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First Year Advising Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 101
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3227
FYAC@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Orientation & New Student Programs
North Foundation Hall, Room 101
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(248) 370-GOLD
gold@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

First Year Advising Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 101
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3227
FYAC@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Orientation & New Student Programs
North Foundation Hall, Room 101
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(248) 370-GOLD
gold@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Photo of a adviser sitting at her desk talking with a student.

Academic Advising

Your academic adviser is your "go to" support system as you navigate your first year of college. Advisers guide and make recommendations to help you to find success. You should plan to connect with your adviser at least once a semester.

How do I find my Adviser?

  • You can identify your assigned academic adviser on your MySAIL account. In the "My Details" box at the top of the page, you will see a blue ADVISER link right under your class standing.

When should I schedule an appointment? 

  • You need guidance on course selection and/or degree requirements
  • You want to explore majors and careers if you are undecided or switching majors
  • You are struggling in your courses and need resources to help you

When should I just drop-in? 

  • You have a quick question about a specific course
  • You want to know more ways to get involved on campus 
  • You are deciding on whether you should drop or withdraw from a course

Click the tabs below to schedule an appointment or find out more about drop-in times. 

Individual Appointments

How to schedule an appointment

In-person and virtual appointments are available.  Click the appropriate button for instructions on scheduling an appointment with your assigned academic adviser. 

In-Person Appointment Directions  Virtual Appointment Directions

Guest policy
We encourage you to participate in your academic advising appointments independently. If you choose to have a guest join your appointment virtually or by phone, you will need to provide written consent.
 
Late arrival policy
If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, you will have to reschedule.

No show policy
If you do not show for two of your scheduled appointments, you will need to call (248) 370-3227 in order to make an appointment.
Drop-In Hours
Drop-In sessions for the end of the fall semester are: 

  • Monday, December 12th to Wednesday, December 21st
  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
  • Limited hours from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, December 22
  • Available in-person at 101 North Foundation Hall or by phone at 248-370-3227

Why attend drop-in hours?

  • Complete your fall appointment if you haven't talked to your adviser yet this semester
  • Review your fall semester grades
  • Discuss any changes to your major
  • Get help adjusting your winter schedule
Resources

Important links: 

How do I find my Adviser?

  • You can identify your assigned academic adviser on your MySAIL account. In the "My Details" box at the top of the page, you will see a blue ADVISER link right under your class standing.