The Role of the Academic Advisor

Students and advisors work collaboratively to develop the student's plan of study, which is reviewed and revised throughout their undergraduate years. Continuous student-advisor interaction is an integral part of the educational process.

Each semester, students confer with their advisor prior to registration, and if they wish to make changes to their plan of study (i.e. adding/dropping courses or changing majors/minors). Faculty advisors maintain regular office hours for student conferences. Students may also request appointments in addition to those arranged by the advisor.

Assigning Advisors

New students participate in special advising sessions at a registration program prior to enrollment. After this initial session, students are assigned to faculty advisors based on their major field of interest. Exploratory students (i.e. students who are undecided about a major or who are not ready to formally declare a major) are assigned an advisor in the Office of Student Success.

Finding Your Advisor

Incoming freshmen will have the opportunity to meet their academic advisor during First Week orientation. All students can find their advisor on the 'Student' section of myMillikin. Students may also find their advisor by contacting their academic dean's office:

  • Arts & Sciences/Exploratory: Shilling Hall 209
  • Fine Arts: Shilling Hall 211
  • Tabor School of Business: Scovill Hall 105
  • Professional Studies: Shilling Hall 208