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Advising and Requirements

Honors Student

Connecting with University Honors Advisors

Our office maintains a welcoming, walk-in environment on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will make every effort to meet quickly with you to address urgent questions and concerns. Please visit our contact page to for our direct contact information and to learn more about our backgrounds and interests. Keep in mind that we are also active on FacebookTwitter, and Linkedin and encourage you to interact and contribute to the conversations.

If you would like to guarantee that your assigned honors advisor is available, we encourage you to schedule a specific meeting time, you can set up an appointment via Starfish.

What We Do

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

  • Communicate events and opportunities that will enhance your undergraduate experience
  • Connect you to your success network of relevant people and resources 
  • 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 opportunities to encounter diverse and multiple perspectives

Working with Multiple Advisors

University Honors Advisor

College/Faculty Advisor


- 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


- 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

- Assist you through the self-designed experience process 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!

"[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