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What is UNIV 100?
University Orientation is a 1 credit course that explores the relationship between students' personal development goals, university life and academic programs. Provides orientation to learning skills necessary to succeed in college. Presents benefits of using various university services

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Why take UNIV 100?
To smoothly and successfully transition into the campus community and maximize your college study skills.

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How it works for you

Students will study the following...

  1. Methods of time management and self-discipline in academic pursuits.
  2. Procedures for listening and taking notes in lectures and discussions.
  3. Strategies for learning from lengthy and complex reading assignments.
  4. Achieving successful relationships with other students, roommates, and professors.
  5. Ways of staying healthy and stressing less.
  6. Services available to students in the campus community.

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Who is responsible for your success? Y-O-U!!

Your professor's responsibilities are to...

  1. Review what you have already read in your text.
  2. Clarify any questions you may have about the readings.
  3. Remind you of information you need to know.

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Who should see a Center for Major Exploration advisor?

Students who:

  • are unsure of what they want to choose as an academic major.
  • are exploring several possible alternatives for a major and are ready to investigate and discuss them.
  • wish to change from their current major to another major and who are undecided and want to explore additional options
  • are not yet academically qualified for the major of their choice.
  • are undecided transfer students.

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When to see a Center for Major Exploration advisor?

Fall Semester:

  1. PREVIEW - Takes place in the summer and right before classes begin.
  2. UNIV 100 (University Orientation) - Consider taking this one (1) credit course designed to ensure a smooth transition into the University and to teach you academic skills for college success.
  3. INTIAL INTERVIEW- Meet with your Advisor to discuss adjustment to campus by first Friday in October.
  4. REGISTRATION - Meet with your advisor to evaluate progress and select classes (for the Spring semester) which meet your current major/career interests starting at beginning of October.  This appointment is needed in order to remove your advising hold so you may register for the spring semester.


Spring Semester:

  1. ACADEMIC WARNING - Students on Academic Warning are required to meet with their advisor by the end of January.
  2. UNIV 120 - Consider taking this one (1) credit Career Planning Course to focus on career planning and decisions.
  3. DISCUSS PROGRESS/DIFFICULTIES- Review Fall academic performance, difficulties, planning and decisions; use Advising and Counseling services and programs as needed.
  4. SELF DIRECTED SEARCH- Take the Self Directed Search (SDS) and return for the interpretation of it.
  5. CAREER PLANNING- Meet with your Advisor to review the Self Directed Search (SDS) and to explore major and career interests.
  6. REGISTRATION- Meet with your advisor to evaluate progress and to select classes (for Summer and Fall) which meet your current major/career interests.  This appointment is needed in order to remove your advising hold so you may register for the spring semester.

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How to see a Center for Major Exploration advisor

Call the Center for Major Exploration at (757) 683-4805 and ask to schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Center for Major Exploration
1500 Webb University Center
Norfolk, VA 23529

757-683-4805
757-683-3710 (Fax)

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The Advising Process

Responsibilities of the Student:

  1. Be prepared; have an idea of the kind of courses you will need and a list of alternatives.
  2. Be knowledgeable about policies, procedures, and requirements (University Catalog).
  3. Clarify some personal values, interests, and goals in advance of the advising session.
  4. Accept responsibility for the decisions to be made.
  5. Schedule appointments early to take advantage of pre-registration.
  6. Talk to your advisor about any problems you may be having.

Responsibilities of the Advisor:

  1. Maintain a complete and accurate file to monitor your progress toward your goals.
  2. Provide correct and updated academic information.
  3. Refer you to campus resources you may need.
  4. Be aware of your individual needs that affect your personal, educational, and career goals.
  5. Help you develop an appropriate course of study.
  6. Explore alternatives and explain the limitations and possible consequences of academic decisions.

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