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

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

Freshmen or students coming from other majors: Meet individually with advisor. Advisor will e-mail instructions on how to sign up for a meeting mid-October. Most meetings will not occur during Advising Day. Student must bring degree audit and list of potential classes.

Sophomores provisionally admitted: Meet in CHHS 353 on Advising Day at 9 AM. Student must bring degree audit and list of potential classes.

 

Juniors: Advising will occur during orientation, prior to leaving for clinicals. Student must bring degree audit and list of potential classes.

 

Seniors: Program director will e-mail advising sheet; student can communicate through e-mail, phone, or in person.


*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


*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

 

CSD majors are required to attend the group advising session as follows:

         

October 30, 2018

          UNDERGRADUATES – 10:30 AM HHS 209**

          GRADUATES –               9:30 AM HHS 209

 

**All undergraduates should have looked at their degree audit and should have a proposed list of courses they wish to take.  ALT-PINs will not be given to students without this information. 

 

****Students graduating in December do not need to attend advising sessions!!****


*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

The Math and Computer Science Department will host Math Jeopardy on Advising Day, 12-1 pm in ST 437.  Refreshments served.  We welcome all students to take a break and play. 

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

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Construction Management will have Advising Day in Belk 263 from 9 am to 1 pm.  All the faculty will be present and advising per student arrival, with pre-advising encouraged. Students are required to have Degree Audit printed and CM Flowchart highlighted with current and completed courses. 


*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

*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

All EMC majors meet individually with their advisor. Advisors will e-mail instructions on how to sign up for a meeting. Due to our national conference being held during the advising-day week, most advising meetings will not occur during Advising Day. Students must bring their degree audit and a proposed Spring schedule.

 

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

ENGINEERING (Mechanical, Manufacturing, & Electrical power concentrations)

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

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

*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

ENVH students meet individually with their assigned advisor. Students begin signing up for appointments shortly before Fall Break and appointments typically begin about two weeks prior to advising day as this allows advisers ample time with each advisee. Some meetings may occur on Advising Day if needed. Students bring to their appointment a copy of their degree audit and anticipated schedule.

 

All declared ENVH majors are also required to attend a meeting of all majors on Advising Day. This is tentatively scheduled from 1:30-3:30pm in HHS 209. I am awaiting confirmation on this room and will keep you updated if this time/location changes.

 

 

*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 FS “what-if” analysis and proposed schedule when you come for advising.

 

You DO NOT need to make an appointment.  Please show up on Tuesday, October 30th as follows:

 

*FRESHMEN and SOPHOMORES: 9 – 10:30 AM in Stillwell room 149

 

NOTE:

You are a freshman if you have <30 total credit hours including those attempted this semester

You are a sophomore if you have earned 30-59 total credit hours including those attempted this semester

 

This is a group advising session for all freshmen and sophomores. In this meeting, we will provide you with detailed information regarding which classes you should be registering for in the Spring 2017 semester. We will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have during this time. You will be provided your alt pin for registration during this meeting. Please arrive on time – the meeting will begin at 9 AM sharp.

 

*JUNIORS and SENIORS will meet during designated times in Stillwell room 149. Designated advising times for upperclassmen are listed below. This will be done on a first come, first served basis.

 

NOTE:

You are a junior if you have earned 60-89 total credit hours including those attempted this semester

You are a senior if you have earned >89 total credit hours including those attempted this semester

 

JUNIORS with a Chemistry Concentration = 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

 

JUNIORS with a Biology Concentration = 12:30 – 2:00 PM

 

All SENIORS = 2:00 – 3:30 PM

 

Please check your degree audit to determine the number of credit hours you have earned.  

 

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 late November. 


*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 Department's Advising Day event is as follows:

 

History Dept Advising Day Social

Oct 30, 12-1pm

McKee 209

Pizza, refreshments, dessert, and student vs. professor trivia

 

* 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 instruction

s, please call the School of Teaching & Learning at 227-7108.

Integrated health sciences

Integrated Health Sciences Faculty will begin connecting with students for one-on-one student meetings two weeks before advising day.  The students will be required to perform a degree audit before their scheduled appointment.  They will bring their degree audit, 8-semester plan, and a list of anticipated Spring semester courses.  The students will receive one-on-one advising as well as receive their ALT PINS.  Additionally, since this is a new degree program, we have HHS 433 reserved from 1 to 2 pm on Advising Day (Oct 30), in which students will have a chance to connect with participating faculty in a meet and greet, as well as receive guidance on any remaining questions.

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

International Studies will be have a mandatory Advising Day meeting for our majors on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.  It will be held in Stillwell 425 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  We are asking our majors to come and meet others from our department, enjoy a doughnut, ask questions about classes and requirements, and get to know their professors better.

 

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

MANAGEMENT

Management majors can meet with their advisors in Forsyth 329.  We have drop-in hours from 9:30-11:00 a.m. and from 1:00-3:30 p.m.  They should bring a hard copy of their degree audit with them. Students can also make appointments with their advisors if they are unable to meet during this time.


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

MARKETING

The session runs from 9:00 to 3:30.  Students "drop-in" to see a professor.  Several professors also email students with choices of classes prior to advising.  Students are expected to have their degree audit with them.

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

MATHEMATICS

The Math and Computer Science Department will host Math Jeopardy on Advising Day, 12-1 pm in ST 437.  Refreshments served.  We welcome all students to take a break and play. 

 

*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

If you are a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior and have NOT been admitted to the nursing program for the Spring, 2019 , please bring a printed degree audit to HHS 204 at 8:00 a.m. on advising day (October 30).  You will talk with a nursing faculty advisor and be given your alt pin.  Please also have a course plan available for the advisor to review with you.

 

If you have been admitted to the nursing program to begin in Spring, 2019, please come to HHS 204 at 9 a.m. to meet with nursing faculty about your schedule.

 

If you are a Freshman with the last name ending in A-M, please bring your printed degree audit and come to HHS 204 at 9:30 a.m.  After the meeting, you will have the opportunity to meet individually with a faculty advisor and get your alt pin.  If you do not need to meet with a faculty advisor, you can get your alt pin after the meeting from one of the staff.

 

If you are a Freshman with the last name ending in N-Z, please bring your printed degree audit and come to HHS 204 at 11:30 a.m.  After the meeting, you will have the opportunity to meet individually with a faculty advisor and get your alt pin.  If you do not need to meet with a faculty advisor, you can get your alt pin after the meeting from one of the staff.


 

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

NUTRITION & DIETETICS

The Nutrition and Dietetics advising plans are as follows:

  • ND junior cohort students will be group advised on Thurs, Oct 25 in the ND 331 course from 11:30am-12:15pm.  Students will be provided their ALT PINS and Advising Records.  If students need additional consultation with their adviser, they should follow-up with a one-on-one appointment request.
  • ND senior cohort students will be group advised on Thurs, Oct 25 in the ND 422 course from 1-2:15pm.  Students will be provided their ALT PINS and Advising Records.  If students need additional consultation with their adviser, they should follow-up with a one-on-one appointment request.
  • Pre-ND students who are advised by April Tallant will occur on advising day.  Students should schedule a time directly with her.
  • All other Pre-ND students assigned to Downs-West, Sanders, or Wall-Bassett with receive an email 2 weeks prior to advising day to schedule a time to meet on-on-one with them to receive their ALT PINS and Advising Records.  Students should bring a copy of their degree audits and 8-semester plans with them to their appointments.

*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

  1. We will have lunch from 12-12.30
  2. Announcements will be from 12.30-1:00.
  3. Emily Edmonds 1:00-1:45 (B.A. Special Studies: Social Philosophy & Policy, 2012) will give a short talk and answer students' questions about her choice to earn an MPA after she graduated and about her work and her job at Withers - Ravenel, a "full-service civil and environmental engineering firm serving both the private and public sectors."

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

POLITICAL SCIENCE

I wanted to let you know that the Political Science and Public Affairs Department will be having a mandatory Advising Day meeting for our majors on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.  It will be held from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm in Forsyth Room 305.  We are asking our majors to come and meet others from our department, eat pizza, ask questions about classes and requirements, and get to know their professors better.

*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

Recreational Therapy is going to do Advising Day(s) differently this year than we have in the recent past.  Because of our transition to a new curriculum in the fall of 2019, we will have a few more challenges and would like to be able to consult with one another.  In addition, our pre-major numbers are up, so we are going to do some small groups.  The specific information for majors and pre-majors are attached in separate documents.  Here is an overview:

  • Majors will meet in small groups based on their level in our Program. Students will meet on Friday, October 19th in HHSB 313. If students have a time conflict, they can contact their advisor.  We will first recommend that they come in another time slot on that day.  Pre-interns and interns do not meet for advising per se, so there are only 3 small groups of majors.

 

  • Pre-majors will come on Advising Day. We are going to meet in 6 small groups over the course of the day (also in the RT lab- HHSB 313).

 


 

*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

The social work program will host a BSW orientation from 12:00-1:00 pm on 10/30 in HHSB 349.  Students are not required to bring anything to this meeting.

 

*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

Group session from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in McKee 121 with Dr. Lori Oxford and individual sessions with Spanish advisers if needed.

*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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