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Academic advising is a critical component of the undergraduate experience. It is the process of developing a meaningful educational plan that is compatible with the student's abilities, values, interests and career goals. In achieving an academic degree, both the student and the advisor must share in the responsibilities. It is University of Memphis policy that every student be advised before each registration period unless a student qualifies to be cleared for more than one semester by their advisor.

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Help students clarify their values, interests and goals as related to their academic program
  • Provide accurate information about educational options, requirements, policies and procedures
  • Assist students with a course plan to satisfy university and college requirements for graduation
  • Refer students to other university resources, as needed

Student Responsibilities

  • Know the requirements of your chosen academic program, including all deadlines.
  • Monitor your academic progress by keeping a record of courses that you complete.
  • Read and keep all materials provided by your advisor.
  • Complete all required forms and contracts by the designated deadlines.
  • Retain a copy of all forms and contracts before submitting them to the college.
  • Be aware of deadlines for registration, fee payments, and other important tasks.
  • Activate your University of Memphis email address. For assistance, contact 901.678.8888 or visit This is the official means to communicate with your advisor.

Advising Appointment Preparation

  • Review the course plan provided by your advisor or your approved baccalaureate contract and note which courses you have completed.
  • Review the schedule of courses in and make a list of courses you plan to take for the upcoming semester.
  • Schedule your advising appointment online by clicking on the "Make Your Appointment Online" icon.
  • Bring a print-out of your UM Degree to each advising appointment and include a list of any questions or concerns.

University College Advisors

Last name begins with:

 Advisor Name:

Contact Information:


Sara Williams


Dorothy Hale


Mary Brignole

Undergraduate RODP Online Degrees

Mary Crites

Graduate students contact:

Dr. Keith Sisson


Self Advising

Review requirements to qualify for Self Advising.

Walk-in Advising

Walk-in advising sessions are available to students who currently have a declared major in University College and have met with a University College advisor in a previous semester.

Walk-in appointments are a maximum of 10 minutes. Students requiring more time, should schedule an appointment via Appointment Plus.

Walk-in Advising Sessions




for assistance with summer semester only


May 29th

  8:30am - 11:00am
 1:00pm - 3:00pm

       All sessions are held at the University College, Brister Hall, Room 218.
*Online students may call the main desk at 901-678-2716 on walk-in days to have their name placed on the walk-in phone list and an advisor will call them back the same day.

New Student Sessions

Students who are new or would like to change their major to University College must sign up for a New Student Session by calling the front desk at 901-678-2716.

New Student Sessions








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Memphis, Tennessee 38152
901.678.2716  |  901.678.4913 (fax)

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Memphis, Tennessee 38152
901.678.4056 | 901.678.4049 (fax)

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