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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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Meeting Your Advisor

Every semester prior to enrollment for an upcoming semester, students must meet with their academic advisor to discuss the courses they plan to take, academic concerns that may be prevent registration and relevant career/major information. Once the student has met with their advisor, the advisor will remove the advising hold to permit the student to register for the next semester.

Advisee Training Sessions

Deciding on a specific major can seem overwhelming.  Advisors in the Wilson Advising Center are available to assist you in this process.  Keep in mind that advising is a shared responsibility between the student advisee and the faculty advisor.  For more information on how to make the most of your advising sessions attend one of the advisee trainings offered this semester.

Advisee Responsibilities

Students should strive to:
  • Know and meet graduation and other requirements and to make every reasonable effort to obtain appropriate academic advising.  
  • Be adequately informed about program of study through review of catalog, bulletin and major checklist.  
  • Make efforts to seek advising during advisor’s office hours.  
  • Schedule all registration advising sessions early in the registration period.  
  • Arrive at all appointments promptly and prepared to make full use of the advising session  
  • Inform advisor of significant changes in course registration, in degree plans and other academic concerns. 
Suggested Activity
  • Create an advising portfolio.  
Registration Holds

Advisors do not clear all holds. Students may have additional holds that prevent registration. Students should check their self-service account to investigate registration holds unrelated to academic advising.

What should I do to prepare for advising?

Advisors are key players in your academic planning and are ideal resources for questions you may have about your career or major. Keep in mind, that your advisor is available throughout the semester. You can see them whenever you have an academic concern. Please contact your advisor during their office hours or through your ASU email account.

You will get the most out of your academic advising sessions if you:

  • Familiarize yourself with classes needed for degree completion prior to your meeting.
  • Decide what questions to ask and write them down in advance.
  • Set up appointment during advisor's office hours or let advisor know if you cannot make their office hours.
    • NOTE: You can usually reach most advisors by calling their academic department or sending an email.
  • Schedule appointments in advance, especially during peak registration times.
  • Bring appropriate materials with you, including questions and check lists.
ASU Financial Literacy

Debt and personal finances are serious issues for students. Students frequently fail to complete their degrees because of debt and financial stress and debt can limit career options for those students who do finish their degrees.

Learn about the ASTATE financial education program . . .