Geography students at Department event

Meeting with the Geography undergraduate advisor is essential. Students are urged to meet with the advisor regularly and frequently to make sure their programs of study will fulfill graduation requirements. Each student is individually responsible for being aware of, and meeting, all graduation requirements.

Members of the faculty can also be accommodating in planning your academic program. They are exceptionally knowledgeable about their areas of specialization and can provide sound advice and suitable suggestions. Get to know your professors. You will find them friendly and accessible. By consulting the Undergraduate Handbook, the undergraduate advisor, and the faculty, you can be assured of a successful, enjoyable, and excellent education in geography.

For more information, please contact:

Ryan Shadbolt
Instructor & Undergraduate Academic Adviser
Geography Building
673 Auditorium Road, Room 104
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: 517-353-9875
Fax: 517-432-1671


To schedule an academic advising appointment:
  1. Sign in to
  2. Select the Academic Progress tile.
  3. Click the tab on the left, labeled Advising/Tutoring Appointments.
  4. To schedule a new appointment, click Create New Appointment.
  5. Category: choose Advising.
  6. Appointment Reason: (choose one from: 0080 Economic Geography, 0100 Environmental Geography, 0124 Geographic Information Science, 0126 Environment and Health Minor, 0148 Human Geography, 0494 Geography, 0560 Atmospheric & Climate Science, or 0561 Professional GIS Certificate).
  7. Appointment Duration: select 30 minutes.
  8. Additional information: enter more details to assist the advisor with preparing for the appointment.
  9. Appointment Type: select Zoom Appointment.
  10. Click Select Advisor.
  11. Find advisor name and select time.
  12. You will be returned to the New Appointment screen. Click Book it!