Academic Advising


Academic advising in the College of Art and Design, and across RIT, is a support network focused on students’ academic success, persistence toward educational and career goals and on-time graduation. Our academic advisors’ mission is to connect students with the appropriate people, places, opportunities and resources while guiding them through their curriculum. From the time students step onto campus until graduation, they receive the type of one-on-one interaction with an advisor that enriches their academic experience.

Below is a list of the Student Services staff, including the academic advisors who handle each academic program. Our office is located in Gannett Hall — Room 1075. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you are unsure of who to contact, you may send an email to or call the main phone number for Student Services: (585) 475-6045.

Assistant Dean, Student Services

Associate Director of Student Services

Senior Staff Assistant

Advisors by Program

School for American Crafts

School of Art

School of Design

School of Film and Animation

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

University Advising Office

The University Advising Office is an excellent resource for general questions related to academic advising at RIT. If any member of the RIT community—student, faculty, or staff—needs assistance with advising related issues, the University Advising Office is a great resource. If you are unsure of who your advisor is or have general advising questions we are here to help you.

Learn more on the University Advising Office website.