As the Academic Advisor for the Institute for Society and Genetics, Frenz Cabison oversees the Human Biology and Society majors (BA and BS) and Society and Genetics minor. He can be contacted via In order to assist everyone, please allow 24 to 48 BUSINESS hours for a response, and always include your 9-digit UID within your email correspondence.

There are two types of advising that Frenz offers: drop-in advising and 20-minute advising sessions. Please note that both drop-in advising and 20-minute advising sessions are only available to current undergraduate students.

For prospective applicants and newly admitted students, please email your inquiries to Frenz via


Spring 2024 Zoom Drop-In Advising (no appointment sign-up needed; for current undergraduates only)

Zoom Drop-ins are meant to be for quick questions that can be addressed within 5-10 minutes. Please do not be alarmed if you experience some wait time during drop-ins. Students will be assisted in the order that they join the drop-in counseling session.

    • Beginning Week 1 (Tuesday, April 2nd) up until Week 10 (Thursday, June 6th)
    • Days and Times: 9 – 11 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays | 1 – 2 PM on Wednesdays
    • Link: | Password: Spring24! (don’t forget the exclamation point)
    • Please note that there will be no drop-ins on May 23rd, 2024 due to College & Department Advisor Meeting.
20-minute advising sessions (for current undergraduates only)

Current undergraduate students can sign up for 20-minute appointments via Spots will be added to the Calendly on Monday of the prior week (e.g., spots for Week 5 will be added on Week 4 Monday). During the regular academic year, it is highly recommended that you sign up for an appointment early in the quarter. Appointments are limited and can fill up quickly, especially during peak weeks (e.g., enrollment season).

Students can choose to do their appointment either in-person or on Zoom if it falls on a Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday.

Wednesday and Friday appointments are held on Zoom only.



Learning more about the pre-major and major

Informational Sheets

Mailing Lists:

  • Pre-HBS students: to receive emails from the Undergraduate Counselor, subscribe to our listserv
  • HBS Majors and SocGen Minors: to receive emails from the Undergraduate Counselor, subscribe to this listserv

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