Academic Support Center

Have questions about your major, your course schedule or university policies? Get answers at the Academic Support Center in Caldwell Lounge. Operated by graduate student advisers, the support center allows walk-in appointments throughout the school year.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday and Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

About the Center

The Academic Support Center employs graduate student advisers who can help with questions about university policies, academic records, degree requirements and university resources. For example, drop by if you need help registering for classes. 

The advisers are available not only to Humanities and Social Sciences students, but all NC State students, particularly those considering transferring to the college, adding a Humanities and Social Sciences major or minor, or needing help locating campus resources.

While the support center is an extra resource, it’s not a substitute for traditional advising through your major department. You’ll still need to visit your academic adviser for course registration approval. In addition, your major department remains the most comprehensive source of information for degree requirements, careers, internships and discipline-specific graduate studies.

Caldwell Lounge

Meet Our Advisers

Michele Baldwin

"I am in the final year of my Master of Liberal Studies (MALS) program. Through MALS, an interdisciplinary degree program, I am able to make connections in fields that traditionally are kept separate from one another. As a former educator in both the public and private sectors, my concentration and research focus lies in understanding the mechanisms by which learning happens. I attended the University of Redlands in California for my undergraduate work where I studied sociology and anthropology, non-fiction creative writing, and education. When I am not on campus, I enjoy teaching dance and gymnastics, playing with my puppies, and exploring the world around us with my fiance."

Jessica Hernandez

"I am a first-year PhD candidate in School Psychology. I am a Raleigh native and NC State alumna. My bachelor's degree is in psychology with a minor in English, and I studied abroad in Peru. My undergraduate research looked to see if a relationship existed between race and gender and positive or negative school experiences in children, and if that relationship predicted academic achievement. Between graduating in December 2018 and starting my PhD in Fall 2019, I worked in special education in Wake County Public School System and as an inclusion camp counselor for City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources. Outside of school, I love spending time in my big, blended family, going on Cookout runs, and playing competitive volleyball. I hope this year I can help you get to where you want to be!"

Dejah Oertwig

"I am currently a doctoral candidate (meaning that I am all but dissertation) in Development Lifespan Psychology. I received my B.A. from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and completed complementary psychology course work from Penn State. Currently, my research interests are studying the emotional socialization and development of marginalized populations within and between cultures. My guilty pleasures are bad TV (e.g., Bravo TV and Lifetime movies), spending time with my cat, and sleeping until noon. These guilty pleasures along with my career goals have taught me how to keep a balanced life. I hope that my life experiences and academic drive will assist fellow students in achieving their goals, both academically and personally."

Stacie Sanchez

"I am third year graduate student in the Human Factors and Applied Cognition PhD program at NC State. I received a bachelor’s degree in cognitive psychology from the University of California, Irvine. I am excited for the opportunity to work with undergraduate students and hope to facilitate resources that foster their academic growth and success. My research interests vary and include studying A) user experience in virtual reality specific to cybersickness and presence and B) warnings in regards to safety. I have an affinity for good food, strong coffee, and a good book, and enjoy defeating monsters in video games."