Exploratory Advising

Advising in the First Year

Upon entrance to the University, new students are assigned a New Student Seminar instructor who also serves as an academic adviser during their first year. As part of the New Student Seminar, students are encouraged to connect with their prospective area of academic interest, learn about Salve Regina and develop the academic and personal skills to be a successful college student.

Once a student has declared a major, a faculty adviser in that program area is assigned to the student. The Center for Student Development supports the academic advisement of students who are exploratory or undecided about a major and hosts a variety of programming for students who may be exploring different majors and minors.

Exploratory Advising

The center works with students who are undecided about their major. Through individual meetings with students or programming, the center guides students through research and reflection that is crucial in the selection of an academic major. Students can also work with Departmental Liaisons, the Office of Career Development or faculty in academic departments to get the information necessary to select a major, including coursework, major requirements and extracurricular opportunities.