Academic Advising

School of Music, Theatre and Dance undergraduate, master and specialist students are encouraged to take advantage of the Academic Advising resources available through the Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA). From orientation to graduation, OASA helps students navigate college life both inside and outside of the classroom, including guidance on the following:

  • Term-by-term course plans
  • Degree audit checks
  • Understanding program requirements
  • The evaluation and transfer of outside credits
  • Adding a minor or a second degree
  • Registration adjustments (add/drop/semester withdrawals)
  • University resources (CAPS, Financial Aid, Career Services, etc)

OASA offers options to meet with an advisor.

Scheduled Appointments

These appointments are ideal for developing long-term plans, selecting courses for future terms, exploring minors, registration assistance, changing or adding a second major, study abroad, and learning about ways to get involved with university organizations.

Drop-In Advising at the Dance Building and Walgreen Drama Center

Drop-in conversations are the same as scheduled appointments, just shorter. They can cover any general advising topic and are designed to last for around 5-10 minutes.

Dance majors are invited to meet with an SMTD academic advisor in the Dance Building on Tuesdays from 1-2pm and Wednesdays from 12-1pm. Drop-in advising begins on Tuesday, January 23 and ends Wednesday, April 17. There will be NO sessions on Tuesday, February 27 or Wednesday, February 28 (University spring break). Access more information on Dance Drop-In Advising.

Theatre and Musical Theatre majors are invited to meet with an SMTD advisor in the Walgreen Drama Center on Mondays from 12-2pm, and Thursdays 10am-12pm. Drop-in advising begins on Monday, January 22 and ends Thursday, April 18. There will be NO sessions on Monday, February 26 or Thursday, February 29 (University spring break). Access more information on Theatre and MT Drop-In Advising.

Student Resources

Prospective Dual Degree Students

Are you a current SMTD undergraduate student, and interested in adding a second degree in another school at the University of Michigan (LSA, Ross School of Business, etc.)? We encourage you to review the SMTD Dual Degree Info Sheet and to meet with an SMTD advisor to discuss the dual degree process.

Office of Academic and Student Affairs
Contact Information


Undergraduate, MM or SM students may contact the following:

General Advising: [email protected]
Abigail Choi – Academic Advisor
[email protected]
Becky Olsen – Academic Advisor
[email protected]

Advising and Degree Audits:
Ben ThaulandAssistant Director of Academic Affairs and Student Services
[email protected]
Deedee Ulintz – Director of Academic and Student Affairs
[email protected]

Rackham Students (MA, MFA, DMA, PhD) may contact:

Lyn Weber-Lynch – Assistant to the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
[email protected]