New Student Advising Office

Student Advising and Resource Team

START New Student Advising is here to help students begin their academic careers at UM-Dearborn with a strong foundation for success. We assist students in making their way as they enter the university. Students receive advising with START Advising beginning at orientation. Students will transition from START Advising to their academic unit's advising office on an individual basis depending on their academic progress. Because a successful finish needs a strong START!

Meeting with an Advisor

Meetings can be scheduled by email (, by phone (313-593-5576), or by visiting START Office Virtual Front Desk.

Virtual Front Desk

Andrew Beverly, START Director


Lynda Dioszegi
Lynda Dioszegi, Assistant Director and Senior Advisor


CASL Advisors

Aijalon McLittle


Jake Regal


CECS Advisors

Kerri Madeleine



Elizabeth Edenstrom



CEHHS Advisor

Beth Adkins


COB Advisor

Andy Dean



How to Reach Us

In-Person and Virtual

During the Fall 2021 semester, we’ll be conducting university business in-person and virtually during normal business hours. Our in-person services are available at the START main office in the University Center room 2149.

The START Virtual Front Desk operates during normal business hours. Students are able to meet in real-time with our office assistant staff who are able to assist with scheduling an appointment, appointment check-in, or re-directing to other campus resources.

We are answering our phone (313-593-5576) and responding to voicemails during normal business hours. You can continue to reach our office by email (umd-start@umich.eduor through our Virtual Front Desk

Regular Hours

  • START is open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. 
  • Advising appointments are Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Appointments should be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
  • Appointment times outside of our regular hours can be made available upon request.

START Advising

2149 - James C. Renick University Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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