Student Success

We are here for you! 

The Student Success team will be working remotely to provide assistance to currently enrolled students, prospective students and alumni. Staff are available during normal business hours to answer questions, and currently enrolled students may continue to schedule academic and career advising appointments in the Student Appointment Scheduler (SAS). Alumni seeking career advising should email

All appointments will be conducted via Zoom, and further instructions for virtual connections will be sent upon scheduling. If you do not have access to a computer/webcam, phone appointments are available as well.

Setting you up for success

As a student in the Fairbanks School of Public Health you’ll work with one of our academic advisors. They are available to help you select courses, prepare for registration, explore degree options, and serve as a resource for support.

  1. Visit the Student Appointment Scheduler and use your CAS login to gain access
  2. From this view, you can click on your Assigned Advisor and find an available appointment to schedule.
    • Select their name
    • You can also select Search Advisors and use the search box with key words (public health) to assist you in finding your advisor.
  3. Information about the advisor will appear; click Schedule Appointment.
  4. Select a day in the calendar to view open appointment slots.
  5. Select the time for the appointment from the options listed.
  6. Include the reason for appointment in the dialog box that appears, and then submit request.
  7. You will see a confirmation appear, and a confirmation is sent to your university email address.
    • In the confirmation that appears on the screen, you will see a section about text notifications. If you would like to opt in to receiving text reminders for scheduled appointments, follow the prompts.

After you schedule an appointment in SAS, a confirmation message will appear on the screen. In this confirmation is a section about Text Reminders and how you can opt in (or opt out) of receiving reminders.

  • In the Text Reminders section of the confirmation, click on Notification Center Settings.
  • Then navigate to Settings at the top of the page by your username.
    • Under Contact Settings is a section called Your Mobile number.
    • Click on the +Number icon.
  • Enter in your mobile number and click Send Verification Code. A verification code will be sent to your mobile device, and you will then enter the code in the box provided and click Verify Code.
  • Once you have verified your code, an option will pop up at the bottom of this page allowing you to manage your text message notifications.
    • If you want to opt in, check the box next to Student Appointment Schedule—Appointment Reminder.
    • Then click I agree under the statement “Yes, I wish to receive text messages.”
  • Back on your main settings page, you will now see a section for Notification Settings, and the send text message is selected for the SAS Appointment Reminder.
  • You can opt out of reminders by navigating to the settings of your Notification Center and unchecking the box to Send Text Messages.

Students are considered a "no show" when they arrive more than 10 minutes late (in-person/virtually) or do not attend the meeting without cancelling or contacting the advisor prior to their appointment time. Consequences of a no show include the following:

  • A student is not eligible to schedule a same-day appointment on the day of a no show.
  • After three (3) no shows in a 12-month period, the student will be required to meet with the Director of Student Success.

If you are aware that you cannot make your appointment, please visit the Student Appointment Scheduler (SAS) before the scheduled appointment time to cancel or to reschedule.

Undergraduate advising

All undergraduate students are assigned a dedicated undergraduate academic advisor to help guide them toward degree completion. Students should plan to meet with their academic advisor at least once a semester. Undergraduate advisors can assist with:

  • Course planning and registration
  • Navigating campus & academic resources
  • Understanding policies and resources
  • Exploring co-curricular learning opportunities including student involvement, volunteering, and more
  • Understanding how to use university academic and career planning tools

Ready to schedule an undergraduate advising appointment? Kayla Rinker will be meeting with students whose last names begin with A-L, and Christina Nelson will be meeting with students whose last names begin with M-Z.

Schedule an appointment

Kayla Rinker

Last names A-L

Contact Kayla

Christina Nelson

Last names M-Z

Contact Christina

Elijah Barry

Elijah Barry

Students pursuing the MPH, MHA, and MS GHSD programs can schedule an advising appointment with Elijah Barry through the Student Appointment Scheduler (SAS). 

Shawne Mathis

Shawne Mathis

Students pursuing the MS Biostats, PhD, or DrPH programs can contact Shawne Mathis.

Student referral form

Staff and faculty can use this form to relay information to the advising team about a student who may benefit from additional academic or career support in order to succeed. Whenever possible staff and faculty are expected to address concerns with students in private prior to submitting a referral. We will reach out to the student and determine the best form of support.

Access the student referral form