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Carefully planning your coursework is critical to your success as a student. Your advisor can help you make strategic decisions when selecting classes, review your progress toward your degree, provide guidance to help you navigate the university's policies and services, and identify academic and university resources important to your success. Always plan ahead when scheduling an advising appointment, particularly during peak advising times when advisors may be booked several weeks in advance.

Art Advisor

Marissa Stewart is the assigned undergraduate Department of Art Advisor.  Your advisor helps you navigate from orientation to graduation.

Email Marissa at stewart.1860@osu.edu to arrange a virtual advising appointment

Marissa can:

  • Help with course selection
  • Identify special academic and career opportunities
  • Assist with meeting graduation requirements
  • Provide explanation of university policies and procedures
  • Offer information on accessing campus support services


How do I determine if I should schedule an appointment or visit during same day appointment hours?

Scheduled Appointments (30 mins): Progress check, course projection, graduation application, curriculum petition, registration petition, major change, transfer credit review

Same day Appointments (15 mins): Quick schedule adjustments, simple questions, art minor, withdraw from classes, class drop

Faculty Mentor

  • Assigned to Art majors, after student has been been accepted into their emphasis area

  • Available to offer mentorship as students:
    • make decisions about their area of emphasis
    • opportunities for interdisciplinary work
    • decide upon experiences that will best prepare them for success with the program and as they enter their professional careers.

This mentorship extends beyond the classroom and encourages students and faculty to engage in fostering a broader creative environment.

Buckeye Link

Your academic center for information about your academic record is Buckeye Link. View the university's schedule of classes, plan a schedule of classes, register, add/drop a class, see your grades, view your class schedule, view your statement including financial aid, print an advising report, get your degree audit report (DARS), request a transcript, access Carmen, and more.


Policies, and processes for scheduling questions including registering, adding, and dropping a course.

Degree Audit Reporting System/DARS

See how your completed courses satisfy both general and major area course requirements. Access DARS through Buckeye Link, Enrollment and Academic History. You can learn how to run DARS here: DARS_students.pdf.

Academic Status

Information on academic status, academic dismissal, reinstatement, Freshman Forgiveness, Fresh Start, and more. students struggling in a class are encouraged to discuss their difficulty with the instructor. Academic advisors are also available for assistance in identifying appropriate resources.

Graduation with Honors

Information about graduation, graduating with honors, arts honors, and research distinction (research thesis) can be found here.