Student Services

Advising Sessions – Summer


The South entrance of Clark Hall is closed due to construction. Please enter through the North entrance for assistance.


Advising Dates and Times


When and Where?

Over summer term months current student advising will occur in Clark Hall 200 following the Walk-In and Advising by Appointment formats described below. All students coming for Bama Bound Orientation sessions will register and be advised during their orientation session. Please look to your orientation schedule for specific details.

Who can get advised?

Our advising sessions are primarily for first year students and those who are questioning their major choice. Students should speak with their major adviser first before visiting our office.

What can I expect?

These are opportunities for students to meet with an adviser to discuss classes, have their advising hold or pin lifted, and work on an academic plan. Students must come prepared with questions and/or a list of courses for next semester. This requires preparation prior to attending you advising session. You may be asked to make an appointment for a later time if you wish to discuss course planning past your next semester as these discussions can take a considerable amount of time.

What types of advising are there?

We have several different advising types.

  1. Walk-In Advising: You won’t need an appointment and you can see any adviser available. These sessions can last as little as 10 minutes or as long as 30 minutes, depending on your individual situation. Times will vary depending on peak advising times throughout the semester.
  2. Advising by Appointment: You’ll need to schedule an appointment with one of our advisers at least 24 hours in advance. Visit our Make an Appointment page now to do so. During weeks with advising by appointment students can see a Walk-In adviser from 1:00PM – 3:40PM.
  3. Express Advising: These sessions are meant for students who know the courses they need for the next semester but need their pin cleared to register for classes. Expect these conversations with advisers to be quick, around 5 – 10 minutes. These sessions will be located outside of our main advising office so look below for exact location information.


“Who’s my adviser?”

Not sure who your adviser is? In the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), every student has two advisers:

  • a general adviser based in the A&S Student Services Center
  • a major adviser, usually a professor in the department of your major (also called faculty adviser or departmental adviser)

Your individual circumstances determine which adviser to contact. Learn more by reading “How A&S Advising Works.”

Please visit our FAQ page for more details.