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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 Spring 2023 registration advising and to retrieve their Alt PINs.

Undeclared Honors students should meet with their Honors advisor for Spring 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 305. In some cases, two disciplines are in the same room.  Students can drop in between 9 am and 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.
  • Is your meeting virtual? If so, what is the URL for the meeting?
    •  This is not virtual.

*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 9 am and 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.
  • Is your meeting virtual? If so, what is the URL for the meeting?
    •  This is not virtual.

*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. In some cases, two disciplines are in the same room.  Students can drop in between 9 am and 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.
  • Is your meeting virtual? If so, what is the URL for the meeting?
    •  This is not virtual.

*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 Construction Management we will have Advising Day in Belk 263 from 11 am to 1 pm.  All CM faculty will be present and advising will be done on a first-come-first-served drop-in basis for all students who have not yet met with their advisor. Students are highly encouraged to meet with their advisor prior to Advising Day. At all advising sessions, students are required to bring their laptop, Degree Audit, and highlighted CM Flowchart indicating both completed courses and tentative class schedule.

 

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

Students must bring a printed copy of your current detail degree audit, obtainable through myWCU and a tentative schedule. Additional individual advisement appointments will not be made during the remainder of this week (except to follow up on Advisement Day sessions) and PINs will not be released to students who miss their session.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJORS: Find your scheduled session below by locating your designated advisor.

           

9:00-11:00                                               11:00-1:00                        

Belk 408                                                  Belk 304                                                                                                   

Dr. Mason                                               Dr. Brown

                                                                                                                                                           

9:00-11:00                                               11:00-1:00 

Belk 304                                                  Belk 408

Dr. Hansen                                             Dr. Youstin                                                                            

                                                                                               

9:00-11:00                                              11:00-1:00            

Belk 409                                                 Belk 305

Dr. Sefiha                                               Dr. Vaske                                                  

                                                                 

9:00-11:00                                              11:00-1:00

Belk 365                                                 Belk 365

Mr. Morgan                                           Ms. Skiscim

 

                                                                11:00-1:00

                                                                Belk 409

                                                                Ms. Cline (And Dr. Caravelis Follow-up As Needed)

Note: With over 800 majors in departmental programs and virtually all classes filling to capacity, it is critical that you attend your advising session and enroll for your classes at the earliest date available to you.

*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 9 am and 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.
  • Is your meeting virtual? If so, what is the URL for the meeting?
    •  This is not virtual.

*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.

Students must bring a printed copy of your current detail degree audit, obtainable through myWCU and a tentative schedule. Additional individual advisement appointments will not be made during the remainder of this week (except to follow up on Advisement Day sessions) and PINs will not be released to students who miss their session.

 

EDM MAJORS:

10:00-12:00

Belk 323

Dr. Briggs, Mr. Owens & Mr. Mazarky

 

Note: With over 800 majors in departmental programs and virtually all classes filling to capacity, it is critical that you attend your advising session and enroll for your classes at the earliest date available to you.

 

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

Advisors will contact students with instructions on scheduling a required meeting.

All EMC students and invited and encouraged to attend an informal “Stay & Play” session in HHS 311 from 1pm – 2pm. You’ll be able to meet fellow students, current EMC juniors/seniors, and faculty while playing around with some of our fun equipment! 

 

Questions or concerns? Contact Kimberlee Yontz at 828-227-3516, Julie Conway at 828-227-2917, or 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 9 am and 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.
  • Is your meeting virtual? If so, what is the URL for the meeting?
    •  This is not virtual.

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management and Hospitality & Tourism at 828.227.7412.

Schedule a 1-on-1 advising appointment with your faculty advisor. Please bring a copy of your degree audit and draft schedule for Spring 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 of all majors on Advising Day from 1:30-3:00pm in HHS 204. Students that completed their internship will present during this time.

 

Questions or concerns? Contact Geraldine Riouff at 828.227.3517 or griouff@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 305. In some cases, two disciplines are in the same room.  Students can drop in between 9 am and 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.
  • Is your meeting virtual? If so, what is the URL for the meeting?
    •  This is not virtual.

*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 9 am and 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.
  • Is your meeting virtual? If so, what is the URL for the meeting?
    •  This is not virtual.

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

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

All IHS majors 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. 

 

Additionally, 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: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in HHS 433

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

Juniors: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in HHS 433

Seniors: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in HHS 433

 

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.

*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 9 am and 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.
  • Is your meeting virtual? If so, what is the URL for the meeting?
    •  This is not virtual.

 

*For more details and instructions, call the School of Economics, Management and Project Management at 828.227.7412.

  • 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 9 am and 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.
  • Is your meeting virtual? If so, what is the URL for the meeting?
    •  This is not virtual.

*For more details and instructions, call the Marketing Department at 828.227.7412.

*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: Junior and Senior Nutrition & Dietetics students will have group advising in a regularly scheduled class the week before Advising Day, and will be encouraged to schedule with their ND advisor for any additional questions

  

Questions or concerns? Contact Beth Wall-Bassett at ewbassett@wcu.edu or 828-227-3528

Required* Advising Meetings 

Hi Y'all,

Advising day is right around the corner! All PRM majors meet together in a large group advising meeting AND meet with their PRM advisor in a 1-on-1 meeting during advising week. Both of these meetings are mandatory. Below is the info about the schedule for advising day.  

1. All PRM students (majors and minors) advising day meeting  

When: Tuesday, November 1st 9:15-10:45 AM   

Where: Killian 102  In person! :)

 What: *This is a mandatory meeting for all PRM students.  The agenda for this meeting is focused on general announcements that are pertinent to all students, description of spring core and elective courses.  

2. Individual Advising Meetings  

When: Tuesday, November 1st-end of week at various times (sign up for a time slot close to advising day via email-your PRM advisor will send you this email on Wednesday of this week)  

Where: Either Face-to-Face or Zoom (see info in email from your advisor) 

What: Meet one-on-one with your PRM major advisor, go over your class schedule to make sure you are on track to graduate and receive your registration alt-pin. If you don’t receive an email from your advisor or are unsure who your advisor is, please meet with Callie right after the all-majors advising day meeting.  

  

*Attending the all-majors meeting AND your individual  advising meeting is mandatory to receive your Alt Pin for registration.  If you don’t attend both meetings, you won’t receive your Alt Pin until the last day of registration. The only students who should not attend the all-majors meeting are seniors who are graduating in December. Those seniors should still make a 1-on-1 appointment with their advisor to triple check they are meeting graduation requirements.  


ALSO on advising day, there will be three break-out sessions following the advising day all-majors meeting. These will be from 11:00-11:30 in the locations indicated below. 

1. Information for those interested in taking PRM 435: Ski/Snowboard Utah travel course  in Killian 106

2. Information for those interested in the ATU study abroad program in Killian 108

3. Information for those interested in taking PRM 352: Kayak and Surf Costa Rica course on Zoom at https://wcu.zoom.us/j/4167568334

More information on advising day will be coming your way on Wednesday of this week. Stay tuned. 

We look forward to seeing you all in Killian 102 on November 1st!

Callie, Jeremy, Linda, Rebekah, Paul

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

The PAR advising day event will be in ST 225 & 226 with Chili and Cornbread at 12:00 and meeting at 12:30.

 

The ES advising day meeting will be in AP 402 at 10:00 AM.

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

Students must meet with their individual advisors to go over their course selections and receive their pin. 

*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.

 

RT Pre-majors (PREC): On Advising Day, pre-majors are required to attend a meeting from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the Health & Human Sciences Building, room 421. Program Director Jennifer Hinton and senior RT majors will be available to share information about involvement and Program admissions as well as answer questions. Pre-Recreational Therapy students will meet with their advisor for their alt-pin during this time as well.

 

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

 

Fall 2022 cohort (new sophomores): 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. in HHS 421

Fall 2021 cohort (current juniors):  9:00 – 11:30 a.m. in RT lab

Fall 2020 cohort (current seniors): 1:00 – 1:30 p.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.

The Department of Social Work will be having an advising meeting on Advising Day from 12-1 pm in HHS 349. This meeting is required for all pre and social work majors who have not attended this meeting on a previous advising day.

*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 9 am and 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.
  • Is your meeting virtual? If so, what is the URL for the meeting?
    •  This is not virtual.

*For more details and instructions, call the Sport Management Department.

 

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

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