SDAs - Student Departmental Advisers

2018-2019 HISTORY SDAS

  Elizabeth Budd 2019   Andy Hoyt '18 - smaller   Russell Li 2019
   Elizabeth Budd '19     Andy Hoyt '19         Russell Li '19

  • SDAs are Senior volunteers selected by the History Department and the Office of the Dean of the College.
  • They are chosen for easy approachability - please do not hesitate to contact them!
  • They serve as a resource for all current students, especially new students, who want to talk to knowledgable and experienced upper class students about courses and registration.
  • They have general information about College academic policies and procedures, but are particularly knowledgeable about courses, sequences, and requirements in the History department. They are available to answer any department questions and supplement advice available through faculty advisers and published materials.
  • They can refer you to the proper person, office, or department for additional help.
  • In the History Department, SDAs are also Student Departmental Ambassadors who escort lecturers and job candidates to lunches and campus tours.

The History Department welcomes suggestions for field trips or other fun activities you might like to plan with other History majors (go bowling, visit a museum, attend a sporting event, set up an intermural frisbee, softball, basketball or broomball team, arrange a movie night to show a historical film, attend a film out of town, etc.). Please talk to one of the SDAs or to the History department office if you are interested in organizing an event.

What History SDAs also do:

  1. Meet RAs during New Student Week to help first-year students register.
  2. Table during New Student Week/Registration Fair in the Fall.
  3. Fall term, meet and talk to History 100 classes.
  4. Post links of interest, add SDA, special office hour postings, and any other major info in the History Department newsletter.
  5. Set special Pizza Office Hours before each term's registration for q & a sessions about courses - come enjoy pizza and conversation!
  6. Organize annual T-shirt competition, collect votes for winning design, request and receive e-mail order requests, collect payments, order t-shirts, and distribute them (History office helps with these things).

Special History SDA Annual Events for 2018-19:

  • Fall term: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 5:30 pm, Annual History & Tamale Night, History major Interest Meeting with tamales, all class years are invited, including first-year students!
  • Winter term: Monday, February 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Winter History Interest Library Study Break, History major interest meeting with refreshments (Library Athenaeum, pending), all class years are invited, including first-year students!
  • Spring term: Thursday, April 25, 2019, History Lounge, 5 p.m.: Welcome New History Sophomores and Majors' Pizza Party!  Meet in History lounge, Leighton 204, for Annual SDA-led Walk to Basil's - ALL History majors are invited!

Additional History Student Representation:

For additional course and faculty info, please also contact our History Department Curriculum Committee (DCC) Reps!