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Meeting with a UARC Advisor

All staff in the UARC are here to help guide you through your academic career. We hope to provide you with answers and direction while you are at UWO and document each interaction to ensure you receive the best support possible.

If you are changing majors, are unsure of who to contact, or for general advising questions, please call (920) 424-1268.

COVID-19 Protocol

Students can choose to meet with a UARC advisor virtually or in-person.  Virtual appointments are being conducted using Zoom.  To protect the health and safety of staff and students due to COVID-19, masks are strongly encouraged and guests will not be permitted at in-person appointments (a virtual option is available for guests).  For more information, please call the UARC at 920-424-1268.

Important Notes

Do not self-schedule an appointment if any of the statements below apply to you:

  • You have a faculty or Student Support Services (SSS) advisor. Contact your advisor directly using the UWO Directory.
  • You are changing your major. You should meet with an advisor for your new major. Call the UARC at (920) 424-1268 to schedule with an advisor for your new major.
  • Your advisor is on leave. Call the UARC at (920) 424-1268 to schedule with another advisor.
  • You are an online student in a completely online program offered through the Division of Online and Continuing Education (OCE). In this case, contact them at

Forgot your NetID or Password? Contact IT!  (920) 424-3020 | 

How to Schedule an Advising Appointment

If you have a UARC assigned advisor, you can schedule an appointment for a virtual meeting with them using the online portal, Navigate. Click on the yellow Schedule an Advising Appointment button above to begin.


  1. Login to Navigate with your netID and click on Make an Advising Appointment (blue button on the right side of screen)
  2. Choose Advising – Oshkosh Campus for type of appointment,
  3. Select a reason/service from the drop-down list (you can only select one reason, but you can discuss additional topics during your appointment) and pick a date
  4. Select UARC Advisor name, which will be your assigned advisor – it will be the only name listed
  5. Pick how you would like to meet, virtually or in-person (both options may not be available on a given day)
  6. Select the location (choose Advising (SSC 202 or Virtual)
  7. Choose a time
  8. BEFORE clicking on the blue Schedule button on the next page, take a few seconds to provide your advisor with important information in the comment box, such as your registration date and other topics you want to discuss. The more information you provide the better prepared your advisor will be for your appointment, and the more you will get out of it.
  9. Click Schedule. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail to your UW Oshkosh e-mail account and a reminder e-mail the morning of your appointment.  If you do not click the blue Schedule button you have not scheduled an appointment.  You will receive a confirmation email if you scheduled correctly.
  10. View instructions for self-scheduling an advising appointment in Navigate.

If you are unable to schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor online, come to the UARC or call the front desk at (920) 424-1268 and a PAL (Peer Advising Liaison) will assist you in scheduling an appointment.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please cancel it online the day prior. If you need to cancel the same day, please call the UARC.

Scheduled Appointment

You can self-schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor by clicking on the large button below. When you login, click on the blue “Schedule an appointment” button.  However, if you see a bright yellow banner at the top of the page it means your advisor has already invited you to meet with them – you should schedule from there. Otherwise, please call (920) 424-1268 or stop by our office (Student Success Center, 202) to set up a scheduled appointment.

You are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor in a scheduled appointment at least once each semester.

Review how to find your assigned advisor.

Group Advising
  • Some departments and programs hold mandatory group advising each semester to provide students with general information regarding the degree/major/program.
  • If group advising applies to you, you will receive an email invitation to sign up.
  • Stay tuned and check your emails! 
Same Day Service (SDS)
  • We offer 10 minute consults for your quick questions during the Fall and Spring semesters. Students can see an advisor in-person or virtually using Zoom.
  • Appointments for 10 minute consults can be made by calling the UARC front desk at 920-424-1268 or stopping by SSC 202 beginning at 8:00 AM on the days Same Day Service is offered.  Appointments for 10 minute consults cannot be made in advance for another day. View the schedule for Same Day Service. 
  • Topics to discuss:
    • Adding/Dropping one course
    • Filling out forms or obtaining signatures
    • Grad check
    • Errors or issues with your Advisement Report
  • Advisors cannot conduct an entire appointment during 10 minute consults.
Open Advising
  • Open Advising sessions are available in-person in the UARC or virtual using Zoom.  To check in for Open Advising for an in-person session, please come to the UARC (SSC 202).  For virtual sessions, please call the UARC front desk at (920) 424-1268.
  • Open Advising is for current students and students beginning the current semester, only.
  • Open Advising is first-come, first-served advising sessions during select days of a term.
  • Open Advising is available during the first week and the last day of the Fall & Spring semesters and the first 2-3 of days of J-Term and May Term. Watch this page for Open Advising schedules.
  • Select colleges may also run open advising at specific times of the semester as well – watch your email.
  • No appointment necessary! Come by at the advertised times.
  • Advisors will cover ANY topic you have questions on. Sessions last as long as necessary.

Appointment Summaries

After each advising interaction, your advisor writes an appointment summary. This summary is saved in Navigate for you to access, view and reference later.

Watch this video on how to access your appointment summaries.



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Updated: 5/19/2022



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