Academic Advising Program | Lackawanna College

Academic Advising Program

Academic Advising is a collaborative relationship, consisting of intentional interactions between advisor and advisee, that holistically benefits the student, the advisor, and Lackawanna College. The advisor and advisee develop an academic plan and implement solutions to guide student success. A productive advising relationship will help students envision, foster, and achieve their goals. Academic advisors also play an important role in providing direction, support, and referrals for specialized assistance if necessary.

Advising is the key to student retention. The best way to keep students enrolled is to keep them stimulated, challenged, and progressing toward a meaningful goal. The best way to do that—especially among students—is through informed student advising.

Lackawanna College’s Student Advising Program is based on the premise that there is no substitute for faculty and professional staff members who serve as role models and mentors to their students.

All matriculating students are assigned a member of the College’s faculty or professional staff as an academic advisor at the beginning of their studies at Lackawanna College. Students enrolled in specialty programs (i.e., Health Sciences Programs, School of Hospitality Programs) are assigned to an advisor within that program.

Advising Services is located in Suite 105 of Angeli Hall. The office is open during the semester Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. on Thursday).  Summer hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. You may also contact the office by calling (570) 961-7836 or by email:

When contacting us by e-mail, please include your name and student ID number or last four digits of your social security number. An advisor will respond via email within 24 hours (48 hours on the weekend).