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  1. Orientation Welcome to University Studies and the University Academic Advising CenterElaine Matuszek, Associate Director

  2. Day-Two: Advising at the Math Emporium STUDENTS • 8:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. session has been randomly pre-assigned. Check time on your name tag. • Finalize fall semester class schedules with advisors. PARENTS with the DIRECTOR • Parent Info Session in Math Emporium. • Meet your student in the University Mall afterwards.

  3. Structure of Virginia Tech: 7 Undergraduate Colleges • Agriculture and Life Sciences • Architecture and Urban Studies • Engineering • Liberal Arts & Human Sciences • Natural Resources & Environment • Pamplin College of Business • Science

  4. University Studies/ UAAC We have something valuable to offer. • College, Major, Dean’s Office • Serve 3 Basic Student Populations • Academic Advisor – assigned after Orientation • 60 credits earned – must transfer out • Restricted majors

  5. Restricted Majors College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: • Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise Pamplin College of Business: • All Majors EXCEPT Economics College of Engineering: • General Engineering (1st year program) and all Engineering majors, including Computer Science College of Architecture and Urban Studies: ALL “design” majors College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences: • Communication • History • Music (audition req’d) • International Studies • Political Science

  6. What Will You Study? • CLE courses – a great way to “explore” • Major Requirements • Electives • 120+ credits to graduate (by major) • 15-16 credit hours are standard • 12 credit hours = full time student status

  7. Typical First-year Program First Semester • English Composition • Mathematics • Natural Science (Lab) • Social Science • Humanities/Language Second Semester • English Composition • Mathematics • Natural Science (Lab) • Social Science • Humanities/Language • Major-Specific Courses

  8. Sample Class ScheduleTotal Credit Hours: 15

  9. Hokie Horizons – Pathways to Success (UNIV 1004) • 3-credit First Year Experience (FYE) course for University Studies’ students • Assists with student’s transition to college • Provides strategies for success to last a lifetime • “Hokie Horizons helped me to discover and embrace the change that inevitably happens at college. It has prepared me to deal with school, social situations and my future.” • “Hokie Horizons was a great experience. I met other students just like me…I no longer felt alone.” • Speak w an advisor and add the course to your fall schedule tomorrow at the Emporium.

  10. UAAC Web Site www.uaac.vt.edu University Academic Advising Center University Studies 117 Femoyer Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061 Phone: (540) 231-8440 Email: university.studies@vt.edu

  11. UAAC Orientation Links • University Studies Orientation website

  12. Tomorrow, Students Should . . . • Be on time (check your name tag!) • Be awake! • Know your VT student ID number. (begins with “90...”) • Know your VT pid and password. • Bring a pen or pencil. • Begin to take ownership of your educational experience.

  13. In August . . . • Keep checking your VT email account for University Studies advisor notification. • Check your on-line class schedule. • Meet with your advisor (group meetings) on Sunday afternoon before classes begin. • Make the first appointment with your advisor. • Begin your journey toward graduation.