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First Year Advising Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 121
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3227
FYAC@oakland.edu

Orientation & New Student Programs

North Foundation Hall, Room 105
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-GOLD
gold@oakland.edu

First Year Advising Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 121
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3227
FYAC@oakland.edu

Orientation & New Student Programs

North Foundation Hall, Room 105
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-GOLD
gold@oakland.edu

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Academic Advising

Help us help you be actively involved in your education by making and attending your advising appointments. Be prepared for your appointments by being ready to share your ideas, concerns and questions about your education. Be open and honest so we can connect you with helpful campus resources.

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What is an academic adviser?

Advisers - every freshman has one! Your assigned academic adviser is your "go to" for questions or concerns and to help you navigate college, courses, involvement and being successful. Advisers support, guide and make recommendations for your success.

Additionally, academic advisers in the FYAC will work with undecided or re-deciding students as they choose a major and look at career options.

How can your academic adviser help you?

  • Connect you to campus resources
  • Answer questions regarding transferring/receiving credits from another school and/or your AP scores
  • Assist with course scheduling
  • Assist with major and career exploration
  • Help navigate policies and procedures
  • Encourage campus connections
  • Explain OU major and degree requirements
  • Discuss academic progress, academic difficulties and probation status
Required Appointments
Required appointments are 30 minutes of dedicated time with your assigned adviser.

In addition to the two required appointments listed below, students are encouraged to connect via email with their assigned academic adviser for questions and concerns that may arise between required appointments.
How to schedule

Visit the FYAC in North Foundation Hall, Room 121 or call our office at (248) 370-3227.

  • Appointments will not be scheduled via email and can only be scheduled by the student.
  • When you schedule an appointment, it will appear on your Google calendar which is linked to your OU email account. If you need to change your appointment time, you cannot do so on the Google calendar. Instead, call the FYAC at (248) 370-3227 to reschedule.
  • You will receive an email reminder via your OU email account two business days before your scheduled appointment.
  • If you need to cancel your appointment, please call (248) 370-3227 at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.

Late Arrival Policy: If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, you will have to reschedule.

Fall appointment

Required appointments can be completed Wednesday, September 20 - Friday, December 1, 2017.

What to expect: At this appointment, you will talk about your transition to OU which may include the following topics:

  • Career and major exploration
  • Progress to degree
  • Answering your questions and concerns
  • Getting connected to campus
  • Campus resources
  • Review winter schedule
Winter appointment

Required appointments can be completed Thursday, January 18 - Monday, March 19, 2018.

What to expect: At this appointment, you will begin preparing for your second year at OU which may include the following topics:

  • Your major and academic progress
  • Selecting a major, if undecided
  • Planning courses for your next year
  • Answering your questions and concerns
  • Second Year Experience (SYE)
  • Learn about advising appointments in your school/college
Walk-In Hours
Are you concerned about your grades? Do you have scheduling questions for the winter term? Walk-in appointments are available December 11 - 21, 2017 during the below dates and times.

Walk-In Hours
DateTime
Monday, December 111 - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, December 121 - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, December 139 a.m. - noon
Thursday, December 141 - 4 p.m.
Friday, December 151:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday, December 181 - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, December 191 - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, December 201 - 4 p.m.
Thursday, December 219 a.m. - noon
Quick Question?

Connect with us through FYAC Chat!

Knowledgeable student leaders are available online to answer your questions, Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Follow the directions below to chat with student leaders:

  1. Go to the Oakland University homepage and click on Webmail at the top.
  2. Sign-in to your account using your NetID and password.
  3. In the bottom left, click the plus sign (+) next to your name.
  4. In the search box of the pop-up window, type 'fyacassistant@oakland.edu' and click on the name below.
  5. A text box will pop up at the right of your screen - ask us anything!