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Meeting with the Geography undergraduate advisor is essential. Students are urged to meet with their 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. Follow the direction below to schedule an academic advising appointment. 

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 Academic Programs Catalog, 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 Advisor
Geography Building
673 Auditorium Road, Room 104
East Lansing, MI 48824

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



(1) Sign in to

(2) Navigate Student Homepage > Academic Progress > Advising/Tutoring Appointments & click Create New Appointment. Complete the following fields in the New Appointment section.

(2.1) Category: select Advising.
(2.2) Advising/Tutoring Unit: select College of Social Science
(2.3) Appointment Reason: choose one from: 0080 Economic Geography, 0100 Environmental Geography, 0124 Geographic Information Science, 0126 Environment & Health Minor, 0148 Human Geography, 0494 Geography, 0560 Atmospheric & Climate Science, 0561 Professional GIS Certificate, 0697 Climate Science, or 1889 NSO GEO.
(2.4) Appointment Duration: select 30 minutes.
(2.5) Additional Information: enter more details to assist academic advisor.
(2.6) Appointment Type: select Zoom Appointment.
(2.7) Click Select Advisor: select Ryan Shadbolt.
(2.8) View Advisor/Tutor name & Location. Use Next Days link to see more available dates.
(2.9) For date displayed, click Time Selected to select time.
(2.10) Click Select Time. You will be returned to Advising Appointment page. At bottom of page, review advisor/tutor name, location, & any notes from the advisor/tutor before booking the appointment.
(2.11) Click Book it! An email confirmation will follow.