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?


Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-6:00pm

Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Summer Walk-In Advising: Monday: 11:00am-1:00pm, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Tuesday-Wednesday: 11:00am-1:00pm


Summer Walk-In Math Tutoring: Monday-Thursday: 12:00pm-1:00pm, 5:00pm-6:00pm

Summer Math Tutoring Appointments: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Summer Walk-In Writing Tutoring: Tuesday-Wednesday: 12:00pm-6:00pm


Week Before Classes:

Monday 8/24: 9:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm

Tuesday 8/25, Wednesday 8/26, Thursday 8/27, Friday 8/28: 9:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm

First Week of Classes:

Monday 8/31: 9:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm

Tuesday 9/1, Wednesday 9/2, Thursday 9/3, Friday 9/4: 9:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Second Week of Classes:

Monday 9/7: Labor Day, University Closed

Tuesday 9/8, Wednesday 9/9, Thursday 9/10, Friday 9/11: 9:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Third Week of Classes:

Monday 9/14: 9:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm

Tuesday 9/15, Wednesday 9/16, Thursday 9/17, Friday 9/18: 9:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-4:00pm


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
Tiffany LeFlore, M.Ed., Fresh Start 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: Jessica Regan none scheduled for Spring 2015
  • Advising for UW-Milwaukee: Andy Cuneo on most Tuesdays;
  • Advising for UW-Oshkosh: Linda Hammer On Campus 1st and 3rd Wednesday
  • Advising for UW-Parkside:  Amelia Tobias On Campus 2nd and 4th Thursday
  • Advising for UW-Whitewater: Dave Hahn or Sarah Duesterbeck -  On Campus 1st and 3rd Thurday
  • Advising for UW-Platteville: LeAnn Leahy  On Campus 3rd Friday
  • Advising for Carroll University:  On Campus 1st & 3rd Monday from 9:00 - 12:00
  • Advising for UW-Stevens Point Art Department - Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in the HUB hallway
  • Advising for Lakeland College - February 11th, 11:00 - 1:00
  • Advising for Cardinal Stritch - March 18th, April 8th, May 13th 10:00 - 1:00 in the HUB
  • Advising for Mt. Mary University - April 2nd & April 30th from 11:00 - 1:00 in the HUB

All visiting advisors meet with students in C170 (across from the HUB).  View the visiting advisor calendar for Spring 2015

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