First Year Advising

Swarm Photo 2015

Welcome to your first year at Sac State! This program is designed to help set you up for the FAST TRACK TO GRAD! As you may have already discovered, college is a lot different than high school. In fact this is one of the toughest transition periods you will face in your life! That is why we REQUIRE** that you complete a First Year Advising appointment in both your fall and spring semesters of your first year.

Advising Student

First Year Advising is required for ALL** freshmen in BOTH fall and spring semesters. 

First Year Advising will begin the week of September 11th with appointments available on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and drop-ins on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through the end of the semester. Please make your First-Year Advising appointment HERE.

(All appointments and drop-in held in Lassen 1013)

*If you are in a First Year Seminar, please complete your FYA appointment with your Peer Mentor.

**If you are in at least one of these programs/groups, then you DO NOT need to complete FYA through this program: CAMP, EOP, Honors, Liberal Studies Major, MEP, and Student Athletes (Cheer, Dance, or Men’s Rowing meet with us)

Meet Your FYA Faculty & Staff Advisors

Academic Advising Center Staff:

Denise Hamilton, Coordinator & Advisor    
Questions or Concerns Please Contact Denise @: or (916) 278-2867

FYA Faculty Advisors
Professor Chris Taylor
Professor Maggie Beddow
Professor Dimitri Bogazianos
Professor Marcus Romani P.E.
Professor Judy Thoma
Professor Danielle Martin
FYA Student Assistant
Tram-Anh (Teresa) Dinh
Peer Mentor Student Coordinator
Amy Saldana


Still deciding on a MAJOR???

Advice to the Class of 2020:

“Don’t procrastinate! This isn’t high school” Fall 15 First-Year Student, Spring 2016