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What is Program Advising?

First-Generation advisors work with college advisors to support the success of first-year students. The program advisor monitors the transition into college life, academic progress, early alerts, and midterm grade reports. ​Students can make an appointment with an advisor through MyUK or by emailing

What to expect?

First-generation advisors utilize a holistic approach, meaning every meeting is individualized to meet the individual students' needs. We go beyond the scope of academics. As a partnership, advisors, and students will create a personal plan of action and review campus resources. Advisors are seeking to conduct an early intervention to prevent any potential barriers/challenges a student may face. Advising meetings are an opportunity to create an advisor and student relationship that is sustained throughout a student's academic journey. 

How to prepare?

Students should come prepared to engage in discussion about any immediate needs or questions as well as future goals. 



East Wing - Gatton Student Center Location C-201
Hours of Operation


8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Student meetings are by appointment, with options to meet in person, virtually, or by phone.  Drop-in services are available in person.