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Academic Advisement

Academic advisement is available in the Undergraduate Programs Office in 204 Alfiero Center. Student service hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. The School of Management does not assign you an advisor, but you may choose to see the same advisor throughout your program if you wish. It is your responsibility to seek advisement. If you are in the Finish in 4 program, you are required to meet with an advisor each semester.

Undergraduate Academic Programs Staff

Diane Dittmar, PhD
Assistant Dean
Craig Mathis
Academic Advisor
Samantha Calabrese
Academic Advisor
Mary Ann McQuade
Academic Advisor
Candida Davis
Adminstrative Assistant
Jennifer Schultz
Office Coordinator
Mary Dahl
Administrative Assistant
Joy Vella   
Administrative Assistant
Jessica Farley
Academic Advisor
Kirk Voskerichian
Academic Advisor
Connie Hanel
Manager, Undergraduate Learning & Community Center
Loreta Vukadin
Director of Undergraduate Student Success & Retention
Deidre Marriner
Director of Undergraduate Academic Advisement

Academic Advisement Appointments

Academic advisement is available in the following formats:

Small Group Advisement Sessions
For questions like “What do I need to take next semester?” and “Is what I have planned appropriate?” choose small group advisement sessions. This format provides an overview of basic requirements, as well as a personalized semester recommendation prepared by an academic advisor. Online preregistration is required for these sessions, and you should come prepared with your HUB Academic Advisement Report and questions for your adviser.

Individual Appointments
This format is most appropriate if you're experiencing academic difficulties or concerns, or simply prefer to meet one-on-one. However, you may experience longer wait times for an appointment. Call 716-645-3206 or stop in 204 Alfiero to schedule your appointment. Prepare for it by reviewing the Advisement Pre-Appointment Checklist [PDF].

Quick Questions
Use this option if you have general questions or need clarification on a requirement or course offering. It's 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, use the small group or individual appointment options.

Senior Grad Reviews
Students who are scheduled to graduate within two semesters (the current semester plus one remaining semester) may call the office to request a final year review. An academic advisor will review your record and send the final review by email.

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

Freshman Advisement Resources

Orientation Presentation [PDF] or International Orientation Presentation [PDF]
Review the presentation from summer orientation for information 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 advisement at summer orientation, which is an excellent reference during your first semester and throughout your undergraduate career. Each binder includes the following: 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 information about the Career Resource Center. You are required to keep this binder and bring it to all academic advisement meetings, where you will recieve additional information from your freshman year until graduation.