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

1) Advising Day presentation -Chemistry majors and minors.

Title - Career Paths in Chemistry - what can I do with my chemistry degree?
Stop by for an informative discussion on career options. We will have pizza and drinks.
Feb. 20, 12:00
Stillwell 244

2) 4+1/pre-ABM Chemistry Advising Session

Feb 20 @ 2:00-3:00
We will have light refreshments
Stillwell 244

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

COMMUNICATION


*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

Math and Computer Science will be meeting on Advising Day at 12:30 pm in ST 437 for a math puzzle challenge: faculty versus students.  It is optional for majors but fun.  We will have pizza and soft drinks. 

*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 holding individual advisement sessions leading up to Advising Day. Students may contact their individual advisors for these one-one meetings. The faculty will also hold a general walk-in advisement session on Tuesday, February 20th in room 263, Belk Bldg., from 9:00AM – 1:00PM for any CM student. Students should bring a printed 8-semster plan and current degree audit.

*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


 

*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


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

GEOLOGY

Geology majors will meet from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM on 2/20/18 in Stillwell 322.

*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

The History Dept will be holding an Advising Day Lunchtime Social on advising day from Noon - 1pm in McKee 209.  We'll have pizza, "course cakes," history trivia, and hear updates about the exciting things that the History Club is up to this year.  

 

* 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

Math and Computer Science will be meeting on Advising Day at 12:30 pm in ST 437 for a math puzzle challenge: faculty versus students.  It is optional for majors but fun.  We will have pizza and soft drinks. 

 

*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

We will have two group advising sessions from 9-9:30 and from 12:30-1 in HHS 204 on 2/20/18.  Pre-nursing students with the last name beginning with A-M will need to come to the 9 am session and those with the last name beginning with N-Z will need to come to the second 12:30  session. 

 

RN to BSN students will receive a link from their advisor directing them to acuity scheduler to set up the telephone advising appointment. It is expected that every student will have an advising conversation. If the appointment schedule does not meet your needs reach out directly to your advisor to set up a suitable time.

 

Accelerated BSN students meet with their advisors individually following the group advising session. This year it is Feb 20th from 9-10am in Room Biltmore Park 338.

 

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

NUTRITION & DIETETICS

Margaret Downs - West will advise All ND juniors as a group in the T/TH ND 304: Nutrition Assessment labs the week before Advising Day (February 13 & 15).

Brenda Marques, Margaret Downs - West, and Beth Wall - Bassett will open up appointment times to meet individually with our other advisees in our offices starting Tuesday, February 6th.

 

*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 - Greetings, Coffee and Cookies (Stillwell 226)

11:15 - Chris Cooper, Head of the Department of Political Science, will talk about WCU’s graduate program in Public Administration (Stillwell 226)

11:30 - Courtney Gauthier, from the Center for Career & Professional Development, will talk about how you can start to prepare now for a better, easier career path after graduation. (Stillwell 226)

11:45 - Meghan Blizzard, from International Programs and Services, will talk about how you can (yes you can!) enjoy a summer, a semester, or even a year of study abroad. (Stillwell 226)

12:00 - Pizza with your PAR pals (Stillwell 226)

12.30 - John Davis, an alumnus from WCU English, will talk about finding work after graduation. Davis has been highly successful in the medical device industry, and has helpful advice for those who major in the humanities. Plus, more pizza! (Catamount Room, UC)


*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 52 credits or above (including those you are taking this semester)

9:45-10:45     RTH pre-majors with 35-51 credits (including those you are taking this semester)

11:00-12:00   RTH pre-majors with 19-34 credits (including those you are taking this semester)

1:00 – 2:00    RTH pre-majors with less than eighteen credits (including those you are taking this semester)


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,

2/14 from 9:00-11:00, Thursday 2/15 from 11:30-1:30, or Friday 2/16 from 10:00-12:00. 

Debbie Logan’s MAJOR advisees are to sign up in Grades First for an appointment during the blocked times on Monday 2/12 from 2-3:30, Wednesday 2/14 from 1:00-2:00, Thursday 2/15from 1:30 – 1:00, or Friday 2/16from 8:30 – 1:30. 

Paige Dagenhard’s MAJOR advisees are to sign up in Grades First for an appointment during the blocked times on Wednesday, 2/14 from 10:00-12:40 or Thursday, 2/15 from 1:00-4:30. 


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.

Science Ed. Earth Science education majors will meet 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on 2/20/18 in ST 322. 

*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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