Peer Advising Liaisons
PALs are returning UW Oshkosh students who care about their fellow students and are committed to helping students reach their college goals. PALs are carefully selected through a formal interview process based on academic criteria, experience, and attitude.
In order to better serve you, we would appreciate your feedback regarding your experiences with the Peer Advising Liaisons (PALs). Click the button below to take the survey:
A PAL can help you with:
- Reading your Advisement Report
- Finding your assigned academic/faculty advisor.
- Making an appointment with your academic advisor.
- Determining any holds on your account or record.
- Registering for your classes.
- Adding, dropping and repeating classes.
- General Education and University Studies Program (USP) requirements.
Schedule an Appointment
2. You can call (920) 424-1268 or stop by SSC 202 to have a PAL help you set up an appointment with an academic advisor that fits both of your schedules. If you are routed to voicemail, please leave a detailed message and we will return your call within our business hours.
UARC advisors actively create an open, respectful, and supportive environment for all people. We serve students of all abilities, sexual orientations, genders, races, cultures, and socio-economic statuses.
Apply to be a PAL
Download the PAL Application, and apply to be a PAL starting in Fall 2021. If you have any questions or want additional information, please reach out using the contact information below.
Phone Number: (920) 424-1268
Hours & Location: Student Success Center Suite 202 (Monday 8:00am – 2:45pm & Tuesday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm)
PAL & Student Feedback
PAL Feedback exemplifies the benefit students receive from working for the PAL program:
“Being a PAL benefited me in ways I did not expect. It has helped my communication immensely, and I have learned so much about conflict resolution as well. It has contributed to my development as a professional, too.”
“I have truly learned so much from this position. It has helped shape me into who I am today.”
“In the short amount of time I have been a PAL my entire personality has changed. I was not confident in anything I did for about the first semester. I know for a fact I would not be where I am today without this job. I have learned skills that have given me the opportunity to apply for positions (and get them) with skill sets way above my level. I have learned what being on a team truly means, and I have gained so much self-confidence that I never had before.”
“I like the sense of camaraderie amongst the PALs and how we can rely on each other when we have questions or need support. I think the strengths of the program stem from the amount of training we receive. Because we are so well prepared, we are able to use our critical thinking skills to give students correct information and referrals.”
Student Feedback exemplifies the impact PAL’s have on their peers:
“It is always easy to talk to the PALs which doesn’t make me nervous to schedule an appointment when I don’t know what I am doing.”
“They were super helpful, I think I would have had a lot of confusion and frustration without them.”
“I was impressed by the PALs last year who helped me with my class schedule. They did a great job, and I needed their help because I was a freshman who, at the time, was a little confused with the whole scheduling process here at UWO.”
“I remember when I first started at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue with being a nurse. The PALs were very helpful and kind helping me set up an appointment with my advisor. When I was leaving nursing, the PALs were helpful with providing information on switching advisors, and even programs that would help me pick a different major.”