Our award-winning center's full-time professional advisors are committed to helping students achieve academic and career success. Students are assigned an advisor who will be with them until a major is declared. We guide students as they navigate their educational path toward graduation and help with such topics as:

  • Selecting and scheduling courses
  • Choosing a major
  • Study skills techniques and workshops
  • Determining career paths
  • Preparing for professional schools

Contact Information

The Advising Center is located in Sensenbrenner Hall, Room 005, and is open year-round (excluding university holidays). Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Contact us at (414) 288-5989 if you have questions or would like to make an appointment. To speak with a member of the advising center staff directly, please see our advising staff directory.

FAQs and Student Testimonials

How do I get an advisor?

In the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, students are paired with an academic advisor in one of two ways:

  • The majority of incoming students are assigned to a specific advisor in The Advising Center. These advisor are versed in all majors and areas of study and can help you identify an academic plan that suits you.
  • Some Klingler College of Arts and Sciences faculty members help The Advising Center and advise students until they formally declare their majors. If you indicated an interest in a particular major, you may be assigned to a faculty advisor in the department of your interest. We want to introduce you to the department as soon as possible so you can be sure of your choice of major. 

Do I have to have an advisor?

Yes. Marquette requires you to have an advisor sign off on your schedule before allowing your registration to be processed. We want to ensure you are getting all of the courses you need and progressing toward graduation.

How often should I see my advisor?

As often as you want! But we request that you meet with your advisor at least three times each semester.

Student Testimonials

Evangelia Dimitriades

The Advising Center has been very helpful to me. I was undecided when it came to a major, and my advisor helped me stay on track as we worked through each major I was considering, making the experience a lot less stressful. We found a major that combines my interests and skills, one that will lead me down a career path with diverse opportunities. It’s nice to know that this resource is available to those who are uncertain or those who would just like to know what their course options are. I look forward to every appointment!

Rachael Bush

My academic advisor helped me so much this year! Her advice not just academically, but personally, helped me stay devoted to making myself a better student at Marquette.

Michael Hartmann

The Advising Center is an invaluable resource. The advisors provide a wealth of knowledge and experience to assist students with future college endeavors, ensuring their collegiate experience is the greatest they can achieve. As an incoming freshman and an undecided major, my path through Marquette was obstructed with constant doubt. Under the guiding direction of my advisor, however, I have developed a plan that combines my personal talents with a practical career choice.

Mark Ruz

The Advising Center has always been there to lend a helping hand with problems or questions. My advisor challenged me to become a better student, which I feel has helped me immensely during my time at Marquette.

Juan Vaca

As a confused undergraduate who had a hard time deciding on a major, I was blessed to have The Advising Center guide me through the process. My advisor has been extremely helpful and supportive and really helped make my freshman year a success.

Mayra Roman

As the first in my family to go to college, the Advising Center was a great resource. Not only did my advisor make sure I was on the right track, but she was always available to help me.

Sarah Schultz

My experience with the Advising Center has been outstanding. I received a tremendous amount of support from my advisor, and I’m grateful to be a part of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. I have a great relationship with the advising staff, which has enhanced my overall college experience.