Quick Guide to Advising
- Who is my advisor?
You may have a number of advisors at Loyola, such as an academic advisor, faculty advisor(s), and pre-professional advisors for: Pre-health professions, pre-law, career advising and experiential learning opportunities. Your assigned academic and faculty advisor(s) can be viewed under your "Student Center" in LOCUS.
- What are Academic Advisors and Faculty Advisors?
Academic advisors meet enrolled undergraduate student's administrative and educational needs related to course enrollment, academic success and a timely degree completion. Academic Advisors complement your faculty advisors.
Faculty advisors are expert instructors and advisors in your major field, advising on numerous topics such as research opportunities, major-related internship opportunities, independent studies, major-related career options, graduate and professional school exploration.
- How do I contact my advisor?
You may contact your advisor directly with their contact information listed in LOCUS. Click on the "details" link in the "Advisor" box under the Student Center in LOCUS to view your academic advisor and, if assigned, your faculty advisor's contact information. Also, you may contact our office if you have questions at (773) 508-7714 during regular office hours.
- How is my advisor assigned?
Depending upon your school or college, you may have a faculty advisor assigned by the department in which you declare your major. Your academic advisor is assigned by First and Second Year Advising for your first two years and will be your UNIV 101 instructor your first term at Loyola. After your sophomore year you will be re-assigned an academic advisor in your school or college until graduation.Freshman & Sophomore Students ===> First & Second Year Advising Junior & Senior Students ===> Specific College/School Advising