CAS to offer later advising hours

For students with a packed schedule, making time to meet with an adviser just doesn’t compete with homework, extracurriculars, sports, eating and, on a lucky night, sleeping. The University is now offering later advising hours for students in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Student Services Representative Dana Christianson said. “I think that it’s a long time coming that students need later hours sometimes, to get some things resolved if they have a later class,” Christianson said. “Advising closed at 4:30, and we thought it’d be helpful to be open later a few days during the week.” On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, advising will be available until 7 p.m. for anyone with questions about CATS reports or graduating, Christianson said. Senior adviser Mark Hall and the assistant dean will work all three nights. In order to encourage use of the changes, an e-mail was sent to students in the College of Arts and Sciences. “This was our first week,” Christianson said. “It picked up by Thursday. There’s not too many students coming in, but I think as the semester goes on it will increase.”