The University Advisement Center (UAC) is the central place for all undergraduate advisement at NJCU. We are a campus-wide advising service center for undergraduates who have identified their intended major program of study and students who are undecided about a major and want to explore the many academic opportunities on campus. The UAC also assists students who are considering changing majors or would like to explore other options. Your academic advisors are knowledgeable about all the programs and majors offered at NJCU and are available to help you succeed.
Karen D. Morgan, Ph.D.
University Advisement Center Director, Interim
The University Advisement Center (UAC) provides information and support to assist undergraduate students in completing their general education requirements, gain entry into an academic major, and successfully earn an undergraduate degree. The Center aims to promote student development and success by helping students identify, clarify and realize their academic goals. Through individualized professional advising, the UAC is committed to engaging students in the achievement of their own educational, personal, and career goals. We seek to foster autonomy by challenging and supporting students in their process towards self-directed lifelong learning.
Academic Advisors are assigned to assist new, undeclared, transfer, and veteran students. You will be able to find your assigned advisor by your program of study below.
|College of Education, Computer Science||Lorena Laverde (201)200-3215 email@example.com|
|School of Business||
George Marano (201)200-3216 firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal Villavert (201)200-3382 email@example.com
|Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics||Leah Jackson (201)200-3292 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Political Science, Psychology, Sociology||Daysi Romero (201)200-2184 email@example.com|
|Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Health Sciences, Professional Security||Naomi Wright (201)200-2177 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|English, History, Philosophy, Spanish, Women & Gender||Kathleen Banks (201)200-3569 email@example.com|
|Art, Media Arts, Music, Dance & Theater||Matthew Lahm (201)200-3571 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Veteran Students||Elaine Gargiulo (201)200-2157 email@example.com|
WHEN SHOULD I SEE MY ADVISOR?
You should plan to meet with your advisor at the beginning of every registration period. Registration opens in March for the Fall semester and again in October, for the Spring semester. Registration will continue to be open until the end of the first week of class of that following semester. Your advisor can help you think about your educational goals and can help you plan for your years at NJCU. Failure to visit your advisor will affect your ability to register in future semesters. Seek an advisor soon after the last day to add classes.
How can I see my advisor: Making an Appointment
The UAC is open Monday through Friday during the academic year and is closed on Fridays during the summer. Please call the UAC at (201)200-3300/3422 to schedule an appointment with your advisor. You may also e-mail your advisor to schedule an appointment directly.
ACADEMIC ADVISING: ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Your academic advisor is your guide to success at NJCU. The advisement process allows you to create a relationship with an advisor who can assist you with planning your educational career, learning the skills you need for academic success, and connecting you to a variety of campus resources and services.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
UAC advisors are here and happy to meet with you. You must meet with your UAC advisor prior to enrollment every semester in order to clear your advisement hold. You can make an appointment to meet with your assigned advisor in person by coming to Vodra Hall, room 101 or, by calling our office.
Vodra Hall, Room 101
(201)200-3300 or (201)200-3422
Monday, Thursday: 8:30AM-7:00PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday*: 8:30AM-5:00PM
*NOTE: UAC is closed on Fridays from 11:00AM-12:00PM
Walk-in Only Advisement Days: Mondays & Thursdays