Advising to register for spring 2017 courses

Sept. 28-30, 2016

All students enrolled in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation (except seniors that have filed graduation paperwork) must attend an advising session in order to obtain an advising number to register for spring 2017 courses. Registration starts Oct. 10. Bring a transcript!

Forestry Majors

Monday Sept. 26 – Juniors and Seniors: FOR 106 5:00 p.m. (Seniors who've filed graduation paperwork don't need to attend)
Wednesday Sept. 28 – Sophomores: FOR 106 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Sept. 29 – Freshmen: FOR 106 5:00 p.m.

Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Management Majors

Monday Sept. 26 – Juniors and Seniors; SH 106 5:00 p.m. (Seniors who've filed graduation paperwork don't need to attend)
Wednesday Sept. 28 – Sophomores: SH 106 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Sept. 29 – Freshmen: CHEM 102 5:00 p.m.

Resource Conservation Majors

Monday Sept. 26 - Juniors and Seniors: FOR 206 5:00 p.m. (Seniors who've filed graduation paperwork don't need to attend)
Wednesday Sept. 28 – Sophomores: SH 217 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Sept. 29 – Freshmen: FOR 206 5:00 p.m.

Ecosystem Science & Restoration Majors*

(Seniors who've filed graduation paperwork don't need to attend)
Monday Sept. – Aquatic Option: SH 107 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sept. 28 – Terrestrial Option: SH 107 5:00 p.m.

*PLEASE FILL OUT THE DOODLE POLL TO LET US KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE ATTENDING. (If you can’t make the appropriate evening please come to the alternate night) *In addition to your transcript, please bring your Excel tracking sheet for your academic plan; if you have not yet started an academic plan, please contact  

Wildlife Biology Majors

Monday Sept. 26 – Sophomores: FOR 305 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Sept. 27 – Juniors: FOR 305 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sept. 28 – Seniors: FOR 305 5:00 p.m. (Seniors who've filed graduation paperwork don't need to attend)

Freshmen will get advised in WBIO 170 or by appointment with Jeanne in the Student Services Office, FOR 103C.

Seniors that have filed graduation paperwork can get your advising number in the Student Services Office, FOR 103.

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.

Useful Links

Contact Shonna Trowbridge, Director of Student Services, for general advising questions, in Forestry Bldg. Rm. 103B

Contact Jeanne Franz, Wildlife Biology advisor, for all Wildlife Biology advising, in Forestry Bldg. Rm. 103C

Contact Natalie Dawson for Wilderness Studies advising, in Main Hall Rm. 308