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Advising Services

How to see a CLAS advisor

The Academic Advising Center (AAC) is the advising office for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). The AAC provides several advising services for CLAS students, exploratory students, Pre-Health and Pre-Law students, and other students interested in CLAS majors.

Hours and Location

We are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. So that we can accommodate every student, you must come in by 4:30 p.m. The wait list for seeing an advisor often fills up before then, so please try to arrive early, especially during busy periods. We are located in Farrior Hall, which is located on 100 Fletcher Drive. We are across from the Student Health Care Center and Racquet Club. You can find us on the campus map by typing in Farrior Hall.

Walk-In Advising

Most CLAS students see an advisor on a walk-in (first-come, first-serve) basis until 4:30 p.m. To see an advisor, please sign in at the front desk in Room 100, AAC. Please note that at certain times of the year a large number of students may attempt to receive academic advisement at the same time.


Individual advising sessions are available by appointment Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM.- 4:30 PM. To make an appointment with an academic advisor or a Pre-Law advisor, please sign-up in the front lobby of the AAC or call (352) 392-1521 ext. 0 at that time. Please note that we do not make appointments during peak times such as drop/add and advance registration. This allows the AAC to serve the maximum number of students each day.

Please note that if you are more than 5 minutes late to your appointment, it will be cancelled and you will be asked to sign in as a walk-in.

To make an appointment with a Pre-Health advisor, please call (352) 273-4083.

Phone Advising

Phone advisors are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 AM - 10:30 a.m. Please call (352) 392-1521 ext. 0 and ask to speak with a phone advisor. Phone calls are answered on a first call, first served basis. Please note that some requests may only be made in person. We do not remove holds or change majors over the phone.

Phone advising is limited during drop-add periods.

Email Advising

Staff emails are not provided on this site. In order to provide timely responses to inquiries our advisors monitor team email inboxes. You may email a question from our email page for answers to general questions about the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Please note that we are unable to discuss personal academic records via email. We strive to answer all e-mails within 24-48 business hours. However, there might be a delay in response during peak times.

Please note that we cannot remove holds, change majors, or make appointments via e-mail.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

For questions regarding the following topics, please contact the appropriate office:

Avoid "Rush Hour"

Ways to avoid a long wait as a walk-in in the AAC for Advance Registration:

Please note that we stop seeing students at 4:30 p.m. We will ensure that all students who have "signed in" are seen before we leave for the day. To be able to do this during very busy periods, we may close the sign-in list early.

The number of students seeking academic advising in the AAC dramatically increases as we approach advance registration.

Why see a CLAS advisor

The AAC provides academic advising to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) majors, exploratory students, pre-health and pre-law students as well as students who are considering changing to a CLAS major. Here's what we can do for you:

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Academic Advising Center
Farrior Hall
100 Fletcher Drive
PO Box 112015
Gainesville, FL 32611-2015
Phone: 352-392-1521
Fax: 352-392-2905

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