Advising and Student Support

Academic Advising

Your Academic Advisors are key to helping you achieve your academic goals at the U of M. You can find your advisor(s) on your MyU page. Advisors can help you with degree planning and course registration as well as any policy questions you may have.

Advisors are accessible by email, however if you have a lot of questions or want to discuss something in detail, it is best to make an appointment to meet in person. Many advisors also have walk-in hours for quick questions.


Career Services

Every college has a career services office, and a career counselor can help you during all stages of your career development and job search process.

Are you unsure about what you want to study and your future career goals? CAPE, the Center for Academic Planning and Exploration, is the place for you. CAPE can help you develop an action plan to aid in your major and career decision-making process.


Academic Support

Located in Walter, Wilson, and Magrath Libraries, the SMART Learning Commons offers free, walk-in tutoring services and study spaces. SMART Learning Commons also offers support for class media projects and peer research consultants.

Get to know the U of M libraries. They have countless free resources and dedicated staff to help you find the materials you need. You can even chat with a librarian online from the comfort of your favorite study space.

The Center for Writing can help you at any stage of the writing process and with any type of writing. They offer both in-person and online consultations.

You can also visit with an academic coach and use self-help materials provided by the Student Counseling Services (SCS) and Student Academic Success Services (SASS).

Effective U offers online tools to help you manage your personal and academic well-being on topics such as time management, stress management, and boosting your study skills.

The Assignment Calculator breaks down research and writing projects into manageable steps based on your due dates. Try it for your research papers, speeches, and lab reports. You can even sign up to get text reminders for each step.

Visit the Study Space Finder to find a spot for you or your group on campus. View photos and a map of study spaces, including coffee shops and computer labs. Building features are also listed such as noise level and number of seats.


Mental Health Resources

The U of M offers mental health and related services for students, including individual and group counseling and stress management resources.


Disability Resource Center

Disability Resource Center is the office that works with students with all types of disability conditions (e.g., psychiatric, physical, vision, hearing, systemic, or learning disabilities) to ensure equal learning and working opportunities at the U of M. If you think you need an accommodation due to a disability, connecting with the DRC is your first step.


Helping U

Stop by the Helping U desk in Bruininks Hall for help finding resources around campus. Fellow students can point you in the right direction for academic support, mental health services, career help, and more. The Helping U desk is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can also email helpingu@umn.edu.