Advising

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    Orientation 2021

    Western Michigan University's New Student Orientation is being held virtually for 2021. WMU Haworth offers a variety of options for you to experience campus online.

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    Semester restart

    Safety is top of mind as we welcome our students, faculty and staff back to campus.

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    Online services available

    Scheduling an appointment with an advisor online every semester helps keep you on track to graduation.

The Haworth College of Business is here to support your advising needs.

The advising office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our services are available via email, live chat, phone, and in-person. 

  • Book an appointment online or by calling (269) 387-5075 (select in-person, Teams or phone appointment). Appointments are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Contact your academic advisor directly by email.
  • Use our Email an Advisor form.
  • Come to walk-in advising on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. in 2350  Schneider Hall.

Book an appointment

If you are unsure of your academic advisor, you can access that information in your Degree Works.

When emailing, provide the last four digits of your WIN (Western Identification Number). Do not put any part of your WIN in the subject line of the email. DegreeWorks is your web-based tool that will list degree requirements and completed coursework together to give a complete view of progress.

For prospective transfer and high school students, as you do not have an academic advisor of record yet, please email business-adv-office@wmich.edu with your questions. Your success is our top priority and we will do our best to serve your needs. 

Office location

2350 Schneider Hall
1903 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5411

Major advising

Faculty members are available for advising about majors and minors. They hold advising hours specifically for this purpose. If you have any questions about your major or career, use the advising hours schedule to find a faculty advisor. Schedules for the current semester are available in the advising office.

Academic advising

Students should visit an academic advisor each semester to ensure they are fulfilling requirements and making progress toward graduation. If you have any questions about your program, or want to schedule an appointment call (269) 387-5075.

Students should plan to meet with an advisor every semester of every academic year. For additional information, visit the online academic advising manual.

Career advising

The Zhang Career Center, located in 3020 Schneider Hall, facilitates career exploration and professional development through innovative programming and advising, empowering students to launch satisfying business careers. The career center provides extensive information about career and major choice on its website. Explore the resources or schedule an appointment with a career advisor.

Student Professional Readiness Series

The SPuRS program guides you, as a business student, in cultivating your interpersonal skills, leadership attributes and professional competencies through co-curricular programming. SPuRS was developed based on employer feedback and prepares you to successfully launch from college to career. Explore opportunities available through SPuRS.

Transfer student information

The college holds frequent transfer advising sessions at many community colleges throughout Michigan. Students thinking about transferring to the Haworth College of Business should review the transfer guides for their community college and contact Paul Hildenbrand, coordinator of community college recruiting and advising.

Study abroad advising

For information on study abroad programs, scholarships and general information about the study abroad application process, contact Barb Tomczak or stop by the Global Business Center located in 2320 Schneider.

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Mission

Academic advising is a key component of a learner-centered, research university and a shared responsibility among the student, advisor, faculty, and university community. Academic advising fosters meaningful partnerships that promote personal growth, academic excellence, critical thinking, social responsibility, creativity, cultural appreciation and career development. Academic advising facilitates self-directed life-long learning.