Ohio University

Advising Appointments

Patton College Academic Advisors

Meeting with your Advisor

It’s easy to schedule an appointment with your advisor. In fact, you are encouraged to meet with your advisor often since they are the most reliable resource of information, planning, and support for you. Your advisor can be contacted via email or telephone to set up a time convenient for the both of you. It is highly suggested to call the main office at 740-593-4400 to make an appointment as soon as possible.

The advising office holds walk-in hours from 5:00-7:00pm Monday-Wednesday, weeks 2-14, that do not require an appointment. There is also pop-in advising held every Thursday in the McCracken Atrium  from 1:00-3:00pm, which serves as drop-in appointments to answer quick questions! 

Three Ways to Meet with An Advisor

Schedule an Appointment

Call: 740-593-4400

Schedule and Appointment
Walk In Advising Monday-Wednesday 5-7 pm

Walk-In Advising

Location: 103 McCracken Hall
Mon-Wed: 5-7 PM
No appointment needed!

Pop-In Advising

Location: 103 McCracken Hall
Thurs: 1-3 PM
(NOT offered Week 1 or Finals Week)

Pop-In Advising Thursdays from 1-3 pm


Responsibilities

Student

  • Keep the advising appointments you have scheduled, or cancel if you are unable to attend.
  • Be honest and open. If you are experiencing a personal or academic difficulty that is interfering with your studies, please share this with your advisor.
  • Be an active participant in the advisement process by coming prepared to each appointment with questions or material for discussion, including plans and ideas.
  • Be familiar about degree requirements, university policies and procedures, and campus resources.
  • Actively manage your progress toward degree completion by reviewing DARS and online catalog in the MyOhio Student Center.
  • Regularly read your OHIO e-mail, and do not forward to a third-party email client (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.).
  • Take primary and increasing responsibility for making your own decisions based on available professional advice and information.
  • Accept responsibility for your decisions and actions that affect your educational programs and goals. Please understand that the ultimate responsibility of obtaining your degree rests with the student, not the advisor.

Advisor

  • Understand and effectively communicate institutional policies, degree and college requirements, including the General Education requirements.
  • Work collaboratively to assist you to dream, define, and develop your academic, career, and life goals.
  • Create a safe environment of mutual respect where you can share your thoughts, aspirations, concerns, and interests.
  • Provide academic success strategies and referrals to appropriate campus resources when needed.
  • Listen and provide feedback carefully to your questions, concerns, and confusions, and seek assistance in answering questions when not certain of the correct answer.
  • Encourage and support you as you gain the skills and knowledge necessary for success.
  • Assist you in making course and program decisions.
  • Understand how to read a degree audit (DARS) and assist you as you learn how to navigate this advising resource.
  • Maintain appropriate level of confidentiality as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Be prepared for academic advising appointments by reviewing student academic record and appropriate notes from the student file.
  • Reply to all email within 24-48 business hours.