Academic Advising & Exploration Center



Studio art classes at UW-Whitewater are reserved for students who have formally declared an art major or minor. Each semester, all Majors and Minors enrolled in Art, Art Ed and MAGD Visual Media Design, who have completed at least 24 units, are required to meet with an advisor in the Department of Art and Design prior to registering for classes. This ensures that students are progressing through their programs properly and provides an opportunity for students to discuss their academic and professional goals with faculty. It is the student's responsibility to arrange these advising appointments. Advising Holds are placed on student WINS accounts until they meet with a Department Advisor. The Advising Holds are lifted once students have met with an Advisor and have turned an individual Advising Sheet into the Department Office. Once received, the Department ADA lifts the Advising Hold and students may proceed with online registration.  

The Department offers three strategies for students to receive focused advising:

  • One - One meeting with assigned faculty advisors Advising sign-up sheets are usually posted on faculty advisors' office doors during the three week advising period leading up to Priority Registration. Students may also schedule appointments to visit with their advisors at any time during the semester.  
  • One - One meeting with Assistant Chair: The Assistant Chair dedicates 6 hours a week to advising students. Appointments are made through the Department Office: 262-472-1324.
  • One - One meeting with faculty advisors Each semester the Department offers a Walk-In Advising session the Friday before Priority Registration begins. During this session, students meet with a group of faculty advisors on a first come, first served basis. The Department Office sends out an email to all students announcing the date of the Walk-In Advising session.


You do NOT need to have declared an art major or minor in order to enroll in art history courses. Many "ARTHIST" classes are designated general education electives (GA).


Academic Advising & Exploration Center
Roseman 2054
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI  53190-1790


Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Office Phone: (262) 472-4646