The academic advising experience begins at Summer Orientation, where students meet with a professional academic advisor to select and schedule their first semester's classes.
Students who have not decided on a major are assigned to the University Studies Program which is administered by the College of Arts and Science. Students not admitted to the Farmer School of Business will be declared as University Studies until they are admitted into the program. Students declared as University Studies meet with professional advisors in the Office of Academic Advising in Hamilton & Middletown.
When a student selects a major, they are assigned a faculty or staff academic advisor in the department or division of major. Once a faculty advisor is assigned, he or she typically becomes the student's primary academic advisor for the duration of their time at Miami. Your advisor can help you identify career and life goals, select classes, utilize campus and university resources, and prepare for professional life after graduation.
If a student changes majors, he/she will be assigned an advisor in the new academic department.
Advisors may also recommend specific services for students pursuing special areas of interest, including the University Honors Program and Study Abroad (Global Initiatives).
All students are invited to take advantage of additional advising opportunities designed to help them explore career options, start job searching, and build professional networks. In addition to sponsoring the popular career fairs, Career Services in Oxford brings over 200 employers to campus each year and provides a number of helpful resources, including an on-campus interview program and a library that holds current employer listings and job vacancies.
Please check our Advising Syllabus for important information about the role of professional and faculty advisors and the expectations that advisors have of students.