Meet with College Advisors

Meet with a College Advisor/Undergraduate Dean

  • Scheduled academic advising appointments are available Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm.
  • Express Advising is hosted in the East Wing of the 4th floor in Grainger Library
    • Monday through Friday: 1pm - 4PM CDT 
    • February 8: no express advising
    • February 13: express will begin an hour late (2pm - 4pm CDT)
    • March 11-15: virtual express only from 2pm - 4pm CDT
    • April 5: no express advising (Engineering Open House)
    • April 30: express will begin an hour late (2pm - 4pm CDT)

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 your email for the location of your appointment.
    • 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 brief or time-sensitive questions or situations.
  • To meet with Records Staff about degree audit or graduation.
  • In-Person:  Check-In at the Grainger Academic Advising Center Reception desk which is located in the east wing of the 4th floor in Grainger Library.
  • 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 they are 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 Advising:  Wednesdays and Thursdays 2pm - 3pm CST through Zoom ONLY or email with questions.

Express Advising Online Queue James Scholar Online Queue