Freshman - Adviser Presentations and Small Group Advising

There are two ways Departmental Advisers can be involved in A&O Sessions. 

Day 1 Academic Areas of Interest Presentations (Mondays and Wednesdays 3:40-4:25pm) 
Sign up to present during the academic areas of interest presentation.  Even if you don't present you are welcome to attend and begin connecting with freshman. View the list of majors and each interest category (page 68-73). 

Small Group Advising Sessions (Tuesday and Thursdays - Times Vary) 

  • List of Students at A and O 
  • To locate a student, use the OL Group number in column J and reference the grid to see the time and location.
  • You must log in with your account. If you do not have access and you are an academic advisor please email  LeAnne Wiles 
  • If you want to attend a general advising lab presentation please email  Dan Feetham and he can give you additional information about the format. 


Day 1: Sign up to Present Area of Interest, 3:40 -4:25 pm

  • Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, KNE 120
  • Math & Science: Physical, Natural, Biological, and Environmental Sciences, BAG 131
  • Business/Economics, MGH 231
  • Computing Related Majors, MGH 241
  • Computer Science DA, MGH 238
  • Engineering DTC who can't come to DTC Session - MGH 251


Day 2: Group Advising Locations 

Why A&O Small Group Advising? 

We are thrilled to partner with the academic advising community to launch a new advising approach! Many students are leaving with a full schedule of courses (74%) and we want to see this number grow. Students say they are influenced to register for a course because of the following factors: 

  • High: interest in the subject area (69%), part of my intended major track (66%)
  • Middle: time of day (48%), course title/description (44%), academic adviser suggestions (40%)
  • Lower: apparent ease of the course (20%) the and faculty member teaching the course (17%)

We want to expose students to the wide variety of academic areas and allow students to meet with an adviser in a small group setting and make a connection. Our goal is that every student will leave with a name and contact information of a person they can continue the conversation with throughout their first year. All students are assigned to a UAA, OMAD, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, and/or Honors adviser.