First Year Advising

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Welcome to your first year at Sac State! This advising program is designed to help you to Finish in Four! As you may have already discovered, college is a lot different than high school. In fact, this is probably 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 Fall Semester and Spring Semester of your first year.

Fast Track to Grad

First Year Advising is required for ALL** freshmen in BOTH Fall and Spring Semesters. 

Fall 2018 First-Year Advising can be completed in a variety of ways, 1:1 appointments, drop-in sessions, and group advising sessions.

Drop-in first-year advising will begin 9/11/18, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8am-4:30pm.

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

*If you are enrolled in a First Year Seminar, you complete your first-year advising with your Peer Mentor.

**If you are in at least one of these programs/groups, then you DO NOT need to complete FYA through the Academic Advising Center: CAMP, EOP, Honors, Liberal Studies Major, Mesa Engineering Program, and Student Athletes (Cheer and Dance meet with Academic Advising Center Advisors, all other NCAA athletes utilize the Student Athlete Resource Center)

For questions or concerns please contact Trevor Neeley, First-Year Advising Coordinator, at (916) 278-4956, or via e-mail at, thank you.

Meet Your FYA Faculty & Staff Advisors:

FYA Faculty Advisors
Professor Vincent Pigno, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Professor Maggie Beddow, College of Education
Professor Greg Wheeler, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
To Be Announced, College of Health and Human Services
Professor Marcus Romani P.E., College of Engineering & Computer Science
Professor Judy Thoma, College of Arts & Letters
Professor Danielle Martin, College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies
FYA Student Assistant
Peer Mentor Student Coordinator
Jessica Mangili


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