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Steps to Becoming an Advisor

New Advisor Training

This year's trainings will be conducted remotely. 

New advisors must attend the following trainings:

The links to access the google form and additional resource links referenced in the video are available here.  

The live virtual community advisor panel discussion with new and current advisors will be hosted at the dates listed below.  For new Faculty advisors, participation in one session is mandatory.  The sessions are open to all advisors.

  • Advising at UL (Live Zoom presentation and discussion with current and new advisors).  The session will be offered at three different times, but you only need to attend one

Spring 2021 dates will be posted in early January

  • Student Profile & DegreeWorks (Traininig provided by the Registrar's Office).  Their training dates are listed here.

Advising through ULink

Advising information is available on the University’s integrated student information system, ULink. You can email your students to announce the beginning of the advising period, send out advising reminders, and clarify expectations for new and continuing students.

By the beginning of October, all new students are assigned a departmental academic advisor and freshmen and sophomores have access to their Grade Checks. This is a good time to contact your advisees about grade checks, tutoring resources, drop deadlines, the two-week advising period, and scheduling an advising appointment.

Advising Session

During an advising session, you should have access to the Student Profile (on ULink under the Faculty tab), Catalog,  blue advising form, and any departmental information about your student’s major.

Advisors must remove a student’s advising hold for the student to be able to register classes. It is recommended that you remove the hold during the advising session. You may do this by clicking “Lift Advising Hold” on their Student  Profile page.