The College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) is dedicated to providing support and access during a student’s career at UNCG.  CVPA Advising & Student Success focuses on creating a seamless transition from freshman year to graduation.  The CVPA Advising Team and CVPA Faculty Advisors work closely together to guide each student as they navigate their academic, personal, and professional goals.  Academic advising plays a critical role in every student’s success story.

The CVPA Advising Team

Kristin Rusboldt
Director of Undergraduate Advising & Student Success
[email protected] | Weatherspoon 214
Advises: School of Art, All Transfers

Abigail Hart
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
[email protected] | Cone Residence Hall 105
Advises: School of Dance, School of Music, School of Theatre

New/First Year

Your advising begins before you step foot on campus.  First year in the CVPA are pre-registered for courses before they attend SOAR (summer orientation).  During SOAR, you will meet the CVPA Advising Team and will be assigned your freshman-year advisor who is assigned to you depending on major choice.  During SOAR, you will be able to make adjustments to your schedule.

You are assigned to the CVPA Advising Team who specialize in freshman transition, teach students how to navigate policies, procedures and tools, and can make referrals to other campus resources.


Once a student reaches 30 credit hours, they are reassigned to their faculty advisor within their major.  College of Visual & Performing Arts faculty advisors work within the discipline and can serve as mentors for students planning to go into fields within the arts.

Students can look up their assigned advisor within their UNCGenie account under the Student tab, Registration, and Look up advisor.

Art Advising
Dance Advising
Music Advising
Theatre Advising


The first point of contact for transfer and readmitted students is Kristin Rusboldt, the Director of Undergraduate Advising.  Each transfer will be contacted via their iSpartan email account with instructions on advising and transfer articulation.

CVPA Transfer Articulation Team:

CVPA Transfer Advisor – Kristin Rusboldt ([email protected])
Art Transfer Articulator – Barbara Campbell Thomas ([email protected])
Dance Transfer Articulator – Clarice Young ([email protected])
Music Transfer Articulator – Michael Burns ([email protected])
Theater Transfer Articulator – Natalie Sowell ([email protected])


UNCG’s General Education: Minerva’s Academic Curriculum (MAC)
Academic Advising Resource | Students First Office
CVPA Advising Student Canvas Course
CVPA Transfer Student Canvas

CVPA Courses Available for Non-Majors

Graduate Student Advising

Visit your School’s advising page to see specific advising information for graduate students.