Published: Sept. 25, 2017

Whether you are a first-year student or a senior, or seeking help in dealing with academic and/or personal issues, navigating the extensive array of resources and services at CU Boulder can sometimes seem intimidating or overwhelming. You should know there's at least one person on campus that can help: your advisor. —

Advisor talking with student.Your academic advisor is essentially your "point person." Did you know every CU student is assigned an academic advisor, and that your advisor can help you with so much more than academic schedule planning? Your advisor is here to support you in your academic and personal journey through college life. Here are just some of the ways advisors can help and guide you:

  • Academic advisors are partners in discussions about your present and future goals.
  • Academic advisors can refer you to appropriate resources on campus based on your needs. They know exactly how to help you find and explore:
    • Academic support services.
    • Offices and groups on campus specializing in emotional support for students.
    • Academic majors, clubs and activities that relate to your interests, values, goals and skills.
  • Academic advisors can help you understand:
    • University policies regarding important dates/deadlines.
    • Transferring from one college/school to another at CU Boulder.
    • Your specific graduation requirements.
    • The process of preparing for graduate school, a career in your field of interest, etc.

Please connect with your academic advisor in the near future if you would like to discuss anything related to your life and progress at CU Boulder. Your advisor will listen to and support you, answer your questions, and will be able to refer you to appropriate resources based on your individual situation.

You can also take advantage of new campuswide drop-in advising hours, available from 1 to 3 p.m. every Monday to access advising resources for any major or minor across campus.

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