The academic advising process at UW-Green Bay is designed to maximize students’ educational potential through communication and information exchanges with an adviser; these exchanges are ongoing, individualized, multifaceted, and the responsibility of both student and adviser. Advising is assumed to be a developmental, decision-making process that assists students in the clarification of their life/career goals and the completion of educational plans for the realization of those goals. The adviser serves as a facilitator and coordinator of student learning through educational planning and academic progress review, and an agent of referral to other campus programs and services as necessary. Academic advising is a joint effort of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.
All first year students, new transfer students and undeclared students will be assigned to a professional adviser in the Office of Academic Advising until the point in which the student officially declares the major. Upon official declaration of the major, the student will be assigned to a faculty adviser for that major. The student’s assigned adviser and contact information is available in the student’s SIS (Student Information System) account.