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Academic Advisement

Academic advisement is available in the Undergraduate Academic Programs Office in 204 Alfiero Center. The office's student service hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until Noon and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. The School of Management does not assign students to advisors, but students may choose to see the same advisor throughout their programs if they wish to do so. It is the student's responsibility to seek advisement. Students in the Finish-in-Four program are required to meet with an advisor each semester.

Undergraduate Academic Programs Staff

Diane Dittmar, PhD
Assistant Dean
Mary Ann McQuade
Academic Advisor
Samantha Calabrese
Academic Advisor
Jennifer Schultz
Office Coordinator
Kirk Voskerichian
Academic Advisor
Deidre Marriner
Associate Director
Joy Vella   
Administrative Assistant
Craig Mathis
Academic Advising Assistant
Loreta Vukadin
Associate Director

Academic advisement is available in the following formats:

Individual Appointments

Individual appointments are also available; however, students may experience longer wait time for a scheduled individual appointment. This format of advisement is also most appropriate if students are experiencing any academic difficulties or concerns. Call (716) 645-3206 or stop in the office in 204 Alfiero to schedule individual appointments. Prepare for your individual appointment by reviewing the Advisement Pre-Appointment Checklist.

Small Group Advisement Sessions

These sessions answer the questions, “What do I need to take next semester?” and “Is what I have planned appropriate?” These group sessions are offered each semester to provide students with a brief review of basic requirements and a personalized semester recommendation prepared by an academic advisor. Advisors address individual questions during and at the end of the session. Online pre-registration is required for these sessions. Please click here to schedule a session. All attendees must come prepared with their HUB Academic Advisement Report and questions.

Quick Questions

Use this option if you have general questions or need clarification on a requirement or course offering. It is helpful to come prepared with an up-to-date printout of your HUB Academic Advisement Report when visiting the office for quick questions. For long-range planning, students should use the small group and individual appointment advisement options.

Senior Grad Reviews

Students scheduled to graduate within two semesters (the current semester plus one remaining semester) and who simply want a graduation review may call the office to request a final year review. An academic advisor will review a senior’s record and send the final review by e-mail.

Always refer to the prerequisite chart to ensure that you are not making a mistake with current or long-range planning for MG courses.  It is the student’s responsibility to follow the enrollment prerequisites for all courses.

Freshman Advisment Resources:

Orientation Presentation [PDF] or International Orientation Presentation [PDF]
Review the presentation delivered by the Undergraduate Academic Office staff the summer orientation. The information focuses on the first two years of academic requirements along with important University policies, deadlines and resources.

Academic Advisement Binder [PDF]
Incoming freshman receive an academic binder during the School of Management's advisement session at summer orientation. The binder is an excellent reference to use during te first semester and throughout your undergraduate career. Each binder includes the following content sections: academic advisement syllbus; academic requirements and planning; learning outcomes and responsibilities; directories, resources and calendars; benefits of seeing an advisor; academic integrity and citing sources; and the Career Resource Center. Students are required to keep this binder and bring it to all academic advisement meetings where they will recieve additional relevant and timely information from the freshman through senior year.

Contact Us

Programs Office

School of Management
University at Buffalo
204 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel: 716-645-3206
Fax: 716-645-2341

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Group Advisement Sign-up

Advisement Sign-up
(sign-up is required)