Interacting with an academic advisor early in your university career can enhance your college success.
Mandatory advising is one of the ways your college and department advisors help ensure that you get a strong start at UC Davis. Our objective is to help you achieve your personal, career and academic goals.
Your assigned academic advisor will listen carefully to your questions and concerns, provide a safe and inclusive space, guide your exploration of curriculum, graduation requirements, opportunities in your major, and help you make timely degree progress. Advisors will also encourage, guide and, support you in developing career and academic goals and academic plans.
Another goal of mandatory advising is to review the advising syllabus you received during orientation, and make sure you are keeping up with your annual goals.
Starting Fall 2018: New students will be assigned a primary academic advisor based on their last name. **Do no stress if there are no appointments available with your assigned advisor! Any of our staff advisors can help you release your hold**