Anthropology Undergraduate Advising

Mark Oxley, the Department of Anthropology’s undergraduate advisor, is here to help current anthropology majors and minors during their academic journey. We also openly welcome prospective students to contact Mark to discuss how anthropology classes and programs might help them to achieve their academic and professional goals.


The anthropology undergraduate advisor can help with the following:

  • Declaring a major or minor in anthropology
  • Review student progress to ensure degree requirements are being met
  • Provide guidance on course selection
  • Offer general advice about anthropology
  • Answer questions about transferring credits, course equivalencies, course petitions, course overrides, course add/drop forms, anthropological field schools & other general program inquires

Please note that in-person meetings with the undergraduate advisor are available by appointment only. Students must contact anthadv@hawaii.edu to schedule an appointment.


ACCESS Advising Center

Student are strongly encouraged to visit the College of Social Sciences ACCESS Advising Center, located in Dean Hall, Room 2, to ensure that their general education (non-major) requirements are being met.


Mandatory Advising Requirements

Both the Department of Anthropology and the ACCESS Advising Center have mandatory advising requirements. For the Department of Anthropology, students are required to receive advising during their first semester. Students may seek advising on their own at any time; however, if they do not meet the anthropology advisor before course registration for the following semester beings, they will be contacted to schedule an appointment. Failure to respond to this request will result in a hold being placed that prevents course registration. The hold can only be removed after you have met with the advisor.

Note: A hold can be placed by either ACCESS or Anthropology; students should carefully check hold instructions to ensure they are contacting the unit which placed the hold.

Mark Oxley, Staff, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Mark Oxley
Undergraduate Advisor
Email: anthadv@hawaii.edu