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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.

Quick Question Hours

Quick Question Hours are only offered during the first days of classes (week 1) and registration week (week 8).

Quick Question advising meetings are intentionally designed to be "quick" (10-15 min) and for issues that have easy solutions and do not require a full appointment slot during peak registration times. If you anticipate needing more time with an advisor, consider booking a Schedule Ahead Appointment or Same-Day Appointment.

  • New Student Registration Week (July 22nd - 26th)
    • Monday-Friday (July 22nd-26th)
      • Morning: 9:00 - 11:30 AM Mountain Time
      • Afternoon: 1:00 - 4:00 PM Mountain Time
    • Add yourself to the Quick Questions Queue (you can only add yourself during the hours listed above)
      • An academic advisor will email you a Zoom link to your DU email account when it is your turn
      • You need to join the virtual meeting within 5 minutes of the email being sent
      • Make sure to join the virtual meeting from a laptop and not your phone
    • Questions? Please contact 

Same-Day Appointments

Same-day appointments become available for scheduling starting at 8 a.m. on designated days. These 20-30 minute meetings are intended for undergraduate first-year and exploratory student quarterly advising meetings and to remove Academic Advising Holds.

Students may book an appointment with their assigned academic advisor (if available) or with any academic advisor with open appointments.

Undergraduate students may also meet with an academic advisor to discuss:

  • Summer (July 29 - August 29)

    **Please note that all Same Day Appointments over the summer are virtual via Zoom**

    • Mondays and Thursdays
    • 1:00 - 4:00 PM Mountain Time

    Same-Day Appointment Booking Link - You can schedule your afternoon same-day appointment starting at 8:00 AM that day.

    Questions, or need help booking a same-day appointment?

    • Email: 
    • Phone: 303-871-7001

    If you are unable to attend your meeting, please cancel and/or reschedule or call 303-871-7001.

Schedule Ahead 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 at the top of the page to connect with your major advisor. 

For assistance with an academic exception or leave of absence, please consider booking a Same Day Appointment or email

Schedule Ahead appointments are generally not available during weeks 1, 7, and 8 of each quarter. Please see Same-Day Appointment or Quick Question options during these time periods.

Schedule an Appointment Video Instructions - Booking an Appointment

How To Make a Schedule Ahead 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

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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.