The following are recommended resources for support, advice, and guidance during your first year and beyond:  
 
THE FOUNDATION OFFICE

Our office (Main 406) is open Monday through Friday from 9 - 5pm. For appointments please contact us by email so we can best accommodate you. 

Leslie Mutchler, Chair / lmutchle@pratt.edu 

Yasamin Ghanbari, Assistant Chair / yghanbar@pratt.edu 

Sabrina Lovell, Assistant to the Chair / slovell@pratt.edu 

Eleanor King, Operations Manager and Foundations Lab Director / eking5@pratt.edu 

Rebeca Acosta, Foundation Technician / racosta4@pratt.edu 

Paola Catano, Foundation Technician / catanof@pratt.edu 

Sung Ha No, Foundation Technician / nox@pratt.edu 

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT

First-year students will be assigned an academic advisor to plan their sophomore schedule. During the foundation year, an advisor will help students to schedule their Art History and Literary and Critical Studies classes.

Academic advisors help students plan their schedules during sophomore through senior year, help students define their educational objectives, and make sure they are satisfying departmental requirements. 

Office of Academic Advisement

Myrtle Hall, 6th floor / advise@pratt.edu  / 718.636.3611

HEALTH SERVICES

Pratt Health Services is open for limited in-person services, and remains available virtually and for telehealth visits during regular hours. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our dedicated staff will continue to provide our students with excellent care, albeit in a non-traditional way.

The Health Center is located on the first floor of Willoughby Hall.

Request an appointment by: Calling 718.399.4542  OR  Emailing health@pratt.edu

COUNSELING SERVICES

The Counseling Center provides currently enrolled Pratt students confidential and free short-term individual and group psychotherapy, assessment, consultation, and referrals to outside providers. We are staffed by licensed psychologists and clinical social workers, who specialize in working with young adults and have a wealth of experience in college mental health. In addition, a consulting psychiatrist is available for psychotropic medication evaluation.

We offer daily appointments (M-F) for both in-person and virtual/remote sessions and we are available 24/7 if you have an urgent concern and need to speak to someone.

We can be reached by phone at (718) 687-5356 or email us at therapy@pratt.edu

LEARNING/ACCESS CENTER

The Learning/Access Center (L/AC) has staff and tools available to support all Pratt students who are working toward academic success. To that end, at the L/AC, students can meet with staff, explore assistive technology, and take part in student success programming. All Pratt students have the opportunity to work with professional and/or peer academic coaches and tutors. Academic coaching includes time management, study skills, reading skills and brainstorming for projects. Tutoring is also available in various subjects across the Pratt curriculum. 

Learning/Access Center

ISC building, 1st floor / lac@pratt.edu / 718.802.3123

Call or email to schedule appointments for any of the above services.

WRITING AND TUTORIAL CENTER (WTC)

The Writing and Tutorial Center offers free tutoring in writing, speaking, art history, math/science, and graduate thesis to all current Pratt students, regardless of program or status.

Appointments are strongly recommended and can be scheduled in-person at our office in North Hall 101, by calling 718.636.3459 during office hours, emailing wtc@pratt.edu, or messaging us at facebook.com/prattwritingcenter.

CENTER FOR CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) provides life-long access to career management education, inspiration, and support for students and alumni to develop their full potential as creative practitioners with clarity, competence and confidence.

Center for Career and Professional Development

East Building, Room 001 / career@pratt.edu  / 718.636.3506

STUDENT AFFAIRS

Student Affairs provides programs and services that promote students’ personal and professional development; fosters a campus environment that is conducive to student learning; and advocates for and supports students as they meet the challenges of the Pratt experience

Student Affairs

Main Building, room 008 / nshuler@pratt.edu / 718.636.3639

THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

The mission of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at Pratt is to welcome, advocate for and serve our international community by  providing high quality and expert service. As international educators, the OIA  enables the Pratt community to appreciate  the wisdom, breadth, and cultural diversity of our international students and exchange visitors.

Office of International Affairs

Myrtle Hall, 2nd floor, room 2E.5 / oia@pratt.edu / 718.636.3674

RESIDENTIAL LIFE AND HOUSING

Residential Life and Housing efficiently and effectively administer a housing program in a learning centered environment that challenges and supports students studying at Pratt. Resident Assistants and Resident Directors can provide support and advice for first-year students. 

Residential Life and Housing

Willoughby Hall, room 105 / reslife@pratt.edu / 718-399-4551

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

For some students, getting involved with organizations on campus can add meaning to their first-year experience. To find the most current listing of student organizations and club sponsored events at Pratt, sign in to www.pratt.edu/engage with your one key.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

The Student Government maintains primary responsibility for all student interests and involvement at Pratt. The Government has an executive committee and any undergraduate or graduate student can, and is encouraged to become involved. The main function of the Government is to represent the student viewpoint.

Student Union / sga@pratt.edu 

CHOOSING A MAJOR

Deciding on a major is one of the biggest decisions of a student’s first-year experience. Some may already know their major; some may be unsure. Those undecided or wishing to switch majors will have the option to do so in the spring.

Foundation students will have opportunities to meet with the upper departments and learn more about their programs at the beginning of the Spring semester. If students wish to change their major, they can do so after attending the departmental meeting in the spring. Students may stop by the Foundation office and talk to the chair or assistant chair anytime.

FACULTY

Last, but certainly not least, perhaps the most available and valuable resources can be our faculty. Foundation faculty are not only active professionals in their field but are also dedicated teachers. Beyond helping students with difficulties they may encounter in their courses, Faculty can help answer general questions, provide mentorship, to steer students toward valuable Pratt resources, and are valuable sources of information on New York City and what’s happening  in the field of art and design.