured a thesis advisor and topic, please submit your application by emailing linguistics@umich.edu. The deadline to submit an Honors application is September 1, 2020. However, we encourage students to submit an application as soon as they are able. **If there are any changes to this process issued by the Honors college, especially due to temporary pauses on human subjects and laboratory research, we will post all updates on our Honors page.**

Further COVID-19 U-M Resources

If you would like any other specific COVID-19 information on U-M’s COVID 19 procedures, you can see the Department of Linguistics’s resource page here