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. 

Spring 2018 First-Year Advising can be completed in a variety of ways, 1:1 appointments, drop-in, and workshops.

Drop-in advising will take place 2/6/18 - 4/25/18, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8am-4:30pm.

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

The priority deadline for First-Year Advising is March 28, 2018. First-year students are subject to a registration hold on their account after this date.

*If you are enrolled in a First Year Seminar, you 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 and Dance meet with Academic Advising Center Advisors)

For questions or concerns please speak with the front desk staff at our office, Lassen Hall 1013.

Meet Your FYA Faculty & Staff Advisors: 

FYA Faculty Advisors
Professor Vincent Pigno
Professor Greg Wheeler
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
Jessica Mangili


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