Academic Advising and Planning

Academic Advising at Geneseo begins with a strong tradition of faculty advising: each student is assigned a faculty member to meet with to discuss their course of study, their academic interests, and their goals after graduating.  The Deans of the Schools of Education and Business also advise their graduate students and offer group advising sessions for new majors. 

Many professional staff members across campus provide academic advising that complements the work of faculty advisors, especially the Access Opportunity Program, the International Student & Scholar Services office, the Study Abroad Office, and Career Development (including information on Internships).

Academic clubs and organizations also provide informal peer-to-peer advising and important information about registration and students’ experiences at Geneseo.

Visit Dean Celia Easton in the Academic Planning and Advising office in Erwin 106.  This office directly assists students with registration, advising, graduation reviews to earn their diplomas, and skill sets integral to success — including study skills, consultation to help them stay on track, and strategies for communicating with faculty and mentors. 

Ms. Heather Wilhelm Routenberg is a full-time Academic Advisor who assists students with success strategies, major exploration, and academic planning.  

Ms. Leah Houk is a full-time Academic Advisor who assists students with success strategies, major exploration, and academic planning.  

Ms. Jennifer Haines is the college's pre-health advisor; she will be holding office hours in Academic Planning & Advising (Erwin 106) on Tuesdays and Fridays. Email her at

Ms. Kelly Hoag provides immediate help to students who drop into the office; Ms. Hoag is also the contact in Erwin 106 for assistance with graduate studies.

Ms. Phyllis Wixom assists students with course approvals and coordinates academic standards.

Students with questions about graduation audits should see the Director of Graduation Records, Ms. Kathy Gibson-Moore in Erwin 106.

Academic Advising is integrated with The Office of Disability Services (Ms. Heather Packer, Erwin 22) and the Office of New Student Programs & Orientation (Ms. Katie Buckley, Erwin 220).  Each office provides personal attention to help students be successful at Geneseo.

STAR-NY Online Tutoring

Watch this one-minute video explaining how you can get tutoring in many subjects through STAR-NY.

For the Spring 2019 semester, STAR-NY  provides online tutoring from Wednesday January 30 until Tuesday  May 14, 2019. This is a free (for Geneseo students) SUNY-wide online tutoring service. All tutoring is done back and forth on an electronic whiteboard in subject areas including writing, math, chemistry, biology, physics, economics, and accounting. Tutoring is available during evening hours when other tutoring sites are closed. 

Academic Advising and Planning in Erwin Hall 106 is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday - Friday. Call (585) 245-5541 to schedule an appointment.