Center for Student Services
The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management's advising unit provides individualized information on placement exams and results, majors, minors, course sequence and load, scheduling, career planning, and academic resources. As a result, students are better equipped to make well-informed decisions regarding their futures.
The Center for Student Services encourages a collaborative relationship between advisor and student, ultimately empowering the student to make sound and responsible decisions concerning his or her education. The student takes an active role in the utilization of the services offered by the school, and the university at large, while the academic advisor strives to assist the student with his or her academic and pre-professional needs.
Below are advising options made available by the Center for Student Services.
The Center for Student Services staff is here to assist students and support them throughout their academic careers. Students can make an appointment to meet individually with an advisor using the "Make an Appointment Online" button, below.
Prior to meeting with an advisor, students are encouraged to independently seek answers using the STHM webpages, the Undergraduate Bulletin, departmental websites, etc. Additionally, the Student Services staff urges students to come to their advising appointment prepared with questions, concerns, any relevant documents, etc.
Group Advising is a key component of every STHM student’s advising experience. Group Advising sessions occur each fall and each spring in the weeks prior to registration. At Group Advising, the Student Services staff is able to ensure that each STHM student receives pertinent curriculum and policy information along with important announcements and updates.
Attendance at a Group Advising session each fall and each spring is mandatory for all STHM students and students who do not attend are not able to access Individual Advising during the registration period.
Each fall and spring, STHM students should check the "All New STHM Undergraduate Community" within Blackboard for all details, dates and registration. Please click here for the spring 2013 Group Advising Session information (details regarding spring 2013 Group Advising will be uploaded in February).
All Group Advising presentations since 2010 have been archived. Students should log into TuPortal and then Blackboard. Once students are in Blackboard, they will find the archived presentations in the Center for Student Services section of the "All New STHM Undergraduate Community." If students have any questions about the past presentations, they should consult with an STHM Academic Advisor.
Evening and Saturday Advising for fall 2013
The Center for Student Services provides advising opportunities for students with schedules more conducive for the evening and Saturday. Details are on the flyer.
Through Cisco WebEx, interactive online advising is available for those with schedules not conducive to the general main campus population. View and share documents as well as communicate with an Advisor at your convenience! Virtual Advising is by appointment only. Please read the guidelines and instructions.
Walk-in Advising for fall 2013
The Center of Student Services offers STHM students' the flexibility to walk-in for advising on certain days and times. Students choosing this option will be able to receive advising without an appointment on a first-come, first-served basis.
To accommodate demand, students' are limited to 10 minute time periods during walk-in hours. Students' who know they will need more time are encouraged to use the Make an Appointment Online option.
Please see the flyer for current days and times.
Additional Advising Related Services
Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS)
DARS is a system used by undergraduate students and their advisors to plan and track a student's academic career at Temple. DARS enables students to review their course work to date (including transferred courses) and also allows students to view outstanding academic requirements necessary to complete their degree.
Students are advised to consult their DARS (to access your DARS, follow the directions below) after the completion of each semester to review remaining courses and check progress. Students can also check their DARS after they register for courses each semester – in this way, students can see how the classes they registered for will count toward fulfillment of their requirements. To access your DARS, please:
1. Log into your TUportal
2. Once logged in, click on “Self-Service Banner (SSB)”
3. Click on the “Student Tab”
4. Then click on “Student Records”
5. “DARS Degree Audit" appears. Click on this then “Submit an Audit"
6. Afterwards, click on “Run Audit”
7. Then click “View Submitted Audits”
8. You will see “Refresh the List” and minutes later, a hyperlink that says “STHM – Tourism and Hospitality Major” or “STHM – Sport and Recreation Major,” please click on which ever applies to you
Frequently asked questions about DARS:
- When will I be able to view changes made to my academic record on DARS?
Changes to your academic record that have been made after the update of DARS will appear the following update. DARS Web is updated every night.
- What should I do if there is an error on my DARS report?
You should consult with your advising office or contact the DARS office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I changed my major, when will my new major appear on my DARS?
Your DARS report will automatically show the new major when the web is updated. DARS Web is updated every night.
- I am a transfer students and some of my transfer credits are not showing up on my DARS – what should I do?
First, check with your former school(s) to confirm your transcript has been sent to Temple. Once Temple receives your transcript, evaluation of credits may take a few weeks (longer in peak times).
Fall 2013 STHM Information Sessions and Workshops
"Financing Studying Abroad" Information Session
Students can find all the information they need about registering for courses (important dates, course listings, how to register, etc) on the Office of The University Registrars’ Guide to Registration.