Advising

Fall 2017 Evening Advising Schedule

Tuesday March 28th through Thursday March 30th

Registration begins on April 3rd.  Please be sure to (1) attend the appropriate session for your major, and (2) bring a current transcript to the advising session.

If you fail to attend an evening advising session, your advisor may not be available to meet with you and you may not be able to register on time.  If you have a conflict due to work, class, or family, please document that conflict and get in touch with your academic advisor or Program Director to make other arrangements as soon as possible.  Students with families are welcome to bring their children.

Seniors who have completed graduation paperwork do NOT need to attend an advising session; they can obtain their advising numbers from a staff member in Forestry room 103.  Seniors who have not completed graduation paperwork or who are graduating after fall 2017 must attend an advising session.

Additional information will be distributed via your University of Montana email account.  Please be sure to check your email for important details.

Ecosystem Science & Restoration Majors - Please RSVP to the doodle poll in upcoming weekly email

Tuesday:  March 28th - Aquatic Option; SH 106; Starting at 5:00
Wednesday:  March 29th - Terrestrial Option; SH 106; Starting at 5:00

Forestry Majors

Tuesday:  March 28th - Juniors and Seniors; FOR 206; Starting at 5:00
Wednesday:  March 29th - Sophomores; FOR 206; Starting at 5:00
Thursday:  March 30th - Freshmen; FOR 206; Starting at 5:00

Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Management Majors

Tuesday:  March 28th - Juniors and Seniors; SH 107; Starting at 5:00
Wednesday:  March 29th - Sophomores; SH 107; Starting at 5:00
Thursday:  March 30th - Freshmen; SH 107; Starting at 5:00

Resource Conservation Majors

Tuesday:  March 28th - Juniors and Seniors; FOR 106; Starting at 5:00
Wednesday:  March 29th - Sophomores; FOR 106; Starting at 5:00
Thursday:  March 30th - Freshmen; FOR 301; Starting at 5:00

Wildlife Biology Majors

Tuesday:  March 28th - Juniors and Seniors; SH 218; Starting at 5:00
Wednesday:  March 29th - Sophomores SH 218; Starting at 5:00
Thursday:  March 30th - Freshmen; SH 218; Starting at 5:30

Who is my faculty advisor?

Find out who your advisor is: Go to Academic Planner and use your Net ID and password to log in. In the Navigation menu located in the upper left-hand side of the screen, under Academic Summary, select Profile. On your profile page select the Advisors link.  Your primary advisor is your faculty advisor with whom you should meet.

If Academic Planner does not have an advisor listed for you, please stop by the CFC Student Services Office in Forestry 103.

You may contact your advisor directly. Contact information is available in the CFC Directory for faculty or contact your department office for assistance. 

Most faculty advisors have scheduled office hours for meeting with students but can also schedule separate appointments if needed. 

Why do I need an advisor?

Academic advisors have information on policies, deadlines, general education requirements and more. You will be assigned a permanent academic advisor soon after the beginning of fall or spring semester depending on when you begin your studies here at UM.  Advisors are also your primary source of career information and can serve as references for jobs. You should talk to them about your career choices and interests in your field.

Group Advising

All of our undergraduate degree programs have group advising sessions each semester for students to be advised quickly. Students should come prepared to these sessions with their unofficial transcripts and a proposed schedule for the upcoming semester.  Unofficial transcripts can be obtained on CyberBear or through your department office.

Advising Numbers

Advising numbers are only available to students who have seen their advisor. These numbers change every semester. Post-bacc (students who already possess a bachelor’s degree) and graduate students do not need advising numbers to register for classes.

Who to contact for advising help

Shonna Trowbridge for general advising questions and all majors except WBIO: 406-243-4844; shonna.trowbridge@umontana.edu Forestry Bldg. Rm. 103B

Lisa Mills for all Wildlife Biology advising: 406-243-5272; lisa.mills@mso.umt.edu Forestry Bldg. Rm. 103C

Ruth Swaney for Native American student advising and mentoring: 406-243-5561; ruth1.swaney@umontana.edu in Forestry Bldg. Rm. 101

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