MISSION: Academic advising is a critical component of the educational experience. Through academic advising, advisors empower students to develop and implement sound educational plans that are consistent with their personal values, goals and career plans. Our purpose is to guide students to become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Academic advising is an important component of the educational program at Lourdes University. Academic advisors assist students in the exploration of academic opportunities at the university and in the selection of courses. Advisors may refer students to other sources of information and assistance at Lourdes. Students are expected to initiate and maintain regular contact with their advisors to address the student’s curricular and career concerns, and to review progress towards graduation. Students are expected to meet with advisors when declaring a major or minor, before registering for classes each semester, and when making corrections to their degree audits.

Students and their advisors are expected to explore the student’s academic interests and concerns, as well as educational and career goals, and to seek expert information and advice about academic policies and procedures and about specific academic programs from the Academic Catalog, from newsletters and websites, from faculty members in the majors and minors designated as first year resources, and from other sources of advice and counseling on campus.

Students are assigned an academic advisor according to their major. Most students will meet with a faculty member in their department for course scheduling, career advice, and other advising matters. With the advisor’s assistance, students develop their plan of study, register for classes, and learn about some of the culture, values and practices of the Lourdes University community. All students are required to meet with an academic advisor before registering for classes. Students who are conditionally admitted are advised by the Director of Academic Advising until they meet their conditions and are able to meet with an advisor in their department.

Newly Admitted Students: Please call 419-824-3881 to schedule an appointment with your advisor.