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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 5 p.m. Students are assigned to an academic advisor in the School of Management based on the first letter of your last name. To schedule an appointment with your academic advisor, call 716-645-3206 or stop in 204 Alfiero. Appointments will not be scheduled by email. 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

Leadership  
Diane Dittmar, PhD
Assistant Dean
Connie Hanel
Manager, Undergraduate Learning and Community Center
Deidre Marriner
Director of Undergraduate Academic Advisement  
Loreta Vukadin 
Director of Student Success and Retention
Advisement   

Megan Bragdon
Academic Advisor

Caseload: D, P, W, Z 

Jessica Farley
Senior Academic Advisor

Caseload: B, E, G, J, Y 

Craig Mathis
Academic Advisor

Caseload: I, K, M, N, Q, X 

Mary Ann McQuade
Senior Academic Advisor

Caseload: F, L, R, U 

Samantha Pitler
Academic Advisor

Caseload: A, C, O, T 

Kirk Voskerichian
Senior Academic Advisor

Caseload: H, S, V 

Samantha Calabrese
Admission Advisor 
 
Office Support Services   
Mary Dahl
Administrative Assistant
Candida Davis
Adminstrative Assistant
Jennifer Schultz
Office Coordinator 
 

Academic Advisement Appointments

Academic advisement is available in the following formats:

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]

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 advisor.

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]
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.