Your department will assign you an adviser.
Students are required to meet or talk with their adviser before registering for classes. The Graduate School strongly recommends that students meet regularly with their adviser as they play an important role in the graduate student's course of study. Their signature is required on most forms submitted to the graduate school and a student's program of study is not valid until it has been approved by both the adviser and the Graduate School. Students who want to change advisers should check with their department for additional information and instructions.