My office hours are divided into four broad categories. They are (1) formal appointments for admitted CJ majors (2) formal appointments for intended-CJ majors and others interested in applying to the major (3) walk-ins for very quick questions and general information and (4) administrative time when I am not available.

This framework applies to fall and spring semesters but is subject to some weekly variations to allow for meetings, training classes, etc. Over the summer appointments may be made by email and I will have walk-ins from 1:30 to 4:00 Monday through Thursday.

(1) Students who have applied to, been admitted to and have had their major change submitted and approved on Athena are considered active/admitted CJ majors. These students show up in SAGE as “My Students” and I am listed as the “Primary Advisor” for admitted CJ students. These are the only students who can see my calendar on SAGE and make an advising appointment through SAGE [www.sage.uga.edu] Five blocks of time are available weekly for these students through SAGE. They are (1) Mondays from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm (2) Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (3) Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and (4) 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm and (5) Thursdays from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Each appointment slot is for forty-five minutes.

(2) Unfortunately, all other students (to include intended criminal justice majors, unspecified and those with an already declared other major who want to meet with me to discuss the major and courses) are unable to see my calendar. This is a matter of SAGE functionality, not of how I set my calendar. These students will need to contact me via email [ewphares@uga.edu] to set up an appointment. Three blocks of time are available weekly for these students. They are (1) Tuesdays from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm (2) Thursdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and (3) Fridays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Each appointment slot is for forty-five minute.

(3) You are free to walk-in/drop by for quick questions or general information from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday.

(4) I am not available during the following times (1) 8:00 am to 9:30 am Monday through Friday (2) 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Monday through Friday (3) 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Monday and (4) 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Friday.