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-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 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

Alison Eggerth

“I am in my second year of the linguistics M.A. program. I graduated from UNC Greensboro with two undergraduate degrees: one in communication sciences and disorders and one in American Sign Language. My current research interest is in the linguistics of signed languages, specifically American Sign Language and Korean Sign Language. My non-academic interests include motocross, gaming, napping and loving on my preschooler. If you see me in the lounge, please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you might have or to just come say, ‘Hi’!”  

Dejah Oertwig

“I am a fourth-year doctoral student in Lifespan Developmental Psychology. I received my B.A. from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and completed complementary 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., reality television 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.” 

Helen Oluokun

”I was born in Nigeria but moved to Boston with my family when I was 5 years old. I did my undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where I received my bachelor's degree in neuroscience and classical studies. The year prior to starting graduate school, I worked at a special education private school with children who had experienced significant trauma in their lives. While serving as a teacher's assistant, I realized how passionate I was about the impact of mental health on academic achievement. I am going into my second year as a doctoral student in the school psychology program with the hopes of diversifying the field and making an impact back in my native country. When I'm not thinking about saving the world, I indulge in everything New England Patriots, chocolate and cooking.”

Stacie Sanchez

“I am a second-year Human Factors and Applied Cognition Ph.D. candidate 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.”