College of Design
College of Design

First-Year Guide: Academic Advising

Upon admission, you will be assigned a professional academic advisor who will work with you from admission through graduation. Advisors serve as students’ first point of contact for questions, concerns, ideas, and issues. Your advisor can help with many aspects of your undergraduate career, including…

  • Engagement opportunities, e.g., undergraduate research, leadership, service learning, student organizations
  • Progressing to upper-division or full-major status
  • Internship information and process
  • International and domestic study away advising
  • Referrals to other University resources and services
  • Selecting a minor or second major
  • Changes in your academic status, e.g., reduced credit load, leave of absence
  • Petition process
  • Academic probation advising and registration hold releases
  • Change of major and undeclared student advising
  • Preparation for graduation


Advising Information


Meet Your Advisor


Advising Appointments and Advising Responsibilities


Your Student Record and Data Privacy

Required First-Year Advising Appointment


As a new student in the College of Design, you are required to meet with your advisor during your first year in the college. Your adviser will provide you with information on this during orientation.





Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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