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Academic Advising

Academic Advisors are available in person or remotely to support students. If you want to connect with an Advisor, follow the appropriate steps below:

Advising Schedule: Advisors can schedule appointments or meet with students via drop-in advising. To review the ways to meet with an advisor, please go to the 'Meet with Advising' tab in the Virtual Advising Center. The advising schedule is:

 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  In Person Appointments
 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  In Person Drop-Ins
 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  In Person Drop-Ins
 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  In Person Appointments
 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Remote Appointments
 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  Remote Appointments
 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Remote Drop-Ins

 *Advising during summer will be by remote appointment only. The advising hours above will resume in fall quarter.

Virtual Advising Center: Advisors are available via the Virtual Advising Center 'Ask a Question' tab at for brief and basic advising questions. Questions are addressed Monday-Thursday during business hours and are typically addressed between 1-2 days. Some reasons to write into the VAC:

Brief question about a course and scheduling detail, ask about a departmental policy, provide an update to advising

Forms/Petitions: If you have forms that need to be reviewed and signed by the Faculty or Advisors, scan and email these to Each form should be scanned as one PDF file that combines the form and supplementary materials. If you have more than one form/petition to submit, these need to be saved a separate files. During remote advising, there will be a delay in completing forms so plan ahead and expect 1-2 weeks for processing.

Course Authorizations: To request access to a course, utilize the campus Enrollment Authorization System (EASy) that is available via Tritonlink. Please follow any instructions provided there for the specific course you are interested in enrolling.

Our Mission

Academic Advisors are here to support students in the clarification of goals, the development of plans and the realization of these goals. This is a process that helps students make decisions that are the best fit for them individually and is the responsibility of both student and advisor. To be successful, students need to be active in all aspects of their education, including knowledge of their curricular requirements and working in partnership with support resources on campus. The Visual Arts path to success requires that students:

  1. Learn it- during your 1st quarter, connect with Academic Advising, learn your requirements and resources, start an educational plan, visit galleries, attend office hours
  2. Use it- seek out resources, get involved with the department community, select courses/opportunities that meet your interests and goals
  3. Own it!- junior and senior years, consider career options, participate in experiential learning, collaborate with Faculty/Advising regarding opportunities, prepare for graduation

For more information regarding the roles and expectations for advisors and students in academic advising, please view our Academic Advising Syllabus.