Academic Advisement

Academic Advisement


The mission of the Office of Academic Advisement is to provide an integrated and effective academic advising program as well as resources and tools for students, faculty and staff. This advising program provides students with opportunities in assessing their interests and academic abilities, encouraging the fullest intellectual development of all students, fostering an understanding of the value of a liberal arts education and providing an environment in which students can learn about the full array of educational opportunities available to them. Advisers assist students in taking responsibility for learning how to set academic, career, and personal goals, and the strategies for achieving them and to graduate in a timely manner. Integral to our mission is providing faculty advisors with the advisement-related training to assist their advisees to achieve these goals. The program relies on the latest technologies to support learning endeavors and will have a strong commitment to addressing the diverse needs of the individual student. Ultimately academic advising is a relationship between student and adviser, between student and institution, and between adviser and institution.

Advisement Times

Check out the Advisement Times, a great resource for all your
advisement topics and questions!


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Fall Issue Spring Issue


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FALL 2015 New issue of The Advisement Times! Check it out for info on changing your major and tips for academic success. For both students and advisers on all things advisement! Now available on our website and all around campus. Pick up a copy today!

Are you a student who transferred to MU? Come to our Transfer Tuesday Series! Check here for the Fall schedule of topics.


  • Sept 21 - Winter schedule available
  • Sept 23 - Carnival of Majors (12-2pm, SMC MPR)
  • Oct 7 - Spring 2016 schedule available
  • Oct 7 - Winter registration begins
  • Oct 7 - Deadline to change major/minor in time for registration
  • Oct 12 - TAP numbers available from advisor
  • Oct 16-21 - Fall Break
  • Oct 30 - Last day to withdraw from a course
  • Nov 5-13 - Undergraduate Registration begins (See Registrar's Website)
  • Nov 24-30 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 7 - Summer 2016 schedule available
  • Dec 8-12 - Finals Week
  • Dec 13 - Commencement
  • Check back often for more important dates and announcements!

Check out: Academic Survival Kit!


  • Sept 30 - University Wide Advisory Council Meeting (McNairy 118)
  • Oct 13-14 - Adviser Enrichment Workshops (For more info click here - TBA)
  • Keep Checking Back for Upcoming Announcements