Stay Healthy, Hawks: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Important COVID-19 Update

Following the order from Harris County, and to protect the health and safety of the UHCL community, all campus operations will continue online, and access to campus will be limited to only essential personnel until further notice.

Academic Advising services are available through email, phone, and video (Zoom). To schedule an appointment, current students download the Navigate App or newly admitted students call 281-283-3087. Make note of your specific questions in the Comments section of Navigate  or indicate questions to advising representative when scheduling your appointment over the phone so we can best prepare for your appointment. If you have any questions, please call us or email us at

For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.

What is Academic Advising?

“Academic Advising is an educational process that, by intention and design, facilitates students’ understanding of the meaning and purpose of higher education and fosters their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning” (National Academic Advising Association, 2004).

Our Advising Services

The Freshman and Sophomore Advising Center focuses explicitly on the needs of freshman and sophomore students, which includes those with college credit earned before high school graduation through Advanced Placement (AP), dual credit, or early college programs. Through the Proactive Advising Session (PAS) program, your assigned adviser will guide you through the major and career exploration process, select classes, research career paths, and acclimate to college life at UHCL. We will also connect you with campus resources that include the Student Success Center, Career Services, Disability Services, Student Life, or Faculty Coach. You are required to meet with your adviser before you register for your first semester and at least two times each semester after until you achieve junior standing (completed 54 semester credit hours). Once you have earned your 54th credit, you will then be advised by your UHCL college advising team, specific to your major. Our ultimate goal is to collaborate with you to help you realize your academic goals.

Vision Statement

Freshmen and Sophomore Advising Center aspires to deliver a continuously evolving and improving advisement program. 

Mission Statement

Freshmen and Sophomore Advising Center is dedicated to proving students with access to proactive advisers who serve as guides through the exploration process, collaborate with students so they may develop as students and realize their academic and life goals. 

Values Statement 

Freshmen and Sophomore Advising Center’s academic advising program values.

  • students as individuals with diverse backgrounds, strengths, values and goals;
  • a holistic approach to advising to meet the diverse needs of our students;
  • teaching and learning in collaboration with students to encourage student involvement, and connection to their academic goals;
  • continuously improving advising program;
  • continuously developing as professional advisers.
  • Freshman and Sophomore Advising

    Phone: 281-283-3087
    Fax: 281-283-3088

    Bayou Building B1408
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 208
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office hours:

    Fall/Spring Hours
    Monday - Friday, 9am - 3:30pm

    by appointment only