Welcome to the University of Miami.  We are here to help you academically navigate your way through your first year of college.  Along with your academic advisor, your professors and those in many other resource centers on campus, can help you in several ways: choose courses, steer you towards an appropriate major, help you change schools within the University, or answer any other academic concerns that you may have during your freshman year.

One very important person you need to know well is your freshman advisor.  Once you enter UM, you are assigned a freshman advisor who is a faculty member in an academic area you plan to study.  If you decide to not choose a major until you have researched major options and have taken courses in a few different areas, we have a dedicated advisor to assist those students who are unsure about their field of study. We hope to assist you in declaring a major by the end of your freshman year; however, we also have an upperclass advisor dedicated to assist undeclared students.

Need extra help with classes?  Speak to various people in departmental offices.  Meet with someone in the Academic Resource Center to schedule an appointment for peer tutoring.  See our Student Resources page for other options!

Freshman year is a very exciting time and one of many changes.  We hope to make your first year at UM as memorable as possible.  Please stop by the Center for Freshman Advising in Ashe 112 if you have any questions or concerns.

If you'd like to make an appointment with your freshman faculty advisor, please contact them directly. If you'd like to make an appointment with the Center for Freshman Advising, please see the below link or call 305-284-3437.


Center for Freshman Advising
Ashe Annex 112
305-284-3437
Ms. Jan Williams-Eddleman, Manager
Dr. Valerie Gramling, Undeclared Freshmen
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