First Year Advising Center
North Foundation Hall, Room 121
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(248) 370-3227
Orientation & New Student Programs
North Foundation Hall, Room 105
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(248) 370-GOLD


Asking yourself any of these? Come see us.  

1. Will I graduate in 4 years?

2. What major is the best fit for my skills?

 What are my career options with this major (career counseling)?

 How do I change my major?

5. What do I need in order to declare major standing?

 What is the job placement rate for the major I'm in?

7. I have no idea what I'm getting in my classes! How do I calculate my grades?

 What happens if I withdraw, add, or drop a class?

9. I'm thinking about transferring, will my OU credits transfer?

 I have an academic, involvement, or career exploratory question and can't think of anyone else to ask.

Advising Appointments

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.
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.

Fall appointment

At this appointment, you will talk about your transition to OU and how you can stay focused on the finish line (graduation) from the very start. If you're still deciding on a major, your adviser will help you explore your options and may suggest further career counseling.

The following will serve as a guide for questions you may want to ask when meeting with your adviser during your fall appointment.

1. Where can I find tutoring on campus?

2. Where can I get help with a writing assignment?

3. What are some ways for me to get involved on campus?

4. How do I find out about student organizations or campus events?

5. What are some upcoming workshops that would benefit me?

6. What is the best way to approach my professor if I have a question?

7. Where do I go to learn more about study abroad? 

8. How do I find scholarships?

9. If I’m not sure about my major what can I do?

10. Where can I look for an on campus job?


Winter appointment

When: Required appointments can be completed January 20 - March 21, 2016.

What to expect: You will discuss your academic progress and plan your second year courses. If you are undecided, you will also take steps to select a major.

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The following will serve as a guide for questions you may want to ask when meeting with your adviser during your winter appointment. 

1. Does the schedule I planned for next year keep me on track with my major?

2. How do I take classes at the community college? How do I find classes that transfer?

3. How can I engage in my major over the summer?

4. Should I take summer courses?

5. Where will I go for advising in my second year? 


Schedule an
Required appointments begin Wednesday, January 20, 2016

We highly recommend you schedule appointments in advance, which will help reduce your wait time and ensure you have 30 minutes of dedicated time with your assigned adviser. To schedule an appointment, simply call our office at (248) 370-3227.

Scheduling Appointments:

  • You can schedule an appointment by visiting the FYAC in 121 North Foundation Hall or by calling (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 your appointment.
  • 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 arrive at the FYAC later than 10 minutes for your appointment, you will be unable to check-in and it will be recorded as a "No Show."

Walk-in appointments have concluded for the semester. Check back in fall 2016 for updated information.