How to Meet an Advisor | Kent State University

How to Meet an Advisor

Appointments

Students who were admitted to the university in summer 2012 or later are required to meet with an advisor each semester before they can register for classes.  All other students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor each semester.

Appointments are conducted in person in 304 White Hall, Nixson Hall, or in the Gym Annex (see information at left). If you live more than an hour away, work during our office hours, or are a regional campus student, you can schedule an appointment by phone.  When you schedule the appointment, type in the comments that you'll be calling in for the appointment.  After scheduling the appointment, you will call the office at 330-672-2862 at your appointment time.  Please have internet access and a computer ready for your appointment. 

New students who have never met with their advisor will have a one-hour advising appointment for their initial/first appointment with the advisor assigned based on major.  After the initial one-hour advising appointment, most appointments thereafter will be 30 minutes in length.  Appointments begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday with the last appointment of the day at 4 p.m.

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Office Hours

Beginning the second week of the semester, your assigned advisor for your major will be holding office hours.

  • Each advisor will have Office Hours 2 days per week, 2 hours each of those days
  • Days and times determined by your advisor - see chart below
  • First-come, first serve basis for each advisor; students are taken in the order on the sign-up sheet for that particular advisor
  • Limited to 15-minutes maximum
  • In-person in 304 White Hall, or over the phone by calling 330-672-2862
  • Perfect for quick questions that do not require a full appointment
  • Example: "Should I drop a course?", "What is the Praxis exam?"
  • Meeting your advisor during Office Hours does NOT replace the required advising appointment
  • Click here to see your advisor's Office Hours

Walk-ins

Beginning the week before the start of the semester through the first week of the semester, academic advisors will be available:

  • Monday-Friday
  • 10 a.m. - Noon and 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Come to 304 White Hall
  • All walk-in sign-ups are on a first-come, first-serve basis for each advisor; students are taken in the order on the sign-up sheet for that particular advisor
  • Limited to 15 minutes maximum 
  • Perfect for quick questions that do not require a full appointment
  • Example: "Should I drop a course?", "What is the Praxis exam?"
  • A walk-in does NOT replace the required advising appointment and will not necessarily be with your assigned advisor

 

Office Hours and Walk-in schedules are subject to change. We apologize for any inconvenience that may occur. It is encouraged that you call ahead to check the availability of your advisor.