Current Students



Advisors in the College of Letters and Science are 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, under “Service” please select either: “Microsoft Teams” if you would like a virtual appointment or “Phone Appointment” if you would like a phone meeting.  In the comments section please include a phone number you want to be contacted at if you select phone appointment as well as what you would like to discuss at the meeting.

If you select Microsoft Teams, your advisor will e-mail you a link to join the meeting for 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.

Virtual Drop In

For the first week of classes – September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, L&S Advising will be offering Virtual Drop-Ins for students that have Fall schedule questions/time sensitive concerns (Long term planning and graduation checks will still need to be an advising appointment)

Virtual Drop-Ins will run during these times:

9:00AM – 11:30AM

1:00PM – 3:30PM

How will this work?

You can only sign-up the day of for drop-ins. The directions on how to use Navigate to sign-up for a Virtual Drop-In for you to follow can be found below:

Below are the steps to sign-up with your advisor for a Virtual Drop-In:

  1. Sign into Navigate (utilize the same log on information that you do for PAWS):
  2. Click the blue button that says “Schedule an Appointment”
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  3. On the next screen you will be asked three prompts
    1. What type of appointment would you like to schedule?
      1. Select: Advising
    2. To help you find a time, please tell us why you’d like to see someone:
      1. Select: Academic Advising
    3. For the final prompt you can select Microsoft Teams (Virtual Meeting) or Phone Appointment depending on how you would like to connect with me and then click the blue Next button
  4. For What location do you prefer, you will need to select College of Letters and Science
  5. For Whom you would like to meet with, you will need to select your assigned advisor and click the blue Next button
  6. The next screen will show the traditional appointment screen with my availability and below that you will see a gold bar that says “View the times you can see a staff member without an appointment, and click “View Drop in Times”
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  7. Next to your my name, click the blue “Drop In-Online” button to add into the Drop-In queue

Once you have reached the front of the queue, your advisor will contact you through Microsoft Teams or by Phone depending on what you listed earlier.

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.

Currently enrolled UWM student, but not in L&S

If you are a current UWM student from a school or college other than Letters & Science and wish to transfer to Letters & Science, please contact

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.