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FYRST Advising Program at the Rock . . .

Mission of the FYRST Advising Program

Advising services will provide assistance that will help you to: 

·         Receive academic advising from pre-enrollment to orientation and throughout your first year

·         Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to select an academic program

·         Develop a more thorough understanding of your own purpose and goals in college as well as those of the University

·         Clarify your life/career goals

·         Develop an education plan for the realization of these goals

·         Become knowledgeable about general degree requirements and procedures

Finally, FYRST advising should act as a referral service to other campus agencies.

The faculty and staff of FYRST believe that students succeed academically by developing sound student learning, success strategies, and attitudes in a challenging curricular environment. These habits are enhanced through extensive and positively intervening academic advising and learning assistance experiences.


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FYRST Advising Program

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What’s Coming Up?
Jan 1 - Dec 31 SRU's 125th anniversary #sru125
Nov 3 - 14 Winter '14 and Spring '15 Registration
Nov 5 Full semester withdrawal (W) deadline
Nov 26 - 30 Thanksgiving recess
Dec 1 Classes resume
Dec 8 Last day of class
Dec 9-13 Final Exam week
Dec 13 Commencement 11:00 am #sruGrad
Dec 16 Final grades due




My Rock Audit

Ms. Cathy Brinjak
Assistant Professor
Director of FYRST Seminar & Academic Advisement Center
106B Bailey Library