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. Students with a declared major in their second year and beyond receive guidance from faculty to draw from their expertise in the major field. To connect with your major advisor, please review the information below.

Drop-In Hours

Office of Academic Advising drop-in hours are available 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: 

  • Weeks 9-11 (November 6th - 21st)

    *** Drop-in advising will be unavailable on Wednesday, November 22nd (day before Thanksgiving)***

    ***The University of Denver will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday***

  • Winter Break (November 27th - December 22nd)

    *** Drop-in advising will be unavailable on Wednesday, November 29th due to a staff training event***

    *** Drop-in advising will be unavailable on Wednesday, December 13th due to a staff training event***

    ***The University of Denver will be closed December 25th - January 2nd. Drop in hours for January 2nd - 5th will be posted at a later date.***

Make an Appointment

Students may schedule an individual appointment with their assigned academic advisor in the Office of Academic Advising 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.