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COVID-19 UPDATE

Advisors in the College of Letters and Science are now working remotely. We are here to help you as always, and we are available to you via email, phone, and video conferences.

You can email questions or concerns to your advisor directly (see Find My Advisor below), and you can make an appointment online using the Navigate portal. When you schedule your appointment, please include your phone number in the Comments section and your advisor will call you at the designated time. Or, if you prefer a video conference, request that in the Comments section. Your advisor can email you a link to join the meeting at your appointment time. Please note that you must use a device that has both a camera and microphone, and you must use Chrome or Edge as your browser. Video conference works best if you use a laptop or desktop computer. If you plan to use a tablet or smart phone, you must first download the free Microsoft Teams app.

We understand that this is a stressful time when everything is changing rapidly. In addition to academic concerns, you may also be facing stress related to finances, family, and health and wellness. We encourage you to review and use the many resources available to you that are outlined here in the student handbook.

You are not alone. Your advisor is here to support you and help you solve problems, so do not hesitate to connect with us.

Your advisor is your resource for all of your academic and college-life questions. It is highly recommended that you meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester to discuss your overall academic and career goals; review your academic progress; develop long- and short-term plans for completion of your requirements; and select appropriate classes for your next semester. Your advisor is a professional who can connect you to other resources that will support and enrich your college experience such as study abroad, health services, or student organizations.

Find My Advisor

Log into your PAWS Account and find your advisor’s name in the right-hand column in the section labeled “Advisor.” Email questions or concerns to your advisor directly or make an appointment online using the Navigate portal. During busy times like registration for fall and spring classes, it is best to schedule an appointment early.

Advisement Report

Wondering how close you are to graduation? How about what classes you can take in upcoming semesters to satisfy your degree requirements? The Academic Advisement System in PAWS is designed to create a report for all undergraduate students indicating the status — satisfied or not satisfied — of primary degree requirements and, for most unsatisfied requirements, list the courses that are available to complete the requirement. All undergraduate degree-seeking students at UWM have direct access to their Academic Advisement Report on PAWS. After logging into PAWS, in the first main section labeled “Academics,” choose “Academic Requirements” in the drop-down box, and click the gold button.