How Advising Works
How we help
Much of the initial advising new students receive prior to entering UH Hilo comes from the Advising Center. Each summer, the Advising Center plays a leading role in advising incoming freshmen and transfer students.
Advisors in our office help new students get acclimated to the academic journey ahead of them, while also serving as bridges to the advisor they will be assigned to in their major. If students do not have a major, they are assigned to an advisor in the Advising Center. Based on their needs, students may also choose to work with one or more advisors in various offices around campus. New students get assigned an advisor by the 3rd week of their first semester at UH Hilo.
Other advising options
In addition to academic advisors, UH Hilo has other programs that offer specialized advising services to specific populations of students.
Where to begin
Current Student >> With a Major
Current students who have declared a major are automatically assigned a faculty advisor within their department.
To find out who your advisor is, log in to your STAR degree program. If your advisor is unavailable (or if you wish to be assigned a different advisor) just visit the division office which your major falls under to get the ball rolling.
Questions about General Education and other graduation requirements can also be answered by the Advising Center. Setting up an appointment with the Advising Center is easy. Just call (808) 932-7776 or email email@example.com.
Current Student >> Without a Major
General/undeclared students are assigned to the Advising Center. To find out who your advisor is, log on to your STAR degree program. After doing so, call the Advising Center at (808) 932-7776 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, to set up an appointment with your advisor.
Current Student >> Need to Change Major
We're available to meet with students who are either considering a major change or those who have already made up their minds and simply need to fill out the Change of Major form.
To schedule an appointment with the Advising Center, you may either call (808) 932-7776 or email us at email@example.com.
Incoming Student >> Transfer
Incoming transfer students who have declared a major are automatically assigned a faculty advisor within their department by the third week of the semester.
If you are still waiting to be assigned an advisor, you can speak to an advisor at the Advising Center. The transfer journey for each student can be a unique and sometimes trying experience. We're here to help make the transition as seamless as possible. You can schedule an appointment with the Advising Center by calling (808) 932-7776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incoming Student >> Transfer
Freshman are immediately assigned an advisor in the Advising Center based upon the major you have selected Establishing a good connection with your advisor can enhance crucial first steps of your college career.
Your assigned advisor can be found by logging in your STAR.
If you are still waiting to be assigned an advisor, you can also schedule an appointment with the Advising Center by calling (808) 932-7776 or email email@example.com.
We also offer advising help to students who are still deciding on a major. Just call or email to set up an appointment.