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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.

HONORS STUDENTS:

Honors students with declared majors should meet with their faculty advisors for Summer/Fall 2023 registration advising and to retrieve their Alt PINs.

Undeclared Honors students should meet with their Honors advisor for Summer/Fall 2023 registration advising and to retrieve their Alt PINs.

Honors Advisors Emily Sharpe & Colin Townsend will be available for virtual appointments and virtual drop-ins. You can check their availability and/or make an appointment with them in Navigate.

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 email account with more information.

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE LEAD MINOR PROGRAM:

Advising for the LEAD Minor is handled by Dr. Dustin Evatt-Young.

On Advising Day, Dr. Evatt-Young will be available in McKee G22 from 11:00am-4:00pm for drop-in advising sessions. He can also be reached by email ahead of time or after that day at devatt@wcu.edu with any questions related to the LEAD Minor.

  • When and where are students required to meet on Advising Day?
    • FO 302. In some cases, two disciplines are in the same room.  Students can drop in between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4 pm.  Locations will also be listed in the Forsyth lobby.
  • Will your department require specific materials or technology for your student appointments?
    • Students should bring a hard copy of their degree audit and a proposed schedule.
    • Example: laptop, degree audit, or tentative class schedule. 
  • Do you have other related programs scheduled on Advising Day?  What, when, and where? 
    • We will have representatives from student clubs, High Hampton (job/internship opportunities), Financial Aid, the bookstore, and more set up in Forsyth 101.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law at 828.227.3383.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at 828.227.7268.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Art & Design at 828.227.7210.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Art & Design at 828.227.7210.

The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training has been replaced with the Master of Science in Athletic Training program. Students interested in a Master of Science in Athletic training can attend an Open House on Advising Day.

 

Open House: 3:00pm-4:30pm in HHS 353

 

Questions or concerns? Contact Ashley Thrasher at abthrasher@wcu.edu or 828.227.3511

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

    • When and where are students required to meet on Advising Day?
      • FO 329. In some cases, two disciplines are in the same room.  Students can drop in between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4 pm.  Locations will also be listed in the Forsyth lobby.
    • Will your department require specific materials or technology for your student appointments?
      • Students should bring a hard copy of their degree audit and a proposed schedule.
      • Example: laptop, degree audit, or tentative class schedule. 
    • Do you have other related programs scheduled on Advising Day?  What, when, and where? 
      • We will have representatives from student clubs, High Hampton (job/internship opportunities), Financial Aid, the bookstore, and more set up in Forsyth 101.

    *For more details and instructions, call the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law at 828.227.3383.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Chemistry & Physics at 828.227.7260.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Communication at 828.227.7482.

For course sequence lists please visit the website at: http://commdis.wcu.edu

  • When and where are students required to meet on Advising Day?
    • FO 313 & 314. In some cases, two disciplines are in the same room.  Students can drop in between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4 pm.  Locations will also be listed in the Forsyth lobby.
  • Will your department require specific materials or technology for your student appointments?
    • Students should bring a hard copy of their degree audit and a proposed schedule.
    • Example: laptop, degree audit, or tentative class schedule. 
  • Do you have other related programs scheduled on Advising Day?  What, when, and where? 
    • We will have representatives from student clubs, High Hampton (job/internship opportunities), Financial Aid, the bookstore, and more set up in Forsyth 101.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law at 828.227.3383.

 

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at 828.227.7245.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Construction Management at 828.227.2201 or email at cm@wcu.edu

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at 828.227.2172.

  • When and where are students required to meet on Advising Day?
    • FO 214. In some cases, two disciplines are in the same room.  Students can drop in between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4 pm.  Locations will also be listed in the Forsyth lobby.
  • Will your department require specific materials or technology for your student appointments?
    • Students should bring a hard copy of their degree audit and a proposed schedule.
    • Example: laptop, degree audit, or tentative class schedule. 
  • Do you have other related programs scheduled on Advising Day?  What, when, and where? 
    • We will have representatives from student clubs, High Hampton (job/internship opportunities), Financial Aid, the bookstore, and more set up in Forsyth 101.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law at 828.227.3383.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Engineering and Technology at 828.227.2775.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Engineering and Technology at 828.227.2775. 

*For more details and instructions, please call the School of Teaching & Learning at 828.227.7108.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at 828.227.2172.

 Students Not Yet Admitted: Students that have not yet applied/been admitted to the EMC program are required to attend a mandatory meeting on Advising Day at 10:30am in room 311. In addition to students receiving their alt-pin, students will be able to meet current EMC juniors/seniors and faculty while playing around with some of the fun equipment!

 

Look for an email coming from your advisor with more details.

Questions or concerns? Contact Kimberlee Yontz at 828-227-3516 or Julie Conway at 828-227-2917.

 

 

Students Admitted: Students currently in the program will be contacted by their advisor with instructions on scheduling a required meeting.

Questions or concerns? Contact Jackson Déziel at 828-227-3532.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Engineering and Technology at 828.227.2775.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Engineering and Technology at 828.227.2775.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of English at 828.227.7264.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of English at 828.227.7264.

  • When and where are students required to meet on Advising Day?
    • FO 216. In some cases, two disciplines are in the same room.  Students can drop in between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4 pm.  Locations will also be listed in the Forsyth lobby.
  • Will your department require specific materials or technology for your student appointments?
    • Students should bring a hard copy of their degree audit and a proposed schedule.
    • Example: laptop, degree audit, or tentative class schedule. 
  • Do you have other related programs scheduled on Advising Day?  What, when, and where? 
    • We will have representatives from student clubs, High Hampton (job/internship opportunities), Financial Aid, the bookstore, and more set up in Forsyth 101.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law at 828.227.3383.

Schedule a 1-on-1 advising appointment with your faculty advisor. Please bring a copy of your degree audit and draft schedule for Fall 2023 with you to your advising appointment. Look for an e-mail coming from your advisor with more details. 

 

All declared ENVH majors are also required to attend a meeting on Advising Day (February 21st) from 1:30-3:00pm in HHS 204. In addition to important program information, we have a guest speaker (Dr. Jennifer Runkle) who will share her work on climate change and environmental epidemiology.  

  

Questions or concerns? Contact Dr. Brian Byrd at bdbyrd@wcu.edu

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Geosciences & Natural Resources at 828.227.7367.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Stage & Screen at 828.227.7491.

  • When and where are students required to meet on Advising Day?
    • FO 301. In some cases, two disciplines are in the same room.  Students can drop in between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4 pm.  Locations will also be listed in the Forsyth lobby.
  • Will your department require specific materials or technology for your student appointments?
    • Students should bring a hard copy of their degree audit and a proposed schedule.
    • Example: laptop, degree audit, or tentative class schedule. 
  • Do you have other related programs scheduled on Advising Day?  What, when, and where? 
    • We will have representatives from student clubs, High Hampton (job/internship opportunities), Financial Aid, the bookstore, and more set up in Forsyth 101.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law at 828.227.3383.

 

Majors should make individual appointments with their advisors at other times during Advising Day.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Geosciences & Natural Resources at 828.227.7367.

*For more details and instructions, please call the School of Teaching & Learning at 227.7108.

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

  • When and where are students required to meet on Advising Day?
    • FO 115. In some cases, two disciplines are in the same room.  Students can drop in between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4 pm.  Locations will also be listed in the Forsyth lobby.
  • Will your department require specific materials or technology for your student appointments?
    • Students should bring a hard copy of their degree audit and a proposed schedule.
    • Example: laptop, degree audit, or tentative class schedule. 
  • Do you have other related programs scheduled on Advising Day?  What, when, and where? 
    • We will have representatives from student clubs, High Hampton (job/internship opportunities), Financial Aid, the bookstore, and more set up in Forsyth 101.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law at 828.227.3383.

*For more details and instructions, please call the School of Teaching & Learning at 828.227.7108.

Health & Wellness Concentration: All students are required to attend a mandatory meeting on Advising Day at 12:30pm in room 357 to receive their alt-pin.

Look for an email coming from your advisor with more details.

Questions or concerns? Contact Kimberlee Yontz at 828-227-3516 or Julie Conway at 828-227-2917.

 

 

Health Management Concentration: All students are required to attend a mandatory meeting on Advising Day at 12:30pm in room 349 to receive their alt-pin.

Look for an email coming from your advisor with more details.

Questions or concerns? Contact Kimberlee Yontz at 828-227-3516 or Julie Conway at 828-227-2917.

 

Pre-Professional Concentration: Students are required to meet one-on-one with their advisor to receive their alt-pin. Alt-pin meetings may be before or after Advising Day. Refer to messages from Julie Conway or Kimberlee Yontz for details/instructions. 

 

 

Additional Optional Meetings: All IHS students are invited to attend an optional meeting on Advising Day. These meetings will be a one-hour professional development seminar for IHS majors led by core IHS faculty. See details below based on classification. Those that attend are eligible to participate in a raffle for a prize!

Note: No alt-pins will be provided during these sessions. Students needing their alt-pin should refer to the information above.

 

Freshmen: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in HHS 433

Sophomores: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in HHS 449

Juniors: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in HHS 433

Seniors: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in HHS 449

 

Questions or concerns? Contact Kimberlee Yontz at 828-227-3516 or Julie Conway at 828-227-2917. 

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Art & Design at 828.227.7210.

The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs will have a mandatory advisee meeting for all majors at 9:45-10:45 for International Studies majors in the UC Multipurpose Room.

This is an in-person meeting where we discuss fall/summer classes, faculty will share their plans for their classes, we talk about career preparation and internships, but no pin numbers are distributed.  Students will make individual meeting with their department advisors during the day to receive the pins and discuss schedules.

*For more details and instructions, call the International Studies Department at 828.227.3899.

  • When and where are students required to meet on Advising Day?
    • FO 214. In some cases, two disciplines are in the same room.  Students can drop in between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4 pm.  Locations will also be listed in the Forsyth lobby.
  • Will your department require specific materials or technology for your student appointments?
    • Students should bring a hard copy of their degree audit and a proposed schedule.
    • Example: laptop, degree audit, or tentative class schedule. 
  • Do you have other related programs scheduled on Advising Day?  What, when, and where? 
    • We will have representatives from student clubs, High Hampton (job/internship opportunities), Financial Aid, the bookstore, and more set up in Forsyth 101.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law at 828.227.3383.

  • When and where are students required to meet on Advising Day?
    • FO 213. In some cases, two disciplines are in the same room.  Students can drop in between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4 pm.  Locations will also be listed in the Forsyth lobby.
  • Will your department require specific materials or technology for your student appointments?
    • Students should bring a hard copy of their degree audit and a proposed schedule.
    • Example: laptop, degree audit, or tentative class schedule. 
  • Do you have other related programs scheduled on Advising Day?  What, when, and where? 
    • We will have representatives from student clubs, High Hampton (job/internship opportunities), Financial Aid, the bookstore, and more set up in Forsyth 101.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law at 828.227.3383.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at 828.227.7245.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at 828.227.7245.

*For more details and instructions, please call the School of Teaching & Learning at 828.227.7108.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Music at 828.227.7242.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Music at 828.227.7242.

For more details and instructions, call the Natural Resources Conservation & Management Department at 828-227-7367.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Nursing at 828.227.7467.

Pre-majors: All Pre-Nutrition & Dietetics students are required to attend a meeting on Advising Day to receive their Alt-Pin.

            9:00 a.m. in HHS 449

Look for an email coming from your advisor with more details.

Questions or concerns? Contact Kimberlee Yontz at 828-227-3516 or Julie Conway at 828-227-2917. 

 

Students Admitted to Program 2023: Newly admitted students will meet with their newly assigned faculty advisor. Look for an email coming from your advisor with details and instructions.

 

Questions or concerns? Contact Bret Moura at bmoura@wcu.edu or 828-227-2351. 

  

2022 Cohort: Nutrition & Dietetics students will meet with their assigned faculty advisor. Look for an email coming from your advisor with details and instructions.

  

Questions or concerns? Contact Bret Moura at bmoura@wcu.edu or 828-227-2351.

*For more details and instructions, please contact the PRM Department.

*For more details and instructions, please contact the Philosophy Department.

The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs will have a mandatory advisee meeting for all majors at 11-12:00pm for Political Science majors in the UC Multipurpose Room.

This is an in-person meeting where we discuss fall/summer classes, faculty will share their plans for their classes, we talk about career preparation and internships, but no pin numbers are distributed.  Students will make individual meeting with their department advisors during the day to receive the pins and discuss schedules.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Psychology at 828.227.7361.

Interested in the RT major: Are you interested in the Recreational Therapy major and would like to explore what it has to offer? Please attend a session on Advising Day from 1:00-1:30 to hear more about how it may be a great career choice- or a great springboard for your graduate school plans. We offer an active, hands-on degree program that will give you lots of experience with people of a wide variety of ages and ability levels! We will meet in the Health and Human Sciences building in room 421.

 

Pre-majors (Pre-Recreational Therapy): On Advising Day, pre-majors are required to attend a mandatory meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the Health & Human Sciences Building, room 421. Pre-Recreational Therapy students will be provided their alt-pin during this time. In addition, Program Director Jennifer Hinton and junior RT majors will be available to share information about involvement and Program admissions as well as answer questions.

 

Questions or concerns? Contact Kimberlee Yontz at 828-227-3516 or Julie Conway at 828-227-2917. 

 

Students Admitted Fall 2022 cohort: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. in HHS 421

Students Admitted Fall 2021 cohort:  10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in RT lab

 

Questions or concerns? Contact Jennifer Hinton at jlhinton@wcu.edu.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Biology at 828.227.7244.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Chemistry & Physics at 828.227.7260.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Geosciences & Natural Resources at 828.227.7367.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Chemistry & Physics at 828.227.7260.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of History at 828.227.7243.

 

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at 828.227.7268.

*For more details and instructions, call the Department of World Languages at 828.227.7241.

  • When and where are students required to meet on Advising Day?
    • FO 114. In some cases, two disciplines are in the same room.  Students can drop in between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4 pm.  Locations will also be listed in the Forsyth lobby.
  • Will your department require specific materials or technology for your student appointments?
    • Students should bring a hard copy of their degree audit and a proposed schedule.
    • Example: laptop, degree audit, or tentative class schedule. 
  • Do you have other related programs scheduled on Advising Day?  What, when, and where? 
    • We will have representatives from student clubs, High Hampton (job/internship opportunities), Financial Aid, the bookstore, and more set up in Forsyth 101.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law at 828.227.3383.

 

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Stage & Screen at 828.227.7491.

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