Art Department



Information for Students: Advising

2016 Spring Semester Advising for continuing students begins October 14.

All Freshmen with 23 or fewer earned credit hours are advised by the College of Arts & Sciences Advising Center (CASA) located in Room 25 Foust Building. Email them for an appointment at

New transfer and study abroad students are advised to contact Dr. Lawrence Jenkens to find their advisor.  His office is located in Room 138 Gatewood.

Most Studio BAs are advised by art history professor, Dr. Heather Holian, who is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Art Department, however, Dr. Jenkens also advises art students. Appointments may be made with him through one of his support staff, Eileen Kane ( or Jan Combs (

Spring 2016 advising for Studio BAs will occur during the following open sessions. All of these sessions will take place in Dr. Holian’s office, Weatherspoon 229.

  • Wednesday, October 14  3:30-5:00
  • Monday, October 19   3:30-5:00
  • Friday, October 23  1:00-5:00
  • Monday, October 26  3:30-5:00
  • Wednesday, October 28  8:15-9:15 and 3:30-5:00
  • Wednesday, November 4  3:30-5:00

Please be aware these are "open" advising sessions, which means you do not need an appointment. Just arrive with any questions and Dr. Holian will see you on a first come, first served basis. Arriving organized will facilitate the meeting and prevent long wait times. Students will receive their advising codes during these meetings. The advising code for summer 2016 is 555555.

If you need to write a graduation plan please see this site for more information:

In order to receive an advising code advisees must attend one of the sessions listed above or see Dr. Jenkens. Codes will not be given via email.

When do I register for Spring 2016?
Spring 2016 registration begins at 12:01 a.m. October 26.
Students may look up their advising window on Genie by following these steps:

  1. Enter secure area (log into UNCGenie)
  2. Select "Student" tab
  3. Select Registration
  4. Check Registration Status

All Sophomore, Junior, and Senior BFAs and Art History BAs are advised by individual faculty advisors in the Art Department.  Log in to UNCGenie to find the name of your advisor, to check the course catalogue, or to find your current course schedule.
For course lists and recommended schedules of courses for the various concentrations within the Art Department, see the individual pages for those programs.



Computer Recommendations

The Art Department uses Apple Macintosh computers almost exclusively; keep this in mind when buying a computer. Windows and Linux users may have some compatibility issues with the computers in our digital design and photography studios, though they are acceptable. Laptops are recommended for most students due to their portability and versatility. For students that plan to do more graphically intense work, a desktop computer may make sense. If you are interested in buying an Apple Macintosh computer please visit the Apple education store.

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