Office of Academic Advising

Office of Academic Advising

Have an advising question?

For general advising inquiries, contact the Office of Academic Advising at or 845-257-3015.

For all other advising support, access your Starfish Success Network to find and connect with your assigned advisor(s). 


About the OAA

OAA advisors provide academic advising to New Paltz students* from onboarding through graduation. In addition, students will have a dedicated faculty advisor once they declare their major. OAA advising includes an array of services including guidance with academic policies and procedures, holistic academic support and educational planning, and informed referrals to campus resources. OAA staff includes a School of Education specialist and degree completion specialist.

Our Mission

The mission of academic advising at SUNY New Paltz is to assist students as they develop meaningful educational plans to help them achieve their academic, career, and life goals. The Office of Academic Advising (OAA) supports this mission by advising SUNY New Paltz undergraduates* who are in the process of selecting majors. The OAA is integrated with the Center for Student Success to provide whole student support and partners with faculty in support of advising efforts, as outlined here.    


*Students in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) are advised by EOP staff, located in Haggerty Administration Building, Room 19, at 845-257-3220 or 845-257-3226.

Business students are advised by the Center for Business Advising, located in van den Berg Hall, Room 206, at or 845-257-2909.

Education students are advised by Academic Advising, Education Programs, located in Old Main Building, Room 115A, or 845-257-2860.