Advising for First-Year Students

All first-year students are assigned to an academic advisor. Who your advisor depends on your major. The Office of Academic Advising advises first-year students majoring in:

  • Biology 
  • Criminology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication (Liberal Arts)
  • Communication-Theatre Teaching
  • Communication / Digital Media
  • Communication / Public Relations
  • Electrical Engineering Technology 
  • Environmental Resource Management - Geosystems Track
  • Exploratory
  • Family Services
  • Geographical Information Science
  • Geography
  • Graphic Technology
  • History - Non-Teaching
  • Interactive Digital Media
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Nursing - Traditional Track
  • Physics
  • Political Communication
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Radiography - Traditional Track
  • Social Work
  • Sonography - Traditional Track 
  • Technology and Engineering Education - Teaching
  • Technology Management 

If your major is not listed above, that’s ok! You can find out who your advisor is through your Student Center. Log-in to MyUniverse and click on "Student Center." You will see the name of your assigned academic advisor in the column on the right. Click “Details” to view their contact information.  Who Is My Advisor?

How can my Academic Advisor help me?

Your academic advisor is an important resource who will help you be successful as a student at UNI. Your advisor will help you:

  • Plan which classes you will take
  • Understand how to register for classes
  • Know what to do if you are struggling in a class
  • Discover your interests and skills and connecting with the experiences that will help you reach your goals

Get started now by calling 319-273-3406 to schedule a meeting with your academic advisor!

Our academic advisors want to help you succeed at UNI!

Typically, students advised in the Office of Academic Advising will meet with their academic advisor in September to discuss their major and career plans. We help students to review their major requirements and prepare for upcoming semesters. In October, our students are invited to participate in Majors in Minutes, an event designed to help connect you with upperclassmen in your major of choice. Finally, in late October or early November, you will meet with your advisor to prepare for spring course registration.