Upon admission to the University every incoming student is assigned an advisor in
academic counseling. Most students, however, have declared their major upon application
and are therefore assigned a faculty advisor within the Department of Theatre & Dance.
It is in the best interest of any undeclared major to get an advisor within the Department
as soon as possible, rather than rely on a staff member in academic counseling.
Incoming Freshman who pre-register during one of the summer terms should note that
the person who advises you at that time may not be the assigned advisor who will eventually
work with you during your four year tenure in this program.
At this first advising session the student will be given a Plan of Study and a Course
Sequence that will outline the classes needed to successfully complete the degree
program and be advised for his/her first semester. The university no longer publishes
Schedule of Class booklets, so information pertaining to class schedules is now found
on My Memphis on The U of M homepage.
Thereafter, students will be made aware of the advising periods. At that time it is
the individual’s responsibility to make an appointment to meet with his/her advisor
for a brief session to assess his/her progress and plan the course work for the next
semester. Students must come to these sessions on time and prepared—that is, with
a completed class schedule in mind. It is also the student’s responsibility to keep
an accurate, up-to-date copy of his/her Plan of Study.
Any pertinent information (i.e. telephone numbers or addresses) that has changed since
the last advising session should be updated on a Major’s Information Form.
Please note: Since policies pertaining to graduation can change during a student’s
tenure as an undergraduate, know that the University’s Undergraduate Bulletin for
the year in which the student was admitted into the program serves as the official
contract between the student and this institution.