Siena’s mission to become competent, purposeful and ethical stayed with me in my military service. It was about becoming my best self every day. … Because of my degree from Siena Heights, I knew I could go into the Army as an officer and that I had the potential to do and be anything.
Elizabeth Vasher McCormick ’93
Former Blackhawk helicopter pilot, Motivational speaker
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  • First Year Experience (FYE)
  • Academic Advising
  • Student Support Services
  • Career Services
  • Writing Center
High school seniors: Not yet sure what you want to study in college? Not a problem. In fact, we are here to help. While you are still deciding your academic game plan, we can provide assistance and support in the following areas:

The purpose of LAS100 (First Year Experience) is to assist new students in making a successful transition to Siena Heights University both personally and academically. This course aims to foster a sense of belonging, promote engagement in the curricular and co-curricular life of the University, encourage self-responsibility, articulate to students the benefits of a Liberal Arts higher education and the expectations and values of the University while introducing the mission of the University. The course also seeks to help students develop and apply essential study skills, enhance critical thinking and communication skills, and explore interests, abilities and values with respect to a major and career.  


Academic Advising

This office is a starting point for prospective and current students who are still exploring their academic options. Let our qualified and professional team of advisers help you figure out what you want to do – and how you can do it. There is a degree path for every student – and we will help you discover it!

Director: Wiona Porath



Siena Heights University has a long and successful history of educating first-generation college students.

Part of that history includes Student Support Services, a federally funded program on our Adrian campus. SSS provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next.

It’s never too early to start thinking about what you are going to do after graduation. In fact, once that decision is made, it may help put you on the right academic path to achieve that goal. The primary mission of the Career Services Office is to provide students assistance with identifying a career, developing a professional plan, evaluating and implementing career choices and creating a professional image. Career Services will assist students with engaging in self-assessment; obtaining occupational information; exploring employment, graduate and professional school opportunities; and professional preparation including presenting themselves effectively as candidates. Career Services is committed to providing personal attention to students needing assistance in all aspects of their career path.

For more information, links, and other career resources, please visit Career Services.

Located on the main floor of the Siena Heights University library, the Writing Center is a free resource on the Adrian campus. Staffed by talented undergraduate students, the Writing Center offers help at all stages in the writing process. Students are encouraged to visit the Writing Center for a drop-in session or to schedule an appointment.

For more information about tutors, appointments and schedules, or to access various online writing resources, please click here.

Dana Schumacher-Schmidt
Assistant Professor of English
Writing Center Director

Additional Info


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