Faculty of Arts

Arts Advising

Arts Advising

We're here to help Arts students. Drop in or make an appointment for help with:

  • Course selection
  • Campus referrals
  • Degree planning
  • Course permissions
  • Major/minor declaration
  • Study abroad

ArtsAdvising@tru.ca — Office: AE257

Susie Reiter — 250-371-5566
Hailee Forsyth-Schweitzer - 250-852-7973

Reminder: Please include your student ID in your email or voicemail.

Frequently asked questions

 When do I need to meet with an Arts advisor?

You should come to see us near the end of your second year standing (between 24 and 53 credits).

 Why do I need to meet with an Arts advisor?

We will assist you with proper course selection and program planning and will provide referrals when necessary. We want to keep you on track for graduation.

 How often do I need to meet with an advisor?

You should meet with an advisor annually, or whenever needed.

 When should I declare my major/minor?

You should declare a major/minor after 30 credits and before 60 credits.

 How do I declare my major/minor?

Drop by our office or email us at ArtsAdvising@tru.ca. Always add your student number in your emails!

 When do I need to see a major advisor?

You must meet with your major advisor once you have declared your major, in order to select your upper level courses specific to your major. Your Arts program advisor will inform you who your major advisor will be.

 How do I get permission to register into an upper level course?

Send us an email at ArtsAdvising@tru.ca or drop by our office, providing the course names (not title), numbers and semesters required. (e.g. SOCI 3200, PSYC 3000, etc.)

 When are graduation photos taken?

On the day of convocation students can have their photos taken in regalia and later purchase them at an extra cost on Tyler Meade Photography website.

Students will be emailed a link with a ticket code within two weeks after the ceremony to access their photos.


Students can book a photo session with Tyler Meade Photography.

For more information visit Proud TRU Alumni & Friends Affin (Tyler Meade Photography).

 When do I need to apply for graduation and how do I do that?

Information sheets


Meet your advisors

Susie Reiter

Susie Reiter

I am an alumnus of TRU (formerly UCC) in 2001 with a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Arts. I have been in the teaching field since graduation and have enjoyed working with students for 14 plus years now. I have taught in School District 74 and some of the private schools in Kamloops. One-on-one interaction with students has always been the favorite part of my career. My passion is to assist students in their programs and encourage them in their future endeavors.

I am a wife and a mother. My daughter is a graduate from the BA program here as well. Outside of my advising role, I enjoy golf, yoga and I love to travel whenever possible.

If you have any concerns or just want to say hi, please feel free to stop by our office. We are happy to help you and wish to make your experience here at TRU great.

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Hailee Forsyth-Schweitzer

Hailee is an alumnus from TRU with a Certificate in Animal Care and a BA in English and Psychology. She is also an alumnus from UBC and Okanagan College with a future goal to attain her Masters degree.

Hailee grew up in Northern BC and moved to Kamloops for her education. She and her husband lived in Revelstoke with their cat for several years before returning to Kamloops. Adventuring, reading, writing, and spending time with family and friends are some of her enjoyable activities.

Working with animals and supporting students of all ages has been a career passion for several years. She enjoys supporting TRU students in their academic planning and goals.