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Welcome to college! The start of fall classes is a transition for both students and their families/support groups
Welcome to college! The start of fall classes is a transition for both students and their families/support groups. We here at UMD want to make this transition a positive one. One of the first points of contact for students is their professional academic advisor.
Academic advising is a collaborative relationship between the advisor and student. Advisors assist students in developing, revising and achieving their educational goals. They provide information regarding university policies/procedures and guide them to other campus resources when appropriate.
The student role in this collaborative relationship is to seek out their advisor when needed, learn their academic requirements and use appropriate resources. The sooner your student meets with their advisor, the sooner they are able to learn what resources are available to them and make a plan to reach their educational and career goals.
Academic advisors are available to students for more than just questions regarding their major. If your student needs help finding where their class is, wants to get involved in student organizations, or doesn’t know where to look for student employment, their advising office is a good place to start.
Some advising offices also have peer advisors. These peer advisors are students who have been trained to help students with many of their questions and have also been in many of the same situations your student will experience.
Encourage your student to make an appointment with their advisor to start building this important relationship. The advisors are here to help your student with whatever questions they may have.
College of Education and Human Service Professions (CEHSP)
120 Bohannon Hall, (218) 726-7156, email@example.com
College of Liberal Arts (CLA)
310 Kirby Plaza, (218) 726-8180, firstname.lastname@example.org
Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE)
111A LSBE Building, (218) 726-7281, email@example.com
School of Fine Arts (SFA)
107 Montague Hall, (218) 726-7261, firstname.lastname@example.org
Swenson College of Science and Engineering (SCSE)
140 Engineering, (218) 726-7585, email@example.com