Undergraduate Advising

Student services coordinator: Becky Ryan
Office: 70 A Science Hall
Email: undergrad@nelson.wisc.edu
Office phone: (608) 262-9206
Fax: (608) 262-2273

If you are interested in scheduling an advising appointment, please note the following:

Environmental Studies Certificate Advising

Students with questions about the Environmental Studies certificate are encouraged to make an appointment via the link below. Questions that can be resolved via email may be sent to undergrad@nelson.wisc.edu.

Request a certificate advising/declaration appointment.

Major Declarations

Students wanting to declare or who are interested in learning additional details about the major are strongly encouraged to attend Open Declaration Walk-in Hours, dates and times below. There is no need to sign up for Open Declaration Walk-In sessions. Students are limited to 15 minute sessions and only declaration related questions will be considered.

Students unable to attend a scheduled walk-in session should email undergrad@nelson.wisc.edu for alternate options.

Individual Academic Advising

Advising appointments for students declared in the major can schedule an appointment through WiscCal.

Email Academic Advising

If you have a quick question that does not require a conversation you may email the advisor at undergrad@nelson.wisc.edu. Be sure to email from your wisc.edu email account and include your full name and campus ID number.

If your question cannot be answered over email, you may be asked to make an appointment for further discussion.

Be Prepared for your Advising Appointment

Please bring the following to your appointment:

What to Expect from an Academic Advising Appointment

Academic advisors are available to answer any questions you may have and to make suggestions about other available options. They can help you interpret a degree audit report and make recommendations about completing degree requirements. Advisors can also suggest extracurricular opportunities, such as internships, study abroad or campus activities, and help you start planning for life after graduation.

It is recommended that you see an advisor once a semester to plan for courses and check your progress toward your degree. There are a lot of possibilities that you might not be aware of and sometimes degree requirements can be difficult to understand.