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Arts Academic Advising

Arts Advising Drop-in Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • Wednesdays: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Fridays: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Academic advisors provide guidance and support to all undergraduate students. Advisors can help you develop your academic plan and provide you with accurate information about policies, procedures, resources and programs. Our advisors will work with you to help you determine your degree requirements, change majors, drop courses, choose classes, handle registration issues, and identify needed resources.


Associate Dean: Student Affairs:

If your academic challenges are serious or complicated, you can make an appointment with the Associate Dean: Student Affairs Gavin Brockett.  Please email to book an appointment or contact the Dean's office at 519.884.0710 x3891.

Arts Petitions and Exam Deferral Requests:

Exam deferral requests for Faculty of Arts courses should be submitted using the Faculty of Arts Final Exam Deferral Petition form.  Faculty of Arts students who wish to have an academic regulation waived due to extenuating circumstances or on compassionate grounds, should submit using the Petition for Exception to Academic Regulations Faculty of Arts form.

For exam deferral requests, if granted, the deferral will be scheduled for the deferral period, unless the course is needed as a prerequisite for the next semester or to qualify for graduation. If this is the case a slip day will be arranged. A deferral fee may be charged to your student account for each deferral. 

The Faculty of Arts Petitions and Regulations Committee will consider and decide all petitions within six weeks of the filing of the petitions, provided all the proper documentation and information is given. The Petitions Committee will not consider any petition until all documentation has been submitted. Note: The Faculty of Arts Petitions Committee reserves the right to not consider petitions that are submitted without appropriate supporting documentation.


Students can also book an appointment with either of our Arts Academic Advisors: 

Booked appointments are available Monday through Thursday during regular office hours, outside of the weekly drop-in hours. If you experience a problem with the booking system, please email, or contact us at 519.884.0710 x3891

Top 5 Reasons you should see an Academic Advisor:

  1. Develop an academic plan.
  2. Verify that you are meeting your degree requirements.
  3. Explore the requirements for a minor or major.
  4. Clarify academic regulations, policies and procedures.
  5. Familiarize yourself with the resources available in case you are experiencing academic, financial, medical or personal difficulties.