Advisor Resources

The Academic Advising office and academic affairs are dedicated to ensuring that there are clear policies, procedures and resources to support the academic advising program at Hartwick.

In an effort to ensure that advisors are developing effective advising skills, we have created a series of resources to assist with the student advising process.

Advising Resources Library – a continually updated shared drive of internal and external guides and resources including “The Advising Academy”, a step by step guide to excellent advising, and

the Academic Advising Handbook provides information about College policies and procedures for advisors, advising tools, advising theory and a guide on referring students to staff offices. Questions about information contained in the handbook should be directed to the Director of Academic Advising, Joe Ficano, at

advisor review sessions
Do you have questions about academic policies and procedures, referral services, FlightPath, degree audit, pre-registration or Exploratory, first-year or transfer advising? Join the recurring open advising workshops via Zoom (fall schedule every Tues. 9:00-9:30 a.m., Wed. 12:20-12:50 p.m., Fri. 9:00-9:30 a.m.) email, call x4564 or stop by Office of Academic Advising (Bresee 205).

Software Systems For Advising:

  • Self Service is the system of record for academic information including course registration and outcomes and for students’ progress toward the degree. Until now it has been accessed via WebAdvisor. Self-Service will be the access from now on.
  • Navigate is the system to support student retention. Faculty and staff record alerts and notes regarding students’ performance. Students use Navigate to make appointments with advisors and coaches.

Forms and Petitions: Not sure where to find a form to change a major or advisor? To register a directed or independent study? Many of our forms are online, click here for a complete list.