Meet with College Advisors

Meet with a College Advisor/Dean (Undergraduate Dean's Advising) 

  • Academic advising appointments are available during normal business hours*.
  • Express Advising (drop-in advising)
    • May 16 - August 12* - Express Advising (drop-in advising) is available from:
      • 10 am - 12 pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
      • 2 pm - 4 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
      • *Due to campus holiday observance, no advising will be available on May 30, June 17, and July 4.
        • Advising will not be available on Thursday, August 4 due to an office-wide retreat.
  • Advising Meetings are conducted In-Person in EH 206, Online using Zoom, or via Phone (students choose).

Schedule a College Advising Appointment 

  • Go to
  • Use NetId and password to log in.
  • Select the "UPO College Advising Appointment" Calendar.
  • Select advisors to see available appointment times.
  • Indicate if the appointment will be In-Person, Online, or via Phone (be sure to include phone number).
  • Schedule appointment.
  • Students should review the email confirmation they receive once the appointment is scheduled. Pertinent information relative to advising modality chosen will be in it!
    • In-Person Appointments:  Check-in at Engineering Hall 206.
    • Online Appointments: Check the email confirmation. If no specific Zoom information provided, students will receive a Zoom link before the appointment to join advising meeting.
    • Phone Appointments:  Advisors will call at the number student provided at the start of the appointment. 

Schedule College Advising Appointment

Meet with a College Advisor/Dean during Express Advising  

  • For quick questions.
  • To meet with Records Staff about degree audit or graduation.
  • In-Person:  Come to Engineering Hall Room 206.
  • Online:  Link to enter Advising Queue: UPO Advisor/Staff Queue
    • Once students enter the queue, they will receive an email from (Reception Staff) confirming queue status.
    • Students will also get an email from the advisor/staff when he/she is ready to meet.
    • For Zoom resources and all technology related questions, check
    • The advisor/staff will wait for 7 minutes from the time the email is sent. Students who fail to enter the Zoom room after 7 minutes will be  removed from the queue for the advisor to see the next student.
    • If the Queue website is down, call the main number at +1 217-333-2280 to see an advisor online.
  • If the Reception Staff believe that a student's question can be answered by email instead of waiting for an advisor, they will communicate with the student via email to clarify.
  • If the Reception Staff believe that a student will need to schedule an appointment instead, the student will receive instructions via email.
  • James Scholars Staff Hours:  Wednesdays and Thursdays 2pm - 3pm CST through Zoom ONLY or email with questions.

Express Advising Online Queue