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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.

Why do I have a FYAC "hold" and what does it mean? 

  • It's important for students to meet with their adviser before registration opens for next year.  Advisers will share valuable information about your major, provide course recommendations, and discuss your upcoming transition to your next academic advising unit.
  • All first year students have a hold on their account until they meet with their adviser for the winter semester.  The hold is removed during your required appointment.
  • The hold does not allow you to withdraw from a winter course or register for next year until you meet with an adviser.  We want to make sure you are talking with an adviser before making these decisions. 
  • Don't worry! Registration for next year doesn't begin until late March, but don't delay in meeting with an adviser to make a plan.
  • Follow the instructions on the "How to Schedule an Appointment" button below to schedule an appointment with your adviser. 
Individual Appointments

Advisers are available for both in-person or virtual appointments. Our calendars fill up fast, so click the button below to schedule your winter required appointment! 

Schedule an Appointment

Need additional help scheduling? Call the First Year Advising Center at 248-370-3327 or email us at fyac@oakland.edu

Drop-In Hours

Drop-in sessions for the beginning of the winter semester have concluded. Check back in early March for drop-in dates to assist with questions on course withdrawal. 

Please schedule an appointment if you would like to meet with your adviser.



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.