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Arts Academic Advising

Academic Drop-In Hours

Location: DAWB 5-106
  • 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. The top 10 reasons you should see an academic advisor are to:

  1. Develop an academic plan.
  2. Verify that you are satisfying your degree requirements.
  3. Explore the requirements for a minor or major.
  4. Clarify academic regulations, policies and procedures.
  5. Explore adjustments to your course schedule.
  6. Familiarize yourself with the resources available in case you are experiencing academic, financial, medical or personal difficulties.
  7. Explore and plan for graduate studies.
  8. Seek approval for course overrides (department or program undergraduate advisors).
  9. Ensure that you are meeting progression requirements.
  10. Discuss the possibility of studying abroad or at a different university.

Students in the Faculty of Arts who are on academic probation need to complete the Academic Probation Acknowledgment Form, in conjunction with an academic advising appointment, to remove the academic hold on their LORIS account. For further information regarding academic advising and support services while on academic probation, refer to Academic Standing.

Book an Appointment

Book an appointment online, or visit during drop-in times located in DAWB 5-106.

Online Booking

If you experience a problem with the booking system, email artsadvising@wlu.ca or contact us at 519.884.0710 x3891.

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. Email gbrockett@wlu.ca or contact him at 519.884.0710 x2785.