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Fall 2020 Academic Advising Update

Our office will remain remote for the upcoming semester. Learn more about the university's response to COVID-19.

Do you need to meet with professional advisor? Professional advisors in the Center for Academic Excellence are available to meet with students virtually through Zoom, email or by telephone. If you need to reach a professional advisor please email from your student email account and a staff member will reach out to you either by phone or email to make arrangements. Read on to view our fall 2020 schedule of Zoom drop-in sessions.


Advising and Registration Zoom Drop-In Sessions

We strongly encourage students to download the Navigate app to access registration - students can also sign up through the desktop version of Navigate.

August 2020

  • Wednesday, August 26: 2-5 pm
  • Thursday, August 27: 2-5 pm 
  • Friday, August 28: 2-5 pm 
  • Monday, August 31: 9 am-12 pm and 2-5 pm

September 2020

  • Tuesday, September 1: Thursday, September 3: 9 am-12 pm and 2 pm-6 pm 
  • Friday, September 4: 9 am-12 pm and 2-5 pm 
  • Tuesday, September 8: 9 am-12 pm and 2-6 pm 
  • Wednesday, September 9: 9 am-12 pm and 2-6 pm 
  • Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11: 9 am-12 pm and 2-4 pm (during this time it will be too late to add courses but we can help students figure out other options)

The fall 2020 semester begins Wednesday, September 2 and the add/drop period for full semester courses ends Wednesday September 9, 2020. Please refer to this brochure for additional back-to-campus information.


Academic Advising Overview

Overview of Academic Advising

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.

Day Students

If you are a day student, you will be assigned a faculty advisor in your major discipline. If you have an undeclared major, you'll be assigned a faculty advisor through one of our schools or colleges of study. Day students should make an appointment with their faculty advisors whenever it seems necessary, but at least twice a semester. One of these appointments should be just prior to upcoming registration periods.

In effort to best serve our students, and establish advising relationships in addition to your faculty advisor from your major discipline you have a professional academic advisor in the Center for Academic Excellence, according to your last name and specialty which is listed in Navigate.

Evening Students

Evening students should meet with a professional advisor in the Center for Academic Advising or in the School of Continuing Professional Studies whenever necessary, but at least upon the completion of each 15 credits towards your degree. If you have any questions, please call our office to make an appointment.

Hours and Availability

Monday–Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm


Frederick E. Berry Library
Learning Commons, first floor 
North Campus


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