First Year Advising

First-year students are assigned First Year Advisors who teach the Core Curriculum in the First Year program.

This unique advising structure is designed to provide students with tools for navigating their academic paths in their first year specifically.

In addition to First Year Advisors, first-year students are supported by the First Year Specialist and Assistant Director of Academic Advising, who are available to meet with students during regular office hours.

Regular In-Office Hours

First Year advisors hold regular weekly office hours in the First Year Advising Office on the Oakland campus in Irwin Student Center, Room 211. Appointments are recommended. If you are unable to meet with your First Year Advisor during their scheduled office hour, please contact them in class or via email to schedule a time to meet that is more convenient.

Bijan Yahsar
Tuesday, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Carol Elkovich
Wednesday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Elin Christopherson
Tuesday, 12-1 p.m.

Liz Leger
Monday and Wednesday, 3:15-3:45 p.m.

Margo Majewska
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sydney Cohen
Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Victoria Scott
Thursday, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Victoria Wagner
Monday, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Note: No First Year Advisors are available on Friday.