Orientation Welcome to University Studies and the University Academic Advising CenterElaine Matuszek, Associate Director
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
UAAC Web Site www.uaac.vt.edu University Academic Advising Center University Studies 117 Femoyer Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061 Phone: (540) 231-8440 Email: email@example.com
UAAC Orientation Links • University Studies Orientation website
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.
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.