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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Advising "U"

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Student Relations and Advising Center of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Advising “U" serves as a resource for students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and provides you with the personal attention to meet your needs on your way to graduation. Students can expect to find support for academic concerns, information regarding academic policies and procedures, general education advising, and referrals to the appropriate resources on campus for student questions.

What Does Advising "U" Have to Offer?


Stop by Advising "U" located in Armstrong Hall 114 with any questions you may have; you may also call 507-389-2416 or contact Advising "U" via email. Students are also welcome to set up an appointment to meet Advising "U" staff at their convenience. Advising "U" hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Please call for summer hours.

  • Refer to the Academic Advising page for questions about:
    • Declaring a major
    • Academic advising within your major or department
    • Additional resources for academic policies and procedures
  • For information specific to your Major or Department, please visit the respective department's website or office.

General Education Advising:

If you would like an assessment of your general education courses, have questions about fulfilling the requirements of general education, want to know if you have met diverse cultures, math competency or English competency requirements, please stop by Advising "U". It is extremely important to have your general education assessed early and often in order to avoid any extra coursework or delay graduation.

Forms and Registration Materials Available at Advising "U"

  • Free copies of the College of Social and Behavioral Science Student Manual
  • Free copies of the current MSU Academic Bulletins, all current and past bulletins can also be accessed online
  • Repeat course forms
  • Applications for graduation
  • Study abroad information, also available online

Additional Resources

Check out these short videos to help you use and locate important advising and registration information!

Mentor Connection

This is a free program provided to SBS students who wish to improve their academic performance. As a student who participates in the program, you will be assigned to a peer mentor who will work with you to meet goals and provide guidance through the semester. This program is highly recommended for students who are on academic warning/probation or those who are struggling in their courses.

Peer mentors assist Mentor Connection participants with the following:

  • Understanding University policies
  • Career exploration
  • Developing strategies for academic success
  • General education and Diverse Cultures advising
  • Goal setting
  • Information about majors in the Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Scholarship information
  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • And much, much, more!

If you are interested in participating, feel free to drop by our office, you may also call 507-389-6306 or contact Advising "U" via email. Please indicate in the message that you are interested in the Mentor Connection program.

Knowledgeable Staff

  • Student Relations Coordinator:
  •           Melissa (Mel) Iverson
  •    Email:
  • Judy Olson-Passer: Student Relations/Social Studies Office
  • Peer Mentors/Graduate Assistants
  • Student Workers


Advising "U"
Armstrong Hall 114
Phone Number: 507-389-6306