Student Advising

University of Massachusetts Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Registration for the Fall 2017 semester

Seniors (87 credits and above)     Monday, April 3 & Tuesday, April 4
Juniors (57 – 86 credits)              Thursday, April 6 & Friday, April 7
Sophomores (27 – 56 credits)      Monday, April 10 & Tuesday, April 11
Freshmen (26 credits and below)  Thursday, April 13

The Department of Veterinary & Animal Sciences requires students to meet with their academic faculty advisor during the Fall/Spring pre-registration periods. Prior to meeting with your advisor, please review your academic advising report in SPIRE for accuracy and be prepared with any questions you have regarding academic/career goals and your plan of study for the next semester. Your questions and plans will help your advisor to suggest the most appropriate courses, independent study and practica opportunities available to you. Upon completion of your advising appointment, your advisor will remove your registration hold, allowing you to register for classes when your enrollment appointment begins. If you are unfamiliar with who your academic advisor is, please check in the lower right corner of your student center on SPIRE.  If you do not have an advisor assigned please contact lwest0 [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu (Lisa West).

Registering for Classes FAQs  please click on this link to view the most Frequently Asked Questions and their answers.

Advisors listed in Table 1 require that students sign up for advising appointments online. Please click on your advisor’s name and sign up for your advising appointment.  

Advisors listed in Table 2 require that students sign up for advising appointments on a sign-up sheet located outside of the advisor’s office.  Please go to your advisor’s office and sign up for your advising appointment. 

  Table 1 - Online Sign-up

 Advisor 

  Office Location

  Kathleen Arcaro

  N225 Life Sciences Laboratories

  Cynthia Baldwin

  427E Integrated Sciences Building

  Samuel Black

  427G  Integrated Sciences Building

  John Marshall Clark

  N311A Morrill I

  Rafael Fissore

  427A Integrated Sciences Building

  Jesse Mager

  427M Integrated Sciences Building

  Susan Marston

  427Y Integrated Sciences Building

  Barbara Osborne

  427F Integrated Sciences Building

  Sandra Petersen

  N231 Life Sciences Laboratories

  Janice Telfer

  427D Integrated Sciences Building

  Pablo Visconti

  427W Integrated Sciences Building

 

Table 2 - Office Sign-up

  Advisor        

   Office Location

  John Balise

  427U Integrated Sciences Building

  Carlos Gradil

  427Q Integrated Sciences Building

  Mark Huyler

  427T Integrated Sciences Building

  Joe Jerry

  427P Integrated Sciences Building

  Lisa Minter

  427K Integrated Sciences Building

  Leonid Pobezinsky

  427J Integrated Sciences Building

  Kimberly Tremblay

  427C Integrated Sciences Building

If Dr. Beltaire is your advisor, please complete the doodle poll that she e-mailed you to schedule your advising appointment

If Dr. Alfandari is your advisor, please go to his advising calendar to sign up online for your advising appointment.

If Dr. Cousin is your advisor, please go to her advising calendar to sign up online for your advising appointment.

These Checklists can be downloaded and used to assist students in their academic planning.

COURSE CHECKLIST FOR ANIMAL SCIENCE MAJOR  - ANIMAL MANAGEMENT SUBPLAN

COURSE CHECKLIST FOR ANIMAL SCIENCE MAJOR  - ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH SUBPLAN

COURSE CHECKLIST FOR PRE-VETERINARY MAJOR

 

 

 

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