Advising Day

Advising Day marks the beginning of the official Advising and Registration period. No classes are held on this day so that academic departments and their faculty advisors can assist students in planning for next semester's classes and provide the Alt PIN required for registration. Many departments have students schedule appointments to meet one on one with their primary advisor on that day or during that week. Some departments hold group advising sessions, while others host informal social gatherings. There are even a few departments that have a mandatory attendance policy for Advising Day activities.

Departmental instructions and events for Advising Day will be posted below.
Check your catamount email for Advising Day information from your department or advisor.

Preparing for an advising meeting

  • Your " primary" advisor is the only advisor who is authorized to give you an Alt PIN for registration.
  • Go to the How To Instructions page to find the name and contact information for your primary advisor.
  • Run and review your Degree Audit/Evaluation ( How To Instructions ) prior to your advising session. This report shows what coursework and other requirements must still be met in order to complete your degree and graduate. Some major departments require that students bring a copy of this report with them to the advising session.
  • Use an 8-Semester Plan Worksheet to assist you in planning when to take particular courses. 
  • Use a Schedule Adjustment Grid to help lay out your weekly class schedule.

Major changes prior to Advising Day

  • If you plan on changing your major, do so well before Advising Day or you may not be able to get your Alt PIN in time to register by your Registration Day.
  • Go to the How To Instructions page to learn how to declare or change your major.

Advising Day Instructions for Each Undergraduate Major

(alphabetical listing for Cullowhee-based programs only)

HONORS STUDENTS:
NON-HONORS UNDECLARED STUDENTS: Will need to schedule an appointment with their Professional Advisor within the Advising Center prior to their registration date. Emails will be sent to students’ catamount account with more information.

ACCOUNTING

Students need to contact their Faculty Advisor within the College of Business, for instructions.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law at 828-227-3383.

ANTHROPOLOGY

Students need to meet with their Faculty Advisor on Advising Day. Students need to check their Catamount email for instructions on how to schedule a meeting with their Faculty Advisor.

 

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at 828-227-7268.

ART

Students need to meet with their Faculty Advisor on Advising Day. Students need to check their Catamount email for instructions on how to schedule a meeting with their Faculty Advisor.
 
*For more details and instructions, call the School of Art & Design at 828-227-7210.

ART, B.S.ED

Students need to meet with their Faculty Advisor on Advising Day. Students need to check their Catamount email for instructions on how to schedule a meeting with their Faculty Advisor.  

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Art & Design at 828-227-7210.

ATHLETIC TRAINING

Please contact the department for further instructions.
*For more details and instructions, call the School of Health Sciences at 828-227-7113.

BIOLOGY

Please contact the department for further instructions.

* For more details and instructions, call the Biology Department.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & LAW

Students need to contact their Faculty Advisor within the College of Business, for instructions.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law at 828-227-3383.

CHEMISTRY

Meet and Greet for ABM Chemistry Students:
11:30-12:30
Stillwell 424

Any Chemistry majors interested in the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree

The Department will be providing refreshments!
No laptops or other items will be needed.


Students will need to schedule an individual meetings with their Faculty Advisor to receive their Summer/Fall Alt Pin.

 

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Chemistry & Physics at 828-227-7260.

COMMUNICATION

Mandatory Meeting
9:30 am
Natural Science Auditorium, NS-1
*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Communication at 828-227-7482.

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS

Please contact the department for further instructions.

*For more details and instructions, call the Communication Sciences & Disorders.

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Please contact the department for further instructions.
*For more details and instructions, call the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law at 828-227-3383.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Please contact the department for further instructions.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at 828-227-7245.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

The Construction Management Department will be meeting as a department to do advising in Belk 263 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. Faculty advisors will meet with students for advising before and after this with appointments.
Any arrangements after 12:00 pm must be made directly with the professor/advisor.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Construction Management at 828-227-2201.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE


Please contact the department for further instructions.
*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at 828-227-2172.

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Engineering and Technology at 828-227-2775.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Students in Engineering+Technology should contact their advisor to arrange an advising appointment if not invited through GradesFirst.


*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Engineering and Technology at 828-227-2775. 

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, B.S.ED.

*For more details and instructions, please call the School of Teaching & Learning at 227-7108.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Health Sciences at 828-227-7113.

ENGINEERING (Mechanical, Manufacturing, & Electrical power concentrations)

Students in Engineering+Technology should contact their advisor to arrange an advising appointment if not invited through GradesFirst.


*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Engineering and Technology at 828-227-2775.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Students in Engineering+Technology should contact their advisor to arrange an advising appointment if not invited through GradesFirst.


*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Engineering and Technology at 828-227-2775.

ENGLISH

There will be an Alumni Vocational Talk in Blue Ridge A at 11:00 am for Philosophy and Religion, English, History, and World Languages majors.

 

From 12:00 - 1:00 there will be an event for English majors. The department will provide pizza and other refreshments.

 

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of English at 828-227-7264.

ENGLISH, B.S.ED.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of English at 828-227-7264.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, B.S. Innovation leadership and entrepreneurship, B.S.B.A

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management and Hospitality & Tourism at 828-227-7412.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH


*For more details and instructions, call the School of Health Sciences at 828-227-7113.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Geosciences & Natural Resources at 828-227-7367.

FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCTION

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Stage & Screen at 828-227-7491.

FINANCE

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law at 828-227-3383.

FORENSIC SCIENCE

All students, including honors college students and student athletes will be seen on advising day (not before).  Please bring a copy of your degree audit and proposed schedule when you come for advising.

ALL FORENSIC SCIENCE STUDENTS (except FINAL semester seniors) ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN INFORMATIONAL SESSION IN NS1 AT 3:30 PM THAT WILL COVER PROGRAM ENTRY, INTERNSHIPS, RESEARCH, and STUDY ABROAD. 


You 
DO NOT need to make an appointment.  Please show up on Tuesday, October 31st as follows:
Freshman & Sophomores:
9:00-10:30AM in Bardo Arts Center 130

Juniors & Seniors:
Stillwell room 149. Juniors and seniors will be advised individually during the times below. This will be done on a first come, first served basis.
Chemistry Concentration = 11:00 - 12:30PM
Biology Concentration = 12:30 - 2:00PM
All Seniors = 2:00 - 3:30PM

No advising appointments will be honored before advising day. Additionally, if you fail to attend your session on advising day, you WILL NOT be granted an appointment until mid-November.

*For more details and instructions, call the Forensic Science Department at 828-227-7260

GEOLOGY

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Geosciences & Natural Resources at 828-227-7367.

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION, B.S.ED.

*For more details and instructions, please call the School of Teaching & Learning at 227-7108.

HISTORY

* For more details and instructions, contact the History Department.

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

Students need to contact their Faculty Advisor within the College of Business, for instructions.


*For more details and instructions, contact the Hospitality & Tourism Department.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION, B.S.ED.

*For more details and instructions, please call the School of Teaching & Learning at 227-7108.

INTERIOR DESIGN

All Interior Design majors are required to meet with their Faculty Advisor individually on Advising Day.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Art & Design at 828-227-7210.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs at 828-227-7475.

MANAGEMENT

Management majors need to meet with their faculty advisor in Forsyth 329 during drop-in hours.
*Students should bring a hard copy of their degree audit with them.
Drop-In Hours:
9:30-11:00 a.m.
1:00-3:30 p.m.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Economics, Management and Project Management at 828-227-7412.

MARKETING

Students need to contact their Faculty Advisor within the College of Business, for instructions.

*For more details and instructions, call the Marketing Department at 227-7412.

MATHEMATICS

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at 828-227-7245.

MATHEMATICS, B.S.ED.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at 828-227-7245.

MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATION, B.S.ED.

*For more details and instructions, please call the School of Teaching & Learning at 227-7108.

MUSIC

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Music at 828-227-7242.

MUSIC EDUCATION, B.S.ED.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Music at 828-227-7242.

NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT

*For more details and instructions, call the Natural Resources Conservation & Management Department.

NURSING

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Nursing at 828-227-7467.

NUTRITION & DIETETICS

*For more details and instructions, call the Nutrition & Dietetics Department.

PARKS & RECREATION MANAGEMENT

Mandatory Meeting for all PRM Majors will be held on Advising Day at 10am in Reid 132. Students are to also meet individually with their advisors to discuss their schedule and receive their ALT PIN.

 

*For more details and instructions, call the Parks and Recreation Management Program at 828-227-3843.

PHILOSOPHY & Religion

11:00 AM - Alumni Vocational talks in Blue Ridge A with History, English, World Languages, and PAR

12:00 PM - Departmental meeting  with Pizza in Stillwell 225/226

12:30 PM - Mandatory all major meeting in Stillwell 225/226

1:30 PM - Open house for any prospective students interested in majoring or minoring in PAR

 

PAR students should schedule meetings with their advisors, and any students with a PAR minor should schedule

a meeting with John Whitmire.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Philosophy and Religion at 828-227-7262.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs at 828-227-7475.

PSYCHOLOGY

Students need to meet with their Faculty Advisor individually on Advising Day. Students should contact their Faculty Advisor on how to schedule an appointment.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Psychology at 828-227-7361. 

RECREATIONAL THERAPY

PRE-MAJORS

Pre-majors will meet ON Advising Day in the RT Lab - HHSB 313

8:30-9:30       RTH pre-majors with less than eighteen credits
9:45-10:45     RTH pre-majors with 19-34 credits
11:00-12:00   RTH pre-majors with 35-51 credits
1:00-2:00       RTH pre-majors with 52-68 credits
2:15-3:15       RTH pre-majors with above 69 credits
What should I bring with me to my appointment?
*You must bring a copy of your degree audit to your advising session!  Bring any questions you may have, along with a draft of your proposed schedule.

MAJORS
NOT pre-interns; students currently in RTH 395 do not meet for typical advising.

Jennifer Hinton’s MAJOR advisees are to sign up in Grades First for a 20 minute appointment slot on Wednesday, October 25th or Thursday, October 26th.  Pre-internship students do not sign up for typical appointments and will meet 1:1 on Advising Day.
Debbie Logan’s MAJOR advisees are to sign up in Grades First for an appointment during the blocked times on Wednesday, October 25th (1:00 - 4:30) and Friday, October 27th (8:30-2:00).
Paige Dagenhard’s MAJOR advisees are to sign up in Grades First for an appointment during the blocked times on Thursday, October 26th (1:00-5:00) and Friday, October 27th (11:30 - 4:30).


What should I bring with me to my appointment?
*You must bring a copy of your degree audit to your advising session!  Please also review the REVISED student handbook and the technical standards, and the drug and alcohol and background check policies.  You will be asked to sign several documents, this is your way of preparing.  Bring any questions you may have, along with a draft of your proposed schedule.

 

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Health Sciences at 828-227-7113.

SCIENCE EDUCATION (Biology), B.S.ED.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Biology at 828-227-7244.

SCIENCE EDUCATION (Chemistry), B.S.ED.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Chemistry & Physics at 828-227-7260.

SCIENCE EDUCATION (Earth Sciences), B.S.ED.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Geosciences & Natural Resources at 828-227-7367.

SCIENCE EDUCATION (Physics), B.S.ED.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Chemistry & Physics at 828-227-7260.

SOCIAL SCIENCES, B.S.ED.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of History at 828-227-7243.

SOCIAL WORK

* For more details and instructions, call the Social Work Department at 227-7112

SOCIOLOGY

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at 828-227-7268.

SPANISH

Students need to check their Catamount email for instructions how to schedule a meeting with their faculty advisor.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of World Languages at 828-227-7241.

SPANISH, B.S.ED.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of World Languages at 828-227-7241.

SPORT MANAGEMENT

Students need to contact their Faculty Advisor within the College of Business, for instructions.
*For more details and instructions, call the Sport Management Department.

STAGE & SCREEN

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Stage & Screen at 828-227-7491

THEATRE


*For more details and instructions, call the School of Stage & Screen at 828-227-7491.

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