Meet with an Advisor

Major Advising Information

Academic Advisors in the Office of Academic Advising support undergraduate students, with a focus on first-year students and exploratory/undeclared students. When students declare a major in their second year and beyond, students receive guidance from faculty to draw from their expertise in the major field. To connect with your major advisor, please review the information below.

  • Daniels College of Business Advising

    For business student advising, please email Daniels College of Business at or explore drop-in hours.

    Daniels Drop-in Advising

  • Korbel School of International Studies & Public Policy Advising

    For International Studies and Public Policy advising, please email or visit their advising information page.

    Korbel Advising Information

  • Lamont School of Music Advising 

    Students in Lamont School of Music should seek advising by emailing Kelsey Smith.

    Email Kelsey

  • 2+ Year Students with a Declared Major

    For all other programs, faculty advisor assignments can be found in Inspire.

    Faculty Advisor Assignment

Drop-In Hours

Drop-in hours are for any undergraduate student at DU who is seeking assistance from an advisor. Students meet with the first available advisor on a first-come, first-serve basis. While wait times vary, you should be immediately available to meet with an advisor when you add yourself to the drop-in queue. Some common drop-in topics include: 

Make an Appointment

Students who prefer to schedule an individual appointment with their academic advisor can do so through Inspire, subject to availability.

If you are a 2+ year student with a declared major, please refer to the information above on connecting with your major advisor. 

For assistance with an academic exception or leave of absence, please email


Schedule an Appointment Video Instructions - Booking an Appointment

How To Make an Appointment in Inspire

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    Navigate to Inspire

    Bookmark this link: Inspire

    For Graduate Student support: please email

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    From the Inspire dashboard, click "Contact My Advisors."

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    Next to your advisor's name, select "Schedule Appointment" 

    If you do not see your advisor's name in this area, or if you're trying to schedule an appointment with another advisor, you can select "All Advisors and Faculty" and then search for the advisor you want to meet with by name.

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    Under search appointments, type in your advisor's name (last, first) or scroll to find. Then press the search button.

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    Your advisor's appointments will appear below. Select the appointment time that best fits your needs. 

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    A pop-up box will appear.

    Double-check to make sure the correct advisor is listed. Then select the box next to your desired appointment time. Under session topics, feel free to insert 1+ topic(s) you would like to discuss with your advisor. You can also include a more detailed note or attachments for your advisor to review before your appointment.  

    You can view full instructions on scheduling your advising appointment below.

    Schedule Appointment Instructions

Zoom Meeting Tips

  • Test your video and sound equipment before your appointment. Adjust the volume or location of your webcam as necessary. 
  • Bring any questions or concerns: To have the most productive academic advising appointment possible, review your Degree Audit in advance. Have some questions prepared. 
  • Choose an appropriate environment: Find a quiet space, so your Staff Academic Advisor doesn't have to strain to hear you. Wearing earphones is a good idea. Last, but not least, position yourself so the light faces you, not behind you, so your Staff Academic Advisor can see you clearly. 
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We'll Help You Get Started

If you're not sure the best way to meet your advisor or want to know how to prepare for a session, contact us at 303-871-7001 or, and we'll help you get started.