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Virtual Information Desk – Spring 2023

The French Department is available and ready to help you! You’ll find a list of common topics below, and you can directly reach out to the Professor listed.

If your question is not included in the list, please reach out to our staff. No matter what the question is, they will help you find the answer!

Office Hours (Staff)

Maggie Kirschner, Monday - Friday: 357 New Cabell Hall, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm,

Paw Kamjan, Monday - Friday: 358 New Cabell Hall, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm,

Questions about the French program?

For answers to your questions about French 1000 through French 2000 classes

or the French Placement exam contact: Professor Karen James, Language Program Director,

K. James – Office Hours in the First week of the Spring 2023 Semester:

Tuesday, 1/17: 2:00-3:00pm

Wednesday, 1/18: 1:00-3:00pm

Thursday, 1/19: 1:00-3:00pm

Friday, 1/20: 11:00-11:45am

K. James - Regular Spring 2023 Semester Office Hours:

Mondays, 1:00-2:30pm (375 New Cabell Hall)

Wednesdays, 11:00-11:45am (375 New Cabell Hall)

And by appointment, in Cabell or in Zoom. 

(Please contact me by email to set up an appointment if you're not available during my regular office hours.)


Declaration Forms & Minor Forms

If declaring a major or minor, completing these and bring either a hard copy or electronic copy when you are meeting with your advisor. 

Office Hours


  • Horne, Thurs. 12:30-3:00 pm and by appt., NCH 339 
  • Blatt, Thurs 10:30-12 and by appt., NCH 335
  • McGrady, T 10:30-11:30 and by appt., NCH 359
  • James, M 1:00-2:30 PM /W 11:00-11:45AM and by appt., NCH 375
  • Rey, M/W 1-2 PM and by appt./ (zoom), NCH 371
  • Hall, MW 12-1PM and by appt., NCH 373
  • Lyu, Claire T/TH 2-3PM, NCH 363,
  • Ogden, M 11-12, W 12:30-1:30, NCH 361
  • Tsien, T 2-4 PM in person and by appt., on Zoom, NCH 337
  • Levine, TR 1-2 PM, NCH 341
  • Roger, W 1-3:00 pm, and by appt., NCH353
  • Krueger, In-person Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m and Thursdays 10:30-11:30 (365 NCH); contact me (clk6m) to set up an appointment outside of office hours in person or via Zoom.
  • Rashana Lydner, Tuesdays 2-3 PM, and by appointment.
  • Gladys Saunders, Tuesdays 5-6PM, by telephone appointment only: 434-924-7807
  • Rachel Geer,Days and Times: Tuesdays 12-1 pm (in person) and Wednesdays 2-3 pm (Zoom) or by appointmentLocation: New Cabell Hall 373 or Zoom

Grad Students

  • Cordova, T/Th 9:30-10:30, NCH 344,
  • Nicewonger, W 3 -5 PM, NCH 342,
  • Fieger, M 10:00-11:00 and T 11:00-12:00, NCH 342
  • McLean, T/Th 11AM-12PM & by appt., NCH 342
  • Guiziou-Lamour, M 12:00 - 13:30 PM / T 12:30 - 14:00 PM (in person and/or online by appointment), NCH 342
  • Loren Lee, W 11AM -1PM (in person and/or online by appointment), NCH 344
  • Stephanie Mazan, T-Th 12:30 -1:30 PM By appointment or Zoom, NCH 344
  • Ninon Bartz, W/F 10-11AM Online by appointment, NCH 344
  • Katia Bellal, T 10:45-11:45 AM at NCH 344 and Th 10:45-11:45AM on Zoom by appoitnment.


The Department of French is located on the Third Floor of New Cabell Hall (intersection of JPA and Ruppel).

Street Address:
1605 Jefferson Park Avenue
University of Virginia
Department of French
New Cabell Hall, Room 358
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4770

Mailing Address:
Department of French
P.O. Box 400770
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4770

Main Office: New Cabell Hall, Room 358

Parking: Hourly visitor parking available in the Central Grounds Parking Garage on Emmet St.