Advising

The Center for Integrative Studies - Social Science (CIS) Advising

The Center for Integrative Studies offers appointments online, over the phone, and in-person. If you need to meet with an advisor, please visit student.msu.edu to find availability that fits your schedule.

Need to quickly touchbase with your Advisor? We have Zoom Drop-In availability!

These meeting don't require a pre-schedule appointment time to allow for flexibility for you as they can be done anywhere. If you just have a quick question, feel free to utilize this time to speak with an advisor. These meetings will be on a First-Come, First-Served basis. We still recommend that if you have more in-depth or complicated questions, that you schedule a meeting in advance to so that we can have a full 30 minutes to discuss your issue. Please see below for the offered Drop-In times:

Nicolas Gisholt Mondays 9:00AM -11:00AM
Regan Kania Tuesdays 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Lauren Munoz Thursdays 9:00AM - 11:00AM

You can access our Drop-In Zoom Room here!

 

 

  • To Schedule An Appointment...

    Please follow these instructions to schedule an appointment with an advisor:

    1. Log in at student.msu.edu
    2. Click on Academic Progress
    3. Click on Advising/Tutoring Appointments
    4. Click on Create New Appointment
    5. Select the following appointment details:
      1. Category: Select Advising
      2. Advising/Tutoring Unit: Select College of Social Science Advising
      3. Appointment Reason: Click the look-up/magnifying glass icon and select Interdisciplinary Studies Soci (Reason Code 0154)Do not search for Interdisciplinary Studies in the text box.
      4. Appointment Duration: This will default to 30 minutes. 
      5. Additional Information (required): Please enter the reason for your appointment to help the advsior prepare, e.g. scheduling classes, graduation check, etc.
      6. Appointment Type: Select your preference of an in-person, phone, or Zoom appointment.
      7. Click Select Advisor:
        1. Choose your preferred date and time with one of our advisors and click Select Time. You may need to scroll down the page to view the complete list. Use the Next Days hyperlink to see more available dates.
    6. Review all appointment information, including any advisor notes, and click Book it! at the bottom of the page.

    Please Note: Advisors post available times at least 1-2 weeks in advance. If the schedule is full, that only means nothing is available for the next week or two. You will need to schedule your appointment a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the appointment. If you find that you will be unable to make your appointment for any reason, make sure that you cancel it so that another student may be able to fill that space. 

  • Minors We Advise

    In addition to IDS and GLIS advising, several minors are also advised in our office.

    • African Studies: Nicolas Gisholt
    • Asian Studies: Nicolas Gisholt
    • Chicano/Latino Studies: Nicolas Gisholt
    • Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Regan Kania 
  • Your Advisors

    The CIS advising staff includes: