New First Year Advising Center to celebrate grand opening Oct. 9
By Eric Reikowski, media relations assistant
With the fall semester underway, Oakland University has introduced a valuable initiative to help students forge a path to academic and career success. The new First Year Advising Center will provide academic advising services for first-year students, as well as all students who are undecided or re-deciding on their major.
The center also will offer free major and career exploration for undergraduate students and facilitate a variety of first-year programs, including orientation sessions.
To help students stay on track, each will be assigned a specific adviser whom they will meet with at least once per semester to review academic progress. Supplemental appointments, workshops and personal assessments offered through the center will educate students on potential majors and careers, and connect them to academic and social opportunities.
Sara Webb, director of the First Year Advising Center, will oversee a professional staff that includes five academic advisers, two senior academic advisers and an assistant director of advising outreach.
“Our goal is to help students establish a solid foundation,” Webb explained. “The advisers will guide them in selecting classes that allow for a balanced schedule. The first year of college is crucial for students to take the right steps and chart a course toward graduation.”
Located in 121 North Foundation Hall, the First Year Advising Center will officially celebrate its grand opening with a ceremony and reception at noon on Tuesday, October 9. Attendees should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, Oct. 2.
OU's new First Year Advising Center will officially celebrate its grand opening with a ceremony and reception at noon on Tuesday, October 9.
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