Department of Academic Advisement & Student Development

Department of Academic Advisement & Student Development


The mission of the Department of Academic Advisement and Student Development 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 advisor, between student and institution, and between advisor and institution.

Advisement Times

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


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SPRING 2016 issue of The Advisement Times! Check it out for info on your Advisement "To-Do" List, tips to NOT procrastinate, and managing stress. For both students and advisors on all things advisement! Now available on our website and all around campus. Pick up a copy today!


  • Jan 23 - Spring semester begins
  • Jan 30 - Drop/Add Deadline
  • Jan 31 - Withdraw period begins
  • Feb 6 - Summer registration begins
  • Mar 1 - Deadline to change major/minor in time for registration
  • Mar 6 - Fall 2017 schedule available
  • Mar 6 - TAP numbers available from advisor
  • Mar 13-20 Spring Break
  • Apr 7 - Last day to withdraw from a course
  • Apr 6-14  - Undergraduate Registration begins (See Registrar's Website)
  • May 8-12 - Finals Week
  • May 13 - Commencement
  • May 15 - Summer 1 session begins
  • Check back often for more important dates and announcements!

Check out: Academic Survival Kit!


  • University Wide Advisory Council Meeting - TBA
  • Advisor Enrichment Workshops - TBA
  • Keep Checking Back for Upcoming Announcements