What is Academic Advising?

Academic advising is a very important part of your college experience at UW-Waukesha. Advisors are available to assist you in developing educational plans that are compatible with your life goals. The ultimate responsibility for making decisions about your educational plans rests directly with you, but your academic advisor can help!

 Academic Advisors can assist you with:

When is Advising Available?

Walk-In Advising (No appointments will be available):

  • August 18-22: 10am-3pm
  • August 25,26,28,and 29 (NSO is on August 27th, so we will not be available for walk-ins): 10am-3pm
  • September 2-5: 10am-3pm
  • September 8-12: 10am-3pm

Walk-in Advising (Rest of Academic Year): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 11am-1pm

By Appointment: Stop by to sign up for an appointment or call 262-521-5476

Academic Success Center Advisors

Dinah Gygi, M.A., Coordinator of Non-Traditional Adult Student Services & Academic Advisor
Tony Landowski, M.S., Academic Success Center Director & Academic Advisor
Katie Press, M.Ed., Academic Advisor & Study Skills Specialist
Susan Adams, M.M., Academic Advisor
Kelli Thornton, Academic Success Center Associate

General questions may also be directed to:

Faculty Advisors

Check your faculty advisor assignment on PRISM. Contact your faculty advisor via email. All music majors should contact Professor Hurst at

Visiting Advisors

  • Advising for UW-Madison: Monday, March 31st from 9am-4pm; set up appointment in ASC
  • Advising for UW-Milwaukee: Andy Cuneo on most Tuesdays
  • Advising for UW-Oshkosh: Linda Hammer on Wednesdays, April 9 & 23 and May 14 & 28
  • Advising for UW-Parkside: Jason Herman on Thursdays, April 3rd and April 10th , 10am-1pm
  • Advising for UW-Whitewater: Troy Moldenhauer on Thursdays, June 19th, July 17th and August 21st 

All visiting advisors meet with students in C170 (across from the HUB).

How We Advise

UW-Waukesha utilizes a shared advising model.  We have both professional staff and faculty advisors who seek to help students through their education journey here, including course planning, career and major exploration, life planning and limited financial aid advising. Advisor assignments can be found on student PRISM accounts.

  1. New Freshmen are advised by Academic Success Center advisors as well as faculty advisors.
    1. Students admitted to the Fresh Start Program will be advised by professional staff advisors in the Academic Success Center
    2. Students admitted to the TRiO Program will be advised by professional staff advisors in the TRiO office
    3. Students 22 years old and over are advised by the Coordinator for Adult Student Services in the Academic Success Center
  2. Transfer students are advised by Academic Success Center professional staff advisors
  3. Non-Degree (Special) students are advised by Academic Success Center professional staff advisors