College of Art and Design Student Services is reminding all first-year students to look in SIS and review your student account. If you have a Service Indicator titled “New Student Advising” you need to reach out to your academic advisor through Starfish and schedule your required advising appointment. After the meeting, your advisor will lift the New Student Advising hold, and you will be able to register for classes for the upcoming term. Any transfer students who started at RIT this spring are not required to meet with their advisor and do not have an advising hold in SIS, but are welcome to schedule an appointment.
You are encouraged to log in to Starfish and schedule your appointment as soon as possible. While Shopping Carts don’t open until March 21, it is important to get on your advisor’s schedule for this required meeting.
As we get closer to enrollment week (April 4-8, 2022), your advisor will likely have less availability with upperclassmen looking to meet with them as well. Academic advisors will be available the week of Spring break, but during enrollment week itself, they will be blocking their schedule for walk-in advising hours only — which are meant to address brief questions and will not be able to accommodate longer advising meetings, including these required meetings in order to lift the New Student Advising holds. Please plan proactively to ensure you get time on your academic advisor’s calendar and get all your enrollment questions answered.