Advising Updates

Mr. Pellatz
Mr. Pellatz

Hello Math Majors,

If you are reading this on Monday or Tuesday, I hope you are having a relaxing fall break. If you are reading this on Wednesday or later, I hope you had a relaxing fall break. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the week of October 21 - 25, I have been at the National Academic Advising Conference in Louisville, KY. A national conference is always an exciting event where you get to learn new things and meet a lot of new people. I certainly hope you get to experience one as an undergraduate student.

Now that Fall Break has arrived, we are in the second half of the Fall 2019 semester. If you still haven't thought about Priority Enrollment and Spring 2020 classes, it would be in your best interest to do so now. Priority Enrollment will begin on Monday, October 28, and my advising hours will be adjusted (see below). I will also likely be a littler slower at responding to email as I usually get a lot of them during Priority Enrollment.

Have you gotten involved in something outside of the classroom yet this semester? If you haven't, I would strongly suggest that you do so. The College of Arts and Sciences talks about Academics + Experiences = Opportunities, which I have seen be true for many students. The "Experiences" part comes outside of the classroom through Leadership, Research, Education Abroad, Service, or Internships. These are the kind of things you have actively have to pursue if you want to participate in them. Want to gain leadership experience? You need to join a student organization first. Want to get involved in research? You need to talk to a professor first. Want to work in an internship? You have to apply for an opportunity first. Want serve the local community? You have to volunteer first. Want to go on an Education Abroad trip? You need to visit the Education Abroad office first. No one is going to hand you an opportunity to gain real-world, outside of the classroom experience, and you will need this experience if you want to have opportunities after you graduate. Not sure where to start? Come visit me for an appointment or walk-in meeting. Email Address

Starting this summer, ALL University email messages are going to your email address regardless of your email preferences on MyRed. You MUST check your email address regularly to stay up-to-date with important announcements from the University. If you would like more information about this change, please visit and review the current student tab of information. All students will be expected to be reviewing their email address, so if you miss an important piece of information sent to this email, you will be held responsible for it. If you know your fellow classmates haven't switched over to using their email address, PLEASE give them this information.


Doug's Fall 2019 Advising Hours

Priority Enrollment Advising Hours from Monday, October 28 to Tuesday, November 12 -- I will be taking 30 minute appointments only every weekday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm. I will be taking walk-in meeting every weekday from 1:00-3:30 pm.

Normal Advising Resuming on Wednesday, November 13:
Appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
30 minute and 60 minute appointments from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Click here for step by step instructions for creating an appointment on MyPlan!

Walk-in Wednesdays!
Walk-in meetings from 8:30-11:30 am and 1:00-3:30 pm

Dr. Radu's Fall 2019 Advising Hours

This fall, Dr. Radu will have advising hours on Mondays from 1:00-2:30 pm in 211 Avery Hall (just around the corner from the department office). Dr. Radu is also available by appointment, and you can contact her at to set one up.