Working with us

General hours

Our general office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (drop-in advising available starting at 9 a.m.).

Advising options

In-person or virtual appointment

30-minute advising appointments are available throughout the year. You can make an appointment through our appointment scheduleror call (206) 543-2550.

Make an appointment

If you are a student who is currently studying in a different time zone and needs an appointment between 8 a.m. PT and 9 a.m. PT or between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. PST, please email your adviser directly to request an appointment outside of normal hours.

Drop-in advising

We offer both virtual and in-person drop-in advising Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. (last check-in at 4:45 p.m.). Sessions last 10-15 minutes.

  • For in-person drop-in, stop by our office (Mary Gates Hall 141) and check in at our front desk.
  • For virtual drop-in, use the link below to receive a zoom link.

Check-in for Drop-in Advising

After you submit the form, you will see the link to join the drop-in appointment via Zoom on the submission confirmation page. Note that you will be put into a Zoom waiting room until an adviser is ready to see you.

Email

For questions that can be answered over email, you can reach out to your assigned adviser or email our general office email at advice@uw.edu. Emails are answered within 1-2 business days.

Other types of appointments

Individualized Studies

Prior to your appointment, please review the Individualized Studies website and the Learning Plan Guide.

Low scholarship

If you are currently on academic warning or probation, please complete the academic self-assessment survey prior to making an appointment.

ROTC, military & veterans

Students who receive benefits through the veterans education benefits office (VEBO) need adviser assistance with forms. The two most common are the Quarterly Enrollment Certification Request form and the Credit Evaluation form. You can stop by during drop-in hours or make an appointment for help.  If you are admitted into a department, please see your departmental advisers. 

ROTC students competing for an ROTC scholarship must make an appointment with an adviser. 

Reinstatement

If you have not yet declared a major, or have declared a major in the College of Arts & Sciences, and have been dropped for low scholarship, you will need to work with your assigned adviser who will help you file a petition for reinstatement. EOP, SSS, and CAMP-affiliated students should meet with an OMA&D adviser. For majors outside the College of Arts & Science, please check with the departmental adviser.