Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Advising

Advising Appointment Update 

Updated: December 2, 2020

Dear Sociology Students,
Our office is currently closed so we will continue to hold virtual advising appointments effective until further notice. This also means that I will no longer be having Walk-In appointments; that time will be exchanged for additional appointment availability.
There is a new advising appointment system that started on November 30, 2020: 


The old system was retired on November 25.  Please update your bookmarks.

You can find me under the Sociology department.  At your chosen appointment time, you may log into the Zoom link with the given password, or if that is not working, you may call my office phone number, 517-432-1230, at your scheduled time, as this call should forward to my remote phone.  Appointment times are available for one to two weeks in advance.

 Please follow these instructions on how to navigate the new advising site:

  1. Log in at student.msu.edu
  2. Click on Academic Progress
  3. Click on Advising/Tutoring Appointments
  4. Click on Create New Appointment
  5. Select the following appointment details:
    1. Category: Select Advising
    2. Advising/Tutoring Unit: Select College of Social Science Advising
    3. Appointment Reason: Click the look-up/magnifying glass icon and select Sociology. Do not search for Sociology in the text box.
    4. Appointment Duration: This will default to 30 minutes. 
    5. Additional Information (required): Please enter the reason for your appointment to help the advsior prepare, e.g. scheduling classes, graduation check, etc.
    6. Appointment Type: Select your preference of a phone or Zoom appointment. We encourage you to select a Zoom appointment, where you have the option to call in if you choose to do so.
    7. Click Select Advisor:
      1. Choose your preferred date and time with Mr. Regan Kania and click Select Time. You may need to scroll down the page to view the complete list. Use the Next Days hyperlink to see more available dates.
  6. Review all appointment information, including any advisor notes, and click Book it! at the bottom of the page.

To make sure that we can make the most of your appointment, please have a laptop, computer, or tablet available from which you will be able to access your e-mail and Degree Navigator. This will allow me to continue being able to provide visuals for the topics we may discuss in your meeting; this is especially important if you are hoping to discuss scheduling for the upcoming school year.
As always, I am available to answer questions and concerns via e-mail.
If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact me. I appreciate your flexibility!
Thank you,

Mr. Kania


Advising for the successful completion of your degree is available for all students. The undergraduate advising office is located in 317C Berkey Hall. 

MSU provides resources for students who are undocumented. Visit this site for more information: https://undocumented.msu.edu

Regan Kania is the advisor for the department. His information is as follows. 

Email: kania@msu.edu 
Office: 317 Berkey Hall
Phone number: 517-432-1230

You can schedule an advising appointment here.

What to Expect at your Advising Appointment:

  • Please come with specific questions for your adviser
  • Adviser can help with the following:
    • Scheduling courses
    • Semester planning for college career
    • Setting up internships (please have a few places you are interested in interning for)
    • Potential overrides into Sociology Courses
    • Help with transfer/study abroad/independent study credits
    • Readmission/probation/advice/paperwork
    • Other things advisor can help you find resources for:
      • If you are struggling in courses
      • If you are looking for graduate schools
      • If something in your outside life is affecting school
      • If you are exploring different careers/what to do with degree
      • If you have a question and don't know where to go, your advisor can help you