Spring 2024 Advising Info for W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation Students

In order for you to be prepared to register during the upcoming priority registration period and to ensure you get the classes you need next semester…

Need Help Picking Classes for Spring 2024 - Schedule an advising appointment with your professional academic advisor.  You can schedule an appointment through Navigate

Have a Plan, but need your advising PIN - Email your professional academic advisor the plan with your Name and UM student ID (790) number.

If you want to learn about – Experiential Learning, Internships, Thesis, Careers, Graduate School, and/or References.  Make an appointment with your Faculty Mentor (you can find out who that is through Cyberbear on your profile page or in Degree Works.

Spring 2024 Course Registration Timetable

Who is my advisor?

Find out who your advisor is:  Go to Cyberbear and use your Net ID and password to log in.  In the Navigation menu located at the top of the screen, select Student Services.  This will take you to your profile page which will show your advisor and faculty mentor.

If your profile does not have an advisor listed for you, please stop by the FCFC Student Services Office in Forestry 204.

You may contact your advisor and mentor directly.  Contact information is available in the FCFC Directory or contact your department office for assistance. 

Who to contact for advising help

Shonna Trowbridge: Advising for Ecosystem Science & Restoration; Environmental Science & Sustainability; Resource Conservation; and Wildlife Biology (last names S-Z); 406-243-4844; Forestry Bldg. room 204

Nola Moudry:  Advising for Forestry, Geography; and Parks, Tourism & Recreation Management; 406-243-6637; Forestry Bldg. room 204

Chenoa Harrington: Advising for Wildlife Biology (last names A-R): 406-243-5272; Forestry Bldg. room 204

Jennifer Harrington: Advising and mentoring for Native American students: 406-243-5561; Forestry Bldg. room 101

Why do I need an advisor?

Academic advisors have information on policies, deadlines, general education requirements and more.  You will be assigned a permanent academic advisor soon after the beginning of fall or spring semester depending on when you begin your studies here at UM. 

Faculty mentors are your primary source of career information and can serve as references for jobs.  You should talk to them about your career choices and interests in your field.  We encourage you to meet with them each semester.

Advising Numbers

Advising numbers are only available to students who have attended a group advising session or have seen their advisor.  These numbers change every semester.  Post-bac (students who already possess a Bachelor’s degree) and graduate students do not need advising numbers to register for classes.