Our Mission


The Undergraduate/Undeclared (U/U) Advising Program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), seeks to empower and impact students throughout their undergraduate experience and serve as a model for undeclared/exploratory advising programs.


The mission of the Undergraduate/Undeclared Advising Program is to assist students without a declared major or in transition between majors with the development and implementation of well-informed decisions about their academic, career, and life goals by providing effective, individualized academic advising.


The U/U Advising Program achieves this mission through the accomplishment of the following goals:

  1. Discover and implement evidence-based advising practices to improve student learning, development, and success.
  2. Foster educational success for U/U’s diverse student populations.
  3. Guide students into successful paths from matriculation into an academic major through to graduation.
  4. Provide effective academic advising to undergraduate students at UCI.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of engaging with U/U Advising, students will:

  1. Identify and use resources and tools to help them to be a successful student.
  2. Identify and engage in opportunities and programs aligned with their educational, career, and life goals.
  3. Connect and communicate with professors, teaching assistants, and other professionals.
  4. Communicate and develop a partnership with an assigned academic advisor.
  5. Assume responsibility for their own academic planning and success.
  6. Develop skills for academic and personal success.
  7. Understand and follow policies, procedures, and deadlines.
  8. Understand the university general education, school, and U/U requirements.
  9. Actively participate in the processes of major exploration and decision making.
  10. Appreciate and value themselves, their accomplishments, and their UCI experience.