New, current, or returning students are welcome to use the OMSA Advising & Mentoring services. When our students need to discuss their personal, educational, and career goals they meet with our Student Success Advisors (SSA’s) for support. These staff members are not academic advisors but work with academic advisors to ensure student success. The SSA’s are assigned to a targeted group of students (e.g., first year, Educational Opportunities Program (EOP), and President’s Award Program (PAP)) before classes begin.
Students are introduced to their SSA and to our other academic support and retention services at a special seminar focused on student success during orientation week. Students are encouraged to meet with their OMSA Advisor on a biweekly or monthly basis to monitor their academic progress. While working together the SSA will advocate and guide students to critically think to make informed decisions as they define and achieve academic success.
Illinois students who are not assigned to a Student Success Advisor are encouraged to meet with us during our daily Drop-In Advising & Mentoring hours at the Academic Services Center (ASC) located at 1103 W. Oregon Street, Suite E, Urbana, IL, and various campus locations (see schedule below). Students will have the opportunity to meet with an OMSA staff member daily on resources and support for their academic success. Even when a student is excelling academically, we are there to help students reach beyond their coursework to experience all the University has to offer. Students have the option of scheduling a virtual appointment (via Zoom or Teams) or an in-person appointment with a Student Success Advisor.
|Time / Day
|9:00am – 12:00pm
|All ASC Staff
|1:30pm – 4:30pm
|All ASC Staff
All drop-in appointments will occur at the OMSA Academic Services Center, 1103 W. Oregon St., Suite E, Urbana, IL 61801.