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Academic advising is a critical component of the undergraduate experience. It is the process of developing a meaningful educational plan that is compatible with the student's abilities, values, interests and career goals. In achieving an academic degree, both the student and the advisor must share in the responsibilities. It is University of Memphis policy that every student be advised before each registration period.  The only exception to this policy would be if a student is cleared to register for more than one semester by their advisor.  You can check your clearance status in myMEMPHIS

Advisor's Responsibilities:

  • Help students clarify their values, interests and goals as related to their academic program.
  • Provide accurate information about educational options, requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Refer students to other university resources, as needed.
  • Assist students with a course plan to satisfy university and college requirements for graduation.

Student's Responsibilities:

  • Know the requirements of your chosen academic program, including all deadlines.
  • Monitor your academic progress by keeping a record of courses that you complete.
  • Read and keep all materials provided by your advisor.
  • Complete all required assignments and paperwork by the designated deadlines.
  • Make a photocopy of all documents and retain them for your personal records before submitting them to the college.
  • Activate your "" email address. For assistance, contact 901.678.8888 or visit This is the official means to communicate with your advisor.
  • Prepare for each advising session.
  • Undergraduate Catalog.
  • It is the student's responsibility to know and meet all deadlines.

See the calendar on the Registrar's Office homepage for all dates and deadlines including fee payments, registration, and add/drop dates.

How to Prepare for Your Advising Appointment:

  • Review your advising guideline or baccalaureate contract. Check off each course that you have completed.
  • Review the Course Sections in myMEMPHIS and make a list of courses you plan to take for the upcoming semester.
  • Make a list of questions.
  • Check the course plan provided by your advisor and make sure you have completed all items, as instructed.
  • Schedule your advising appointment online by clicking on the "Make Your Appointment Online" icon.
  • Bring a print-out of your UM Degree to each advising appointment.

If you meet the requirements, use the Self-Advising Waiver Form.

Undergraduate students are assigned to the following advisors alphabetically:

Last name begins with:


Contact Information:


Sara Williams


Dorothy Hale


Mary Brignole

Graduate students should contact:

Dr. Keith Sisson

Contact Information 
Undergraduate Programs Graduate Programs
Brister Hall, Room 218 Brister Hall, Room 218
Phone:  901.678.2716 Phone:  901.678.4056/678.3066
Fax:  901.678.4913 Fax:  901.678.4913

Walk-in Advising Dates and Information

Available only to students who currently have a declared major in University College and have met with a University College advisor in a previous semester.

Students should review UMDegree and bring a list of classes for the fall term.

Walk-in appointments are a maximum of 10 minutes for each student.  Students requiring more time, should schedule an appointment via Appointment Plus.

Students who meet the requirements have the option to complete the Self-Advising Waiver Form.

Students who are new or would like to change their major to University College must sign up for a New Student Session by calling the front desk at 901-678-2716.

 New Student Sessions

Tuesday September 30, 2014 9:00am
Friday October 3, 2014 9:00am
Wednesday October 8, 2014 1:30pm
Tuesday October 21, 2014 9:00am
Thursday October 23, 2014 1:30pm
Thursday November 6, 2014 1:30pm
Wednesday December 3, 2014 9:00am


Walk-in Advising Sessions

       All sessions are held at the University College, Brister Hall, Room 218.
*Online students may call the main desk at 901-678-2716 on walk-in days to have their name placed on the walk-in phone list and an advisor will call them back the same day.

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