What is Advising?

Our advisors understand our students’ unique abilities and backgrounds, as well as the long-term goals they have already set for themselves. Honors advisors help students make well-informed decisions, taking into account credible sources of advice, while guiding students through the complex process of integrating out-of-class academic engagement and involvement with their curricular plans.

 Honors advising directly supports the mission of the UF Honors Program by:

  • Connecting students to resources and opportunities. Honors students often have multiple interests and abilities. Advisors help our students chart their paths by introducing them to possibilities that may be known or unknown to them.
  • Nurturing the growth and development of our preeminent undergraduates. Advisors foster this growth by helping our students find meaning, clarity, and congruity through ongoing conversations about their goals.
  • Engaging high achievers in academic planning from orientation through graduation. Advisors work with students to co-create a comprehensive plan that is ambitious, forward-thinking and tailored to each student’s unique story.

Learn more about Honors advising through our Honors Advising Syllabus.


How It Works:

Current students have unlimited opportunities to connect with the honors advisor of their choice.

Email: Have a quick question that can be described in just a few sentences? Contact advisor@honors.ufl.edu from your UF email address. An Honors advisor should respond within 3 business days during non-peak times in the academic year. During peak times (e.g. drop/add week, advanced registration), there may be a slight delay.

Due to student confidentiality, advisors can only answer basic questions via email. For more in-depth questions, please utilize one of the next two advising options.

Express and Drop-In Hours: Express advising is available during peak times for brief questions that can be addressed in 5-7 minutes. Students are helped on a first-come, first-served basis via their advisor’s express hours link on Zoom.

Drop-in Hours are available weekly at Honors Village during the fall and spring semesters. Representatives from our Honors Advising team will be available to chat in a relaxed atmosphere. Note, these are not private consultations reviewing student records.

Students can find the express and drop-in hours scheduled for the semester in their Honors Cohort on Canvas.

Appointments: Appointments are ideal for broader conversations related to goal setting and achievement. Example reasons include exploring academic opportunities, long-term goals and interests, career interests and opportunities, and graduate / professional school preparation and planning.

Students can schedule an advising appointment with the advisor of their choice using Microsoft Bookings - see the Honors Cohort on Canvas for the link.


Note that Honors advising does not replace advising through their colleges and departments. Students are strongly encouraged to contact their college advisors for specific academic questions related to their major requirements and registration.

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