Advising Resources

The Importance of Advising

National research has shown that consistent and effective advising can lead to improvements in retention, graduation and overall satisfaction with the college experience. Resources on this webpage are made available to assist UW faculty, staff and professional advisors alike in providing a uniform and consistent advising experience across campus. Obviously, there will be variations within each college and department in how they provide specific advising to their students; however, it is important to have as much uniformity as possible to ensure each student at UW has a positive advising experience.

Each advisor develops his or her personal style for conducting appointments with students. The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) has many resources related to advising that may be useful for faculty, staff and professional advisors to review. The Advising • Career • Exploratory Studies Center (ACES) recommends developing a professional relationship with a clear understanding of the responsibilities of both student and advisor in the advising process. In the words of NACADA “I Advise…You Decide!”


Advising Conversations Archive*

Professional Development Event Archive*

Both of these resources are linked to OneDrive, please reach out to if you are having trouble accessing these resources.

Upcoming Events:

  • Probation/Suspension Info Session

    • Thursday, May 9th, 2024 | 10am - 11am

    • Location: BU 171

    • RSVP here.

  • 2024 Academic Advising Conference

    • Thursday, August 8th, 2024 | 8am - 5pm

    • Location: Union

    • More details to come!

Past Events:

Event Date Link to Archives
SOAR Into Experiential Learning April 11th, 2024  
Major/Minor Updates featuring College of Business & FCSC March 21st, 2024  
Advising Conversations March 7th, 2024  
Minor Madness February 28th, 2024  
Navigating Navigate 2.0 February 8th, 2024  
Webinar: Navigate360 Refresher February 1st, 2024  
Presenting the Honors Major December 14th, 2023  
Fall 2023 Advising Conversations November 9th, 2023  
Pre-Professional Advising October 12th, 2023  


Event Date Link to Archives
Navigating Navigate September 14th, 2023  
2023 Advising Conference August 10th, 2023  
Demystifying Math May 11th, 2023 Demystifying Math 5.11.2023
Disability Support Services Session March 16th, 2023 Disability Support Services Session 3.16.2023
NACADA Regional Conference Recap March 8th, 2023 NACADA Regional Conference Recap 3.8.2023
2023 Annual Administrators Institute Recap February 16th, 2023 2023 Annual Administrators Institute Recap
Block Tuition Info Session February 21st, 2023 Block Tuition Info Session 2.21.2023
SAP Appeal Info Session December 12th, 2022 SAP Appeal Info Session
2022 NACADA Annual Recap November 30th, 2022 2022 NACADA Annual Conference Recap
Career Counseling Interactive Session November 29th, 2022  
Advising Summit September 22nd, 2022 Advising Summit - September 2022
Advising Social August 11th, 2022  


Event Date Link to Archives
NACADA: Building a Trauma-Informed Advising Practice for Racially & Ethnically Diverse Students June 14th, 2022 NACADA - Building a Trauma Informed Advising Practice
Gatekeeping Trainings May 18th, 2022 | June 22nd, 2022 | July 20th, 2022  
May Advising Conversations May 11th, 2022 May 2022 - 5.11.2022
April Advising Conversations April 13th, 2022 April 2022 - 4.12.2022
Appreciative Advising April 7th, 2022 Appreciative Advising 4.7.2022
Exception Request Workshop March 10th, 2022 Exception Request Workshop 3.10.2022
March Advising Conversations March 9th, 2022 March 2022 - 3.9.2022
February Advising Conversations February 9th, 2022 February 2022 - 2.9.2022

UW Training Courses:

To facilitate access, usage, and overall publication of the UW Advisor Training modules we have all the information you need to get started right here! To access the Advisor Training Course follow the below instructions:

  1. Use Firefox or Chrome as your browser for best results.

  2. Go to WyoLearn and click on the UW Training Catalog:

    • Click on UW Advisor Training

    • Click on Advisor Essentials

    Bookmark this page and use it going forward to access the class.

  3. The course goes at your own pace, but takes about ten hours total to complete. There are multiple choice and short-answer knowledge checks at the end of each lesson.

  4. Advisor Essentials covers the basic, day-to-day advising information needed to help most students. Topics include, but are not limited to:

    • FERPA

    • Understanding and using information in students' files

    • Theories and pillars of advising approaches

    • Making sense of degree evaluations

  5. Advanced Advisor Training provides more in-depth knowledge about various student populations and more complicated processes used in advising.

  6. Master Advisor Training is the capstone of the advisor training course and requires advisors to create a personal philosophy of advising.

  7. Upon completion of advisor training, advisors will receive a certificate of completion and have this completion noted on their employee transcripts.

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Contact Us

Advising • Career • Exploratory Studies Center

222 Knight Hall Dept. 3195 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2398


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