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 a wide range of 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.

Walk-In Wednesday Advising (via Zoom)

OASA offers virtual drop-in advising on Wednesdays from 11am-3pm for SMTD students to connect 1-on-1 with an academic advisor without needing an appointment. 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. Access more information on Walk-In Wednesdays.

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

SMTD advisors will be available for Dance major advising on Fridays from 10am to 1pm, starting Feb. 17 and running through April 28 at the Dance Building. There will be no drop-in advising the week of spring break. Access more information on Dance Drop-In Advising.

Theatre and Musical Theatre majors are invited to meet with an SMTD advisor on Mondays between 1 and 3 p.m. and on Thursdays between 10 a.m. and noon at the Walgreen Drama Center. Drop-in advising will begin on Monday, Feb. 13 and end on Thursday, April 27. There will be no drop-in advising the week of spring break. Access more information on Theatre and MT Drop-In Advising.

Contact Information

Undergraduate, MM or SM students may contact the following:

General Advising:
Abigail Choi – Academic Advisor
Becky Olsen – Academic Advisor

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

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

Lyn Weber-Lynch – Assistant to the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies