But first, email...
SSU only uses the sonoma.edu email address to send out important information regarding Financial Aid, Registration dates and times, etc. Biology majors receive information about advising, registration and job/internship opportunities via their sonoma.edu email address. We encourage students to check their sonoma.edu email daily, especially if you are receiving Financial Aid.
If you are undeclared, and interested in the Biology major, please check the Advising Center Website. Here you can set up a same-day or future appointment with a Professional Academic Advisor. If you are currently an SSU student looking to switch to the Biology major, please contact either the Advising Center, or any Biology Faculty member.
FTFY Biology Majors
As a new first-year student, you will be scheduled for First-Year Orientation. Please contact the Orientation office, 707- 664-4464 or visit the Orientation website for more information.
"Who is my advisor?" During Summer Orientation, you will register for your fall classes, and get your questions answered by Academic Advisors from the Advising Center. After classes begin, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who is a full-time faculty member in the biology department. Please look for your advisor in your MySSU or LoboConnect account, then check the Biology Faculty/Staff page for contact information and office hours. You are welcome to change your advisor if you prefer someone else.
Transfer students must attend Transfer Orientation. A Biology faculty member will be available to help you register for classes. Once classes begin, you will be assigned an advisor who is a full-time faculty member in the Biology Department. Please look for your advisor in your MySSU or LoboConnect account, then check the Biology Faculty/Staff page for contact information. You are welcome to change your advisor if you prefer someone else.
When you arrive, meet with your PI and/or the Graduate Coordinator to help you create your schedule. There is an orientation within the biology department at the start of each semester. For more information, please visit the Graduate Program pages.
Helpful Advising Links
Find your Advisors in MySSU: