What is an academic advisor?
An academic advisor is usually a faculty member in your major/field of study. An academic advisor will assist you with selecting classes and help you make sure you are completing required courses for your program. He/she can also answer questions about careers in your field of study and graduate/professional school, and refer you to other resources on campus as necessary. If you are undecided about your major, or wish to change your major, the staff in the Advising Center will assist you.
Who is my academic advisor?
You will have opportunities to meet with an academic advisor during Orientation. You should speak with an academic advisor during Orientation to make sure you are registering for appropriate classes. You will be assigned to a specific academic advisor about 6 weeks after the start of your first semester. You can then meet with your assigned academic advisor throughout the remainder of your time at UH Hilo.