Undergraduate Advising

Students majoring in the undergraduate programs are assigned a professional academic advisor and a faculty advisor

The Professional Academic Advising staff members in the School of Interactive Games and Media are:

Last Names A-F: Jeff Spain

Last Names G-Mh: Kara Griffith

Last Names Mi-V: Kathleen Schreier Rudgers

Last Names W-Z- Ashley Meyer


Scheduling Advising Appointments

Academic Advisors

If students need to schedule an appointment (for more in depth questions, 30 minutes in length) with their academic advisor they should do so via Starfish. You can access the Starfish Home page by logging into SIS (https://sis.rit.edu/info/welcome.do) or myCourses (https://mycourses.rit.edu/index.asp) and clicking on the Starfish icon. From there, click “My Success Network”, then link the link under your primary advisor’s name, and finally click “Schedule Appointment”. Appointments may not be made via email. 

The IGM Office, located in the Golisano Hall (GOL) Room 2145, is open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM during the fall and spring academic terms (hours during other periods may vary). If students have an issue scheduling an appointment via Starfish, they can contact the IGM Office at 585.475-2763. 

Faculty Advisors

Students can meet with their faculty advisor by stopping in during their scheduled office hours or by contacting them directly to set up an appointment.  The faculty office locations may be found on the IGM website.


Walk-in Advising Hours

IGM hosts Walk-in Advising hours every day for students who have urgent and quick questions (15 minutes or less). Walk-in Advising does not require an appointment.  Students can simply “walk in” and are seen in the order they arrive. Walk-in Advising takes place at the following times while classes are in session and during final exam periods (fall and spring only):

Monday: 2pm - 3pm

Tuesday: 2pm - 3pm

Wedesday: 2pm - 3pm 

Thursday: 10am - 11am

Friday: 10am - 11am


There will be no walk-in advising available on the following days: