What is academic advising?

Advising in RCAH supports the classroom learning by partnering with the students in their planning, exploration, and understanding of their academic requirements and career options. You academic advisor is full-time, professional staff member who will assist with your academic planning from orientation to graduation. 

Students should maintain regular contact with their advisor—at least one or two advising visits per year, plus additional visits whenever academic or personal concerns arise. Students are expected to know degree requirements and to take a lead role in developing a plan of study that supports their academic and career goals.

By working closely with their advisor, students learn how to take full advantage of the vast opportunities available at MSU. Academic advisors can help students incorporate study abroad, study away, dual majors, specializations, and internships into their programs.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT NOW with your academic advisor.

Please note: During the summer, any appointments with Lizzy or Niki can be made by calling 355.0210.


Niki Rudolph
Director of Student Affairs
C210D Snyder Hall
(517) 355-0210

Lizzy King
Assistant Director of Student Affairs
C210B Snyder Hall
(517) 884-1941