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.

First Year Advising Office Hours are held in the First Year Advising Office on the Oakland campus in Irwin Student Center, Room 211.

Extended Priority Registration Office Hours

During Priority Registration, First Year Advisors are available to meet with first-year students two hours per week to help you prepare for registration in Spring 2016 courses. Although we recommend that you meet with your assigned FIrst Year Advisor, you are free to meet with any First Year Advisor for registration assistance. 

Monday, November 9 & 16
3-4 p.m. Liz Leger
3:30-5:30 p.m. Victoria Wagner

Tuesday, November 10 & 17
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Bijan Yashar
12-2 p.m. Elin Christopherson
3:15-4:15 p.m. Carol Elkovich

Wednesay, November 11 & 18
10:30-11:30 a.m. Sydney Cohen
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Margo Majewska
1:30-2:30 p.m. Bijan Yashar
3-4 p.m. Liz Leger
4:15-5:15 p.m. Carol Elkovich

Thursday, November 12 & 19
11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Victoria Scott

Friday, November 13 & 20
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Sydney Cohen

Regular In-Office Hours

First Year advisors hold regular weekly office hours. 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.