Advising Policies


A UHP hold will be put on your account if you fail to schedule a required Honors advising appointment. This hold will prevent you from registering for the following semester. If you've met with your advisor and a UHP hold still appears on your MyU portal, be sure to click on the hold and check the "effective term." If the effective term is the semester for which you’ll be registering, call the office at 612-624-5522. Otherwise, don't worry.

Please note that a hold placed by your department or by any entity other than UHP must be addressed with that department or entity.

Advisor Email Policy

Honors advisors check email as feasible during their work hours (Monday through Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm). Since they are also in appointments, attending meetings, and working on other projects, they cannot generally respond immediately. Please allow 2 to 3 business days for a response. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the front desk at 612-624-5522.

Orientation and Student Advising Appointments

Meeting with your Honors advisor is intended to be a time where students begin to build a relationship with their advisor. To create a space for this relationship-building, the University Honors Program (UHP) is committed to providing an advising environment that allows the student to feel comfortable and empowered to share their aspirations, their academic successes, and their challenges in a safe environment where the conversation is driven by the student. As such, UHP encourages students to come to appointments without family members or friends. The program understands that this can be a big step for many, but feels it's an integral one in allowing students to take ownership of their experience at the University. Students can, of course, choose to share information with their support system after completion of any advising appointment if they wish.