The Student Academic Affairs and Career Development Office (SAA) supports students through both academic and career advising.

Why See an Advisor?

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  • Set your academic, career, and post-grad goals
  • Select courses for Fall, Spring, or Summer
  • Plan grad timeline
  • Connect major to career aspirations
  • Interpret University and SoHE rules, regulations, and procedures
  • Explore involvement opportunities
  • Talk about challenges and difficulties
  • Prepare for graduate school
  • Identify campus resources
  • Form a relationship

How to Meet with an Advisor

Current SoHE students can either schedule an appointment or attend Drop-In Advising. Prospective students have separate options for meeting with an advisor.

For career advising, schedule an appointment with one of our career advisors.

Scheduling an Appointment

  • Current SoHE students can schedule a meeting with their academic advisor by using the Scheduling Assistant
  • Or, call 608-262-2608

Current SoHE Students

  • Extended drop-in advising is available for current SoHE students only. Prospective students are required to attend a Becoming a SoHE Student workshop
  • Extended drop-in advising is 12:00-3:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from April 10th to April 26th. Regular drop-in advising hours will resume in May
  • Check in at the front desk of Room 1194 Nancy Nicholas Hall
  • Drop-in meetings are 10-15 minutes
  • No appointment is required and students are helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prospective SoHE Students

  • Students exploring SoHE majors must register for a Becoming a SoHE Student Workshop
  • Sessions cover SoHE curriculum requirements, what makes Human Ecology unique, career options, and how to apply or declare a SoHE major
  • Students will work with advisors to review DARS reports/curriculum checksheets and will receive advising for Fall 2018 in the second half of the session

Click Here to Register for a Spring 2018 Workshop

  • Friday, April 6th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Friday, April 13th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Friday, April 20th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Friday, April 27th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Preparing for an Advising Meeting


Contact 608-262-2608 or

Regular SAA Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Spring Break Hours: Monday through Friday 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Student Academic Affairs and Career Development Office
1194 Nancy Nicholas Hall
Fetzer Center for Student Excellence
1300 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706