Advising & Registration
Each entering new student is assigned an academic adviser to help you plan a course program until you formally declare a major—at which point you will either choose a major adviser, or be assigned a particular adviser depending upon the major of your choice. All advisers are faculty members who are familiar with the Smith curriculum and are interested in helping you plan a program that both reflects your interests and introduces you to new challenges and unfamiliar fields of study.
Dates & Details for Fall 2023 Advising
For All New Students
Before you arrive on campus for Orientation in September, your adviser will contact you remotely (by email or phone) to arrange for an initial Zoom “meet and greet,” during which time you will discuss academic your goals and interests. Your adviser will also help you prepare for your online registration when you arrive. Announcements about your adviser will come to you via email through the class deans office closer to the end of our summer, typically around the week of August 7.
New students may register for courses only after meeting with their adviser. Registration for new students will be announced on the registrar’s website, and happens after the orientation period, and before classes begin (Thursday, September 7).