DUS Group Advising Sessions

Spring 2020 Sessions

What are they? Advising sessions with groups of students to discuss popular advising topics.

Who’s invited? All DUS students.

Why attend? To learn more about the topic/college and to ask questions in a friendly, open environment.

Where? All sessions are held in Grange Building unless otherwise noted. See descriptions for details.

*All sessions have limited seating, so please sign up early.  


Tools for Success: Starting the Semester Off Strong

Want to start the semester off on the right foot? Learn about techniques and resources you can use to set you up for success for the new semester.

Use the online form to sign up for Wednesday, January 22, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Earle Hall Lobby

Use the online form to sign up for Wednesday, January 29, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Pollock Cultural Lounge


Improve Your Study Skills

Want to get better grades?  Feeling a need to change up your study methods?  This session will focus on how successful students plan and study.  Specific research-based study strategies will be presented along with tips to avoid procrastination.  Helpful information and resources to better manage your time will also be shared.  Due to high demand, this session will be offered twice throughout the semester.

Use the online form to sign up for ​​​​​​​Wednesday, February 5, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Earle Hall Lobby

Use the online form to sign up for ​​​​​​​Wednesday, February 12, 3:30–4:30 p.m. 

Use the online form to sign up for ​​​​​​​Wednesday, February 26, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Pollock Cultural Lounge

Use the online form to sign up for ​​​​​​​Wednesday, March 25, 3:30–4:30 p.m. 


Exploration Workshop

Unsure of your major? Don't know where to start your exploration? This session will provide you with tools and resources to explore possible majors and help you to evaluate potential majors. 

Use the online form to sign up for ​​​​​​​Wednesday, February 126:00–7:00 p.m. - Pollock Cultural Lounge

Use the online form to sign up for ​​​​​​​Wednesday, March 4, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Earle Hall Lobby

Use the online form to sign up for ​​​​​​​Monday, March 16, 3:30–4:30 p.m. 


Standing Out: Choosing Minors & Involvement Opportunities

Learn about opportunities to construct your academic story to help you explore, select meaningful classes, gain leadership skills, build a network, and get involved. 

Use the online form to sign up for ​​​​​​​Wednesday, February 19, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Earle Hall Lobby

Use the online form to sign up for ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Wednesday, March 25, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Pollock Cultural Lounge


Interested in Smeal?

Interested in Smeal? Have questions about how to get into a Smeal major? This session will review the Smeal entrance-to-major requirements, as well as the process for entering Smeal majors. This session will also you helpful tools, such as GPA predictors and the “what if report,” for making sure that you are on track to complete your entrance requirements.

Feel free to come with questions about different Smeal majors and entrance-to-major requirements.

Use the online form to sign up for ​​​​​​​Tuesday, March 3, 2:30–3:30 p.m.


What Gen Eds Do I Need?

This session will cover the new general education requirements for first-year students. Students will learn how to select meaningful general education classes and track their progress towards requirements.

Use the online form to sign up for ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Monday, March 30, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


DUS Students and Study Abroad

What are the benefits of studying abroad? Do all majors support students who want to study abroad? How might the courses you take abroad fit into different majors’ requirements? This session will address how DUS student can prepare to study abroad, resources available to learn more about studying abroad, and how studying abroad can fit into an individual’s academic path. 

Use the online form to sign up for ​​​​​​​Wednesday, April 1, 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Pollock Cultural Lounge

Use the online form to sign up for ​​​​​​​Wednesday, April 22 6:00–7:00 p.m. - Earle Hall Lobby