Office of Student Affairs

Academic Advising


In service to the mission of the UWM College of Health Sciences and its diverse undergraduate student population, academic advising provides individual students with opportunities to learn the skills needed to develop sound educational plans that support their goals for professional and lifelong learning.

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor every semester to discuss current progress and future planning. To schedule an appointment, call (414) 229-2758 or visit Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6451.

Who is my advisor?

CLICK HERE to see pictures of CHS advisors by major.  You can also see the name of your advisor by accessing your student center in PAWS.

How can my advisor help me?

CHS boasts professional academic advisors who understand the challenges of balancing academics, work, family, and the social aspects of college life. Advisors partner with you to:

  • Explore your academic and career interests
  • Plan the sequence of your courses
  • Prepare for course enrollment
  • Access tutoring and other academic support
  • Identify opportunities for campus involvement
  • Connect you to campus resources
  • Plan for graduation

We believe academic advising is a collaborative process, and ultimately, you – the student – are responsible for your educational experience. By meeting with your advisor every semester, you can:

  • Clarify your personal values, especially as they relate to academic and career choices.
  • Assess your skills and strengths.
  • Gain competence in college-level academic work.
  • Make sound decisions regarding campus choices.
  • Learn to use campus resources and make the most of your collegiate experience.

Read more about our mission, vision, and values here.

Call (414) 229-2758 or visit Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6451 to schedule an appointment.

When should I meet with my advisor?

Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor at least once per semester to ensure timely progress to graduation.

  • Enrolling for spring semester? Schedule an appointment with your advisor in October or November.
  • Enrolling for fall semester? Schedule an appointment with your advisor in March or April. 

Students are also welcome to schedule an appointment with their advisor at any time to discuss academic challenges, career opportunities, or any other questions.

Call (414) 229-2758 or visit Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6451 to schedule an appointment.

I'm a new student.  How do I start?

You are assigned an academic advisor upon admission to UWM. New Student Orientation (NSO) helps those who are new to campus to learn and understand the enrollment process and enroll in classes for their first semester at UWM!