Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Advising

Advising Appointment Update 

Updated: August 25, 2020

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.
 
You will still schedule your appointments as normal through Dashboard, 

using the location Sociology Zoom/Phone Advising, please leave your phone number in the comments when you schedule your appointment. 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.  I may also try to call your phone number, if you provided it in the notes, from my remote phone line, if we were unable to connect. Appointment times are normally available for one to two weeks in advance.
 
To make sure that we can make the most of your appointment, despite the distance, 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

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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. 

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

You can schedule an advising appointment through Campus EAB.


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