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New student advising

FAS Touchstone gets your academic career started on the right path

Congratulations on your offer of admission! Thank you for accepting your offer of admission and paying your confirmation fee (this counts towards registration fees).

Your advising email has brought you to this important next step: you are ready to meet with your advisor!

What is FAS Touchstone?

FAS Touchstone is a virtual general advising session offered in collaboration with your departments: 

  • For newly admitted fall term students: sessions will begin at the beginning of April 2024 and run until early September.
  • For newly admitted winter term students: the sessions run from early June until early January.

As noted in the Welcome Guide for Undergraduate Students, new students must have an advising session. This session is to:

  • Introduce you to the Faculty of Arts and Science and your department!
  • Teach you about your degree/program requirements. 
  • Highlight courses, course sequencing, and more, that make up your degree and program requirements.
  • Review some of the information that you need to know/understand as you move forward in your studies with us!

What to do next?

  • Accept your offer of admission and pay the confirmation fee. The sooner you do this, the sooner you can register after attending a Touchstone session.
  • Review the Touchstone presentation dates and find your department's scheduled presentation
  • Register for a session! Some departments will have their advising session separate from the Touchstone session. 
  • Make sure to confirm your Zoom invite and save it to your online calendar or write it in your agenda.
  • Touchstone registration closes the day before each presentation (or if the session capacity is met)!

What happens after Touchstone?

  • After you attend a FAS Touchstone presentation with SAS and your department advisor, the registration restriction will be removed within 48-hours
    • If your department is not presenting at the FAS Touchstone session, the hold will be removed after your department advising session.
  • If you have not accepted your offer of admission and paid your confirmation fee, your department will not be able to remove the registration hold and this will delay registration
  • Review your required courses and course sequencing, if available
  • Review the Class Schedule, if not already done, to place courses in your course cart. Use the Virtual Class Builder to see what your class schedule may look like!
  • Make sure that you register as soon as possible after the restriction is removed (the longer you wait, the harder it will be to get the courses you need/want)

Still have questions?

Contact Student Academic Services

Phone: 514-848-2424, ext. 2104
Fax: 514-848-3092
Email our SAS advisors:

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Contact our Advisors

Contact our reception at
Phone: 514-848-2424, ext. 2104

Loyola Campus
AD.202 (see map)
7141 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec
H4B 1R6

Monday – Thursday:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed between 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Fridays from June 14 to August 16:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Advising by appointment only

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