Advisers are assigned at several different times in a student’s career at Towson University:
When a freshman enters the FYE program, that student is matched with an adviser whose academic interest meshes with the student’s; Open Majors work with a professional staff person or professional adviser. That relationship lasts the entire year, even if the student declares or changes a major during that year.
Entering transfer students meet with an adviser at the Summer or January Transfer Advising Program and, if an Open Major, receive their adviser’s information at that time. Students who have a major will declare it at the Summer or January Transfer Advising Program; their department will contact them with the adviser’s information.
In general, declaring the major triggers the department to assign a major adviser.
Any student who is in doubt about his or her adviser (the information should be online in the Student Center), should contact either the major department or, if Open, the Academic Advising Center.
Academic Advising Center
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.