Walk-in Wednesdays and Workshops

Walk-in Wednesday!

  • Speak with an academic advisor
  • Get answers to advising questions
  • Access resources
  • Research potential majors

Whether you are thinking of changing your major or have questions about how to register, we are here to help!
Academic Advisors are available on Wednesdays on a walk-in basis for brief (10-15 minute) advising questions.

DateSpecial Topic
Aug. 28* (open until 6 p.m.)  Drop/Add
Review your Degree Audit
Sept. 4 Semester Planning - understanding your course syllabus, the academic calendar and deadlines
Sept. 11 Transfer credit review - are all your transcripts in?
Sept. 18

Change of Major
GPA Repair Kit

Sept. 25 Change of Major
Oct. 2 Setting up your Starfish profile and accessing resources
Oct. 9 Review Early Semester Feedback - Progress Survey in Starfish
Course Withdrawal decisions
Oct. 16 Understanding Degree Requirements
Oct. 23 Prepare for your appointment with your Academic Advisor
Learn how to use Schedule Builder to create your ideal schedule
Oct. 30 Advisement and Registration Questions
Nov. 6 Advisement and Registration Questions
Course Withdrawal decisions
Nov. 13 Options for Winter credit
Permission to Transfer Credit
Nov. 20 Enhance your degree by adding a minor
Dec. 4 Confused and questioning your academic future at SUNY Cortland? Talk with an Academic Advisor

Faculty Advising Workshops

Using Starfish to Engage Students
Monday, Sept. 16

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Location TBA

Starfish can make a difference with advising. Learn how to use the features in Starfish to gather more comprehensive information on your students, provide increased support and feedback and engage students in their own success. Join us in a computer lab for a hands-on session.


Advising Nuts and Bolts
Tuesday, Sept. 24
Noon – 1 p.m.
Bowers Hall, Room 1114

Learn SUNY Cortland’s philosophy on academic advising and advisor/advisee expectations. Get the tools you need to understand the advising process and your role in assisting students achieve academic success.  This workshop will provide an overview of advising resources, including myRedDragon and Degree Works, and we will discuss the transfer credit process.


Advising Outreach and Appointments with Starfish
Wednesday, Oct. 2
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Location TBA

Did you know students can schedule appointments through Starfish? Learn how to effectively outreach to your advisees and set up academic advising appointments. Starfish can highlight appointment expectations and offer automatic appointment reminders to increase student follow through. Join us in a computer lab for a hands-on session.


Advising Top 10
Thursday, Oct. 10
1 – 2 p.m.
Professional Studies, Room 1166

Advising has a significant impact on student retention and success. Join us in discussing the top 10 most important aspects of your role as an academic advisor. Review our academic advising student learning outcomes, strategies to help meet those goals and common pitfalls to avoid.


Advising Refresher
Wednesday, Oct. 16
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Old Main Colloquium, Room 220

Whether you’ve been advising for 1 year or 10 years, a refresher is always helpful. Join us in reviewing advising best practices, commonly asked questions and the tools available to assist you.


Ask an Advisor
Call Advisement and Transition to set up an individual appointment with an academic advisor to get your questions answered and become more familiar with advisement tools and resources.

Please RSVP to Advisement and Transition at ext. 4726.

We hope you will mark your calendars and join us!