The University College Advisement Center (UCAC) plays a pivotal role in shaping the early academic success of UNM students. The primary mission of the Advisement Center is the professional and personalized academic advisement of the over 7000 students in University College.
The interaction between students and the Advisement Center begins with their initial academic placement and advisement during Lobo Orientation. This guidance continues for the next 1- 3 years. The Center maintains an intensive advising program for students on academic probation and has created a unique "Second Chance" Program. In order to promote a healthy sense of community and pro-actively participate in the academic careers of the diverse UC student population, the Advising Center also functions within a spectrum of campus wide initiatives and programs that have a direct impact on student success and retention. The Advising Center plays a major role in smoothing the transition to UNM. Staff advisors participate heavily in the design and execution of the advising segments of Lobo Orientation.