**As the University makes changes to the Spring 2020 schedule and moves to an online course platform, please check this page for updates regarding the availability of staff in the Economics Department Graduate Studies Office.**
For the foreseeable future, the Graduate Studies Office team will not be able to meet with walk-in students or to make in-person advising appointments.
We will be responding to all inquiries and advising requests remotely via email and by phone. Please direct your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org, using a specific email subject, and we will follow up to assist you as quickly as possible. Note that the volume of requests is high with our regular operations, admissions, and COVID-19-related planning.
Please stay safe, and thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work through this temporary situation.
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