University Honors Program

University Honors Program

Advising and Requirements

Working with Multiple Advisors


University Honors Advisor

College/Faculty Advisor

When?

- Mandatory honors advising appointment (1x per year)

- Any time you want/need to meet

- Some colleges require students to meet with their advisor before registration.

- Fall and/or spring semester

Why?

- Discuss goals, interests, & passions

- Discuss academic, personal, or general questions and/or concerns

- Help you identify honors courses and experiences related to your academic, personal, and professional interests/goals

- Discuss plans for self-designed experience proposal and opportunities for grant funding

- Provide answers to questions/concerns regarding major, minor, certificate, and general education requirements

- Assist with course scheduling and planning

- Resolve issues with Degree Audit Reports (DARS)

- Discuss specific questions related to career outlook or internship/research opportunities

- Remove college registration blocks for mandatory advising

- Assist you in articulating and achieving your personal, academic, & professional goals

- Refer you to appropriate campus and community resources

- Provide support in times of challenge

- Celebrate your successes!

Connecting with University Honors Advisors and Staff

In support of our mission, University Honors Program (UHP) staff members serve as advisors, mentors, life coaches, and general "go-to" resources for UHP students. We will support and guide your progress toward meeting UHP requirements. Additionally, the UHP staff is here to:

  • Communicate events and opportunities that will enhance your academic experience
  • Connect you to relevant resources, answers, and people 
  • Assist you in understanding University policies
  • Write letters of recommendations for jobs, volunteer opportunities, scholarships, etc.
  • Celebrate your successes and important milestones
  • Support you during challenges and obstacles
  • Encourage you to explore personal interests and passions
  • Discuss your big-picture academic goals and career interests
  • Provide diverse and multiple perspectives

Our office maintains a welcoming, walk-in environment on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Staff members will make every effort to meet quickly with you to address urgent questions and concerns. Please visitwww.uc.edu/honors/contact.html to learn more about all University Honors Program staff members’ backgrounds and interests. Keep in mind that University Honors is also active on FacebookTwitterYouTube andLinkedin and encourages student/staff/faculty interaction and contributions in all applications.

If you have a less-time sensitive issue to discuss and/or you would prefer to schedule a specific meeting time, you can set up an appointment with your assigned honors advisor via Starfish.

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Academic Advising

[My advisor] knows me well enough to be able to suggest what route I should take in certain situations or what opportunities I may be interested in. At every meeting, [my advisor] makes sure we review my academic requirements and accomplish the technicalities that accompany the meeting, in addition to allowing me to reflect on what I have done at UC, what I am currently doing, and what I intend to do in the near future.”

~UHP Advising Survey Response