Work with an Advisor

For up to date information on how to connect with an advisor during COVID-19 outbreak, please visit Advising Resources for UO Students.


Advisors provide a safe and respectful space in which students can ask questions, discuss interests, and express concerns. Advisors help students understand degree requirements, make decisions about courses, majors and careers, as well as make referrals to resources and opportunities that allow students to successfully navigate and make the most of their college experience. Taking action by meeting with an advisor helps students stay on track to graduate.

Undergraduate students should be meeting with their declared, undeclared, or special campus program advisors once a term. Navigating a college degree can be confusing and advisors are here to help. Review the  File University of Oregon Advising Syllabus .

Connect with an Advisor

Preparing for your advising appointment:

  • Check the FAQ page to see if you can find an answer to your question.
  • Bring a list of questions that you want to discuss.
  • Be open to reviewing course options, addressing academic problems or concerns, making decisions about the upcoming quarter, and exploring major/minor options.
  • Make a list of potential courses you are interested in taking for the next quarter.
  • Exploring students can review Flight Paths, six thematic categories based on academic and career interests. Flight Paths serve as a framework for you to explore subjects, to guide your exploration around majors and career paths.
  • Explore Major options here. For majors you’re interested in learning more about, visit the UO Catalog and departmental websites for additional information.
  • Find your degree guide in the Student Menu of Duckweb and bring your questions.