Advising and Student Support


Advisors are your key to helping you achieve your academic goals at the U of M. You can find your advisor(s) on your MyU page. Some people may find that they have multiple advisors due to being in multiple degree programs or having both a college and major advisor. Advisors can help you prepare for registration, make a plan for graduation, and help you with any policy or academic questions you have. If your advisor does not know the answer to your question, he or she can always point you in the right direction. Many advisors have office hours if you have a quick question for them.  Advisors are accessible by email and can typically respond within a day or two, if you have a quick question for them. However, if you have a lot of questions or want to discuss something in detail, it is suggested that you make an appointment to meet with them during office hours.

Career Services

Every college has its own career services office. While each one is unique, they can help you by providing career counseling, professional development opportunities, and on-campus interviews. They can help you during all stages of your career development and job search process.

Are you unsure about what you want to study and considering options across all colleges? CAPE, the Center for Academic Planning and Exploration is the place for you. CAPE can help you if you are exploring acadeimc programs in multiple colleges on the Twin Cities campus or applying to a high demand program.

Academic Support

SMART Learning Commons is a academic support resource offering free walk-in tutoring services for over 130 undergraduate courses, group learning, and study spaces. Do you need media equipment for a project? Check out the software, equipment and facilities available at any one of their 3 locations.

The U of M Libraries are much more than a place to find books. Get to know the U libraries and use them early and often. They have countless resources that can help you and dedicated staff members to consult when looking for resources related to your next research paper. You can even chat with one online from the comfort of your favorite study space any time (that's 24/7!).

As the saying goes, ‘work smarter, not harder’. Student Academic Success Services (SASS) is a great resource to help you become  more efficient. Connect 1-1 with an academic consultant to improve:

  • time management
  • test-taking strategies
  • study strategies
  • and much more.

The Center for Writing can help you at any stage of the writing process and with any type of writing. They offer walk-in, appointment, and online consultations to help your writing. Having an extra set of eyes on your next paper can make the difference from getting a B to getting an A. Be sure to stop by check them out.