2016 – 2017 Events for Advisors

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to a great spring semester!

Featured events through February

We will hold our first networking event for trivia night at the Wise Owl during the first week of February. Our Advisor Common Readings “Advising and Effective Notes” will be held on February 16th at the Daley Library (Room 1-470) at 12:00 p.m.


The Spring 2017 events calendar is coming soon and will be updated regularly.  OAD Steering Committee members are securing dates from presenters for brown bags/coffee talks and other activities are being organized and added.

Here’s a preview of what we’re planning for spring semester so SAVE THE DATES:

Advisor Common Readings – January 31st (Week 4) on Peer Advising at Richard J. Daley Library I-470 at 12:00 p.m.

Advisors’ Winter “Trivia and Game Night” Networking Event – February 9th (Week 5) at 5:00 p.m. at Wise Owl – join us and bring your fellow advisors!

Advisor Common Readings – February 16th (Week 6) on Advising and Effective Notes at Richard J. Daley Library I-470 at 12:00 p.m.

Advising Summit – February 17th (Week 6) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

OAD Advisor Coffee Talks – February 27th (Week 8) at 9:00 a.m. with topic forthcoming!

ADVISOR WEEK – March 20th – 24th (Spring Break Week) – over fifteen different activities for professional development, networking, and advisor appreciation.  Activities will include a day long Advisor Conference, two Advisor Common Readings (“Examining Student Experience” and “Silence as Strategy”), Brown Bags/Coffee Talks, fun skill-building activities, and Networking Events!

OAD Advisor Brown Bag – NACADA Webinar – April 6th (Week 12) 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. “The Integration of Academic Advising and Motivational Psychology”

Advisor Spring Bloom Networking Event – Week of April 10th (Week 13) – Exact Date TBD

Advisor Common Readings – April 18th (Week 14) on Sophomore Transition at Richard J. Daley Library I-470 at 12:00 p.m.

OAD Advisor Brown Bag – NACADA Webinar – May 24th (Summer Session) 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. “When Students are Sad and Stay Sad: Best Practices in Advising Students with Depression”

For questions, please contact Joey at jvolpe@uic.edu and check back here often for more information!