Academic Advising

Office of Academic Advising

Location:Seitz Hall, first floor
Hours:8:00 a.m to 5:00 a.m. weekdays or by appointment

Mission Statement and Goals

The mission of the academic advising program at Tiffin University is to provide student-centered, developmental advising to prepare traditional college-age students and adult learners for successful careers and for productive and satisfying lives of excellence, leadership and service.

What Does Academic Advising Look Like at TU?

At Tiffin University all first-year, first-year transfer, and undecided students are advised by a professional academic advisor called a First-Year Advisor. First-Year Advisors will help students to learn the academic advising process, choose classes, establish career/academic goals, and serve as a "go-to" person for all student questions or assistance.

Once a first-year student becomes a sophomore (based on credit hours), a first-year transfer student completes their first semester, or an undecided student declares an academic school they will be transitioned to a Faculty Advisor who is an expert in that student's field of study. Faculty Advisors are assigned by major and will assist students with learning the expectations and course requirements of their major, providing career and internship guidance, and discussing graduate school opportunities.

Jonathan Beard
Director of Undergraduate Advising

Phone: 419.448.3018
Office: 1st Floor of Seitz Hall

First-Year Advisors and Faculty Advisors can assist their advisees with the following:

  • Drop-in advising year round and appointments during advising weeks
  • Change/add a major or minor
  • Drop/Add a class
  • Plan for Graduation

Meet the First-Year Advisors

Christopher Caldwell
First-Year Advisor, Lead

Specializes in School of Arts and Sciences Programs and Psychology Majors

Phone: 567.268.6021
Office: 1st Floor of Seitz Hall

Melissa Waire
First-Year Advisor

Specializes in the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences Programs

Phone: 419.448.3398
Office: 1st Floor of Seitz Hall