Working with the regional and global Salem State community, academic advising’s mission is to provide the foundation for informed academic decision-making by educating, advocating, encouraging, assisting, and empowering a diverse undergraduate student population, as it relates to successful academic outcomes.
Academic advising is the foundation upon which a student develops his or her academic program. Through academic advising, students identify and explore the educational opportunities available at Salem State. Meeting regularly with an advisor, students plan their programs, complete degree requirements and benefit from a mentor/mentee relationship with a member of the faculty or the academic advising center professional staff.
Frederick E. Berry Library
Learning Commons, first floor
|January 2017 Office Hours and Operations
Note: During from January 3 - 23 the advising office will mainly operate on a walk-in basis (first come, first serve). Appointments are reserved for specific academic needs determined by our staff. Please refer to the dates below for more specific information. If you decide to visit our office, please check in at the front desk and please be aware there may be a 15-45 minute wait to be seen by an advisor. This is a busy time for us, and we work hard to meet the needs of all students.
January 3 - 11: 9 am-4:30 pm walk-ins only (limited appointments are reserved)
January 12 - 13: Advisors will be leading orientation events, so limited support will be available in the office. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please call 978.542.7049.
January 17 - 23: 9 am - 6 pm walk-in service only (no appointments)
Regular Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am-5 pm
Please note: All day students are assigned to a faculty advisor within their major program, this information is available in your Navigator account; Quick Links>View my advisor.
If you need additional assistance and your faculty advisor is not available, students could also meet with a knowledgeable staff member in the academic advising office. Appointments are strongly encouraged; please refer to the advisor-student assignments below (subject to change):
|If your last name begins with:||You will meet with the following advisor:|
|A-Bu (and SBA)||Darius Gregory|
|Han-Lea (and SBA)||Daphnee Georges|
|Leb-Mom (and Veterans)||Melissa Thayer|
|Ow-Pow||TBA (call office)|
Below you will find our academic advising syllabus [Word doc], which is designed to assist you throughout your time at Salem State by pointing out specific objectives and milestones related to each class year. We encourage you to review the documents before your appointment.
Syllabus Overview [Word doc] (all students)
Freshmen [Word doc] (0-23 credits)
Sophomores [Word doc] (24-53 credits)
Juniors [Word doc] (54-89 credits)
Seniors [Word doc] (90+ credits)
In the meantime, if you have questions, view our FAQs [Word doc] for important academic information.