Students majoring in the undergraduate and graduate IGM programs are assigned both an academic advisor, and a faculty advisor. The professional academic advisors guide students though the curricular maze, helping them develop their academic plan by taking into consideration program requirements, pre-requisites, and course sequences and availability. They also help students by interpreting institutional policies, referring students to other resources on campus and discussing issues of concern regarding student's academic progress. Students are expected to be responsible for making their own decisions based on the information and advice their advisor offers. Frequent student-advisor contact is a proven factor in student success.
Please note: all first-year and transfer students are required to meet with their academic advisor in both the fall and winter quarters. First-year students with a quarterly and/or cumulative GPA <2.0 will also be required to meet with their advisor in the spring quarter as well.
Scheduling Advising Appointments
The IGM Office, located at 70 (Golisano Hall), room 2145 is open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. If you need to schedule an appointment with your advisor (for any reason), the most efficient way to do so is to by contact the office at 585.475.7453 or by coming to the office in person and scheduling an appointment with the front office staff. Our full time advising staff (Kathleen and Amanda) have very full schedules and emails sent directly to them asking "when can you meet?" cannot be answered in a timely manner and will result in delays.
Walk-in Hours (no appointment necessary)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - Noon
IGM Academic Advisors
The advising staff in the School of Interactive Games & Media are:
IGM Academic Minor Advising
(Minor in Game Design and Development as well as the Minor in Game Design): Jenn Hinton
In contrast, students' faculty advisors are provided as a resource for the 'big picture' questions for topics such as 'what should I take as my concentration if I want to work in field XYZ' or 'I really liked course X, where can I go deeper into that?' or 'how can I get more coursework on topic ABC?' Your faculty advisor is someone that understands your curriculum from the perspective of the overall content, as well as their own particular content specialty. Students can often learn a great deal by incorporating their faculty advisor into their support structure: sometimes this is the formally 'assigned' faculty advisor, and other times simply a faculty member that students gravitate toward given their particular sub-discipline.
The faculty advisors in the School of Interactive Games & Media are:
Please note that in addition to the above assignments, it is fully expected and understood that students may choose to seek out other faculty with whom they have taken a class, worked on a project, or otherwise connected with both socially and academically. This is wholly encouraged and supported: students needing advice from the faculty can and should feel free to approach IGM faculty with expertise in a given area, or with whom students feel most comfortable. Also note that students in IGM may choose to meet with the Assistant Director of Student Experience as the situation requires.
IGM Academic Advising Forums
For additional information on Advising and current postings of issues and events from the IGM Academic Advisors, you may want to check the Academic Advising Announcements area of the IGM Forums. [link requires that you login to this website]
Parents of undergraduate students are encouraged to review the public forums as well as the FAQ and Resources for Parents section prepared by our advising team.
RIT Academic Resources
Academic Support Center (585) 475-5832 email@example.com http://www.rit.edu/studentaffairs/asc/index.php
Home to a wide range of academic services, including individual and group tutoring, Discovery/Pathways, AIM Program, Structured Monitoring, the College Restoration Program, testing services, and more
Cooperative Education and Career Services (585) 475-2301 (585) 475-6905 (TTY) http://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/
Assists students in searching for, preparing for co-ops
Department of Access Services 475-6281 (475-6242 TTY) https://myaccess.rit.edu/
Provides note taking, real-time captioning, and interpreting services for students
Disability Services (585) 475-7804 (V/TTY) http://www.rit.edu/studentaffairs/disabilityservices
Provides students and faculty/staff with disabilities equal access to programs, services and physical facilities
English Language Center (585) 475-6684 (V/TTY) http://www.rit.edu/studentaffairs/elc/
Designed to teach ESL to students who plan to attend a university in the United States and who have previously studied English. The English Language Center conducts 11-week programs every fall, winter, spring and summer with shorter programs in January and July
Honors Program (585) 475-4511 (V/TTY) http://honors.rit.edu/
A program for students who seek to challenge themselves in exemplary learning experiences such as undergraduate research projects, honors seminars, and study abroad
Institute Advising Office (585) 475-7024 http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/instituteadvising/
Oversees major advising initiatives, including career counseling, and services for those interested in changing their major
Liberal Arts Advising (585) 475-2444 http://www.rit.edu/cla/student_services.php#2
Liberal Arts Advising can help you select liberal arts courses for your degree, schedule classes, and transfer liberal arts credits to RIT
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (585) 475-2186 (585) 475-6909 (TTY) www.rit.edu/financialaid
Assists students and their families in identifying sources of financial aid to help meet the cost of a quality education.
Office of the Registrar (585) 475-2821 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/registrar/
Coordinates registration, handles all corrections to student data, verifies enrollment and degrees and processes transcript requests
Ombuds Office (585) 475-7200 email@example.com http://www.rit.edu/ombuds/
The Ombuds Office is a resource open to assist any member of the RIT community seeking assistance with conflict management and conflict resolution. “Never the wrong place to go!”
TRIO Student Support Services (585) 475-2833 http://www.rit.edu/studentaffairs/triosss/
A federally-funded program that provides academic support to full-time matriculated undergraduate students who are first-generation, disabled, or low-income students.
University Studies Program (585) 475-4027 http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/universitystudies/
University Studies is designed for the undergraduate student who is undecided about his or her college major
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