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MGB 236 Advising Suite

Students are required to meet with an academic advisor every semester.  We start advising in MGB 236 the third week of each semester - see an advisor early to avoid a delay in registration!  Please review the Steps for Advising before coming to see an advisor to ensure that you are prepared for your advising session.  You will NOT be seen by an advisor without a saved plan in DegreeWorks.

If you are a new transfer student about to begin your first semester at ODU, please review our New Transfer Student Checklist for information on how to schedule advising for your first semester at ODU. 

Advising for Spring/Summer 2015 Registration

Current declared and intended Biology majors as well as intended Psychology majors will need to meet with an advisor for Spring and Summer 2015 registration. Advising for Spring/Summer 2015 will begin the week of September 15, 2014. Starting September 15th, you may go to the MyODU portal and select “MyAdvisor” to schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor.


0-60 credits hours earned: A-J (Adrienne Giles)
0-60 credits hours earned: K-Z (Tiffany Wiggins)

61+ credits earned: A-K (Kim Herbert)
61+ credits earned: L-Z (Tammy Hanna)

All Undeclared Psychology

A-E: Adrienne Giles
F-K: Tiffany Wiggins
L-R: Tammy Hanna
S-Z: Reneldo Randall

When requesting an appointment, please provide your name, UIN, major, the type of advising assistance needed and a range of several days/times you will be available for an appointment.  If you schedule an appointment please arrive promptly; students who arrive more than 5 minutes late to an advising appointment will be asked to reschedule.


Reneldo Randall,
Director of Advising






  • Oversees COS undergraduate advising
  • Advises Biology and Psychology majors 
  • Backup advisor for all other COS discplines
  • First point of contact for pre-health students; serves on Pre-Health Advisory Committee 



Adrienne Giles,
Assistant Director




  • Advises Biology and Psychology majors
  • Freshman success advisor
  • Advises COS students in academic difficulty
  • Serves on Pre-Health Advisory Committee



Tammy Hanna,
Academic Advisor





  • Advises Biology and Psychology majors
  • Advises incoming (first-semester) Biology transfer students
  • Serves on Pre-Health Advisory Committee

Tiffany Wiggins,
Academic Advisor





  • Advises Biology and Psychology majors
  • Advises students interested in Study Abroad experiences
  • Serves on Pre-Health Advisory Committee