Undergraduate Academic Advisement

Office of Advising Strategies

Laura E. Valdez, Director
University Advisement and Enrichment Center, Room 170
MSC05 3400
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 277-7000
Web site: http://advisement.unm.edu/

Advising Services

The Colleges and Schools at UNM provide academic advisors for students to support their educational goals. Students are required to visit with an advisor at least once a semester and during important milestones. Advisors guide students through the process of graduation requirements and academic decisions for their degree program. The Office of Advising Strategies supports advisors and advising units by providing professional development, online resources, and assessment.

Advising Mission

Advising provides an inclusive and supportive environment where advisors assist students to make robust and informed decisions about educational plans that are consistent with their life goals. Advising is a dynamic partnership between students and advisors with each fully participating in in the advising experience.

Student Responsibilities

  • Make regular contact with advisor(s) each semester;
  • Prepare for each advisement appointment with materials, specific questions for discussion, and general ideas of courses for the upcoming semester (if the meeting concerns registration);
  • Be an active learner by participating fully in the advising experience;
  • Ask questions if an issue is not understood, or to resolve a specific concern;
  • Gather all relevant decision-making information;
  • Become knowledgeable about college programs, policies, and procedures;
  • Identify degree programs that align with academic interests and abilities;
  • Familiarize themselves with dates and deadlines (registration, final exams, etc.) as listed on the UNM Academic Calendar;
  • Understand the course add/drop and withdrawal polices and ramifications;
  • Regularly check and use UNM email for official correspondence;
  • Accept responsibility and ownership for academic decisions.

Advisor Responsibilities

  • Communicate degree requirements, institutional polices, and procedures;
  • Explain academic polices and procedures;
  • Be accessible during office hours and for walk-in advising;
  • Respond to messages in a timely manner;
  • Document summaries of advisement session discussions;
  • Guide the development of educational plans;
  • Aid with identifying and using relevant University resources;
  • Encourage and support;
  • Maintain confidentiality.

For more information on specific college advisement, refer to individual college Web sites and sections of this Catalog.

College Advisement Centers

(Baccalaureate, Majors and Concentrations)

Anderson School of Management
McKinnon Center for Management, First Floor
(505) 277-3290

School of Architecture and Planning
Office: Pearl Hall
Room 114
(505) 277-2903

College of Arts and Sciences
Office: University Advisement and Enrichment Center
Suite 135
(505) 277-4621

College of Education and Human Sciences
Office: Travelstead Hall
(505) 277-3190

School of Engineering
Visit the School of Engineering Academic Advising Web site for information.

College of Fine Arts
Office: Center for the Arts
Room 1103
(505) 277-4817

Honors College
ASM East, 1924 Las Lomas Rd. NE
(505) 277-4211

College of Nursing
Office: Nursing and Pharmacy Building
Room 152
(505) 272-4223

College of Pharmacy
Office: Nursing and Pharmacy Building
Room 188
(505) 272-0583

College of Population Health
Office: Family Medicine Center
Room 165
(505) 272-4173

University College
Office: University Advisement and Enrichment Center
Suite 105
(505) 277-2631

Bachelor of Integrative Studies and Bachelor of Liberal Arts
Office: University Advisement and Enrichment Center
Suite 180
(505) 277-0122

University Libraries and Learning Sciences
Office: Zimmerman Library
Room 242
(505) 277-4131

Undergraduate Health Professions

Dental Hygiene
Novitski Hall 
Room 204
(505) 272-4513

Emergency Medicine
Innovation, Discovery and Training Complex
(505) 272-5757

Medical Laboratory Sciences 
Health Sciences and Services Building
Room 217
(505) 272-5434

Medical School (Admissions) 
Reginald Heber Fitz Hall
Room 106
(505) 272-4766

Radiologic Sciences 
Health Sciences and Services Building
Room 217
(505) 272-5254

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Office of the Registrar

MSC11 6325
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-8900
Fax: (505) 277-6809